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YOUTH WITH A MISSION

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Advanced Family Studies ( FAM 351 )

This 20-24 week AFS course offers a lecture and field assignments phase allowing students to assimilate and apply the teaching more effectively in a family & team context. The AFS course considers the Family of Origin model by Murray Bowen introduced in the FSS FAM 2xx course to be the primary model for understanding the dynamics of family life. This model provides for a holistic approach by taking all members of the family into consideration. Using the Old Testament patriarchal families( Abraham,Issac and Jacob) as a case study. The curriculum has been designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of and skills to use with the two major models introduced in the FFS FAM 2xx; provides key skills for Mentoring/Coaching; an In-depth look at the Godly Father as the Key to Family Life; Healthy Sexuality and the study of the Post-Modern Family. The Family of Origin & Genogram models are required major key components within the advanced Course. In the twelve week lecture phase, that leaves additional weeks that can be devoted to current societal family topics. Under each section the purpose for that section is defined with a list of required specific topics. The six sections (Family of Origin, Genogram, Mentoring/Coaching Skills, Godly Father as the Key, Healthy Sexuality and Post-Modern Family) are to be viewed as the central core, around which the AFS course template is to be built. During the lecture phase skills of using the two models and integrating them to assess the health of families to the third generation.

Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

This is an inductive biblical studies course designed for artists. Frequent artistic response to the Scriptures will give the student experience extracting content for their art form. Students will create artwork based on biblical themes, striving for heart change of their audience. Some artistic experience is required: music, dance, drama, or visual art. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Biblical Teaching and Preaching School ( CHR 371 )

The Biblical Teaching and Preaching School (BTPS) gives students training and practical experience in ministering the Word of God in a variety of different contexts. The aim of the school is to equip students who already have a thorough understanding of the Scriptures for a ministry of teaching and preaching in churches or on the mission field. The students learn practical skills in effective communication, and they are given help in focused study and heart preparation. The intended result is the preaching and teaching of a message rooted in an accurate interpretation of the Bible and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Communication & Culture I ( HMT 243 )

The Communication and Culture Course is designed to equip non-native English speakers with a heart for missions by increasing their English communication skills in all areas while learning about different cultures. Classroom instruction utilizes interactive methods of learning that are fun and effective.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture I HMT 243 11 English 11 Jan 2019 30 Mar 2019
Communication & Culture I HMT 243 11 English 05 Apr 2019 22 Jun 2019
Communication & Culture I HMT 243 11 English 07 Jul 2019 21 Sep 2019
Communication & Culture I HMT 243 11 English 29 Sep 2019 15 Dec 2019

Communication & Culture II ( HMT 244 )

This may be a continuation of HMT 243 or will be the first course for those who qualify to begin with this level.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture II HMT 244 11 English 11 Jan 2019 30 Mar 2019
Communication & Culture II HMT 244 11 English 05 Apr 2019 22 Jun 2019
Communication & Culture II HMT 244 11 English 07 Jul 2019 21 Sep 2019
Communication & Culture II HMT 244 11 English 29 Sep 2019 15 Dec 2019

Communication & Culture III ( HMT 245 )

For those who have taken HMT 243 and 244 this will be a continuation of Communication and Culture learning at a higher level in all the language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing.)

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture III HMT 245 11 English 11 Jan 2019 28 Mar 2019
Communication & Culture III HMT 245 11 English 05 Apr 2019 22 Jun 2019
Communication & Culture III HMT 245 11 English 07 Jul 2019 21 Sep 2019
Communication & Culture III HMT 245 11 English 29 Sep 2019 15 Dec 2019

Communication & Culture IV ( HMT 246 )

Non-native speakers of English who are already somewhat proficient will be able to take this course, whether they gained their proficiency through taking previous course with the University of the Nations or elsewhere. Applicants who have not taken HMT 243-245 will be required to demonstrate proficiency to the same level.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture IV HMT 246 11 English 11 Jan 2019 28 Mar 2019
Communication & Culture IV HMT 246 11 English 05 Apr 2019 22 Jun 2019
Communication & Culture IV HMT 246 11 English 07 Jul 2019 21 Sep 2019
Communication & Culture IV HMT 246 11 English 29 Sep 2019 15 Dec 2019

Communication & Culture V ( HMT 247 )

This course focuses on upper-intermediate to advanced level English, preparing students for further studies and/or preaching and teaching through the medium of English. Coursework will also include preparation for cross-cultural adaptation in English-speaking cultures and international contexts.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture V HMT 247 11 English 11 Jan 2019 28 Mar 2019
Communication & Culture V HMT 247 11 English 05 Apr 2019 22 Jun 2019
Communication & Culture V HMT 247 11 English 07 Jul 2019 21 Sep 2019
Communication & Culture V HMT 247 11 English 29 Sep 2019 15 Dec 2019

Couples & Family Counseling ( CNH 327 )

This course has a four-fold purpose: 1) to raise up Christian family counselors; 2) to repair the breaches caused by dysfunction in the family; 3) to restore biblical foundations in society that will effectively meet the challenges of modern day life in the family, church, work, and culture; and 4) to introduce students to effective and unique interventions that can make a significant difference in family relationships. Designed to help train and equip students in systemic theory, practice, and ministry for healthy lifestyle changes, this course will be taught with a focus on the three major phases of systemic development and theory.

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, 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
Classic Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 11 English 11 Jan 2019 30 Mar 2019

DTS Staff Training Seminar ( DSP 121 )

This course is designed to train DTS staff and leaders to more effectively lead DTSs. It addresses the participants' personal relationship with God, their understanding and practice of YWAM’s Foundational Values, the DTS Purpose, Outcomes, Curriculum and Guidelines, as well as instilling basic leadership skills to provide an environment conducive to Spiritual Formation. Attention will also be given to DTS administration and U of N registration.

Family Studies - Family of Origin Model ( FAM 152 )

This two week seminar is designed to provide students with a model in which they can understand the dynamics of family life. This model looks at the 8 elements that have an impact on the nuclear family(family of origin). Understanding these elements, examined in a holistic way, helps the student to evaluate a family's interpersonal life dynamics. The course consists of one week of learning the core elements of the Family of Origin model and observing them in the students Family of Origin. The second week consists of applying the model along with the Genogram model in diagramming these elements in the Old Testament three generational patriarchal family of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Foundations for Counseling Ministry CNH 211 12 English 11 Jan 2019 06 Apr 2019

Foundations for Family Studies ( FAM 251 )

This U of N course introduces students to the Christian biblical foundational concepts of family life, presents a model for the study and understanding the dynamics of family life, and introduces basic tools for helping relate to families. The three-month lecture phase presents a template with the curriculum broken down into nine major categories, with minimum of one week of a school devoted to each of these categories. The nine categories are to be viewed as the central core, around which the FFS template is to be built. The nine categories are: Biblical worldview of family, a biblical family model, Family of Origin model, marriage relationship, parenting, basic 1-2 hour seminar skills, Family Life, Skills for helping families, and family ministering together. Students can anticipate a challenge to personal growth in and development of Christian character traits. Students will increase their competence in their ability to minister to other families.

Humanities & Science: A Christian Perspective ( HMT/SCI 211 )

This core course of the U of N aims to present, examine, and celebrate Gods truth and work in every area of life, in alignment with Philippians 4:8, an exhortation to meditate on ;whatever is true, honorable, just, sacred, lovely and of good report; It encompasses the humanities and science and technology, looking at the achievements and failures of individuals, societies, and nations, past and present. The course allots eight weeks of study to humanities, and four weeks to science, though the goal is an integrated approach. Topics include: the history of civilization from ancient times to the present, the meaning of worldview, language and culture, history of science, the practice of science, stewardship principles, appreciating literature and art, world politics and justice issues. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Humanities & Science: A Christian Perspective HMT/SCI 211 12 English 05 Apr 2019 29 Jun 2019

Marriage Enrichment Seminar ( FAM 133 )

This FFI Family Foundations International material introduces students to the understanding the a Covenant marriage is an unilateral, unconditional, irrevocable promises that can only be broken by death. The purpose of this course is to equip individuals, families and communities transformed by God`s culture of blessing, and to facilitate life-changing experiences with God.

Principles of Redeeming Cultures ( ATS/HMT 227 )

The course focuses on redemptive elements of God's truths planted within Cultures to see freedom, healing and transformation come to the people, their cultures and nation. Students will be developed and mentored in these elements, giving them skills to unearth God's purposes in cultures, bringing glory and honor before the Throne of God as they walk out their callings in every sphere of society. The school will further equip students to also train others that will do like wise to see transformation in communities around the earth.

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 (Worcester) ( 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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Word by Heart CMC 233 12 English 05 Apr 2019 29 Jun 2019