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Advanced Training for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 315 )

An intermediate course for those who want to increase their understanding of various models of biblical counseling. It also helps students know how to bring change where specific difficulties block spiritual development. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying inappropriate beliefs and feelings that keep an individual from developing a healthy Christian identity. The programme emphasizes understanding sexual identity issues and dysfunctional lifestyles, with the goal of healing at root levels. In addition, new goals are set in areas of personal development, skill development, and cognitive development, including evaluation and integration of various counseling models.

Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

- Learn to use a variety of creative tools of Bible study to observe, interprete and apply the Scriptures using the inductive approach. - Read the entire Bible - Study the following books in depth: Galatians, Ephesians, Acts, Mark, Hebrews, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Judges, 1,2 Kings, Proverbs, Jeremiah, Haggai, Revelation and Matthew - Learn to memorize and meditate in the Scriptures - Study each type of literature in the Scriptures like: Prophesy, Gospels, Epistles, Torah, Historic Books, and Hebrew Poetry - Learn how to lead small groups and make presentations - Learn how to preach and teach a book of the Bible - Study a variety of themes related to Bible study such as: history of Old and New Testaments, Literary Genres in the Bible, the authority of the Word, Archeology and Mediterranean Geography - Learn to incorporate the Scriptures in other phases of their lives such as evangelism, worship and intercession

Community Sports Center Pioneering Seminar ( ATS )

This seminar is designed to equip students in the methods and strategies for building and running community/fitness centers in their home YWAM base or church location. The goal of such centers is that whole communities are drawn in to find a place of connection and where discipleship happens.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 Spanish 22 Mar 2019 15 Jun 2019
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 Spanish 22 Sep 2019 17 Dec 2019
Surf & Sports DTS DSP 211 12 English, Spanish 23 Sep 2019 22 Dec 2019

Duo DNA 2018 ( CHR 305 )

Recognizing that leaders are trained through a variety of activities and learning experiences, learning strategies include one-to-one meetings, group sessions, creative intercession, panel discussions, question times, and lectures. Some of the seminars offered in this category are: Leadership Development - This seminar is designed for the experienced YWAM leader who is in need of refreshment, renewal and/or is at a transitional time in their leadership experience. Topics include: identity in Christ, clarity of calling and gifts, stages and models of leadership development, leadership style, strategic planning, conflict resolution, team dynamics, and spiritual, practical and servant leadership. A minimum of five years of missions leadership is required. Slingshot - This leadership seminar is designed so that 18-30 year-old YWAM leaders can embrace the calling, vision and values of the mission. It is often offered in conjunction with key YWAM events, giving students the opportunity to mingle with and learn from seasoned YWAM leaders. Topics include; understanding spiritual leadership, and strengthening godly character and integrity. YWAM DNA - This seminar is usually 1-2 weeks long and focuses on giving both new and experienced YWAM leaders and staff the history, values, purpose and unique family characteristics of YWAM, hence the name YWAM DNA. Taught by senior YWAM leaders, often through a storytelling approach. LTS - These seminars may be offered in conjunction with the Leadership Training School (CHR 345/LTS) or as stand alone seminars apart from an LTS. They are usually 3-6 weeks in length, and deal with many practical leadership and management issues while also training leaders to plan for and carry out the visions from inception to completion.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

A course to equip those who feel called to reach out to broken, hurting people. As the entry course into degrees in the College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care, it establishes the foundation stones for a biblical counseling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundation stones include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counseling model; and revelation as a key to change. In addition, each course may address specific counseling models or tools and specific counseling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Fundamentos para Ministerios de Consejería CNH 211 12 Spanish, English 22 Mar 2019 11 Jun 2019
Foundations for Counseling Ministry CNH 211 12 Spanish, English 22 Jun 2019 11 Sep 2019
Foundations for Counseling Ministry CNH 211 12 Spanish, English 22 Sep 2019 11 Dec 2019

School of Biblical Studies I ( CHR 213 )

The main objective of the course is that the student knows the God of the Word and make it known, through an efficient and thorough study of the Word of God under the guidance of the Holy Spirit Approach using the Inductive Bible Study. Emphasizing the (observation, interpretation and application of the Bible)

School of Biblical Studies II ( CHR 315 )

This course is a continuation of the School of Biblical Studies, using the inductive approach to study I and II Peter, Hebrews, I, II and III John, the Gospel of John, Revelation, Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I, II Samuel.

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

This course is a continuation of the School of Biblical Studies, using the inductive approach to study I and II Kings, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Micah, Isaiah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Daniel, Ezekiel, Obadiah, Hagae, Zechariah,Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, I and II Chronicles,Malachi, Mathew.

School of Worship ( ATS/CHR 261 )

The School of Worship is a three month course (followed by an 8-12 week field assignment) imparting foundational values and principles to those aiming 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 and worship, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism. Note: Each SOW varies in emphasis, please check individual SOW websites and folders.

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.