School of Word and Spirit – SWS

2019 School of Word and Spirit

School of Word and Spirit - SWS

13 January 2019 – 22 February 2019 / Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa

The SWS will help you develop a life that is ROOTED from the place of intimacy, as you learn how to draw from the Bible and the life of the Spirit. Be transformed through the renewing of your mind as you receive lectures from respected YWAM Bible teachers and one on one coaching and mentoring.

Be fruitful as you go back into the nations, equipped to understand, apply, and impart the Word to others!

“But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
(John 14:26 NIV)

SWS Purpose
The purpose of this course is to strengthen the student’s relationship with Father God through the Holy Spirit and the Word (Jesus). We will achieve this through modelling reliance on the Holy Spirit in learning how to rightly handle God’s written revelation, the Bible.

The student will develop an overall understanding of the message of the Bible and learn how to develop skills that will serve a lifetime of Bible reading, memorization, meditation and study. A reverence for God’s revelation and a hunger to understand and apply the Scriptures through study, worship, prayer and obedience will result in the transformation of beliefs, values and behaviours.

The essence of this school is about the inseparable relationship of the Word and the Spirit in the process of growing into maturity.

Go deeper in your relationship with Father God through a six week encounter with the Word and the Spirit!

Course Curriculum

The curriculum for the School of Word and Spirit/SWS includes:

  • Teaching on the person of the Holy Spirit (in relationship to the Godhead) and cultivating a dependence on the Holy Spirit
  • Reading & rereading the Bible…individually & corporately
  • Teaching on the history, context, and overall narrative of the Bible. Also, exploring its many small stories and how our individual stories fit into it.
  • Teaching on specific themes/topical studies Ex: grace, faithfulness, etc
  • Workshops on Bible-study methods Ex: inductive study method and tools
  • Worship and Intercession through scripture

Come join us at YWAM Muizenberg, in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Only a few minutes walk from Muizenberg beach and a surfer’s paradise. We are also near the local township communities. We regularly engage with God’s heart for this incredible community and the surrounding communities.

If you have any questions about the SWS, check the frequently asked questions page or send us a question. If you don’t know what to pack, check our packing list!

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. 

Psalm 1vs1-3

Meet The School Leaders!

Yolanda Oosthuizen
Yolanda functions in the teaching gift and has blessed participants of the School of the Word and Spirit for the last 10 years as the main leader. Her passion is to see people get to know the Trinity in depth.
Meyer Blignaut
Meyer (left in picture) and his wife Annalien leads a ministry called Kardia. Meyer has a passion for Jesus Christ to become an experiential reality in peoples lives and for His life to be evident through us all. Meyer is part of the pioneering team of SWS in Cape Town and believes the School will shift an individual’s relationship with the Bible from an academic to a more personal one.

Course dates: 13th January – 22nd February 2019
Duration: 6 weeks

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Tuition Cost
YWAM Muizenberg has a category system which aims to enable all students, regardless of social or economic background, to attend our training programmes. The fees below are according to category. You can find out more about our fees, which category you fall in to and financial policies here.
*Lecture Fees:
Living on base
Cat A: R 11 250
Cat B: R 8 250
Cat C: R 7 249

Living off base
Cat A  R7 313
Cat B   R6 186
Cat C  R6 162

In addition to the above all students should allow some money for personal items, laundry, leisure, etc. which are not covered by the school fees.

Application Registration Fees:
(Although this fee is part of the application process, these fees will be added to your school fee to avoid expensive bank charges for depositing small amounts of money)
  • R 250

Questions | School of the Word and Spirit

If you have any questions about the School of the Word and Spirit. Please let us know!

Come and join us on this epic journey as we go deeper with God and experiencing the Word!


This school is a second level course. That means that a first level school (like a DTS) is required in order to do the SWS. See more info at University of the Nations.