School of Biblical Studies

Upcoming Dates: 25 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017

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Location: YWAM Bethlehem

Focus: The ANZ SBS (Australia New Zealand School of Biblical Studies) is the first ever SBS run in two countries and is a partnership between YWAM Bethlehem and YWAM Sunshine Coast in Australia.

The School of Biblical Studies (SBS) is a nine-month course in which students study through each of the incredible 66 books of the Bible 5 times. An inductive approach is taught, in which students observe what the text says and then let it shape their beliefs. In these nine months students study about God’s beating heart for the lost, their identity and fullness in Christ, and God’s plan of redemption for mankind.

Whether you’re called to full time ministry in the unreached parts of the 10/40 window or to starting a business in your hometown, SBS will aid you in your calling. Having a Biblical foundation will influence how you live your life, make decisions and interact with others. SBS not only teaches you how to study the Bible for yourself, it also equips you with the tools needed to give Gods Word to others. These 9 months are an investment that will shape the rest of your life.

During the school, students 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 interprets Scripture with the mindset of the original reader then takes the timeless truths and applies them personally. Students are given hands-on instruction in the principles of observation, interpretation, and application. SBS staff will meet weekly with the students to aid in their personal growth, understanding of Scripture, and application of the inductive method.

SBS 1, the first 3 months, will be held in both YWAM Bethlehem and YWAM Sunshine Coast. Those that complete SBS 1 in YWAM Bethlehem will have the option of completing the full SBS on the Sunshine Coast. The apply button will take you to Sunshine Coast’s website which applications will be processed through.

Costs
SBS 1: $3950 NZD
SBS 2 & 3: $3750 AUD per term