University of the Nations offers a wide variety of 2nd level schools for students who have successfully completed their DTS. These courses combine theory with practical application, equipping you to walk out your calling in God’s world. Intensive learning within intentional Christian community offers you a transformational life experience.
BCC was fantastic! It taught me everything from basic to complex leadership skills that have helped me to understand how to live life to continue to grow myleadership skills
- George Mark Nichols, USA
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YWAM Ships Kona offers every course required for an Associates degree in Theology. Our Chronological Bible Core Course satisfies the University of the Nations’ Core Course requirements by reading all 66 books of the Bible in order, studying 17 books in depth and inductively, and by training you to proclaim His Word. BCC will equip you to:
Understand and explain the overall story of the Bible: how God’s relationship with Israel and Jesus was His plan to reach and restore the world.
Discover the most authoritative interpretation of any portion of the Bible, in its literary and historical context, and to be confident that we are deriving and applying biblical truths to our lives.
Learn how to share and teach those principles and truths in creative and authoritative ways that transform the hearts, and eventually the culture, of the people groups around the world.
SONS is a 3-month course designed to train those with little to no knowledge of seamanship to a level of competency that will be valuable aboard any YWAM ship. Students will receive hands-on training by spending 3 of the 12 weeks underway on our 44-foot training vessel. The course begins with short day sails in order to give students context for their classroom learning. Training includes 2 levels of certification from theAmerican Sailing Association(ASA)
ASA 101: Basic Kneelboat
ASA 103: Coastal Cruising
These certifications will give you the knowledge and experience to Skipper a sailboat up to 40 feet. Through SONS, you will receive your Hawaii State Boating License and will be prepared with most information needed to receive the U.S. Coast Guard Captains License. Come join us for a unique sailing experience and get equipped to become a competent crewmember and watch stander with YWAM Ships.
Media Missions Short Course lays out a biblical approach to communications (conveying truth and grace with integrity) while advancing an individual’s skill and confidence in the use of editorial reportage tools and techniques. You can expect long days of working alongside experienced mentors. You will go beyond the hardware and software of communications and further develop your ability to communicate clearly through cross-cultural and interpersonal dynamics because that’s what it takes to TELL STORIES THAT MATTER.
This seminar is a 5 week, condensed, and high-impact version of the popular School of Ministry Development (SOMD). The theme is “Building a Strong Foundation for a Lifetime of Ministry” and the topics are presented in a way where we will discover God’s plan for leaders and what it means to start well, stay well and finish well. Preparing for a lifetime of service in the Kingdom of God is like training for a marathon. Marathon runners prepare differently than those who only run a short distance. We have the great privilege of having the founding team of the original SOMD facilitate this seminar and they have invited some wonderful teachers and coaches. Join us for this life-changing opportunity.
DTS Equip focuses on the core of leadership and discipleship: identity, character, and vision. Upon this reinforced foundation we add discipling and leadership skills. For over a decade, these 6 weeks of intense development have been helping form people who can lead in any situation.
The DTS context – the program, leaders, staff and students – is the developmental focus. Additionally, leaders and staff from other settings also attend. The lessons and skills learned here are easily translated into all avenues of discipleship and leadership.
Topics range from the academics of DTS development, to personal discipleship, crisis management and leadership. Content is provided via lectures, reading, personal assignments, team presentations, and outreach.