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Community Development School ( DEV/HMT 365 )

The Community Development School provides training in a biblical approach to community transformation for all spheres of society. Beginning with the holistic development of the individual and his or her relationship with God, the principles and practices of this course are designed to enable change in varied settings, from rural to urban, with a mind towards the current possibilities of the 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 Bible School ( CHR 205 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for continual development of personal Bible study. This course combines dynamic teaching, small group processing, personal study, one on one-s and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures as preparation for more advanced courses. Throughout the course students will grow in their understanding of the nature and character of God, how to live in and contribute to community, the importance of covenants, communicate God's redemptive plan, use the Word in a ministry context, and discover the big picture of Bible. A disciplined learning environment helps prepare the student for a lifetime of Bible study. Through the facilitation of small groups and the creation of community the DBS emphasizes on personal discipleship and godly character. Additionally, the school focuses on a variety of Biblical topics building on the foundation established in the Discipleship Training School. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

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 ( WPC 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.

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 Frontier 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 and their relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team).We focus specifically 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 disciple making movements as a key strategy in discipling new converts.