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Discipleship Bible School ( CHR 205 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for in-depth personal Bible study. This course combines quality teaching, personal study, and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures as preparation for more advanced courses. It gives comprehensive coverage of many facets of Bible study such as inspiration and canonization of the Scriptures, hermeneutics, biblical ethics, Old Testament survey, basic Greek, New Testament survey, Church history, and homiletics. A disciplined learning environment helps prepare the student for a lifetime of Bible study. The school focuses on a variety of biblical topics already introduced in the Discipleship Training School, yet goes into a deeper study of each topic, with an emphasis on personal discipleship. Specific content will vary according to course location. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible and is offered under the following names: School of Biblical Foundations (SBF) and Discipleship Bible School (DBS).

Discipleship Bible School ( CHR 205 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for in-depth personal Bible study. This course combines quality teaching, personal study, and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures as preparation for more advanced courses. It gives comprehensive coverage of many facets of Bible study such as inspiration and canonization of the Scriptures, hermeneutics, biblical ethics, Old Testament survey, basic Greek, New Testament survey, Church history, and homiletics. A disciplined learning environment helps prepare the student for a lifetime of Bible study. The school focuses on a variety of biblical topics already introduced in the Discipleship Training School, yet goes into a deeper study of each topic, with an emphasis on personal discipleship. Specific content will vary according to course location. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible and is offered under the following names: School of Biblical Foundations (SBF) and Discipleship Bible School (DBS).

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with an 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 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 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 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.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( WPC 211 )

A course to equip those who feel called to reach out to broken, hurting people. As the entry course into degrees in the College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care, it establishes the foundation stones for a biblical counseling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundation stones include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counseling model, and revelation as a key to change. In addition, each course may address specific counseling models or tools and specific counseling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( WPC 211 )

A course to equip those who feel called to reach out to broken, hurting people. As the entry course into degrees in the College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care, it establishes the foundation stones for a biblical counseling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundation stones include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counseling model, and revelation as a key to change. In addition, each course may address specific counseling models or tools and specific counseling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

Foundations in Education ( EDN 211 )

Using Scripture as the standard for analyzing educational models and practices, this course provides potential educators and those who work with children in any context a solid foundation for their future work. The course focuses on the unique approach of Christian education with an overview of the physical, intellectual, moral, social/emotional, and spiritual development of children and youth. The nature of learning and the variety of learning preferences is considered as well as the character development of effective teachers. Other topics include: classroom management, curriculum development, and the role of education in community development and world missions.

Foundations in Education ( EDN 211 )

Using Scripture as the standard for analyzing educational models and practices, this course provides potential educators and those who work with children in any context a solid foundation for their future work. The course focuses on the unique approach of Christian education with an overview of the physical, intellectual, moral, social/emotional, and spiritual development of children and youth. The nature of learning and the variety of learning preferences is considered as well as the character development of effective teachers. Other topics include: classroom management, curriculum development, and the role of education in community development and world missions.

Humanities & Science: A Christian Perspective ( HMT/SCI 211 )

This core course of the U of N aims to present, examine, and celebrate God's truth and work in every area of life, in alignment with Philippians 4:8, an exhortation to meditate on whatever is true, honorable, just, sacred, lovely and of good report. It encompasses the humanities and science and technology, looking at the achievements and failures of individuals, societies, and nations, past and present. The course allots eight weeks of study to humanities, and four weeks to science, though the goal is an integrated approach. Topics include: the history of civilization from ancient times to the present, the meaning of worldview, language and culture, history of science, the practice of science, stewardship principles, appreciating literature and art, world politics and justice issues. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

Humanities & Science: A Christian Perspective ( HMT/SCI 211 )

This core course of the U of N aims to present, examine, and celebrate God's truth and work in every area of life, in alignment with Philippians 4:8, an exhortation to meditate on whatever is true, honorable, just, sacred, lovely and of good report. It encompasses the humanities and science and technology, looking at the achievements and failures of individuals, societies, and nations, past and present. The course allots eight weeks of study to humanities, and four weeks to science, though the goal is an integrated approach. Topics include: the history of civilization from ancient times to the present, the meaning of worldview, language and culture, history of science, the practice of science, stewardship principles, appreciating literature and art, world politics and justice issues. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

Introduction to Communication ( CMC 215 )

A dynamic hands-on course which allows the student to gain confidence and begin to develop expertise in public communication of the Word of God in a way that is relevant with a focus on Asia. Our vision is to empower the messenger to reach their full potential as communicators by providing Bible-based mentoring in a variety of communication techniques. The students will learn to: 1. Know God as a communicator. 2. Gain understanding of the elements, processes and means of communication. 3. Develop passion to communicate God's Word to God's world with a focus on Asia. 4. Make God known through communicating God's Word to God's world in a variety of creative ways. The students will develop in character and gifting as their lives are transformed by God in our community.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Introduction to Communication CMC 215 12 English, Chinese (Mandarin) 05 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024

Introduction to Communication ( CMC 215 )

A dynamic hands-on course which allows the student to gain confidence and begin to develop expertise in public communication of the Word of God in a way that is relevant with a focus on Asia. Our vision is to empower the messenger to reach their full potential as communicators by providing Bible-based mentoring in a variety of communication techniques. The students will learn to: 1. Know God as a communicator. 2. Gain understanding of the elements, processes and means of communication. 3. Develop passion to communicate God's Word to God's world with a focus on Asia. 4. Make God known through communicating God's Word to God's world in a variety of creative ways. The students will develop in character and gifting as their lives are transformed by God in our community.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Introduction to Communication CMC 215 12 English, Chinese (Mandarin) 05 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024

Oral Bible Translation Seminar ( APL 135 )

The OBT course combines the power of language and God’s Word in oral format to bring nations the Bible in their heart language. “People are amazed when they realise God speaks their language. Now, he is no longer an English God… He is their God.” –Participant’s testimony “It’s really important to me and my people to be able to use the [language] translation to give a better understanding and know the Word of God. It’s been in my heart to seek God more and I believe this is part of my journey….I’d like to see [this] translation to use it as a resource among the communities and for families when they gather. This is important to us because other languages have a different way of speaking and communicating, but this gives us a better understanding of God’s Word. It will be good to have the Bible in our own language.” – Indigenous translator’s testimony The Bible is the greatest agent of discipleship and transformation other than God Himself. For over 639 years the Bible has been available in English. There are approximately 3,945 language groups that have never had 1 verse of the Word of God in the language they understand best. This represents 255 million people without access to the Word of God. Many of them are unreached and unengaged. Most are from oral cultures, often with no written language, or from cultures with high levels of poverty and illiteracy. Oral Bible Translation is essential to the Great Commission and making “disciples of all nations.” In order to effectively communicate Jesus Christ - Emmanuel, and the personal love of God, we need the Bible translated into every tongue. The Oral Bible Translation (OBT) Course will equip students to facilitate OBT projects in any location. Training received ensures you are able to produce a translation that a language group can engage with that is uniquely theirs. You will gain an understanding of oral cultures, the impact of the Bible on societies and Bible translation theory. You will learn the skills to effectively set up and facilitate an Oral Bible Translation Workshop using cutting-edge technology and tools. Topics include: introduction to ending Bible poverty; introduction to orality; introduction to linguistics; language and culture; socio-linguistic surveys; Bible translation theory; understanding Biblical genres; OBT roles and process; operation of Render and alternative OBT methods; developing partnerships; recording; and setting up a workshop

Oral Bible Translation Seminar ( APL 135 )

The OBT course combines the power of language and God’s Word in oral format to bring nations the Bible in their heart language. “People are amazed when they realise God speaks their language. Now, he is no longer an English God… He is their God.” –Participant’s testimony “It’s really important to me and my people to be able to use the [language] translation to give a better understanding and know the Word of God. It’s been in my heart to seek God more and I believe this is part of my journey….I’d like to see [this] translation to use it as a resource among the communities and for families when they gather. This is important to us because other languages have a different way of speaking and communicating, but this gives us a better understanding of God’s Word. It will be good to have the Bible in our own language.” – Indigenous translator’s testimony The Bible is the greatest agent of discipleship and transformation other than God Himself. For over 639 years the Bible has been available in English. There are approximately 3,945 language groups that have never had 1 verse of the Word of God in the language they understand best. This represents 255 million people without access to the Word of God. Many of them are unreached and unengaged. Most are from oral cultures, often with no written language, or from cultures with high levels of poverty and illiteracy. Oral Bible Translation is essential to the Great Commission and making “disciples of all nations.” In order to effectively communicate Jesus Christ - Emmanuel, and the personal love of God, we need the Bible translated into every tongue. The Oral Bible Translation (OBT) Course will equip students to facilitate OBT projects in any location. Training received ensures you are able to produce a translation that a language group can engage with that is uniquely theirs. You will gain an understanding of oral cultures, the impact of the Bible on societies and Bible translation theory. You will learn the skills to effectively set up and facilitate an Oral Bible Translation Workshop using cutting-edge technology and tools. Topics include: introduction to ending Bible poverty; introduction to orality; introduction to linguistics; language and culture; socio-linguistic surveys; Bible translation theory; understanding Biblical genres; OBT roles and process; operation of Render and alternative OBT methods; developing partnerships; recording; and setting up a workshop

Readings in Biblical Studies ( CHR 215 )

The Readings in Biblical Studies course is a programme designed to expose the student to a breadth of biblical studies, and to provide a basic foundation in a wide area of theology. During the course, the student will read a large volume of reference literature from a pre-selected list determined by the Course Advisor. This will include mandatory reading, as well as books chosen by the student from different topics in line with their own areas of interest. We have Chinese students interested in this course. So, we may alter the books as a number of them are not available in Chinese. Our current draft plan is: Evangelical Dictionary of Theology by Elwell - 1st ed. (1219 pages) How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth by Fee & Stuart. (241 pages) How to Read the Bible Book by Book by Fee & Stuart. (422 pages) Church History in Plain Language - Bruce L. Shelley (534 pages) Art & the Bible - Francis Schaeffer (125pages) True Spirituality - Francis Schaeffer (192 pages) How Shall We Then Live - Francis Schaeffer (263 pages) Escape From Reason - Francis Schaeffer (176pages) The Great Evangelical Disaster - Francis Schaeffer (174 pages) The Mark of the Christian - Francis Schaeffer (63 pages) The Church Before the Watching World - Francis Schaeffer (105 pages) Old Testament Times - RK Harrison (352 pages) An Introduction to the New Testament 3rd ed - Carson & Moo (776 pages) Bible Dictionary (1379 pages) New Testament (432 pages)

Readings in Biblical Studies ( CHR 215 )

The Readings in Biblical Studies course is a programme designed to expose the student to a breadth of biblical studies, and to provide a basic foundation in a wide area of theology. During the course, the student will read a large volume of reference literature from a pre-selected list determined by the Course Advisor. This will include mandatory reading, as well as books chosen by the student from different topics in line with their own areas of interest. We have Chinese students interested in this course. So, we may alter the books as a number of them are not available in Chinese. Our current draft plan is: Evangelical Dictionary of Theology by Elwell - 1st ed. (1219 pages) How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth by Fee & Stuart. (241 pages) How to Read the Bible Book by Book by Fee & Stuart. (422 pages) Church History in Plain Language - Bruce L. Shelley (534 pages) Art & the Bible - Francis Schaeffer (125pages) True Spirituality - Francis Schaeffer (192 pages) How Shall We Then Live - Francis Schaeffer (263 pages) Escape From Reason - Francis Schaeffer (176pages) The Great Evangelical Disaster - Francis Schaeffer (174 pages) The Mark of the Christian - Francis Schaeffer (63 pages) The Church Before the Watching World - Francis Schaeffer (105 pages) Old Testament Times - RK Harrison (352 pages) An Introduction to the New Testament 3rd ed - Carson & Moo (776 pages) Bible Dictionary (1379 pages) New Testament (432 pages)

Restoring Relationship Systems ( FAM 327 )

Restoring Relationship Systems seeks to promote “a difference that can make a difference” in understanding how relationship systems operate and how to empower individuals toward more healthy lifestyles in post-modern society. “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 Overall Course Objectives • Relationship Systems: Transformative Approaches (RSTA) is an advanced level course designed with a biblical perspective to help train and equip students in systemic theory and practice. • RSTA course gives an overview of the development of relationship system approaches and seeks to empower students in the use of transformative skills and interventions to enhance discipleship and ministry to others. • RSTA course is applicable across cultures and promotes a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit in ministry to individuals, couples, and families. • The RSTA course values the development of healthy leadership and teamwork as important building blocks in every sphere of society.

Restoring Relationship Systems ( FAM 327 )

Restoring Relationship Systems seeks to promote “a difference that can make a difference” in understanding how relationship systems operate and how to empower individuals toward more healthy lifestyles in post-modern society. “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 Overall Course Objectives • Relationship Systems: Transformative Approaches (RSTA) is an advanced level course designed with a biblical perspective to help train and equip students in systemic theory and practice. • RSTA course gives an overview of the development of relationship system approaches and seeks to empower students in the use of transformative skills and interventions to enhance discipleship and ministry to others. • RSTA course is applicable across cultures and promotes a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit in ministry to individuals, couples, and families. • The RSTA course values the development of healthy leadership and teamwork as important building blocks in every sphere of society.

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's degree programmes. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

This course can be taken online. See www.onlinesbs.org for details.

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's degree programmes. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

This course can be taken online. See www.onlinesbs.org 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 Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, Jude, I, II and III John, the Gospel of John, Revelation, and Genesis through I Kings.

This course can be taken online. See www.onlinesbs.org 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 Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, Jude, I, II and III John, the Gospel of John, Revelation, and Genesis through I Kings.

This course can be taken online. See www.onlinesbs.org for details.

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 II Kings through Malachi.

This course can be taken online. See www.onlinesbs.org for details.

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 II Kings through Malachi.

This course can be taken online. See www.onlinesbs.org for details.

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

Introductory level leadership courses are known by various names at various YWAM/UofN training centres, but generally have similar goals of training staff and leaders at those centres, equipping staff for servant leadership and giving opportunity for personal growth and development. Topics will vary according to the location. Typical topics include understanding YWAM history and values, spiritual disciplines for leaders, time management, fund-raising, personal ministry development, calling, purpose and vision, identity of a leader, conflict resolution, and other topics pertitent to leadership development in a particular locale. 

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

Introductory level leadership courses are known by various names at various YWAM/UofN training centres, but generally have similar goals of training staff and leaders at those centres, equipping staff for servant leadership and giving opportunity for personal growth and development. Topics will vary according to the location. Typical topics include understanding YWAM history and values, spiritual disciplines for leaders, time management, fund-raising, personal ministry development, calling, purpose and vision, identity of a leader, conflict resolution, and other topics pertitent to leadership development in a particular locale.