Make God’s missional call on your life more than just a vision.
¡Make it a reality
with the SOSM!

Do you want to be more effective in the place God is calling you? Or maybe you just want to be equipped as a leader? The School of Leadership and Ministry Development (SLMD) is focused and designed to develop you as a leader. The goal is to “equip the saints for the work of ministry” (Ephesians 4:12).

This course will help you discover God’s calling on your life, while focusing on leadership development and practical ministry tools. Prepare yourself to go to the next level with a challenging course, busy schedule, practice and hands-on leadership. During the 12-week lecture phase you will learn from experienced teachers. Each week there will be a different topic. The SLMD lecture phase is not just theory, you will have plenty of opportunity to lead and be involved with ministry in our community and surrounding areas.

When you graduate from the School of Leadership and Ministry Development, you’ll be ready to join YWAM staff anywhere in the world as well as in local church and many other ministry settings.


  • Spiritual Leadership
  • Understanding God’s Call On Your Life
  • Stewardship
  • Raising Support In Missions
  • Public Speaking
  • Personal Giftings
  • Spiritual Authority
  • Effective Personal Ministry
  • Team Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Pioneering and Developing a New Ministry
  • Project Planning and Implementation
  • Worldview Community Development
  • Principles for Discipling Nations

Following the lecture phase, there is an 8-12 week field assignment where you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned in a full time ministry setting. The field assignment is individualized to best fit your unique giftings and calling.

Requirements: Successfully Completed the DTS and have a heart for the Kingdom of God. Upon completion, each graduate will receive 20-24 credits from the University of the Nations depending the length of the field assignment.