The goal of the School of Ministry Development (SOMD) is to help you grow in personal character, practical skills, and motivation to do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to see your God-given dreams fulfilled! That’s exciting!

The SOMD will impart truth to you and teach you how to pass it on to others so God’s Kingdom will not only thrive, but expand! Topics of lectures include things like identity and calling, honing your strengths and gifts, servant leadership, and more. This 12-week course will prepare each graduate to be on staff in YWAM anywhere around the world, or in a church setting.


SPRING : April 2 - August 17

  • Outreach location : Campus


SUMMER : June 24 - November 16

  • Outreach location : Campus & Europe 

WINTER : January 2 - May 24

  • Outreach location : Campus and Europe/North Africa

SPRING : March 26 - August 16

  • Outreach location : Youth Department (short term trips to Dominican Republic and South Africa)

SUMMER : June 18 - November 15

  • Outreach location : Campus and Turkey/North Africa

FALL : October 1 - February 28, 2020

  • Outreach location : Campus and Europe/North Africa