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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, Operation Year DTS, University DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc.Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

Principles in Child and Youth Ministries ( EDN 221 )

A course designed to provide students with a biblical perspective of human growth and development, preparing them to reach, train and release children, youth and families in their destiny. A major emphasis of the course is on character development, and a practical understanding of a daily Christian lifestyle applied to all areas of life. It equips students to motivate children, teens and families in rejoicing God's heart, loving Him passionnately and obeying Him radically, how to teach other children, teenagers and families, and how to partner with link-minded ministries and local churches.

School of Biblical Christian Worldview ( HMT/SCI 213 )

This course takes a historical look at the prevailing philosophies and ideologies that lie beneath the social and political issues of present day societies. It encourages students to become responsible Christians in society, and to exercise positive influence wherever they work and serve. Students delve into topics such as the meaning and components of a worldview and how to apply biblical Christian thinking to contemporary issues. Each student is required to write a paper under the guidance of an advisor. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

School of Biblical Studies II ( CHR 315 )

This course is a continuation of the School of Biblical Studies, using the inductive approach to study Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, Jude, I, II and III John, the Gospel of John, Revelation, and Genesis through I Kings.

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

The School of Biblical Studies III is the final phase lecture of the 9 months SBS. Student study the Post-Exilic OT Literature and the Prophets.

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.

Word By Heart - Genesis to Revelation ( CHR 207 )

In this course students will discuss, debate and meditate on weekly Scriptures using the Inductive Bible Study method, in order to find deeper meaning and understanding of the Bible as a whole, and come to the realization of how the overlying message throughout the scriptures ultimately leads to Jesus. This process will result in an experience so deep that students can then re-tell stories from different passages throughout the Bible, word for word in their native language—as if they were an actual eyewitness to the event. In doing this, students will receive new revelations from the Scriptures, and are transformed to be more like Jesus. They will also learn storytelling skills and practice natural memory techniques, by creating imaginary memories to see what the eyewitnesses saw and say what they meant, developing honest, technique-free communication that compels audience attention and understanding of the scriptures. In this way, Word By Heart equips people to work with Oral Bible Translation projects, as well as contributes to the End Bible Poverty Now movement.

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.