Biola University and the Joshua Wilderness Institute

We are thrilled to announce JWI will be partnering with Biola University beginning this 2022-2023 school year. This partnership allows all Joshua students to take four foundational courses meant to equip them for a life of following Christ.

Upon admittance to Biola, JWI students have the opportunity to demonstrate prior learning and be granted up to 12 credit hours for only $150 a course. That is equivalent to a whole semester of Bible units! JWI staff and Biola faculty will be working closely with students interested in receiving prior learning credit.

We believe Biola’s vision and mission aligns with our own here at JWI and we’re excited about the content, professors, and resources this partnership will provide.

Biola University Classes

Class Possible Prior Learning Credits at Biola Description
Biblical Interpretation and Spiritual Formation
3
Equips to interpret and apply the Bible in accurate and dynamic ways for spiritual and character formation.
Foundations of Christian Thought
3
Introduction to theology with emphasis on our Christian heritage, the doctrine of Scripture, and Christian worldview.
Old Testament History and Literature
3
An overview of the Old Testament with an emphasis on historical and cultural background, literary genre, themes, people, and events.
New Testament History and Literature
3
An overview of the New Testament with emphasis on historical and cultural background, literary genre, structure, themes, people, and events.

Additional Classes

Class Description
Missions
Learn how faithful men and women have devoted themselves to serving God through connecting with missionaries from all over the world.
Theology
We will spend time discussing the characteristics of God, wrestling with who He is and how that changes our lives from the inside out.
Discipleship
How do we walk alongside others as they pursue Christ? This class will talk about the process of discipleship and how we are to be faithful in training and equipping others.
Life Skills
From changing tires to conflict resolution, we will tackle topics necessary for all adults to know. Everything we do ought to lead toward spiritual conversations and life skills opening doors for sharing Jesus.
Israel Prep
To get the most out of our trip to Israel the Joshua class will have a prep course covering geography, major events, and information about the locations we will visit.

Join us as we live in a gospel-centered community and learn and serve in the Sequoia National Forest, Los Angeles, Hume SoCal, the Dominican Republic, Israel, and more!

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