As followers of Jesus, we believe in the importance of knowing and understanding the Word of God on a deeper level, and that every individual have that opportunity to learn how to study, discover, and apply the truths of God’s Word to their own lives. The School of Biblical Studies (SBS) is a nine-month course in which students study all 66 books of the Bible. An inductive approach is taught, in which students observe what the text says and then let it shape their beliefs. During the school, students will be working, studying, and living in a close knit community of fellow students who are on the journey through the Bible together. They are given hands-on instruction in the principles of observation, interpretation, and application. They will survey each book and discover the big picture, while also digging into the details paragraph by paragraph. Emphasis is placed on understanding the cultural and historic background of each author and original reader of a book. The student will be interpreting Scripture with the mindset of the original reader, then they will take the timeless truths and apply them personally. Students will have opportunities to live out what they are learning; this is not a school of simply head knowledge, but also of practical application. SBS missionary members will meet weekly with the students to aid in their personal growth, understanding of Scripture, and application of the inductive method.

This would be a valuable course for any person who seeks to fulfill the Great Commission of discipling the nations through sharing and teaching the Word of God.

Course Content

It begins with a three-week seminar teaching the principles of inductive Bible study. Books studied are the Synoptic Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline Epistles and the book of Hebrews, and the completion of the New Testament books. 

Upcoming Schools

SBS 2020SBS 2021

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Lecture phaseOutreach phase

Country A = $1,500
Country B = $1,200
Country C = $1,000

(No food, accommodation included)
YWAM School Fee Structure

Not required
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