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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.

Biblical Studies Seminar ( 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.

Children at Risk ( WPC/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.

Community Development School ( DEV/HMT 365 )

The Community Development School provides training in a Biblical approach to community transformation in all spheres of society. Beginning with the holistic development of the individual and their relationship with God, the principles and practices of this course are designed to enable change in varied settings, from rural to urban, from low to upper-middle income economies within the globalized world. This course equips students with skills to help communities initiate and accomplish strategic activities that will bring Kingdome life and growth towards God's purposes. The curriculum helps the participant cultivate a solid working knowledge of transformation, development values, fundamental skills, godly character and good relationships.

Community Development Seminar ( DEV 165 )

This seminar is designed to introduce participants to key issues related to community development, including what is understood by the terms community and development, focusing on holistic, biblical community development and critical issues relating to avoiding dependency and promoting empowerment of communities. 

Discipleship Bible School ( CHR 205 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for continual development of personal Bible study. This course combines dynamic teaching, small group processing, personal study, one on one-s and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures as preparation for more advanced courses. Throughout the course students will grow in their understanding of the nature and character of God, how to live in and contribute to community, the importance of covenants, communicate God's redemptive plan, use the Word in a ministry context, and discover the big picture of Bible. A disciplined learning environment helps prepare the student for a lifetime of Bible study. Through the facilitation of small groups and the creation of community the DBS emphasizes on personal discipleship and godly character. Additionally, the school focuses on a variety of Biblical topics building on the foundation established in the Discipleship Training School. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Bible School CHR 205 12 English 20 Jun 2024 13 Sep 2024

Discipleship Training School ( 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 (YWAM CDTS), 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.

Feedback With Dignity (FWD) Seminar ( EDN 143 )

For staff to be made aware of the SHAME of EDUCATIONAL WOUNDING. And to help train staff on how to give feedback to the student without causing more shame. One of YWAM values are to value the individual. Meaning "all size does not fit all" I want staff to give feedback, not from their cultural background, but to give feedback to the student from a view point that would be honoring to the student and helpful to the learning process of the student.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( WPC 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 in Restorative Justice and Peacemaking ( HMT 265 )

Love Thy Neighbour(hood) is a five month global track seeking to equip a new generation of Jesus-followers for sustainable work in Christian mission through healing justice, radical mercy and peacemaking. LTN will give you tools for a robust spirituality and compassionate activism as you follow Jesus in a hurting world. This is a multi-location YWAM second-level training school—six weeks in South Africa, six weeks in Australia and six weeks in Lebanon. Hosted collectively by A Life Together, YWAM Muizenberg (South Africa),YWAM Wollongong (Australia) & The Foundation for Forgiveness and Reconciliation Project (Lebanon).

Photography Seminar ( CMC 141 )

The Photography Seminar is an entry level course for aspiring photographers. Participants will be trained and equipped in the basic principles of photography and will have the opportunity to develop their skills with hands on experience*. As well as learning the art form, participants will learn how photography can be used as a tool within ministry and missional contexts to inspire others to know God and what He is doing in the world. This intensive 3 week in-person seminar will be taught from a Christian worldview, and will include teachings by instructors and professionals from a variety of backgrounds.

School of Biblical Studies I - 2023 to 2025 ( 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 Psalms,1,2,3John, Gospel of John,James, Genesis, Exodus Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy Joshua,Judges, 1&2 Samuels, 1&2 Kings, 1&2 Chronicles , Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes.

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 Intro to prophets, Amos to Revelation.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Biblical Studies III CHR 316 12 English 08 Apr 2024 29 Jun 2024

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.

Worship, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism Seminar ( CHR 163 )

The School Of Prayer exists to see prayer & worship stirred up in communities across the world. It is anticipated that prayer rooms get started from this school all over the world with a focus on praying for the gospel to go to the ends of the earth and radical transformation in communities the Jesus way.

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.