This course is part of the Christian Ministries from the University of the Nations Colleges and Centres.


(Full learning weeks)




The Bible Core Course (BCC) is run in partnership with our partners in the Middle East and is designed to equip participants with the Inductive Bible Study approach to the Bible. During this school you will be equipped with tools so that you can study the text to develop and deepen your relationship with God.

This Bible Core Course is run ‘on location’ in the Middle East. On location means we will visit locations in the Middle East where actual events of the Bible took place. Studying on location will also give us ‘hands-on’ experience with the geography and elements of Bible times, as well as direct contact with a culture that reflects ancient Biblical culture.

This course is for people of any profession, skill level, and hunger. You will reap the rewards of these classes for the rest of your life.


COST: $2,500 USD

DATE: 11 April – 7 July 2018


The Bible is our primary source to learn about God. The intent of the Bible is to tell the story of God and reveal who He is throughout history. Inductive Bible Study intentionally places the text before us so that we can reawaken our imagination through the Holy Spirit.

Learn how to Read the Bible for transformation, teach, preach, lead small group Bible studies and be mobilised into areas where Bible training is needed. Each week will examine a different genre of literature in the Bible. In the BCC, you will deepen your relationship with God through worship that invites you into His presence, prayer where you hear God’s voice and interactive teaching will bring revelation from the Holy Spirit.

Topics studied during the course will include:

  • Bible Overview
  • Inductive Approach with Philemon
  • New Testament Overview with Acts
  • Gospels with John
  • 1 Peter and retreat
  • Pentateuch with emphasis on Genesis
  • Romans
  • Hebrews
  • Revelation
  • Small Group bible Study, Teaching, Preaching
  • Kings and Jeremiah
  • Esther and Haggai

Melinda Merz

Melinda began her journey with YWAM in 1999. She has been a full-time faculty member ever since. In 2001, she started a pursuit to end Bible poverty by doing a Bible Core Course. The Bible is the foundation for change in all the spheres and Melinda wants to see many spheres impacted through the multiplication and training of people through the Bible Core Course. Melinda has a Masters degree in Christian Formation and Discipleship with the U of N. She has also staffed, lead and pioneered many schools in multiple nations. She is an excellent teacher and brings much laughter and joy into her teachings.


If you have any questions regarding this school, please email:

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