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Art Evangelists School ( ATS 257 )

We train individuals in areas of visual arts while looking at the heart of an artist, developing not only skills but our relationship with God; enabling students to be more effective in ministering to others with tools of art evangelism.

Art Evangelists School ( ATS 257 )

We train individuals in areas of visual arts while looking at the heart of an artist, developing not only skills but our relationship with God; enabling students to be more effective in ministering to others with tools of art evangelism.

Bible School for the Nations ( CHR 225 )

This Bible course with a missions focus gives a complete survey of the Old and New Testament and principles of biblical investigation. Initial topics include: God’s nature and character, the nature of man, sin, redemption, the cross, salvation, discipleship, and the Kingdom of God, as well as a study of Greek and the history of doctrine. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Bible School for the Nations Seminar ( CHR 125 )

The purpose of this seminar is to help bring personal as well as missions application to the Bible School for the Nations Course, and is known locally as Discipling the Nations Seminar. The seminar will give the students instruction and strategies to use their study of the Bible to identify underlying presuppositions in societies, so as to bring transformation to individuals and nations. The seminar is also designed to give students a historical perspective of the church and missions and the successes and failures of past movements in the advance of the Kingdom of God.

Bible School for the Nations Seminar ( CHR 125 )

The purpose of this seminar is to help bring personal as well as missions application to the Bible School for the Nations Course, and is known locally as Discipling the Nations Seminar. The seminar will give the students instruction and strategies to use their study of the Bible to identify underlying presuppositions in societies, so as to bring transformation to individuals and nations. The seminar is also designed to give students a historical perspective of the church and missions and the successes and failures of past movements in the advance of the Kingdom of God.

Counseling Seminar ( CNH 111 )

A seminar for YWAM staff to receive training and practical skills in two basic areas: (1) Self-awareness & Self-care (2) Empathy & Caring for others.

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.

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.

DNA Workshop ( 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 Biblical Worldview ( HMT 113 )

This program will give a broader, deeper understanding on the current worldviews, their origin, development, and the negative effects that they are having on the world nowadays. It will teach the Biblical worldview, in OT and NT; how God thinks on the world, more specifically, the Seven Spheres of Society; and the importance of the renewing of the mind as Holy Spirit cleans it in the process of sanctification. It will confront the established thought by contrasting Biblical thinking VS worldly thinking and by doing this to expose and uproot lies that have rooted into worldviews. It will teach and inspire through the teachings of servant leaders who are influencers in the spheres where they are involved; their expertise will show the know-how that is handy to those who walk by faith and action. It will enable to create practical strategies where the students will carry out projects to bring influence and transformation of any of the Seven Spheres of Society.

School of Legislative Advocacy and Social Change ( HMT 368 )

This course is designed to give students hands-on experience in developing a legislative advocacy or social change campaign for a social justice issue that they have worked on in the field. It is designed to demystify the legislative process and make law and the legal process more accessible to those working in advocacy on justice campaigns with practical tool sets to influence policy and the legislative agenda. The course includes daily intercession and time in the Word to seek God’s heart for justice and to learn how to be “doers” of the Word. Daily lectures present skills and practical information necessary to understand legislative work in the political sphere; individual and group research times and group work are all part of the curriculum. 

Worship, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism School ( CHR 263 )

This school combines training in worship, intercession, spiritual warfare and evangelism in the context of a YWAM training centre where staff and students worship, pray and evangelize together. The training emphasizes the correlation between fruitful evangelism and deepening a relationship with God in worship, discovering His plan in intercession, and reinforcing His will in spiritual warfare.