Biblical Studies Certificate

Dig deep into the Bible with our 30 credit online certificate. Complete the course in one year, or go at your own pace.

Set a Practical Goal for Your Studies

Whether you are ready to be a full-time student, or just want to dig deep into the Bible at your own pace, the Biblical Studies Certificate is great place to begin.

30 Credits of Intentional Classes

We hand picked the classes for our Biblical Studies certificate, and believe the program will help practically equip you for missions and a life of ministry.

Here’s What You’ll Be Taking

Outside of the core classes for the Biblical Studies Certificate, students will also be able to choose seven credit hours as electives, with a minimum of 2 credits chosen from Theology courses.

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.
+ 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.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ Hermeneutics II BI172 1

Biblical Studies

A practical outworking of the previous Hermeneutics course offered (BI122). Time will be spent on one method arrived at from the consistent usage of literal, historical and grammatical interpretive methods: Dispensationalism. This course summarizes the major distinctive between Israel and the Church as it highlights the ways in which God has worked through various periods of history.

+ Intro To Cross Cultural Church Planting MI273 1

Ministry

Insight into the complexity of fulfilling the Great Commission in the context of an unreached people group. Cultural anthropology is discussed, making reference to the cultural universals utilized in evangelism. Animism, cross-cultural communication and culture shock are explored as they relate to overseas missions. The importance of chronological Bible teaching is also presented.

+ 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.

+ 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.

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