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Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

This Course gives students a good understanding of the Inductive approach to Bible study, learning how to think critically, equipping them with tools for life. The students read through the whole Bible and every type of biblical genre is studied, with books from both the Old and New Testament. All types of teaching and learning styles are experienced. A NT Timeline and OT Timeline are completed, bringing a great overview of the Bible. Students learn how to memorize and meditate on the Word. They are given opportunities to gain experience in facilitating a Bible study, and enhance their skills in teaching and preaching the Word. They study Hebrew poetry through Psalms and Proverbs and the historical background of each book. 

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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.

Media Seminar ( CMC 115 )

The TMS – Transcultural Media Seminar is called to use the imagination and thorough of the medias to reveal the character of God to the peoples. This is a seminar created to equip people who are willing to use their communications and filmic talents to reach the peoples, especially the less or unreached tribes of Brazil. The seminar team and the students will use the technology as a teaching tool for a new culture and to present stories and film that reveal the Creator and the values of the word of God, reaching those for Jesus. The TMS has as general objective of putting into action the creativity and the imagination to share the word of God to the people within their communities in their own contexts, leading to them the revelation about Jesus who they do not yet know. The TMS has too general objective of create in the students a spirit of mobilizers in their churches and organizations to cooperate in many aspects within of kingdom of God, such as health, human resources and other basic needs for the development of community. The seminar will take place on base of Ywam Pantanal. This seminar will have a period of five weeks, and four weeks will be the theoretical phase and creating of strategic and one week will be a fieldwork within a unreached community. The seminar is in fulltime, realizing activities in every day of the week and classroom, instructions and other curricular activities. In the weekend the students will be able to minister mobilization seminar on the churches or will be waived for activities personal.

Word by Heart ( CHR 217 )

In this course students will memorize weekly Scriptures from one of the Gospels in their native language and tell it as an eyewitness might have done. They will learn storytelling skills and practice natural memory techniques that differ from a "rote approach." Using the tools of an actor and, they will create imaginary memories to see what the eyewitnesses saw and say what they meant, with the goal of developing honest, technique-free communication that compels audience attention.