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Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

BCC helps the students to unlock the truth in the Bible about God. The better they know how to study the Bible, the better they will be able to share the truth in the area of evangelism and discipleship, through teaching, preaching and leading small group Bible study.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Photography & Media Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English, Latvian 06 Jul 2019 27 Sep 2019

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

The Foundations for Counseling Ministry school (FCM) is a 6-month course aimed to introduce students to a Biblical framework for Christian counseling. People of all cultures have experienced the pain that comes from broken relationships; our challenge and privilege as Christians is to proclaim the power of the Gospel in mending broken hearts. FCM is about learning the ways of God in order to provide counsel from a Biblical point of view. It focuses on bringing healing into your life so that, in turn, you can lead people into freedom and victorious Christian living.

School of Biblical Christian Worldview/Pasaules uzskatu skola ( HMT/SCI 213 )

The SBCW has a three-fold DNA, drawing what makes YWAM and the UofN what it is, as well as things that are unique for the SBCW. the founders of SBCW desired to see certain aspects shine through in the SBCW. Below follow some of the threads they wanted to run through the school: - Ideas have consequences - need for application. Growing need for mentoring! Helping students to make connections. - Presupposition thinking. - Renewing of our minds, Rom 12:1-2. Learn to love God with our minds. - Jesus has to be King and Lord - over all of life. - No secular/sacred split. - Willing to be challenged - rethinking our beliefs. - The world is worthy to be known. - there is Truth and it can be communicated. - Goal: To see people go into society and bring transformation. - Excellency! Challenge students to go deep. Not think we "know" after having scratched the surface. - We can know truly but not exhaustively Then there are also Building blocks that do not run through the whole school in the same way as the three-fold DNA does. Instead they appear at certain points as lecture topics, assignments etc Presupposition Thinking Biblical Christian Worldview Understanding of worldviews Importance of understanding of flow of history Domains/spheres of society Science Non-negotiable parts of the school - Seminar paper: student demonstrates command of skills and content in the method of reinterpretation - Periodical examinations as a means of measuring the student's comprehension of the material - Bible study assignment: demonstrating the applicability of the Bible to the whole of life. - One-on-once, group work, feedback times, work duties, written and oral assignments, prayer and intercession, worship -community of learning!

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 intending to serve in worship among the nations.
Topics include: character and lifestyle as a worshiper, understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in worship, applying worship principles within a cross-cultural context, the biblical and historical aspects of worship, leadership and teamwork, the dynamics of worship and intercession, prophetic ministry, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism. Each SOW can vary in a particular emphasis such as music or creativity which will be indicated on individual SOW websites and folders.