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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. 

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

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 course's 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.

Community Development Seminar ( DEV 165 )

This seminar is designed to introduce participants to key issues related to community development, including what is understood by the terms community and development, focusing on holistic, biblical community development and critical issues relating to avoiding dependency and promoting empowerment of communities. 

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.

Leadership Training Seminar ( CHR 305 )

This seminar is designed for both younger leaders and older experienced YWAM leaders who are in need of refreshment, renewal and/or is at a transitional time in his or her leadership experience. Topics include: Pioneering as a leader, Project development, integrity in power sex and money, Discipling other leaders, History of YWAM, Shepherd and servant leadership, building leadership teams, developing strategic partnerships, Finishing well as a leader.

School of Frontier Missions ( CHR 235 )

An overview of missions with some specific skill training is introduced during the initial three-month course and then developed further during the field assignment. Topics include: biblical and historical foundations for missions; the nature of the Church; intercultural communication (principles of and skills for learning another language and culture); missions strategy (evangelism and church planting, church growth, intercession and spiritual warfare, healing, signs and wonders, relief and development); personal and team relationships (relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team). The purpose is to train workers for living and ministering among unreached people groups with church planting as a key strategy in discipling new converts. Strategy: focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills to minister effectively long-term in a Muslim nation. Students should be able to provide an effective, contextual witness to Muslims, having the skills to be a part of a team starting a new long-term ministry in a Muslim nation.