student-led • visiting speakers • on-campus

Leaders’ Guide

We provide Student Leaders a Step-by-Step Online Guide to starting this Discipleship and Outreach Program for University Groups.

It’s best if you have YWAM experience, however completing the Discipleship Training School is not a prerequisite. Any two students can register to lead the DISCIPLE Course on-campus. If you want this intensive and life changing discipleship on your campus, we can help you connect with a YWAMer in your region to make it happen.

Steps to Launch the DISCIPLE Course

The DISCIPLE Course is a life-changing on-campus program that combines YWAM's teachings on intimate friendship with God with 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.

#1. Pray

Ask God what breaks His heart on your campus. Meet with one or more believers to share your vision for the DISCIPLE Course. If two or more agree in prayer, then you can take the next step together in faith. Remember, we are here to help.

#2. Team

Our online leaders’ guide 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 DISCIPLE Course, 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.

#3. Meeting Space and Schedule

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.

It’s best if you are a registered student organization, so you can reserve meeting space on campus. If you’re not part of a student organization, consider starting one. Plan ahead. You’ll need a Christian faculty advisor and a few other students.

#4. Speakers

Speakers bring core lessons and application. They can be local pastors, marketplace ministers, and christian faculty members. The list of topics is provided in the . 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.

#5. Lead Course and Prepare for Outreach

The DISCIPLE Course weekly gatherings are intended to ignite passion for Christ through intimate times of worship and intercession; through inspirational teachings and testimonies about the Character of God and His Ways; and through love in action during the outreaches.  

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.

Why Using Your Major is So Important

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Local and International Outreach.

Though not required, your group can do a local outreach, such as a neighborhood bible distribution, and/or an international outreach. We are here to help. Reach out if you have questions.

Register to Get Started.

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 online Leaders' Guide. 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 pay the $35 registration fee, you and your team will get access to the YWAM Team Outreach App to manage your outreach.

Before you register below, let’s clarify roles. When you register you are committing to be the DISCIPLE Course Host Leader, or find one. Ideally, the Host Leader is a YWAMer or former YWAMer, but you can be the host even if you are not a YWAMer. All DISCIPLE Course Host Leaders need a good reference from a YWAM staff person. When filling out the registration, you will need a YWAM staff person to serve as a personal references.

Help lead the DISCIPLE Course on campus.

You may audit the Leaders Guide and create your own on campus DISCIPLE Course experience if you choose. Although the Leaders Guide is designed for an effective on-campus discipleship experience, you may use our resources to create your own course.

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