OSB gives you the opportunity to study sound but manageable and flexible bible courses. Select from a list of courses and begin on a date of your choosing. It’s all online so you can work where and when it’s convenient. A certificate is issued at the end of each course to help you have a sense of achievement. Our online discussion forums will also help you feel part of our community where you can meet others and talk about your course etc. Each course is supported by the tutor who wrote it.
Whenever you see an (M) at the end of a course name this means that the course is a Modular Course. A combination of short modular courses can make up a full course. Information about what combination of short courses are required to make up a specific full course will be given.
Taster/Foundation Course – You can try some of our foundation courses without having to sign up as a student or any other obligations. Having completed one of these courses you can then decide to register to do other courses.
Note: To register for a course first decide on the course you wish to study. If you do not see a suitable course now, then check back soon as new courses are constantly being added.
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Taster / Foundation Courses
Presently 2 Courses
Christian Ethics – SOSB
In this module we will look at the principles that govern our behaviour and conduct. We do not assume that everyone who says they are a believer knows what it means to be a believer. We are living in the last days, the days of deception when, more than ever before, people are misrepresenting the truth. Jesus predicted that there would be a great increase in the numbers of people who will lie about who they really are. Chances are that what you have seen and believed to be Christianity is really not, so let’s clear up whatever misunderstanding or misgivings you may have about our Christian identity.
Objectives: To understand the difference between true and false Christianity. That you will be able to demonstrate/assess accurately the changes that must be evident in a true Christian. That your faith may be built on truth and not shaped by today’s prevailing deception and false representation of Christ. Try out this course (No registration required)
Biblical and Doctrinal Integrity – SOSB
The Church is established upon certain truths. Some of these truths form the pillar of our beliefs and are referred to as the doctrines of our faith. We are living in a time when truths are being tampered with on a massive scale but the truths that are laid out in scriptures are sacred and must be honoured. It is imperative therefore, that believers be taught how to study the scriptures.
Objectives: The book of Revelations draws to a close with these words, “If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelations 22:18-19 Try out this course (No registration required)
Presently 2 Courses
This course is a study on how to live a purposeful and abundant life in Christ. You will discover, as a believer, that you are not only called by God but chosen by Him before the foundations of the earth for a purpose. read more…
Objectives: On completion of this course you should be able to understand and explain the significance of the book of Esther as pertaining to the implications of true discipleship and concerning the relentless war being waged within the soul of mankind between the the flesh and the spirit. You should be able to apply your studies of Esther to your personal walk and pursue living an abundantly deeper life in Christ. Register
Book of Daniel 1 (M) – SOSB
This course is a study that researches the Nation of Israel in captivity in Babylon and how God spoke to Daniel on the nation’s behaviour. God’s perfect timing to the coming of Messiah and how Nebuchadnezzar’s behaviour and response to God affected Babylon and His judgement on the Nations read more…
Objectives: To understand God’s sovereignty and power as He orders events and people to ultimately conform to His will. To understand the times, peoples, God’s purposes and prophecies as laid out in the book of Daniel. Register
Christian Life & Discipleship
Presently 8 Courses
Becoming a Disciple – SOSB
This course will look at the very basic requirements for being a disciple of Christ. 1. The Entry 2. The Journey 3. Finishing the Race. This course will also offer you an opportunity to assess if you are truly a disciple of Jesus Christ and if not teach you how to become one. read more…
Objectives: At the end of this course you should better understand the signs of true salvation. You should also count the cost of being a disciple and be able to successfully complete your Christian journey. Register
Foundation Doct. – Repentance (M) – SOSB
The writer of Hebrews gave us an outline of doctrines that was considered foundation doctrines. This course will look at the first doctrine mentioned i.e. repentance from dead works read more…
Objectives: On completion of this course you should have a better understanding of the doctrine of Repentance From Dead Works. You should be able to better identify and explain true repentance. You should also become more reflective as you read the word of God and more responsive to the Holy Spirit when He convicts you of sin. Register
Foundation Doct. – Faith (M) – SOSB
The writer of Hebrews gave us an outline of doctrines that was considered foundation doctrines. This course will look at the second doctrine mentioned i.e. faith towards God read more…
Objectives: On completion of this course you should have a better understanding of the doctrine of Faith Towards God. You should be able to better identify and explain true faith. You should also develop a greater trust in God and be more responsive to the Holy Spirit when He convicts you of faithlessness. Register
Foundation Doct. – Baptism (M) – SOSB
The writer of Hebrews gave us an outline of doctrines that was considered foundation doctrines. This course will look at the third doctrine mentioned i.e. baptism read more…
Objectives: On completion of this course you should have a better understanding of the doctrine of Baptism. You should be able to better identify and explain what is baptism and how it should be administered. Your attitude and skill in approaching the studying of scriptures should improve. Register
Prayer – SOSB
This course is a study that researches the 6 fact finding questions about prayer. What is prayer, why pray, how to pray, who should pray, when & where to pray? read more…
Objectives: On completion of this course you should be able to answer the 6 fact finding questions about prayer. What, why, how, who, when & where? You should develop a prayerful lifestyle as a reflex response to circumstances; praying all manner of prayers as needed. Register
Spiritual Warfare – SOSB
This course demonstrates that spiritual warfare is real. We have an unseen enemy that is bent on destroying us. He desires to plunder, devour and kill especially those who name the name of Christ. You will know and understand our enemy and allies which is crucial to our victory read more…
Objectives: On completion of this course you should be able to answer the fact finding questions about spiritual warfare. What is it, how do we fight, who do we fight and where do we fight? You should be equipped to do spiritual warfare and have learnt to submit only to the Holy Spirit’s leading. Register
Understanding the Holy Spirit 1 – SOSB
This course is a bible study that will be in three stages. When you have completed this First stage we will move on to the Second and third stages. In this first stage you will research the many names and personage of the Holy spirit. You will also know how to receive Him in baptism read more…
Objectives: The entire objective is for you to have a deeper relationship with Him and to know Him in all His fullness. Register
Understanding the Holy Spirit 2 – SOSB
This is stage two of the three stage study on the Holy Spirit. To study this course you must have completed the stage 1 Course. In this course we will go more in depth as to how the gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest within the Kingdom of God read more…
Objectives: For you to identify your place and function within the body of Christ. Register
Evangelism & Apologetics
Presently 3 Courses
Memory Verse Practitioners 1 (M) – SOSB
This course is a modular course that is designed to help believers commit scriptures to memory using specially designed memory strategies. A full course consist of 24 memory verses. A MVP mobile phone app is available for this course read more…
Objectives: On completion of this MVP short course you should be able to remember and confidently quote, with reference, at least 12 verses of scripture. You should have developed a discipline and a love for God’s word. You should be able to go on to inspire others and to develop strategies of your own to remember other scriptures not covered in the course. Register
The Importance of Knowing – SOSB
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me…” (Hosea 4:6) This course gives you the opportunity to know God through His word and will hopefully lead on to you knowing Him experientially. Knowing is indeed half the battle read more…
Objectives: On completion of this course you should be encouraged to discover God in His word. With the help of the Holy Spirit you should experience what you learn and develop a passion for seeking Him more. You should therefore become a more effective witness and defender of the faith. Register
The Nature of God – SOSB
This course is designed to help us know and understand God more. We will therefore investigate three aspects of God’s nature in the hope of discovering what He is like and what pleases Him. These three aspects describes the nature of God. They are 1. God is light 1 John 1:5, 2. God is Love 1 John 4:16 and 3. God is Spirit John 4:24 read more…
Objectives: On completion of this course students should know the God of the bible better. They should use the knowledge and understanding they have gained to live a more God pleasing life. We expect students to be humbled by these wonderful discoveries and have a desire to be more like Him. Register
Our courses are designed to be manageable and flexible bible courses so that almost anyone can enjoy them. All you need is a desire to know and understand more. You do not need to have done well in your education. If you have a basic understanding of English you should be able to participate.
Having a computer with a broadband connection will help but is not vital – our courses are designed to work well on mobile devices. Knowledge of how to use a web browser on your device is recommended.