Why Using Your Major is so Important
HOW TO START THE COURSE
Help fellow students to know God and make Him known on campus and in every public sphere. Discipleship is incomplete if it's for private faith alone; it must include outreach. Discipleship is about saving souls AND discipling nations. To do that, we must to do more than save souls; we must also save the university by preparing students to be witnesses in every kind of faithful work.
The UDC is a life-changing on-campus program that combines YWAM's teachings on intimate friendship with God and Christ's Mission to every nation and vocation. It's designed to be student-led. You and your student fellowship will focus on a love for God’s Word; revelation of God’s calling and purpose; a biblical worldview; the character of God; intercession for the nations; hearing God’s voice; spiritual warfare; the justice of God; and your role in Christ’s Church and His Mission.
HERE’S HOW TO GET STARTED:
STEP ONE: PRAY WITH TWO OR MORE.
Ask God what breaks His heart on your campus. Meet with one or more believers to share your vision for the UNIVERSITY DISCIPLESHIP (UDC) COURSE. If two or more agree in prayer, then you can take the next step together in faith. We are here to help.
STEP TWO: RESOURCES AND TEAM.
Our online UDC leaders’ course includes basic instructions and resources to help you get started. It includes a flexible curriculum and job descriptions for a student-led team. After you have decided to run the UDC, call a meeting and invite volunteers to take leadership responsibilities, such as Emcee, Prayer, Worship, Hospitality, Social Media, Photography, Tech, Bookkeeping, Local and International Outreach.
STEP THREE: SET SCHEDULE AND MEETING PLACE.
The curriculum is flexible, so you may plan on a minimum of 7, or up to 12 weekly meetings. Meeting times may be from 6:30 to 9:30 PM for shorter courses, or 7 to 9 PM for longer courses.
We think it’s best if you are part of a Student Organization, so you can reserve meeting space on campus. Plan ahead. If you’re not with a Student Org, get a few students together, seek out a Christian faculty advisor, and form a student org on campus. It’s easy. And with it, you have the right and privilege of reserving a meeting room for the UDC on campus.
STEP FOUR: SPEAKERS
Speakers in the UDC are those who bring core training instruction and application from your local community. Invite local pastors, marketplace ministers, and christian faculty members to speak on the list of topics provided. One of YWAM’s Foundational Values is “First Do, Then Teach.”Not all speakers will be familiar with YWAM’s original Discipleship Training School, however they should be encouraged to teach from experience. We can help you choose speakers.
STEP FIVE: LEAD COURSE & PLAN OUTREACH
The University Discipleship Course is a weekly gathering on campus to develop a passion for Christ through intimate worship and intercession, to know His Character and Ways through dynamic teaching, and to love His world through team outreach. Let’s get prepared to Go! Get started today.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
You will develop a deeper understanding of your identity in Christ and his purpose for your life, relationships, and career. You will gain an understanding of God’s nature and character from a Biblical worldview. And you will explore Christ’s Call to be his witnesses in every nation and through every vocation.
Our most recent UDC partnered with a global campaign to End Bible Poverty through Bible distribution.
During the month of June 2022, we distributed Bibles to nearly every household in a town in South Jersey.
Our international outreach joined a nation-wide Chile for Christ Bible distribution campaign in Santiago, Chile.
If you are a YWAMer or a friend of YWAM with a desire to make disciples on campus, you can register now and we will help you get started. When you register you will be enrolled in the Student Leaders' University Discipleship Course. We can meet with you and a few others as you pray and plan. We can pray with you, and help you line up speakers and outreach plans. If you sign up with the University Discipleship course, your team will get access to recommended YWAM teachers, outreach projects and resources, as well as online tools available through the YWAM Student Centre App:
Before you register below, let’s clarify roles. You need to commit to be the UDC Host Coordinator, or find one. Ideally, the Coordinator is a YWAMer or former YWAMer. When filling out the registration, you will need a YWAM staff person to serve as a personal reference.