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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.

English Language Seminar ( HMT 143 )

This course is for people and missionaries who want to expand knowledge and go beyond the borders of his own country, a seminar aimed at people who do not have this language as their first language. Based on a simple and practical method this seminar was prepared to introduce students learning methods focusing mainly on the practice of conversation. We want to reach the nations and we know English is key to our communication in proclaiming the gospel in all areas of activity. The intensive English course aims to provide the opportunity to start or improve the learning of English. Education shall be dynamically through movies, music, games, services in English and conversational groups, and grammatical content, with a workload of 200 hours.

School of Intercessory Prayer ( CHR 265 )

The purpose of the SOIP is to teach, practice and encourage the daily exercise of intercessory prayer and to understand the character, nature, and ways of God in prayer, intercession, worship and spiritual warfare. Understanding the significant place and practice of prayer in the believer’s life, and the role of worship and spiritual warfare in making disciples of the nations are taught through lectures, discussions, and research projects. Practical application includes coordinating and leading prayer and worship.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Intercessory Prayer CHR 265 12 Portuguese 12 Aug 2019 01 Nov 2019

School Of Strategic Missions ( CHR 235 )

Students apply what they have learned in the lecture, doing cultural research, building cross-cultural relationships, and in some cases getting involved in planting a new church, depending on the particular School of Missions and its focus. Leadership schools come in different forms, designed to meet the needs of the students, equipping them for servant leadership while giving opportunity for personal growth and development. Two emphases offered in this category of school are: During this school students discover and develop their gifts and talents in leadership roles. The course is especially designed for new staff at YWAM centres and is adapted to the context of the language and culture of the country in which it is taught. Some of the topics are: understanding the core values of YWAM, perspectives on missions, generational thinking, transforming cultures, personal fund-raising, worship and evangelism, personal ministry development, public speaking, spiritual authority, and conflict resolution. School of Pioneer Leadership Development This school has the goal of equipping young leaders to pioneer new YWAM bases, schools or ministries. Students will receive tools to help them in becoming effective learners and leaders -- learning the culture, and in some cases the language, of the people where they will pioneer. Topics include: team building, principles of pioneering, servanthood, foundational leadership practices, mentoring, coaching, and the role of intercession in pioneering. Students may have opportunity to work alongside ministries that are in a pioneering phase of development. A recommendation from a YWAM leader is required for entry into this course.

Strategy Coordinators Seminar ( CHR 138 )

This seminar is designed to train participants as strategy coordinators for a large unreached people group. They will develop creative and innovative strategies for reaching unreached people groups from their home countries. Each student will choose an unreached people group to research and ultimately with whom to work.