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Advanced Leadership Seminar ( CHR 305 )

In addition to carrying the genetic code, each YWAM leader must have a good personal character and a biblical understanding of leadership that will propel us forward into the future. There is a very simple and true aspect about DNA: the closer it is to its origin, the less it changes. DUO DNA is coordinated by Darlene Cunningham, co-founder of Young People with a Mission, alongside David Hamilton, vice president for Strategic Innovation at the University of the Nations, and Loren Cunningham, founder of YWAM - this seminar was hosted in Brazil in the year of 2019, and we adapted in our base with workers that were present in the event.

Basic Leadership Seminar ( CHR 145 )

This is an in-service program designed to assist in developing school leaders and staff in BCC. The students meet several times each week for discussion and instruction on topics such as Biblical leadership, Character, How to teach, DNA of YWAM & the school, How to lead a school etc Each student will be working with the BCC Each student will be active in leading the week Each student will be doing assignments connected to the teaching they will receive Each student will read Servant Leadership and give a report

Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

1. This course gives students a good understanding of the Inductive approach of Bible study - equipping them with tools for life 2. The students read through the whole Bible aloud 3. Many different styles of teaching and learning are used and experienced 4. Every type of Biblical Genre is studied 5. books from both the Old and New Testament are studied inductively 6. Both a NT and an OT Timeline are completed 7. Study for life change is what we do, and transformation is a key element of the course 8. This course provides a means for learning how to incorporate the Scriptures into areas of evangelism, worship and intercession and life 9. The students are given opportunities to gain experience in facilitating a Small Group Bible study, and enhance their skills in Teaching and Preaching the Word 10. The students learn how to memorize and meditate on the Word 11. They study Hebrew poetry through Psalms and Proverbs 13. They study Wisdom literature through Proverbs 14. They learn mapping and geography of the time periods 15. They're taught to think, learn and study 16. Critical thinking is imperative

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. We had the compromisse to empower the students to live the history of God in all the way.

Family Ministry School ( CNH 223 )

Course 12 week in the lecture phase and 12 week outreach , with lecture in the mornings and afternoons, The empheses throughout the course is how to build strong family and how to disciple nations throug The family.

Humanities & Science: A Christian Perspective ( HMT/SCI 211 )

This core course of the U of N aims to present, examine, and celebrate God's truth and work in every area of life, in alignment with Philippians 4:8, an exhortation to meditate on "whatever is true, honorable, just, sacred, lovely and of good report." It encompasses the humanities and science and technology, looking at the achievements and failures of individuals, societies, and nations, past and present. The course allots eight weeks of study to humanities, and four weeks to science, though the goal is an integrated approach. Topics include: the history of civilization from ancient times to the present, the meaning of worldview, language and culture, history of science, the practice of science, stewardship principles, appreciating literature and art, world politics and justice issues. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

Introduction to Inductive Bible Study ( CHR 111 )

Using the inductive method, and the books of Acts, Philemon and the Gospel of John, as well as a variety of learning methods, students will learn how to rightly handle the Word of God, develop an overall understanding of the message of the Bible, and develop skills that will serve a lifetime of Bible reading, memorization, meditation and study. A reverence for God's Word and a hunger to understand and apply the Scriptures through study, worship, prayer and obedience will result in the transformation of beliefs, values and behaviors.

Ministry Development Seminar ( CHR 147 )

This Ministry Development Seminar is a condensed version of the School of Ministry Development (CHR 241). It enables students to discover and develop their gifts and talents in leadership roles. Through the classroom sessions, participants discover their spiritual and motivational gifts, and learn about vision development, spiritual leadership and communication skills for leaders.

Ministry Development Seminar ( CHR 147 )

Christian formation and leadership seminar Whatever you do, do it with all your heart, as for the Lord, and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of inheritance from the Lord. It is Christ, the Lord, that you are serving. Colossians 3: 23-24 In times like these, we need to start creating with God and understand our way here, and where we are going. Training leaders is all about training Christians, who understand the concept of service, love of neighbor, surrender to God, and embracing the processes he invites us to. What is the Seminar We will come together as a body of workers and process our walk, our concepts, our time with God, our habits and things that are nourishing our beliefs.

School of Circus Art ( ATS 235 )

Students will be introduced to circus art from a biblical perspective. Among the topics covered are: history of the circus and its role in society, the artist's heart, called and legacy, and biblical worldview of art.   In the same way, they will gain experience in creation and presentation of spectacle, juggling techniques, acrobatics and aerial (aerial silk, aerial hoop and trapeze); in the same way they will learn the assembly, disassembly and locomotion of the circus.

School of Communication Foundations ( CMC 211 )

This program lays essential foundations in biblical communication, while advancing the individual's skill and confidence in speaking, writing and listening. 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.

School of Digital Filmmaking ( CMC 385 )

The School of Digital Filmmaking (SDF) provides intensive training in topics such as directing, producing, screen writing, camera operation, lighting, sound, editing, working with actors, and other technical aspects of filmmaking, as well as a comprehensive view of the film industry. Through practical assignments, students receive a broad view of the world of television, film and professional video production. Industry professionals teach and supervise students on hands-on exercises. Students will write and produce their films with professional equipment provided by the program. The school emphasizes excellence, relevance and effectiveness in communication. It also explores integrity issues and the challenges this media presents. The school gives special consideration to character development in an industry where the challenge is to know how to deal with success and rejection without compromising your morals.

School of Worship ( CHR 261 )

The School of Worship imparts foundational values and principles to those intending to serve in worship among the nations. Topics include character and lifestyle as a worshiper, understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in worship, applying worship principles within a cross-cultural context, the biblical and historical aspects of worship, leadership and teamwork, the dynamics of worship and intercession, prophetic ministry, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism. I´m actually co-leading a DTS focused on worship.

Sports Ministry Training ( STF 181 )

This seminar is designed to help athletes, coaches, and sports enthusiasts recognize the potential there is in connecting with others through sports activities. These relationships lead to a better understanding of sports ministry and a basis for leading people into a deeper relationship with God. There are a variety of these seminars, covering sports in general or specific sports such as soccer, extreme sports, fitness, etc. Each location will define the goals and activities for their particular sports seminars. Click on each ATS 181 link below to see the unique programs offered.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Sports Ministry Training STF 181 1 Portuguese, English 29 Oct 2021 02 Nov 2021

Word by Heart ( CHR 217 )

In this course students will discuss, debate and meditate on weekly scriptures from the gospel, in order to find deeper meaning and understanding of the Bible. Through the depth of this experience they will be able to retell the stories from the Gospel, word for word in their native language as if an actual eyewitness to the event. In doing so they will also be transformed to be more like Jesus. They will learn storytelling skills and practice natural memory techniques which is not the same as rote memorizing. They will learn how to create imaginary memories and see for themself what the eyewitnesses saw and say what they meant- developing honest, technique-free communication that compels audience attention and understanding of the scriptures.

Workshop Fashion with a Purpose ( ATS 125 )

An approach on how we can provide a biblical worldview and influence fashion in contemporary society.