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YOUTH WITH A MISSION

75-5851 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua-Kona
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Addictive Behaviour Counseling School ( CNH 321 )

This course equips students to bring freedom and restoration to those who are in bondage because of addictive behaviors. It explores the causes of severe physical, psychological, spiritual, and social problems that result from addictions. Topics include: a biblical understanding of addiction and recovery; the roots of addictive behavior; definitions and criteria for diagnosis; world addictions; skills in leading support and therapy groups; unhealthy and healthy family systems; healing the wounds of addiction; sexual abuse and other childhood traumas; stages of maturity and relationship to addictions; working through grief, forgiveness and recovery; the brain and addictions; and the role of the church and community in the healing/recovery process.

Addictive Behaviour Counseling School ( CNH 321 )

This course equips students to bring freedom and restoration to those who are in bondage because of addictive behaviors. It explores the causes of severe physical, psychological, spiritual, and social problems that result from addictions. Topics include: a biblical understanding of addiction and recovery; the roots of addictive behavior; definitions and criteria for diagnosis; world addictions; skills in leading support and therapy groups; unhealthy and healthy family systems; healing the wounds of addiction; sexual abuse and other childhood traumas; stages of maturity and relationship to addictions; working through grief, forgiveness and recovery; the brain and addictions; and the role of the church and community in the healing/recovery process.

Advanced Training for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 315 )

This course is closely linked with the Foundations for Counseling Ministry School. it is an intermediate course for those who want to increase their understanding of various models of biblical counseling. The students develop skills in counseling and prayer ministry. Goals are set in areas of personal development, skill development, and cognitive development, including evaluation and integration of various counseling models.The program emphasizes understanding sexual identity issues and dysfunctional lifestyles, with the goal of learning to facilitate healing at root levels. It also helps students know how to bring personal change where specific difficulties block spiritual development. The field assignment is designed to provide opportunity for the students to relate effectively to people in a new context and culture. They will learn how to contextualize the material they have learned during the lecture phase. Students will build relationships with leaders who have requested help with regard to counseling, prayer ministry, preaching, teaching and healing prayer for their congregations, family members or other individuals, and they will minister to those in need.

Applied Perspectives on Biblical Sexuality ( CHR 201 )

This course seeks to communicate God’s “North Star” for Human Identity, Relationships, and Sexuality. It seeks to restore a generation’s hope in God’s design for Humanity and Marriage while offering the skills and resources to influence others likewise. The North Star has been a reliable reference point for navigation in every culture around the world for millennia – a navigational reference that aims to guide voyagers through stormy seas. It represents a standard: a trustworthy reference point for navigation.

Applied Perspectives on Biblical Sexuality ( CHR 201 )

This course seeks to communicate God’s “North Star” for Human Identity, Relationships, and Sexuality. It seeks to restore a generation’s hope in God’s design for Humanity and Marriage while offering the skills and resources to influence others likewise. The North Star has been a reliable reference point for navigation in every culture around the world for millennia – a navigational reference that aims to guide voyagers through stormy seas. It represents a standard: a trustworthy reference point for navigation.

Aquaponics Seminar ( SCI 172 )

Principles of systems design, construction, and operation of media and deep trough aquaponics systems are taught as tools to help empower people to grow their own food in situations where soil is poor or lacking.

Coaching Skills for Leaders ( CHR 141 )

Christian Leaders desiring greater impact and increased effectiveness in their specific spheres will benefit from this 1-week training that will empower them to Integrate coaching skills into their leadership. Participants will be equipped in 12 core competencies of coaching. Competencies covered will include: designing actions that lead to success, creating powerful questions, establishing relationship agreements, using direct communication in order to promote clarity, active listening, creating awareness, staying engaged and fully present with others, establishing trust with a nonjudgmental attitude, creating space for others to think for themselves, facilitating others in discovering their own solutions, coaching the person not the problem, and providing ongoing support and accountability.

Community Water Technology Seminar ( SCI 152 )

Discover how to partner with communities to increase access to safe and abundant water at a household level. Learn how to provide, pump, store and purify water through sustainable technologies. Some topics are: water management, water catchment, water holding and sanitation, water purification and non-electrical pumping systems. The seminar is mostly hands-on, and includes the construction of water tanks, sand filters, washbasins and toilets, hand pumps, and hydraulic pump systems.

Concepts in Nutrition ( SCI 277 )

This course introduces concepts in nutrition and connects these with healthcare, community development, counseling and business. It is intended to inspire and motivate the students to understand how communities can be shaped and transformed in the areas of nutrition and holistic health. Topics introduced include essentials of nutrition, dietetics, food as medicine, holistic health, nutritional psychology and sociology, and food technology. Required Reading: Eating God's Way: God's Instruction for Spiritual and Physical Health by Michael K. Lake plus two other books from a list provided.

Counseling Model Seminar I ( CNH 143 )

This seminar provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the particular Biblical counseling model - Elijah House Prayer Ministry. By taking this seminar, students study a flexible model of ministry which focuses on scriptural foundations while emphasizing the training of listening to the Holy Spirit for individualized ministry. This course includes daily video training modules, group discussions, small group interaction and processing time where application of concepts is practiced. Each daily video is a teaching focused on one particular subject. In the OUTCOMES section, you will see the various subjects covered in the video presentations. There is also flexibility to have lessons taught live.

Couples & Family Counseling ( CNH 327 )

This course has a four-fold purpose: 1) to raise up Christian family counselors; 2) to repair the breaches caused by dysfunction in the family; 3) to restore biblical foundations in society that will effectively meet the challenges of modern day life in the family, church, work, and culture; and 4) to introduce students to effective and unique interventions that can make a significant difference in family relationships. Designed to help train and equip students in systemic theory, practice, and ministry for healthy lifestyle changes, this course will be taught with a focus on the three major phases of systemic development and theory.

Discipleship Bible School (DBS) ( CHR 227 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for continual development of personal Bible study. This course combines dynamic teaching, small group processing, personal study, one on one-s and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures as preparation for more advanced courses. Throughout the course students will grow in their understanding of the nature and character of God, how to live in and contribute to community, the importance of covenants, communicate God's redemptive plan, use the Word in a ministry context, and discover the big picture of Bible. A disciplined learning environment helps prepare the student for a lifetime of Bible study. Through the facilitation of small groups and the creation of community the DBS emphasizes on personal discipleship and godly character. Additionally, the school focuses on a variety of Biblical topics building on the foundation established in the Discipleship Training School. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.worl

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. In Kona we offer many DTS's with a particular focus, such as the Crossroads DTS, Fire & Fragrance DTS, PhotoGenX DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212 (DTS Outreach).

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). Our DTS program is rooted in the U of N DTS curriculum which is based on the following six major categories: God's nature and character; God's intention for individuals, peoples,77 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: Awaken DTS, Crossroads DTS, CROWN DTS. Engage DTS, Family DTS, Fire & Fragrance DTS, Heartbridge Performing Arts DTS, International Korean DTS, Medical DTS, Northeast Asia DTS, Restorers DTS, Trailblazers DTS & Word Alive DTS. Several of our DTSas are bilingual Korean/English speaking schools. . Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

Early Childhood Education Methods ( EDN 231 )

This course provides an in-depth study of the sensorial approach to learning in the context of early childhood education; the creation of the learning environment; appropriate methodology; classroom management; and a first look at a biblical curriculum which teaches young children about the nature and character of God.

Early Childhood Education Methods ( EDN 231 )

This course provides an in-depth study of the sensorial approach to learning in the context of early childhood education; the creation of the learning environment; appropriate methodology; classroom management; and a first look at a biblical curriculum which teaches young children about the nature and character of God.

Early Childhood Education Practicum I ( EDN 232 )

This practicum gives opportunity to apply the principles and methods of sensorial learning introduced in EDN 231 through active involvement in a classroom setting. The student will learn how to use materials and methods designed for the development of the whole child in the areas of character development, language arts, mathematics, emotional and social development, and physical development.

Early Childhood Education Practicum I ( EDN 232 )

This practicum gives opportunity to apply the principles and methods of sensorial learning introduced in EDN 231 through active involvement in a classroom setting. The student will learn how to use materials and methods designed for the development of the whole child in the areas of character development, language arts, mathematics, emotional and social development, and physical development.

Engaging with God's World ( HMT/SCI 217 )

This course aims to present, examine, and celebrate the nature and character of God as a framework for societal transformation. Learning from the achievements and failures of individuals, societies, and nations throughout history up to the present day will help in forming an integrated strategic plan for innovation and change. The course allows the study of each of the seven spheres of society (as defined by YWAM as family, economics, government, religion, education, communication, and celebration) along with a more extensive look at science. Each sphere will be examined for its purpose, history, and related current issues. The science component will include history and methods, stewardship of the material world, and the role of ethics in future technologies, together with a number of practical sessions to illustrate science principles. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

Essentials of Nutrition ( HLN 169 )

This course provides an overview of the basic components of food; insights on food-related diseases; realistic perspectives on supplements, functional foods and additives; and, present biblical aspects of nutrition. It will also reveal the background of eating behavior and food related myths. In addition, this course will help to address hunger issues and broken systems of our society such as the food and drug industry. The intent of this course is to help people to find a personal way to eat after God's heart, as well as to be better equipped for community catering and ministry in developing nations who's people hunger for more than just food.

Essentials of Nutrition ( HLC 169 )

This course provides an overview of the basic components of food; insights on food-related diseases; realistic perspectives on supplements, functional foods and additives; and, present biblical aspects of nutrition. It will also reveal the background of eating behavior and food related myths. In addition, this course will help to address hunger issues and broken systems of our society such as the food and drug industry. The intent of this course is to help people to find a personal way to eat after God's heart, as well as to be better equipped for community catering and ministry in developing nations who's people hunger for more than just food.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

The FCM course helps students mature as they learn their role in the healing and transforming process. They will be challenged to take responsibility for their part in identity formation, relationship with God and others, and their own personal healing. The students will develop counseling skills and tools that will enable them to effectively minister to individuals, families and communities. They will gain a revelation of the atoning work of Christ, God’s character and His plan of redemption within the context of Biblical counseling.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

The FCM course helps students mature as they learn their role in the healing and transforming process. They will be challenged to take responsibility for their part in identity formation, relationship with God and others, and their own personal healing. The students will develop counseling skills and tools that will enable them to effectively minister to individuals, families and communities. They will gain a revelation of the atoning work of Christ, God’s character and His plan of redemption within the context of Biblical counseling.

Foundations for Family Studies ( FAM 251 )

This course introduces students to the biblical foundational concepts of family life; presents a model for the study and understanding of the dynamics of family life; and introduces basic tools for helping to relate to families. The lecture phase uses a template in which the curriculum is broken down into nine major categories, with a minimum of one week devoted to each of these categories. The nine categories are to be viewed as the central core, around which the FFS template is to be built. The nine categories are: biblical worldview of family, a biblical family model, Family of Origin model, marriage relationships, parenting, basic 1-2 hour seminar skills, family life, skills for helping families, and families in ministry. Students can anticipate a challenge to grow and develop Christian character traits. Students will increase their competence in ministering to families.

Foundations in Education ( EDN 211 )

Using Scripture as the standard for analyzing educational models and practices, this course provides potential educators and those who work with children in any context a solid foundation for their future work. The course focuses on the unique approach of Christian education with an overview of the physical, intellectual, moral, social/emotional, and spiritual development of children and youth. The nature of learning and the variety of learning styles is considered as well as the character development of effective teachers. Other topics include: classroom management, curriculum development, and the role of education in community development and world missions.

Foundations in Education ( EDN 211 )

Using Scripture as the standard for analyzing educational models and practices, this course provides potential educators and those who work with children in any context a solid foundation for their future work. The course focuses on the unique approach of Christian education with an overview of the physical, intellectual, moral, social/emotional, and spiritual development of children and youth. The nature of learning and the variety of learning styles is considered as well as the character development of effective teachers. Other topics include: classroom management, curriculum development, and the role of education in community development and world missions.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Foundations in Education EDN 211 12 English 06 Apr 2023 28 Jun 2023

Humanities & Science: A Christian Perspective ( HMT/SCI 211 )

This core course of the U of N aims to present, examine, and celebrate God's truth and work in every area of life, in alignment with Philippians 4:8, an exhortation to meditate on ""whatever is true, honorable, just, sacred, lovely and of good report."" It encompasses the humanities and science and technology, looking at the achievements and failures of individuals, societies, and nations, past and present. The course allots eight weeks of study to humanities, and four weeks to science, though the goal is an integrated approach. Topics include: the history of civilization from ancient times to the present, the meaning of worldview, language and culture, history of science, the practice of science, stewardship principles, appreciating literature and art, world politics and justice issues. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

Introduction to Communication ( CMC 215 )

The courses offered under this general category of Introduction to Communication all share the same thrust of preparing the student for a variety of communication purposes and contexts with foundations in topics such as God as Communicator, Inter-personal and Cross-cultural Communication, and Principles of Communications. Some will have a greater technological skill emphasis (learning how to use a variety of communication software programmes), some will emphasize writing, research and public speaking skills, and some have specific focus in terms of target audience for communication projects. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirements for Communication and is offered under the following names: School of Communication (SOC), Introduction to Communication and Design (iCD) and School of Communication and Advocacy (SCA).

Introduction to Community Technology ( SCI 151 )

Discover how small-scale, sustainable technologies can be shared with developing world communities in a manner that will help empower individuals and families to discover creative solutions to their own basic needs. The seminar will explore why the issues of food security, energy poverty, safe water accessibility, and lack of healthy shelter and sanitation can present challenges to developing world communities -- yet unlock great opportunities for us to share the power of the Gospel to bring reconciliation and hope to people, and restoration of life to their land.

Introductory Bible Course ( CHR 227 )

This is school is being created for the express purpose of teaching students how the Bible is the source of: 1) Leadership development 2) Deepening friendship with God 3) Societal impact. The school will focus heavily on equipping each student with the TOOLS for a lifetime of enjoyable study and life application. Obedience to the truths of the Word is one of the highest outcomes of the school. We will accomplish this through a focus on Bible overview, tools for different types of study, the basics of a Biblical worldview, a devotional life centered in the Word, and leadership truths drawn from the Scriptures.

Introductory Bible Seminar ( CHR 127 )

Readings in Biblical Studies Seminar equips students with a broad understanding of Church history beginning in the second century down to the 20th century, a broad understanding of the entire Old Testament period, a broad understanding of the New Testament period, a survey of Christian theology, and a survey of Christian worldview.

Music Education and Missions I ( ATS 263 )

Prerequisite: DTS Music Education and Missions 1 is a 12-week intensive leadership and teacher training course in instrumental music education, ministry, and missions. This course is designed for the student who has a passion for reaching the orphaned, abandoned, refugee, and at-risk children and young people of the world through instrumental music education, evangelism, and discipleship - equipping them to be musical ambassadors with a life-changing message for their own people and the nations of the world. This training course is also designed to equip the student to be a qualified teacher/discipler in YWAM Symphony of Hope - an international YWAM ministry founded by Doug McClure. Completion of Music Education and Missions 1 is the prerequisite for enrollment in Music Education and Missions 2. Each course is 12 weeks in length and will run in two consecutive quarters resulting in 24 total weeks of lecture phase. Upon completion of Music Education and Missions 2, the student is eligible to enroll in the Music Education and Missions 1 & 2 combined outreach Field Assignment course. The main focus instrument of this course is the violin. This course is designed for the beginner, however, there is also an intermediate and advanced track for the experienced player. Entrance into the intermediate and advanced tracks is by audition. In addition to music training on beginning violin, guitar, keyboard, and indigenous instruments, intensive Biblical leadership training including Bible Foundations of Faith, Apologetics, World Cultures and Music, Making of Disciples, Principles of Teaching, Youth Leadership and Evangelism, and Strategic Missions will be an integral part of this course.

Music Education and Missions II ( ATS 264 )

Prerequisite: Music Education in Missions 1. Music Education in Missions 2 is the second half of the Music Education in Missions 1 & 2 total course (24 weeks total - 2 consecutive quarters). Music Education in Missions 2 is a 12-week intensive leadership and teacher training course in instrumental music education, ministry, and missions. This course is designed for the student who has a passion for reaching the orphaned, abandoned, refugee, and at-risk children and young people of the world through instrumental music education, evangelism, and discipleship - equipping them to be musical ambassadors with a life-changing message for their own people and the nations of the world. This training course is also designed to equip the student to be a qualified teacher/discipler with Symphony of Hope - an international YWAM ministry founded by Doug McClure. Completion of Music Education in Missions 1 is the prerequisite for enrollment in Music Education in Missions 2. Each course is 12 weeks in length and will run in two consecutive quarters resulting in 24 total weeks of lecture phase. Upon completion of Music Education in Missions 2, the student is eligible to enroll in the Music Education in Missions 1 & 2 combined outreach Field Assignment course. The main focus instrument of this course is the violin. This course is designed for the beginner, however, there is also an intermediate and advanced track for the experienced player. Entrance into the intermediate and advanced tracks is by audition. In addition to music training on beginning violin, guitar, keyboard, and indigenous instruments, intensive Biblical leadership training including Bible Foundations of Faith, Apologetics, World Cultures and Music, Making of Disciples, Principles of Teaching, Youth Leadership and Evangelism, and Strategic Missions will be an integral part of this course.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Music Education and Missions II ATS 264 12 English 05 Jan 2023 29 Mar 2023

Music Education & Missions III ( ATS 362 )

Prerequisite: DTS Music Education and Missions III is a 12-week intensive leadership and teacher training course in instrumental music education, ministry, and missions. This course is designed for the student who has a passion for reaching the orphaned, abandoned, refugee, and at-risk children and young people of the world through instrumental music education, evangelism, and discipleship - equipping them to be musical ambassadors with a life-changing message for their own people and the nations of the world. This training course is also designed to equip the student to be a qualified teacher/discipler in YWAM Symphony of Hope - an international YWAM ministry founded by Doug McClure. Music Education and Missions III is followed by Music Education and Missions IV. Each course is 12 weeks in length and will run in two consecutive quarters resulting in 24 total weeks of lecture phase. Upon completion of Music Education and Missions IV, the student will be required to participate in the Music Education and Missions III & IV combined outreach Field Assignment course. The main focus instruments of this course are strings - violin, viola, cello, and bass. This course is designed for the intermediate, however, there is also a beginning track and an advanced track for the experienced player. Entrance into the advanced track is by audition. In addition to instrumental music training on violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, keyboard, and indigenous instruments, intensive Biblical leadership training including Bible Foundations of Faith, Apologetics, World Cultures and Music, Making of Disciples, Principles of Teaching, Youth Leadership and Evangelism, and Strategic Missions will be an integral part of this course.

Music Education & Missions IV ( ATS 363 )

Prerequisite: DTS Music Education and Missions IV is a 12-week intensive leadership and teacher training course in instrumental music education, ministry, and missions. This course is designed for the student who has a passion for reaching the orphaned, abandoned, refugee, and at-risk children and young people of the world through instrumental music education, evangelism, and discipleship - equipping them to be musical ambassadors with a life-changing message for their own people and the nations of the world. This training course is also designed to equip the student to be a qualified teacher/discipler in YWAM Symphony of Hope - an international YWAM ministry founded by Doug McClure. Music Education in Missions III is followed by Music Education and Missions IV. Each course is 12 weeks in length and will run in two consecutive quarters resulting in 24 total weeks of lecture phase. Upon completion of Music Education and Missions IV, the student is required to participate in the Music Education and Missions III & IV combined outreach Field Assignment. The main focus instruments of this course are the violin, viola, cello and bass. This course is designed for the intermediate student, however, there is also a beginner track for the beginner and an advanced track for the very experienced player. Entrance into the advanced track is by audition. In addition to music training on intermediate level violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, keyboard, and indigenous instruments, intensive Biblical leadership training including Bible Foundations of Faith, Apologetics, World Cultures and Music, Making of Disciples, Principles of Teaching, Youth Leadership and Evangelism, and Strategic Missions will be an integral part of this course.

Music Education & Missions V ( ATS 367 )

Prerequisite: DTS Music Education and Missions V is a 12-week intensive leadership and teacher training course in instrumental music education, ministry, and missions. This course is designed for the student who has a passion for reaching the orphaned, abandoned, refugee, and at-risk children and young people of the world through instrumental music education, evangelism, and discipleship - equipping them to be musical ambassadors with a life-changing message for their own people and the nations of the world. This training course is also designed to equip the student to be a qualified teacher/discipler in YWAM Symphony of Hope - an international YWAM ministry founded by Doug McClure. Music Education and Missions V is followed by Music Education and Missions VI. Each course is 12 weeks in length and will run in two consecutive quarters resulting in 24 total weeks of lecture phase. Upon completion of Music Education and Missions VI, the student will be required to participate in the Music Education and Missions V & VI combined outreach Field Assignment course. The main focus instruments of this course are: Strings - violin, viola, cello, and bass Woodwinds - flute, clarinet, oboe Indigenous instruments This course is designed for the intermediate string player, however, there is also a beginning track and an advanced track for the experienced player. Entrance into the advanced track is by audition. In addition to instrumental music training on strings, woodwinds, guitar, keyboard, and indigenous instruments, intensive Biblical leadership training including Bible Foundations of Faith, Apologetics, World Cultures and Music, Making of Disciples, Principles of Teaching, Youth Leadership and Evangelism, and Strategic Missions will be an integral part of this course.

Music Education & Missions VI ( ATS 368 )

Prerequisite: DTS Music Education and Missions VI is a 12-week intensive leadership and teacher training course in instrumental music education, ministry, and missions. This course is designed for the student who has a passion for reaching the orphaned, abandoned, refugee, and at-risk children and young people of the world through instrumental music education, evangelism, and discipleship - equipping them to be musical ambassadors with a life-changing message for their own people and the nations of the world. This training course is also designed to equip the student to be a qualified teacher/discipler in YWAM Symphony of Hope - an international YWAM ministry founded by Doug McClure. Music Education and Missions V is followed by Music Education and Missions VI. Each course is 12 weeks in length and will run in two consecutive quarters resulting in 24 total weeks of lecture phase. Upon completion of Music Education and Missions V, the student will be required to participate in the Music Education and Missions V & VI combined outreach Field Assignment course. The main focus instruments of this course are: Strings - violin, viola, cello, and bass Brass - trumpet, trombone, French Horn, baritone Percussion - all primary percussive instruments This course is designed for the intermediate string player, however, there is also a beginning track and an advanced track for the experienced player. Entrance into the advanced track is by audition. In addition to instrumental music training on strings, brass, percussion, guitar, keyboard, and indigenous instruments, intensive Biblical leadership training including Bible Foundations of Faith, Apologetics, World Cultures and Music, Making of Disciples, Principles of Teaching, Youth Leadership and Evangelism, and Strategic Missions will be an integral part of this course.

Primary Education: Methods and Models ( EDN 262 )

Methods and Models of Elementary Education The purpose of this course is to introduce students to some of the theory (philosophy and history) of education, and to develop a biblical worldview along with practical teaching methods for each subject. They are primarily in their own classroom as students. Threaded throughout the course is developing reflective practice, skills for curriculum and resource development and for multiplying learning into different nations and cultural settings.

Primary Education: Methods and Models ( EDN 262 )

Methods and Models of Elementary Education The purpose of this course is to introduce students to some of the theory (philosophy and history) of education, and to develop a biblical worldview along with practical teaching methods for each subject. They are primarily in their own classroom as students. Threaded throughout the course is developing reflective practice, skills for curriculum and resource development and for multiplying learning into different nations and cultural settings.

Primary Health Care School ( HLC 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 laboratory procedures.

Primary Health Care School ( HLC 261 )

Primary Health Care school is a three month course followed by a 8-12 week field assignments. The course provides training in practical health assessment skills such as patient interviews, vital signs, and wound care and how to train others in health care education and prevention. You will gain learn how illness affects each part of you—body, soul, and spirit—and how God can heal, restore, and bring freedom in all of these areas. The Primary Health Care school desire to train the one who have a heart of compassion and a desire to see a change in the view of health and healthcare through the love of Jesus, with or without previous healthcare experience. We are looking to equip those who have a heart to see lives transformed with God's heart of compassion; those who want to learn how to train others, and treat medical illnesses while sharing the gospel.

Renewable Energy Technologies Seminar ( SCI 133 )

Discover how appropriate technology can help households and communities develop access to sustainable energy sources, and thus expand opportunities to enhance their quality of life. This course explores how to partner with families and communities to create electricity and cooking gas.

SBS Apologetics ( CHR 327 )

Counter Culture is a three-month apologetics school that is designed to be the link between graduating SBS, and “re-entering” society. The objective is to help students process and compile what they learned in SBS, to strengthen and solidify their Biblical foundation, to prepare them in maximizing witness opportunities, and to encourage them to explain, defend, and articulate truth in every day social environments, in an effective and godly way. With a focus on learning how to live effectively as Christians in the midst of an ungodly society, students will be equipped to be the voice of truth in a culture that’s growing louder and louder- no matter where they go after YWAM. In Jesus’ life, he took the norms of society and completely flipped them upside down. He was loving, he was challenging, and he was completely counter-cultural.

School of Acting for the Screen ( ATS/CMC 231 )

Students are introduced to the craft of screen acting from a biblical perspective, studying techniques from Stanislavsky's System and Strasberg's Method to Meisner's Approach. This school runs alongside the School of Digital Filmmaking, allowing students to practice their newly acquired skills in short films. The school provides a wide understanding of the film and television industry, including the personal struggles and challenges encountered in that context.

School of Acting for the Screen ( ATS/CMC 231 )

Students are introduced to the craft of screen acting from a biblical perspective, studying techniques from Stanislavsky's System and Strasberg's Method to Meisner's Approach. This school runs alongside the School of Digital Filmmaking, allowing students to practice their newly acquired skills in short films. The school provides a wide understanding of the film and television industry, including the personal struggles and challenges encountered in that context.

School of Advocacy, Law & Justice ( HMT 367 )

A secondary level school intended to give students God’s heart for justice and mercy and the foundation they need to pursue careers and ministries in advocacy through law, government, and other justice ministries. Students will be given tools to assist in implementing effective and practical research, project planning, and legal analysis. Topics will include advocacy through intercession, legal research and analysis, political and governmental systems, constitutions and law-making, national, international, and human rights law, and grassroots organizing.

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 programs. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible. This portion of the SBS focuses on the New Testament.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Korean School of Biblical Studies I CHR 213 12 Korean 05 Jan 2023 29 Mar 2023

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 the Old Testament Historical books and wisdom literature.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Korean School of Biblical Studies II CHR 315 12 Korean 07 Apr 2023 29 Jun 2023

School of Biblical Studies II ( CHR 315 )

This course is a continuation of the School of Biblical Studies, using the inductive approach to study the Old Testament Prophets.

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

As the final course of SBS, this continuation of training in using the inductive approach to studying the Bible, covers the Old Testament Prophets.

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

As the final course in the CSBS series, this continuation of training in using the inductive approach to studying the Bible, covers the study of Mark through Revelation.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Korean School of Biblical Studies III CHR 316 11 Korean 06 Jul 2023 20 Sep 2023

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 Communication Foundations ( CMC 211 )

This program lays essential foundations in biblical communication, while advancing the individuals skill and confidence in speaking, writing and listening. It aims to sharpen the students 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 Dance I ( ATS 215 )

YWAM is a unique mission, therefore we are running a unique training for the dancer, disciple. School of Dance I is for the dancer who is ready to be a laid-down lover of Jesus. Trained, skilled and positioning themselves to lay down their lives for God’s Kingdom to be brought to earth through dance. This course provides students with intense dance training especially in the areas of Performance Dance (modern, ballet, jazz, hiphop, etc). Teachings on Topics relevant to the dancer in missions will be covered such as: Biblical World View for the Arts, Dancer-Prophet, Spiritual Authority of Dance, Servant Hearted Artist, Kingdom Minded Artist. Integrating these topics with our skill will be done through Dancer-Disciple Sessions that will train you further in the area of dancer stewardship, dance production techniques, composition/choreography, and several other topics related to dance and missions. This course will bring all these elements together - putting the head knowledge together with the skill through the heart of the artist - in order to effectively train up dancers who are ready to shake the world with the complete love of Jesus for His Kingdom. The above can be broken down into roughly four parts: 1. Spiritual / Dance Relevant Lectures. 2. Dance Technique 3. Dancer-Disciple Application 4. YWAM Essentials

School of Digital Filmmaking ( CMC 385 )

The school equips students spiritually and professionally to effectively create films that will exemplify Christian values. Students gain a Christian perspective of the film industry in the digital age. After this three-month school, students will be able to direct and produce short fictional stories and have an overall understanding of the creation, production and distribution process of films in the independent and mainstream markets. Topics taught include: directing, producing, screenwriting, digital and film camera operation, lighting for film, video, digital, sound, video editing, working with actors, and other technical aspects of filmmaking. The development of the character of the future filmmaker as well as skills training is an integral part of the course.

School of Digital Filmmaking ( CMC 385 )

The school equips students spiritually and professionally to effectively create films that will exemplify Christian values. Students gain a Christian perspective of the film industry in the digital age. After this three-month school, students will be able to direct and produce short fictional stories and have an overall understanding of the creation, production and distribution process of films in the independent and mainstream markets. Topics taught include: directing, producing, screenwriting, digital and film camera operation, lighting for film, video, digital, sound, video editing, working with actors, and other technical aspects of filmmaking. The development of the character of the future filmmaker as well as skills training is an integral part of the course.

School of Evangelism ( CHR 231 )

Word Alive aims to develop the transformative power of the Word into a powerful Evangelism and Outreach tool that shares about the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ through portions of scripture from the Gospel and the Book of Revelation. Our Vision and desire is to bring Bible Engagement and Massive Evangelism into All Cultures by cultivating a lifestyle of co-creating with God using our skills and talents to effectively preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ into All Spheres of society and in every Nation on Earth.

School of Illustration ( ATS/CMC 255 )

In this course students are trained by professional illustrators and staff in the commercial art fields such as: children's book illustration, cartooning, computer design, magazine covers, packaging, medical illustration, movie posters and product illustration. Some topics covered are: drawing, composition, conceptual illustration, biblical foundations of the arts, color theory, portfolio development, perspective, painting techniques and freelance business. The school assists students in developing a marketable and professional artistic skill. Besides the pre-requisite listed below, a portfolio review of five examples of the student's artwork is required.

School of MIssions ( CHR 235 )

This course is designed to train and equip individuals and teams for 2+ years in missions, with the goal of long term missions. Students will receive basic training in topics such as language acquisition, cross-cultural evangelism, worldview, church planting, and more. This course will be followed by an outreach, either with a newly formed team or being sent to an existing team, to a nation where they will begin to apply what they have learned in the lecture phase. They will then be learning the native language in the nation they are in, building cross-cultural relationships, potentially pioneering new projects/businesses, and in some cases getting to help plant new churches. The course curriculum is highly practical and hands on based on evaluations from missionaries currently on the field, to best benefit and equip students taking SOM.

School of Photography I ( CMC 241 )

The goal of the School of Photography (SOP I) is to inspire and train Christians to use photography as a communications tool for the Kingdom of God. That may be through business or more traditional missions. These schools may be unique in teaching photography from a Christian perspective: not just what we do, not just technique, but how our knowing Christ should make a difference. We seek students who have a passionate, burning desire to go beyond a self-centered, "personal enrichment" or hobby level, who want to use their camera to serve others. The SOP I is very concentrated twelve week course, so students must be highly motivated and teachable. There are two levels of the photography school available in the UofN. They are the School of Photography I and School of Photography II. Both are all digital. The School of Photography I, including color and black+white, is the first level. The School of Photography II, including color and black+white, is the second level. Successful completion of the SOP I is required for the SOP II. About the SOP I internship: After completing the School of Photography I (CMC 241) students gain practical experience through three months of on-the-job training, supervised by a professional photographer, in either a mission or business setting. Scholarships and adjusted tuition for SOP I, II and SOP Internships may be available upon request.

School of Photography I ( CMC 241 )

The goal of the School of Photography (SOP I) is to inspire and train Christians to use photography as a communications tool for the Kingdom of God. That may be through business or more traditional missions. These schools may be unique in teaching photography from a Christian perspective: not just what we do, not just technique, but how our knowing Christ should make a difference. We seek students who have a passionate, burning desire to go beyond a self-centered, "personal enrichment" or hobby level, who want to use their camera to serve others. The SOP I is very concentrated twelve week course, so students must be highly motivated and teachable. There are two levels of the photography school available in the UofN. They are the School of Photography I and School of Photography II. Both are all digital. The School of Photography I, including color and black+white, is the first level. The School of Photography II, including color and black+white, is the second level. Successful completion of the SOP I is required for the SOP II. About the SOP I internship: After completing the School of Photography I (CMC 241) students gain practical experience through three months of on-the-job training, supervised by a professional photographer, in either a mission or business setting. Scholarships and adjusted tuition for SOP I, II and SOP Internships may be available upon request.

School of Photography II ( CMC 343 )

The prerequisite for the School of Photography II (SOP II) and its internship is the School of Photography I (SOP I). The SOP I lays the foundation for going deeper into photography in the SOP II, which has an emphasis on serving other ministries through photography. We have the first three weeks with three guest teachers in Kona before leaving for a four-week long field trip (not outreach) overseas. Typically that's involved our as a school documenting what God is doing around the world. The final 5 weeks of the SOP II are back in Kona, with the school providing photos for the ministries we've done photos for. Each student creates and publishes their own book. The school ends with a group photo exhibition. About the SOP II internship: After completing the School of Photography II (CMC 244) students gain practical experience through three months of on-the-job training, supervised by a professional photographer, in either a mission or business setting.

School of Photography II ( CMC 343 )

The prerequisite for the School of Photography II (SOP II) and its internship is the School of Photography I (SOP I). The SOP I lays the foundation for going deeper into photography in the SOP II, which has an emphasis on serving other ministries through photography. We have the first three weeks with three guest teachers in Kona before leaving for a four-week long field trip (not outreach) overseas. Typically that's involved our as a school documenting what God is doing around the world. The final 5 weeks of the SOP II are back in Kona, with the school providing photos for the ministries we've done photos for. Each student creates and publishes their own book. The school ends with a group photo exhibition. About the SOP II internship: After completing the School of Photography II (CMC 244) students gain practical experience through three months of on-the-job training, supervised by a professional photographer, in either a mission or business setting.

School of Reconciliation and Justice ( HMT 261 )

This course calls students to live and work from a place of humility and brokenness as they obey the call of God to be peacemakers and ambassadors of reconciliation. Biblical principles for reconciliation, and the Christian's role in the ministry of healing and reconciliation are explored. Students consider the value and beauty of their own cultural identity, and learn about applying the Cross to that identity and having empathy toward wounded individuals, sub-cultures and corporate entities. At the heart of their study will be a focus on, and engagement with, God's desire to move individuals and nations from enmity to intimacy through an appreciation, acceptance and understanding of His loving design and diversity.

School of Sustainable Development ( SCI 231 )

Biblical stewardship principles and sustainable technology strategies can help to empower families and communities to develop creative solutions for their own basic needs. The power of the Gospel will break the roots of poverty, and encourage holistic transformation of people and their land. This course invites students to learn practical ways to increase human flourishing through demonstrating locally sustainable ways to provide access to healthy food, renewable energy, clean water, and basic shelter. This is a 12 week hands-on, applied learning course. .

School of Sustainable Development ( SCI 231 )

The School of Sustainable Development (known locally as Stewardship and Sustainability) explores the power of the Gospel to break the roots of poverty, and nurture Christ centered restoration of people and their land. Get equipped with practical concepts and skills for partnering with local communities to help increase household access to healthy food, renewable energy, clean water, safe shelter and basic sanitation. This course embraces biblical stewardship principles and sustainable technologies to encourage human flourishing throughout the Nations of God's amazing Creation.

School of Transformational Business ( ECD 211 )

The Transformational Business School emphasizes a Biblical foundation of Business As Missions. It equips participants with the basic understanding for creating a sustainable and effective business plan. It reveals how Kingdom-oriented business can be a strategic opportunity for the Gospel to influence the spheres, empower the poor and needy, and nurture positive transformation of communities and nations.

School of Transformational Business ( ECD 211 )

The Transformational Business School emphasizes a Biblical foundation of Business As Missions. It equips participants with the basic understanding for creating a sustainable and effective business plan. It reveals how Kingdom-oriented business can be a strategic opportunity for the Gospel to influence the spheres, empower the poor and needy, and nurture positive transformation of communities and nations.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Transformational Business ECD 211 12 English 05 Jan 2023 28 Mar 2023

School of Worship ( 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 intending 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, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism. Each SOW can vary in a particular emphasis such as music or creativity which will be indicated on individual SOW websites and folders.

School of Worship ( 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 intending to serve in worship among the nations. The School of Worship trains worship leaders, musicians, singers, and producers who are fueled by an uncompromising passion for Jesus as the first priority in their lives and who are not motivated by popularity or financial reward. Is this you? Our desire is to raise up a generation who prioritize a lifestyle centered on God’s presence in worship and intercession as the basis for reaching the lost. We aim to train and release these gifted worshipers to be first, lovers of Jesus, secondly grounded in the Word of God, and lastly skilled in the craft of music, songwriting, music production, and worship leading.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Worship CHR 261 12 English 28 Sep 2023 20 Dec 2023

School of Writing ( CMC 213 )

In this course students are exposed to and practice a variety of writing genres as recognized writers share expertise on narrative and thematic writing, fiction, feature articles, and editing. Daily writing assignments, discussion groups, and critique are woven throughout the program as the following topics are covered: becoming a professional writer, communicating to a defined target audience, writing a scene, using anecdotes and characterization, structuring an article or short story, interviewing effectively, and writing for free-lance markets. Although many of the communication principles taught are universal, this course emphasizes the conventions of writing in the English language.

School of Writing ( CMC 213 )

In this course students are exposed to and practice a variety of writing genres as recognized writers share expertise on narrative and thematic writing, fiction, feature articles, and editing. Daily writing assignments, discussion groups, and critique are woven throughout the program as the following topics are covered: becoming a professional writer, communicating to a defined target audience, writing a scene, using anecdotes and characterization, structuring an article or short story, interviewing effectively, and writing for free-lance markets. Although many of the communication principles taught are universal, this course emphasizes the conventions of writing in the English language.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Writing School CMC 213 12 English 05 Jan 2023 29 Mar 2023
Writing School CMC 213 12 English 04 Jan 2024 27 Mar 2024

Solar Energy for Rural Electrification ( SCI 163 )

Students will learn how to use photovoltaic to bring electricity to households and small communities as a tool to reach the unreached. After the understanding of the main components of a Solar System (Solar Panels, Battery Storage, Charge controller and Inverter), the students will learn how to design and install a solar system. Teaching on installation will be hands on and practical. The Seminar will also include an introduction to AC Voltage safety and wiring.

Sustainable Agriculture Seminar ( SCI 173 )

Discover God's heart for the role of food and Agriculture in the world around us. Get equipped with practical skills and understanding of how to partner with families and communities for growing nutritious and abundant food at a household level through low cost and natural methods. Explore the interrelationships of soil, plants, microbes and animals in God's Creation. Sustainable Agriculture is an opportunity to nurture human flourishing and revelation of the Father's concern for His children.

Transformational Business Seminar ( ECD 111 )

This is a shorter version of the Transformational Business School (ECD 211) with the goal of training participants in the basics of starting a business, as well as demonstrating how business can be used to bring the Gospel to restricted nations, empowering the poor and needy, leading to transformation of communities and nations. Students will be required to do a business plan as part of the training for an endeavor of their choice and will be mentored as well as taught on the aspects to consider.

UNIQuip - Missions Strategies ( CHR 199 )

Word By Heart ( CHR 217 )

In this course, students will learn 90 minutes of one of the four gospels or a 90 minute selection of the Word by heart. They will be strongly encouraged to learn the biblical content in their mother tongue and tell it as an eyewitness might have done. They will do all this WITHOUT rote memorizing. Using the tools of both the actor and the Biblical student, they will create imagined memories seeing what the eyewitnesses saw. They will then learn to share this with honest, technique-free storytelling that will compel an audience's attention.

Word by Heart - Genesis to Revelation ( CHR 207 )

In this course students will discuss, debate and meditate on weekly Scriptures using the Inductive Bible Study method, in order to find deeper meaning and understanding of the Bible as a whole, and come to the realization of how the overlying message throughout the scriptures ultimately leads to Jesus. This process will result in an experience so deep that students can then re-tell stories from different passages throughout the Bible, word for word in their native language—as if they were an actual eyewitness to the event. In doing this, students will receive new revelations from the Scriptures, and are transformed to be more like Jesus. They will also learn storytelling skills and practice natural memory techniques, by creating imaginary memories to see what the eyewitnesses saw and say what they meant, developing honest, technique-free communication that compels audience attention and understanding of the scriptures. In this way, Word By Heart equips people to work with Oral Bible Translation projects, as well as contributes to the End Bible Poverty Now movement.