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Advanced Leadership 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.

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 )

The BSN Core course is a book-by-book chronological adventure through the Bible. It focuses on knowing God, His message, and His Redeeming Story. We use creative methods of story telling, art and class participation.  The course also includes an intense week of learning Bible Study tools and application.  Students learn to prepare messages with an application of Biblical Principles to transform nations.  This course has a required 3-6 week Seminar (CHR 125) that is given at the beginning or end of the course. This course meets the UofN Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Bible School for the Nations CHR 225 12 English, Spanish 04 Jul 2022 21 Oct 2022

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.

Counselling 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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Training School (DTS) - Engage & Impact DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 04 Jul 2022 23 Sep 2022
Discipleship Training School (DTS) - Engage & Impact DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 26 Sep 2022 16 Dec 2022
Discipleship Training School (DTS) - Burning Hearts DSP 211 12 Spanish, English 26 Sep 2022 16 Dec 2022
Expedition and Adventure (DTS) - Durango Campus DSP 211 12 English, Spanish 26 Sep 2022 16 Dec 2022

DTS Leadership Development ( DSP 141 )

This in-depth, collaborative training programme is designed to equip YWAM/U of N staff to create and lead YWAM Discipleship Training Schools, including both teaching and outreach phases, in alignment with the apostolic vision, foundational values, purpose, outcomes, curriculum, and guidelines of the DTS. It includes outcomes for both DTS leadership and personal growth. This programme is led by members of the International DTS Centre (IDTSC) or a leader approved by a member of the IDTSC. It also exists around the world under different names such as DTS Equip.

School of Digital Filmmaking ( CMC 385 )

The school equips students spiritually and professionally to effectively create films that will exemplify Christian values. Students gain a Christian perspective of the film industry in the digital age. After this three-month school students will be able to direct and produce short fictional stories and have an overall understanding of the creation, production and distribution process of films in the independent and mainstream markets. Topics taught include: directing, producing, screenwriting, digital and film camera operation, lighting for film & video, digital, sound, video editing, working with actors, and other technical aspects of filmmaking. The development of the character of the future filmmaker as well as skills training is an integral part of the course.

School of Legislative Advocacy and Social Change ( HMT 363 )

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. 

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. 

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Worship CHR 261 12 English, Spanish 04 Jul 2022 23 Sep 2022

Transformational Business Seminar ( ECD 111 )

This is a shorter version of the School of Transformational Business (ECD 211 with the goal of training participants in the basics of starting a business, as well as demonstrating how business can be used to bring the Gospel to restricted nations, empowering the poor and needy, leading to transformation of communities and nations. Students will be required to do a business plan as part of the training.

Worldview Seminar ( 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.

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.