Ministry and Leadership Development School

A leadership training program to prepare aspiring young people to develop their God-given vision.

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  • Dates

    28 Sept. - 19 Mar. 2022

  • Lecture Cost

    4970 CHF

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“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,” Ephesians 4:11-13


What is MLD?

Learn how to lead in own your unique way.

What pt. 2

In this 6 month school, you will be implemented into our dynamic, diverse and Spirit-filled missions training center to serve practically. Grow and be inspired by daily input from experienced missionaries, as well as output through practical serving and leading.


Why MLD?


  • Seek God in your decision making, daily living, and planning for the future.
  • Gain tools to empower you to lead out in your strengths and giftings.
  • Catch the heart behind the Biblical model of servant leadership.
  • Learn principles to effective public speaking.

Lecture pt 2

Course Content


5 week intensive module

Lectures are designed to instill an understanding of leadership character. This will be a guide for you as you begin to grow in your leadership capacity. As our speakers pour into you, you will be equipped with the practical skills that you will need as an effective leader and discipler. Our speakers come from a range of nations, ministries and backgrounds, each one bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise which will enrich your personal leadership development and vision.

Ministry In.

Ministry Involvement

19 weeks

After you’ve been equipped through the 5 week lecture intensive module, you will be plugged into a certain area of the campus where you can practically apply what you have learned! Where you will be placed will be determined by your passions, giftings, and areas where help is needed. There also will be ongoing input as you output with one lecture each week according to the given topic. In this 5 month time, you will be able to learn by doing and grow in your leadership and capacity to serve!

After MLD

After MLD

6 month field assignment

If you are still looking for more opportunities to serve and further be involved in a leadership role, we offer a 6 month field assignment term. You will be given a placement in one of the ministries here at YWAM Lausanne to further develop your skills. This is a time where your strengths meet the open doors of ministry. You will still complete assignments and your class will have times of processing as well as championing one another. During the time of your field assignment, you will have the opportunity to experience a different area of ministry than your time in your Ministry Involvement, or continue to establish yourself in the ministry you were previously assigned.

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