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Community Development School - 2020 - 2022 ( 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. The course is designed to equip students with skills that will empower communities of varying size to initiate and accomplish strategic activities, with the ultimate goal of bringing life and growth according to God's purposes as He establishes His kingdom on earth. As such, the course's curriculum provides a solid working knowledge of transformational development values and skills, while also emphasizing the building up of godly character and healthy relationships in and among participants.

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

DTS in YWAM Singapore is a full-time 5- or 6-month live-in program. In this time-frame, there will be a minimum of 11 weeks of lecture, up to a maximum of 16 weeks, and a minimum of 8 weeks of outreach, up to a maximum of 12 weeks. In total, our DTS will run from a minimum of 20 weeks up to 24 weeks. This program is run in accordance with the guidelines established by the YWAM International Office of Training and the YWAM/UofN DTS Centre for DTS/CDTS. And it is a prerequisite to all other UofN training schools and degree program. The course curriculum covers: 1. God’s Nature and Character – Encountering God 2. God’s Intention for Individuals, Peoples and Creation - Seeing All of Life from God’s Perspective 3. God’s Redemption: Sin and The Cross - Recognizing Jesus as Lord 4. God’s Family: His Children & His Church – Becoming more like Jesus 5. God’s World: His Call & His Commission – Doing the Works of Jesus 6. YWAM: A Response to God - Knowing God and Making Him Known Traditional and creative learning modalities will be used to help students understand and apply concepts, work nurturing desirable attitudes, and developing character and lifestyles that glorify God. Cross-cultural exposure and appreciation will be included as the school aims to produce Christians with a heart for the nations and an alertness to global issues.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Arise Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 16 Feb 2022 15 May 2022

DTS Leadership Development ( DSP 141 )

This program 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.

Foundation for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

A course to equip those who feel called to reach out to broken, hurting people. As the entry course into degrees in the College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care, it establishes the foundation stones for a biblical counseling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundation stones include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counseling model; and revelation as a key to change. In addition, each course may address specific counseling models or tools and specific counseling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

Foundations for Family Life Seminar I ( FAM 121 )

The Foundations for Family Life seminar, “Transformed to Bless” is a 3 weeks introductory course to the biblical foundations of marriage and family life, with a strong emphasis on the role of the family unit in ministry. It is organized and facilitated by YWAM Family Ministries Singapore. The seminar focuses on the following major categories: biblical marriage and family foundations, godly parenting patterns, different seasons of family life - to encourage and strengthen families in their individual and family identity. With the emphasis on the family serving together, students will develop the ability to effectively involve their children in team ministry and to minister as a family, enabling them to move into the destiny and calling God has for them.

Missionary Care Seminar - 2020-2022 ( CNH 121 )

In addition to giving practical guidelines for encouraging spiritual growth and providing pastoral care for missionaries, this seminar covers a variety of topics relating to missionary life and issues of member care such as: support raising, families in missions, grief, stress management, staff development, singles in missions, team work, and cross-cultural issues, crisis management, conflict resolution, team building, emotional well being, mental health, debriefing, transition, re-entry, counselling, relationship with church. The participant learns competency skills in debriefing, solving problems, planning contingency and setting up a member care structure

SBS New Testament Completion Seminar ( CHR 115 )

A seminar identical to the first 3 weeks of CHR 315. It is intended for those who desire to finish the inductive study of the New Testament after completing CHR 213, the first quarter of the School of Biblical Studies. Credit may not be received for both the CHR 115 seminar and CHR 315.

School of Biblical Studies I ( CHR 213 )

This is the first in a series of three courses that make up the School of Biblical Studies (SBS). This course sequence surveys the whole Bible using the inductive approach (observation, interpretation and application). This course may serve as a core course in all bachelors degree programmes. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

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 2 Chronicles.

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

As the final course in the SBS series, this continuation of training in using the inductive approach to studying the Bible, covers the study of Ezra through Malachi and Matthew.

School of Biblical Studies Seminar ( CHR 113 )

A three-week seminar similar to the first three weeks of CHR 213, School of Biblical Studies. Credit may not be received for both the CHR 113 seminar and CHR 213.

School of Frontier Missions ( CHR 235 )

An overview of missions with some specific skills training are introduced during the three-months lecture. It is developed further during the field assignments. Topics include: biblical and historical foundations for missions; the nature of the Church; intercultural communication (principles of and skills for learning another language and culture); missions strategy (evangelism and church planting, church growth, intercession and spiritual warfare, healing, signs and wonders, relief and development); personal and team relationships (the worker & relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team). Depending on where the School of Missions is offered, there may be a particular emphasis on a geographical region, demographic category (e.g., urban, rural poor, etc.) and/or cultural/religious grouping (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Tribals, etc.). Frontiers focuse on unreached people groups among Muslims, Hindus, Tribals and Buddhists. The purpose is to train workers for living and ministering cross culturally among unreached people groups with church planting as a key strategy in discipling new believers. Focus on deploying pioneering teams as the basic vehicle for addressing strategic areas of need throughout the world. Strategic missions embraces both short-term and long-term strategies to accomplish all aspects of ministry, including the planting of both local churches and missions structures. Pioneering: focuses on equipping individuals and teams to pioneer new ministries in geographical areas and societal spheres, and to help clarify callings, develop vision and learn how to implement or pioneer projects. Focus on urban areas. Students study demographic and structural views of cities, cross-cultural strategies for cities, and types of evangelism which are effective in cities. Asian: focus on Asian studies, learning research skills, with application to developing effective mission strategy for a particular nation or people group. Muslim: focus on providing students with the knowledge and skills to minister effectively long-term in a Muslim nation. Students should be able to provide an effective, contextual witness to Muslims, having the skills to be a part of a team starting a new long-term ministry in a Muslim nation. Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignment are satisfactorily completed.

Transformational Business Seminar ( ECD 111 )

This is a shorter version of the Transformational Business School (ECD 211) with the goal of training participants in the basics of starting a business, as well as demonstrsting 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.

Undergraduate Directed Studies in Community Development ( HMT 391 )

"Undergraduate Directed Studies in Community Development: This provides an opportunity for students to design an individualized programme of study with credits given towards an undergraduate degree. Activities may include, but are not limited to: reading, research, seminar attendance and presentations, reports, surveys and research papers. Credits will be based on the number of hours equivalent to a full instructional week. Students begin this course by submitting a study/ research proposal to the Academic Advisor, or a research supervisor recommended by the Academic Advisor. (Credits: 1–12)