TEEN BIBLE ACADEMY
Equipping the Next Generation
Registration for 2023 is Now Open for Everyone
For Students Ages 14-17, as of June 19, 2023
School dates June 19 - July 2, 2023
Orientation June 13 • Field Trip June 24 • Graduation July 2
Teen Bible Academy is a summer experience, for teens ages 14-17, that includes chapel, devotions, classroom teaching, serving opportunities as well as times of fun and connecting.
The vision of Teen Bible Academy is to equip the next generation with fundamental Biblical principles to help them grow in faith, develop Christian character, and form a Christian worldview.
Personal Faith - Help teens grow in faith and cultivate a personal relationship with God.
Character Development – Help teens integrate faith into their everyday life.
Christian Worldview – Help teens answer life’s most essential questions.
Practical Life Skills – Help teens develop practical life skills through various workshops.
Two weeks tuition cost:
$350 per person, for Bread of Life Church members.
$450 per person, for non-members.
$50 non-refundable application fee
$300 tuition fee ($400 for non-members)
Tuition Fee covers:
Curriculum, workshops, t-shirt, notebook, lunch, snacks and field trip.
You need to take the following steps to register:
You must be in 14-17 years old inclusively, as of June 19, 2023.
Fill out the Admission Application. It is very important that all fields are completed. If your application is incomplete, it will not be processed.*
Tuition Fee Paid.
*Please note: When you submit your application, this does not mean that you are accepted to TBA. After the review of your application you will receive acceptance notification via email and instructed how to make a full tuition payment. However, if after final acceptance and payment you decide not to come to TBA, you will receive a tuition only refund, without non-refundable $50 application fee.
All applicants will receive an official reply regarding the admission status by June 5th.
Monday through Friday, outstanding instructors will teach three 50 minute classes a day geared at topics that concern teens today. All lectures will be in English.
There is no better way to start the day than with chapel. Every morning, time is dedicated for worship, prayer, and encouraging testimonies.
The class is divided into small groups and assigned a topic for their presentation. The last days of class, each group presents their topic using specific guidelines and creative methods with each student taking an active role in participation.
Throughout the week, discussion sessions are held with each counselor and their group. During this time, counselors connect with each teen on a personal level by answering questions that trouble them and investing in each of their lives.
All students partake in choir and attend daily rehearsals where they are exposed to music appreciation and vocal training. The choir participates in local church events and graduation ceremony.
These classes are filled with activities and games that teach teamwork and encourage everyone to work together.
During these sessions, proper etiquette is taught with special concentrations for guys and girls. The instructor also elaborates on the men’s and women’s role in society using Biblical perspectives.
Sharing the Gospel is not always an easy task especially for teenagers. With this in mind, we developed a class that presents methods and techniques for sharing the Gospel with people on the street.
This is a daily activity where everyone gets a chance to play sports, work together, and enjoy the outdoors.
ACTIVITIES FOR GIRLS
Each girl has the opportunity to take part in a hands on cooking class. With an experienced cook as their guide, girls learn to make certain dishes and desserts from scratch.
This class is taught by stylists who will demonstrate the basic principles and techniques of hair design such as braiding, curling, and styling.
Another creative hands on activity is the crafts class where girls are given the opportunity to create candles, shirts, cards, and much more under the instruction of an experienced designer.
Girls are also involved in event decoration and taught how to make centerpieces, place settings, table covers and other details of decorating. They then stage an event for their counselors as a way to show their ability and appreciation.
ACTIVITIES FOR BOYS
In this practical and hands on course, guys are taught basic woodworking skills and proper use of power tools.
This class is not an ordinary experience. The instructor demonstrates basic survival skills by going out to a nearby forest and teaching how to start a fire, recognize poisonous plants, build shelters, and keep warm. Teamwork is also emphasized as tasks are accomplished.
In this class, guys are given an opportunity to work on an actual car. They replace tires, car parts, change oil, paint, and are given the thrill to drive stick shift.
Fishing is a great activity that can be done at any age. Fishing takes little time and practice. Our team teaches students about fishing techniques through hands on experiences.
Rules and Regulations
The following rules were designed so that each student is aware of the expectations that we place on them.
TBA staff is concerned not only with academic performance but also with the development of Christ-like character. Please carefully read over and familiarize yourself with each rule before applying to TBA.
1. All students are required to obey the school’s rules, administration and counselors. Students do not have the right to disturb the discipline established by the instructor, counselor, house leader or the administration.
2. As Christians, students must respect the upbringing, views and opinions of others.
3. Students are required to provide counselors with an explanation for any absence from class stating a specific and acceptable reason (acceptable reasons are determined by the administration.)
4. All students are required to be punctual and arrive on time to all lectures and activities and events.
5. Students are required to attend all in-school and after-school activities. Attending the scheduled local church is also mandatory.
6. The students will bear consequences for every complaint made against them by outsiders such as for bad behavior, inappropriate conversations, violation of the dress code, or any types of damages.
7. Students are not allowed to go home during breaks unless given specific permission by the counselors.
8. Students are required to complete and submit all assignments given by the instructor or administration by the set deadline. Points will be deducted for all late submissions.
9. Electronic devices (Cell phones, smartwatches, etc):
Prohibited during class, activities and church services; to be used only during breaks. Once weekly cell phones will be off limits for the whole day. Having headphones in and/or using electronic devices during class. Every night at curfew, electronic devices will be stored away.
10. Students cannot change their assigned seats independently or without permission.
11. Leaving the classroom during class time is not allowed. Students will have 10 minute breaks between class periods and one hour break for lunch.
12. Eating is strictly prohibited during lectures.
13. The following is forbidden in a classroom:
Talking and disturbing others during lectures.
Sleeping during lectures.
Listening to music during class.
Using any electronic devices during lectures.
Having headphones in and/or using electronic devices during class.
14. Students are responsible for the cleanliness and neatness of the school building. Those on duty are responsible for the general cleanliness of the classroom and hallway.
15. Students must abide by the following dress code in school and in church:
*Ladies remember that modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue. (1 Timothy 2:9)
Dress Code for Ladies
Class Dress Code:
No destroyed pants or jeans (no rips, slits or torn)
No yoga pants, leggings or leather pants
Skirts should not have high slits (longer than 2 inches)
Shirts must have regular length sleeves that cover up to the shoulder. No thin straps, tank tops, spaghetti straps or strapless shirts
The neckline of any blouse or dress may not show cleavage
Caps/hats are not to be worn inside the church building
Hair must be kept neat, clean and well groomed.
Church Dress Code:
Must wear a skirt or dress. The length must be below the knee length and may not have a high slit.
Footwear: Girls are not allowed to wear flip-flops
No jewelry when on the stage
Swimming/Outdoors/Field Trip Dress Code:
While swimming in the presence of boys, girls should wear a tank top and shorts over their bathing suit
The tank top and shorts should not be see-through when wet
When outdoors for physical activities – girls may wear shorts, capris or pants as long as the shorts are as long as their middle finger when the arms are extended down and against the body
Girls must have a pair of sneakers for physical activities that include running, climbing, etc.
Dress Code for Gentlemen
Class/Church Dress Code:
No destroyed pants or jeans (no rips, slits or torn)
No sports pants
No sleeveless shirts or tank tops
T-shirts should not have excessive writings or drawings
Caps/hats are not to be worn inside the church building
Church: boys must wear polos or dress shirts with a collar and dress shoes
Hair must be kept neat, clean and well groomed, no longer than shoulder length. No ponytails, man buns or braids.
Swimming/Outdoors/Field Trips Dress Code:
Swimming shorts are required – no swimming in undergarments
When outdoors for physical activities – boys may wear shorts or pants. The shorts should be as long as their middle finger when the arms are extended down and against the body.
Boys must have a pair of sneakers for physical activities that include running, climbing, etc.
16. Students are required to wear their own name tags every day during class and may NOT write on them.
17. During the course of the school semester, students are not allowed to date. This only distracts from the student’s studies and the purpose of being at TBA.
18. Conduct that is strictly prohibited between ladies and gentlemen:
Sitting on each other’s lap.
Go swimming without a school administrator present
Having sexual relations.
19. Behavior that is strictly prohibited:
Being anywhere without the counselors knowledge/approval.
Use of vulgar words or expressions.
Fights and the use of physical force in resolving arguments.
Storing, using, distributing or selling alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Irresponsible/illegal operation of a vehicle
Bullying, teasing or making fun of others
No video games or casino cards
20. Students are not allowed to:
Listen to music or watch movies that contain crude or profane language, sexual and violent content.
Visit pornography sites or inappropriate pages.
21. Cheating on exams and any other in-class or out-of-class assignments is strictly prohibited. Lying is unacceptable.
22. It is forbidden to post inappropriate pictures online during the school semester.
23. Students hold a financial obligation for any damages to school inventory, school or church property, place of lodging or school transportation.
24. The school does not bear any responsibility for a student’s medical costs associated with illness, medical condition, trauma, or car accident.
25. If a student withdraws from the school for any reason or if the student is expelled, he/she will not receive a tuition refund.
26. For every violated rule and regulation, the student will face appropriate disciplinary actions. The student will receive a written warning and parents will be notified. The written warning will be permanently placed in the student’s file. After receiving three written warnings, the student will be expelled from the school without a tuition refund. Student will be responsible for all charges associated with returning home early.
27. In case of outright violation of Christian morals and the Bible with behavior such as fornication, deceit, theft, alcohol, tobacco, or drug storage, selling or use, the administration reserves the right to expel the offender immediately without a warning.
Conditions to receive a Certificate of Completion
1. The average grade at the end of the program must be at least a C (70% out of 100%).
2. ALL assignments, quizzes, projects, practical experiences and forms must be submitted.
3. The school holds the right to withhold a certificate from any student who receives three written rule violations or is caught cheating on exams or assignments.
4. Tuition cost is paid in full.
TBA Director - Natalia Muzichuk (904) 294-0020