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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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Addictive Behaviour Counseling School CNH 321 12 English, English 05 Sep 2019 18 Dec 2019

Advanced Documentary Film School ( CMC 377 )

Produce life-changing documentary films in a team of inspired storytellers as you hone your craft and learn advanced filmmaking skills. The Advanced Documentary Film School is for missions filmmakers who have already moved past the basics of shooting, editing and interviewing and want to collaborate in a film school embedded within a professional production environment. As the momentum of filmmaking is shifting towards streaming series and features, documentary storytelling is a key medium that you can master with mentorship by experienced documentarians. Bring your passion, your skills and a heart to see the world transformed by truth.

Advanced Leadership Seminar ( CHR 305 )

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

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.

Aquaponics Seminar ( SCI 172 )

Principles of Aquaponics -- growing healthy, nutritious plants and fish protein in small spaces -- emphasizing sustainable approaches to system design, construction, and operation are practical tools that can help empower people to grow their own food in situations where soil is poor or lacking.

Arts Seminar ( ATS 113 )

This seminar aims to teach participants how make use of the performing arts in worship and proclamation of the Gospel. Both theoretical and practical training are included in the curriculum.

Basic Construction Technology Seminar ( SCI 153 )

A basic overview of construction skills and tools needed to complete building projects. A key goal of the seminar is to equip students for construction mercy ministry. Topics include: framing, basic electrical systems, roofing systems as well as a biblical perspective on construction and understanding parallels between Christ as our foundation and the significance of strong foundations in building.

Bible Media School ( CMC 295 )

The JESUS Film project and YWAM both share the vision for completing the Great Commission. We possess different resources and strengths and believe that the coordination of these is necessary in the fulfillment of this calling. It has been found that the JESUS Film is often used by the Lord to open people’s eyes as they hear and see the story of Jesus and God’s message of salvation in their own heart language. This school is being born out of this partnership between YWAM and JESUS Film and is committed to eradicating Bible Poverty. Our goal is to have the JESUS Film made available in every language on earth. YWAM’s role in the partnership is producing the JESUS Film in the Simple Narrative Version (JSN) for people groups with populations under 50,000. The JESUS Film project is committed to producing the multi-voice version of the film for people groups with populations over 50,000. This school is the first step in training up trainers in order to multiply the production of the JSN version of the JESUS Film. After field experience our trainers will be commissioned to train others in one of the three areas needed to produce a new language version of the JESUS Film. These areas are made up of: • Language Production Managers – overseeing the production of the JESUS Film in a new language from beginning to end. • Script Adaptors – facilitating a workshop on location with mother-tongue speakers in adapting/translating the JESUS Film script into their language for recording. • Recordists – setting up, recording, editing and producing new languages on location with the mother-tongue speakers.

Communication & Culture I ( HMT 243 )

The Communication and Culture Course is designed to equip non-native English speakers with a heart for missions by increasing their English communication skills in all areas while learning about different cultures. Classroom instruction utilizes interactive methods of learning that are fun and effective.

Community Health Development Seminar ( CNH 163 )

This seminar emphasizes practical tools for skilled servant leaders called to community health transformation. It runs concurrently with the six-month Community Health Development School (CNH 363/364) and covers topics such as biblical world view of development, project management, proposal writing, participative learning and action, and a primer of community health issues.

Community Water Technology Seminar ( SCI 152 )

Students will learn how to examine the characteristics of water supplies available to communities, and how to provide, pump, store and purify water economically. 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.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Couples & Family Counseling CNH 327 12 English 05 Apr 2019 25 Jul 2019

Digital Filmmaking Seminar ( CMC 185 )

The Digital Film Making Seminar will train future filmmakers in how to master the art of visual storytelling using today's digital technologies. It provides hands on experience in topics such as Directing, Production Management, Camera, Lighting, Digital Editing, Digital Audio, Screen writing, etc. This practical hands on approach results in an overall understanding of the different disciplines found in the film making process. Although the main emphasis of the school is in directing/producing it also provides a solid starting point for those wanting to specialize in areas such as screen writing, camera operation, lighting direction, film editing and digital FX. Throughout the school the principles taught during the DTS are also re-enforced and further applied to the specifics of this area.

Digital Filmmaking Seminar Practicum ( CMC 186 )

Digital Filmmaking Seminar Practicum will train future filmmakers in how to master the art of visual storytelling using today's digital technologies with a more hands on approach. It provides hands on experience in topics such as Directing, Production Management, Camera, Lighting, Digital Editing, Digital Audio, Screen writing, etc. This practical hands on approach results in an overall understanding of the different disciplines found in the film making process. Although the main emphasis of the school is in directing/producing it also provides a solid starting point for those wanting to specialize in areas such as screen writing, camera operation, lighting direction, film editing and digital FX. Throughout the school the principles taught during the DTS are also re-enforced and further applied to the specifics of this area.

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).

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
International Korean DTS DSP 211 12 English, Korean 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019
Word Alive DTS- On Earth As It Is In Heaven DSP 211 12 English, French, English, French 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019
Heartbridge Performing Arts DTS DSP 211 12 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019
Asia Pacific all Generations Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019
Fire & Fragrance DTS DSP 211 12 English 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019
Engage Discipleship Training School (Classic DTS) DSP 211 11 English 04 Jul 2019 18 Sep 2019
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 Korean 05 Sep 2019 18 Dec 2019
Fire & Fragrance DTS DSP 211 12 English 26 Sep 2019 18 Dec 2019

Doula Seminar ( CNH 173 )

This seminar can be adapted for any location where missionaries would train to serve pregnant women and their families in Asia and Africa, places with the highest maternal/infant death rate. Childbirth has emotional and social elements, and the ""doula"" provides support before, during and after the birth. This course can equip workers who are already serving in other capacities to reach out to the poor through a simple health education format, either in a classroom setting, or one-on-one counseling.

DTS Workshop ( DSP 141 )

This program is designed to equip YWAM/U of N staff to create and lead YWAM Discipleship Training Schools, including both teaching and outreach phases, in alignment with the apostolic vision, foundational values, purpose, outcomes, curriculum and guidelines of the DTS. It includes outcomes for both DTS leadership and personal growth.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Methods and Models in Early Childhood Education EDN 231 12 English 04 Jul 2019 23 Sep 2019
Early Childhood Education Methods EDN 231 12 English 06 Jul 2019 26 Sep 2019

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.

Empowering Leaders through Coaching Skills ( )

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.

Environment & Resource Stewardship School ( SCI 231 )

The Food, Energy, Water and Shelter (FEWS) course is designed to equip participants with an integrated perspective of “sustainable technology” principles and concepts as they pertain to partnering with developing world communities toward increasing their access to food security, safe and abundant water sources, secure and healthy housing, and the reduction of household “energy poverty”. This course embraces practical insights into how sustainable technology (small scale, incorporating local resources, championing community leadership and participation) can be utilized as a way to build kingdom oriented relationship with families and communities in the developing world. Sustainable Technology creates a tangible platform to partner together with people who are open toward developing creative solutions for their basic needs, empowering them to improve their quality of life, and revealing God’s goodness to His people.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Stewardship & Sustainability (FEWS) SCI 231 12 English 28 Sep 2019 19 Dec 2019

Essentials of Nutrition ( CNH 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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Essentials of Nutrition CNH 169 2 English 04 Apr 2019 19 Apr 2019

Event Management Seminar ( ATS 145 )

The Event Management Seminar gives participants an overview of the process of creating a public event from conception to completion, with emphasis on arts productions.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Foundations for Family Studies FAM 251 12 English 26 Sep 2019 18 Dec 2019

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
Foundation in Education EDN 211 12 English 04 Apr 2019 25 Jun 2019
Foundations in Education EDN 211 12 English 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019
Foundations in Education EDN 211 12 English 26 Sep 2019 25 Dec 2019

Hospitality Ministry Seminar ( ATS 143 )

YWAM affirms the ministry of hospitality as an expression of God’s character and the value of people. We believe it is important to open our hearts, homes and campuses to serve and honor one another, our guests and the poor and needy, not as acts of social protocol, but as expressions of generosity.” Value 17. In this 2 week seminar we will dive into hospitality from a Biblical foundation. Hospitality is about aligning ourselves with God's heart for others. Why do we value Hospitality in YWAM? What does Hospitality look like cross-culturally? How do we prepare for a guest speaker? What are some of the hospitality traditions within the UofN? These are some of the questions we will address in this seminar. The second week will be the practicum where students will apply all they have learned through facilitating a series of hospitality expressions during existing events at YWAM Kona.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Truth & Transformation / Humanities & Science HMT/SCI 211 12 English 26 Sep 2019 18 Dec 2019

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).

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Foundations for Revival & Reformation: Communication & Advocacy CMC 215 12 English 05 Apr 2019 27 Jun 2019

Introduction to Community Technology ( SCI 151 )

This seminar provides an overview of 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.

Introduction to Primary Health Care ( CNH 261 )

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

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 Course ( 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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship BIBLE School CHR 227 12 English 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019
Discipleship BIBLE School CHR 227 12 English 26 Sep 2019 18 Dec 2019

Introductory Leadership Practicum I ( CHR 243 )

The Awakening Leadership Track is designed to inspire friendship with Jesus and create mature YWAM leaders that understand the basics of leadership and Christlike character, helping them to live it out as they lead in DTS's or in other contexts. The Awakening Leadership Track helps participants grow in character, discipleship, prayer, Bible study, and leadership. Kona is a big training base, with lots of leadership needs. This course fills those spaces with budding new leaders, giving them practical experience and room to grow.

Media Advocacy ( CMC 271 )

These schools equip students to develop media campaigns serving as catalysts for pioneering works around the world with the aim of providing a “voice for the voiceless” through prayer, advocacy, education and action. A primary desired outcome is increased engagement in prayer and action on behalf of abused women and children worldwide. The Photo Advocacy School and the Video Advocacy School focus on using different media towards the same goals. Upon completion of CMC271, opportunity for practical application of skills learned continues throughout the CMC272 Media Advocacy Field Assignment.

Mother and Child Health Seminar ( CNH 171 )

This seminar is designed to give local Christian indigenous women understanding of mother and child health issues in developing nations and in needy communities. The course will train and encourage women to practice maternal health in their community, being able to teach and establish an antenatal clinic, perform child weighing for children under five, understand and refer the danger problems in pregnancy and/or enhance any existing health service within the community.

Permaculture Design ( SCI 177 )

This course is based on introducing the student to the concept of Permaculture: the design of permanent and sustainable human settlements. It incorporates the basis of food, energy, water, shelter, and sanitation in a framework of using what is already there, ideas of sustainability and replicability, and the use of appropriate technology. This course forms a basis of understanding that is useful in many of the other aspects taught in the College of Science and Technology.

Plant Science ( SCI 175 )

This course will teach about plants and herbs found around the world that are used for health and basic appropriate technology approaches. It is a hands-on course with a scientific approach to the development of communities through the use of appropriate technology-based botanical solutions.

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.

Reconciliation and Peace-Making Seminar ( HMT 164 )

The Reconciliation and Peacemaking course will rely on the Holy Scriptures, specifically highlighting the mandate within Scripture for how each nation, community, and individual ought to be treated and the value God has attached to these. Students will receive an impartation as Christian workers in knowledge and understanding of reconciliation and peacemaking as demonstrated in the Scriptures by Christ and his cross in order to integrate it in the service they provide nations, tribes, communities, and individuals. The course will also purposely focus on contributing in shifting the mind-sets of ministry leaders, and workers by equipping them with Biblical understanding of reconciliation, the heart of God for diversity of His people and nations.

Renewable Energy Technologies Seminar ( SCI 133 )

The purpose for the Renewable Energy Technologies Seminar is to equip participants with practical understanding in appropriate technology (small scale) applications that can help households and communities develop access to sustainable energy sources, and thus expand opportunities to enhance their quality of life.

SBS Apologetics ( CHR 329 )

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Acting for the Screen ATS/CMC 231 12 English 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019

School of Advocacy, Law and 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 programmes. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Biblical Studies I CHR 213 12 English 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Biblical Studies II CHR 315 11 English 04 Jul 2019 19 Sep 2019

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
SBS III CHR 316 12 English 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019
School of Biblical Studies III CHR 316 12 English 27 Sep 2019 20 Dec 2019

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 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

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Dance I ATS 215 12 English 26 Sep 2019 19 Dec 2019

School of Dance II ( ATS 317 )

This course builds on the foundations that have been established in the School of Dance I (ATS 215) and takes the student to a higher level and caliber in their skill, as well as challenging the participants into a lifestyle of abandonment to the Lord through their craft of dance. The completion of this course (true to YWAM form) is more of a commissioning. A commissioning for the participant to be launched into being a dancer-disciple to the nations & spheres; equipped with how to lead dance ministry, dance missions, and initiatives for the advancement of the Glory of the Lord. Participants will be launched into utilizing their well crafted, sharpened skill in the area of dance wherever God calls them, whether that be in the industry, the church, the nations. During outreach for this school, students will experience theatre performances both locally and around the world, both on the streets and on stages furthering the Gospel of Christ through dance.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Digital Filmmaking CMC 385 12 English 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019

School of Evangelism ( CHR 231 )

With Ekklesia and Kononia we can truley be God's echo of restoration in the world. EK-klesia "Jesus ate all the time. In eating and sharing a meal with people, often people no one would want to eat with, he was inviting them into a relationship. You eat with those you love, those you want to do life with, those you accept. As Jesus ate, he must have taught, laughed, cried, and shared not only bread but his life with them. So it is with Ekklesia, it is Ekko setting a table, eating together, and embracing each other's lives in love. It'll be a time to learn from His Spirit, through the Word, and times of not only sharing a meal but sharing our lives to each other. Let's eat." KO-nonia "Jesus walked all the time. We find him taking moments to stop and to teach his disciples along the way. Following Christ is not static but has a Rhythm and Motion to it. The disciples trailing behind must have often talked with one another about what they were just taught. The Walk gave space for a Talk. And as they Walked, and Talked, their love and respect for their Master must have grown." Our vision is to inspire and equip people to join God’s mission in all spheres of society. Our target student is people who feel called into the spheres as a lifestyle missionary or those who desire to better disciple and send lifestyle missionaries in the spheres.

School of Event Management ( ATS 245 )

A school designed for men and women who have a desire to plan and facilitate events within the (international) community. The students will learn skills such as: programming, marketing, stress management, backstage management, sponsorship, budgeting, networking and vision casting. They will gain a greater understanding of the sphere of Celebration and what it means to submit this to the Lordship of Christ.

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 International Relations & Diplomacy ( HMT 369 )

The School of International Relations & Diplomacy (SIRD) is designed to challenge student to develop a biblical perspective and worldview in the area of government, international relations, and Diplomacy. To equip students to engage on a deeper level in the Sphere of Government, while creating a strong academic and spiritual foundation on which they are able to build right thinking that reflect the Lords heart and Kingdom values as they serve, wrestle, and engage in this sphere. In addition, it will equip students with greater understanding of international current events within a historical context. Students will learn about regional issues and conflicts from highly respected speakers whom are either nationals or have lived and worked extensively in various regions of the world. The students will learn to become facilitators of peace, justice, and reconciliation in the domains of international relations and diplomacy.

School of Legislative Advocacy and Social Change ( HMT 363 )

A 12 week course at the 300 Level designed to give students hands on experience in developing a legislative advocacy or social change campaign for a social justice issue that they have worked on in the field Designed to demystify the legislative process and make law and the legal process more accessible to those working in advocacy on justice campaigns with practical tools sets to influence policy and the legislative agenda Features: o Daily intercession and time in the Word trying to grasp at God’s heart for justice – how to be “doers” of the Word. o Mornings of lectures presenting skills and practical information necessary to understand legislative work in the political sphere o Afternoons of research time and group work o A focus on “learning by doing” by developing a research report (assessing the problem, the actors involve and assessing and drafting legislation (where relevant) o A year of mentorship support from staff as students implement their work plan

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 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 through Perth, Australia YWAM's Megacities Project in megacities such as Cairo, London, and Kolkata. During the 2016 SOP II, we'll be flying to Rio de Janeiro to document what God is doing through YWAM Brazil's Jesus4All outreach at the Summer Olympics. 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 (such as Megacities), including the 4K Map Project. 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. The course is $300 if done off-campus (as it nearly always is done), $1,900 if done on the UofN-Kona campus (which has only rarely happened.)

School of Transformational Business ( ECD 211 )

STB is a three month course, which includes12 weeks of lecture phase and optional internship. The lecture phase covers: What is Business As Missions, The Biblical Foundation and Historical Foundation of Business as Mission, What is missions, YWAM Values in Business, Entrepreneurship, , Overview of a Business as Mission plan; Vision and Mission Statements and Values; Biblical Perspective of Marketing; Creating with God, Innovation; Sales and Distribution, Risk taking in faith, How to seize the God given opportunity, Leadership in Business; Discipleship in Business (HR), During the lecture phase there are small groups, book reports and a Project-Business With A Mission Plan. Outreach/internship is encouraged as a way to put into practice what one learns in the lecture phase. It will consist of being apart of a Business and practicing difference aspects of the business from being in sales to management to involvement in seeing the financials

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Transformational Business ECD 211 12 English 26 Sep 2019 17 Dec 2019

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 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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
YWAM Kona School of Worship ATS/CHR 261 12 English 26 Sep 2019 18 Dec 2019

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
School of Writing CMC 213 12 English 26 Sep 2019 18 Dec 2019

School of Writing for the Screen ( CMC 217 )

The School of Writing for the Screen introduces students to the principles of writing narrative fictional stories for the screen. The course focuses on screenwriting format, structure, craft and technique, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of storytelling. During this three month intensive, students will learn to pitch story concepts, develop short scripts and treatments, work in a collaborative environment, and lastly complete a first draft of a feature length script. Students will also gain a thorough understanding of the current film industry and standards expected of a professional writer. Finally, the course will prepare and familiarize students with the challenges and struggles Christian writers often encounter as they work to become active artists in the film industry.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Writing for the Screen CMC 217 12 04 Apr 2019 26 Jun 2019

Sports Ministry Training Seminar ( ATS 181 )

Soccer for missions is designed to equip those working in missions, both coaches and the ones that has the passion for soccer from local churchs members in developed and developing nations who are athletes, and coaches. The course will delve into topics such as a biblical approach to soccer ministry, methods and models of soccer ministry, developing a ministry plan, and organizing soccer ministry events. It will also cover learning fundamental techniques and playing strategies of soccer, general coaching principles, basics of fitness/health and leadership and evangelism and discipleship through soccer. This seminar provides training for upcoming and current soccer coaches on coaching techniques, how to disciple athletes/players and setting up ongoing sports programs to develop communities.

Sustainable Agriculture Seminar ( SCI 173 )

In this seminar students will learn about the design and development of low maintenance "food forests" that make use of natural resources already available in a particular location. Topics include: God's intentions for Agriculture, natural farming practices, principles of food production, and the responsible and effective stewardship of agricultural resources -- water, soil, energy and biodiversity.

Sustainable Technology Field Assignment ( SCI 158 )

The Sustainable Technology Field Assignment applies the combined skills of four seminars previously taken (SCI 133, 151, 152, 153). Graduates of the seminars will have opportunities to put their training into practice in various locations throughout the world, as approved by seminar staff.

Transformational Business Seminar ( ECD 111 )

This is a shorter version of the Transformational Business School (SCI 287) 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.

Undergraduate Thesis ( SCI 499 )

Word Alive ( )

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.

Word By Heart ( CMC 233 )

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.