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YWAM LAKESIDE

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

501 Blacktail Road
Lakeside
MT
59922
United States of America

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Audio Production ( ATS 267 )

The Audio Production Course takes place in a working studio (Studio 501) and is designed to give the student hands-on experience in producing and engineering music. It is a highly specialized program focused on all technical aspects of sound production. It is a course designed to impart missionaries with the skills needed to work as music engineers, producers and musicians.

Biblical Teaching and Preaching School ( CHR 371 )

The Biblical Teaching and Preaching School (BTPS) gives students training and practical experience in communicating 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, Mission training schools or on the mission field. The students will learn practical skills in effective communication, and 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.

Church History Seminar ( CHR 151 )

From the first century to the period of the early Church Fathers, to the Middle Ages and into the Reformation and Age of Revival, this seminar covers the breadth of Church History up to the present time, with a view to gain understanding about the future of the Church as well.

Community Development School ( DEV/HMT 365 )

The Community Development School provides training in a biblical approach to community transformation for all spheres of society. Beginning with the holistic development of the individual and his or her relationship with God, the principles and practices of this course are designed to enable change in varied settings, from rural to urban, with a mind towards the current possibilities of the globalized world. The course is designed to equip students with skills that will empower communities of varying size to initiate and accomplish strategic activities, with the ultimate goal of bringing life and growth according to God's purposes as He establishes His kingdom on earth. As such, the course's curriculum provides a solid working knowledge of transformational development values and skills, while also emphasizing the building up of godly character and healthy relationships in and among participants.

Community Development Seminar ( DEV 165 )

This seminar is designed to introduce participants to key issues related to community development, including what is understood by the terms community and development, focusing on holistic, biblical community development and critical issues relating to avoiding dependency and promoting empowerment of communities. There is also discussion of the difference between relief and development and the importance of knowing what is an appropriate response to each, as well as an introduction to doing community assessment based on an appreciative rather than a wholly needs-based approach.

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). Our DTS program is rooted in the U of N DTS curriculum which is based on 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: At different time the DTS is offered with a particular focus, such as the Endurance DTS, Revive DTS, Dance DTS, Musician's DTS, Crossroads DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

DTS Leadership Development ( DSP 141 )

This program is designed to equip YWAM/U of N staff to create and lead YWAM Discipleship Training Schools, including both teaching and outreach phases, in alignment with the apostolic vision, foundational values, purpose, outcomes, curriculum and guidelines of the DTS. It is designed to develop individuals in terms of their leadership, and their personal growth. It is applicable to all YWAM/UofN leaders and staff, aiding in their understanding of discipleship, leadership, and personal spiritual development as a discipling-leader. Those outside of YWAM serving in Christian ministry capacities will also find the course highly beneficial.

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.

New Testament Seminar ( CHR 129 )

The seminar provides the student with the opportunity to engage in and thoughtfully reflect on the central themes and critical questions of the New Testament.

Old Testament Hebrew ( CHR/HMT 257 )

An introductory study of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew, including graded readings, translation and interpretation of portions of the Hebrew Old Testament. Successful students acquire the skills necessary to correctly analyze, translate and interpret the Hebrew text as well as engage with dictionaries, concordances and technical commentaries on the Hebrew text, to enable them to do their own study of the Old Testament.

Old Testament Seminar ( CHR 128 )

The seminar will center on the Old Testament theme of the establishment of God's rule, and it's theological contribution to the unfolding story of God's plan of salvation. Special attention will be given to historical settings and historical issues, the Hebrew text, literary types and The Story of Israel.

Outdoor Ministry Program I ( ATS 283 )

The Outdoor Ministry Program will introduce interns to doing ministry in outdoor adventures through training, lectures, reading, and hands on experience as they learn what it means to guide people in the outdoors safely as they use outdoor adventures as a way to promote growth in individual lives. They will get a chance to work with DTS students and other staff here on the ywam base in the outdoors once or twice a week by taking them on rock climbing, backpacking, and camping trips. They will be learning about leading groups of people and facilitating outdoor adventures in the winter which includes avalanche safety, winter camping/survival, snowshoeing, and backpacking. Their Field Assignment will be at least 5 weeks long and will take place in one of our target nations (Nepal, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan, Ukraine). While there we will be partnering with local christian ministries to help them achieve some of their goals that God has put on their hearts and with ministries that focus on project developments, and justice issues in remote villages. After their field assignment they will be focusing on mountaineering, advanced rock climbing, High and low ropes, Wilderness First Responder, and working as a secondary guide helping prepare and lead outdoor trips with our Endurance DTS that is run during the summer months here in Montana.

Outdoor Ministry Program II ( ATS 284 )

The Outdoor Ministry Internship will introduce interns to doing ministry in outdoor adventures through training, lectures, reading, and hands on experience as they learn what it means to guide people in the outdoors safely as they use outdoor adventures as a way to promote growth in individual lives. They will get a chance to work with DTS students and other staff here on the ywam base in the outdoors once or twice a week by taking them on rock climbing, backpacking, and camping trips. They will be learning about leading groups of people and facilitating outdoor adventures in the winter which includes avalanche safety, winter camping/survival, snowshoeing, skiing and backpacking. Their Field Assignment will be at least 5 weeks long and will take place in one of our target nations (Nepal, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan, Ukraine). While there we will be partnering with local christian ministries to help them achieve some of their goals that God has put on their hearts and with ministries that focus on project developments, and justice issues in remote villages. After their field assignment they will be focusing on mountaineering, advanced rock climbing, High and low ropes, Wilderness First Responder, and working as a secondary guide helping prepare and lead outdoor trips with our Endurance DTS that is run during the summer months here in Montana.

Readings in Biblical Studies ( CHR 215 )

Directed Readings in Biblical Studies

School of Biblical Studies I ( CHR 213 )

This is the first in a series of three courses that make up the School of Biblical Studies (SBS). This course sequence surveys the whole Bible using the inductive approach (observation, interpretation and application). This course may serve as a core course in all bachelor's degree programmes. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

School of Biblical Studies II ( CHR 315 )

This course is a continuation of the School of Biblical Studies, using the inductive approach to finish up the books in the New Testament, and then move into the Old Testament. The New Testament books for this course (quarter) are: 2 Peter, Jude, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, John, Revelation. The Old Testament books for this course (quarter) are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuels, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs.

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

As the final course in the SBS series, this continuation of training in using the inductive approach to studying the Bible. It finishes up the Old Testament, last book in the course is Matthew, then the students graduate. The Old Testament books covered this course (quarter): Proverbs, 1 & 2 Kings, Amos, Zephaniah, Hosea, Job, Micah, Isaiah, Joel, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Obadiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Daniel, Esther, Haggai, Malachi, Ezra, Nehemiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Chronicles. Lastly, finish with Matthew.

School of Dance I ( ATS 215 )

The first quarter of this School of Dance sequence provides students with intense dance training and study. It will include modern ballet and jazz technique, improvisation, dance history, anatomy, dance production techniques, composition and several other topics related to dance and missions. Professional Christian artists will teach all aspects of the course and there will be opportunities for performance at local events.

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 as the 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 of worship, spiritual warfare, songwriting and musicianship, worship in missions and evangelism and Recording week. Note: Each SOW varies in emphasis, please check individual SOW websites and folders.

Sexual Integrity ( CNH 155 )

Sexual Integrity Also known as the BOLD Seminar - Boldly Discipling The Sexually Broken - is the culmination of years of professional, personal, and ministry experience working with the broken and identity-confused, and those who work and minister to them. BOLD provides the participant with a scriptural foundation for Godly sexuality, background perspective of the systems that lead to abusive environments, how they mold individual sexual identity and repetitive patterns of destructive behaviors, how to identify identity-fractures in students (and self) and how to practically disciple these people toward wholeness in Christ that flows over into transformed lifestyle. Guidelines for reporting abusive situations to legal authorities will presented. And finally, participants will identity YWAM's resources and limitations in discipling the student or staff who needs in-depth help. The SEXUAL INTEGRITY Seminar, also known as The BOLD Seminar, will provide the participant with a scriptural foundation for Godly sexuality, purity and holiness, an understanding of the roots of sexual struggles, principals of discipleship for sexual wholeness in Christ, resources and limitations within the YWAM setting and guidelines for reporting abusive situations to the legal authorities. The Sexual Integrity Seminar , also known as The BOLD Seminar is offered to YWAM School Leaders and will provide a peer level learning and processing experience. For 2016, the Sexual Integrity Seminar, also known as The BOLD Seminar, will be presented as a 2 week seminar in YWAM Lakeside, Montana base, 7-20 August, 2016, with plans to expand the length to 6 weeks in 2017 and beyond. The $1500 6-week cost will be adjusted for the 2-week seminar.

TESOL ( 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.

The Apostle Paul ( CHR 116 )

The Study of the Apostle Paul Seminar provides the opportunity to engage with two classic textbooks on the subject of the apostle Paul, his writings and theology. The subject of the theology of the apostle Paul is far too vast to examine exhaustively in one semester. Thus this seminar is designed to analyze and interpret the "building blocks," i.e., the major themes and topics that form the foundation of the Apostle Paul's theology. The goal of better understanding the theology of Paul is that the student will be better equipped to teach from the Pauline corpus so that the Body of Christ might be built up.

The Well - Worship: Experiential Leadership & Learning ( CHR 267 )

The Well is a hands on training and practicum program for worship leaders and musicians who would benefit from opportunities to lead in various settings, both in and outside of YWAM. This program is designed to challenge musicians by moving beyond simple worship sets towards a more integrated worship model that places a high emphasis on response to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Each participant will have multiple opportunities to lead on our campus but also in various venues where we will travel to minister. We will be engaging in 24 hour worship times, church ministry, character development, and skill development while improving our own personal capacity to engage with God in a meaningful and deep worship culture. Participants will work alongside experienced leaders in order to glean from one another’s perspectives.

Word by Heart (Lakeside) ( 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.