Establish Your Foundation on God’s Word
The School of Biblical Studies (SBS) is a nine-month course in which you will study all 66 books of the Bible. It’s your chance to go beyond the surface and dig deep into the Word to discover for yourself what it says. You let the Bible shape your beliefs and lifestyle. Must have completed a Discipleship Training School (DTS) as a pre-requisite.
You will have three weeks of initial training in the Inductive Method. Following this, lectures are given three mornings a week. Expect to put in at least 40 more hours of self-study each week. Our staff will coach you in inductive study and encourage application of the Word. SBS is not for the faint-hearted, but it is a rock-solid foundation for any ministry or career path.
Learn the Inductive Method
- Survey the book to discover the big picture – it’s like a bird’s eye view of a forest.
- Analyze the book to see the details – it’s like examining the leaves of each tree.
- Apply the truth of the Word to your life – it’s like bearing fruit.
Before Moving to Ozark, Jim Nizza worked with the School of Biblical Studies at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii for eleven years, leading the SBS program for seven years. During his tenure there he completed his Master's degree in Biblical Studies with a 325-page thesis on the Inductive Method. His passion for training up those who can train others in the Word continued at YWAM Ozarks as he led four SBS's. Because Jim's battle against cancer became so severe he decided to cancel the 2010-2011 school. He passed away August 2010, leaving a large hole in the SBS here. But we believe his legacy needs to continue and the impact of SBS to multiply through the lives of many students. We currently are unable to have a SBS at this campus. Please check back for updates for when the next SBS will be held.
Through the SBS you’ve learned a reproducible method to train others in the Word. An optional eight-week international outreach provides an avenue for you to expand God’s Kingdom by passing on what you’ve learned, greatly needed and sought after in the developing world.
*Costs for outreach will be determined by location and airfare.
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SBS Calendar & Cost
|Sept –Dec||1st Quarter||New Testament|
|Dec –Jan||Christmas Break||— — —|
|Jan –Mar||2nd Quarter||OT Hist. Books|
|Mar –Apr||Spring Break||— — —|
|Apr –June||3rd Quarter||OT Prophets|
Cost of the Course
Tuition, room & board: $2390 per quarter