School of Biblical Studies Overview


Our 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 Bible study method, utilizing historical and literary context.

The school was formed through a partnership with Youth With a Mission’s School of Biblical Studies (SBS) International. Emmaus further refined the school in 2017 to allow greater flexibility for students to intern in a local church or receive a seminary at a partnering school.  Emmaus exists to offer a curriculum similar to a YWAM SBS to students who have not taken the Discipleship Training School (DTS) required by a typical YWAM SBS. The requirements of the 10-month course are designed to enrich the student both academically and relationally.

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!



2018-2019 Dates

πŸ“ Begin Accepting Applications | Oct 1, 2017
πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ« Classes BeginAugust 13, 2018
πŸ–οΈ Breaks | Nov 18-25, Dec 20-Jan 2, March 17-23
πŸ›‘ Last Day of Class | May 25, 2019
πŸŽ“ Graduation | June 1, 2019
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Pricing for 2018-2019

Tuition | $3500 (Aug 2018 - May 2019),  $1750 (1 semester)
Housing | $4500 (Aug 2018 - May 2019), $2250 (1 semester)


Financial Aid Opportunities


Financial Aid through Internships

Through our Church Partnerships, interested students can serve part time on a local church staff as an intern while attending our program. Interns will gain practical experience while expanding their knowledge of the scriptures. Interns will receive financial aid from the partnered church to offset housing and/or tuition costs. 


Scholarships for Seminary

Through our partnership with Asbury Theological Seminary, interested students are eligible to receive partial tuition scholarship towards a seminary degree.


Bible Study

"Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened the Scriptures to us?" Luke 24:32

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
  • Color Code  
    • Observations are color coded in the text itself
  • Structural Examination
    • Explore the structure of the book and develop your own titles for its content.
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
    • Use information listed above to generate a basic commentary for the entire Bible
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 Summary
    • Create a personal application summary for the book.

Typical Class Day | Monday & Thursday | On Campus

8:30-9:00 | Community Breakfast
9:00-9:30 | Worship/Prayer
9:30-12:30 | Class/Lecture

Non-Class Time
Approximately 12 hours will be at the students discretion. These hours are included in the 20 hours of school time each week.

Personal Study 8-11 hrs
1-on-1 with Staff | 1 hr



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.


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.


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 encouraged to attend a local church or ministriy of their choice.

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Class Breakfast

Breaking bread together is a big deal. We like to eat together but mainly we just want to hangout and get to know whats on your heart.


Volunteer Oppurtunities

Its not required but there is an opportunity for the students to work alongside staff and peers to help the greater body of Christ, typically for the Canterbury Retreat Center or other local ministries.

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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 (MLS, NBA, NCAA Football) in town as well as several theme parks.


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