Ottawa School of the Bible
is Happening Online!

We’re prioritizing the health and safety of our students by transitioning to an adapted, online format. Classes will continue to have live, real-time interactions with students and teachers over video chat platforms. 

Even though OSB may look a little different, we’re looking forward to learning with you this year!

We Believe the
Bible is for Everyone!

We believe someone who consistently follows Jesus has a life marked by three distinctions:

  • A personal hunger to be led more by Jesus.
  • An evident passion to lead more like Jesus.
  • An outward focus which leads more to Jesus
Year One
  • The Beginning
  • The History
  • The Prophets
  • The Wisdom Books
  • The Gospels
  • The Church
Year Two
  • Theology and the Word
  • Soteriology
  • Pneumatology
  • Genuine Faith
  • Ecclesiology and History of the Church
  • Eschatology
Year Three
  • Apologetics
  • Growing Leaders
  • Biblical Boundaries
  • Pastoral Care
  • Ecclesiology and History of the Church
  • Preaching Practicum
What to Expect:

Courses run for six weeks on Tuesday evenings and cost $50/term. Discounts available for active students and seniors upon registration using the code provided in the event description.


Bibical Foundations

In Year One, each student will study the entire Bible through six courses to assist in establishing a firm foundation of Biblical understanding.

Term 1 - The Beginning

This course is a systematic study of the first five books of the Bible. The book of Genesis, the book of beginnings, is especially emphasized. The student will study the five books of Moses – The Law or Torah.

Term 2 - The History

This course is a systematic overview of the first twelve historical books of the Bible – from Joshua to Esther.

Term 3 - The Prophets

Seeing prophecy in God’s Word is so important that it occupies one-third of the entire Bible. In this course we’ll learn how God reveals His ongoing plans for the prophet’s own time, for coming events and for eternal principles of right and wrong.

Term 4 - The Wisdom Books

In this course the student will study the five books of Wisdom: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. It is important that the student learn how God views wisdom. Biblically speaking, wisdom is the skill for living in a God-honouring way. Wisdom is more than knowledge, it’s applied knowledge.

Term 5 - The Gospels

In this course we’ll study the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as described in the Four Gospels and His ongoing ministry through the establishing of the church.

Term 6 - The Church

In this course the student will study the various letters that were written to individuals and churches and will discover the motivating messages of the authors’ lives and how to apply these truths to today’s situations.

Summer Course - Abide in the Word

This course will help the student embrace a Spirit-filled and disciplined approach to abiding in and studying of God’s Word.

Register for a Year One Course

Doctrinal Understanding

Year Two builds upon the Biblical foundations by giving the student a more in-depth study into the essential doctrines (beliefs) of the Scriptures.

Term 1 - Theology & the Word

This course is a study of the definitive statements about God and his implications in a relevant way, based on God’s self-revelations and a study of the nature of the Bible as revelation. It includes topics such as character of God, revelation, inspiration, inerrancy, and canonicity.

Term 2 - Soteriology

This course is designed to take a closer look at God’s plan of salvation through the Old and New Testament Scriptures. A review of doctrinal positions and eternal security are reviewed.

Term 3 - Pneumatology

This course is a detailed study of the role, purpose, and power of the Holy Spirit both doctrinally and practically in the life of the believer.

Term 4 - Genuine Faith

This course is broken into two segments. The first hour is a systematic review of the Book of Hebrews and the second hour is a thorough understanding of the importance of sharing one’s faith as a believer.

Term 5 - Ecclesiology & the History of the Church

This course is designed for the student to consider the ways in which the church has tried to advance, good and bad; its central aim of continuing Jesus’ mission of building up the kingdom of God, and our role in the church today.

Term 6 - Eschatology

This course will help the student understand the Biblical doctrine of the end times; this will also include a systematic review of the different views concerning key world events.

Summer Course - Authority of the Believer

This course is an overview of the authority the believer has in Jesus Christ and the Christian’s position in overcoming the works of the enemy.

Register for a Year Two Course

Ministerial Works

Year Three advances the student from Biblical foundations and essential doctrine to the tools on how to be an effective minister.

Term 1 - Apologetics

This course is purposed to help Christians understand what they believe and why they believe it. In this course, the student will learn how to effectively communicate those beliefs. Every believer needs to be able to give an answer, a reasonable one, for the hope they have in Jesus Christ.

Term 2 - Growing Leaders

This course is about the heart and hands of a leader. Jesus is the Great Shepherd. We are called to be healthy “leadersheep.” When leaders learn to lead better, everything improves.

Term 3 - Biblical Boundaries

This course will provide the student with practical tools for setting personal limits while respecting the boundaries of others as they commit to growing together with Jesus to make a difference in our city.

Term 4 - Pastoral Care

This course is a practical guide for church lay leaders in providing care for those they lead. Whether it’s in a small group setting, volunteer team, or home campus,  knowing how to care for each other is essential for church health.

Term 5 - Ecclesiology & the History of the Church

This course is designed for the student to consider the ways in which the church has tried to advance, good and bad; its central aim of continuing Jesus’ mission of building up the kingdom of God, and our role in the church today.

Term 6 - Preaching Practicum

This course summarizes what the students have learned in, the three years of OSB courses, into practical preaching presentations.

Register for a Year Three Course

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