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Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

This Course gives students a good understanding of the Inductive approach to Bible study, learning how to think critically, equipping them with tools for life. The students read through the whole Bible and every type of biblical genre is studied, with books from both the Old and New Testament. All types of teaching and learning styles are experienced. A NT Timeline and OT Timeline are completed, bringing a great overview of the Bible. Students learn how to memorize and meditate on the Word. They are given opportunities to gain experience in facilitating a Bible study, and enhance their skills in teaching and preaching the Word. They study Hebrew poetry through Psalms and Proverbs and the historical background of each book. 

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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 DTSs: 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.

Leadership Development Course ( CHR 305 )

Recognizing that leaders are trained through a variety of activities and learning experiences, learning strategies include one-to-one meetings, group sessions, creative intercession, panel discussions, question times, and lectures. Some of the seminars offered in this category are: Leadership Development - This seminar is designed for the experienced YWAM leader who is in need of refreshment, renewal and/or is at a transitional time in their leadership experience. Topics include: identity in Christ, clarity of calling and gifts, stages and models of leadership development, leadership style, strategic planning, conflict resolution, team dynamics, and spiritual, practical and servant leadership. A minimum of five years of missions leadership is required. Slingshot - This leadership seminar is designed so that 18-30 year-old YWAM leaders can embrace the calling, vision and values of the mission. It is often offered in conjunction with key YWAM events, giving students the opportunity to mingle with and learn from seasoned YWAM leaders. Topics include; understanding spiritual leadership, and strengthening godly character and integrity. YWAM DNA - This seminar is usually 1-2 weeks long and focuses on giving both new and experienced YWAM leaders and staff the history, values, purpose and unique family characteristics of YWAM, hence the name YWAM DNA. Taught by senior YWAM leaders, often through a storytelling approach. LTS - These seminars may be offered in conjunction with the Leadership Training School (CHR 345/LTS) or as stand alone seminars apart from an LTS. They are usually 3-6 weeks in length, and deal with many practical leadership and management issues while also training leaders to plan for and carry out the visions from inception to completion.

School of Government and Economics ( HMT 255 )

The SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMICS is designed to challenge students to develop a biblical perspective of Government and Economics and how both spheres are related in a way that Government is the provider of a moral and legal frame for healthy national economics. Therefore, special emphasis will be placed in the understanding of the Biblical view of Government and Economics and the series of templates found in the Scriptures so that students can learn to discern History and the different ways of nations, the causes for the lack of correspondence in between political speech and economic realities of societies, with special mention of the Reformation and the Counter Reformation and their impact on economics as responding to different civilizations even today. They will be given an understanding of how the Old Testament templates relate to the New Testament and the role of a spiritual and moral frame and the importance of individual character in which concerns to entrepreneurs and political leaders. Students will learn about the national and international aspects of world politics and economics as they respond to the actual globalization process from visiting teachers, who have lived and worked in different regions of the world, as well as entrepreneurs and civil authorities, and how to respond to the challenges they present. They will also learn Biblical principles of International Relations impacting businesses and how they are vital for a nation´s international standing, As this is a Pilot School that will integrate into the new Degree Program being built around International Studies and Justice the idea is to create a more integrated school of lecture and process, group project work and individual study, due to the COVID 19 pandemic we are aware that doing an intensive and then for the students to have time to evaluate, process and articulate what they have learned as well as creating a paper/capstone project to deepen there understanding of how this relates to the world we live in as they wrestle with issues, dilemma's and current affairs. So this school as it is would be 8weeks seminar for those that do not want to do a capstone project and a 12 week school for those that would like to. As we have students from all walks of life, those that would like to go further for a degree or credits can do so.

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.