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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.

Introduction to Business as Mission ( SCI 185 )

The Introduction to Business as Mission seminar is created from the first two weeks of the 12-week School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SOBE). It is recommended both as a stand-alone seminar for those wanting a "taste" of what BAM is, as well as for someone that is not yet sure if they want to commit to taking the full 12-week SOBE. All of our online learning is done using Moodle as our Learning Management System (LMS) and Panopto as our Video Content Management System (Video CMS). The course is structured using 202 short video clips followed by questions the student answers to ensure active learning. The student can start and stop whenever they want. Moodle will resume the course at the point they left off and is accessible through a web browser on any computer or a downloadable app on a mobile device. Each answer is reviewed and graded by the seminar staff. The primary teacher is Mark Fisher (160) videos, with Landa Cope appearing in 28 videos.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Introduction to Business as Mission SCI 185 2 English, Portuguese, Spanish 04 Dec 2023 15 Dec 2023
Introduction to Business as Mission SCI 185 2 English, Portuguese, Spanish 18 Mar 2024 29 Mar 2024

Introductory Leadership Practicum I ( CHR 243 )

An extended practical mentoring experience for young leaders, including work in many departments in a YWAM centre, one-on-one sessions with leaders, classroom lectures, small group leadership and organizational training. 

School of Business & 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 uses an online curriculum . 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 & Entrepreneurship SCI 285 12 English, Portuguese, Spanish 08 Jan 2024 29 Mar 2024
School of Business & Entrepreneurship SCI 285 12 English, Spanish 16 Sep 2024 06 Dec 2024

School of Ministry Development - The Bridge ( CHR 241 )

The objective of the Bridge is to equip and develop new and upcoming YWAM staff. Our students will walk away with a better understanding of the great commission as it applies to world missions as well as an in depth look at the inner workings of a YWAM campus. Students will participate in specialized training that will allow them to develop skills that will set them up to serve and contribute in a YWAM community as well as a life of ministry. Students will be given an opportunity to directly apply what they are learning in a ministry department, in our local community and in the 10/40 window. They will be equipped in a wide variety of ways that will help nurture and cultivate revival and transformation in our community and amongst the least reached nations of the earth.

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 people 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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Supernatural Missions CHR 163 6 English 04 Jan 2024 15 Mar 2024