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!

Kobe Bryant – One in a million…

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One million people died this past week. One of them was Kobe Bryant.

 

When a celebrity dies we notice. We didn’t notice that the other one million died… Unless one of them was a relative or friend.

A celebrity has died too young and we notice. And we do need to notice. Because, when the world stops and notices that someone died a tragic death, it gives us each an opportunity to pause to reflect on our choices, and to remind ourselves what is really important in life, and in death.

And what is really important in life, and in death? Time with those you love.

Time with God.

Time with family and friends that you love.

It is all about love.

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Why all the squawking and shrieking?

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Blue Jay Photo from Pixabay

Today, while Mom and I were sitting on the porch the blue jays in the trees in our backyard started squawking – or more like shrieking – like a sound I’d never heard before.
Skeee-walk… skeee-walk…

shreeeeak… shreeeeak…

jayer… jayer…

And it went on & on & on…
And the longer it lasted, it seemed like more birds were joining in!

I was starting to get irritated. I thought to myself, “Why won’t they be quiet?” I was getting so annoyed I was thinking I should go shoo them away somehow. But they were up in the tree too high. Surely there had to be a way to get them to be quiet…

 

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Happy 2019!

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dream big

It is a new year.

SO, let me begin by asking you, “What is your dream?”

Your big dream.

What is it that you want to accomplish in your life? What is it that you care about? What is your passion? What do you want to do? Who do you want to be? What is your big dream? How can it ever be accomplished?

Pulitzer-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter observed: “I am appalled at the aimlessness of most people’s lives. Fifty percent don’t pay any attention to where they are going; forty percent are undecided and will go in any direction. Only ten percent know what they want and some of them don’t even move toward it.”

Will you decide that this year you will be focused and not aimless?

The new year means a new start. What will you do differently this year to move toward making your dream a reality?

That is what my book “Dream Big – Start Small – Start Now” is all about.

I have developed some simple tools that can help you get more clarity and stay focused in your life. Throughout the book, I use a simple tool I developed that I call the “Focus Funnel” to help you get clarity on your Big Dream, and stay focused as you Start Small, and Start Now with the tasks that need to be completed to make your dream a reality.

Here is a story about a conversation I have had several times through the years…

The seminar was starting in about thirty minutes. I was setting up my computer, and getting ready for the lecture portion of the class. One of the women registered as a student for the training came up to me.

“I want to write a book,” she said. “It has always been my dream.”

“Then you need to write your book,” I said. “You can do it.”

“But, I never have the time,” she said. “I have a job and a family. I never have time to get away and write my novel.”

“You don’t need to get away to write it,” I said. “You need to start on it now, where you are.”

“But, I would never have time,” she said.

“If you write one page a day, you’ll have 365 pages by this time next year,” I said. “That is plenty of pages for a book.”

“Wow,” she replied. “I never thought of it like that.”

“So, my assignment to you is this,” I said. “Write one page today. Start now. Today. You have a few minutes before we start the class. Go get some paper, and begin writing it now. Then, write some more during lunch, and during our dinner break. By the end of today, you should have one page.”

“It can’t be that simple,” she said.

“I have written over 50 books,” I replied. “It is just that simple. Start small, and start now.”

She did. By the end of the day she had a title, an outline, and three pages written for her book.

Dream Big: Write a book

Start Small: Write one page

Start Now: Immediately. Today. Now!

DreamBig-_frontcoverMake this year the year your dreams come true! 

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/read?limit=100&product_id=461

CHRISTmas 2018

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Christmas Nativity Orignal Painting by Diane

Christmas Nativity Orignal Painting by Diane

Merry CHRISTmas from all of us here at YWAM Hollywood!

We pray that as you celebrate the Birth of Jesus, you will be filled with the wonder of His gift to us!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one & only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.- John 3:16

Giving Thanks

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The First Thanksgiving by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930) Public Domain

The First Thanksgiving by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930)
Public Domain

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 

35 Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.” 1 Chronicles 16:34 &35 NIV

Thanks. Giving…. Giving Thanks…

I have been thinking a lot again these last few weeks about what Thanksgiving means and was struck by the two words found in the one… Thanks. Giving. I have been pondering thanks, (gratitude) and giving, and how they impacts our lives.

Thanks. Without gratitude, our attitude becomes toxic – literally. I discuss how what we think has direct repercussions on our health in my book, Master Your Mind. We must stay thankful to stay healthy! I believe our attitude will affect how successful we are in all areas of our lives. I want to be thankful at all times.

Giving. I think there is a similar principle for our finances. Without giving, our finances become ‘all about us’… and that can be toxic to your finances! I believe we must give with a cheerful heart for our finances to stay healthy! I want to be generous at all times.

Many years ago, I heard about Robert Gilmore LeTourneau. RG LeTourneau was a prolific inventor and held nearly 300 patents. He was a very successful businessman, whose earthmoving equipment, and Engineering vehicles, represented nearly 70 percent of the machines used during World War II. The University he founded, LeTourneau University, is still among the top of its kind, and “unapologetically Christian”.

But what struck me about his story, was not how much money he made, but how much money he gave! RG, during his day, was called “God’s Businessman”, and was known for his extravagant giving. LeTourneau gave 90% of all he made and lived on 10%. He called it the “reverse tithe.”

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Where are you going?

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Philosopher-poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.”

Do you know where you are going?

Do you have a plan?

What is it that you want to accomplish in your life? What is it that you care about? What is your passion? What do you want to do? Who do you want to be? What is your big dream? How can it ever be accomplished?

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.

DreamBig-_frontcoverMake your plan today!

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/read?limit=100&product_id=461