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ISLAMIC STUDIES

“The Muslim World is waiting to hear the Gospel. Come be trained up, sent out, and join the revival.”

Statistically there are 1.5 Billion Muslims, which is over 20% of the world’s population, and only one missionary for every 555,000 individuals in this group. That makes this the largest unreached people group in the world.

 

The School of Islamic Studies was designed to raise up leaders who are equipped to effectively reach the Muslim world. This school will teach you how to share the Gospel across cultures; to begin to understand Muslim history, values, and world view. Our hope is that through both this school and our optional outreaches your heart will burn as Christ does and to be launched into successful long-term missions, as we help you develop a plan to impact the nation on your heart. 

Lecture Phase

In this school, you will learn more about the religion of Islam, the culture and worldview that these people live in, and apologetic and evangelistic tools to help you more effectively convey the Gospel and bring the power of God’s love into the Muslim World. You will have the opportunity to learn Farsi, Arabic, or Turkish to help prepare you for the field. Feel free to begin digging in to the basics before you get here!

 

Our desire is to launch you into full-time missions knowing how to begin the process of pioneering DTS’s, Churches, and other new ministries within Muslim culture. A large focus of our school is not only learning about Islam but gaining wisdom about how to create a sustainable ministry that will last for years to come 

Outreach Phase

After completing the lecture phase, you will take part in a mandatory 2-week practical application with our base or have the option of joining a 2-month outreach. These outreaches will help you explore the depths of your heart for the lost and for the countries and people that the Lord is calling you to. Wherever God may be calling you, this school will give you practical leadership tools to make a radical impact for the Kingdom of God.

Outreach Phase

After completing the lecture phase, you will take part in a mandatory 2-week practical application with our base or have the option of joining a 2-month outreach. These outreaches will help you explore the depths of your heart for the lost and for the countries and people that the Lord is calling you to. Wherever God may be calling you, this school will give you practical leadership tools to make a radical impact for the Kingdom of God.

More Information

School Dates

20202021
Fall: September 27 – December 16th, 2020*Fall: September 26th – December 15th, 2021*

 *2-week practical application or 2-month outreach following these dates

SIS Cost

Lecture Phase Room and Board: $2,995 with a $60 book fee 

  • A $500 deposit will need to be paid prior to the start of your school. This down payment will be taken off the above lecture phase costs once it is paid.
  • Any remaining cost not paid prior to arrival with be due upon arrival to your SIS
  • All checks will incur a 5% processing fee.
  • All online payments incur a 5% processing fee.

All of your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be provided, as well as transportation to and from school-related activities. You are responsible for covering personal costs such as laundry, extra activities, and personal snacks. These are not included in the overall cost.

 

Outreach Phase Cost:

All of our secondary level schools have a required 2-week practical application following the lecture phase or the option of being a part of a 2-month outreach.

Depending on the outreach you choose and the location, outreach costs can vary. Final outreach costs will be announced within the Lecture Phase.

  • 2-week mandatory practical application is about $500
  • Optional 2-month Overseas Outreach costs are between $2500 – $3,995 USD

These fees will cover your flights, housing, food, transportation, and other ministry expenses. We recommend students bring personal spending money for additional snacks, souvenirs, and downtime activities. 

Requirements

To enroll in the School of Islamic Studies. You must have completed a Discipleship Training School first. 

If you haven’t already completed a DTS, you can learn more about our DTS options HERE.

Family Circumstances

Parents/Guardians:

Families living off base will pay $2,395 per student for their lecture phase.

For spouses seeking to audit YWAM classes:

  • $500 plus $350 a month for housing

For parents bringing children under 18 years of age:

  • Children 0-3 will be free as long as they are staying in the same room as their parent/guardian.
  • It will be $1500/quarter for an additional room for children (regardless of the number of children) if they live in a room that is not with their parents.
  • If accompanying you on Outreach, their fees will vary by age.
    • Ages newborn-2: will be approximately ¼ of the total outreach fees
    • Ages 3-17: will be approximately ½ of the total outreach fees

For Parents needing childcare during the lecture phase:

We recommend that you bring a personal nanny, this is the easiest and most effective option. Housing and food for an accompanying nanny will be $900 for the duration of the lecture phase

  • If that is not a possibility, we do have childcare available for $975 for the duration of lecture phase
  • If you choose to utilize our child care, we will provide a caring babysitter for class times, as well as during other required community activities (such as small groups, meetings, etc.). We ask that mothers look after their children from 3-5 pm daily for their community responsibility time while the father serves on base.

Biblical Fundraising Training

In YWAM we have a strong culture of depending upon the Lord for provision. We are convinced that if God gives the call, He will provide the means for us to move. We encourage you to pray about how to partner with others in raising support, knowing that it is ultimately up to the Lord to provide the way for the mission He is calling you to!

Check out our blog series on the “why” and “how” of fundraising HERE.

If you have any questions or concerns about support raising please feel free to contact us!

Community Living

We value community living, and we seek to follow the New Testament church, as a family united in heart and purpose. We live, eat, explore, and do life together, on and off-base. Expect lifelong friendships and memories from living life together.

Want to know more information about what living in YWAM Redding community is like? Click HERE to read our blog titled 6 Tips of Living in YWAM Community!

Transportation

We will provide pickup and transportation when you fly into Redding Municipal Airport. If you are traveling from outside the US and prefer to fly into San Francisco, please contact us about other potential transportation methods. Our school registrar will inform you of times to book your tickets.

Apply Today!

STEP 1: Fill Out An Application

Fill out our application for the specific school or service you are applying for so we can get to know you better and get some basic information about you.

STEP 2: Sign Our Code Of Conduct

We ask all applicants to sign our community Code of Conduct which is the standard our community agrees to abide by.

STEP 3: A Registrar Will Be In Contact

One of our registrars will be in touch with you. Before your application can be processed we need to also hear back from both of your references.

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