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JEM BURTIGNY

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

Rte des Matagasses 32
Burtigny
Vaud
1268
Switzerland

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Advanced Principles of Communication Seminar ( CMC 305 )

The APC seminar is a 6-week intensive which encourages students to become multi-dimensional thinkers. The student learns to perceive, process and express a variety of viewpoints on contemporary, personal and social issues from a biblical perspective. This purpose is supported by investigating areas of interpersonal and public communication, group/ team dynamics, persuasion and/or argumentation and mass/cross-cultural communication as they relate to significant issues of the day. This challenging seminar requires the students to work at a mature level of self motivation, initiative, and emotional stability. This seminar will give graduates within the College of Communication another option to the full 12-week APC school.

Basic Leadership Seminar ( CHR 145 )

This is an in-service programme designed to assist in developing the leadership skills of staff in U of N schools. Students meet several times each week for discussion and instruction on topics such as pastoral skills, spiritual gifts, small group dynamics, basic management principles, and leadership of public meetings and outreaches. In addition each student meets regularly with a mentor for feedback and evaluation. Assignments include reading and reporting on a number of books covering basic leadership issues.

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. 


This course can be taken online. See www.onlinesbs.org for details.

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with an 11-12 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. 

Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212 (DTS Outreach).

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English, French 26 Sep 2022 16 Dec 2022

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

This core course of the U of N aims to present, examine, and celebrate God's 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.

School of Strategic Communication ( CMC 319 )

This school brings biblically-based communication management principles and methodology to students who are practitioners in the communications field. Students develop a strategy of marketing and research from a Christian perspective. The study and application of proven research and marketing techniques enables the students to apply a broad range of communication disciplines effectively. They will be equipped to accomplish their communication goals with success, and become redemptive agents of change within their area of influence. It not only addresses the market place, but also shows the strength of this redeemed discipline to help strategic planning for evangelism, planting responsive churches, and assisting in the growth of established congregations and ministries.

School of Worship / Ecole de Louange ( CHR 261 )

The School of Worship is a three month course (followed by an 8-12 week field assignment) imparting foundational values and principles to those intending to serve in worship among the nations.
Topics include: character and lifestyle as a worshiper, understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in worship, applying worship principles within a cross-cultural context, the biblical and historical aspects of worship, leadership and teamwork, the dynamics of worship and intercession, prophetic ministry, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism. Each SOW can vary in a particular emphasis such as music or creativity which will be indicated on individual SOW websites and folders.

Sustainable Agriculture Seminar ( SCI 173 )

In this seminar students will learn about the design and development of low maintenance;food forests; that make use of natural resources already available in a particular location. Topics include: recycling, food production, energy efficiency, water management, waste management and resource stewardship. As well as content on world view and a biblical basis for stewardship of the garden