OBA Business Model

 The Strategy

 

   In the startup years OBA will use donated space in local churches and community centers. OBA will also partner with local

   churches by delivering classes at their locations for the benefit of their congregants and staff. It is our desire to ultimately have a

              central location of our own, yet continue to use space across the city to ensure we have a presence across The Greater Houston

              area.

 

   Student recruitment will be managed by our Vice-President of Church and Community Relations whose role is to connect OBA with

   churches and communities for onsite training and or to seek students that will be trained off-site. A primary source of students

   will be from small churches (<1500 members) seeking to train their lay leaders, but have limited resources.

 

   The OBA vision sees some of those who complete their studies at The Opened Bible Academy attending accredited Bible colleges

   and seminaries, well equipped to matriculate in such demanding environments. Therefore, we seek to partner with local Bible

   Colleges and Seminaries to provide OBA potential students, trainers and materials. OBA seeks to be a feeder to those institutions

   providing them better-equipped and more confident students.

 

 How Costs are Controlled 

    ​*Due to the use of donated space we keep our overhead low.

   *Board members and staff are not compensated. 

   *Our By-laws prohibit our board members from being compensated, however, It is our goal in 3 years to be in a place to provide

     salaries to our staff.

   *OBA instructors will initially donate their time, but we are praying to be in a position to provide compensation soon.

   *Teaching/instructor cost is $1,500 per session. This is based on local and national trends for adjunct instructors.

   *We have determined the cost per student per session is $150.  This equates to  $600 per year (4 Sessions per year) based on direct and

   indirect costs.

 
Use of Resources  

              Below are the three cost categories that we track and a chart showing how our resources are spent:

 

   Programing Costs  (Instruction, technology, books and materials, equipment, printing & copying, etc.)

   Administrative Costs (regulatory fees and filings, insurance, accounting, legal fees, web support, misc. office expenses etc.)

   Fundraising Costs (advertising and marketing , mailings, promotional items etc.)