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Biblical Foundation For Transformation I ( CHR 221 )

Biblical Foundation for Transformation (BFT) believes that the Bible is the foundation for revival and reformation, which begins in the hearts and lives of individuals and expands forth into communities, into a nation, and across the globe. It is the aim of this school to facilitate a season of Biblical study for each student, with the hope that it would deepen, and give a greater confidence to, their personal relationship with God. Furthermore BFT seeks to give students a greater ability to teach, train, and discipline others in Biblical truths and the knowledge of God. This school seeks to accomplish these goals through 6 months of Biblical Study, and 2 months of Global Outreach. Its methodology includes: Classroom teaching and discussion, Hermeneutical studies, Homiletical projects, and daily reading of Biblical and supplemental texts. This study is to be done with personal application in mind, through worship, intercession and prayer, devotion, mentorship, discipleship, and small group peer-to-peer interaction and processing. Key thematic questions that this school is designed to allow students consider and reason through in-depth are: Who does the Bible say God is? What are God’s purposes and intentions throughout the course of human history? How does God bring about these purposes, and ultimately His Kingdom? What can we see to be true about God's nature? How does God interact with man? What characteristics does the bible show God to have? What are their implications on man, our world, and God’s Kingdom?

Biblical Foundation For Transformation II ( CHR 322 )

Biblical Foundation for Transformation (BFT) believes that the Bible is the foundation for revival and reformation, which begins in the hearts and lives of individuals and expands forth into communities, into a nation, and across the globe. It is the aim of this school to facilitate a season of Biblical study for each student, with the hope that it would deepen, and give a greater confidence to, their personal relationship with God. Furthermore BFT seeks to give students a greater ability to teach, train, and discipline others in Biblical truths and the knowledge of God. This school seeks to accomplish these goals through 6 months of Biblical Study, and 2 months of Global Outreach. Its methodology includes: Classroom teaching and discussion, Hermeneutical studies, Homiletical projects, and daily reading of Biblical and supplemental texts. This study is to be done with personal application in mind, through worship, intercession and prayer, devotion, mentorship, discipleship, and small group peer-to-peer interaction and processing. Key thematic questions that this school is designed to allow students consider and reason through in-depth are: Who does the Bible say God is? What are God’s purposes and intentions throughout the course of human history? How does God bring about these purposes, and ultimately His Kingdom? What can we see to be true about God's nature? How does God interact with man? What characteristics does the bible show God to have? What are their implications on man, our world, and God’s Kingdom?

Communication & Culture Course ( APL 041 )

The Communication and Culture Course (CCC) 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. Dorm life, meal times, work duties, and small group activities are designed to maximize interaction between CCC students and native English speakers.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture Course APL 041 12 English 25 Sep 2022 17 Dec 2022

Discipleship Bible School ( CHR 205 )

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 ones 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 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.

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) DSP 211 12 English 25 Sep 2022 17 Dec 2022

School of Evangelism ( CHR 231 )

This course embraces both the message and the methods of evangelism. Its primary purpose is helping the student gain a deeper understanding of the character of God, including His love for the lost. Topics include: An overview of biblical and historical perspectives on missions, people group thinking, cross-cultural communication, pioneer missions, missions and the local Church, the message of the Gospel, revival, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, ministering in the Spirit, personal renewal, spiritual warfare, and evangelism. Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignments are satisfactorily completed.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Evangelism CHR 231 12 English 25 Sep 2022 17 Dec 2022

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), vision development (personal vision development, team vision development, business as mission plan development). 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 geographical 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.

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), vision development (personal vision development, team vision development, business as mission plan development). 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 geographical 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.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Missions CHR 235 12 English 11 Sep 2022 17 Dec 2022

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 aiming 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 and worship, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism. Note: Each SOW varies in emphasis, please check individual SOW websites and folders.

Teacher's Training Course I ( EDN 241 )

The first of three courses (also known as ""Teachers for the Nations"") that prepare a student to work with children at the elementary school level using a methodology known as the Principle Approach. This methodology assists students in examining the history of a nation and learning to write curriculum for any subject, drawing from biblical foundations. The goal is to equip students for developing Christian educational programmes in any nation. Child development, philosophy of history, the use of phonics to teach reading and writing to children and adults, and curriculum development are among the topics included in this course.

Teacher's Training Course II ( EDN 242 )

This second course builds on the biblical foundations of education as taught in EDU 241. Working side-by-side with experienced teachers, students continue their internships in both elementary and secondary classrooms.

Teacher's Training Course III ( EDN 243 )

Students continue their daily internships in elementary and secondary classrooms. They prepare lessons plans and gain valuable, hands-on experience by teaching their lessons and by learning to manage a classroom under the supervision of a veteran teacher.