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YWAM SALEM - OREGON

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

7085 Battlecreek Rd SE
Salem
OR
97317-9395
United States of America

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Advanced Principles of Communication ( CMC 411 )

An intense course of study which encourages Christians to become multi-dimensional thinkers, learning to perceive, process and express a variety of points of view oncontemporary, personal and social issues from a biblical perspective. This purpose is supported by investigating areas of interpersonal and public communication, group/team dynamics, persuasion and/or argumentation andmass/cross-cultural communication as they relate to significant issues of the times. This challenging course requires the students to work at a mature level of self motivation, initiative, and emotional stability.

Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

The Chronological Bible Core Course, or better known as the CBCC, is a 12 week course designed specifically for students to gain the tools to bring the Word of God to life in their own lives. This course gives students a thorough understanding of the inductive approach to Bible study in observing, interpreting, and applying the scriptures. Students have the opportunity to hear lectures from speakers all over the world and engage in various forms of historical, archaeological, literary and geographical research. Students will take on a new book each week, spanning the old and the new testaments and get to see for themselves the goodness of the God that has written our history and future. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Biblical Apologetics ( CHR 229 )

This course will effectively equip you with a firm foundation in basic apologetics and how to be an effective ambassador for Christ. This course is where evangelism and apologetics become a well rounded practical part of your daily life. This course equips students to engage people of non-Christian religions and philosophies by teaching them about the major worldviews and religions, giving them tools of apologetics and critical thinking, and understanding on how to effectively communicate their faith.

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

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

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

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

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

A course to equip those who feel called to reach out to broken, hurting people. As the entry course into degrees in the College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care, it establishes the foundation stones for a biblical counseling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundation stones include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counseling model; and revelation as a key to change. In addition, each course may address specific counseling models or tools and specific counseling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

A course to equip those who feel called to reach out to broken, hurting people. As the entry course into degrees in the College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care, it establishes the foundation stones for a biblical counseling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundation stones include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counseling model; and revelation as a key to change. In addition, each course may address specific counseling models or tools and specific counseling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

Leadership Development Course ( CHR 305 )

This seminar is designed for the experienced YWAM leader who is in need of refreshment, renewal and/or is at a transitional time in his or her 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 to take this seminar.

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

The Introductory Leadership School is a 3-month intensive program designed to equip and empower individuals to lead and disciple others. Students will develop skills that will not only prepare them for ministry in YWAM, but also in their family, community, workplace, and beyond. During the school, we will bring in a variety of speakers to give you understanding and perspective on an array of leadership styles and gifting. As a student of the ILS, you will get the opportunity to walk alongside of our Fall Discipleship Training School and work with the DTS staff to disciple students through one on one mentoring, processing groups and much more. The ILS in Salem is unlike any other leadership school in YWAM because of the emphasis on implicational thinking and immediate application opportunities. Throughout the school, you will be challenged to take initiative and step up your leadership skills. You truly don’t want to miss this opportunity to grow in your gifts and prepare for all that God is calling you to! We encourage following up this course with the field assignment (CHR 242- 12 credits) to grow through application of what was learned in lecture phase, with more experienced leaders coming alongside you.

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

Introductory level leadership courses are known by various names at various YWAM/UofN training centres, but generally have similar goals of training staff and leaders at those centres, equipping staff for servant leadership and giving opportunity for personal growth and development. Topics will vary according to the location. Typical topics include understanding YWAM history and values, spiritual disciplines for leaders, time management, fund-raising, personal ministry development, calling, purpose and vision, identity of a leader, conflict resolution, and other topics pertitent to leadership development in a particular locale. 

School of Missions ( CHR 235 )

An overview of missions with some specific skill training is introduced during the initial three-month course and then developed further during the field assignment. Topics include: biblical and historical foundations for missions; the nature of the Church; intercultural communication (principles of and skills for learning another language and culture); missions strategy (evangelism and church planting, church growth, intercession and spiritual warfare, healing, signs and wonders, relief and development); personal and team relationships (the worker's relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team).

Depending on where the School of Missions is offered, there may be a particular emphasis on a geographical region, demographic category (e.g., urban, rural poor, etc.) and/or cultural/religious grouping (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Tribals, etc.). Some emphases are:

Frontiers: focuses on unreached people groups among Muslims, Hindus, Tribals and Buddhists. The purpose is to train workers for living and ministering among unreached people groups with church planting as a key strategy in discipling new converts;

Strategic: focuses on deploying pioneering teams as the basic vehicle for addressing strategic areas of need throughout the world. Strategic missions embraces both short-term and long-term strategies to accomplish all aspects of ministry, including the planting of both local churches and missions structures.

Pioneering: focuses on equipping individuals and teams to pioneer new ministries in geograpical areas and societal spheres, and to help clarify callings, develop vision and learn how to implement a pioneer project.

Urban: focuses on urban areas. Students study demographic and structural views of cities, cross-cultural strategies for cities, and types of evangelism which are effective in cities.

Asian: focuses on Asian studies, learning research skills, with application to developing effective mission strategy for a particular nation or people group.

Muslim: focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills to minister effectively long-term in a Muslim nation. Students should be able to provide an effective, contextual witness to Muslims, having the skills to be a part of a team starting a new long-term ministry in a Muslim nation.

Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignment are satisfactorily completed.