Prerequisites: DSP 211 & 212
Credits: 11 - 12

An overview of missions with some specific skill training is introduced during the initial three-month course and then developed further during the field assignment. Topics include: biblical and historical foundations for missions; the nature of the Church; intercultural communication (principles of and skills for learning another language and culture); missions strategy (evangelism and church planting, church growth, intercession and spiritual warfare, healing, signs and wonders, relief and development); personal and team relationships (the worker's relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team).

Depending on where the School of Missions is offered, there may be a particular emphasis on a geographical region, demographic category (e.g., urban, rural poor, etc.) and/or cultural/religious grouping (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Tribals, etc.). Some emphases are:

Frontiers: focuses on unreached people groups among Muslims, Hindus, Tribals and Buddhists. The purpose is to train workers for living and ministering among unreached people groups with church planting as a key strategy in discipling new converts;

Strategic: focuses on deploying pioneering teams as the basic vehicle for addressing strategic areas of need throughout the world. Strategic missions embraces both short-term and long-term strategies to accomplish all aspects of ministry, including the planting of both local churches and missions structures.

Urban: focuses on urban areas. Students study demographic and structural views of cities, cross-cultural strategies for cities, and types of evangelism which are effective in cities.

Asian: focuses on Asian studies, learning research skills, with application to developing effective mission strategy for a particular nation or people group.

Muslim: focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills to minister effectively long-term in a Muslim nation. Students should be able to provide an effective, contextual witness to Muslims, having the skills to be a part of a team starting a new long-term ministry in a Muslim nation.

Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignment are satisfactorily completed.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Credits Start
CHR 235 YWAM Colorado Springs Strategic Frontiers 12 21 Sep 2020 11 Dec 2020
CHR 235 YWAM Salem - Oregon 12 23 Sep 2020 18 Dec 2020
CHR 235 YWAM San Jose 12 25 Sep 2020 18 Dec 2020
CHR 235 YWAM Basel 12 11 Oct 2020 01 Jan 2021
CHR 235 YWAM Orlando 12 05 Jan 2021 26 Mar 2021
CHR 235 YWAM FURNACE NZ 12 18 Jan 2021 09 Apr 2021
CHR 235 YWAM Tyler 12 14 Feb 2021 22 May 2021
CHR 235 YWAM Harpenden 12 24 Mar 2021 18 Jun 2021
CHR 235 JOCUM Recife 12 26 Apr 2021 18 Jul 2021
CHR 235 YWAM Wollongong 12 05 Jul 2021 26 Sep 2021
CHR 235 JOCUM Recife 12 26 Jul 2021 17 Oct 2021
CHR 235 YWAM Tyler 12 05 Sep 2021 17 Dec 2021
CHR 235 YWAM San Jose 12 24 Sep 2021 17 Dec 2021