Our culture is obsessed with love. We hear about it in music, see it in movies, read about it in dating books, debate over it in politics. But what is love and what does it look like?

We believe the Bible’s radical claim that love is not a feeling, idea, choice, or right—but a person. The person of Jesus Christ. With Jesus as the perfect example of love, we can look to his words and actions to learn what love looks like.

Northstar brings together theologians and communicators, learning and practice, head and heart, Christianity and culture to explore the question “What is love and what does it look like?”.

Northstar: School of Biblical Sexuality is a secondary school of YWAM Kona, equipping a generation to know what love looks like in word and deed.

About Us

The North Star has been a reliable reference point for navigation in every culture around the world for millennia – it is still used when modern technology fails. Analogously, the name “North Star (Hokupa’a)” implies a navigational reference that aims to guide voyagers through a society’s stormy seas. It represents a standard: a trustworthy reference point for navigation down through the ages. It is always relevant, and never outdated.

This course seeks to communicate God’s “North Star” for Human Identity, Relationships, and Sexuality. It seeks to restore a generation’s hope in God’s design for Humanity and Marriage while offering the skills and resources to influence others likewise.

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Jan 7 – Mar 31, 2021


Jan 7 – Mar 31, 2022





(Discounts Available)


  • All applicants must be at least 18 years old by enrollment date
  • A successfully completed DTS

In accordance with State Law, all students and student children must present proof of age appropriate vaccinations in order to attend any program at the University of the Nations—YWAM Kona. Please click here for the vaccination requirements.

Kenny Jackson - School Leader

Kenny Jackson’s diverse background includes serving as a missionary with Youth With a Mission in Hong Kong for 9-years. in addition to sharing the gospel in over 40 countries, on six continents, Kenny has worked as a producer, director and writer on two award-winning television movies for The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). His book on marriage preparation, “Get Married For Christ’ Sake,” has been published in three different languages (English Korean, Norwegian). Kenny enjoys empowering young people with practical tools on how to be victorious in an overly sexualized culture.


We are a couple that has always been better together. So now we are getting to serve together through YWAM Kona. We do this by conducting one-on-one discipleship relationships, worldview teachings, and relationship seminars. We are so excited to be partnering with this fantastic mission to better serve the body of Christ both locally and globally. May the Gospel of Christ be read and known by all.

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