Prayer, Worship and Revival

Are you passionate about prayer and worship? Are you crying out for revival in your generation? We want to raise up a company of worshipers and intercessors who know how to tear down the kingdom of darkness through worship, intercession, and demonstrations of the power of God to the lost.
Plan to be ruined for the ordinary and become more passionate about the things on the Father’s heart. Come join us and let’s chase after God together.

Outreach to Africa with a DTS with YWAM

“Oh, the fullness, the pleasure, the sheer excitement of knowing God here on earth.”

Jim Elliot

Cry out to God in the beauty of holiness

The School of Prayer, Worship and Revival is an experiential course that combines relevant teaching with an atmosphere of God’s presence. Passionate prayer and worship will be cultivated in an environment of creativity as we journey together into God’s heart for revival.
A typical day will begin with a time of soaking worship and preparing to receive impartation and teaching for the day. Mornings will include time for creative expression, worship and prayer, which will lead into the teaching of the day. In the afternoons we will make practical application of the teaching, through weekly harp and bowl prayer times, prayer walks, local outreach, and team building. Our evenings will be spontaneous times of fun, relationship building and worship.


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Form School of Worship

Fall School (3 months)

The full POWER school will begin in Fall 2018. This is a three-month program. The first two months will take place at our beautiful YWAM Chico campus where fathers and mothers of prayer, worship and revival will share their hearts and stories with us in an interactive learning environment. Afterwards, we will take an international field trip, traveling to Israel, applying what we have learned and joining other revivalists to cry out for revival. After the international outreach we will return to the YWAM Chico campus, where we will spend our final week sealing the work God has done and commissioning our students to go out and spread revival fires!


The calling to worship God in spirit and in truth is a key component in coming into agreement with Him to bring revival into the nations. Worship brings us into the place of intimacy and personal encounter with God. As we enter His presence, recognizing His desire to redeem all the world to Himself, we can respond. Our worship becomes a prophetic utterance, making way for the expansion of the kingdom of God. This also prepares His people to be intercessors that walk in step with Jesus, the great intercessor.


In this critical hour for our nation and the world, we need more than ever to humble ourselves before God and be the revival we are crying out for. We aspire to be a company of prayer warriors who would stand against injustice and pray for God’s justice in the nations. Are you willing to lay down your life in prayer so that God’s Kingdom can be manifest in this dark hour? 


At this crossroads in our nation’s history, we desperately need revival and a true move of God. We yearn to see people have an encounter with God’s transforming love leading to true repentance and salvation. Come and join us for this season and let’s stand upon the shoulders of those who have gone before us and pray for revival.

“Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.”

D. L. Moody

Ken Winton

Ken Winton formerly directed The Prayer House in Chico. He has a great passion to see the bride of Christ step into her destiny as His beloved, powerful ones.

Harp & Bowl

Ken Winton is a transparent conversationalist; his inspiring teachings have motivated companies of people around the world into living their lives lighter.

Ken is edgy, relatable, some times a goof, but always influential. More


Jen Miscov

Founding director of Destiny House, a ministry that cultivates communities of worshipers. Destiny House has a 100-year vision for worship to be released in the context of family.

Revival History

Jen teaches revival history at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and facilitates Writing in the Glory workshops at Destiny House.

Jen is author of various books, including her most recent, Ignite Azusa: Positioning for a New Jesus Revolution. More jennifer-miskov

Richie Seltzer

Above all Richie's heart is to lead people into an encounter with the Presence of God.

Spiritual Awakening

Richie is Senior Leader of Imagine Church which he and his wife Chelsea planted in 2011. Supernatural ministry is a lifestyle for Richie and those He leads. He travels the world igniting passion for the presence of God and equipping the body of Christ to joyfully carry on the ministry of Jesus in everyday life.


What you should know

You should apply as early as possible since it takes time to process applications. Particularly if you are a foreign student needing to apply for a visa, this can take several months.

Requirements:Applicants must be 17 years old. The short course is open to Christians who want to grow in their passion for worship, prayer, and revival. Applicants for the five-month course must have completed a DTS with YWAM.

Students will receive Certification of Completion upon graduation from the course, Graduates may qualify for credits from the University of the Nations.

Student housing is in the Lodge, dormitory style housing on our campus. Most rooms have attached bathrooms. Living, kitchen and dining spaces are shared. All meals while on campus are served in our hotel dining room.

During the mobile portion of the school students might be sleeping on church floors or in guest housing.

From a resort hotel built in 1923 to a comprehensive campus that covers nearly 500 acres and includes more than 80 buildings, YWAM Chico is a pedestrian-friendly campus nestled in a beautiful canyon, with many open spaces and a park-like environment that enhances the natural beauty of the canyon ridges, woods and creeks. Our campus provides something for everyone. From miles of hiking trails to tennis and volleyball courts to our Olympic-sized swimming pool, there are endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Our expansive grounds provide ample space for spending time alone with God, or hanging out with people, or just getting away from it all. The hotel lobby has sitting areas, WiFi, a bookstore and a snack bar. You can visit our prayer room and soak in God’s presence, or jam in worship in Ebenezer Hall.  Get a Photo Tour of our campus.

A typical weekly schedule includes interactive teaching, corporate worship and intercession with staff and other students, times of creating with God, soaking times of worship, prayer walking local cities, treasure hunts, and serving together in practical areas on campus. Some weekends have scheduled activities. Most Sundays are open for you to find a local church to join with in worship and fellowship.
Notification of acceptance is given upon receiving all your required forms. Once accepted, you will receive a list of what to bring, visa information and other specifics. Since there is limited space and staff, it is not always possible to accommodate everyone who applies. Whenever possible, applicants are referred to other training centers or given the option of waiting for an opening in the following school.

Please bring bibles, journals, and other personal items as needed. Also, due to our mobile phase of the school please bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Upon acceptance, you will receive a suggested packing list.

Dates & Costs:

September 19 – December 14 2018 (3 month school)

School Fees: TBT
Outreach Fees: TBD

Registration Fees : $50 single $80 per couple (The registration fee must be sent in with the application)

John & Jana Knoch
John & Jana KnochSchool leaders
John and Jana Knoch have been in full-time ministry all 22 years of their marriage. Since beginning with YWAM in 1989 and ’91, they have worked in many areas including school leadership, base leadership and outreach coordination. They have also had pastoral roles, as well as ministry roles outside of YWAM. Their passion for prayer and revival compels them to find others of like heart to pray and believe for the next move of God in the US.

“When I attended this school, my life was changed. The Lord opened my eyes to greater revelation of who He is, gave me greater understanding of the supernatural and the “ways of the Spirit”. Through the biblically based revelatory teaching I was awakened in a new way to the glorious truth of the power of prayer, hearing His voice and deep intercession for the nations. The school ignited in me a hunger for more of Jesus and to know Him in deeper intimacy whilst partnering with Him in prayer to see His Kingdom established.

I cannot recommend the Prayer School and John and Jana Knoch highly enough. Not only will you encounter Jesus at a deeper level and see the fire of God ignite your gifting and hunger for more, but I believe you will enter into a greater awakening in your prayer life. John and Jana lead with great integrity, humility and purity of heart. They have a stunning depth of intimacy with Jesus that will inspire you to seek Him more and step into all He has for you. It is with great honor and thankfulness that I endorse the POWER School and my friends John and Jana Knoch to you. “

Lana Vawser


Our Location

Our Campus

We have 500 acres of rugged, adventurous beauty at our Richardson Springs campus. From hiking to swimming to soccer or basketball, there are lots of fun activities to do with friends. Maybe you just want to have a cafe latte and spend some time with God beside the fireplace. There are many places to go and things to do here.

DTS with YWAM, Bicycles in Chico, California


Though a city of more than 100,000, Chico retains a small town feel. It has a thriving downtown, several good farmers markets and a university. Chico is a bike town and is criss-crossed throughout with great trails. Bidwell park in the center of town is one of the largest municipal parks in the USA.

DTS with YWAM Snow in Sierra Nevada Mountains near Chico, California

Sand & Snow

California’s geography makes various activities easily accessible. In a very short time, you can drive east to Lassen NP or Lake Tahoe to sled, ski or snowboard. Or you could drive west to the Pacific coast for a day at the beach. Nearby are also Lake Oroville and the Sacramento River.

DTS with YWAM, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California


Though we LOVE our rural location, and the small-town feel of Chico, we are a short drive from places like San Francisco, Sacramento, and Redding.