Bible in Context


Bible in Context is all about discovering the richness of the Bible and going deeper in relationship with Jesus. We are dedicated to equipping and developing your skills and passions in how to self-study the word of God, and our hope is that this course will challenge you and provide you with tools you can use for the rest of your life.


Bible in Context (BIC) is an eight-week course within the University of the Nations (UofN). The goal of this course is to provide you with tools to help you understand the core message of each passage.
As a part of this course we are going to look at books from every genre, but the primary focus will be on the New Testament. As we look at various texts from across the Bible, we will see the unified message and story of the Bible more clearly.
As we study the Bible, our desire in the end is to hear what Gods heart is for us today as Christians. As we approach the text we will ask questions that help us connect Gods word to everyday life.

This course will take place at a missions training center and during your time as a student you will be a part of our community. There will be opportunities to join us as we do ministry in the local area.


Dates: March 30- May 22, 2020

Price: 6000 NOK for tuition

            7900 NOK for food and lodging

Discounts are available for full-time YWAM staff and individuals from B and C countries. 

Course Code: CHR/211

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Jonathan Spainhour has been working with YWAM since his DTS in 2004. He has primarily worked with Bible education and leadership development throughout that time. Jonathan has over a decade of experience running Bible courses and has pioneered them in Australia and Kona Hawaii for YWAM Ships. He regularly teaches on a variety of subjects in and out of YWAM and has a heart to see the general culture of Biblical literacy increased throughout the Body of Christ. in 2016 he began his graduate studies at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada where he focused on New Testament studies.