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UOFN LONAVALA CAMPUS, UOFN PUNE

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

Asha Seva Kendra, PO Box 27
Lonavala
Maharashtra
410401
India

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Apologetics Seminar ( )

This course is designed to give students a thorough understanding about Christian faith and how to share the Gospel of Jesus among different worldviews and helping them to reach out the pluralist context for Jesus, with the credibility of his Gospel, But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, (1Peter 3:15 ESV) and To communicate the Gospel with the Thinkers. Opinion makers, skeptic and people of non-Christian religions. And equipping them in apologetics and allowing them to think and reason, what they believe and how they believe. The heart of the school is that to defend about the truth, that is Jesus Christ is Son of God and the Bible is the Word of God. And it’s not only through words but also through action which is living it out. This course will enable the students to think critically, and get the understanding on how to communicate the Gospel effectively to others. Students also have opportunities to be involved in different Religious studies what their belief about Life, Death, Salvation, God and Eternity. The course will have book reading reports the Authors named C.S Lewis, Norman L Geiseler, Ravi Zacharias Lee Strobel etc.. This is a four weeks of seminar course.

Cross Cultural Worship Ministry ( ATS/CHR 308 )

This seminar is designed to challenge and deepen understanding of those involved in worship ministry to encourage biblical values of worship among people from any cultural background.The seminar includes introductory biblical instruction regarding cultural perspectives (Kairos Course), the study of how different people groups express their worship to God (ethnodoxology) , and how to release the songs and sounds of the nations in worship to God. Goals: 1) to align our hearts with God's heart and perspective of all nations 2) to identify and embrace worship ministry tools to release the songs and sounds of the cultures in worship of God 3) to worship God with the songs, sounds, and expressions unique to each people He created

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: God;s nature and character; God;s intention for individuals, peoples and nations; seeing all of life from God;s perspective; redemption, sin, and the Cross; God;s family - the Church; God;s world - His call and commission; the ministries of YWAM.Focused DTSs: In some locations the DTS is offered with a particular focus, such as the Crossroads DTS, Operation Year DTS, University DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc.Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

English Language Seminar ( HMT143 )

This course offers Teaching 71 lessons,Multi media lessons will be taught thoroughly with pronunciation exercises and grammar,train the ear to listen well,train the mouth to pronounce each sound clearly,learn spelling techniques and memory training,Articulate all 45 sounds of American English,and learn how to use games for practice and drill. Easy English teaching makes learning simple and enjoyable and also to be an English Tutor.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

A course to equip those who feel called to reach out to broken, hurting people. As the entry course into degrees in the College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care, it establishes the foundation stones for a biblical counseling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundation stones include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counseling model; and revelation as a key to change. In addition, each course may address specific counseling models or tools and specific counseling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

Missionary Care Seminar ( CNH 121 )

n addition to giving practical guidelines for encouraging spiritual growth and providing pastoral care for missionaries, this seminar covers a variety of topics relating to missionary life and issues of member care such as: support raising, families in missions, grief, stress management, staff development, singles in missions, team work, and cross-cultural issues.

New Testament Greek ( CHR/HMT 258 )

A survey of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of New Testament Greek, followed by the reading and translation of significant portions of the New Testament. Students learn how to make the best use of dictionaries, concordances, commentaries on the Greek text, etc., enabling them to do their own study of the New Testament.

School of Biblical Studies I ( CHR 213 )

This 12 weeks we study the New testament books except Apostle John's writing and Gospel according to Mathew.. for the beginning 3 weeks we introduce the inductive method using the book of Philemon, Titus, Ephesians and train the students to get the method in this 3 weeks of time. followed by NT history we move into gospel of Mark in the 4th week. then we study Paul's and peter's epistles until the end of the course.

School of Biblical Studies II ( CHR 315 )

in this course of 12 weeks, we study John's epistle and his Gospel for the first 3 weeks and we start with the Old testament books beginning with Pentateuch for next 4 weeks, followed by the old testament Narratives like book of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel for next 3 weeks. Then we move into a new literature called Wisdom literature studying book of Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs and proverb for the last 3 weeks..

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

In this course of 12 weeks, we study the rest of the OT books that we didn't study in SBS I and SBS II. Altogether we study 23 books. 5 books of OT narratives, 17 prophets, 1 gospel. We start with the book of Kings for the 1st week, the 2nd week is book of Chronicles Ezra ,Nehemiah. In the 3rd week we start prophet seminar preparing the students to how to study prophetic books as they will study all the prophets in the next 8 weeks. And the last week we finish with the Gospel of Mathew as the fulfilment of all the Prophets. The last two days we end up with final exam and the graduation for the whole SBS.

School of Evangelism ( CHR 231 )

This course embraces both the message and the methods of evangelism. Its primary purpose is helping the student gain a deeper understanding of the character of God, including His love for the lost. Topics include: An overview of biblical and historical perspectives on missions, people group thinking, cross-cultural communication, pioneer missions, missions and the local Church, the message of the Gospel, revival, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, ministering in the Spirit, personal renewal, spiritual warfare, and evangelism. Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignments are satisfactorily completed.

School of Performing Arts I ( ATS 213 )

This course prepares the student in spiritual, practical, and technical aspects of the performing arts. With the goal of equipping Christian artists both in the context of local church ministry and service in the marketplace, it lays biblical foundations regarding the arts (biblical authority, re-evaluating basic assumptions, reclaiming specific art forms, etc.) and delves into issues of the artist's development in both character and skill. Topics may include: theater arts, mime, dance, music and worship, songwriting and recording, improvisation, communication principles, lighting setup, technical management of the stage, acting technique and rehearsal, directing, set design, and script writing.

School of Transformational Business ( ECD 211 )

STB is a three month course, which includes12 weeks of lecture phase and optional internship. The lecture phase covers: What is Business As Missions, The Biblical Foundation and Historical Foundation of Business as Mission, What is missions, YWAM Values in Business, Entrepreneurship, , Overview of a Business as Mission plan; Vision and Mission Statements and Values; Biblical Perspective of Marketing; Creating with God, Innovation; Sales and Distribution, Risk taking in faith, How to seize the God given opportunity, Leadership in Business; Discipleship in Business (HR), During the lecture phase there are small groups, book reports and a Project-Business With A Mission Plan. Outreach/internship is encouraged as a way to put into practice what one learns in the lecture phase. It will consist of being apart of a Business and practicing difference aspects of the business from being in sales to management to involvement in seeing the financials

School of Worship ( ATS/CHR 261 )

The School of Worship is a three month course (followed by an 8-12 week field assignment) imparting foundational values and principles to those aiming to serve in worship among the nations. Topics include: character and lifestyle as a worshiper, understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in worship, applying worship principles within a cross-cultural context, the biblical and historical aspects of worship, leadership and teamwork, the dynamics of worship and intercession, prophetic ministry and worship, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism. Note: Each SOW varies in emphasis, please check individual SOW websites and folders.

Word by Heart ( CMC 233 )

In this course students will memorize weekly Scriptures from 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 and, 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.