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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.

Introductory Bible Course ( CHR 227 )

This course equips you to joyfully, passionately and correctly handle the Word of God. How? First we will explore the one Story that ties all the books of the Bible together. Then you will learn to study the Bible together and individually in a reliable and practical way (inductive study). Throughout the course you will read almost the whole Bible and study one or more books of each main biblical genre in depth. In this way you will develop inductive study skills which you can apply and improve the rest of your life. You will furthermore practice Bible meditation and leading a Bible study group. Finally, you will use your inductive study skills to prepare and deliver solid biblical preaching. Learning together and through personal tutoring is woven into the whole course.