Prequisites: DSP 211 & 212
Credits: 11 - 12

An overview of missions with some specific skill training is introduced during the initial three-month course and then developed further during the field assignment. Topics include: biblical and historical foundations for missions; the nature of the Church; intercultural communication (principles of and skills for learning another language and culture); missions strategy (evangelism and church planting, church growth, intercession and spiritual warfare, healing, signs and wonders, relief and development); personal and team relationships (the worker's relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team).

Depending on where the School of Missions is offered, there may be a particular emphasis on a geographical region, demographic category (e.g., urban, rural poor, etc.) and/or cultural/religious grouping (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Tribals, etc.). Some emphases are:

Frontiers: focuses on unreached people groups among Muslims, Hindus, Tribals and Buddhists. The purpose is to train workers for living and ministering among unreached people groups with church planting as a key strategy in discipling new converts;

Strategic: focuses on deploying pioneering teams as the basic vehicle for addressing strategic areas of need throughout the world. Strategic missions embraces both short-term and long-term strategies to accomplish all aspects of ministry, including the planting of both local churches and missions structures.

Pioneering: focuses on equipping individuals and teams to pioneer new ministries in geograpical areas and societal spheres, and to help clarify callings, develop vision and learn how to implement a pioneer project.

Urban: focuses on urban areas. Students study demographic and structural views of cities, cross-cultural strategies for cities, and types of evangelism which are effective in cities.

Asian: focuses on Asian studies, learning research skills, with application to developing effective mission strategy for a particular nation or people group.

Muslim: focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills to minister effectively long-term in a Muslim nation. Students should be able to provide an effective, contextual witness to Muslims, having the skills to be a part of a team starting a new long-term ministry in a Muslim nation.

Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignment are satisfactorily completed.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Credits Start
CHR 235 YWAM Impact World Tour New Zealand 12 22 Jan 2018 14 Apr 2018
CHR 235 YWAM Chiang Mai (City Office) 12 11 Feb 2018 02 Feb 2019
CHR 235 YWAM Kristiansand 11 03 Apr 2018 20 Jun 2018
CHR 235 YWAM Heidebeek 12 08 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018
CHR 235 YWAM Taipei-Taiw-Taip-Dans-810 12 09 Apr 2018 29 Jun 2018
CHR 235 JCUM Cartagena 12 02 Jul 2018 28 Sep 2018
CHR 235 YWAM Wollongong 12 02 Jul 2018 23 Sep 2018
CHR 235 YWAM Wollongong 12 02 Jul 2018 21 Sep 2018
CHR 235 UIO Grimerud Norway 12 10 Sep 2018 06 Dec 2018
CHR 235 YWAM Tyler 12 16 Sep 2018 21 Dec 2018
CHR 235 YWAM Harbour City (Hong Kong) 12 17 Sep 2018 07 Dec 2018
CHR 235 YWAM Perth 12 07 Oct 2018 29 Dec 2018