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JEM ABIDJAN

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

02 B.P. 1414 Abidjan 02
Abidjan
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Cote d'Ivoire

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Church Planting and Leadership Seminar ( CHR 133 )

This seminar gives students a grasp of God’s heart for all nations, especially the least reached peoples of the world, and our responsibility to reach them all. It also gives students some basic training on how to effectively start and multiply church planting movements among a least reached people group through contextualized evangelism. This Seminar is COMPACT and INTENSIVE training of our former – School of Church Planting and leadership CHR – 233 – The course is designed for any missionaries, YWAM frontiers, pastors, lay leaders who intend to be a greater evangelists, cross cultural missionaries and Church planters or those just starting out in church ministry especially if is among the Unreached People Groups . Topics covered include: Simultaneous Multiplication of a Church Planting Movement I and II. Church Planting Movement in The Book of Acts part III. Kairos – Missiology/Cross-Cultural. The Big Picture. Foundations/Church Leadership. Muslin Evangelism. Identifying and developing leaders, church planting (principles, models, stages of growth and multiplication); In some locations, this course has an emphasis on developing a Cell Church model for effective evangelism and discipleship among the UPG’s (Unreached People Groups).

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 (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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 French, English 02 Mar 2020 22 May 2020

Leadership Development Seminar ( CHR 305 )

Recognizing that leaders are trained through a variety of activities and learning experiences, learning strategies include one-to-one meetings, group sessions, creative intercession, panel discussions, question times, and lectures. Some of the seminars offered in this category are: Leadership Development - This seminar is designed for the experienced YWAM leader who is in need of refreshment, renewal and/or is at a transitional time in their leadership experience. Topics include: identity in Christ, clarity of calling and gifts, stages and models of leadership development, leadership style, strategic planning, conflict resolution, team dynamics, and spiritual, practical and servant leadership. A minimum of five years of missions leadership is required. Slingshot - This leadership seminar is designed so that 18-30 year-old YWAM leaders can embrace the calling, vision and values of the mission. It is often offered in conjunction with key YWAM events, giving students the opportunity to mingle with and learn from seasoned YWAM leaders. Topics include; understanding spiritual leadership, and strengthening godly character and integrity. YWAM DNA - This seminar is usually 1-2 weeks long and focuses on giving both new and experienced YWAM leaders and staff the history, values, purpose and unique family characteristics of YWAM, hence the name YWAM DNA. Taught by senior YWAM leaders, often through a storytelling approach. LTS - These seminars may be offered in conjunction with the Leadership Training School (CHR 345/LTS) or as stand alone seminars apart from an LTS. They are usually 3-6 weeks in length, and deal with many practical leadership and management issues while also training leaders to plan for and carry out the visions from inception to completion.

School of Church Planting and Leadership ( CHR 233 )

This course is designed for pastors, church leaders, church planters or those just starting out in church planting ministry. Topics covered include: church leadership (disciplines and priorities of the leader, planning and management, contemporary leadership issues, identifying and developing leaders, basic biblical interpretation and pastoral counseling); church planting (principles, models, methods, stages of growth and multiplication); church renewal and growth; and spiritual gifts in church life. In some locations, this course has an emphasis on developing a Cell Church model for effective evangelism and discipleship. 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.