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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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 27 Sep 2020 18 Dec 2020
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 10 Jan 2021 02 Apr 2021

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Frontier Missions CHR 235 12 English, Spanish 25 Sep 2020 18 Dec 2020
School of Frontier Missions CHR 235 12 Spanish, English, Portuguese 24 Sep 2021 17 Dec 2021

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.