School of Biblical Studies

Get to know all 66 books of the Bible in-depth by studying the Word inductively over the course of 9 months.

Upcoming School Dates

2020 School Dates:

  • Jan  10, 2020 – Oct 2, 2020

Grow your knowledge in the Word

The School of Biblical Studies is a 9-month Bible study course where Scripture is studied using the inductive approach, which teaches students to observe and evaluate what the text says. This contextual approach helps the scripture come alive and shape the students’ beliefs. Skills will be learned in observation, interpretation, and application of the Bible. During the school, students will be working, studying and living in a close-knit community.

This school is offered in three 3-month phases. Phase 1 will cover Genesis through 1 & 2 Kings. Phase 2 will cover the prophets and phase 3 will cover the New Testament.

PREREQUISITE: Completion of a Discipleship Training School
Genesis to 1 & 2 Kings

This phase begins with a 1- week seminar teaching the principles of inductive Bible study. We start in the beginning, the Garden, the fall of mankind and God’s plan to redeem us to himself through one man, one nation, to all nations.



In this phase, we follow God’s interaction with his people through the prophets. God calls His people to repentance and promises redemption if they will do so. The focus is not on a physical kingdom, but on the promises of the coming Messiah and the Kingdom He will establish.

New Testament

The Messiah is here! In this final phase, students will follow Jesus, His life, His teaching, and the birth of the Church Age ushered in by the gift of the Holy Spirit. The apostles live out the New Covenant and model life with the Holy Spirit. False teachers are exposed as the young Church is pastored to maturity.


This is an estimate of cost per quarter. There are 3 quarters to complete the entire SBS program. Costs vary by country and significant discounts are available for students from developing nations.

SBS isn't just about gaining biblical knowledge; it's about seeking the face of God through his word.

Carolina ParrSBS 2016

When you become living and active after the Word of God, you embody the very aspects of God's word.

Alexis WackerSBS 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

How many credits does a SBS apply for the University of the Nations?

U of N Credits: 36. These credits may be applied to a U of N degree program or transferred to other participating colleges or universities.

What are the costs for this program?

To find your estimated costs (excluding outreach phase), please use the estimator found on this page. Training phase costs includes housing and food. At registration, you will be notified of your remaining balance, which will be due in full at registration. You must inform your school leader prior to arrival if you have incomplete fees. Payments can be made by Visa, Mastercard, cash in person, or a US check addressed to “YWAM” at YWAM KC, Attn: Training Staff PO Box 616 Grandview, MO 64030

How do I pay for this program?

You are responsible for covering all of your school fees. To help with fundraising, we recommend “Friends Raising” by Betty Barnett and “Daring to Live on the Edge” by Loren Cunningham, available at YWAM Publishing.

What if I need a visa?

Visa processing times vary according to the nation from which you are applying. Students from Developing Nations should allow 3-6 months for the visa application process. Other nationalities should allow 1-3 months, depending upon US embassy processing times. YWAM KC is not able to process any staff or student visas. We are able to send you an invitation letter that can be used for your visa application process. Please do not book your airline tickets until you have your US visa. YWAM KC will not be liable for any airfares booked that are canceled/missed due to visa denial or cancellation.

What is the housing situation?

YWAM Kansas City is a live/learn community as we value the relational aspects of learning together. This means that we are primarily a residential campus and campus housing is dormitory style. Families and married couples are given their own room. There is limited storage space in the rooms so please bring essential items only. Room assignments will be given to students on Arrival Day. Housing costs are included in your course fees.

What is your refund policy?

The application fee is non-refundable. Refund policies for are 100% prior to arrival, 95% during 1st week of classes, 85% during 2nd week of classes,70% during 3rd week of classes, 60% during 4th week of classes, 50% during 5th week of classes, and 0% beyond 5th week of classes.


Talk to someone from the YWAM Kansas City Training Team or find out how you get started on your application today.