Bible Core Course
The BCC is a 3 month intensive course that is all about teaching you how to study the Bible. During the 12 weeks of this course your focus will be to learn different tools of inductive methodology Unlike most courses you will ever find in your life, this one isn’t just about learning some theory. All of the methods taught are done by practical application on whole books of the Bible. At the end of the school you will mastered these tools by using them on books from every different kind of writing found in the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, you will walk away with a new confidence in approaching the Bible for a life time of mission, ministry or what ever you have on your heart! This is not a school that teaches you what to believe, rather how to learn. We believe in the power of the Bible to answer all of the questions you can throw at it, and maybe even help you find some questions you didn’t know you had! Whether you are looking to learn about history, literature, word studies or just get your head around the Bible in general, the BCC is definitely for you!
If you’re looking for the opportunity to learn more about God, what the Bible has to say, or increase your skills in teaching; the BCC is definitely for you. You will learn insightful ways of studying Scripture – looking at history, people, and language in totally new ways – and gain a platform to continue a lifetime of study and learning. Understanding the Bible will lead you deeper into understanding life and the world around you, as the scriptures open up and take on new and richer meaning. This course is also about application, not just applying the truth of the Bible to your own live, but appling the learning styles as well. We will equip you to teach study methods and principles you’ve learned as well as, give you the practical opportunities to put it in action!!
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All training staff are absolutely committed to helping you learn to study the Bible for yourself. Our goal as staff is to be available to the students throughout the school, not to give you all the answers but to help you find them as you learn.
Speakers are sought from around the world, providing the best input with proven experience in the field. The function of the lecturer is to help you in applying the methods of inductive study to the specific book being studied in that particular week.
We firmly believe that the best way for students to learn is for them to have a great learning environment, as well as committed staff. We endeavor to have a maximum staff to student ratio of 1:4.
Part of our philosophy of training is that learning happens all the time, not just in the classroom; so in order to maximize your learning opportunities, you have the opportunity to live in a vibrant missions community while rubbing shoulders with staff and leaders who will encourage and assist you in your development.
When does it start?
Sept 26, 2013 – Dec 20, 2013 If you really want, we can figure out how to keep you around long after as well!
How to apply
You can apply online or download the application by simply clicking the link above.
What does it cost?
$4400 for tuition plus $75 registration fee (an additional $75 for international students) Tuition includes food, and accommodation. Fees do not include visa or personal expenses such as toiletries, laundry, snacks, postage, etc. The fees do not include your transportation to and from YWAM. $2000 – $4000 – An optional outreach will be offered. Locations to be determined by school staff prior to the BCC beginning. Your outreach fees typically cover expenses such as airfare, travel insurance, vehicle running costs, bus/train tickets, extra visas, food, accommodation, and administration. The costs can vary greatly in price, depending on which outreach location you choose.
The BCC primarily uses inductive Bible study methods in its approach to biblical study. Literary genres and historical context surrounding all books studied are examined and used to gain the best possible insight. Since we believe that the Bible is for all peoples and cultures around the world, so to do we encourage the student to think when they are forming their application and proclamation.
Course Entry Requirements: Applicants need to have completed a YWAM DTS prior to acceptance into this course. A “Core Course” in YWAM’s University of the Nations is a course that is considered part of the core learning for a degree in the U of N. Upon your completion of this BCC you will be able to transfer into the 2 and 3 parts of the any SBS in YWAM through out the world, should you like to continue your Biblical education or pursue a Biblical Studies degree in the U of N.
A range of strategies will be used to assess the outcomes of the school. Manuals, workbooks, reports, charts, tests, role plays, outreach reports, self–assessment checklists, and supervisor reports are all utilized as a part of this. Our training programs are holistic in nature, and the topics are delivered concurrently enabling you to develop your skills, knowledge, and character. We firmly believe that people are all smart, some in different ways than others. Your school staff will work diligently with you to learn how to apply your specific strengths to studying the Bible.
School Schedule and Timetable
This course is a full-time, 12-week intensive training program. Students housing and meals are all provided as part of the course fees. We do have a full schedule of lectures from our world class guest speakers covering a new book each week. There will also be school outings, center functions, and activities through out the duration of this course. A typical day will include morning lectures, ministry placement, practical skills development, and homework or group study. Weekends will be mostly free, but students may be able to attend community activities, events, and class outings. Some of these activities will be optional and some will be required as part of the course. While on outreach, your schedule will depend on each individual location. *Second level school schedules will vary.
Field Assignment (Outreach)
As this course is focused on teaching you how to learn, we design our outreaches to reflect that model. We want to train others, who may not have access to education, in how to learn for themselves. By giving others the tools we have gained, not only do they have the tools for a lifetime of study, but students on outreaches gain practical experience in ministering the Bible in a host of different cultures. Also, as part of the YWAM Ships Ministry, we have a heart to integrate this Bible training with other specialized, as well as general, skills with our varied ship outreaches. You will be given an opportunity to join a multi-skilled team in the hope of bringing effective and sustainably fruitful teams out into the Nations! Outreach locations are primarily determined by Ship locations through out the globe with focused investment into Micronesia from our campus, for more info on ship locations Click Here.
In addition, all applicants who do not speak English as their first language are required to meet one of 3 entry level requirements:
1. A minimum of 3 years study conducted primarily in English; 2. A minimum of 3 years studying English as a Foreign Language with a pass rate of 80%; 3. Completed formal independent testing with a minimum level at or equivalent to: TOEFL: 530, IELTS: 5.0.
When overseas students apply, proficiency in English will be specifically assessed. Offers of placement in a course will include any applicable requirements for English language proficiency. Copies of documents or telephone interviews will be used to verify information provided by students on language proficiency.
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Jonathan Spainhour has been a part of YWAM since 2004, and has been involved with YWAM Biblical Studies almost from the beginning. Jonathan got a taste for contextual Bible study during his DTS, and has been pursuing these methods ever since. After doing his SBSCC in Honolulu Hawaii, Jonathan went to help staff part of the ESBS in Lake Lure North Carolina. From there he staffed BCC in Perth Australia, and has since pioneered the BCC for YWAM Townsville for the past 4 years. Jonathan is quite passionate about helping people to think critically about the Bible, and has a life goal of increasing the Biblical Literacy throughout the Body of Christ around the world! It is his firm belief that the Bible can handle all of our questions without being offended, so we should ask as many as we can. Jonathan also enjoys any activity that involves being pulled around by a boat, as well as rock climbing, cooking and of course COFFEE!