Curriculum

Study the whole Bible during your two-year course of study. The curriculum is designed to present the Scriptures chronologically and in a unified manner. In addition to classes about specific books of the Bible, you’ll also learn from doctrine courses and a variety of electives.

Academic Catalog

You can also download our academic catalog for an in-depth academic look at your two year education. See staff credentials, and deeper descriptions of all available classes.

First Semester

Course Name Course # Credit Hours
+ Biblical Foundations BI101 1

Biblical Studies

You’ll see where each Old Testament and New Testament book fits in the canon and chronology of Scripture in this introductory survey of the Bible. This basic knowledge of significant themes throughout the Word of God gives you a solid foundation for understanding the Gospel of Grace.
+ Bibliology TH125 1

Theology

The study of the origins of the Bible, which includes looking at such concepts as inspiration, revelation, canonicity, authority, translation, and the various translations. The goal of the course is to exalt God’s Word (by understanding its origins) and thus to exalt God Himself.

+ Evangelism in a Post-Modern World EV123 2

Evangelism

Divided into two segments. The first half of the course is designed to teach a presuppositional methodology for presenting the biblical worldview. This will involve defining worldview, epistemology, critical thinking, logic and tools to evaluate a worldview’s adequacy. Several worldviews will be discussed, such as pantheism, naturalism, and an in-depth look into post-modernism. The second half of the course moves from an abstract understanding of this presuppositional methodology to a practical hands-on, application of the material. This will consist of teaching skills in the area of gathering, understanding and evaluating non-biblical worldview information for the purpose of presenting the gospel of Christ into their worldviews.

+ Hermeneutics I BI122 3

Biblical Studies

This course focuses on equipping students for a life-long process of personal Bible study. The history of interpretation, major people and influences in the area of Biblical interpretation, errors and implications of interpretation, and historically based methods of interpretation are all studied in this course, leading to the presentation of the literal, historical and grammatical method of interpreting Scripture. Using the methods learned in this course, students will interpret Scripture in a systematic study of a specific book of the Bible. Working along with the instructor in guided learning activities, students will see practically, how the literal, historical, grammatical interpretive method works.

+ Old Testament History BI112 3

Biblical Studies

A survey of Joshua through 2 Chronicles examines Israel’s history from the crossing of Jordan River to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. The books are studied chronologically according to history and in relationship to each of the poetical books and the books of the Prophets. Attention is paid to the geography of the land and to that of the surrounding nations that interact with Israel during this period of history. Various character traits, whether good or bad, are highlighted in the study of prominent individuals in these books.

+ Pentateuch BI111 3

Biblical Studies

Pentateuch is a survey of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application. A foundation is laid for the students understanding of the rest of Scripture.

+ Principles of Communication BI120 2

Second Semester

Course Name Course # Credit Hours
+ Acts BI195 2

Biblical Studies

An in depth look at the Lukan narrative of the Acts of the Apostles. Several theological issues that are woven throughout the story will be covered. Viewing Acts as a transitional book, how the Gospel spread from Jerusalem to the Gentile world, how the Holy Spirit’s ministry expanded, and how the church became a distinct entity from the nation of Israel will be seen. The historical settings of the epistles will be examined to provide a backdrop for the Pauline epistles. Theological issues of church polity, the role of tongues and miracles, water baptism and missions will be discussed as well.

+ Bible Basis of Missions MI173 1

Ministry

A look at God’s perspective on world evangelization from the Bible. Introductory definitions of terminology often used within missiology lays the foundation for learning. The course includes exposure to the purpose for missions from the Word of God, God’s global plan for the redemption of mankind from both the Old & New Testaments, and the means by which that plan is accomplished.

+ Gospels BI194 3

Biblical Studies

An investigation of the person and work of Christ, His deity and humanity, as seen in the four Gospel accounts. The Gospels are studied from a chronological perspective of Christ’s life, harmonizing the four accounts together. It includes an examination of the culture, geography, and religious groups of Christ’s time as they relate to the travels and teachings of Christ. The study looks at the birth, temptation, teachings, miracles, parables, and Passion Week of Christ. The course emphasizes the historical context as it relates to Israel and the teachings of Christ are reflected upon in relation to their relevance for the believer today. Particular attention is paid to the problems of Phariseeism, the depravity of man, and Christ’s mission of redemption.

+ Introduction to Wisdom Books BI163 2

+ Meta-Narrative BI255 1

Biblical Studies

This course articulates a thematic approach to the plotline of the Bible as derived from a consistent literal, historical-grammatical approach to Scripture. This approach is built around the major covenants of Scripture and the ways in which they impact the trajectory of the biblical narrative. Attention is given to the continuity and discontinuity in the plan and program of God.

+ Prophets BI167 3

Biblical Studies

This course is a survey of major themes in the Old Testament prophets. The prophets are considered in light of their context in Israel’s history. This course concentrates on the concepts of God’s punishment and promised restoration.

+ Public Speaking MN278 1

+ Theology II TH190 2

Third Semester

Course Name Course # Credit Hours
+ 1 & 2 Corinthians BI243 3

+ Galatians BI232 1

Biblical Studies

Galatians calls attention to the differences between OT life under the Law and the new life under grace lived out by means of the Spirit. This will be accomplished by laying a foundation of relevant background material and following the structure of Paul’s argument. Paul first addresses justification in the gospel proper, and applies the same principles to sanctification.

+ Missions in Church History MI252 1

Ministry

A study of Church history with a missions emphasis. The evangelistic spread of Christianity is seen from the early Church in Acts and its spread throughout the first century. The formalizing of the Church and the impact of the Roman Catholic Church on missions is also addressed. The Protestant Reformation and doctrinal issues that later affected missions are studied. As an outgrowth of that movement, missions-minded individuals and agencies were brought to the forefront, culminating in the modern-day church age.

+ Prison Epistles BI239 3

+ Romans BI231 3

Biblical Studies

A verse by verse investigation of the universal depravity and condemnation of humanity and his desperate need of salvation. The course then explores God’s provision for mankind’s salvation as seen in justification, sanctification and ultimate glorification. Great attention is given to God’s provision to live the Christian life (identification, the indwelling Spirit, security, and hope), laying a foundation for continual growth in grace and healthy interaction within the body of Christ. The course will also give a vindication of God’s dealings with Israel in the scope of redemptive history and challenge the student for practical application of doctrine.

+ Self & Social Identity SO235 2

+ Theology III TH235 2

Fourth Semester

Course Name Course # Credit Hours
+ 1 and 2 Thessalonians BI292 1

Biblical Studies

An examination of the future hope of the Church in the Rapture, as well as many important principles for Christian living and church planting ministry. An overview of eschatological issues such as the apostasy, the removal of the restrainer, the rapture, and the testimony of the Church before others are all covered in this book.

+ Christian Life BI272 2

Biblical Studies

God gave us His word in order that we might know Him and how to walk in a way that pleases Him. This course is designed to summarize the Biblical teaching and principles that relate to the believer’s walk, emphasizing those things that are unique to this dispensation.

+ Daniel / Revelation BI297 2

Biblical Studies

A focused study of Eschatology. From the book of Daniel various issues will be covered such as Daniel’s seventy weeks of years, and the times of the Gentiles. From the book of Revelation several issues will be explored such as the rapture of the Church, the tribulation, and the return of Christ. The judgments, Heaven and Hell, the New Heaven and New Earth, and Armageddon are also addressed. The course also examines the commencement and consummation of God’s prophetic plan for the nation of Israel, along with character studies from Daniel and an understanding of the relevance of the seven types of churches seen in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.

+ General Epistles BI298 3

+ Pastoral Epistles BI294 2

+ Philippians BI293 1

Biblical Studies

Paul focuses on the person of Christ as our life example, hope, righteousness, and suffering. It outlines how we are to walk worthy of Christ in our position. The course touches on other important aspects of doctrine and Christian living, such as kenosis, transformation, humility, unity, prayer, suffering and righteousness through faith.

+ Theology IV TH260 2

All students must take 4 credit hours of electives during their four semesters at EBI.