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JULY 14-19, 2024

Week Specifics: Genesis to Jesus

This week's Bible classes will be on God's plan for Humanity from Genesis to Jesus. Every day we each tell ourselves a story.  It’s how we make sense of the world around us.  But, is the story true?  We will be sitting in The Story that interprets all the comings and goings of our life and the lives around us.  It’s the story that frames up the explanations for all the celebration and suffering we experience in this world.  


Together we'll be listening for God’s voice as HE whispers from HIS Word the one true story we are all living inside of.  Next, we’ll be walking through the book of John and seeing the main character of The Story in a fresh new way.  May we come away from this week with fresh eyes for Jesus and a confident expectation of what is to come, as we remind ourselves of the purpose and plan God has embedded in our stories.

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Dean Plumlee

Dean was deeply impacted in the 90s by studying the life of Jesus through the ministry of Sonlife.  Today he is privileged to be apart of the Sonlife team where he Trains, Coaches and Mentors leaders.  Previous to that he served in local church and para church ministry, working with students, surfers and action sports athletes over the last 30 years.  Dean & Amy and their kids live in St Augustine, FL where they strive to Abide, Obey and Engage with Jesus in HIS mission.

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Pricing & Other Info

Here’s the basic breakdown for the full week. This includes lodging, towels, linens, all meals, and guided activities.

  • Adults (18+): $581

  • Youth (11-17): $370

  • Child (4-10): $264

  • Infant/Toddler: $0


There will be a $149 non-refundable deposit after registration. Remaining balance will be due one month before your trip. If the week is already filled, your registration will be added to our waiting list.

  • Statement of Faith
    Torchbearer Statement of Faith God is the triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ​ The Lord Jesus Christ is God’s Son being one with the Father. All things are created by Him and for Him. ​ Through the action of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, He became man. ​ He was without sin and of His free will, and by His sacrificial death upon the Cross, He brought about salvation for this fallen world. ​ He is the only mediator between God and man, and by accepting His salvation through faith, man is justified from his sins and receives forgiveness and eternal life. ​ Jesus Christ is risen bodily from the dead. ​ Jesus Christ will return to deliver just judgment and to bring all things to completion. ​ The Holy Spirit is God in unity with the Father and the Son. ​ Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ comes to dwell within those who accept Him through faith. Through the presence of the Holy Spirit, a person becomes a new creature and is being transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ. ​ Jesus Christ adds those who believe in Him to his Body. This is His church on earth, of which He is the Head. ​ The Bible is, in its entirety, the revelation of God for mankind, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
  • Is the Bible School accredited?
    As an eight-month Bible school, we are not regionally accredited. That being said we have had some Christian colleges that have allowed students to transfer fifteen credit hours (or more) for studies completed here. Credit transfer is a done on a case by case basis with admissions counselors from different colleges. We are happy to be a part of the process. Please reach out to us if you have questions.
  • What is the cost and what does this cover?
    The total cost for the 2023-24 School Year is $14,390 USD. Program fees include registration deposit, classes, room and board, books, internet access, outdoor activities, and adventure trips. Two mission trips are part of the program for all students and included in tuition amount. Prices exclude laundry, ski pass, optional activities, and immigration fees for international students. Ski passes are not mandatory, but because of our ministry at the Winter Park Resort, it is encouraged for those who can afford one. (Skiing/snowboarding experience is not needed to participate in the ministry at the resort.)
  • Dates for 2023 - 2024
    First Semester Arrival Day: September 6, 2023 Graduation Day: May 3, 2024 More dates to come.
  • Dates for 2024 - 2025
    First Semester Start Date (Arrival Day): September 4th, 2024 (tentative) Christmas Break: December 15th, 2024 - January 12th, 2025 Graduation (Final Day): May 2nd, 2025
  • Early Enrollment Deal for 2024 - 2025 Program!
    Free Winter Park Ski Pass: The first 15 students fully enrolled will receive a free season ski pass, a $500 value. The next 15 students fully enrolled will receive a 50% off-season ski pass, a $250 value. *To be considered "fully enrolled," the student application (including 2 references, transcript, and application fee) must be reviewed for acceptance. Once accepted, the student must pay the $1000 enrollment deposit to secure their place. Ski pass incentives are first come first served and given based on when enrollment deposits are received, NOT when acceptance emails are sent.
  • "Exchange Rate" Scholarship for Canadians
    Contact us or apply online to learn more about our "Exchange Rate" scholarship for qualifying Canadians. This scholarships aims to provide help to those with a financial need because of the current US to Canadian dollar exchange rate. Apply online
  • What is taught in the classroom?
    Over fifteen books of the Bible and topical studies typically including: Genesis, Joshua, Judges, 1st Samuel, 1st Kings, Ezra, Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah, Minor Prophets, Mark, Acts, Romans, Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Hebrews, James, Revelation, Trinity, Evangelism, Youth Ministry, How to Study the Bible, and Feasts of Israel.
  • Where do most students come from?
    Each year is different. We have students from all over the world; but primarily, America, Canada, and Europe.
  • What if I'm an International Student?
    International students will work with our registrar and our immigration attorney to obtain a visa for their time of study in the United States. Please email our registrar at with any questions.
  • How big is the student body?
    Our maximum capacity is 42 students.
  • Is it possible to register early?
    An early commitment is advised because slots generally begin to fill in January. Timberline offers an early registration incentive each year.
  • Can I come see TL before applying?
    Prospective students and their parents are welcome to come get a glimpse of life at Timberline. Please arrange a visit by emailing We usually arrange for prospective students to arrive Monday and depart sometime Wednesday afternoon. This gives prospective students a view into some unique aspects of Timberline's program, opportunities to hang out with our current student body, and time to talk with Bible School staff in depth. Taste and See is free of charge – prospective students must arrange their own transportation to/from Timberline.
  • What is a typical week?
  • What are the meals like?
    Meals are included with tuition. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided for the full length of the program. Students typically enjoy a continental breakfast, and home-cooked, family-style lunch and dinner alongside many of the staff and staff families. Flavors and styles of food vary often and our kitchen crew works hard to provide high-quality meals. Students pack a bag lunch if they are going to be offsite for a meal.
  • What if I have a special diet?
    An additional fee is required for students requiring a special diet (gluten/dairy free etc.) See the financial agreement form for details.
  • What should I pack?
    Bedding: (available to rent) Comforter set Sheet set x2 (Twin Normal) Mattress cover Pillow Bathroom: Towels/Washcloths Caddy for shower stuff Toiletries Laundry: Laundry Hamper/Bag Laundry soap/dryer sheets School Supplies: Pens/Pencils/Highlighters Non-paraphrase Bible for study (ESV, NIV, NASB, NKJV) Paraphrase Bible like the Amplified for devotions if desired Pocket-sized Bible 2 Journals Drivers License (current through graduation) or other photo ID. Outdoor Clothing: Hiking shoes/boots Quality hiking socks Waterproof jacket Synthetic shirt(s) for wicking of sweat & layering Hiking shorts Hiking pants Swimsuit (one-piece athletic bathing suit or "tankini" for ladies/trunks for men) Fleece jacket/hoodie Warm hat/beanie Warm winter gloves or mittens Winter coat Snow pants Snow boots (recommended) Work clothes (including pants) Outdoor Gear: Daypack/Backpack (for day hikes) Headlamp 2 Nalgene water bottles (1 full liter each and/or camelback reservoir) Sunglasses Sunscreen Zero-degree Sleeping bag (available to rent) Optional Items to bring: Blue tak for hanging photos Storage bins for under bed (most beds are about 6-8" from the ground) Bulletin board/whiteboard Flashlight (+ extra batteries) Medications/toiletries (Advil, Emergen-C, First aid kit, tweezers, nail clippers) Snowboard/Ski equipment Multiday backpack Snowshoes Ice skates/Hockey equipment (most sizes available for use on site) Mountain bike Backpacking tent & camping gear Climbing shoes/gear Board games and card games To consider: Ski pass to the Winter Park Ski Resort ( ) Membership to the local Rec Center ( Do Not Bring: Television Video game console Rated ‘R’ or inappropriate movies Desktop computer --> Please pack no more than two large suitcases. We have limited storage space in shared dorm rooms.
  • What are the dorm rooms like? (Pictures!)
    Students can expect to have 2-3 dresser drawers, space for hanging clothes, 1-2 shelves/cubbies for belongings, and half of the space under a bunk bed. Storage lockers are provided outdoors for skis and snowboards. Each room has it's own full bathroom and a few of the rooms have fireplaces.
  • Can I bring my own vehicle?
    Students are welcome to bring a vehicle to school. Students must provide Timberline with a copy of their car key for the plowing team. Transport to/from all Timberline programming is provided as well as a weekly town/ski shuttle.
  • Can guests visit?
    Absolutely! Students are permitted to host guests in their dorm room up to 5 nights at a time. We also have guest rooms available, please contact to book a room.
  • How long is Christmas Break?
    Students enjoy a 3-4 week Christmas break immediately following the Fall missions trip. Students are required to be away from campus over break. See the Dates and Fees section for specifics.
  • Does Timberline have internet?
    Free WiFi is available for student & guest use.
  • What is cell reception like?
    Most major carriers have fair to good coverage at Timberline.
  • How do I get to and from Denver International Airport?
    Timberline provides transportation for all trips and programs for the Bible school, however, students are required to arrange their own transportation to/from the airport for school breaks and arrival days at Timberline. (Our Fall missions trip concludes at the end of the first semester, so students are transported to the Denver airport, and will be able to fly home from there or from the city where the Fall missions trip was hosted - typically New York City) Home James Transportation provides daily service from Denver International Airport to Fraser. On arrival days, Timberline collects students from the drop-off location in Fraser. See their website for more information: regarding shuttle schedules. Amtrak also provides daily train service to Fraser.

Ascent Week Sample Schedule


4:00pm – 6:00pm – Guests check-in/welcome

6:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – BIBLE session 1 

8:30pm – Evening snacks & fellowship



8:00am – Breakfast

8:45am – BIBLE session 2 

10:30am – Morning Adventures: options like hiking, rock climbing, biking, and fly fishing

*If you or your family members opt out of a day’s programmed activity, there are
plenty of options for fun or relaxing at TL, as well as lots to explore in town!

3:30pm – 5:30pm – Free time, clean up

6:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – BIBLE session 3 

8:00pm – Evening snacks & fellowship



8:00am – Breakfast

8:45am – BIBLE session 4 

10:30am – Morning Adventures

3:30pm – 5:30pm – Free time, clean up

6:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – BIBLE session 5 

8:00pm – Evening snacks & fellowship


Wednesday: (FREE DAY!)

8:00pm – 9:30am – Open Continental Breakfast

10:30am – Enjoy a quiet day at TL or explore the many activities just a few miles away including a high ropes course, rafting, Rocky Mountain National Park, downhill mountain biking, shopping in Winter Park, etc!

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Formal Dinner for the adults (Children fed separately) 

7:30pm – Family Fun Night!



8:00am – Breakfast

8:45am – BIBLE session 6 

10:30am – Morning Adventures

3:30pm – 5:30pm – Free time, clean up

6:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – BIBLE session 7 

8:00pm –  Evening snacks & fellowship



Before 8:30am – All guests move out of rooms and pack up cars 

8:45am – Cowboy Breakfast at the Ranch

10:30am – 11:00 am – Good-byes, departure

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