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Advanced Leadership Seminar ( CHR 305 )

Leadership Training School - The Leadership Training School (LTS) is designed to equip YWAM leaders in the areas of spiritual leadership, organization, management, and communication. It is international both in its student composition and its school staff and speakers. The LTS incorporates a variety of learning contexts. Hands-on workshops enable students to acquire practical skills, and learning groups provide a setting in which to interact, integrate and apply classroom content. Corporate discussions and panels encourage a creative atmosphere for developing innovative concepts and programs. As a final report, each student develops a plan to implement his or her vision for a new mission project. Note: Right now we are offering The Advanced Leadership Seminar (CHR 305) which is a segment of the LTS; therefore, students who take the LTS will not be awarded credit for this seminar, except as part of their LTS credits. Altogether we will be offering other seminars you can do after to combine the Credits for a full LTS program.

Advanced Principles of Communication Seminar ( CMC 305 )

The Template Institute (TTI) 6 Week Intensive is a seminar that is the same in content to the Advanced Principles of Communications School that was started by Landa Cope many years ago. It will teach students how to think critically and biblically on contemporary issues of society and be able to position themselves and communicate those clearly and effectively.

Children at Risk ( CNH/EDN 251 )

A course designed for those who want to become advocates for children and work to see lasting change in their lives. The focus is on children who have been placed at risk because of factors such as war, disease, poverty, exploitation, abandonment, disability, and other forms of injustice. Students are given an overview of the needs of at risk children as well insight concerning child development. An emphasis is made on intervention and working towards advocacy for children. More specific instruction is provided on issues relating to street children, HIV/AIDS, sexual abuse, and attachment disorder, depending on the location of the school and the needs of children in that setting.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Children at Risk CNH/EDN 251 12 English 01 Apr 2019 21 Jun 2019

Church Planting and Leadership Seminar ( CHR 133 )

This seminar gives students a grasp of God’s heart for all nations, especially the least reached peoples of the world, and our responsibility to reach them all. It also gives students some basic training on how to effectively start and multiply church planting movements among a least reached people group through contextualized evangelism. This course is designed for any missionaries, YWAM frontiers, pastors, lay leaders who intend to be a greater evangelists, cross cultural missionaries and Church planters or those just starting out in church ministry especially if is among the Unreached People Groups . Topics covered include: Simultaneous Multiplication of a Church Planting Movement I and II. Church Planting Movement in The Book of Acts part III. Kairos – Missiology/Cross-Cultural. The Big Picture. Foundations/Church Leadership. Muslin Evangelism. Identifying and developing leaders, church planting (principles, models, stages of growth and multiplication); In some locations, this course has an emphasis on developing a Cell Church model for effective evangelism and discipleship.

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.

Effective Communication for Teaching ( CHR 175 )

This course is the first three weeks of the Titus Project training, a teaching field assignment and preparation for School of Biblical Studies (SBS) graduates. However, this seminar is open to others who have not taken the SBS. This training includes development of teaching and preaching skills, cross-cultural ministry, learning styles (with an emphasis on reaching oral communicators), focused reading, as well as several assisted and evaluated teachings. This will be conducted within the framework of daily life on a YWAM campus for the live-learn experience.

Government and International Studies ( HMT 265 )

The School of Government and International Studies (SGIS) is designed to challenge students to develop a biblical perspective of government, law, and international relations. In addition, it will equip students with greater understanding of international current events within a historical context. Students will learn about regional issues and conflicts from visiting teachers who are either nationals or have lived and worked extensively in various regions of the world. They will learn that ‘ideas have consequences’ through the studying how the worldviews of prominent historical leaders have brought blessing or judgment upon their nations. They also will learn how success or failure of domestic or foreign policies are related to national leaders’ adherence to or ignorance of biblical principles.

Introductory Bible Course ( CHR 227 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for in-depth personal Bible study. This course combines quality teaching, personal study, and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures as preparation for more advanced courses. It gives comprehensive coverage of many facets of Bible study such as inspiration and canonization of the Scriptures, hermeneutics, biblical ethics, Old Testament survey, basic Greek, New Testament survey, Church history, and homiletics. A disciplined learning environment helps prepare the student for a lifetime of Bible study. The school focuses on a variety of biblical topics already introduced in the Discipleship Training School, yet goes into a deeper study of each topic, with an emphasis on personal discipleship. Specific content will vary according to course location. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible and is offered under the following names: School of Biblical Foundations (SBF) and Discipleship Bible School (DBS).

Readings in Biblical Studies ( CHR 215 )

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.

SBS Staff Leadership Training ( CHR 317 )

The internship will include hands on work in administrating and facilitating the School of Biblical Studies. Also included for the participant will be constructing teachings and preachings in various locations complete with assistance and evaluation, weekly mentoring and input with an adviser and school leaders, as well as some focused learning and reading on desired growth outcomes set by the applicant. This will be conducted within the framework of daily life on a YWAM campus for the live learn experience.

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 bachelor's 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 I Kings.

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 II Kings through Malachi.

School of Intercessory Prayer ( CHR 265 )

The purpose of the SOIP is to teach, practice and encourage the daily exercise of intercessory prayer and to understand the character, nature, and ways of God in prayer, intercession, worship and spiritual warfare. Understanding the significant place and practice of prayer in the believer's life, and the role of worship and spiritual warfare in making disciples of the nations are taught through lectures, discussions, and research projects. Practical application includes coordinating and leading prayer and worship.

School of the Word and the Spirit ( CHR 114 )

This seminar empowers us in the Holy Spirit, knowledge and skill to study the Bible in a predominantly oral context. Using a relational inductive approach, students will receive an overview of the Bible and understand the Bible as story, as well as increasing awareness, dependence and knowing the person and work of the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God. This in turn will increase understanding of the mystery of God and the supernatural power (dunamis) of Holy Spirit in the Word that releases faith for a Kingdom lifestyle in communion with Word and Spirit. The foundation pillars are: God, the Bible narrative (story), doing together as family, and supernatural transformation/miracles.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of the Word and the Spirit CHR 114 6 English 01 Jul 2019 13 Sep 2019

Worship Seminar ( ATS/CHR 160 )

This intensive training seminar for worship leaders and teams gives participants training in biblical foundations of worship, worship leadership issues, songwriting, teamwork, and creative and prophetic worship.