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Applied Linguistics for Bible Translation Module I ( APL 531 )

Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics for Bible Translation **Mali** stands for **Master in Applied Linguistics**. But **mali** is also a Polynesian word that refers to the art of skillfully and carefully weaving together different materials in order to create a well-finished and beautiful piece of art craft. The term is also used to refer to the art of carefully weaving words to comfort, to bring wisdom, or to soothe one's pain. It talks about the ability to craft nicely a discourse or a story. Wise people know how to ***mali*** or weave the words carefully. The **Master in Applied Linguistics for Bible Translation** prepares students to perform specialist roles in Bible translation service among minority language groups. Our graduates will have the tools to work as facilitators in mother-tongue Bible translation projects as well as consultation practitioners for both written and oral Bible translation. 🌏 "Today, there are between 165 and 180 million people with no portion of the Word of God available in their mother tongue… The Lord is pressing us into action. He has given us talented people and anointed partnerships. He has led men and women to create amazing technological tools. But we need to give Him our own loaves and fishes before He can multiply them." Loren Cunningham The **UofN Master in Applied Linguistics for Bible Translation** program has been specifically designed to equip YWAMers to make their contribution to Bible translation service as facilitators, translators, and mentors and potentially serve in the consultancy process. We are inspired by some YWAMers who are already involved in Bible translation for decades, and we want to see their example multiplied by hundreds in our mission. Our Master program is our response to the "End Bible Poverty Now" call, and more specifically to the “Pacific Wa’a Covenant” signed by leaders of several missionary organizations in the Pacific region. In this context, YWAM has a role in multiplying the next generation of Bible translation practitioners, who will contribute to eradicating Bible poverty in the world. The embryo concept of the present program was conceived in 2015 after a three-day meeting in Kona between Bryan Harmelink, Marcia Suzuki, and Edson Suzuki. Dr. Harmelink, the Global Consultant for Bible Translation & Collaboration of Wycliffe Bible Alliance, realized that YWAM was ready and was a fertile ground to innovate the approach to Bible translation training in general. After that meeting, the embryo concept was further developed and refined through a creative process of discussion,  reflection, and prayer involving the Suzukis, David Hamilton, and Youngshin Kim.

Applied Linguistics for Bible Translation Module V ( APL 535 )

The Master in Applied Linguistics for Bible Translation prepares students to perform specialist roles in Bible translation service among minority language groups. Our graduates will have the tools to work as facilitators in mother-tongue Bible translation projects as well as consultation practitioners for both written and oral Bible translation. Every module starts with a 10 day intensive course online (experimentally during COVID restrictions), in a cohort model in which all students can interact face-to-face and learn directly from a specialist teacher. Each intensive course has a number of required readings and a book review written assignment. The topics of the classes covered are: A. Biblical Foundations and Bible Innovations B. Word By Heart C. How Language Works D. Language Ecologies in a Globalizing World During module V, after the Translation and the Biblical Hebrew intensives, the students will continue to develop their own language and Bible-related ministries. Additionally, they will be engaged daily in several learning activities required by the Master's program. A typical student will spend at least: • One hour per day learning Biblical Hebrew or Greek with IBLT or HBO; • One hour per day reading/writing a book review of one of several required books;

Applied Linguistics for Bible Translation Module VI ( APL 536 )

This course is the last module of a series of six courses that together form the Master in Applied Linguistics for Bible Translation. This module focuses on the translation of the Book of Ruth into a language that does not have it. The Mali BT prepares students to perform specialist roles in Bible translation service among minority language groups. Our graduates will have the tools to work as facilitators in mother-tongue Bible translation projects as well as consultation practitioners for both written and oral Bible translation. Today, there are between 165 and 180 million people with no portion of the Word of God available in their mother tongue… The Lord is pressing us into action. He has given us talented people and anointed partnerships. He has led men and women to create amazing technological tools. But we need to give Him our own loaves and fishes before He can multiply them." Loren Cunningham The UofN Master in Applied Linguistics for Bible Translation program has been specifically designed to equip YWAMers to make their contribution to Bible translation service as facilitators, translators, mentors and potentially serve in the consultancy process. We are inspired by some YWAMers who are already involved in Bible translation for decades, and we want to see their example multiplied by hundreds in our mission. Our Master program is our response to the "End Bible Poverty Now" call, and more specifically to the “Pacific Wa’a Covenant” signed by leaders of several missionary organizations in the Pacific region. In this context, YWAM has a role in multiplying the next generation of Bible translation practitioners, who will contribute to eradicate Bible poverty in the world.

Community Development School ( DEV/HMT 365 )

The Community Development School provides training in a biblical approach to community transformation for all spheres of society. Beginning with the holistic development of the individual and his or her relationship with God, the principles and practices of this course are designed to enable change in varied settings, from rural to urban, with a mind towards the current possibilities of the globalized world. The course is designed to equip students with skills that will empower communities of varying size to initiate and accomplish strategic activities, with the ultimate goal of bringing life and growth according to God's purposes as He establishes His kingdom on earth. As such, the course's curriculum provides a solid working knowledge of transformational development values and skills, while also emphasizing the building up of godly character and healthy relationships in and among participants.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Community Development School DEV/HMT 365 12 English, Spanish 11 Apr 2024 30 Jun 2024
Community Development School SADM DEV/HMT 365 12 Spanish, English 03 Apr 2025 30 Jun 2025

Community Development Seminar ( DEV 165 )

This seminar is designed to introduce participants to key issues related to community development, including what is understood by the terms community and development, focusing on holistic, biblical community development and critical issues relating to avoiding dependency and promoting empowerment of communities. This course will also look at crisis response as a necessary step in the development process in Ukraine.

Discipleship Bible School ( CHR 205 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for continual development of personal Bible study. This course combines dynamic teaching, small group processing, personal study, one on one-s and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures as preparation for more advanced courses. Throughout the course students will grow in their understanding of the nature and character of God, how to live in and contribute to community, the importance of covenants, communicate God's redemptive plan, use the Word in a ministry context, and discover the big picture of Bible. A disciplined learning environment helps prepare the student for a lifetime of Bible study. Through the facilitation of small groups and the creation of community the DBS emphasizes on personal discipleship and godly character. Additionally, the school focuses on a variety of Biblical topics building on the foundation established in the Discipleship Training School. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Bible School CHR 205 12 English, Spanish 04 Apr 2024 01 Jul 2024
Discipleship Bible School ENS CHR 205 12 Spanish, English 03 Apr 2025 03 Jul 2025

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, Compassion 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
Compassion DTS SADM DSP 211 12 English, Spanish 11 Apr 2024 30 Jun 2024
Building Hope DTS SADM DSP 211 12 English, Spanish 11 Apr 2024 30 Jun 2024
Music & Arts Collective ENS DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 19 Sep 2024 13 Dec 2024
Photo Story DTS SADM DSP 211 12 English, Spanish 19 Sep 2024 13 Dec 2024
Compassion DTS SADM DSP 211 12 English, Spanish 19 Sep 2024 14 Dec 2024
UpLift DTS ENS DSP 211 12 English, Spanish 19 Sep 2024 13 Dec 2024
Adventure DTS ENS DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 19 Sep 2024 13 Dec 2024
Creative Arts & Media DTS SADM DSP 211 12 English, Spanish 09 Jan 2025 31 Mar 2025
Adventure DTS ENS DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 09 Jan 2025 31 Mar 2025
Transformation DTS SADM DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 09 Jan 2025 31 Mar 2025
Surf & Skate DTS ENS DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 09 Jan 2025 31 Mar 2025
Compassion DTS ENS DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 09 Jan 2025 31 Mar 2025
Building Hope DTS SADM DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 03 Apr 2025 30 Jun 2025
Compassion DTS SADM DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 03 Apr 2025 30 Jun 2025
Music & Arts Collective DTS ENS DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 18 Sep 2025 12 Dec 2025
UpLift DTS ENS DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 18 Sep 2025 12 Dec 2025
Compassion DTS SADM DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 18 Sep 2025 12 Dec 2025
Photo Story DTS SADM DSP 211 12 English, Spanish 18 Sep 2025 12 Dec 2025
Adventure DTS ENS DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 18 Sep 2025 12 Dec 2025

Ministry Development Seminar ( CHR 147 )

One month leadership and staff orientation course for all YWAM San Diego/Baja (SDB) long term missionaries.

School of Biblical Studies I ( CHR 213 )

This is the first in a series of three courses that make up the Chronological School of Biblical Studies (SBS-C). This course sequence surveys the whole Bible in a Chronological order using the inductive approach (Observe, Interpret and Apply). This course may serve as a core course in all bachelor's degree programs. This course meets the UofN Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
CSBS SADM CHR 213 12 Spanish, English 26 Sep 2024 21 Dec 2024

School of Biblical Studies II ( CHR 315 )

This course is a continuation of the School of Biblical Studies I. Using the inductive approach, we will study the rest of the Old Testament, the Inter-Testamental Era, Matthew, Luke, Acts, James and Galatians. With each new Genre/Era we will give an introduction on how to study the books in that genre or era.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
CSBS SADM CHR 315 12 Spanish, English 06 Jan 2025 31 Mar 2025

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

As the final course in the SBS-C series, this continuation of training in using the inductive approach of studying the Bible, covers the study of the New Testament, from Thessalonians to Revelation.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Biblical Studies III CHR 316 12 English, Spanish 01 Apr 2024 01 Jul 2024
CSBS SADM CHR 316 12 English, Spanish 07 Apr 2025 01 Jul 2025

School of Missions & Evangelism ( CHR 231 )

This course embraces both the message and the methods of evangelism. Its primary purpose is helping the student gain a deeper understanding of the character of God, including His love for the lost. Topics include: An overview of biblical and historical perspectives on missions, people group thinking, cross-cultural communication, pioneer missions, missions and the local Church, the message of the Gospel, revival, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, ministering in the Spirit, personal renewal, spiritual warfare, and evangelism. Students will not be able to use credit for this course in a degree program until both lecture and field assignments are satisfactorily completed.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Missions & Evangelism and Apologetics April CHR 231 12 English, Spanish 11 Apr 2024 30 Jun 2024
School of Missions, Evangelism and Apologetics SADM CHR 231 12 English, Spanish 19 Sep 2024 14 Dec 2024
School of Missions, Evangelism & Apologetics CHR 231 12 Spanish, English 03 Apr 2025 30 Jun 2025
School of Missions, Evangelism & Apologetics SADM CHR 231 12 Spanish, English 18 Sep 2025 12 Dec 2025

School of Worship ( CHR 261 )

The School of Worship imparts 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.