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We have a variety of ministries that serve our city of Salem and provide ways for you to get involved in missions locally. 

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Advanced Principles of Communication

The APC is a 12 week YWAM Secondary school that teaches you how to engage the issues we face today with a biblical perspective. 

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Looking for a YWAM School that engages with global issues and critical thinking? The Advanced Principles of Communication (APC) course is a great option. 

An intense course of study which encourages Christians to become multi-dimensional thinkers, learning to perceive, process and express a variety of points of view on contemporary, personal and social issues from a biblical perspective. Investigating areas of interpersonal and public communication, group/team dynamics, persuasion and/or argumentation and mass/cross-cultural communication as they relate to significant issues of the times. This challenging course requires the students to work at a mature level of self-motivation, initiative, and emotional stability.

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Program Details


January 2 - March 27, 2020; plan on arriving any time on January 1, 2020.


12 week lecture phase only; this school does not have an additional outreach phase


$3200. Includes all lodging, meals, and school materials.

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Completion of a YWAM Discipleship Training School (DTS) and at least two UofN schools (or a year of college, or have life experience). This intense course also requires emotional, mental and spiritual stability.

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Payment Plan

$500 Deposit Due within 1 month of the school start date. Week 5 50% paid off. Week 10 100% of school paid off. 

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You will be staying in dorm style housing on our lovely rural campus of 35 acres. We’re only 15 minutes from downtown Salem and 1 hour from Portland, the coast, and the Cascade mountain range.

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“If the gospel does not address the issues of the day, then it is not the Gospel at all.”

- Martin Luther

Course Elements

What kinds of activities will your week be filled with? Each of these elements work together to enable you to achieve the course objectives. 

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Classroom Learning

Weekday mornings you'll have the opportunity to hear lectures from experts in the field. Topics include: Old Testament Template, 360° Critical Thinking Model, Leadership in the Midst of Uncertainty, Global Perspective. You'll also have lots of time in class to process and practice what you're learning. 

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Worship & Prayer

YWAM is dedicated to worship Jesus and engage in intercessory prayer as integral aspects of daily life. You'll participate in worship on Mondays and Intercession on Thursdays with the entire campus. You'll also have times of worship and intercession as a class. 

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Community Living

We believe disciples grow best in a community with other disciples. We’re focused on developing a community where people like you feel welcome and safe as you pursue God in this season. You'll get to brush shoulders with other missionaries and students during meal times, study times, and free time!

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One on One Mentorship

Your staff are here to facilitate a safe environment for you to engage with the Word of God. You'll have a one-on-one each week with a staff member to discuss your assignments, all God is teaching you, and how to improve for the following week of study. 

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Acts of Service

Also known as "Work Duties" on other campuses,  Acts Of Service are intended to give you the opportunity to give back to the campus as well as build a bond of service alongside your fellow students. Since this is an academically intense school, your work duty hours are minimal (4-5 hours). Typical work duty assignments include kitchen, hospitality, and maintenance/grounds.

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Their are a handful of assignments in the APC that enable you to achieve the course objectives. You'll explore global issues, do Bible study on spheres of society, complete readings of various books and articles, write an individual paper, and participate in a final group project.

How do I sign up for the APC?

Start your journey towards Biblical perspective on global issues by applying to the APC Here's how.

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Apply Online

You can start at this step any time! We'll collect some personal information from you (i.e. where you're from, your birthday, education/work background, etc.) We'll also ask some get to know you questions and hear more from you about your heart behind applying. It only takes 10-15 minutes to apply!

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Connect with a YWAM Leader

Secondary school applicants must have their most recent YWAM school leader or the YWAM base leader fill out a confidential character reference on their behalf. You will specify the name and email of this person in your application form and we will automatically send them the form through email! Your part in this step is to let this person know what's up!

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Application Reviewed

Once you have have submitted your online application and we have received your character reference, your School Leader will review your application within 24-48 hours. We’ll connect with you as soon as we know the status of your application. Some of our schools fill up fast, so you may be placed on a wait list. 


Prepare to Come

Upon acceptance, you'll be given access to our "Preparing to Come" webpage. This digital check list will guide you through everything you need for a successful arrival. Our support and resources aim to make the often daunting task of fundraising for DTS less daunting. 

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