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YWAM NORTH CASCADES

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

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Advance-Ministry & Leadership 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. 

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Advance-Ministry & Leadership Development CHR 241 12 English 15 Jun 2023 08 Sep 2023
Advance-Ministry & Leadership Development CHR 241 12 English 20 Jun 2024 13 Sep 2024
Advance-Ministry & Leadership Development CHR 241 12 English 19 Jun 2025 12 Sep 2025

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with a 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. This course will be offered with a varying focuses. Each focus will be applied through additional class time and will not alter the basic course curriculum of this school. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with a 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. This course will be offered with a varying focuses. Each focus will be applied through additional class time and will not alter the basic course curriculum of this school. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Music & Worship Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 19 Jan 2023 14 Jul 2023
Adventure Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 19 Jan 2023 14 Jul 2023
Dance Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 20 Jan 2023 14 Jul 2023
Adventure Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 08 Jun 2023 01 Dec 2023
Justice & Mercy Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 08 Jun 2023 01 Dec 2023
Music & Worship Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 08 Jun 2023 01 Dec 2023
Photography Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 08 Jun 2023 01 Dec 2023
Adventure Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 14 Sep 2023 08 Mar 2024
Barista Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 14 Sep 2023 08 Mar 2024
Music & Worship Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 14 Sep 2023 08 Mar 2024
Photography Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 14 Sep 2023 08 Mar 2024
Dance Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 18 Jan 2024 12 Jul 2024
Music & Worship Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 18 Jan 2024 12 Jul 2024
Adventure Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 18 Jan 2024 12 Jul 2024
Adventure Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 06 Jun 2024 29 Nov 2024
Justice & Mercy Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 06 Jun 2024 29 Nov 2025
Photography Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 06 Jun 2024 29 Nov 2024
Music & Worship Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 06 Jun 2024 29 Nov 2024
Photography Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 12 Sep 2024 07 Mar 2025
Barista Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 12 Sep 2024 07 Mar 2025
Adventure Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 12 Sep 2024 07 Mar 2025
Music & Worship Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 12 Sep 2024 07 Mar 2025
Dance Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 16 Jan 2025 11 Jul 2025
Music & Worship Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 16 Jan 2025 11 Jul 2025
Adventure Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 16 Jan 2025 11 Jul 2025
Justice & Mercy Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 05 Jun 2025 28 Nov 2025
Photography Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 05 Jun 2025 28 Nov 2025
Adventure Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 05 Jun 2025 28 Nov 2025
Music & Worship Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 05 Jun 2025 28 Nov 2025

DTS Staff Training Seminar ( DSP 121 )

A foundational collaborative training program offered by various members of the International DTS Centre, for DTS staff and Leaders from many different locations. It covers the DTS purpose, curriculum and guidelines, YWAM’s Foundational Values, some basic skills for working with people, leadership skills, DTS administration (including U of N Course and student registration processes), and a special focus on facilitating the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the classroom. This course is most commonly referred to as the "DTS Foundational Workshop."

First Time School Leader Workshop ( DSP 123 )

This course is intended to familiarize experienced DTS leaders with the fundamental skills to lead a UofN school and specifically a DTS. It is designed to not only impart information, but to give time and room for the participants to manipulate and practice using the information in the design and application of their own schools. By the end of this one week seminar, each participant will leave with an executable plan for a DTS or other UofN course. This course is a mix of both practical tools, plans, and principles that can be immediately utilized as well as stored away for later application when the time comes. This course focuses on some of the most common challenges first time school leaders face as they begin planning and running UofN schools. It also provides insight taken from years of experience by IDTSC leaders and coaches.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
First Time School Leader Workshop DSP 123 1 English 16 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023
First Time School Leader Workshop DSP 123 1 English 14 Apr 2024 19 Apr 2024
First Time School Leader Workshop DSP 123 1 English 13 Apr 2025 18 Apr 2025

Foundations of Trauma Healing ( CNH 125 )

The Foundations of Trauma Healing Seminar is designed to help you lead and better relate to those dealing with trauma. Participants will gain understanding of the definition of trauma and its many causes, and understand how a traumatized person often feels and behaves towards others. You will also gain a deeper understanding of how God thinks, feels and responds to human suffering from a Biblical narrative.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Foundations of Trauma Healing CNH 125 1 English 03 Sep 2023 08 Sep 2023
Foundations of Trauma Healing CNH 125 1 English 01 Sep 2024 06 Sep 2024
Foundations of Trauma Healing CNH 125 1 English 31 Aug 2025 05 Sep 2025

Introduction to Life Coaching for Discipleship ( CHR 157 )

A one week course designed to train YWAM staff in new principles of how to use life coaching skills in the context of YWAM and discipleship. This course teaches Kingdom coaching principles to guide conversations, hearing the voice of God therein, as well as believing in the person's ability to hear God for themselves and make their own decisions.

Seeing The Scriptures ( CHR 227 )

The vision of this school is to teach people how to study whole books of the Bible inductively focusing on skill development of tools given in the course. The foundational exercise on which the rest of study will be built is phrase diagramming as seen in commentary series such as ZEC and EGGNT. The idea of this approach is for students to format the text of a book to reflect the relationships of one phrase to the next. The other emphasis will be a discourse analysis approach to interpretation of the message of whole books. The students will employ both the literary and the Socio-Historical context of a book in the interpretation of the details. Finally, the student will learn to communicate the message of a book for contemporary culture through application to life and through a variety of other communication media.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Seeing The Scriptures CHR 227 12 English 15 Jun 2023 08 Sep 2023
Seeing The Scriptures CHR 227 12 English 20 Jun 2024 13 Sep 2024
Seeing The Scriptures CHR 227 12 English 19 Jun 2025 12 Sep 2025

Seeing the Scriptures Seminar ( CHR 119 )

This seminar engages the scriptures in a visual manner. The goal of the course is to teach students to create a visual layout of the entire text of a book from the Bible. The primary methodology used is called phrase diagramming, and follows the guidelines used for the publication of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series. It serves as a bridging seminar for students who have completed a different Bible course in YWAM and would like to staff the Bible in Context, but has no prerequisite and can be delivered as a stand alone course or in conjunction with other courses.

Teaching & Ministry Development Seminar ( CHR 173 )

This seminar is designed to give teacher training to YWAM staff with a teaching gift and a message who desire training specifically for teaching in YWAM schools. Topics include: communication principles and dynamics; learning styles; basics of adult education; dialog education; cross-cultural communication; classroom facilitation; ministering to students in a classroom, and discovering your personal message.

TESOL Seminar ( APL 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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
TESOL Seminar APL 147 6 English 14 Sep 2023 01 Dec 2023
TESOL Seminar APL 147 6 English 14 Sep 2023 01 Dec 2023
TESOL Seminar APL 147 6 English 12 Sep 2024 29 Nov 2024
TESOL Seminar APL 147 6 English 18 Sep 2025 05 Dec 2025