School of Biblical Studies
The School of Biblical Studies (SBS) is a Bible-based, Spirit-enabled course that aims to equip individuals with a sound and accurate understanding of the Word of God. It is taught in 9 months and covers the entire Bible. The Bible, being God’s gift to us, is intended primarily to deepen our relationship with Him. To this end there is an urgent need to understand the Word, its authors and history, and to hear what God is saying to us.
Since God’s heart is for all individuals to have a personal relationship with Him, it is imperative that all of us understand the Bible, the greatest book and ultimate manual of all times on how to relate to a holy God. We recognize that knowing the Bible, understanding and applying its principles is not just for pastors and preachers but also for every professing Christian. The SBS seeks to teach students to read scripture in context and so to gain a clearer understanding of the Bible. Understanding God’s inspired Word, the Bible, is both essential and foundational in any pursuit to know God and effectively serve Him.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the truth. – 2 Timothy 2:15
Topics covered during the School of Biblical Studies include:
- Inductive study of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation
- Scripture interpretation from different viewpoints
- Interpretation and application of biblical principles to both individuals and the Church of today
- Recognition of the Holy Spirit as the principle teacher of scripture
During the lecture phase, students will read through the entire bible and take a deeper look at each book in an inductive study. This time will be spent in a live-and-learn, cross-cultural environment with their classmates. In addition to lectures, students will be involved in work duties, small groups, worship, intercession, and many creative methods in learning the material covered.
The SBS outreach can only be done after completing the full 9-month SBS. The main activity during the 12 weeks of outreach is for the student to teach and practice what they have learned during the SBS in a real church environment. Further book study is also done in the areas of communication, principles in Bible study, preaching, and teaching. The local pastor they are working with evaluates the students during this time.
Successful completion of YWAM Discipleship Training School (DTS).