Titus Project is a Youth With a Mission (YWAM) initiative born out of a vision to bring Bible teaching to areas of the world where it is greatly needed.
The name Titus Project was chosen after reading Titus 1:1. Paul states there that he is sent by God “for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge of the truth that is in accordance with godliness”. This is a great example to follow.
To accomplish this, we develop School of Biblical Studies (SBS) graduates in teaching and preaching skills and mobilize them into those areas.
Our 12 week program consists of a 3 week focused training time in which you will learn the basics of teaching and preaching followed by 9 weeks of outreach where you can pass on what has been invested in you to those who most desperately need it. There will be a few days of debriefing at the end.
The three week lecture phase covers the following:
- Preparing and Presenting a Teaching
- Inductive Bible Study
- Learning Styles
- Bible Overview
- Reaching Oral Communicators
- Teaching through a translator
- Team Dynamics & Ministering Cross-Culturally
The goal of outreach is to pass on the tools of Inductive Bible Study to pastors & church leaders so that they will be better equipped to teach & train their people in the Word of God.
Teams usually teach Inductive Bible Study seminars through small books, Bible Overview, various requested books/topics based on needs of audience, and often get requests for teaching Effective Communication.
Outreach locations are selected prayerfully on the basis of need, relationship and potential for growth. We try to work repeatedly with the same people/locations in order to have a long-term impact.
During debriefing, teams have a chance to share about their experience, assess their growth, & process as a team and individually the things God did during this time.
The following books (depending on location) are required reading:
The Seven Laws of the Learner
You teach to make a difference. Written for teachers, this book outlines scriptural principles and techniques that will revolutionize your ability to teach to change lives. From the “law of the learner” to the “law of equipping,” each chapter presents hands-on, practical tools for you to employ in your own teaching.
How To Read the Bible For All Its Worth
(Gordon D. Fee, Douglas Stuart)
Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your 21st-century life.
The power of the gospel to transform individual lives has been clearly evident throughout New Testament history. But what of the darkness and poverty that enslave entire cultures, even nations? Have Christians underestimated the power of God’s truth to transform entire societies?
In Discipling Nations, Darrow Miller builds a powerful and convincing thesis that God’s truth not only breaks the spiritual bonds of sin and death but can free whole societies from deception and poverty.
Foreign to Familiar
Foreign to Familiar is a splendidly written, well researched work on cultures. Anyone traveling abroad should not leave home without this valuable resource! Sarah’s love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better understand them.
Meet the Staff
Hey, I'm Bart. Studying the Bible is all about pursuing God. That's why I am also enthusiastic about our ministries. I am looking forward to dig together in God's Word to discover more of His heart and get in awe of Him.
I also enjoy playing soccer, biking through the forest and drinking coffee with friends.
My YWAM journey started in 1985 in Sweden. Then it took me to the Philippines and Micronesia before it led me to Heidebeek. While doing my SBS in 1995 I got hooked on the word and work with the Biblical Studies Center since. It’s a joy to get people excited about God and his word.
Hi, my name is Seraina. Like every swiss I love cheese and chocolate. Even more than that I enjoy spending time with friends, I’m always up for a cup of coffee. But truly heart beats for the nations and teaching the Bible and that’s why I’m part of Bible for Life.
Bringing Gods truth to change lives is my passion, to see that happen I joined the Biblical Studies Centre february 2012. Besides digging in the Word, I love to go for a walk in the forest with my husband. For the rest: I love pink, chocolate and having lots of fun!
I am always up for an adventure and a good cup of coffee. Nothing bring me more joy than getting lost in a new place with friends. Nothing inspires me more than seeing peoples lives being transformed by the truth. I teach Bible because i believe it can change nations. I train Bible teachers so that more people can know how awesome God is. And it is tons of FUN! I like fun :)