Duration: Friday, August 25, 2017 – Friday, May 11, 2018; Graduation: Saturday, May 12
Location: The Well North Campus
Breaks: We generally follow the Clovis USD calendar, taking off for the following:
- 11/20-24 Thanksgiving Break
- 12/25-1/5 Christmas Break
- 3/26-30 Spring Break
- All Major Holidays
Cost: $200 (covers materials, resources and retreats for the entire year, and graduation)
Topics of Study
Biblical Exposition: Including various books taught from the Old Testament and New Testament
Hermeneutics: How to study the Bible
Homiletics: How to teach the Bible
Systematic Theology: Covering the essential doctrines of the Christian faith and church
Gospel Transformation: Understanding and applying the gospel of Jesus in a broken and fallen world
Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: Understanding imperatives in God’s intentional design
Spiritual Formation: The process by which we grow and are transformed as disciples of Jesus Christ
5 Morning Sessions: Mondays-Fridays 6:00am-7:30am
- Mondays and Tuesdays: New Testament Exposition
- Wednesdays: Biblical Manhood/Womanhood and Gospel Transformation
- Thursdays and Fridays: Old Testament Exposition
2 Weekend Retreats
- Fall: September 15-16, 2017
- Spring: February 9-10, 2018
Assignments & Projects
Each subject will require its own expectation of homework assignments and projects, including but not limited to pre-class reading, written assignments, teaching assignments, Scripture memorization, book charts and journaling.
There will also be various service projects and opportunities we will ask/encourage you to participate in throughout the year, including but not limited to Serve Fresno, Exposure Trips, study trips and school mentoring.
Wednesdays will also include weekly same-sex small group time, in which students will process the specific content as applied to one another’s lives.
Biblical Studies Residents must be a high school graduate or older.
Biblical Studies Residents must live within the greater Fresno area while participating in this program.
Biblical Studies Residents must be committed to a local church (if not The Well, then another church in the area).
Biblical Studies Residents must attend classes and/or events regularly and faithfully. We understand life happens—sickness, family needs, business trips, mission trips, etc. We certainly want to extend much grace in those areas. However, there comes a point when too many absences rob the investment we want to give you in this experience and lowers the standard for others who have committed. Therefore our allowance is no more than 5 absences before we will ask you to leave the program. Two tardies will count as one absence. Exceptions can be made pending director approval.
Biblical Studies Residents are expected to serve between 5-10 volunteer hours each week within a chosen ministry or campus of The Well. We will present you with options on the first day of the program, and you will have one week after to make your choice for where you will serve. Exceptions can be made for those already serving at another church or ministry here in town. Verification will be required from a qualified leader where you serve.
We ask that you steward dating relationships, marriage, career and hobbies in such a way that you can maximize your time and investment into this program. We encourage you to not take on new or too many responsibilities during this time.
Biblical Studies Residents must be willing to study, apply and give away what they receive during this year (Ezra 7:10).