Admissions

How to Apply for Joshua

Welcome to the Joshua Wilderness Institute Application for the 2022-2023 year.

Applications open September 1, 2021

Acceptance Process

We review and accept applications four times during the year.

Early Acceptance
Apply between September 20 and November 30:
Acceptance Notice December 10

Winter Acceptance
Apply between December 1 and January 31:
Acceptance Notice February 10

Spring Acceptance
Apply between February 1 and March 30:
Acceptance Notice April 10

Summer Acceptance
Apply between April 1 and September 1:
Rolling Acceptances

If you have any questions, please email us at joshuainfo@hume.org.

Admissions Details

Class of 2022 – 2023

Total Program Cost
Includes housing, meals, program costs, and trip flights
$25,000

Working Scholarship
Weekend and summer work at Hume Lake Christian Camps, applied to the total program cost
Up to -$9,000

Total Out-of-Pocket Cost

$17,500

 

Deposits

Confirmation Deposit

$600 – Due May 15, 2022

Attendance Guarantee

$5,000 – Due July 15, 2022

 

Payments

$1,325 – Due Sep 15, 2022

$1,325 – Due the 15th of each month (October 2022 thru April 2023)

$1,300 – Final Payment due May 15, 2023

 

Working Scholarship
As part of the overall Joshua program we include a working scholarship opportunity for all students to participate in throughout the year to help offset tuition cost and to train them in ministry positions. Part of the Joshua program is to work at Hume Lake Christian Camps on the weekends, and summer, to gain valuable skills and develop discipline and a strong work ethic. Students will be able to “work off” program fees totaling up to $9,000. This amount is already calculated into the overall payment schedule. 

Summer Service
The 12-month Joshua Wilderness Institute program includes 9 months of traditional classroom education and 3 months of summer service. After completing the traditional Joshua program, which runs September to May, students will have a short break, then return to Hume to put what they’ve learned into action. Students will move down to main campus and work as Hume Lake summer staff with the intention of putting into practice the skills that they have developed over the year. Learning to build community, start Bible studies, resolve conflict and lead their peers, with the Joshua staff available as resources, will prepare them as they move on to college and other real life situations.

We are partnering with Moody Bible Institute’s Distance Learning program to offer up to 18 units of credit. Our Elements of Bible Study, Major Prophets, Pauline Epistles and Israel Prep classes make up 12 of those units. All students will take these classes, and if they choose to pay the Moody tuition at $210 per unit, they can receive up to 12 fully accredited, transferable units of Bible credit. Most Bible colleges and Christian universities will accept these as part of their Bible requirements, and some liberal arts universities will accept them as open elective credits. Credit is dependent on how they do in the class. Students may choose two of four additional 3 unit courses that they may complete on their own time for a potential total of 18 units.

2022-2023 Class List

Subject to change before 2022-23 applications open

Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods

BI-2280

Mandatory class with the option to receive three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $220 per unit

Develop deeper and richer skills in studying the Bible. In particular, learn to deal properly with
matters of context, language, special forms (parables, types, prophecy and literary genre),
theological perspectives, principles, and applications. This extremely practical course has
numerous learning activities to help develop these skills, two exams over the material in the
course and two papers on Bible passages (1 Corinthians 3:9-17 and Luke 15:11-32) to provide in-depth experience in applying the lessons of the course.

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Old Testament Survey

BI-1111

Mandatory class with the option to receive four units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $220 per unit

A chronological survey of Old Testament people, places, and events, this course highlights the
basic message of the Old Testament books, their contribution to God’s redemptive storyline, and their significance for Christian thought and practice.

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New Testament Survey

BI-1112

Mandatory class with the option to receive four units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $220 per unit

A chronological survey of New Testament people, places, and events, this course highlights the
basic message of the New Testament books, their contribution to God’s redemptive storyline, and their significance for Christian thought and practice.

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Historical Geography of Ancient Israel

BI-2260

Mandatory class with the option to receive three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $220 per unit.

The Israel preparation class helps students get the most out of their two week trip to Israel as
well as tie into the Old Testament Survey course. This class combines biblical geography,
Hebrew culture, basics of the Hebrew language, as well as customs and practices of Jesus time. This class imparts a better understanding of the land and context in which the Bible takes place.

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Spiritual Formation

Mandatory class. Not eligible for credits.

This course equips students to integrate spiritual disciplines and biblical wisdom into their

relationship with Christ, their community, and, in turn, daily living. Through this course,

students will be given resources and platforms to develop a deeper understanding of the movement of the Holy Spirit, life application of the Biblical narrative, and spiritual community development.

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Theology

Mandatory class. Not eligible for credits.

The Joshua Theology class is designed to give students an overview of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith. Our desire is that students will walk away with not only an understanding of what
it means to be a Christian but that they would own their faith and practically live out what Jesus
describes in the Bible as being a disciple. This is not a quest for knowledge; it is an opportunity
for students to own their faith and strive to understand the heart of God and what he desires from
his people.

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Acts

BI-2214

Elective Summer Class worth three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $220 per unit.

Encounter the major changes in God’s dealing with the world and His people in this key
transitional book of the Bible. Trace the six major sections of the book, consider the purpose and
historical context of the book, and study the major events in each section and apply the material
in Acts to your personal Christian life and local church.

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Christian Life and Ethics

TH-110

Elective Summer Class worth three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $220 per unit.

Christian living is decision making. This course helps you form habits of decision making in all areas of life that will honor the Lord. It encourages the proper development of relationships, ethical decision making, the development of a biblical worldview, the Spirit-filled life, the body life of the church and healthy interpersonal relationships.

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Survey of Bible Doctrine

TH-2225

Elective Summer Class worth three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $220 per unit.

Theology is the systematic organization of what the Bible teaches. In this course, the student will study what the Bible teaches about God’s Word itself, God, Christ and the Holy Spirit. The course emphasizes using the Bible in evangelism and teaching, as well as helping others determine for themselves what the Bible teaches.

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The Church and its Doctrines

TH-1110

Elective Summer Class worth three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $220 per unit.

A foundational course, using primarily a Bible Doctrine approach that surveys basic doctrines of the church and their implications for life. Specifically, the course will survey Bibliology, Theology Proper, Anthropology, Angelology, Christology, Soteriology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology and Eschatology. Special attention will be paid to key terms, concepts and biblical texts. The course also will introduce the various branches of theology.

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Transforming the Life-Effectiveness of God's People

If you have any questions feel free to email us at joshuainfo@hume.org