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Release your sound. Discover your voice. Worship your Creator.


The School of Worship imparts foundational values and principles to those intending to serve in worship among the nations. Topics include character and lifestyle as a worshiper, understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in worship, applying worship principles within a cross-cultural context, the biblical and historical aspects of worship, leadership and teamwork, the dynamics of worship and intercession, prophetic ministry, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism.

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Sept 27th-Dec 19th 2018







A YWAM / UofN Discipleship Training School is the only pre-requisite for the SOW.


There are optional 12 week field assignments or internships that are available for SOW students starting in the 1st week of January.

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Chris first and foremost desires to live his life in this way: To “Love the Lord his God with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his mind…and to love his neighbor as himself.” He is passionate about music and God’s glory. It’s this passion that drives him to help others understand the immense impact that music has on every society in the earth and how effective it is as a discipleship tool. Chris has had the opportunity to minister through music in many nations and across the many denominations of the Christian faith. He loves to create a place where people can encounter God in worship and also use his songwriting to preach the Gospel. Chris studied music at University and prior to joining YWAM was a Pastor at a church in Costa Mesa, Ca. He was also the Worship Director for a private Christian school during that time. Chris has also had the privilege of leading worship for an apologetics conference called reThink Apologetics multiple times. He is excited to start this journey with the School of Worship here in Kona for many years to come. As theology, worship, intercession, and creativity intermingle more and more Chris believes that we will see a powerful strengthening of missions through music. Music truly is a key into every nation that we can use in partnership with God to bring heaven to earth.


For the past 18 years Daniel and Esther have dedicated their life to pursuing the Lord’s heart and creating a place for people to encounter God in worship. Since 2002, they have been working full time with Youth With a Mission; where they have served in many different leadership capacities, and have had the honor of traveling the world, leading worship, and teaching. Daniel’s heart is to see the convergence of worship, intercession, and missions in the body of Christ; and believes that this is key to see the gospel of Jesus proclaimed in every nation.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE NATIONS IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION. Admission to the University of the Nations (U of N) and any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, and educationally unrelated handicaps. U of N reserves the right to change schedules and course offerings as deemed necessary.