EST. 1985

This course is a directed program designed to expose the student to a breadth of historical Biblical interpretation, Church History and Biblical Worldview philosophy. During the course, the student will read a large volume of reference literature from a pre-selected list determined by the course advisor. Application of the material provides the student with resources for preaching, teaching or personal Bible study.

{This course is also offered via correspondence.  Please contact for more information.}

Lecture Phase

The course involves reading 100 pages per day, 6 days a week for 12 weeks. Reading material will be decided by the course supervisor. Students will work approximately 6 -8 hours per day.


• Read 10 pages/day of the New testament for 3 months (6 days per week).
• New Testament History F.F. Bruce
• Old Testament Times R.K. Harrison (or) A Survey of Israel's History Leon Wood
• The Evangelical Dictionary of Theology ed. Elwell
• Bible Dictionary – We recommend Zondervan, NIV or NBD.
• A History of Christianity Kenneth Scott Lautourette
• The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer: A Christian World View (5 volumes)
• The Book that Made Your World – Vishal Manglwadi

Work Duties

At YWAM Montana we believe in a servant-hearted attitude and lifestyle. So as a part of the DRB curriculum, you will serve in different areas on our campus for 6 hours a week. You will serve in areas like: Meal prep, Meal clean-up, housekeeping, facilities/Maintenance, etc.

Worship & Intersession

Time spent in corporate worship and intercession with the rest of the YWAM campus staff and students.

School Leaders
Ron Smith

Ron, along with his wife Judy started the School of Biblical Studies in 1981. There are now well over 50 schools worldwide. As well, Ron has led the Directed Reading Course and the New Testament Greek classes for about 30 years as well. The SBS's have trained well over 10,000 students throughout the 30 + year period of operations. They have lived in Europe, Asia and the United States leading schools.