What Is the School of the Bible?
The School of the Bible is a Bible training program that helps believers to expand their understanding of the Bible and to be equipped for ministry in the local church. The school is designed for members and workers in local churches, including deacons, Sunday School teachers, youth and children’s workers, Bible study leaders, and many others who simply desire to deepen their Bible knowledge and increase their effectiveness in serving the Lord.
Who can enroll?
Enrollment is open to men and women who have a sincere desire to know more of God’s Word. No academic prerequisites are in effect. Students come from all types of backgrounds and professions. Enrollment is open to adults of all ages and also to high school Juniors and Seniors.
 
Admission Requirements
1) Adult students of all ages are invited to enroll in the School of the Bible. Also, high schoolers who are in their Junior or Senior year are welcomed to participate.
2) No previous educational experience or credential is required of students. Enrollment is open to all who have a desire to learn more of God’s Word and to be further trained to serve in God’s work.
 
Graduation Requirements
1) Students must complete all twelve courses offered through the School of the Bible in order to graduate and earn a Biblical Studies Certificate.
2) A student is considered to have earned credit for a course by his/her consistent attendance and participation in the class. Each class must meet for a minimum time period of forty (40) minutes, and must hold a minimum of twelve (12) class sessions per semester. A student receives credit for a class when he/she is in attendance not less than ten (10) of the class sessions.
 
Cost
Student tuition is $25 per course for each semester or $60 if student is enrolled in all three course in that given semester.
 
When
Classes are held once a week for 12 weeks each Tuesday evening. First class starts at 7:00 pm and the last classes will end around 9:10.
 
Student Notebooks
A beautifully-prepared Student Notebook has been designed for each of the twelve courses in the School of the Bible. The Student Notebooks is included in the student tuition fee. Each student will want to bring their Bible along with any pens and highlighters they may desire to use in notetaking.
 
Textbooks
For each of the twelve courses in the School of the Bible, a textbook is recommended in addition to the Student Notebook. Textbook acquisition is not mandated, but is strongly recommended to provide the student supplemental reading and instruction, and also to aid the student in building a personal Bible resource library. The following textbooks are recommended and are available through the Crown Bookshop (1-877-MY-CROWN):
 
Survey of the New Testament 1 – Exploring the Scriptures by John Phillips
          Teaching the Bible – The Seven Laws of Teaching, by John Milton Gregory
Methods of Bible Study – Bible Explorer’s Guide, by John Phillips.
 
 
Upcoming Courses
2nd Semester runs 12 weeks and begins August 22nd 
7:00 – 7:40                                                   7:45 – 8:25                                                       8:30 – 9:10
 
Survey of the New Testament 1
 
A survey of the books of the New Testament (Matthew through Ephesians). The main theme of each book is highlighted along with other significant features including key words, key verses, and pictures of Christ.
 
Teaching the Bible
A practical instruction on teaching the Bible effectively to adults, youth, and children. Biblical methods of teaching are explored and learned. This course is particularly helpful to Sunday School teachers and workers, Bible study leaders, and parents who are teaching the Bible in their homes.
 
Methods of Bible Study
 
Practical helpful methods to assist believers in personal Bible study. Students learn principles of biblical interpretation to guide them in understanding different passages of Scripture such as narratives, psalms, proverbs, parables, and prophecy. Students also learn how to use Bible study tools to help them in their study of individual books, chapters, verses, and words.