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YWAM LAUSANNE

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

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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 such topics 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 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 are studied inductively. All types of teaching and learning styles are experienced. A NT Timeline and OT Timeline are completed, bringing a great overview of the Bible.  Study for life change is what we do, and transformation is a key element. This course provides a means for learning how to incorporate the Scriptures into areas of evangelism, worship and intercession. The students learn how to memorize and meditate on the Word. They are given opportunities to gain experience in facilitating a Small Group 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. Mapping and geography of the time period. They are taught to think, learn and study..

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Bible Core Course On Locations CHR 211 11 English 06 Apr 2021 22 Jun 2021

Biblical Teaching and Preaching School ( CHR 371 )

The Biblical Teaching and Preaching School (BTPS) is a dynamic hands-on course which allows the student to gain confidence and begin to develop expertise in the public communication of the word of God in a way that is relevant and serves their listeners. The aim of the school is to prepare students for the ministry of teaching and/or preaching in both the local church setting and on the mission field. By the end of the school the student should be able to preach and teach effectively to a wide variety of audiences, with their content well grounded in the Scriptures. Alongside the ministry development there is a emphasis on the student’s continued character growth, recognising that the authority of a speaker lies in the integrity of their lives.

Community Development School ( DEV/HMT 365 )

The Community Development School provides training in a biblical approach to community transformation for all spheres of society. Beginning with the holistic development of the individual and his or her relationship with God, the principles and practices of this course are designed to enable change in varied settings, from rural to urban, with a mind towards the current possibilities of the globalized world. The course is designed to equip students with skills that will empower communities of varying size to initiate and accomplish strategic activities, with the ultimate goal of bringing life and growth according to God's purposes as He establishes His kingdom on earth. As such, the courses curriculum provides a solid working knowledge of transformational development values and skills, while also emphasizing the building up of godly character and healthy relationships in and among participants.

Discipleship Bible School (DBS) ( CHR 227 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for in-depth personal Bible study. It 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. There are several Bible schools offered under the banner of “Introductory Bible Course”.  The one course that has multiplied to many locations internationally is:

Discipleship Bible School (DBS) - In this course students are equipped with tools for continual development of personal Bible study. 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, how to communicate God’s redemptive plan, how to use the Word in a ministry context, and discovering the “big picture” of Bible (overview). 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 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.

These courses meet the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

 

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. 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. At some times the DTS is offered with a particular focus, (eg Intercultural; Compassion; Disciples Path; Sprungbrett). 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 12 Jan 2021 29 Mar 2021
Intercultural Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 11 English, Korean 06 Apr 2021 22 Jun 2021
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 11 English 30 Jun 2021 15 Sep 2021
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 11 English 28 Sep 2021 14 Dec 2021

English Learning for Missions 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
English Learning for Missions HMT 243 11 English 12 Jan 2021 29 Mar 2021

English Learning for Missions 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.

English Learning for Missions II PreDTS ( HMT 041 )

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.

Event Management Seminar I ( ATS 145 )

This seminar gives participants an overview of the process of creating a public event from conception to completion, with emphasis on arts productions.

Event Management Seminar II ( ATS 141 )

This seminar gives participants an overview of the process of creating a public event from conception to completion, with emphasis on arts productions.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Foundations for Counseling Ministry CNH 211 11 English 28 Sep 2021 14 Dec 2021

Hospitality Ministry Seminar ( ATS 143 )

YWAM affirms the ministry of hospitality as an expression of God’s character and the value of people. We believe it is important to open our hearts, homes and campuses to serve and honor one another, our guests and the poor and needy, not as acts of social protocol, but as expressions of generosity.” Value 17. In this 2 week seminar we will dive into hospitality from a Biblical foundation. Hospitality is about aligning ourselves with God's heart for others. Why do we value Hospitality in YWAM? What does Hospitality look like cross-culturally? How do we prepare for a guest speaker? What are some of the hospitality traditions within the UofN? How to integrate hospitality within an event? These are some of the questions we will address in this seminar. The second week will also involve a practicum where students will apply all they have learned through facilitating a series of hospitality expressions during existing events at YWAM Lausanne.

Introductory Leadership Practicum I ( CHR 243 )

An extended practical mentoring experience for young leaders, including work in many departments in a YWAM centre, one-on-one sessions with leaders, classroom lectures, small group leadership and organizational training. 

Living Word Seminar ( CHR 117 )

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 pursing, 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.

Ministry Development Seminar ( CHR 147 )

This Ministry Development Seminar is a condensed version of the School of Ministry Development (CHR 241). It enables students to discover and develop their gifts and talents in leadership roles. Through the classroom sessions, participants discover their spiritual and motivational gifts, and learn about vision development, spiritual leadership and communication skills for leaders.

New Korea Servant Seminar ( HMT 125 )

During this two-week intensive seminar participants will have times of intercession, mobilizing, training, and will learn some Korean language and culture. They will also network with mission workers, organizations and churches that are focused on Korea with the goal of helping to see its people restored to God's plans and purposes.

School of Biblical Studies I ( CHR 213 )

This is the first in a series of three courses in Lausanne 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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Biblical Studies I CHR 213 12 English, Korean 12 Jan 2021 02 Apr 2021

School of Biblical Studies II ( CHR 315 )

This course is a continuation of the School of Biblical Studies, using the inductive approach to study I and II Peter, Jude, Gospel of Matthew, I, II and III John, the Gospel of John, Job, and Genesis through I Kings.

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

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Biblical Studies II CHR 315 12 English, Korean 06 Apr 2021 25 Jun 2021

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 I Chronicles through Malachi and Revelation.

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

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

Leadership schools come in different forms, designed to meet the needs of the students, equipping them for servant leadership while giving opportunity for personal growth and development. Two emphases offered in this category of school are: School of Ministry and Development (SOMD)/ Ministry and Leadership Development (MLD) - During this school, student's discover and develop their gifts and talents in leadership roles. The course is especially designed for new staff at YWAM centres and is adapted to the context of the language and culture of the country in which it is taught. Some of the topics are: understanding the core values of YWAM, perspectives on missions, generational thinking, transforming cultures, personal fund-raising, worship and evangelism, personal ministry development, public speaking, spiritual authority, and conflict resolution. School of Pioneer Leadership Development (SPLD) - This school has the goal of equipping young leaders to pioneer new YWAM bases, schools or ministries. Students will receive tools to help them in becoming effective learners and leaders -- learning the culture, and in some cases the language, of the people where they will pioneer. Topics include: team building, principles of pioneering, servanthood, foundational leadership practices, mentoring, coaching, and the role of intercession in pioneering. Students may have opportunity to work alongside ministries that are in a pioneering phase of development. A recommendation from a YWAM leader is required for entry into this course.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Ministry Development CHR 241 11 English 12 Jan 2021 29 Mar 2021

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 pursing, 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.

Word by Heart ( CHR 217 )

In this course students will memorize five minutes per week of 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 Seminar ( CHR 117 )

In this course students will memorize five minutes per week of 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, 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.