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Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

This Course gives students a good understanding of the Inductive approach to Bible study, learning how to think critically, equipping them with tools for life.The students read through the whole Bible and every type of Biblical Genre is studied, with books from both the Old and New Testament. All types of teaching and learning styles are experienced. A NT Timeline and OT Timeline are completed, bringing a great overview of the Bible. Study for life change is what we do, and transformation is a key element. This course provides a means for learning how to incorporate the Scriptures into areas of evangelism, worship, intercession and life in general. The students learn how to memorize and meditate on the Word. They are given opportunities to gain experience in facilitating a Small Group Bible study, and enhance their skills in teaching and preaching the Word. They study Hebrew poetry through Psalms and Proverbs and the historical background of each book. Mapping and geography of the time period. They are taught to think, learn and study.

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.

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.

Dance Seminar ( ATS 111 )

The Dance Seminar is an 8 week dance training intensive with biblical foundations. The heart of the seminar is to train up believing dancers to impact 3 areas of dance: the church, education, and the professional industry with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Seminar would include: Worship, Prayer and Bible Study Technical classes in Contemporary, Classical Ballet, and Modern Techniques Spiritual Topics Classes such as Art/Faith Integration, The Heart of the Artist, Calling & Conduct, Dance in Missions, Prophetic and Priestly Dance, Perfectionism vs. Excellence, and more Choreography & Rehearsals Final Performance / Graduation

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.

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.

Islamic Studies Seminar ( 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.

Missions Strategies ( CHR 199 )

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 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. The School of Worship trains worship leaders, musicians and singers who are passionate for the presence of God as their first priority. We believe God is raising a generation that is thirsty and hungry for His presence, a generation that longs to see His kingdom being established among the nations as we declare His glory in worship. We believe that we cannot sing and talk about a Loving and Almighty God if our lives do not reflect that there is a Loving and Almighty God. We believe that as worshippers we cannot take others into a place where we have not been. That is why we believe in the importance of being in His presence, first pouring our love and affection on Him as individuals and as a worship team before leading others. We believe that we are co-creators with Jesus, therefore we can use music and creativity to draw the nations to Him. We believe that God has placed a piece of His heart in our hearts, a story to tell and to sing about, for a time such as this. Note: Each SOW varies in emphasis, please check individual SOW websites and folders.

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.