Training > School of Ministry Development
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.
✔ 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.
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.