Let the Word sink in – heart, mind, and soul. Share the story with the world.
Do you wish that you could have been able to literally walk with Jesus – to see the withered hand made whole or walk with Him on the water? Although space and time intervene, Word by Heart enables you to experience Him through your own imagination.
“Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful heart.”
Colossians 3:16 NLT
Learn the Word to share it from your heart.
This course is not about acting. It is not about learning skits or drama. It is not about textual study of the Bible. This course is about knowing Jesus personally and sharing him in a unique way through the prism of your personality, humor and language.
Our students have ranged in age from 14 to 70, and from the whole spectrum of language and culture. That diversity deepens the work in an interactive community where we learn about six minutes of text per week. At the end of the course that will equate to a full 90 minute word by word presentation of a Gospel.
Use your God-given imagination to place yourself in the context of Scripture. Once you have seen Jesus in this way, your natural memory will be unlocked. These stories will become so personal to you that you will simply remember them and then retell them as if they happened to you — using the exact words of Scripture.
Engaging with Jesus in this way will change you. Jesus lived the most impacting life ever lived. As you draw close to him, he will start to transform you. You will experience a surge of energy for him that will empower you to spread his good news everywhere.
Dare to be a Word Carrier – carrying the Word of God in you transforms your life. Carving out these 11 weeks to focus entirely on God’s Word is wonderful. Your mind and imagination will be captivated by Jesus and His Spirit. Your thoughts, dreams, prayers, conversations with others will be so informed by the Word that you are internalizing. Then, you have the amazing privilege to share the “Good News that the kingdom of heaven is near” with your friends over a coffee, your family around the dinner table, people on the train, plane, or wherever you go.
During this course, you will…
We believe in formal and informal learning. Stretch your understanding in the classroom. Live what you learn in the YWAM Lausanne community and beyond.
Want to know a not-so-secret secret? Switzerland is beautiful and super close to epic cities and nations. Grab some friends and train through Europe, Easyjet to Greece for an ice cream, ski on the Alps, tour a chocolate factory, explore a forest, visit a museum, or taste a delicious cheese fondue.
You’ve studied, you’ve prayed, your heart is overflowing… now let it flow. The people of Lausanne need Jesus. As a community, we regularly go out into the city to worship, pray. Some conversations starters could be sharing some chocolat chaud, kicking a soccer ball with a Lausannoires and tourists, and engaging with the children's ministries.
Learn to love the nations. It starts by loving your roommates. Begin by sharing your favorite snack from home and learning the languages of friends from different nations. We are a beautifully diverse community from different cultures, churches, and generations seeking after Christ.
You are on a unique journey, and we want to champion you. Meet one on one with a staff member to process the week, ask questions, receive prayer, and more.
Yes, you can memorize a lot of Scripture in your own language.
Word By Heart School is a three month school taking place on location. In this phase, the student will learn one of the four gospels by memory. It will be abridged to a maximum 90-minute presentation. At the end of the three months, the student will present their gospel to a live audience.
Although many people couldn’t imagine memorizing a gospel, the cutting edge memory techniques that are applied in the course make it not only possible but also easy. Additionally, you will learn the gospel in your native language. Although the lecture phase is given in English, you will memorize in your own language. We imagine people doing this in Mandarin, Hindi, Portuguese, Arabic, English, French, German, and many more.
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