Our Programs

Learn more about The Opened Bible Academy programs.

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Bible Exploration

Program Details

Foundational Courses

  • Story of the Bible

  • Bible Study Methods

  • Intro to Theology

Bible Courses
  • OT - Pentateuch

  • OT - Historical Books

  • OT - Poetical/Wisdom Books

  • OT - Prophets

  • NT - Gospel & Acts

  • NT - Paul's Epistles

  • NT - General Epistles & Revelation

Required Workshops
  • Only one required

    • Evangelism

    • Effective Bible Teaching

Optional Workshops
  • Research Methods

  • Writing

BCSP

All OBA instructors are seminary graduates who guide their students through the entire Bible. They love the Lord, love the Word of God, and love students. OBA students generally go through their program in a "cohort" of students who take all their classes with the same classmates. In addition to the instructor, each cohort has a "classroom community leader" who joins in nurturing students and developing community within the group.

OBA classes meet two hours each week for eight weeks. There is a two-week break between the classes. Students complete four classes per year and the entire program in two-and-a-half years. The one required eight-hour workshop is offered during the summer break.

The Bible Exploration (BE) program is intended for anyone who has a desire to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible.

The BE program begins with an overview course of the entire Bible to set the stage, followed by courses in Bible Study Methods and Basic Theology. All three courses help prepare students for their biblical journey as they explore the Bible, book by book. The program details below show the development of the program and how the biblical books are divided into courses. We begin with the Old Testament, the history and movement of the people of Israel and their relationship with God. We follow this with a journey through the New Testament, the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and then that of his followers and the early church. There is one required workshop, Effective Bible Teaching or Evangelism.

Our aim at OBA is that students completing the BE program will have confidence to go into the world and share what they have learned by evangelizing, discipling, and teachings others, either in their churches or in another ministry field.

 
 

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Bible College/

Seminary Preparation

The Bible College/Seminary Preparation (BCSP) program includes all the basic OBA courses plus more rigorous requirements for anyone who desires to continue preparing for future ministry by attending an accredited Bible college or seminary. OBA BCSP graduates have the training and confidence to matriculate in such demanding environments.

The BCSP students attend the same three foundation courses and seven Bible classes (describe above) together with the Bible Exploration students, but BCSP students complete specific additional or enhanced assignments geared towards Bible college and seminary preparation, plus two required workshops.

Program Details

Foundational Courses

  • Story of the Bible

  • Bible Study Methods

  • Intro to Theology

Bible Courses
  • OT - Pentateuch

  • OT - Historical Books

  • OT - Poetical/Wisdom Books

  • OT - Prophets

  • NT - Gospel & Acts

  • NT - Paul's Epistles

  • NT - General Epistles & Revelation

Required Workshops
  • Research Methods

  • Writing

Optional Workshops
  • Evangelism

  • Effective Bible Teaching

Alumni and Church Offerings

The Opened Bible Academy offers the following workshops to local churches:​

  • Bible Study Methods

  • Evangelism

Praying

Accreditation Statement and Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

The Opened Bible Academy is not an accredited institution. This means the classes you take at OBA will not transfer for credit to accredited institutions. However, we are committed to high standards of excellence in every aspect of our program. Our policies for admission and retention are intentionally rigorous so that each student has the proper expectations and the same commitment to excellence as The OBA board, staff, and administration.

 

Accreditation is earned and is based on a solid history of high standards and excellence. If the Lord leads The OBA to pursue accreditation, we want to be well-positioned to do so. However, we are committed to maintaining the original vision of our God for OBA whether accredited or not.​