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Advanced Missional Justice Seminar ( CHR 145 )

This is an in-service program designed to deepen the the understanding of the themes of the School of Missional Justice. To equip the staff of the school to be able to teach content, tutor the students, and develop leadership skills specific to this UofN school. In addition to meeting weekly for content discussion and instruction, assignments include Bible studies as well as reading and reporting on a number of books relating to the Missio Dei, biblical Christian worldview, Christian formation and missional justice.

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.

Discipleship Bible School ( CHR 205 )

In this 12-week introduction to the Bible, the student will be given an overview of “God’s story” and will discover the purposes of God in it. In this course students are equipped with tools for in-depth personal Bible study. This course 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. It gives comprehensive coverage of many facets of Bible study such as inspiration and canonization of the Scriptures, hermeneutics, biblical ethics, Old Testament survey, basic Greek, New Testament survey, Church history, and homiletics. A disciplined learning environment helps prepare the student for a lifetime of Bible study. The school focuses on a variety of biblical topics already introduced in the Discipleship Training School, yet goes into a deeper study of each topic, with an emphasis on personal discipleship. Specific content will vary according to course location. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible and is offered under the following names: School of Biblical Foundations (SBF) and Discipleship Bible School (DBS).

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
50plus Discipleship Training School (50plus DTS) DSP 211 12 English, German 29 Sep 2024 21 Dec 2024
Original Discipleship Training School (Original DTS) DSP 211 12 English, German 29 Sep 2024 21 Dec 2024
Justice Discipleship Training School (Justice DTS) DSP 211 12 English, German 12 Jan 2025 05 Apr 2025
Couples Discipleship Training School (Couples DTS) DSP 211 12 English, German 13 Apr 2025 05 Jul 2025

English Learning for Missions ( APL 245 )

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 aspects of missions. Classroom instruction utilizes interactive methods of learning that are fun and effective.

SBS New Testament Completion Seminar ( CHR 115 )

A seminar identical to the first 3-4 weeks of CHR 315. It is intended for those who desire to finish the inductive study of the New Testament after completing CHR 213, the first quarter of the School of Biblical Studies. Credit may not be received for both the CHR 115 seminar and CHR 315.

School of Biblical Christian Worldview ( HMT/SCI 213 )

The school deals with the cultural developments in our global world and gives insight into the thinking behind current social and political changes. The school will help you to find answers to your questions from a biblical approach. We look at today’s trends and various worldviews and at their historical and philosophical roots. With the Bible as our foundation, we educate Christians to be responsible and well-informed citizens in all spheres of life (family, economy, politics, science, church, media, and the arts). During this course, you learn to see the world through God's eyes and to understand what He wants to do through you in your nation. Learning will be hands-on, as we visit historical and significant places in Switzerland like Geneva, (the City of Reformation and the UN) and Berne (where the Swiss Parliament is located). Additionally, we will visit businesses, churches and the Swiss Alps. You can look forward to learn from significant places of the Reformation, with speakers who are involved in positions of responsibility in different spheres of society. There will be classroom lectures, discussions and projects as well. Both in and out of the classroom, you will be learning from international teachers who are skilled in moving peoples' hearts and challenging their minds.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Biblical Christian Worldview HMT/SCI 213 12 English 12 Jan 2025 04 Apr 2025

School of Biblical Studies I ( CHR 213 )

This is the first in a series of three courses 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 Matthew, Hebrews, Gospel of John, 1-3 John 1 & 2 Peter, Jude and Genesis through Kings.

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 Chronicles through Malachi.

School of Biblical Studies Seminar ( CHR 113 )

A 3-week seminar similar to the first 3 weeks of CHR 213, School of Biblical Studies where basic training on using the inductive method is received. Credit may not be received for both the CHR 113 seminar and CHR 213.

School of Missional Justice ( CHR 239 )

This Course affirms and explores the Missio Dei (the Mission of the triune God). The mission of the Creator is to glorify Himself through redeeming sinful humans and restoring corrupted creation. The Gospel is the Good News of the Kingdom of God - inaugurated by Jesus in His first coming but "not yet" complete until His second coming. As followers of Jesus we are called to proclaim and spread the Gospel and live out its implications. We pursue an integrated, holistic approach to aligning with God's Kingdom agenda of righting relationships with Himself, others, and creation; to restoring justice; and to bringing healing to a broken world. We highlight a Biblical Christian Worldview and the resulting pursuit of a lifestyle of doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God (Micah 6:8) in every sphere of society.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Missional Justice CHR 239 12 English 07 Jul 2024 28 Sep 2024