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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.

DTS Leadership Development ( DSP 141 )

This program is designed to equip YWAM/U of N staff to create and lead YWAM Discipleship Training Schools, including both teaching and outreach phases, in alignment with the apostolic vision, foundational values, purpose, outcomes, curriculum and guidelines of the DTS. It includes outcomes for both DTS leadership and personal growth.

School of Culture & Art ( ATS 225 )

This art school specializes in preparing students to understand their personal and cultural identity. They learn how to incorporate artistic forms in the Brazilian cultural context, sharing their faith and teaching cultural appreciation to others through his art.

School of Design ( CMC 225 )

This entry-level course focuses on understanding the history and working principles of design. Key topics are: elements of godly communication; advertising and design; layout, color, form and function; designing for print and screen; media strategies for a wide range of media applications. Students also gain understanding on how the design industry works, how they may best function within it, and how their design skills may also be used in a variety of missions contexts.

School of Worship ( ATS/CHR 261 )

The School of Worship is a tool for worship leaders, musicians and singers for whom is part of the worship team at his church in the development of excellence in their ministry. It is five intense months, immersed in a environment of search for knowledge about God, principles of Christian life and the role of the Ministry of Worship in the Local Church. The School of Worship operates in two stages, both integral and mandatory. The first three months correspond to the lecture phase and the other two months correspond to the practical phase in which the team goes through churches and communities teaching about what was learned in the first three months, supporting, collaborating with ministries and serving the local church with music .

Sports Coaching Training Seminar ( ATS 189 )

This seminar provides training for upcoming and current sport coaches on coaching techniques, how to disciple athletes/players and setting up ongoing sports programs to develop communities.

Sports Leadership Training I ( ATS 184 )

Topics include: Building effective teams, sports and the Bible, presenting the Gospel, leadership and management, and strategic sports ministry programs.

Sports Ministry School ( ATS 281 )

The Sports Ministry School is designed to equip those working in missions and the local church in developed and developing nations who are athletes, and coaches. The course will delve into topics such as a biblical approach to sport ministry, methods and models of sports ministry, developing a ministry plan, and organizing sports ministry events. It will also cover learning fundamental techniques and playing strategies of various sports, general coaching principles, basics of fitness/health and nutrition, leadership and evangelism and discipleship through sport.