School of Leadership and Ministry Development

School of Leadership and Ministry Development (SLMD)

Do you want to be more effective in the place God is calling you? Or maybe you just want to be equipped as a leader? The School of Leadership and Ministry Development (SLMD) is focused and designed to develop you as a leader. The goal is to "equip the saints for the work of ministry" (Ephesians 4:12). 

This course will help you discover God's calling on your life, while focusing on leadership development and practical ministry tools. Prepare yourself to go to the next level with a challenging course, busy schedule, practice and hands-on leadership. When you graduate from the School of Leadership and Ministry Development, you'll be ready to join YWAM staff anywhere in the world as well as in local church and many other ministry settings. 

During the 12-week lecture phase you will learn from experienced teachers. Each week there will be a different topic. The SLMD lecture phase is not just theory, you will have plenty of opportunity to lead and be involved with ministry in our community and surrounding areas. 

Spiritual Leadership 
Understanding God's Call On Your Life 
Raising Support In Missions 
Public Speaking 
Personal Giftings 
Spiritual Authority 
Effective Personal Ministry 
Team Dynamics 
Conflict Resolution 
Pioneering and Developing a New Ministry 
Project Planning and Implementation 
Worldview Community Development 
Principles for Discipling Nations 

Following the lecture phase, there is an 8-12 week field assignment where you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned in a full time ministry setting. The field assignment is individualized to best fit your unique giftings and calling. 

Requirements: Successfully Completed the DTS and have a heart for the Kingdom of God. Upon completion, each graduate will receive 20-24 credits from the University of the Nations depending the length of the field assignment.

UPCOMING SLMD: 7 de Enero 2019

HOW MUCH DOES THE SLMD COST? ​During the duration of the SLMD each student will have the status of full-time staff with YWAM Chiriqui.  The cost for the SLMD is the staff fee ($200) plus $100 per month or a total of $300 per month.  Total cost for the 5 months: $1500.  This does not include travel cost or extra ministry cost during the field assignment. These costs will vary from student to student depending on their field assignment. 

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