Residency School Overview

Our residency school takes students through the content of the entire Bible in 10 months. Students learn to observe, interpret, and apply the Bible using the Inductive study method, utilizing historical and literary context. Students will be be immersed in space set apart to learn the scriptures. We do this through our 3 core components: Bible Study, Community, and Intentional Discipleship.  Find out more about each of these below:

If you want to KNOW YOUR BIBLE deeply, and spend 10 months in community that will challenge you to follow Jesus.Then join us for our Emmaus journey through the pages of the Bible!

 

2017-2018 Dates

Application Window Closed

Check back in September 2017 for more details

 

Orlando Campus

 

Emmaus Ministries is located at the Canterbury Conference Center, in Oviedo, Florida. Students will enjoy a beautiful wooded campus on lake Gem, secluded from the hustle and bustle of the big city, yet right in the heart of Orlando, one of the largest tourist destinations in the southeast!

Contact Us

Emmaus Ministries
1601 Alafaya Trail
Oviedo, FL 32765

Office828-513-3738
Email: admin@emmausbibleministries.org

 
 

 

Life in Community

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. | Acts 2:42

At Emmaus, we believe that true spiritual growth happens within the context of life-giving relationships.   We seek to be a community that makes much of Jesus and His grace, and it is our desire that our students leave here not only knowing their Bible, but also knowing what it looks like to live within Gospel-centered community. Here is a sample of how we "do community"

 
 

Prayer & Worship

We have weekly prayer and worship for the students during the week. The students are also free to attend local churches and ministries during the weekend & weeknights.


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Daily Meals

Breaking bread together is a big deal. We like to serve one another through meal prep and clean up but mainly we just want to hangout and get to know whats on your heart.


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Work Duties

We ask students to serve 5 hours a week alongside their peers doing typical chores like washing dishes after lunch, cleaning the common area, and preparing dinner.


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Day Trips

From time to time we take day trips to the beach (45 mins) or head to downtown Orlando (15 mins). We also have several sports teams in town as well as several theme parks.


 
 

Discipleship

 
 

Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives,because you had become ever dear to us. I Thess. 2:8

 

One of the distinguishing aspects of Emmaus is our commitment to real, honest, life-on-life discipleship. The staff of Emmaus are fully invested in seeing our students grow, not just in their intellectual knowledge of Scripture, but as followers of Christ. This is a community that believes the Gospel changes lives, and Emmaus has created rhythms to cultivate this change. Along with the conversations & relationships of everyday life, students also have weekly times of intentional discipleship.

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1-on-1 Discipleship

Every student will meet for 1-on-1 discipleship with a staff member about one hour each week for encouragement, accountability, and prayer together. This is a core component of the 1o-month program.

Small Groups

Men’s and Women’s small groups meet every other week for honest conversations about what’s going on in their lives & how they are being challenged through the Scriptures. We also touch on real life skills and share our testimony.

 
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Counseling

While the school does not offer counseling we do have a relationship with several ministries, clinics and counselors if students need further support. We encourage students to seek help when needed and are flexible to fit in needed sessions.

Practical Life Skills

We want to make sure students walk away knowing their bible but we also want to make sure they a prepared for the real world and real ministry. During small group we have one off lessons on budgeting & finances, relationships, personality typing and stress management.

 

Bible Study

The Emmaus School of Biblical Studies is a Christ-centered course in which Jesus’ life, death and resurrection is emphasized as the focal point of scripture.
The curriculum is designed to teach students to properly observe, interpret and apply the entire Bible using the Inductive Bible study method. Inductive study is based on the interpretation of the Scriptures within literary and historical context followed by application into our present lives & culture.

The following will be accomplished for every book of the Bible. 
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Thoroughly observe the text by:

  • Outloud Reading  of the book
  • Paragraph Titles  
  • Color Code  
    • Observations are color coded in the text itself
  • Structural Analysis
    • Develop your own chapter breaks and determine elements of structure within the book
Develop an ability to interpret the text within Historical Context by:
  • Basic Reading Information
    • a synopsis of the critical historical background relevant to the book; author, recipient, date, etc)
  • Chart style commentary
Apply the truth discovered from Scripture in your own life.
  • Specific Applications  
    • Identify a timeless truth and application within your own life and/or our present culture
  • Application Reflection
    • Reflect on the applications drawn from the text and plan out how meaningful and timely application of the text can be made
 


Typical Class Day (2-3 days per week)

  • 8am | Breakfast (optional)

  • 8:30am | Community Prayer & Worship

  • 9:30am | Lecture

  • 1pm | Lunch

  • 2pm | Individual Study Time

  • 6pm | Dinner

  • After 6pm | Socializing & Study

Typical Non-Class Day (2-3 days per week)
Approximately 8 hours of individual study will be accomplished on non-class days

  • Before 10am | Breakfast

  • 1pm | Lunch

  • 6pm | Dinner

  • After 6pm | Socializing & Study


 

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