Missions

Welcome Back to School

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God has a plan for you to make a difference in the world! You are key to the success of God’s plan! But, at times you feel overwhelmed. You wonder, “Where do I start? How can I know what I am called to do?” Remember, you are not alone. We are here to help. We’ve trained students on location for the last 40 years from over 100
countries. And now, you can take some of our great courses online!

School is OPEN!

We are excited to announce that our YWAM Hollywood Online School is up and running. Woohooo! 🙂 Our first few University of the Nations College Credit classes are now available to take online! You can take them anytime – anywhere! We are offering courses in three areas: Ministry Courses, Leadership Courses, and Creative Courses. It is wonderful to see a vision fulfilled – even if it is just the beginning!

As we mentioned earlier this year, we spent the summer setting up an online school and developing courses to help you be all you are created to be. We currently have 7 courses that have been approved for College Credit with the University of the Nations. We have plans to add many more classes over the next few years, and we have several teachers that are considering or developing courses.

Three of the University of the Nations courses are now available for you to enroll in to take online with YWAM Hollywood for College Credit.

Courses that are now available:

Ministry Courses:

10 Basic Daily Disciplines of Your Christian Walk

Leadership Courses:

Discover & Do Your Destiny

Creative Courses:

How to Write Your Nonfiction Book

Success to share!

Getting the school set up has been a lot more work than we ever thought it would be! But knowing that we are going to be able to help you fulfill your destiny has kept us focused on finishing the plan! We’ve had this vision for over 20 years and have been actively developing an online curriculum for the last 5. It is a huge project and we are thrilled to share our success with you. It is so exciting that the online classes have now begun! Special Thanks to those who have been helping to make this a reality!

Take a class today and together we can change the world for Jesus! 

You’re a Superstar!

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You are called to greatness. You are called to make a difference in the world.  We are clearly living in unprecedented times. Many people have had their lives changed in radical ways that they never would have dreamed possible. YWAM Hollywood has been praying, during these crazy times, about how we can help you to live the EPIC life that God created you to live.

Now, more than ever, you need to be the Superstar you were created to be! But, you don’t know where to start! We want to help. We have come up with a few significant ways to help you do what you’re called to do. This month I’d like to share with you one way we are looking to help you fulfill your destiny during and be the Superstar you are created to be!

 Superstar Club!

We have started a new “Superstar Club” for our students to help them be all they are created to be. Every week we email all our students to Encourage, Prepare, Inspire, and Challenge them to live their EPIC life! And, each month we give them something free – a free training class, or a free ebook, or a free song, or a free photograph, or a free typography picture, or a free painting to check out, or a free music video, or a free podcast, or something else great…

And now, you can join the SUPERSTAR Club too – Even before you take a class!

Joining the Superstar Club is easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

1. Go to our ywamHollywood.com log in page HERE and Click the “Create New Account” button at the bottom.

2. Sign up using your name and email address in the “Create New Account” form.

3. We will send you an email with a link for you to confirm your new Superstar Club membership

Yes, it’s that easy!

 

 

All of us at YWAM Hollywood are excited to help you be the SUPERSTAR in the EPIC story of your life!

Jesus said, “Go!”

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Jesus said, “Go!”

It is called “The Great Commission.” Let’s read Matthew 28:18-20: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you.”

It is hard to ‘go’ when you are forced to ‘stay home.’ The whole situation with the recent pandemic has shown us all just how quickly our ability to ‘GO’ can be stopped. It is an unusual time for missions, for sure. That’s why we have been focusing on how we can help people succeed – wherever they are! YWAM Hollywood has been praying, during these unprecedented times, about how we can help you to live the EPIC life that God created you to live.

We have come up with a few significant ways to help you fulfill your destiny no matter where you are. YWAM Hollywood has been working on being global and mobile for the last several years. Now we are taking it to another level for you!

New online YWAM Hollywood School to open this fall!

Our new online YWAM Hollywood School is going to open this fall! We are offering courses in three areas: Ministry Courses, Leadership Courses, and Creative Courses. It is wonderful to see a vision fulfilled – even if it is just the beginning!

More information to come soon!

God has a plan for this generation!

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God has a plan for this generation! And, you are key to God’s plan! We are living in unprecedented times. Many YWAM schools worldwide have been cancelled. YWAM Hollywood has been praying, during this unusual season, about how we can help you to live the EPIC life that God created you to live.

We have come up with a few significant ways to help. This month I’d like to share with you one way we are looking to help you fulfill your destiny no matter where you are.

New online YWAM Hollywood School to open this fall!

University of the Nations Online Training –  YWAM’s University of the Nations began allowing online courses to be approved for credit through UofN a few years ago and we felt that, this year, we needed to focus on implementing an online curriculum to be offered through YWAM Hollywood.

We are spending this summer setting up an online school and developing courses to help you be all you are created to be. We currently have 7 courses that have been approved for College Credit with the University of the Nations. We have plans to add many more classes over the next few years, and we have several teachers that are considering or developing courses.

We have been working on this vision for over 20 years and have been actively developing an online curriculum for the last 5 years. It is a huge project and we are thrilled to share the exciting news that the online classes will be available this fall!

Stay tuned for more information!

Opportunity knocks

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Walter P. Chrysler said, “The reason so many people never get anywhere in life is because when opportunity knocks, they are out in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers.”

Are you ready to open the door when opportunity knocks?

Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

How can you be ready to open the door?

One way is to know what your vision is. Know what you are called to do.

That is what Diane Wigstones’s book “Dream Big – Start Small – Start Now” is all about.
Diane has developed some simple tools that can help you get more clarity and stay focused in your life. Throughout the book, she uses a simple tool she developed called the “Focus Funnel” to help you get clarity on your vision and your life calling. It will help you stay focused as you Dream Big, Start Small, and Start Now with the tasks that need to be completed to make your dream a reality.

Remember, sometimes we are the ones that need to knock!

Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Luke 11:9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

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Be ready when opportunity knocks! 

If you can dream it, you can do it. 

Learn how by ordering Diane Wigstone’s new book “Dream Big – Start Small – Start Now” today!

You can order the book on the DestinyCenter.com website: http://www.destinycenter.com/readlimit=100&product_id=461

 

Spiritual Freedom

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Luke 9:3 – And [Jesus] said to them,
‘Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; 
and do not have two tunics.’
 
Willing to live less so that I could live more…
Blog by Pastor Chris DeGreene
 

 (Memorial Day was celebrated this past Monday, the last Monday in May, in the United States)

 
flag-958343_1920 copyMy mind turns to Memorial Day, because the older I get, the more I value those who have been willing to live less so that I could live more.
 
It has been said to me that Veterans Day celebrates the heroes who came home. Memorial Day celebrates the heroes who didn’t come home.
 
In essence, all these heroes took one thing and only one thing into battle, namely, a willingness to die for their country, coupled with the belief that earthly freedom was worth the price.In today’s Bible verse, Jesus sends out the disciples and basically tells them to take one thing and only one thing into their mission field, namely, a willingness to die for the kingdom of God, coupled with the belief that spiritual freedom was worth the price.

 

Do you see the parallels?

2bereavement-1239415_1920 copyYou could say that there’s at least an implicit charge here from Jesus to us, Jesus sends us out as disciples and basically tells us to take one thing and only one thing on our trip, namely, a willingness to die to self for the kingdom of God, coupled with the belief that spiritual freedom is worth the price. This dying to self will happen when we use time with family and friends to remember, speak of, and celebrate both those who have died for our freedoms and how those sacrifices have blessed our lives.

Many military personnel have died for our earthly freedoms. Many a missionary and Jesus Christ himself, most of all, died for our spiritual freedoms. Let us be found using our time to remember, speak of, and celebrate both those who have died for our freedoms and how those sacrifices have blessed our lives.

Praise God!
Pastor Chris

 

For several months this year, we will be featuring some of our friends, and Destiny Center Authors, as guest bloggers. Today’s blog about Memorial day, is from Pastor Chris DeGreene. To read other wonderful devotionals from Pastor Chris, you can purchase his book, “60 Days of Praise! Devotional” on the DestinyCenter.com website.

Pastor Chris has a large faithful following of his daily devotional “Day of Praise.” You can join the “Day of Praise” family each day by reading a daily devotional from his book “60 Days of Praise! Devotional”. 60 Days of Praise! Devotional book is a collection of two months of wonderful, inspiring, thoughtful, and often humorous, devotions selected from Pastor Chris’s writings. You can start your day off right each morning, with a new daily devotional from 60 Days of Praise! Devotional. Be encouraged and challenged to grow in your walk with Jesus each day, as you read 60 Days of Praise! Devotional. Praise God!

You can get Pastor DeGreene’s book here: http://www.destinycenter.com/read/Devotionals-Journals?product_id=171

 

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About the Author: Reverend Dr. Christopher DeGreen is Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran church in Birmingham, Alabama. He was born in Atlanta, caught tadpoles in Memphis, grew up in Kingsport, TN, walked on the football team at the University of TN, learned about Pastoring at the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, was called to Christ the King Lutheran church in Birmingham, AL, got his D. Min. from Beeson Div School, saw his three amazing kids be born and grow, and was blown away by God’s grace when he married his Beloved Amanda.

 

 

Peace for Your Problems

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Philippians 4:6 & 7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 

frightened-1172122_960_720It sure seems like an easy thing to worry. Everyday, problems come our way, and we have a choice. We can either decide to worry and be anxious, or we can turn everything over to God, knowing that He is in control.

Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 
When we are anxious and troubled, our minds become anxious and troubled & consumed with the problem or situation.

When we are consumed with the problem, we focus on all the negatives, not all the positives. Focusing on all the negatives causes us to have toxins released in our bodies that make us ill. We literally make ourselves sick by the constant focus on our problems and being anxious about the situation.

So, God gives us the answer…  Read More

Alignment

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In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6 – NASB

Recently, I noticed my car was pulling a bit to the right, which is better than pulling to the left, into traffic, but still is not as it should be.

That means my car has issues. It needs an alignment. When your car pulls right or left at the same time that you’re trying to make it go straight, then you’ve got issues. And it means you need to get your car to a place that does alignments.

Basically, an alignment “will make your [car’s] path straight,” like in today’s Bible verse.

It’s pretty common to need an alignment for your car. You need your car realigned because it’s been out doing what cars do – driving on bumpy roads, hitting potholes, and going over an occasional curb. Stuff like that knocks your car out the alignment.

The problem is, if you don’t get your car realigned, it throws everything off. The longer it goes on, the worse the damage. Including destroying our tires & then causing problems in many other areas.

Kind of like in our lives.  Read More

Globetrotting 101

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globetrottingRecently I had a dream that someone had taken my cell phone. In the dream, I was locked inside a Convention Center with other people, and could not get out. I could not call anyone to get help, or to let them know that I was there, because someone had taken my cell phone. Also, in the dream, I knew I could have used another phone to call my family, but I did not know any of their phone numbers… Because all of their phone numbers were in my cell phone.

I know there can be numerous interpretations of what that dream means, but the thing that stuck with me when I woke up, was the reality of what would happen if I lost my cell phone.

I don’t know about you, but it seems that we are at the point where we seem to rely on our cell phones for everything. It is our map, our address book, our itinerary, our calendar, our weatherman, our camera, our video camera, our photo album, our office away from home, our main organizer of our lives, and our personal phone book…

It wasn’t always this way. Read More

Announcing the YWAM Hollywood Supernatural Destiny School – On-Line!

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SDS2-6-sm3Announcing the YWAM Hollywood Supernatural Destiny School – On-Line! 

We wanted to let you know some exciting news! YWAM Hollywood is partnering with the University of the Nations, and the Destiny Center Institute, to begin offering a complete 4 year curriculum, on-line. You can register now for one of the limited spaces for our first year core course, the Supernatural Destiny School, which starts in October. It is an awesome school that has been taught on location worldwide, to students from over 100 countries, & is now available on-line!

We believe that you were created to have a successful life that has purpose and meaning. You were created for significance. You can make a difference in the world! Let us help!

See the cool video about the school here… http://www.ywamhollywood.org/training-events/ 

register3Register today for the Supernatural Destiny School (SDS) & let God show you what to do to get the most out of life, and how you can make a difference, and change the world for Jesus! http://www.ywamhollywood.org/on-line-training/

We have more information about the school on our website. Check it out, and please  share the information about the school with your friends, family, and church!  http://www.ywamhollywood.org/on-line-training/

We are excited about our new on-line training school & hope you will join us this fall for the YWAM Hollywood Supernatural Destiny School!  (Btw – Our on-line SDS Class starts October 12, 2015 & we have a limited number of places available –  so, we hope you’ll register today!)

Many blessings!

YWAM Hollywood