Establish Your Foundation on God’s Word
The School of Biblical Studies (SBS) is 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. In April 2014 we'll offer "The Missing Link" (TML), an Old Testament overview seminar. We will run TML again in September 2014, directly followed by an SBS I in which you can study all 27 books of the New Testament. The next nine-month course in which you will study all 66 books of the Bible is planned for Fall 2015. SBS is not for the faint-hearted, but it is a rock-solid foundation for any ministry or career path.
The Missing Link (TML)
The Missing Link is your chance to read the entire Old Testament in 1 Month and take part in various interactive experiences that will enhance your understanding of God and his Word! The goal is to get you excited about the Old Testament and give you some tools for future Bible study and reading. To see the One Story from Genesis to Jesus will deepen your understanding of God's salvation plan.
If you’re picturing four weeks of sitting in a circle reading boring books in monotonous voices, think again. This is exciting stuff and we want to do it justice! We’ll have different settings and ways of reading, to make it as memorable as possible. There will be a general introduction to the Old Testament, the different literary styles used and other helpful things to know. There will also be a short introduction to each book to help you get the most out of your reading. The Bible – both testaments – is full of meals and celebration marking God’s story, so we’ll have special feasts throughout our time to help us remember God’s goodness. Questions? Ask us firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn the Inductive Method in the SBS
Come join us in October 2014 to discover the truth of the Bible on your own. We will learn the Inductive Method to study the Bible:
- 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.
We will work through all 27 New Testament books in four month. You will have read each book at least five times by the end.
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.
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SBS Calendar & Cost
|April 21 – May 16||The Missing Link||OT Overview|
|Sept 22 – Oct 17||The Missing Link||OT Overview|
|Oct 19 – Feb 21||1st Quarter SBS||New Testament|
|Mar –Apr||SBS Outreacch||Optional|
Cost for Room, Board and Tuition
The Missing Link (one month): $500
SBS I (four month): $3200
Outreach: depending on location
*Costs for outreach will be determined by location and airfare.
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. 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.