BIB2200EN - Inductive Bible Study Methods

Course description

Introduces students to the methods and principles of good biblical interpretation. Students will learn these steps and strategies through explanatory readings, illustrative lectures, and through applying the method in word studies and book study assignments.

How this course benefits students

Students will learn the method of biblical study that is well-trusted and accepted throughout the world. Having this skill-set for biblical interpretation will give students added confidence in their understanding of Scripture, more discernment for appropriate ways of applying scripture, and the courage to communicate scripture faithfully in any ministry/missional effort.

Why this course is important

If we cannot interpret and understand the Scriptures we will never know how to apply them or proclaim them when we evangelize and spread the gospel as part of our worldwide missional purposes. Inductive Bible Study is a helpful and trusted method for ensuring that we utilize the Scriptures rightly for the sake of discerning what the missio Dei is and how we are called to play a part in it.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Biblical Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

As a course on studying and interpreting the Bible, this class will be rooted in understanding the Bible better and utilizing methods that are appropriate for the subject matter.

Missionally driven

This class will focus on the biblical patterns of mission and will serve the purpose of helping students study the Bible for the purpose of mission and evangelism.

Contextually informed

Every interpretation of the Bible is situated in a given context, and so we will consider how our own context impacts interpretation for the sake of communicating the Bible in other contexts where different sensitivities are required.

Interculturally focused

The course will include a focus on how the Bible is interpreted, studied, applied, and proclaimed in diverse cultures.

Practically minded

The purpose of studying the Bible well is so that we learn how to properly apply it to our lives and impacts everything we do

Experientially transformed

The various projects in this class will provide the student with multiple ways to engage the text and experience it afresh through multiple media.