School of Navigation
School of Navigation and Seamanship
September 26, 2013 (3 months)
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Become a Godly and Qualified Seaman Equipped for a life in Missions?
You could land on board fully prepared to make a difference in the world of missions. Be capable of standing a watch, manning the helm, know how to navigate, handle and secure cargo, tie knots, be safety conscious, know survival at sea techniques, understand the logistics of what it takes to bring a ship into port.
Study, Sail, Serve
The School of Navigation and Seamanship is comprised of a 3 month course followed by three additional electives (lasting 3-month each) if you wish to scale up your qualifications further. These addtional 3-month courses will continue in the UK, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. Each module will study under the direction of a master mariner with vast experience in the industry. This school is designed to take someone with little or no knowledge in seamanship to a level of competence that will make a difference on board any YWAM Ships.
Why Not Just Train Me Up On Board Straight Away?
One of the constant difficulties with any ship equipped ministry is turnover of crew and the constant re-training effort that goes into preparing a new recruit to be safety conscious and effective in their roles on board. It takes large amounts of time away from our qualified officers to accomplish safety training. It is our desire to train men and women into the skills necessary before they are deployed. During this school you will learn to apply Biblical principles to all aspects of navigation and seamanship. Knowing how to lead people and be an effective missionary in a developing world context is key. Being calm under pressure and having a great attitude while navigating through tough times is so important! Anyone can be a blessing to the ship and it’s crew while the sun is shining and there is no weather to deal with, but what happens when a storm system rolls in and people need to depend on you? Will you lead like Jesus? Character development is KEY! So come join us and explore the spiritual, practical, and technological skills in utilizing and operating ocean going vessels for a life style of evangelism, (including bringing physical and spiritual healing to the poor and needy port cities, and island communities around the world).
School Director and Staff
Left – Captain Taylor and Marie Perez
Captain Taylor Pererz will be the Director of this course and his wife Marie will staff it with him. He has decades of experience in the Maritime world and as a couple in missions together. They have raised two boys, are in the process of adopting and currently live in Cimarron, CO
Above – Matt Baumgardner
Matt will serve as school staff and has 23 years of expereince in Mercy Ships as an Abled Bodied Seaman. He and his wife Sherry are raising 6 children and currently live in Lindale, TX
At the completion of this school students should be able to:
Understand the principles of navigation and seamanship and apply them with confidence while conducting a vessel in a sea-lane. Effectively meet and respond to an emergency understanding Safety of Life at Sea. Work as a team in preventing and responding to an emergency at sea and in port. Navigate a vessel in extreme conditions and situations and identify dangers concerning crew, passengers, cargo, and the ship. Learn the principles of leadership and its disciplines and apply them with an understanding of Biblical principles. Understand the basic principles of Engineering and engine maintenance and operation. Gain confidence in preaching the Gospel and understanding the Biblical perspective of shipping and sea life. Have a world view and international awareness of evangelism by the use of ships.
September 26, 2013 (runs for 3 months)
You have to be a DTS graduate before you can apply
Starts in Kona, HI, USA
US$4000 per quarter plus airfare to locations
How do I apply?
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