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Basic Leadership Seminar ( CHR 145 )

This is an in-service programme designed to assist in developing the leadership skills of staff in U of N schools. Students meet several times each week for discussion and instruction on topics such as pastoral skills, spiritual gifts, small group dynamics, basic management principles, and leadership of public meetings and outreaches. In addition each student meets regularly with a mentor for feedback and evaluation. Assignments include reading and reporting on a number of books covering basic leadership issues. Students will be required to complete a Legacy Project which they choose and submit to be approved by the Campus Leadership Team. Their Legacy Project will be a special task they come up with and take on in their personal area of gifting with the goal of making an improvement which leaves the Base better than when they first arrived. Upon completion of their Legacy Project, the Campus Leadership Team will grade them based on their self-leadership/initiative, plan development and implementation, and excellence of the completed product.

Bible School for the Nations ( CHR 225 )

This Bible course with a missions focus gives a complete survey of the Old and New Testament and principles of biblical investigation. Initial topics include: God’s nature and character, the nature of man, sin, redemption, the cross, salvation, discipleship, and the Kingdom of God, as well as a study of varying doctrinal perspectives. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Bible School for the Nations CHR 225 12 English 03 Jan 2021 27 Mar 2021

Bible School for the Nations Seminar ( CHR 125 )

The purpose of this seminar is to help bring personal as well as missions application to the Bible School for the Nations Course. It may also expand on the Biblical content covered in the 12-week core course. The seminar will give the students instruction and strategies to use their study of the Bible to identify underlying worldview presuppositions in societies, so as to bring transformation to individuals and nations. The seminar is also designed to give students a historical perspective of the church and missions and the successes and failures of past movements in the advance of the Kingdom of God.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Bible School for the Nations Seminar CHR 125 5 English 28 Mar 2021 01 May 2021

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with an 11-13 week lecture/teaching phase followed by an 8-12 week practical field assignment. It is a prerequisite for all other courses in the University of the Nations, and also serves to orient and prepare all new Youth With A Mission (YWAM) staff. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating their relationship with God and identifying their unique gifts and callings. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to "Go into all the world and teach (make disciples of) all nations." (Matthew 28:19). The curriculum is in the following six major categories: God's nature and character; God's intention for individuals, peoples and nations; seeing all of life from God's perspective; redemption, sin, and the Cross; God's family - the Church; God's world - His call and commission; the ministries of YWAM. Focused DTS's: In some locations the DTS is offered with a particular focus, such as the Backpacker DTS, Frontier-focused DTS, Winter Sports DTS, etc. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

School of Pioneering and Leadership Development ( CHR 245 )

The ACTS is focused on equipping YWAMers with the skills, knowledge, and character to pioneer new YWAM locations, schools, mercy ministries, and outreach initiatives. The projects brought to the school are student led and have included new YWAM locations, schools for children, ministries in red light districts, focused DTS’s, church planting teams going to unreached people groups, businesses that assist missionaries, and many more. It is run and taught by pioneers who are able to impart pioneering and leadership values.