Information about FCM at YWAM Lebanon
FCM is a secondary school that will train YWAMers in basic counseling skills, rational Christian thinking and cognitive learning and understanding of issues related to counseling, cross-cultural and personality issues. Foundational will be an understanding of God’s grace and acceptance, the cross, and our identity in Christ. Students will apply truths taught in the program personally so that they are able to pass on what they have learned to others.
As part of the FCM, students will participate in a practical 8-10 week outreach. Travelling to an international location–including India–they will have opportunity to lead seminars, host family, couples or children’s workshops, counsel individuals, and reach out with the hope of Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching and evangelism.
Applicants for FCM will have successfully completed a Discipleship Training School (DTS).
We recognize that relationships – with God and people – are very important and this YWAM tradition of “community living” plays an important part in bringing the base together.
We live together, eat together, work together, share our lives, living spaces, and work duties for the benefit of the community. This helps us keep costs down and allows each individual to grow in very practical ways as he or she walks out what it means to love and lay down their lives for others.
Single students share a room with several other people and have dorm-style bathrooms; married couples and families have a room of their own in a shared suite. Meals are prepared in the base kitchen and eaten together with all the staff and students (including those of other schools). The base lounge is the usual hangout spot during free times but sometimes people just get together for a spontaneous jam session or time of worship in the auditorium. Housekeeping is accomplished through daily “work duties” because everybody knows that a good missionary isn’t afraid of a little work – and there’s something about cleaning toilets…
The total cost of FCM is $6495 USD plus the airfare from Lebanon, PA to the outreach location. Breaking that down, Lecture Phase costs $2995. 10-week Outreach Phase costs $3500 plus airfare. Included in these costs are lectures, local ministry and outreach expenses, housing and meals. A $40 non-refundable application fee is due with your application.
Additional costs include transportation to and from the school, extra immunizations, visa and/or passport costs, books, laundry, personal items or travel, spending money and tithes/offerings.