Our CORE VALUES
MAKING DISCIPLES (Matthew 28:18-20)
We are unwavering in our belief that exceptional Bible teaching should be made available to anyone to whom God has given the desire to seek Him. Specifically, we believe there are people who have the desire to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, but do not have the resources, nor the desire to attend Bible college or seminary, or are serving as a lay person in their church; a seminary or Bible college degree is not required. Lastly, we believe there are people who desire to go to Bible college or seminary and need a transitional bridge to gain the basic Bible knowledge, skills, and confidence to proceed.
TRAINING TO LIVE GODLY (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Holding to a theology that believes and affirms that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and infallible word of God, we will without exception teach all sixty-six books of the Bible. We also hold to the theology that the Bible is one redemptive story and will ensure that it is taught in a method that constantly keeps that focus in front of the student. We will strictly guard against presenting the Bible as a disconnected book of stories that teach life lessons only.
EXCEPTIONAL TEACHING (James 3:1)
We are committed to assembling a team of seminary-trained teachers who take seriously this biblical admonition. These teachers will view their role as a teacher to be one in which they are learner-focused, and are themselves life-long learners.
COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE (1 Timothy 4:16)
We are committed to continual evaluation to ensure no deviation from these inspired biblical principles and core values. We believe this diligence is expected from God and is required to do ministry with excellence.
BRING GLORY TO GOD (Romans 15:17)
This will be a ministry that brings glory to God, by welcoming anyone who desires to learn the Bible. We are committed to a culture and climate of diversity.
The Opened Bible Academy takes seriously its role in edifying the body of Christ. To that end, this ministry will partner with churches that may not have enough equipped personnel, or the financial resources to effectively train their servant leaders.