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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 CHR 211 12 English 08 Apr 2024 27 Jun 2024
Bible Core Course CHR 211 12 English 27 Sep 2024 16 Dec 2024

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 205 )

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.

 

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Bible School (DBS) CHR 205 12 English 08 Apr 2024 27 Jun 2024
Discipleship Bible School (DBS) CHR 205 11 English 04 Jul 2024 19 Sep 2024
Discipleship Bible School (DBS) CHR 205 12 English, Korean 27 Sep 2024 16 Dec 2024

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, Korean 08 Apr 2024 25 Jun 2024
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 11 English 04 Jul 2024 19 Sep 2024
Sports Discipleship Training School (SDTS) DSP 211 11 English 04 Jul 2024 19 Sep 2024
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 11 English, French 27 Sep 2024 13 Dec 2024

English Learning for Missions I ( APL 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.

English Learning for Missions II ( APL 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 ( APL 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.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Foundations for Counseling Ministry WPC 211 11 English 04 Jul 2024 19 Sep 2024

Introduction to Communication and Media ( CMC 215 )

Create and Communicate Course is a new avenue for all UofN degree students as well as people who would like to enhance their visual communications skills. The course is built to train, equip, inspire, and empower students to be confident and relevant in the area of visual communications. Teaching the students the strong Biblical foundations of communications will build foundations for students as they engage in communications and media in the future. The course will help activate, and envision a future with a concrete communications strategy that will pave the way forward for the students whether they work in communications departments in YWAM, businesses, or in their personal life.

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. 

Oral Bible Translation School ( APL 249 )

This school is to train YWAMers to be Oral Bible Translation advisors who work with the mother tongue translators.

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.

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 08 Apr 2024 27 Jun 2024

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Biblical Studies III CHR 316 12 English 27 Sep 2024 16 Dec 2024

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.

School of Worship ( CHR 261 )

The School of Worship imparts 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. 

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Worship CHR 261 11 English 04 Jul 2024 19 Sep 2024

School of Worship ( CHR 261 )

The School of Worship imparts 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. 

Word By Heart - Genesis to Revelation ( CHR 207 )

In this course students will discuss, debate and meditate on weekly Scriptures using the Inductive Bible Study method, in order to find deeper meaning and understanding of the Bible as a whole, and come to the realization of how the overlying message throughout the scriptures ultimately leads to Jesus. This process will result in an experience so deep that students can then re-tell stories from different passages throughout the Bible, word for word in their native language—as if they were an actual eyewitness to the event. In doing this, students will receive new revelations from the Scriptures, and are transformed to be more like Jesus. They will also learn storytelling skills and practice natural memory techniques, by creating imaginary memories to see what the eyewitnesses saw and say what they meant, developing honest, technique-free communication that compels audience attention and understanding of the scriptures. In this way, Word By Heart equips people to work with Oral Bible Translation projects, as well as contributes to the End Bible Poverty Now movement.

Word By Heart Seminar ( CHR 117 )

In this course students will discuss, debate and meditate on the Gospels, finding deeper meaning and understanding, resulting in an experience so deep they can re-tell stories word for word in their native language—as if they were actual eyewitnesses to the event. In doing this, students are transformed to be more like Jesus. Students will also learn storytelling skills and practice natural memory techniques. Students will create imaginary memories to see what the eyewitnesses saw and say what they meant, developing honest, technique-free communication that compels audience attention and understanding of the Scriptures.