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Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

This Course gives students a good understanding of Inductive the Bible Study Method, teaching them to think critically, and equipping them with study tools for life. The students read through the whole Bible during the course and study every type of biblical genre, with books from both the Old and New Testament. The course includes all types of teaching and learning styles to provide a dynamic learning environment that will equip the students to continue their study of the Bible after the course. A New Testament Timeline and Old Testament Timeline are completed, to teach the students an overview of the entire Bible. Students learn how to memorize and meditate on the Word, as they practically apply Biblical Principles to their own lives each week. In the course, they experience facilitating a Bible study, and enhance their skills in teaching and preaching the Word. They study Hebrew poetry through Psalms and Proverbs as well as the historical background of each book.

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 (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.

Leadership Training School Mission True ( CHR 343 )

The objective of the LTS Mission True is to build understanding in how to better integrate the principal areas of YWAM’s calling, producing practical leadership principles that can be applied to the lives of each student in their context of ministry or vocation. The calling and anointing of YWAM are based on the great commission and staying true to the values of Youth With A Mission, we aim to continue to carry the vision, values and words of the Lord to us as a Mission.

Missionary Care Seminar ( CNH 121 )

In addition to giving practical guidelines for encouraging spiritual growth and providing pastoral care for missionaries, this seminar covers a variety of topics relating to missionary life and issues of member care such as: support raising, families in missions, grief, stress management, staff development, singles in missions, team work, and cross-cultural issues.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Missionary Care Seminar CNH 121 3 Spanish, English 24 Oct 2022 11 Nov 2022

School of Dance I ( ATS 215 )

School of Dance 1 (SOD 1) is a 5-6 month dance training intensive with Biblical foundations. The heart of SOD is to train up believing dancers to be relevant dancer-disciple-missionary leaders in their church, dance academy, mission field, professional company, university, and more. Students will gain a deeper understanding of God’s heart for the arts and the artist. They will explore the role of the christian artist in culture and discover how to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through their lives and work. The school will consist of academic classes (i.e. dance history, anatomy, pedagogy, dance production, choreographic composition, etc); technique training classes (classical ballet, jazz, modern techniques, cultural dances, etc); as well as spiritual-integration topics classes (The Heart of the Artist, Dance as Spiritual Warfare, Prophetic and Priestly Dance, Dance Discipleship, Biblical Foundations for Dance, etc). Professional Christian artists will teach various aspects of the course and there will be opportunities for performance and teaching throughout the lecture phase and outreach.

School of Missions ( CHR 235 )

An overview of missions with some specific skill training is introduced during the initial three-month course and then developed further during the field assignment. Topics include: biblical and historical foundations for missions; the nature of the Church; intercultural communication (principles of and skills for learning another language and culture); missions strategy (evangelism and church planting, church growth, intercession and spiritual warfare, healing, signs and wonders, relief and development); personal and team relationships (the worker's relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team).

Depending on where the School of Missions is offered, there may be a particular emphasis on a geographical region, demographic category (e.g., urban, rural poor, etc.) and/or cultural/religious grouping (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Tribals, etc.). Some emphases are:

Frontiers: focuses on unreached people groups among Muslims, Hindus, Tribals and Buddhists. The purpose is to train workers for living and ministering among unreached people groups with church planting as a key strategy in discipling new converts;

Strategic: focuses on deploying pioneering teams as the basic vehicle for addressing strategic areas of need throughout the world. Strategic missions embraces both short-term and long-term strategies to accomplish all aspects of ministry, including the planting of both local churches and missions structures.

Pioneering: focuses on equipping individuals and teams to pioneer new ministries in geographical areas and societal spheres, and to help clarify callings, develop vision and learn how to implement a pioneer project.

Urban: focuses on urban areas. Students study demographic and structural views of cities, cross-cultural strategies for cities, and types of evangelism which are effective in cities.

Asian: focuses on Asian studies, learning research skills, with application to developing effective mission strategy for a particular nation or people group.

Muslim: focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills to minister effectively long-term in a Muslim nation. Students should be able to provide an effective, contextual witness to Muslims, having the skills to be a part of a team starting a new long-term ministry in a Muslim nation.

Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignment are satisfactorily completed.

School of Writing ( CMC 213 )

Spanish En este curso, los estudiantes son expuestos y practican una variedad de estilos de escritura mientras reconocidos escritores comparten sus conocimientos en narrativa, textos educativos, literatura de ficción, periodismo, y edición. Cada día hay tareas de redacción, grupos de discusión, y enseñanza personalizada que permiten que los estudiantes aprendan los siguientes temas: cómo hacer de la escritura un trabajo profesional, comunicando hacia una audiencia específica, desarrollando una escena, el correcto uso de anécdotas y recuerdos, estructurando un artículo o historia pequeña, técnicas para entrevistar, y escribiendo para mercados como freelancer. English In this course, students are exposed to and practice a variety of writing styles as recognized writers share expertise on narrative and thematic writing, fiction, feature articles, and editing. Daily writing assignments, discussion groups, and critique are woven throughout the program as the following topics are covered: becoming a professional writer, communicating to a defined target audience, writing a scene, using anecdotes and flashbacks, structuring an article or short story, interviewing effectively, and writing for free-lance markets.

Seminario de Estudios Islámicos Online ( HMT 183 )

This seminar provides training for those who have a desire and call to serve in Muslim nations and cultures, as well as to educate local church members regarding Islam. Topics such as worldview, anthropology, principles of discipleship of nations, history and beliefs of Islam, cultural issues, and cross-cultural evangelism are covered.