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YWAM COLORADO SPRINGS STRATEGIC FRONTIERS

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

505 Popes Bluff Trail
Colorado Springs
CO
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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 topics such 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 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.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

A course to equip those who feel called to reach out to broken and hurting people. As the entry course into degrees in the College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care, it establishes the foundational stones for biblical counseling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundations include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counseling model; and revelation as a key to change. In addition, each course may address specific counseling models or tools and specific counseling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

A course to equip those who feel called to reach out to broken, hurting people. As the entry course into degrees in the College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care, it establishes the foundation stones for a biblical counseling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundation stones include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counseling model; and revelation as a key to change. In addition, each course may address specific counseling models or tools and specific counseling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

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).

Principles and Practices of Business Development ( SCI 285 )

This course provides an introduction and overview of the fundamental core business disciplines such as Introduction to Business as Mission, A biblical worldview of business, Marketing, Sales, Lean Startup, Finance and Administration, Integrating Business with Mission, Aid vs. Business, and Missional Entrepreneurship. Each instructor will present the business topics from a Kingdom of God and entrepreneur mindset for the developing world. Over the length of the course the student completes a business plan and presents it before a panel of business owners and BAM practitioners at the course end. After taking this course a student should have a general understanding of how businesses work and the necessary information to choose which discipline they may wish to focus on within the overall sphere of business. The course will also lead students in an exploration of the concepts of Business As Mission (BAM) and Marketplace Ministry.

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 Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, Jude, I, II and III John, the Gospel of John, Revelation, and Genesis through I 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 II Kings through Malachi.

School of Business and Entrepreneurship ( SCI 285 )

The School of Business & Entrepreneurship (SOBE) helps students learn how to use business in bringing God's redemption and transformation to a culture, with a specific focus on impacting the least-reached peoples on the planet. It introduces fundamental core business topics such as Marketing, Relational Sales, Operations and Fulfillment, Product Development, Brand Management, Lean Startup, Business Law, Business Finance, Introduction to Business as Mission, Integrating the Business and the Mission and Apostolic Entrepreneurship. The course runs with a combination of work at home before and after a six-week intensive. Teachers during the intensive include practitioners from the field, as well as successful businesspeople with missions experience. Students develop a business plan during the course. Experienced staff and coaches work with the students throughout the course.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Business and Entrepreneurship SCI 285 12 English, English 27 Apr 2020 17 Jul 2020

School of 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 (the worker’s relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team). Depending on where the School of Missions is offered, there may be a particular emphasis on a geographical region, demographic category (e.g., urban, rural poor, etc.) and/or cultural/religious grouping (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Tribals, etc.). Some emphases are. Frontiers: focuses on unreached people groups among Muslims, Hindus, Tribals and Buddhists. 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. Strategic: focuses on deploying pioneering teams as the basic vehicle for addressing strategic areas of need throughout the world. Strategic missions embraces both short-term and long-term strategies to accomplish all aspects of ministry, including the planting of both local churches and missions structures. Pioneering: focuses on equipping individuals and teams to pioneer new ministries in geographical areas and societal spheres, and to help clarify callings, develop vision and learn how to implement a pioneer project. Urban: focuses on urban areas. Students study demographic and structural views of cities, cross-cultural strategies for cities, and types of evangelism which are effective in cities. Asian: focuses on Asian studies, learning research skills, with application to developing effective mission strategy for a particular nation or people group. Muslim: 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. Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignment are satisfactorily completed.

School of 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 (the worker’s relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team). Depending on where the School of Missions is offered, there may be a particular emphasis on a geographical region, demographic category (e.g., urban, rural poor, etc.) and/or cultural/religious grouping (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Tribals, etc.). Some emphases are. Frontiers: focuses on unreached people groups among Muslims, Hindus, Tribals and Buddhists. 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. Strategic: focuses on deploying pioneering teams as the basic vehicle for addressing strategic areas of need throughout the world. Strategic missions embraces both short-term and long-term strategies to accomplish all aspects of ministry, including the planting of both local churches and missions structures. Pioneering: focuses on equipping individuals and teams to pioneer new ministries in geographical areas and societal spheres, and to help clarify callings, develop vision and learn how to implement a pioneer project. Urban: focuses on urban areas. Students study demographic and structural views of cities, cross-cultural strategies for cities, and types of evangelism which are effective in cities. Asian: focuses on Asian studies, learning research skills, with application to developing effective mission strategy for a particular nation or people group. Muslim: 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. Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignment are satisfactorily completed.

School of Supernatural Missions ( CHR 163 )

This seminar will cultivate leaders who have courage, dedication and initiative to sound the alarm and awaken their generation to the freedom and power of the Gospel. Our aim is to see leaders who will ignite and awaken Christians and unbelievers to the burning love of Jesus and the dream of God to reach the least, the last and the lost with the Gospel.

School of Supernatural Missions ( CHR 163 )

This seminar will cultivate leaders who have courage, dedication and initiative to sound the alarm and awaken their generation to the freedom and power of the Gospel. Our aim is to see leaders who will ignite and awaken Christians and unbelievers to the burning love of Jesus and the dream of God to reach the least, the last and the lost with the Gospel.

Teaching & Ministry Development Seminar ( CHR 173 )

This seminar is designed to give teacher training to YWAM staff with a teaching gift and a message who desire training specifically for teaching in YWAM schools. Topics include: communication principles and dynamics; teaching skills and styles; cross-cultural teaching and learning issues; basic techniques for consultations and counseling; ministering to students in a classroom, and communicating one's life message in a parable.