- The Biblical Studies for Discipleship (BSD) is a 3-month training school of YWAM Minneapolis.
- Prerequisites for enrollment in the BSD are successful completion of the Discipleship Training School (DSP 211) and Discipleship Training School Field Assignment (DSP212).
- The BSD is a 12-credit course (CHR 227) in the University of the Nations’ College of Christian Ministries.
YWAM’s Belief Statement says, in part:
“Youth With A Mission (YWAM) affirms the Bible as the authoritative word of God and, with the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, the absolute reference point for every aspect of life and ministry.”
YWAM’s Belief Statement leads to 18 Foundational Values, the 1st and 2nd being to “Know God” and “Make God Known”. The BSD exists for the training of our staff and students in knowing God through His revelation in Scripture so that they are better equipped to make Him known among the nations and spheres of society to which they are called. The BSD is an introductory Bible school that will give a broad survey of the themes and literature types with an emphasis on application of the timeless truths of Scripture.
- The Inductive Method will be used to study at least one book from each Biblical genre.
- Students will complete an out-loud reading of the entire Bible during the 12 weeks.
- Group discussion and application time will follow the completion of each book assignment.
- Ample time will be set apart for worship, prayer, application, and serving the community as a part of the school and as required by the University of the Nations.
- In addition to Inductive Teachings on the books of the Bible, the course will include Seminar Teachings on such topics as the Canon, Christology, Ecclesiology, 2nd Temple Judaism, Christ and Cultures and Teaching Preparation.