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Children at Risk ( WPC/EDN 251 )

A course designed for those who want to become advocates for children and work to see lasting change in their lives. The focus is on God's heart for children and families who have been placed at risk because of factors such as war, disease, poverty, exploitation, abandonment, disability, and other forms of injustice. Students are given an overview of the needs of at risk children as well insight concerning child development and resilience. An emphasis is made on intervention and working towards advocacy for children. More specific instruction is provided on issues relating to street children, sexual abuse, and attachment disorder, depending on the location of the school and the needs of children in that setting.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Crianças em Risco JOCUM Marco Zero WPC/EDN 251 12 Portuguese 01 Sep 2024 23 Nov 2024

Community Development School ( DEV/HMT 365 )

The Community Development School provides training in a biblical approach to community transformation in all spheres of society, beginning with the growth of the individual and his or her relationship with God. The principles and practices are designed to bring change in varied settings, from rural to urban, and from slums to refugee camps in this globalized world. This course equips students with skills to help communities initiate and accomplish strategic activities that will bring life and growth towards God´s purposes in His kingdom on earth. The curriculum helps the participant cultivate a solid working knowledge of transformation, development values, fundamental skills, godly character and good relationships.

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 and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19). The curriculum is in the following six major categories: God and His nature and character; God and His intention for individuals, peoples and nations; seeing all of life from God´s perspective; redemption, sin, and the Cross; God and family - the Church; God and world - His call and commission; the ministries of YWAM.