Build Foundations // Get Equipped // Know The Word

Our call is to equip DTS graduates with Biblical Foundations through the written Word of God, with reasonable answers for tough questions, and the skills of Communicating Biblical Truth Cross-Culturally. We want to catalyze a deeper understanding of The Word and Discipleship.

What is the purpose of the School for Biblical Foundations and Missions?

  • To DISCOVER the Characteristics of Truth
  • To REFINE our Worldview according to The Bible
  • To DEVELOP a life-long hunger for The Bible
  • To EQUIP ourselves with Apologetics for tough questions
  • To UNDERSTAND different cultures and Worldviews
  • To ANSWER questions with gentleness and respect
Program Costs

Application Fee: $50.00 USD
Lecture Phase: $3990.00 USD
Outreach Phase: $5000.00 USD

Program Dates

Fall 2024: September 14th - February 28th

Program Duration

Lecture Phase: 12 weeks
Outreach Phase: 10-12 weeks
SBFM Program Total: 22-24 weeks

Target Locations

At YWAM Maui we focus our outreach locations to South East Asia. However, locations can vary for each SBFM depending on several different factors, current events, political climate, etc.

Program Prerequisites

All SBFM Program students must be at least 18 years old or older on the SBFM program start date. Students must also have successfully completed a DTS program with any YWAM base.

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Lecture Phase

12 weeks

Lectures are centered around the core topics of:

  • Understanding the times
  • Public speaking
  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Biblical Foundation for Christian Worldview
  • Apologetics
  • Competing Worldviews

Outreach Phase

Optional - 12 weeks

Outreach is designed to put into practice lecture content.

  • Evangelism
  • Teaching
  • Discipleship
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Exercise Spiritual Gift’s
  • Reaching the Lost


Take a moment to watch a video about the SBFM program and why we think this program is so important. If you are interested in learning more about the SBFM Program in general, please visit the website.

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