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Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

This is an inductive biblical studies course. The BCC equips students to know God through His word by employing the inductive method of Bible study to various NT and OT books of the Bible. It enables to the student to rightly handle God's word and gives them a lifetime tool for personal growth and ministry expression. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

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.

Introductory Leadership Seminar ( CHR 147 )

The Leadership Training Intensive (LTI) is for people who have shown leadership potential. Our aim is for students to develop Christ like motivation for leadership, to understand biblical leadership, and develop the skills necessary to serve in various leadership activities in any location, but especially in a YWAM context. The students will be encouraged to engage in a leadership internship either at YWAM Orlando, their sending YWAM Base or Church, or in some other ministry location.

Physical Fitness - Basic Certification ( ATS/CNH 196 )

Personal Trainer Certification Program (80 hour) Instructed in basic concepts of health fitness and wellness. Concepts include but not limited to health assessment, exercise prescription, mechanics of movement, injury prevention and basic nutritional practices. All course material is taught with Biblical principles found in God's word.

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 Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

This school helps equip people who believe God is calling them to serve Him in full-time ministry. Paul writes in 2 Timothy 2:2 “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others”. The SOMD will impart truth to students and teach them how to pass it on to others so God’s kingdom will expand. Servant leadership will be emphasized. We require a successful completion of the SOMD for all our staff at YWAM Orlando.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Ministry Development CHR 241 11 English 01 Apr 2019 14 Jun 2019
School of Ministry Development CHR 241 12 English 24 Jun 2019 13 Sep 2019

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. This is cross-cultural training for the critical first two years of longer-term pioneer mission ministry. Topics include: biblical and historical foundations for missions; intercultural communication (principles of and skills for learning another language and culture); missions strategy (evangelism and church planting, intercession and spiritual warfare, 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). The School of Missions (SOM) lecture phase and internship work together to strengthen you in five areas: language acquisition, culture acquisition, self-care, team skills, and long-term placement. As much as possible, modules are hands-on. 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. 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 Storytelling & Digital Photography ( CMC 277 )

The School of Photojournalism is focused on capturing stories around the world in an honest and respectful manner and sharing those stories with the general public. On a daily basis, we are inundated with images and videos of the horrors and atrocities going on around the world. Rarely do we have the chance to see the hope and the beauty that is in every situation and culture. This school will be about going deeper into the technical aspects of photography and videography along with gaining God's heart and vision in sharing stories that are full of hope.

School of Worship ( ATS/CHR 261 )

The School of Worship is a three month course (followed by an 8-12 week field assignment) imparting foundational values and principles to those aiming to serve in worship among the nations. Topics include: character and lifestyle as a worshiper, understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in worship, applying worship principles within a cross-cultural context, the biblical and historical aspects of worship, leadership and teamwork, the dynamics of worship and intercession, prophetic ministry and worship, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism. Note: Each SOW varies in emphasis, please check individual SOW websites and folders.

Word by Heart ( CMC 233 )

In this course students will memorize five minutes per week of one of the Gospels in their native language and tell it as an eyewitness might have done. They will learn storytelling skills and practice natural memory techniques that differ from a ""rote approach."" Using the tools of an actor and, they will create imaginary memories to see what the eyewitnesses saw and say what they meant, with the goal of developing honest, technique-free communication that compels audience attention.