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YWAM MADISON

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

PO Box 8503
Madison
WI
53708
United States of America

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SCHOOLS RUN AT THIS LOCATION

Bible School for the Nations ( CHR 225 )

This Bible course with a missions focus gives a complete survey of the Old and New Testament and principles of biblical investigation. Initial topics include: God's nature and character, the nature of man, sin, redemption, the cross, salvation, discipleship, and the Kingdom of God, as well as the history of doctrine. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Bible School for the Nations Seminar ( CHR 125 )

The purpose of this seminar is to help bring personal as well as missions application to the Bible School for the Nations Course, and is known locally as Discipling the Nations Seminar. The seminar will give the students instruction and strategies to use their study of the Bible to identify underlying presuppositions in societies, so as to bring transformation to individuals and nations. The seminar is also designed to give students a historical perspective of the church and missions and the successes and failures of past movements in the advance of the Kingdom of God.

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.

DNA Seminar ( CHR 305 )

Recognizing that leaders are trained through a variety of activities and learning experiences, learning strategies include one-to-one meetings, group sessions, creative intercession, panel discussions, question times, and lectures. Some of the seminars offered in this category are: Leadership Development - This seminar is designed for the experienced YWAM leader who is in need of refreshment, renewal and/or is at a transitional time in their leadership experience. Topics include: identity in Christ, clarity of calling and gifts, stages and models of leadership development, leadership style, strategic planning, conflict resolution, team dynamics, and spiritual, practical and servant leadership. A minimum of five years of missions leadership is required. Slingshot - This leadership seminar is designed so that 18-30 year-old YWAM leaders can embrace the calling, vision and values of the mission. It is often offered in conjunction with key YWAM events, giving students the opportunity to mingle with and learn from seasoned YWAM leaders. Topics include; understanding spiritual leadership, and strengthening godly character and integrity. YWAM DNA - This seminar is usually 1-2 weeks long and focuses on giving both new and experienced YWAM leaders and staff the history, values, purpose and unique family characteristics of YWAM, hence the name YWAM DNA. Taught by senior YWAM leaders, often through a storytelling approach. LTS - These seminars may be offered in conjunction with the Leadership Training School (CHR 345/LTS) or as stand alone seminars apart from an LTS. They are usually 3-6 weeks in length, and deal with many practical leadership and management issues while also training leaders to plan for and carry out the visions from inception to completion.

Foundations for Transforming Nations ( CHR 325 )

This course explores the importance of Christian worldview for every sphere of society. It also teaches a biblical approach to bringing transformation in a given sphere, city, nation, etc. Thus, it seeks to teach both what a discipled nation looks like and how to help bring change to a nation.

Introductory Leadership Practicum I ( CHR 243 )

An extended practical mentoring experience for potential young leaders, including work in many departments in a YWAM centre, one-on-one sessions with leaders, classroom lectures, small group leadership and organizational training. We also facilitate local outreach, vision development and leadership development for the interns.

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

Introductory level leadership courses are known by various names at various YWAM/UofN training centres, but generally have similar goals of training staff and leaders at those centres, equipping staff for servant leadership and giving opportunity for personal growth and development. Topics will vary according to the location. Typical topics include understanding YWAM history and values, spiritual disciplines for leaders, time management, fund-raising, personal ministry development, calling, purpose and vision, identity of a leader, conflict resolution, and other topics pertitent to leadership development in a particular locale.