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JOCUM FORTALEZA

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

Caixa Postal 86
Aquiraz
CE
61700-000
Brazil

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Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with an 11 or 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by an 8-12 week practical field assignment. It is a prerequisite for all other courses in the University of the Nations, and also serves to orient and prepare all new Youth With A Mission (YWAM) staff. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating their relationship with God and identifying their unique gifts and callings. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to; Go into all the world and teach (make disciples of) all nations. (Matthew 28:19). The curriculum is in the following six major categories: Gods nature and character; Gods intention for individuals, peoples and nations; seeing all of life from Gods perspective; redemption, sin, and the Cross; Gods family - the Church; Gods world - His call and commission; the ministries of YWAM.Focused DTSs:

Family Ministry School ( CNH 223 )

An introduction to the biblical foundations of marriage and family life targeting five major themes related to effective ministry to families: the biblical model of family, God's design for marriage, godly parenting, Christian family counseling principles, and the role of the family in ministry. Students can anticipate growth and development in their personal lives, in their families and in their ability to minister to other families. This course prepares students to disciple other families through the use of family camps, marriage seminars, relationship seminars and parenting seminars. Students are also introduced to premarital counseling tools in the school so they can effectively prepare couples for marriage.

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

Leadership schools come in different forms, designed to meet the needs of the students, equipping them for servant leadership while giving opportunity for personal growth and development. Two emphases offered in this category of school are: The school of Introduction to Leadership Principles in Brasil is called the School of Training for Discipleship Leaders. During this school students discover and develop their gifts and talents in leadership roles. It is adapted to the context of the language and culture of Brasil. Some of the topics are: understanding the core values of YWAM, perspectives on missions, generational thinking, transforming cultures, personal fund-raising, worship and evangelism, personal ministry development, public speaking, spiritual authority, and conflict resolution.

Social Justice Seminar ( HMT 165 )

This seminar is designed to promote a healthy understanding of injustice and the Christian response to it. Students will be mobilized and connected to others who are pursuing a long term missions calling as an activist or in communities impacted by the global sex trade. The majority of lectures will be held in the context of YWAM's Lighthouse building located in the center of the Red Light District in Amsterdam. In a live-learn environment using a combination of lectures, dialogue and hands-on experience in ministering to others, students will gain understanding concerning issues of commercial sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and prostitution from multiple perspectives.

TESOL Seminar ( HMT 147 )

This seminar teaches those who will teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It covers all aspects of teacher training such as methods and techniques of teaching English, language acquisition issues, course design, lesson planning, classroom management and the parts and sounds of the English language.

Word by Heart ( CMC 233 )

In this course students will memorize between 7 to 12 minutes per week of one of the Gospels in their native language and tell it as an eyewitness might have done. They will learn storytelling skills and practice natural memory techniques that differ from a rote approach; Using the tools of an actor/storyteller, they will create imaginary memories to see what the eyewitnesses saw and say what they meant, with the goal of developing honest, technique-free communication that compels audience attention.