School of Biblical Studies

The Emmaus School of Biblical Studies is our core ministry. Emmaus is a bible and discipleship school with a variety of ways to engage with scripture. Whether its our 10 month residency program, commuter, audit, or Inductive Investigation. Students learn to observe, interpret, and apply the Bible using the Inductive Bible study method, studying the text in its historical and literary context.

Our 10 month residency program was formed through a partnership with Youth With a Mission’s School of Biblical Studies International and its course of study follows the curriculum & standards of the YWAM SBS program. Emmaus exists to offer the YWAM SBS curriculum to students who have not taken the Discipleship Training School required by a typical YWAM SBS School. The requirements of the 10-month course are designed to enrich the student both academically and relationally.

Book Spines

Old Testament Course

39 Books. 5 Months. One Transformative Experience.  The Old Testament Season is a 5-month journey through the entire Old Testament. Students who enroll in this program will be joining the “ESBS Experience” as it begins it’s spring semester and begin their course with an Inductive Bible Study seminar, where they learn the basics of how to interpret and apply the Bible.  They will then be fully incorporated into the rhythms of the “ESBS Experience”. Want to know how we teach? Learn more below


Inductive Investigation

Want to learn how to study your Bible properly, but only have three weeks this fall to do it? The Inductive Investigation is the perfect opportunity for you! Come spend 3 weeks becoming an expert in the core Inductive Bible Study skills as we journey through the books of Philemon, Titus, Philippians and Ephesians. We’ll send you out the door with a priceless new skill set that will change the way you study the Bible for the rest of your life!


Audit Course

This program is designed for local residents desiring to grow in their understanding of the Bible. Whether for a selection of specific books or for the entire year, this option offers the full live-classroom experience without the residential discipleship component.  Simply attend lectures with no work to submit, and no additional requirements.