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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 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.

Community Development Seminar ( DEV 165 )

This seminar will look at God's heart for the vulnerable and how to respond with strategies aligned to His original design. It will explore the vital role of the church in the process of community transformation and give practical tools for those extending biblical compassion to the vulnerable in their communities. The Transformational Development Seminar provides participants a wholistic discipleship framework as a tool for them to use they in establishing biblical thinking in all areas of their lives. It also introduces participants to key issues related to community development, including what is understood by the terms "community," "development", and "transformation"; focusing on wholistic, biblical community development and critical issues relating to avoiding dependency and promoting empowerment of communities. There is also discussion of the difference between "relief" and "development" and the importance of knowing what is an appropriate response to each, as well as an introduction to doing community assessment based on an appreciative rather than a wholly needs-based approach.

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with a 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by an 8-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
Awake & Arise Aotearoa Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 19 Sep 2022 09 Dec 2022

Hospitality Ministry Seminar ( ATS 143 )

This two-week seminar will introduce the foundations in, and the practical skills needed, to minister to others through the service of hospitality. They will consider at the biblical basis for hospitality, what to be aware of in cross-cultural hospitality, what the heart of celebration is, and how to lead with a servant's heart. Participants will be hands-on in learning skills in event management, preparing for and hosting guests, planning and preparing a menu, guestroom preparation, welcome basket set up etc. As a team, they will prepare and host several events and activities to hone their skills.

Intercessory Prayer Seminar ( CHR 165 )

One Thing Internship is a four-week seminar focused on prayer, worship, and intercession. Students learn about intimacy with God, the heart of worship, spiritual disciplines, and prayer and missions.

School of Communication Foundations ( CMC 211 )

The School of Communication Foundations (SCF) recognises that good communication is a lifelong learning process that we get to practice every day. By improving our communication we can build better relationships with God and others. The SCF develops both practical communication skills and a stronger foundation in your God-given identity. This is a school for everybody, doing anything. The SCF lays essential foundations in biblical communication while advancing your skills and confidence in speaking, writing and listening. It aims to sharpen your ability to communicate clearly through cross-cultural and interpersonal dynamics. We will equip you with principles of preparing and delivering a message to a variety of audiences. One focus throughout the school is writing a research project on a sub-culture or people group who God has placed on your heart. Through provoking instruction and discussion, practical assignments, and video evaluation, you can discover your place and potential as effective influencers in the public forum. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Communication.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Communication Foundations CMC 211 12 English 19 Sep 2022 09 Dec 2022

School of Frontier Missions ( CHR 235 )

The School of Frontier Missions is designed to train missionaries to go long-term, make disciples, and plant churches among unreached people in a frontiers, cross-cultural context.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Frontier Missions CHR 235 12 English 19 Sep 2022 09 Dec 2022

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

This 12-week course is designed to practically develop and disciple new leaders in their character, skillsets, and vision to prepare them for staffing in the various areas of ministry at YWAM Furnace NZ and beyond. During this course, students will be taught the history, values, and vision of YWAM globally and locally. They will discover personal strengths and skills and will be given opportunities to practice servant leadership in various ways. They will develop foundational skillsets for leadership, such as stewardship of time and finances, communication, teamwork, personal vision, and project planning. They will be trained to lead others in evangelism, intercession, discipleship, and practical service in our community and in the nations.

School of Worship ( CHR 261 )

Unlock fresh passion as you unleash your sound.   From the secret place to the stage, worship connects us to the heart of God. Come be equipped as a worshiper in breathtaking Tauranga, New Zealand. In the three-month Training Phase, you will learn from experienced leaders and musicians, as well as gain hands-on, practical experience. Here at YWAM Furnace NZ, we believe, as John Piper says, that worship is both the fuel and the goal of missions. That’s why the Prayer Room is central to all that we do. As a part of the School of Worship, spending time in the Prayer Room is built into eight+ hours of your weekly schedule, with plenty of time to jump in and get experience being a part of a worship team. We believe that God wants to propel prophetic messengers like flaming arrows from the ends of the earth into the nations. But it has to start in the place of intimacy. It is our desire that the School of Worship would be a season where you can dive deep into intimacy with God, discovering more about who He is and who He has created you to be, and that your heart would burn with passion for the King of Kings as you gaze upon His beauty. Finally, discover your vital role as a worshiper on the mission field during the two-month Outreach. We are committed to reaching the lost, and worship opens doors to people’s hearts in a unique way. Our short-term outreaches serve long-term workers, come alongside existing ministries, and can help pioneer new initiatives. Altogether, it will be an unforgettable experience as you know God and make Him known as a worshiper. The School of Worship is a 5 month school with 3 months of training followed by 2 months of outreach and is a second level school with the University of the Nations. This means that you must have already completed a DTS (Discipleship Training School). It is a school for those who are passionate about worship, enthusiastic about music and longing to know God on a deeper level. This school is for those who want to reach the nations by being worship leaders and facilitators of God’s presence, who draw others into his love and truth in creative and unique ways. Come and join us!

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Worship CHR 261 12 English 19 Sep 2022 09 Dec 2022

Transformational 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. This course equips students with skills to help communities initiate and accomplish strategic activities that will bring life and growth towards God's purposes in His kingdom on earth. The curriculum helps the participant cultivate a solid working knowledge of transformation, development values, fundamental skills, godly character and good relationships.

Word By Heart Seminar ( CHR 117 )

In this seminar students will discuss, debate and meditate on Scriptures from the gospel, in order to find deeper meaning and understanding of the Gospel, resulting in an experience so deep that they can then re-tell the stories from the Gospel, word for word in their native language— as if they were an actual eyewitness to the event. In doing this, they are transformed to be more like Jesus. They will also learn storytelling skills and practice natural memory techniques that differ from a rote approach. Using the tools of an actor, they will create imaginary memories to see what the eyewitnesses saw and say what they meant, with the goal of developing honest, technique-free communication that compels audience attention.