“ALL SCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED BY GOD AND IS USEFUL FOR TEACHING, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, AND FOR TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS SO THAT EVERYONE WHO BELONGS TO GOD MAY BE PROFICIENT, EQUIPPED FOR EVERY GOOD WORK.”
2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17
WHAT IS SBS?
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 staff members will meet weekly with the students to aid in their personal growth, understanding of Scripture, and application of the inductive method.
WHY DO SBS?
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.
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 will 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 God's Word to others. These 9 months are an investment that will shape the rest of your life.