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Discipleship Training School ( 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 (YWAM CDTS), Operation Year DTS, University DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

GENESIS School ( CMC/GEN 293 )

This foundational course equips students in the techniques of linking U of N locations into global classrooms using video-conferencing and other emerging technologies. Training in leadership and pioneering, new communication technologies, educational principles and cross-cultural communication are integral to the curriculum. The students gain understanding about the vision and concept of GENESIS (acronym for Global Electronic Network Educating Serving Inspiring Students) and how communication technologies are key tools for education and mission purposes.

GENESIS Seminar ( GEN 191 )

The GENESIS Seminar is designed to equip participants in the integration and application of GENESIS at a specific location. The seminar is an intensive two weeks of learning the vision, history and concept of GENESIS and how it serves to multiply UofN resources, building bridges to create a global classroom where a multitude of events can take place. Educational principles are integrated in the learning. Hands-on workshop style sessions will equip the participants to facilitate GENESIS in the schools they run, organize events and do required setup and operation of equipment. An emphasis on understanding trans-cultural dynamics together with team work is integrated to help facilitate the UofN’s development around the world.

New Testament Greek ( CHR 258 )

A survey of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of New Testament Greek, followed by the reading and translation of significant portions of the New Testament. Students learn how to make the best use of dictionaries, concordances, commentaries on the Greek text, etc., enabling them to do their own study of the New Testament.

School of Biblical Studies I ( CHR 213 )

This is the first in a series of three courses that make up the School of Biblical Studies (SBS). This course sequence surveys the whole Bible using the inductive approach (observation, interpretation and application). This course may serve as a core course in all bachelor degree programs. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible. This course can be taken online. See for details.

School of Biblical Studies II ( CHR 315 )

This course is a continuation of the School of Biblical Studies, using the inductive approach to study John's writings, Genesis through Samuel and the Wisdom Literature.

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

As the final course in the SBS series, this continuation of training in using the inductive approach to studying the Bible, covers the study of Kings to Esther, the Prophets and ending with the Gospel of Matthew.