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ACTS School of Pioneering and Leadership ( CHR 245 )

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, including 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 stage of development. This specific course follows the ACTS (Apostolic Catalyst Training School) curriculum which has a history of training leaders to pioneer new YWAM locations, schools, mercy ministries, church planting teams, and other outreach initiatives in North America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

Communication & Culture 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
Communication & Culture I HMT 243 12 English 20 Mar 2019 14 Jun 2019

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.

Human Performance Instructor Certification ( ATS/CNH 198 )

This is a two-week, eighty-hour academic and hands-on seminar/camp that trains participants in how to train and condition athletes at all levels in increasing their physical ability to perform the skill mechanics of their respective sport and unique player position. This is an advanced course that builds upon foundational training and experience such as personal training, physical education and sport coaching.

Introduction to Bible Translation ( HMT 132 )

This course introduces participants to the ins and outs of Bible translation as a starting point to potentially getting involved in this vital work. It will bridge the gap between academics and the real-world adventure of being a Bible translator. Topics include phonetics, phonology, grammar, language and culture learning, translation and semantics, literacy, ethnomusicology, oral storying, vernacular media, and sign-language translation.

Introductory Bible Course ( CHR 227 )

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).

Missionary Care Foundations Course ( CNH 121 )

In addition to giving practical guidelines for encouraging spiritual growth and providing pastoral care for missionaries, this seminar covers a variety of topics relating to missionary life and issues of member care such as: support raising, families in missions, grief, stress management, staff development, singles in missions, team work, and cross-cultural issues.

Prayer Ministry Seminar ( CNH 156 )

This seminar trains the body of Christ in practical methods of spiritual deliverance and healing while incorporating a large focus on prayer. It helps to give an understanding of the importance of counseling and how to apply this to a deliverance process, deal with the roots of spiritual conditions, and use the truth of God to deal with these roots responsibly. Additional teaching includes topics such as family systems, spiritual authority, emotional health & forgiveness, reconciliation, the prophetic, healthy relationships.

Sports Leadership Training I ( ATS 184 )

Participants will gain skills in building effective teams, sports and the Bible, presenting the Gospel, leadership and management, and strategic sports ministry programs.

Worship Seminar ( CHR 160 )

This intensive training seminar for worship leaders and teams gives participants training in biblical foundations of worship, worship leadership issues, songwriting, teamwork, and creative and prophetic worship. A seminar providing Biblical instruction regarding the nature of worship and praise, the forms and expressions of worship and praise - both personally and corporately, and enriching the experiences of engaging with God and giving Him glory.