- Old & New Testament Background Studies
- Biblical & Church History
- Biblical & Systematic Theology
- Exegetical Theology
(Canonics, Hermeneutics, & Biblical Archaeology)
- Philosophy & Worldview
- Scientific Theology
- Practical Theology
(Pastoral Care, Education, Homiletics, Evangelism, Missions, Spiritual Warfare, & Worship)
As mentioned above, there are two options of how to complete the Online Readings in Biblical Studies. Either a full-time option (taking three months to finish) or a part-time option (taking nine months).
Taking the course full-time would resemble the residential version of the school, except that you would not need to leave your current location to participate. If a YWAMer, this option would require an agreement with your Campus Leadership for you to lay aside your usual duties for the 12-week course.
Since this a full-time course, you would be expected to read full-time for 6 days a week. A reading plan will be drawn up in consultation with your school leader, in order to achieve the required 7000 pages.
The course would also include weekly, online one-on-one sessions with the course leader. These sessions would give you a chance to process and ask questions relating to what you have been reading, as well as provide a safe place to explore, discuss, and critique ideas from the books or ideas the books inspire.
Taking the course part-time would mean extending the above over nine months instead of three. In this case, an agreement would have to be made to set aside 1-2 days, or 12-15 hours in your normal weekly schedule. This time would be spent reading and note-taking, since the increased time commitment to taking notes would be even more important.
A reading plan would be worked out to cover the nine months, based on a three term (twelve-week), schedule with agreed breaks between each term. Online one-on-one sessions will also be a part of this option, but more spread out, approximately one every three weeks.