Layman’s School of the Bible
Layman’s School of the Bible is a Layman’s Bible School, a non-denominational Christian educational outreach and an integral part of Mount Olive Ministries of Crestview, Florida.
Our goal is to bring into reality the scriptural admonition found in 2 Timothy 2:2. We endeavor to train, equip and empower “called out” men and women who want to fulfill their ministries, we are specifically a Layman’s Bible School. If you desire to become a submitted, committed, and yielded soldier of the cross, fit for the Master’s use, this school is for you.
The school is located on the grounds of The Lighthouse at Mount Olive about 8 miles east of Crestview (off of Hwy 90) on one of the historic Indian trails of Northwest Florida. The original church setting is over 130 years old, and is the perfect location for a Layman’s Bible school that desires its students to return to time honored teaching methods and interpretation of such recognized men of God as Charles Spurgeon and A.W. Tozer.
Founder, Dean, and adjunct instructor, Dennis Lyons has spent the past 30 years developing a classroom technique that relies heavily on a large “white board” for illustrative purposes. Computer slide presentations, student handouts and worksheets are also used. The friendly atmosphere of a “little country church” combined with an effective style of teaching forms the hallmark for which this ministry is known.
By limiting classroom enrollment, the school not only offers personal attention but also hands-on experience by involving each student with practical application via pulpit training and interactive “role-playing” with staff and fellow students. This exciting format allows students to experience ministry before becoming certified.
Even for students desiring no formal certification, the school is an invaluable resource for honing Bible study skills. If you do not have access to a print bible, we are pleased to recommend Bible Gateway for an online option with many available translations and languages. Students learn how to use the face-value hermeneutic of interpretation while adhering to the ideology that the Bible: “says what it means and means what it says”.