Explore the Bible for yourself

The genius of Explore is that it is directly developed from the Bible. During the course, you will be guided on a partnership that will equip you with the skills needed to fruitfully journey through God’s Word. In this way, the Explore course will empower you to embark on a thousand more journeys through the Bible as you grow deeper into God’s Word and then go wider into His world.

Gain a deeper understanding of God and His plan of salvation for the world.

Grow in your understanding of both Systematic & Biblical Theology of the Bible.

Grow personally and live a more effective Christian life in your home, church and community.

Develop your skills as a leader so you can serve more effectively in your local church.


Study on your own, at your own pace, or work in a small group with others. Explore has been designed for people from all walks of life and church backgrounds to have access to world-class Biblical Theological education. Throughout the course, you’ll find that the focus is intentionally directed on you exploring God’s Word for yourself, with the course material there to guide you.

On enrolment, you will receive a workbook containing the study material for the module you are doing. Apart from the workbook and a Bible, you do not need any other books.

Examinations are not compulsory, although we recommend them as an aid for serious study. Successful completion of the examinations of all 8 modules will result in the awarding of the Explore Certificate at our annual George Whitefield College Graduation ceremony. 


This study option is not accredited and does not lead to a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework.


Each of Explore’s 8 modules are designed to take 12 weeks. Most students complete the course in 2.5 years, although it is possible to complete in 2 years. We suggest that you set aside 5 hours per week for devoted study. If this is too much, you may want to spread the module over two terms. There is no time limit set in which you must complete each module. You may begin the first module at any time, but there are fixed examination periods for all modules held annually in February, May, August, and November.


Anyone! Explore is an affordable self-study programme. Whilst there is a fair amount of reading involved, there are no academic entrance requirements and the examinations are optional.


Please contact lmeyer@gwc.ac.za to obtain the current fee structure for your country.


Explore begins with a Bible Overview (Module 1), then moves on to study the One whom the Bible is all about, Jesus (Module 2). We then move to the birth and growth of the church and the work of the Apostles (Module 3), then study more about the God who has given us the Bible, who sent Jesus and who created the way of salvation (Module 4). The first books of the Bible, the Books of Moses, are explored in depth next (Module 5), followed by the Prophets (Module 6), and then we take a closer look at a theology of salvation, looking at how the theme of God saving people runs through the entire Bible (Module 7). Finally, we conclude by exploring what God’s timeless Word has to say about how we are to live today (Module 8).


Explore the Bible

The Bible is the most controversial book in the world. Christians believe it is a message from God.


Explore the Life of Jesus

Many great leaders have influenced the world, but none more than Jesus. How did He do it?


Explore the Work of the Apostles

The work of the apostles is the bridge between Jesus’ earthly work, salvation, and us today.


Explore the World’s Creator

It may seem strange to wish to explore God. Surely God cannot be put in a test tube or on a work bench and examined. 


Explore the Books of Moses

Starting at the beginning has always been—and still is—a good idea.


Explore the Prophets

The Old Testament books that we call historical also fall under the title of prophecy.


Explore Salvation

In this module of Explore we’ll look at the story of salvation as we find it in the Bible.


Explore the Christian Life: Ephesians

Our main focus will be on the book of Ephesians, but we will also look at some issues of Christian doctrine.