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YWAM LANCASTER

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

1934 W Main St.
Ephrata
PA
17522
United States of America

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SCHOOLS RUN AT THIS LOCATION

Discipleship Training School ( 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 (YWAM CDTS), Operation Year DTS, University DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

Introductory Bible Course ( CHR 227 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for in-depth personal Bible study. It combines quality teaching, personal study, and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures as preparation for more advanced courses. There are several Bible schools offered. The one course that has multiplied to many locations internationally is: Discipleship Bible School (DBS) In this course students are equipped with tools for continual development of personal Bible study. Throughout the course students will grow in their understanding of the nature and character of God, how to live in and contribute to community, the importance of covenants, how to communicate God’s redemptive plan, how to use the Word in a ministry context, and discovering the “big picture” of Bible (overview). A disciplined learning environment helps prepare the student for a lifetime of Bible study. Through the facilitation of small groups and the creation of community, the DBS emphasizes personal discipleship and godly character. Additionally, the school focuses on a variety of Biblical topics building on the foundation established in the Discipleship Training School. These courses meet the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

The SOMD course includes study of the Bible, personal character development, leadership coaching, partnership development and financial stewardship, training in foundational values, identification of spiritual gifts and calling, training in the seven spheres and reaching the unreached.

Worship, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism School ( CHR 263 )

This school combines training in worship, intercession, spiritual warfare and evangelism in the context of a YWAM training centre where staff and students worship, pray and evangelize together. The training emphasizes the correlation between fruitful evangelism and a deepening relationship with God in worship, discovering His plan in intercession, and reinforcing His will in spiritual warfare.