School of the Bible and Ministry

Willingdon School of the Bible and Ministry (WSBM) provides classes to equip the people of God – head, heart and hands – with the Word of God, helping them know Jesus Christ personally and carry on His ministry.

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What is Willingdon School of the Bible and Ministry?

Scripture is the primary way we can know God, and through it we learn what God cares about most in this world, and how we can best participate with Him, using our unique gifts for life and work in His Kingdom. This is why Scripture is the foundation of everything we do in WSBM.

You may have noticed that we added the word “Ministry” to the school’s title. Along with a continued focus on biblical studies, we also hope to equip the people of God for practical service in areas such as pastoral care and community outreach, for ministry both inside and outside the church family.

The psalmist said, “The entrance of your words gives light” (Ps. 119:130). We invite you into this learning community as we welcome together the light of God’s Word into our hearts.

Spring 2022 Courses

Check out the course offerings below.

  • Intensive

    1 day Zoom & 2 days In-person

    WSBM 216 Praying the Psalms (Part 2)

    April 28-30

    This course will introduce students to the practice of praying the psalms—using the psalms to express praise, lament, thanksgiving, trust, joy and anger. The course will also explore the contexts and poetic composition of some psalms.

  • 8 classes

    In-Person only

    WSBM 217 Prison Letters: Philippians

    Wednesdays, April 27 – June 15

    The Letter to the Philippians has been loved and cited by many for its joyous tone and catchy verses. But what is the letter about (as a single unit)? And what might Jesus be saying to us today through this letter? This course examines the letter in its whole and in its parts, providing many opportunities to read the Bible exegetically and thematically.

  • 8 Afternoons

    In Person

    WSBM 250 Basics of Biblical Hebrew

    Sundays, April 10 – June 5

    Course is Now Full
    Ancient stories of our faith, including God’s self-revelation, come to us through the Hebrew language. This course on the basics of biblical Hebrew will introduce the Hebrew alphabet and basic grammar, allowing students (in a small way) to read the Old Testament text.

  • 8 Evenings


    WSBM 304 Caring For Seniors

    Tuesdays April 12 - May 31

    This course aims to equip volunteers and health professionals with necessary skills to help older people (in long-term care settings or in their own home) discover the pathways to meaningful aging including their spiritual needs.

  • 8 Evenings


    WSBM 351 Global Mission of the Church in the 21st Century

    Thursdays, April 14 – June 2

    This course will provide an important theological framework for the mission of God and His people. Though the mission itself has not changed, even since OT times, the manner in which the Church of Jesus carries out that mission has. The course examines some of the current realities in our global outreach which require a different approach and new strategies in the 21st century.

Program Information

WSBM - Certificate Program

WSBM Certificate Program

Find out more about our certificate program which includes 12 college-level courses.

WSBM Policies

WSBM Policies

Find out more on admissions, Course Fees and Academic policies.

WSBM - MLA Style Guide

MLA Style Guide from CBC

WSBM courses use MLA citations for all papers. For more information, please view this style guide created by Columbia Bible College (CBC).

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