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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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Addictive Behaviour Counseling School ( WPC 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 WPC 321 12 English 22 Sep 2024 13 Dec 2024

Advanced Training for Counseling Ministry ( WPC 315 )

An intermediate course for those who want to increase their understanding of various models of biblical counseling. It also helps students know how to bring change where specific difficulties block spiritual development. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying inappropriate beliefs and feelings that keep an individual from developing a healthy Christian identity. The programme emphasizes understanding sexual identity issues and dysfunctional lifestyles, with the goal of healing at root levels. In addition, new goals are set in areas of personal development, skill development, and cognitive development, including evaluation and integration of various counseling models.

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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Training School (DTS) Summer DTS 2024 YWAM Salem DSP 211 11 English 19 Jun 2024 31 Aug 2024
Discipleship Training School (DTS) Fall DTS 2024 YWAM Salem DSP 211 12 English 18 Sep 2024 07 Dec 2024

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( WPC 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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Foundations for Counseling Ministry WPC 211 12 English 23 Mar 2025 13 Jun 2025

Introductory Bible 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.

Outward Apologetics School (Biblical Apologetics) ( CHR 229 )

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. 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.

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.

This course can be taken online. See www.onlinesbs.org for details.

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.

This course can be taken online. See www.onlinesbs.org for details.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Biblical Studies II SBS 2024 YWAM Salem CHR 315 12 English 24 Jun 2024 13 Sep 2024

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

As the final course in the SBS series, this continuation of training in using the inductive approach to studying the Bible, covers the study of II Kings through Malachi.

This course can be taken online. See www.onlinesbs.org for details.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Biblical Studies III SBS YWAM Salem 2024 CHR 316 12 English 23 Sep 2024 13 Dec 2024