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Advanced Family Studies ( FAM 351 )

This 20-24 week AFS course offers a lecture and field assignments phase allowing students to assimilate and apply the teaching more effectively in a family & team context. The AFS course considers the Family of Origin model by Murray Bowen introduced in the FSS FAM 2xx course to be the primary model for understanding the dynamics of family life. This model provides for a holistic approach by taking all members of the family into consideration. Using the Old Testament patriarchal families( Abraham,Issac and Jacob) as a case study. The curriculum has been designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of and skills to use with the two major models introduced in the FFS FAM 2xx; provides key skills for Mentoring/Coaching; an In-depth look at the Godly Father as the Key to Family Life; Healthy Sexuality and the study of the Post-Modern Family. The Family of Origin & Genogram models are required major key components within the advanced Course. In the twelve week lecture phase, that leaves additional weeks that can be devoted to current societal family topics. Under each section the purpose for that section is defined with a list of required specific topics. The six sections (Family of Origin, Genogram, Mentoring/Coaching Skills, Godly Father as the Key, Healthy Sexuality and Post-Modern Family) are to be viewed as the central core, around which the AFS course template is to be built. During the lecture phase skills of using the two models and integrating them to assess the health of families to the third generation.

Advanced Family Studies ( FAM 351 )

This 20-24 week AFS course offers a lecture and field assignments phase allowing students to assimilate and apply the teaching more effectively in a family & team context. The AFS course considers the Family of Origin model by Murray Bowen introduced in the FSS FAM 2xx course to be the primary model for understanding the dynamics of family life. This model provides for a holistic approach by taking all members of the family into consideration. Using the Old Testament patriarchal families( Abraham,Issac and Jacob) as a case study. The curriculum has been designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of and skills to use with the two major models introduced in the FFS FAM 2xx; provides key skills for Mentoring/Coaching; an In-depth look at the Godly Father as the Key to Family Life; Healthy Sexuality and the study of the Post-Modern Family. The Family of Origin & Genogram models are required major key components within the advanced Course. In the twelve week lecture phase, that leaves additional weeks that can be devoted to current societal family topics. Under each section the purpose for that section is defined with a list of required specific topics. The six sections (Family of Origin, Genogram, Mentoring/Coaching Skills, Godly Father as the Key, Healthy Sexuality and Post-Modern Family) are to be viewed as the central core, around which the AFS course template is to be built. During the lecture phase skills of using the two models and integrating them to assess the health of families to the third generation.

Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

The xBCC is a second-level course registered with the University of the Nations College of Christian Ministries. This course meets the UofN Core Curriculum requirements for the Bible. This 12-week intensive course equips students with tools to study the Bible inductively following the steps of prayer, observation, interpretation, application and proclamation. Leaving behind preconceived ideas, students approach Scripture as detectives – observing evidence that allows Scripture to speak to them, rather than imposing their ideas on the text. In studying the Bible inductively, we recognise that Scripture was originally written to a particular audience – and that audience wasn’t us! The Bible was written for us, but not to us. As we understand more about the culture and history of the people to whom Scripture was originally addressed, and what the text would have meant to them, we can more faithfully apply Biblically sound interpretations to our own lives, today. During the course of the xBCC, students will read through the entire Bible and study a selection of books, covering different biblical genres, from both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Students will also dramatise the book of Proverbs on a weekly basis and creatively engage with the Psalms on a weekly basis. Students will learn the skills to effectively communicate God’s Word through preaching, teaching and facilitating a small group Bible study. The “x factor” of the school seeks to incorporate a creative aspect, catering to different learning styles and encouraging students to express what they have learnt in a creative, sensorial way.

Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

This is an inductive biblical studies course designed for artists. Frequent artistic response to the Scriptures will give the student experience extracting content for their art form. Students will create artwork based on biblical themes, striving for heart change of their audience. Some artistic experience is required: music, dance, drama, or visual art. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Bible Core Course CHR 211 12 English 20 Sep 2019 14 Dec 2019

Biblical Teaching and Preaching School ( CHR 371 )

The Biblical Teaching and Preaching School (BTPS) gives students training and practical experience in ministering the Word of God in a variety of different contexts. The aim of the school is to equip students who already have a thorough understanding of the Scriptures for a ministry of teaching and preaching in churches or on the mission field. The students learn practical skills in effective communication, and they are given help in focused study and heart preparation. The intended result is the preaching and teaching of a message rooted in an accurate interpretation of the Bible and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Biblical Teaching and Preaching School ( CHR 371 )

The Biblical Teaching and Preaching School (BTPS) gives students training and practical experience in ministering the Word of God in a variety of different contexts. The aim of the school is to equip students who already have a thorough understanding of the Scriptures for a ministry of teaching and preaching in churches or on the mission field. The students learn practical skills in effective communication, and they are given help in focused study and heart preparation. The intended result is the preaching and teaching of a message rooted in an accurate interpretation of the Bible and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Communication & Culture I ( HMT 243 )

The Communication and Culture Course is designed to equip non-native English speakers with a heart for missions by increasing their English communication skills in all areas while learning about different cultures. Classroom instruction utilizes interactive methods of learning that are fun and effective.

Communication & Culture I ( HMT 243 )

The Communication and Culture Course is designed to equip non-native English speakers with a heart for missions by increasing their English communication skills in all areas while learning about different cultures. Classroom instruction utilizes interactive methods of learning that are fun and effective.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture I HMT 243 11 English 29 Sep 2019 15 Dec 2019

Communication & Culture II ( HMT 244 )

This may be a continuation of HMT 243 or will be the first course for those who qualify to begin with this level.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture II HMT 244 11 English 29 Sep 2019 15 Dec 2019

Communication & Culture III ( HMT 245 )

For those who have taken HMT 243 and 244 this will be a continuation of Communication and Culture learning at a higher level in all the language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing.)

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture III HMT 245 11 English 29 Sep 2019 15 Dec 2019

Communication & Culture IV ( HMT 246 )

Non-native speakers of English who are already somewhat proficient will be able to take this course, whether they gained their proficiency through taking previous course with the University of the Nations or elsewhere. Applicants who have not taken HMT 243-245 will be required to demonstrate proficiency to the same level.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture IV HMT 246 11 English 29 Sep 2019 15 Dec 2019

Communication & Culture V ( HMT 247 )

This course focuses on upper-intermediate to advanced level English, preparing students for further studies and/or preaching and teaching through the medium of English. Coursework will also include preparation for cross-cultural adaptation in English-speaking cultures and international contexts.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture V HMT 247 11 English 29 Sep 2019 15 Dec 2019

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.

Couples & Family Counseling ( CNH 327 )

This course has a four-fold purpose: 1) to raise up Christian family counselors; 2) to repair the breaches caused by dysfunction in the family; 3) to restore biblical foundations in society that will effectively meet the challenges of modern day life in the family, church, work, and culture; and 4) to introduce students to effective and unique interventions that can make a significant difference in family relationships. Designed to help train and equip students in systemic theory, practice, and ministry for healthy lifestyle changes, this course will be taught with a focus on the three major phases of systemic development and theory.

Couples & Family Counseling ( CNH 327 )

This course has a four-fold purpose: 1) to raise up Christian family counselors; 2) to repair the breaches caused by dysfunction in the family; 3) to restore biblical foundations in society that will effectively meet the challenges of modern day life in the family, church, work, and culture; and 4) to introduce students to effective and unique interventions that can make a significant difference in family relationships. Designed to help train and equip students in systemic theory, practice, and ministry for healthy lifestyle changes, this course will be taught with a focus on the three major phases of systemic development and theory.

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.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 11 English 20 Sep 2019 07 Dec 2019

DTS Staff Training Seminar ( DSP 121 )

This course is designed to train DTS staff and leaders to more effectively lead DTSs. It addresses the participants' personal relationship with God, their understanding and practice of YWAM’s Foundational Values, the DTS Purpose, Outcomes, Curriculum and Guidelines, as well as instilling basic leadership skills to provide an environment conducive to Spiritual Formation. Attention will also be given to DTS administration and U of N registration.

Family Studies - Family of Origin Model ( FAM 152 )

This two week seminar is designed to provide students with a model in which they can understand the dynamics of family life. This model looks at the 8 elements that have an impact on the nuclear family(family of origin). Understanding these elements, examined in a holistic way, helps the student to evaluate a family's interpersonal life dynamics. The course consists of one week of learning the core elements of the Family of Origin model and observing them in the students Family of Origin. The second week consists of applying the model along with the Genogram model in diagramming these elements in the Old Testament three generational patriarchal family of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.

Foundational Art Course ( )

The Foundational Art Course has been created to provide a biblical foundation for the arts, covering a broad spectrum of art disciplines, foundational values and principles for all artists.

Foundations 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 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 Studies ( FAM 251 )

This U of N course introduces students to the Christian biblical foundational concepts of family life, presents a model for the study and understanding the dynamics of family life, and introduces basic tools for helping relate to families. The three-month lecture phase presents a template with the curriculum broken down into nine major categories, with minimum of one week of a school devoted to each of these categories. The nine categories are to be viewed as the central core, around which the FFS template is to be built. The nine categories are: Biblical worldview of family, a biblical family model, Family of Origin model, marriage relationship, parenting, basic 1-2 hour seminar skills, Family Life, Skills for helping families, and family ministering together. Students can anticipate a challenge to personal growth in and development of Christian character traits. Students will increase their competence in their ability to minister to other families.

Foundations for Family Studies ( FAM 251 )

This U of N course introduces students to the Christian biblical foundational concepts of family life, presents a model for the study and understanding the dynamics of family life, and introduces basic tools for helping relate to families. The three-month lecture phase presents a template with the curriculum broken down into nine major categories, with minimum of one week of a school devoted to each of these categories. The nine categories are to be viewed as the central core, around which the FFS template is to be built. The nine categories are: Biblical worldview of family, a biblical family model, Family of Origin model, marriage relationship, parenting, basic 1-2 hour seminar skills, Family Life, Skills for helping families, and family ministering together. Students can anticipate a challenge to personal growth in and development of Christian character traits. Students will increase their competence in their ability to minister to other families.

Humanities & Science: A Christian Perspective ( HMT/SCI 211 )

This core course of the U of N aims to present, examine, and celebrate Gods truth and work in every area of life, in alignment with Philippians 4:8, an exhortation to meditate on ;whatever is true, honorable, just, sacred, lovely and of good report; It encompasses the humanities and science and technology, looking at the achievements and failures of individuals, societies, and nations, past and present. The course allots eight weeks of study to humanities, and four weeks to science, though the goal is an integrated approach. Topics include: the history of civilization from ancient times to the present, the meaning of worldview, language and culture, history of science, the practice of science, stewardship principles, appreciating literature and art, world politics and justice issues. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

Humanities & Science: A Christian Perspective ( HMT/SCI 211 )

This core course of the U of N aims to present, examine, and celebrate Gods truth and work in every area of life, in alignment with Philippians 4:8, an exhortation to meditate on ;whatever is true, honorable, just, sacred, lovely and of good report; It encompasses the humanities and science and technology, looking at the achievements and failures of individuals, societies, and nations, past and present. The course allots eight weeks of study to humanities, and four weeks to science, though the goal is an integrated approach. Topics include: the history of civilization from ancient times to the present, the meaning of worldview, language and culture, history of science, the practice of science, stewardship principles, appreciating literature and art, world politics and justice issues. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

Kairos Head Facilitator training ( CHR 102 )

Training of Head Facilitators of the Kairos course, in order to present and organize this course.

Marriage Enrichment Seminar ( FAM 133 )

This FFI Family Foundations International material introduces students to the understanding the a Covenant marriage is an unilateral, unconditional, irrevocable promises that can only be broken by death. The purpose of this course is to equip individuals, families and communities transformed by God`s culture of blessing, and to facilitate life-changing experiences with God.

Missionary Care Seminar ( 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.

Perspectives Facilitator Training I ( CHR 101 )

The student will learn presentation skills and the ability to facilitate this course alongside a qualified Head Facilitator. This course will give students a greater understanding of the biblical foundation for God's heart for the nations and about our responsibility to fulfill​ the Great Commission. Students will begin to understand the role of mobilizer, mobilizing people into missions.

Principles of Redeeming Cultures ( ATS/HMT 227 )

The course focuses on redemptive elements of God's truths planted within Cultures to see freedom, healing and transformation come to the people, their cultures and nation. Students will be developed and mentored in these elements, giving them skills to unearth God's purposes in cultures, bringing glory and honor before the Throne of God as they walk out their callings in every sphere of society. The school will further equip students to also train others that will do like wise to see transformation in communities around the earth.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Principles of Redeeming Cultures ATS/HMT 227 12 English 04 Aug 2019 27 Oct 2019

Principles of Redeeming Cultures ( ATS/HMT 227 )

This course presents principles for recognizing God's truth and righteousness in the cultures of the world, affirming those cultures, and seeing them transformed by the work of God. Students learn to view history and their own and/or other cultures from a biblical perspective; they also learn to develop strategies for influencing society toward righteousness, making the Word of God the standard for living.

School of the Living Word ( CHR 216 )

This course was developed as a mentoring process that would establish and strengthen an approach to the scriptures that lets them live (Heb. 4:12). That is, we come to the Bible text to hear from Him, the Living Word. We emphasize personal application rather than pursuing, for example, metaphysics, systematic theology, or philosophical speculation. A leading elder does most of the teaching, drawing on the time-honored tradition of being mentored by an established teacher and leader. An epistemology that specifically believes in and practices daily the importance of being taught by divine relational revelation is adhered to and practiced. The primary methods are written questions about the passage we are considering, daily written answers by each student, meditation, worship, personal prayer, and a Socratic classroom climate where the leader guides by asking questions to stimulate deeper understanding, universal participation by the students, and active response to what God is saying.

TESOL Seminar ( HMT 147 )

This seminar teaches those who will teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It covers all aspects of teacher training such as methods and techniques of teaching English, language acquisition issues, course design, lesson planning, classroom management and the parts and sounds of the English language.

Walking With Wounded Children ( CNH 158 )

A seminar to equip participants to be able to walk with children and individuals who were hurt by people and life events. Learn to use storytelling and sand tray play therapy to facilitate healing. Learn about trauma, PTSD, and characteristics of healing

Word by Heart ( CHR 217 )

In this course students will memorize weekly Scriptures from one of the Gospels in their native language and tell it as an eyewitness might have done. They will learn storytelling skills and practice natural memory techniques that differ from a "rote approach"; Using the tools of an actor and, 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.

Word by Heart (Worcester) ( CMC 233 )

In this course students will memorize weekly Scriptures from one of the Gospels in their native language and tell it as an eyewitness might have done. They will learn storytelling skills and practice natural memory techniques that differ from a "rote approach"; Using the tools of an actor and, 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.