School of Islamic Studies (SIS) 2018-06-05T15:48:02+00:00


All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28: 18-20)

The heartbeat behind the School of Islamic Studies is to raise up leaders to go and reach the Muslim world. 

This school will be a time where you will be equipped to share the Gospel across cultures. To begin to understand the history, culture and world view of the Muslim World. Our desire is that our students will be launched into full time ministry in the Muslim World; Where they then can begin the process of pioneering DTS’s, Churches and other forms of ministry. One of the key aspects to reaching the Muslim world is long term discipleship. We believe that the first area of pioneering in a new nation is to get the local believers equipped so they can partner with you in your ministry.  A large focus of our school is not only going to be learning about Islam but how to create a sustainable ministry that will last for years to come beyond the time that you will commit to the nation. We believe our students will have the ability to shift and change a nations culture and perspective on discipleship. 

Our hearts burn to take the Gospel to the Muslim World. Statistically there are 1.6 Billion Muslims, which is around 40% of the world’s population, and currently there are only one missionary for every 555,000 individuals in this group. This makes this group the largest unreached people group in the world! We desire to see revival break out. In this school students will learn more about the religion of Islam, the culture and worldview that these people live in, and apologetic and evangelistic tools to help them more effectively convey the Gospel and bring the power of God’s love into lives.

The Great Commission

More than just knowledge, we will learn how to partner with the Holy Spirit to utilize the giftings that God has given all believers to minister to Muslims around the world. Through partnership with Holy Spirit you will learn to walk in power, wisdom, and the authority that has been given to us in Christ to see many saved, healed, and delivered as they encounter Jesus. Our hope is that through this school your heart will burn as Christ’s does, and that you will be launched into successful long term missions as we help you develop a plan to impact the nation on your heart.

School Dates

2018 2019
July 1 – September 20 April 7

More Information

Cost: $2,995 plus a book fee of $60

  • All cash and checks require a $3 processing fee.
  • All online payments require a 3.5% processing fee.

Tuition includes: Food, housing and activities during the school.
You will need to provide for your own personal care items, laundry, extra activities, and personal snacks.


For children under the age of 17 years of age

Their living expenses will be $325 per quarter
All children between the ages of 0-3 are free of charge as long as they are staying in the same room as their parent/guardian.

We recommend that you bring a nanny with you, that would be the easiest and the most effective way. If that is not an option, we do have childcare available at a higher cost. Please see us for specifics.

  • If hiring a nanny, housing and food will be provided for them for $900

*Child care will only be provided for during class times. The mother will then look after the kids from 3-5 for her community responsibility. The father will be working on base. 

During other community responsibilities (small groups, meetings etc.) childcare will also be provided.

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!

During this school 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!

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!

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 option. Our school registrar will inform you of times to book your tickets.

Must have completed a Discipleship Training School to enroll.
Haven’t done your DTS yet? Don’t worry, you can do that here too. Click for more info.