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Training > School of Ministry Development

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The School of Ministry Development (or SOMD) is a 3-month leadership training course run by Youth With A Mission Bangalore which shows you how to put the skills you learned in DTS into practice. Combining theory and application, the SOMD is a no-nonsense course designed for those individuals who are serious about pursuing their God and the ministry he has called them to.

It will help to develop a biblical foundation for your future personal ministry based on your uniqueness, spiritual gifts, calling and passions. In other words: “Developing YOU for ministry” or what God is doing IN you.

It will provide practical tools to start your own ministry and understand the basics of teamwork in order to ensure long term success in ministry. In other words: “Developing YOUR ministry” or what God is doing THROUGH you.

The overall environment is one of servanthood, teachability and is relationship-oriented based on the model Jesus employed with his disciples. This twelve-week course will prepare each graduate to be on staff and effectively develop their area of ministry in YWAM anywhere around the world as well as in a local church or work setting.

Topics will include:

Personal Growth (mental, spiritual, social & physical)

Discover & develop your spiritual and motivational gifts

Discover & develop your vision & passions

Personality types


Effective Personal Ministry

Finances & Fundraising

Biblical Christian Worldview

Cross-Cultural Communication

Pioneering ministries

Creating and cultivating dynamic ministry teams

Servant Leadership

Practical Leadership Skills

Public Speaking & Communication essentials

Religions and cults

Community Development

The SOMD will run from October 6th until December 21, 2013. The school will be followed by an optional (but highly recommended) 6 month ministry internship with an existing/emerging YWAM Bangalore ministry and/or being part of a outreach. (There are presently plans for a short outreach to Northeast India and the Burma border area) The internship program will also involve receiving more teaching, reading and research projects. The SOMD and the internship/outreach will both provide credits from the U of N.

Interested in Staff Opportunities?

We are praying and looking for the following staff:

  1. Mobile Enrichment Ministry Staff ( DTS graduates with desire to do children's ministry)
  2. Media Person ( DTS graduates, ability to work with graphics and/or videos)
  3. Discipleship Training School Staff ( DTS graduates with leadership potential)
  4. Family Ministrie School Staff ( DTS & FMS graduates)
  5. Sixteen28 Staff ( DTS/UDTS graduates & a desire to work among young people of Bangalore)
  6. Pre-School Staff ( DTS graduates)

Interested person may send enquiry to: registrar_yb@live.com


Youth With A Mission is an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced "WHY-wham"), our purpose is simply to know God and to make Him known.

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