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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 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, 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
Adventure & Transformation Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 23 Sep 2024 13 Dec 2024
Anti-Trafficking Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 13 Jan 2025 05 Apr 2025

Introductory Leadership Practicum I ( CHR 243 )

This course is an extended practical mentoring experience for potential and current leaders, including work in many ministries in a YWAM context, one-on-one sessions with leaders, classroom lectures, small group and team leadership and organisational training. It is intended that this course will 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. The outcome of this is the potential for graduates to work alongside or pioneer a new ministry, applying what was learnt during the course, with support from experienced leaders.

Principles in Child and Youth Ministries ( EDN 221 )

A course designed to provide students with biblical models for human growth and development, preparing them to work with children and youth. A major emphasis of the course is on character development, and a practical understanding of the Christian faith applied to all areas of life. It equips students to motivate children and teens in worship and service to others, how to teach other children and teenagers, and how to partner with local churches to facilitate year-round programmes for children and youth.

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

The School of Ministry Development, known locally as Certificate IV in Christian Missions (C4CM) is an internship designed to equip staff to be effective YWAMers, to understand our DNA as a mission and be prepared for service in YWAM and beyond. Like all YWAM schools the C4CM includes character development and modelling Jesus in lifestyle and ministry. Students are equipped practically to work effectively in teams, think generationally, participate in evangelism and develop an effective support base. They gain a greater understanding of the context and history of missions and how they can personally contribute to the Great Commission. Students have opportunities to develop specific ministry skills needed for their call and destiny to see the nations evangelised and discipled.