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YWAM MADISON

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

PO Box 8503
Madison
WI
53708
United States of America

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Applied Biblical Studies for Christian Formation: Jesus and His Disciples ( CHR 311 )

In this course, students will explore the four Gospels and the beginning of Acts, looking at the life of Jesus and his disciples in their first century Jewish context. Students will be introduced to the Jewish roots of Christian formation and discipleship. They will learn a basic approach to understanding biblical Greek. They will personally examine the texts, seeking to understand and apply New Testament approaches to Christian formation and discipleship, while also evaluating their own concepts and approaches, with the purpose of developing a practical model of discipleship.

Applied Biblical Studies for Christian Formation: Jesus and His Disciples ( CHR 311 )

In this course, students will explore the four Gospels and the beginning of Acts, looking at the life of Jesus and his disciples in their first century Jewish context. Students will be introduced to the Jewish roots of Christian formation and discipleship. They will learn a basic approach to understanding biblical Greek. They will personally examine the texts, seeking to understand and apply New Testament approaches to Christian formation and discipleship, while also evaluating their own concepts and approaches, with the purpose of developing a practical model of discipleship.

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 the history of doctrine. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

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 the history of doctrine. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

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, and is known locally as Discipling the Nations Seminar. The seminar will give the students instruction and strategies to use their study of the Bible to identify underlying 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.

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, and is known locally as Discipling the Nations Seminar. The seminar will give the students instruction and strategies to use their study of the Bible to identify underlying 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.

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 DTSs: 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 22 Sep 2024 21 Dec 2024
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 05 Jan 2025 29 Mar 2025

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 DTSs: 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 22 Sep 2024 21 Dec 2024
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 05 Jan 2025 29 Mar 2025

DTS Leadership Development ( DSP 141 )

This in-depth, collaborative training programme 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. This progrmamme is led by members of the International DTS Centre (IDTSC) or a leader approved by a member of the IDTSC. It also exists around the world under different names such as "MDM" and "DTS Equip."

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
DTS Equip DSP 141 6 English 09 Jun 2024 19 Jul 2024

DTS Leadership Development ( DSP 141 )

This in-depth, collaborative training programme 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. This progrmamme is led by members of the International DTS Centre (IDTSC) or a leader approved by a member of the IDTSC. It also exists around the world under different names such as "MDM" and "DTS Equip."

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
DTS Equip DSP 141 6 English 09 Jun 2024 19 Jul 2024

Introduction to Bible Translation ( APL 132 )

This seminar provides opportunity for people to engage with Bible Translation, Distribution, and Scripture Engagement. They will see how they can participate in it and get a taste of what it is like.

Introduction to Bible Translation ( APL 132 )

This seminar provides opportunity for people to engage with Bible Translation, Distribution, and Scripture Engagement. They will see how they can participate in it and get a taste of what it is like.

Living Christian Apologetics ( CHR 123 )

This seminar exists to empower missionaries who have a passion for evangelism in late-modern/post-modern cities and universities, as well as those who want to more effectively disciple students with big questions about their faith. Each unit within the course builds upon the previous one, beginning with the basics of the what, why, and how of apologetics. The course then transitions to learning convincing reasons to believe in God and believe in the Resurrection of Christ from philosophy, science, and history. The final unit concludes with the specific issues facing the advance of the Kingdom in the post-modern world, and how we can begin to address those issues using the ideas we’ve learned across the seminar.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Living Christian Apologetics CHR 123 6 English 22 Sep 2024 02 Nov 2024

Living Christian Apologetics ( CHR 123 )

This seminar exists to empower missionaries who have a passion for evangelism in late-modern/post-modern cities and universities, as well as those who want to more effectively disciple students with big questions about their faith. Each unit within the course builds upon the previous one, beginning with the basics of the what, why, and how of apologetics. The course then transitions to learning convincing reasons to believe in God and believe in the Resurrection of Christ from philosophy, science, and history. The final unit concludes with the specific issues facing the advance of the Kingdom in the post-modern world, and how we can begin to address those issues using the ideas we’ve learned across the seminar.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Living Christian Apologetics CHR 123 6 English 22 Sep 2024 02 Nov 2024

School of Biblical Christian Worldview ( HMT/SCI 213 )

A historical look at the prevailing philosophies and ideologies that lie beneath the social and political issues of present day societies. It encourages students to become responsible Christians in society, and to exercise positive influence wherever they work and serve. Students delve into topics such as the meaning and components of a worldview and how to apply biblical Christian thinking to contemporary issues. Each student is required to write a paper under the guidance of an advisor. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

School of Biblical Christian Worldview ( HMT/SCI 213 )

A historical look at the prevailing philosophies and ideologies that lie beneath the social and political issues of present day societies. It encourages students to become responsible Christians in society, and to exercise positive influence wherever they work and serve. Students delve into topics such as the meaning and components of a worldview and how to apply biblical Christian thinking to contemporary issues. Each student is required to write a paper under the guidance of an advisor. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.