What is the School of Biblical Christian Worldview (SBCW)?
Do you know what you believe and why you believe it?
To answer this question we created the 3 month course School of Biblical Christian Worldview (SBCW) under the University of the Nation (UofN) so that people can gain a biblical Christian worldview.
The School of Biblical Christian Worldview deals with the cultural developments in our global world and helps the students to find answers to the questions from a biblical approach.
With the Bible as our basis, we educate Christians so they can be responsible and informed citizens in all spheres of life (family, economy, politics, science, church and arts).
The SBCW gives insight into the thinking behind current social and political changes. We want to come to terms with the prevailing trends and worldviews, tackle current sociological issues and look at their historical and philosophical origins.
Information about the next SBCW
7 July till 26 September 2013
Costs 3’300.—sfr. (incl. food and housing and VAT). Costs for outreach will be separate.
Please have a look at the visa requirements for Switzerland.
You can download the application forms for the SBCW here (PDF).
Academic information (U of N)
All of our schools are registered courses within the University of the Nations (HMT/SCI 213). The SBCW represents 12 credits. A prerequisite for the school is the successful completion of a UofN registered Discipleship Training School (DTS) taken anywhere within YWAM – why not here in Wiler?
Are you planning to get a degree at the UofN? The School of Biblical Christian Worldview is a UofN core course. This course meets the Applied Christian Thinking core requirement for a bachelor’s degree and therefore may be taken in place of HMT/SCI 211 (Humanities & Science: A Christian Perspective).
The curriculum consists of three parts:
- Analyze the thought and belief systems which have formed our thinking.
Introduction to philosophy, the streams of thought of western history, youth culture and trends, various religions, natural sciences, politics, and so on.
- Learn to think biblically.
Receiving tools which will enable us to evaluate what we hear, see and read. An introduction to biblical thinking, a media workshop, films,…
- Learn to apply biblical Christian thinking in the various spheres of life and society.
Stewardship, ethics, work on specific subjects, discussions, excursions, community life, mentoring.
Themes of the school
- Generation iY – why not? A new generation leads into the future
- History of our society and its future
- Do you know what you believe? (Epistemology)
- Do you know how the media influence you?
- Ontology. Where do we come from? Evolution or creation?
- Who is man? What determines him?
- The challenge of poverty. How do we deal with it?
- Do you think you think biblically? Why?
- The challenge of economics and money for the 21st century
- Bioethics: A biblical worldview for 21st century biotechnologies
- Technology and research. How can I get involved?
Transformational words from former students about the SBCW:
- “The SBCW awoke an active interest in politics in me. I never realized how important it is for us to be participative and have a voice.”
Lizzi L., CH
- ”The SBCW has shown me how important it is to think through my own worldview on the basis of my belief system. It was exciting to have the opportunity to work through ethical, political and societal issues on the basis of the Christian faith and it showed me that I don’t just want to live my Christianity in the church but that it is also fun to think through current affairs. And the Bible has something to say about it!”
Sandra J., D
- ”The SBCW helped me to be able to generally evaluate things that I face daily. And it offered me a good basis for refining that evaluation ability – a process that is never complete in life … “
Daniel H., CH
- ”The SBCW was the tool that God used to wake me up from living out a narrow-minded and hidden Christianity.”
Simona N., Romania
- ”The school was not simply over for me after three months – I work with what I learned in the SBCW in my everyday life.”
Hanna F., Sweden