University Discipleship Course

Make Disciples on Campus

A Step-by-Step Guide to Start Discipleship and Outreach at Your University

Why Using Your Major is so Important

Trent Shepherd

HOW TO START THE COURSE

Help fellow students to know God and make Him known on campus and in every public sphere. Discipleship is not for private faith; it’s incomplete without outreach. It is not only about saving souls; it’s about discipling nations. To do that, we need to do more than save souls; we must save the university by preparing students to be witnesses in the public sphere.

The UDC is a life-changing on-campus program combines YWAM teachings with a global vision. 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 and 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 Mission.

HERE’S HOW TO GET STARTED:

STEP ONE: PRAY WITH TWO OR MORE.
STEP ONE: PRAY WITH TWO OR MORE.

Ask God what breaks His heart on your campus. Meet with two or more to share your vision for the CONVERGE UNIVERSITY DISCIPLESHIP (UDC) COURSE. If two or more agree in prayer, then you can take the next step together in faith.

STEP TWO: RESOURCES AND TEAM.
STEP TWO: RESOURCES AND TEAM.

Our online UDC course includes leadership tips to help you get started. It includes a flexible curriculum, resources, and job descriptions. Call a meeting and assign responsibilities for jobs, such as Emcee, Prayer, Hospitality, Social Media, Photography, Tech, Bookkeeping, Local and International Outreach.

 

STEP THREE: SET SCHEDULE AND MEETING PLACE.
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 privilege of reserving a room for the UDC on campus.

 

STEP FOUR: SPEAKERS
STEP FOUR: SPEAKERS

Speakers in the UDC will bring core training instruction from YWAM’s original Discipleship Training School. The UDC includes a minimum of seven weekly 2.5-hour sessions.

 

STEP FIVE: LEAD COURSE & PLAN OUTREACH
STEP FIVE: LEAD COURSE & PLAN OUTREACH

The University Discipleship Course is a weekly gathering on campus to develop a passion for Christ, to know His Character, Love His World, and Prepare to Go!

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.

OUTREACHES

Our most recent UDC partnered with a global campaign to End Bible Poverty through Bible distribution.

LOCAL OUTREACH
LOCAL OUTREACH

During the month of June 2022, we distributed Bibles to nearly every household in a town in South Jersey.

 

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH
INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH

Our international outreach joined a nation-wide Chile for Christ Bible distribution campaign in Santiago, Chile.

 

REGISTER TODAY

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.