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Advanced Leadership Seminar ( CHR 305 )

Recognizing that leaders are trained through a variety of activities and learning experiences, learning strategies include one-to-one meetings, group sessions, creative intercession, panel discussions, question times, and lectures. Some of the seminars offered in this category are: Leadership Development - This seminar is designed for the experienced YWAM leader who is in need of refreshment, renewal and/or is at a transitional time in their leadership experience. Topics include: identity in Christ, clarity of calling and gifts, stages and models of leadership development, leadership style, strategic planning, conflict resolution, team dynamics, and spiritual, practical and servant leadership. A minimum of five years of missions leadership is required. Slingshot - This leadership seminar is designed so that 18-30 year-old YWAM leaders can embrace the calling, vision and values of the mission. It is often offered in conjunction with key YWAM events, giving students the opportunity to mingle with and learn from seasoned YWAM leaders. Topics include; understanding spiritual leadership, and strengthening godly character and integrity. YWAM DNA - This seminar is usually 1-2 weeks long and focuses on giving both new and experienced YWAM leaders and staff the history, values, purpose and unique family characteristics of YWAM, hence the name YWAM DNA. Taught by senior YWAM leaders, often through a storytelling approach. LTS - These seminars may be offered in conjunction with the Leadership Training School (CHR 345/LTS) or as stand alone seminars apart from an LTS. They are usually 3-6 weeks in length, and deal with many practical leadership and management issues while also training leaders to plan for and carry out the visions from inception to completion.

BCC Seminar 1 ( CHR 111 )

1.This seminar is designed for the students to have a life changing experience. 2. They will learn how to study the Bible while unpacking the books of Acts, Philemon and Gospel of John, Proverbs and Psalms and looking at: 3. History of the New Testament & the 400 silent years. 4. Who is Jesus? 5. Hermeneutics. 6. Geography and mapping of the Roman world. 7. The Holy Spirit 8. A Word and Topical 9. How to write and give an Evangelistic message from the Bible. 10. They will learn creative ways of using God’s Word in both Worship and Prayer? 11. Answer the question: “What is the Gospel?” 12. Study Hebrew poetry in both:Proverbs and Psalms.

Chronological Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

This is a biblical studies course that teaches people how to use the Inductive Approach to studying the Bible. The Inductive approach is the combination of a radically open spirit to what the Bible says, and a process of observing the scriptures, then interpreting, applying and communicating its message. This course is primarily concerned with training the students in skills that they then use to study for themselves. The BCC endeavors to create graduates who can learn for themselves as opposed to students who've been told what to believe. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Chronological Bible Core Course CHR 211 12 English 26 Sep 2019 20 Dec 2019

Chronological Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

This is a biblical studies course that teaches people how to use the Inductive Approach to studying the Bible. The Inductive approach is the combination of a radically open spirit to what the Bible says, and a process of observing the scriptures, then interpreting, applying and communicating its message. This course is primarily concerned with training the students in skills that they then use to study for themselves. The BCC endeavors to create graduates who can learn for themselves as opposed to students who've been told what to believe. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Passion & Purpose DTS DSP 211 11 English 05 Jul 2019 18 Sep 2019
Island Breeze Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 11 English 05 Jul 2019 18 Sep 2019
Ships DTS DSP 211 12 English 27 Sep 2019 22 Dec 2019

DTS Leadership Development: DTS Equip ( DSP 141 )

Equip provides a resource-rich environment where DTS leaders and team members are equipped in character, skills and Spirit, so that both DTS students and programs worldwide may benefit and develop according to their individual and corporate callings. We focus on the core of who we are as disciples first. Identity in Christ, what we believe, who we are as believers and as a mission. This is the core building block for any leader along with those that have a heart for discipleship. Week 1) Core identity : Roots. Week 2) Character. Week 3) Interpersonal & Relational Issues Week. 4) Practical Skills : Nuts & Bolts. Week 5) Outreach Underway. Week 6) Wrapping up Outreach This 6 week program is led by members of the International DTS Centre (IDTSC) or a leader approved by a member of the IDTSC. It also exists in other locations such at Cambodia, Ukraine, and Lakeside, MT.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
DTS Leadership Development: DTS Equip DSP 141 6 English 06 Jul 2019 17 Aug 2019

Exploring the Torah; Genesis Seminar ( CHR 126 )

This course seeks to build on the foundation of previous “inductive method” studies. Going deeper into the Word with the desire for personal transformation and an outlook to use what they’ve learned to serve God and communicate the Gospel to others. This course will give the student a good understanding of Genesis, with applicable highlights of the rest of Old Testament plus the New Testament, including pivotal events, dates, significant geographical locations and key characters.

Introduction to Inductive Bible Study ( CHR 111 )

1. This seminar is designed to transform each student with respect to the Word of God. 2. Students will study the Bible inductively while unpacking the books of Ephesians, and the Gospel of John. 3. Students will learn the general outline of Old Testament and New Testament History 4. Students will understand Jesus in his person and work 5. Students will practice hermeneutical principles from observing the text through to proclamation of the message 6. Students will study covenants, and use them as a lens to understand God’s redemptive work. 7. Students will learn to trace themes and learn to do a book-level word study 8. Students will prepare and present an evangelistic message from the Bible 9. Students will become familiar with exegetical tools such as Bible Dictionaries, Atlases, and digital Bible Study aids. 10. Students will grow in prayer and intercession, and reliance on the Word of God

Introduction to Primary Health Care ( CNH 261 )

A broad introduction to the biological and health sciences, equipping students to be primary health workers through both didactic and laboratory training. Students benefit from the expert instruction of practicing professionals, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, dental hygienists, social workers and health educators. Topics include: fundamentals of anatomy and physiology; strategies in primary health care pertaining to issues such as immunization and six target diseases, malnutrition, breast feeding, management of dehydration in children, assessment and care of the sick child, and use of growth charts; practical clinical skills and basic field procedures.

Orientation to Medical Missions ( CNH 162 )

This 1-6 week seminar is designed to orientate the medical professional/health worker to use and enhance their skill with an aim to work in less resourced and margenalised communities. It focuses on facilitating new clinical skills as well as developing pre-existing ones in the context of global health. Students gain confidence through working in teams and are motivated and equipped for further missions experiences.

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement ( CHR 136 )

An overview of the goal of evangelizing all people groups is given from four perspectives: biblical, historical, cultural and strategic. The biblical mandate to go, the historical success and failures of God's people in carrying out that mandate, and current plans/strategies for bringing the Gospel to the frontiers are covered. Group discussions and readings provide opportunity for a personal response to the call to make disciples of all nations (people groups).

School of Communication Foundations ( CMC 211 )

This program lays essential foundations in biblical communication, while advancing the individual's skill and confidence in speaking, writing and listening. It aims to sharpen the student's ability to communicate clearly through cross-cultural and interpersonal dynamics, and equips students with principles of preparing and delivering a message to a variety of audiences. Through provoking instruction and discussion, practical assignments, and video evaluation, students discover their place and potential as effective influencers in the public forum. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Communication.

School of Ministry & Leadership Development ( CHR 241 )

Introductory level leadership courses are known by various names at various YWAM/UofN training centres, but generally have similar goals of training staff and leaders at those centers, equipping staff for servant leadership and giving opportunity for personal growth and development. Topics will vary according to the location. Typical topics include understanding YWAM history and values, spiritual disciplines for leaders, time management, fund-raising, personal ministry development, calling, purpose and vision, identity of a leader, conflict resolution, and other topics pertinent to leadership development in a particular locale. Ministry development and leadership development equipping should be seen as a culture rather than a course. The purpose of the intensive times is to create community and introduce new content, processes and procedures, resources and tools that will continue to be utilized and encouraged. It is anticipated that many of these will become habituated if they are not already within the life of participants. In developing ministry and leadership capacity in participants it is recognized that although learning often comes in the mind from a cognitive process through engaging with content, it also often starts in the heart with a stirring or feeling or affective process. For many, some of their key learning starts with action, doing something that then starts a process of learning. If we look at the life of Jesus he would often be challenged with a mind or knowledge based question, however he would respond with a heart or affective response. One simple example was when Jesus was asked the question of whether government taxes should be paid (a head question). Jesus responded with a heart process starting with the question of, “who’s head is on the coin?”, before challenging them in their heart to pay to Caesar what was due to Caesar and to God what was due to God. During each quarter there will be a week long intensive at some point throughout the quarter that will itself serve as a full learning week. During this time there will be lectures, as well as some processing questions and activities to go along with the lectures. Along with the intensives would be personal study which will include reading books or articles, podcasts, ted talks, videos, movies and the like. Participants will have regular small groups to process the personal study and connect with each other. They will also meet regularly with a coach to assist them in developing toward their personal goals. Goals would include, personal, ministry, leadership, devotional, financial etc. It is anticipated that a team will be developed that will create a process that is dynamic, creative and effective in equipping staff for the ministry and leadership that God has called them to. The team will need to have a combination of experience and energy and creativity to create exceptional learning experiences. It is important that not only the content is planned but also the environment that equipping will take place in as well as the processes that will be used. This is seen as a great opportunity to incorporate trans-media as well as a variety of other innovative methodologies into the learning experience.

School of Navigation & Seamanship ( SCI 221 )

YWAM Ships utilize oceangoing vessels for evangelism and for discipling the nations by facilitating various ministries in port cities and island communities. There is a growing and constant need for qualified individuals to operate these vessels, and this course is being run to meet that need by training individuals with necessary skills in Navigation and Seamanship. – It is designed to take someone with little or no knowledge in navigation and seamanship to a level of competence with the unique opportunity to obtain qualifications in the international maritime industry. – As they learn technical skills, students also learn to apply Biblical principles to all aspects of navigation and seamanship.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Navigation and Seamanship SCI 221 11 English 05 Jul 2019 17 Sep 2019