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YWAM TOWNSVILLE

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

PO Box 6221
Townsville
QLD
4810
Australia

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Discipleship Bible School ( CHR 205 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for continual development of personal Bible study. This course combines dynamic teaching, small group processing, personal study, one on one-s and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures as preparation for more advanced courses. 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, communicate God's redemptive plan, use the Word in a ministry context, and discover the big picture of Bible. 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 on 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. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This DTS is a full time, live learn school where it serves to gather and challenge people to listen to and obey God, whilst releasing them to serve through evangelism, intercession and other expressions of God’s heart for the world.  Students are challenged to grow in their relationship with God as they learn from the DTS Curriculum, resulting in Christ like character.  There is personal application of Biblical truth, while being equipped to live and relate to others, both in YWAM and outside of it.  It consists of a minimum of, 11 to 12 week lectures and minimum 8 to 12 weeks practical field assignment, in accordance with UofN DTS Guidelines.

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 evangelise 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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
January 2023 Global Health DTS DSP 211 11 English 29 Jan 2023 15 Apr 2023
January 2023 Youth Ministry DTS DSP 211 11 English 29 Jan 2023 15 Apr 2023
January 2023 Reef to Outback DTS DSP 211 11 English 29 Jan 2023 15 Apr 2023
July 2023 Reef to Outback DTS DSP 211 11 English 16 Jul 2023 30 Sep 2023
July 2023 Global Health DTS DSP 211 11 English 16 Jul 2023 30 Sep 2023
July 2023 Youth Ministry DTS DSP 211 11 English 16 Jul 2023 30 Sep 2023
October 2023 Youth Ministry DTS DSP 211 11 English 22 Oct 2023 06 Jan 2024
October 2023 Reef to Outback DTS DSP 211 11 English 22 Oct 2023 06 Jan 2024
October 2023 Global Health DTS DSP 211 11 English 22 Oct 2023 06 Jan 2024

Hospitality Ministry Seminar ( ATS 143 )

The seminar goes beyond the theory and practices of management, guest services and culinary arts, exploring servant leadership and lifestyle of worship through hospitality. Quality biblical hospitality cultivates a sense of peace and belonging, it ministers worth and value. Hospitality is ultimately inspired by God's heart of compassion for people and is captured in John when Jesus said, " I got to prepare a place for you". The objective of the hospitality seminar is to impart the skills, knowledge and heart to enable us to live out and work in the ministry of hospitality with excellence in our homes and any YWAM location.

Introduction to Communication ( CMC 215 )

This program lays essential foundations in biblical communication, while advancing the individual's skill and confidence in speaking, writing and listening. It will have an emphasis on mass media and journalism. It aims to sharpen the student's ability to communicate clearly through cross-cultural and interpersonal dynamics, and equips students with principles of preparing and delivering a message to a variety of audiences. Through provoking instruction and discussion, practical assignments, and video evaluation, students discover their place and potential as effective influencers in the public forum. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Communication.

Introduction to Primary Health Care ( HLC 261 )

A broad introduction to the biological and health sciences, equipping students to be primary health workers through both didactic and laboratory training. Students benefit from the expert instruction of practicing professionals, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, dental hygienists, social workers and health educators. Topics include: fundamentals of anatomy and physiology; strategies in primary health care pertaining to issues such as immunization and six target diseases, malnutrition, breast feeding, management of dehydration in children, assessment and care of the sick child, and use of growth charts; practical clinical skills and basic field laboratory procedures.

Introduction to Primary Health Care ( HLC 261 )

The Introduction to Global Health and Development (IGHD, registered with ASQA as HLT31220 Certificate III in Basic Health Care) is a course designed to train you in health promotion, rural and remote first aid, basic health care and community development principles. The IGHD is for those who have a heart to see communities thrive physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. During the course, you will be immersed in a powerful combination of essential basic healthcare knowledge and community development training, with a focus on preventing illness, promoting holistic wellbeing, and empowering communities to develop their strengths. Topics include: fundamentals of anatomy and physiology; strategies in primary health care pertaining to issues such as immunisation and six target diseases, malnutrition, breast feeding, management of dehydration in children, assessment and care of the sick child, and use of growth charts; practical clinical skills and basic field laboratory procedures.

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 under the banner of “Introductory Bible Course”. 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 emphasises 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.

Introductory Bible Seminar ( CHR 127 )

The content of this seminar aligns with the quality of teaching provided in 1-6 weeks of the Discipleship Bible School (CHR 227). In this seminar students receive an Introduction to the Story line of the Bible. Students grow in their understanding of the nature and character of God, how to live in community, and how to communicate God's redemptive plan. A disciplined learning environment helps the student prepare for a lifetime of bible study. Through the facilitation of small groups and the creation of community the seminar emphasizes on personal discipleship and godly character. Additionally, the seminar focuses on a variety of Biblical topics building on the foundation established in the Discipleship Training School.

Introductory Leadership Practicum I ( CHR 243 )

The Advanced Leadership Development (ALD) course (accredited as the Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership) is 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 organisational training. This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge, and skills to perform a variety of functions associated with a broad range of leadership roles in Christian Missions with a particular focus on the spiritual aspects of that role.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
January 2023 Diploma in Advanced Leadership Development CHR 243 12 English 15 Jan 2023 14 Jan 2024
April 2023 Diploma in Advanced Leadership Development CHR 243 12 English 09 Apr 2023 09 Apr 2024
July 2023 Diploma in Advanced Leadership Development CHR 243 12 English 02 Jul 2023 01 Jul 2024
October 2023 Diploma in Advanced Leadership Development CHR 243 12 English 08 Oct 2023 07 Oct 2024

Introductory Leadership Practicum I (2020-2022) ( CHR 243 )

Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership (CML) 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. This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge, and skills to perform a variety of functions associated with a broad range of leadership roles in Christian Missions with a particular focus on the spiritual aspects of that role.

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

Certificate IV in Christian Missions (C4CM The heart of this internship is to equip staff to be effective missionaries and more specifically to be effective YWAMers, to understand our DNA as a mission and to be equipped for their calling and destiny in missions. Like all YWAM schools the C4CM includes character development and modelling Jesus in lifestyle and ministry. Students are equipped to work effectively in teams, participate in evangelism, develop an effective support base, understand the context and history of missions and how they personally fit into the missions context and community, and to develop specific ministry skills needed for their call and destiny in missions specifically in seeing the nations evangelised and discipled.

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

Purpose & Leadership Development (accredited as the Certificate IV in Christian Missions/C4CM). The heart of this internship is to equip staff to be effective missionaries, and more specifically, to be effective YWAMers, to understand our DNA as a mission and to be equipped for their calling and destiny in missions. Like all YWAM schools, the C4CM includes character development and modelling Jesus in lifestyle and ministry. Students are equipped to work effectively in teams, participate in evangelism, develop an effective support base, understand the context and history of missions and how they personally fit into the missions context and community, and to develop specific ministry skills needed for their call and destiny in missions specifically in seeing the nations discipled.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
January 2023 Introduction to Staff and Leadership Development CHR 241 12 English 15 Jan 2023 10 Jan 2025
April 2023 Introduction to Staff and Leadership Development CHR 241 12 English 09 Apr 2023 04 Apr 2025
July 2023 Introduction to Staff and Leadership Development CHR 241 12 English 02 Jul 2023 27 Jun 2025
October 2023 Introduction to Staff and Leadership Development CHR 241 12 English 08 Oct 2023 03 Oct 2025