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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 emphasis 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.

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.

DTS Workshop ( DSP 121 )

A foundational collaborative training program offered by various members of the International DTS Centre, for DTS staff and Leaders from many different locations. It covers the DTS purpose, curriculum and guidelines, YWAM’s Foundational Values, some basic skills for working with people, leadership skills, DTS administration (including U of N Course and student registration processes), and a special focus on facilitating the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the classroom. This course is most commonly referred to as DTS Foundational Workshop.