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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 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
July 2024 Global Health DTS DSP 211 12 English 14 Jul 2024 05 Oct 2024
July 2024 Youth Ministries DTS DSP 211 12 English 14 Jul 2024 05 Oct 2024
July 2024 Reef to Outback DTS DSP 211 12 English 14 Jul 2024 05 Oct 2024
October 2024 Global Health DTS DSP 211 12 English 13 Oct 2024 04 Jan 2025
October 2024 Youth Ministry DTS DSP 211 12 English 13 Oct 2024 04 Jan 2025
October 2024 Media & Radio DTS DSP 211 12 English 13 Oct 2024 04 Jan 2025
January 2025 Global Health DTS DSP 211 12 English 26 Jan 2025 26 Apr 2025
January 2025 Youth Ministry DTS DSP 211 12 English 26 Jan 2025 26 Apr 2025
July 2025 Youth Ministry DTS DSP 211 12 English 13 Jul 2025 11 Oct 2025
July 2025 Global Health DTS DSP 211 12 English 13 Jul 2025 11 Oct 2025
October 2025 Youth Ministry DTS DSP 211 11 English 19 Oct 2025 03 Jan 2026
October 2025 Global Health DTS DSP 211 11 English 19 Oct 2025 03 Jan 2026

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 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
April 2024 Advanced Leadership Development CHR 243 12 English 07 Apr 2024 05 Apr 2025
July 2024 Advanced Leadership Development CHR 243 12 English 30 Jun 2024 28 Jun 2025
October 2024 Advanced Leadership Development CHR 243 12 English 29 Sep 2024 27 Sep 2025
January 2025 Advanced Leadership Development CHR 243 12 English 12 Jan 2025 11 Jan 2026
April 2025 Advanced Leadership Development CHR 243 12 English 30 Mar 2025 29 Mar 2026
July 2023 Advanced Leadership Development CHR 243 12 English 29 Jun 2025 28 Jun 2026
October 2025 Advanced Leadership Development CHR 243 12 English 05 Oct 2025 04 Oct 2026

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
2024 April Purpose & Leadership Development (Lecture) CHR 241 12 English 07 Apr 2024 05 Apr 2025
2024 July Purpose & Leadership Development (Lecture) CHR 241 12 English 30 Jun 2024 28 Jun 2025
2024 October Purpose & Leadership Development (Lecture) CHR 241 12 English 29 Sep 2024 27 Sep 2025
January 2025 Purpose & Leadership Development (Lecture) CHR 241 12 English 12 Jan 2025 11 Jan 2026
April 2025 Purpose & Leadership Development (Lecture) CHR 241 12 English 30 Mar 2025 29 Mar 2026
July 2025 Purpose & Leadership Development CHR 241 12 English 29 Jun 2025 28 Jun 2026
October 2025 Purpose & Leadership Development CHR 241 12 English 05 Oct 2025 04 Oct 2026