Act like eyewitnesses to Jesus’ story, the greatest story ever told. Word By Heart helps you know Jesus personally and share him in an unique way by using the exact words of the Gospels. You’ll experience Him through your own imagination… as if you literally walked with him and saw the withered hand made whole.

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Engaging with Jesus in this way will change you. Jesus lived the most impacting life ever lived. As you draw close to him, he will start to transform you. You will experience a surge of energy for him that will empower you to spread his good news everywhere.

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Sept 26 – Dec 18, 2019




English – all of 2019

French – April or Sept 2019

Korean – April 2019


Pre-requisites: YWAM DTS

Course Code: CMC 233

UofN Credits: 12


The process of “TruthTelling”

Re-imagining the Word

Personalization of the passage at hand

Memorizing the exact words of Scripture

Retelling the Story


Contact School leader for opportunities after the school ends.

Jihoon Lee

JI hoon Lee from South Korea(wife Mirak, daughter Shine), joined YWAM Kona in 2007. After His Discipleship Traing School in Kona, He staffed in IK (Internationa Korean)DTS 2007-2008, CROWN(Christ Revealed On the World Network) 2009-2012, and North East Asia DTS as a Leadership 2013-2015. He led various outreaches to Eastern Asia. He led the first Korean and English Word By Herat School in 2016.


Eliot Lee

Eliot has been a pastor, a seminarian, and has been a long time YWAMer, staffing both DTS and DBS schools. Eliot and Olivia have led 3 previous Word by Heart schools in Kona and in Korea. They led the first WBH school in Korea with great success last quarter of 2017. They did all four gospels in Kona and staffed the first Philippians WBH school in Lausanne, Switzerland in July 2017. They have presented in various places and occasions and in various countries.


Paul Childers

Paul Childers is co-founder of Word By Heart. He lives with his wife Susi and 3 children in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Paul originally comes from New Zealand. He has always been passionate for the Word of God and has performed whole books of the Bible at a young age. Recently he has learned much from Word by Heart Co-founder Bruce Kuhn and presents the Word with warmth and a personal connection.

Paul has also founded A Voice for the Voiceless <> (media oriented advocacy organization) and has had a long career with YWAM (Youth With A Mission). He is on the executive team of the University of the Nations in Kailua-Kona and has visited over 75 countries with his work.


School Leader - Jimmy Chae

Growing up as a christian I always had a hunger for understanding the Word of God. This hunger was deeper than just wanting to know the content–I wanted to know the context and the HEART of the Person behind the words. That’s exactly what I experienced when I took the Word by Heart course in 2016 and why I am so passionate about seeing everyone experience scripture come alive in their heart.

My wife and I are veterans of YWAM and have been involved with the Mission for more than 20 years. As a family, we’ve lived in over five countries partnering with what God has been doing around the world. We’re now long term partners with YWAM Kona and the University of the Nation as school leaders.

Join us this July to hear and see the stories, and allow them to become a part of who you are as you continue to serve the Lord.


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