About the UDC




The UNIVERSITY DISCIPLESHIP COURSE is a life-changing program anyone with YWAM experience can lead on campus. The UDC brings YWAM teaching and global vision to student-led fellowships. The course is sponsored by YWAM Student Centre.

The course focuses on real growth. The lessons guide participants to grow in their love for God and His Word, a revelation of God’s Calling, reflection on a biblical worldview and the character of God, intercession for the nations, hearing God’s voice, spiritual warfare, and the justice of God.  

But that's not all...when Jesus made disciples, he said "come, follow me." Therefore, the UDC is not complete without a local and/or international outreach.




What You Can Expect

The outcomes of the UDC will be intimacy with God, vision for life, and radical heart transformation with immediate application of truth.

This unique discipleship program is designed to be led by a team of university students and coordinated by a Host who has YWAM experience. The YWAM experience may be the Discipleship Training School, a YWAM-sponsored outreach/internship, or a short course like the UDC.

The UDC incorporates the application of truth, intercession, worship, and life-changing outreach. The outcomes include a deep appreciation for the Church and the role of the University in the completion of the Great Commission. Get ready to shine light on campus!

UDC speakers are mature and experienced Christians selected by the Host. Speakers may be pastors, missionaries, faculty members, business leaders, or anyone with spiritual insight, character, and the capacity to teach the subject matter. Because the curriculum includes content from YWAM’s original Discipleship Training School curriculum and DNA teaching, you may reach out to our office or your local YWAM ministry location for suggested teachers.






Not for Students only

If applicants are...

  • At least 18+ years old, or accompanied by an adult.
  • Willing to attend all classes.
  • Willing to join one of the outreaches.
  • Willing to apply biblical lessons.
  • A student, faculty, staff, or member of the community...

This UDC is for them.



Learning Goals

Take the UDC to help your Student Fellowship:

  • Develop an understanding of identity in Christ and purpose for life. 
  • Gain an understanding of God’s nature and character and a Biblical worldview. 
  • Explore Christ’s Call to be his witnesses in every nation & through every vocation.
  • Put learning into practice through an outreach.



This Leaders' Course includes:

  • Step-by-Step Guide to Launch the UDC
  • Articles, websites, videos, and other materials. 
  • Lesson Planning & Outreach Planning Templates

Reflections & Discussions for Leaders:  

  • We encourage you to keep a personal journal
  • Post your responses, recommendations, and questions for other leaders.
  • Respond to fellow leaders with affirmations and encouragement




UDC Leaders' Course Content




  Welcome to the UDC
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  Session One: God's Calling with a Biblical Worldview
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  Session Two: The Word of God
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  Session Three: Conditions for Hearing God's Voice
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  Session Four: Spiritual Warfare & Hosting the Presence of God
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  Session Five: Hurting Generation & Character of the Father
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  Session Six: Justice, Identity, & the Kingdom of God
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  Session Seven: Church and Mission
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  Example Local Outreach: Bible Distribution
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  International Outreach Preparation
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  Debriefing - After Your Outreach
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