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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: 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 DTS’s: In some locations the DTS is offered with a particular focus, such as the Crossroads DTS (YWAM CDTS), Operation Year DTS, University DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Mission Europe (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 09 Jan 2019 15 Apr 2019

School of Evangelism ( CHR 231 )

The purpose of the course is to give the student teaching, training and practical experience in living, leading and planting missional communities in Europe. The lecture phase includes topics such as leadership, church planting, pioneering, evangelism, how to share the Gospel in a way relevant to European culture & mindsets, community-life, impacting the spheres of society, personal growth etc. The course is part of "Mission:Europe" a churchplanting ministry based in YWAM Skien. The students are practically involved in church planting and missional communities during lecture phase as well as during outreach, which gives them a holistic learning-experience. The course consists of a 5 months lecture-phase and a 3 months outreach. The students plan and lead their own outreach in a European city in the context of a local pioneering / church planting ministry.