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Advanced Leadership Seminar ( CHR 305 )

Two weeks ‘emerging leaders training’ for those who have a desire to grow as a leader themselves in order to equip others. The b2b training gives practical steps to develop participants as a leaders. Using interactive teaching style with many types of activities and experiences for maximum learning: group mentoring, peer mentoring, one-to-one, creative intercession, times of worship, panel discussions, question times, and lectures. This seminar is offered in many locations throughout the world, and covers topics such as identity in Christ, character of a leader, discovering personality and gifting, clarity of calling and gifts, stages and models of leadership development, leadership style, spiritual, practical and servant leadership, theology of a team and team work.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
B2B Kyiv CHR 305 2 English, Ukrainian 07 Aug 2024 17 Aug 2024

Church History Seminar ( CHR 151 )

From the first century to the period of the early Church Fathers, to the Middle Ages and into the Reformation and Age of Revival, this seminar covers the breadth of Church History up to the present time, with a view to gain understanding about the future of the Church as well.

Discipleship Bible School ( CHR 205 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for continual development of personal Bible study. This course combines dynamic teaching, small group processing, personal study, one on one-s and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures as preparation for more advanced courses. 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, communicate God's redemptive plan, use the Word in a ministry context, and discover the big picture of Bible. 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 on 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. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Bible School CHR 205 12 English, Ukrainian 20 Sep 2024 12 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, 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.

Effective Communication for Teaching ( CHR 175 )

This course is the first three weeks of the Titus Project training, a teaching field assignment and preparation for School of Biblical Studies (SBS) graduates. However, this seminar is open to others who have not taken the SBS. This training includes development of teaching and preaching skills, cross-cultural ministry, learning styles (with an emphasis on reaching oral communicators), focused reading, as well as several assisted and evaluated teachings. This will be conducted within the framework of daily life on a YWAM campus for the live-learn experience.

New Testament Studies Seminar ( CHR 129 )

The seminar provides the student with the opportunity to engage in and thoughtfully reflect on the central themes and critical questions of the New Testament.

Old Testament Studies Seminar ( CHR 128 )

The seminar will center on the Old Testament theme of the establishment of God's rule, and it's theological contribution to the unfolding story of God's plan of salvation. Special attention will be given to historical settings and historical issues, the Hebrew text, literary types and The Story of Israel.

School of Biblical Christian Worldview ( HMT/SCI 213 )

A historical look at the prevailing philosophies and ideologies that lie beneath the social and political issues of present day societies. It encourages students to become responsible Christians in society, and to exercise positive influence wherever they work and serve. Students delve into topics such as the meaning and components of a worldview and how to apply biblical Christian thinking to contemporary issues. Each student is required to write a paper under the guidance of an advisor. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

School of Biblical Studies 2 ( CHR 315 )

This course is a continuation of the School of Biblical Studies, using the inductive approach to study the Bible.

School of Biblical Studies 3 ( CHR 316 )

As the final course in the SBS series, this continuation of training in using the inductive approach to studying the Bible.

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.

The Apostle Paul ( CHR 116 )

This seminar provides the opportunity to engage with two classic textbooks on the subject of the Apostle Paul, his writings and theology by analyzing and interpreting the major themes and topics that form the foundation of the Apostle Paul's theology.