The Certificate of Biblical Studies program is designed to provide students with a basic, yet comprehensive, overview of both the Old and New Testaments as well as an introduction to the basic tenants of the Christian Faith and world view. The courses included in the Certificate program examine the meaning and message of Scripture as it was intended to be understood by its original audience. Students will be guided to understand the relevance and practical application of Scripture to their lives and ministry and its worth to the individuals they serve through the local church and religious organizations.
Objective: Explain the reason for and the importance of accepting and believing in the authority of Scripture as the foundation and rationale for the Christian faith.
Classes: Understanding the Bible, Revelation and God, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Introduction to Theology, The Gospels
Objective: Describe the central themes of the Old and New Testaments and their culmination in the Gospel Message.
Classes: Understanding the Bible, Revelation and God, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, The Pentateuch, Introduction to Theology, The Gospels
Objective: Present in writing and orally, a personal statement of faith that incorporates the major tenants of evangelical theology.
Classes: Basic English Grammar, Oral Communication, Revelation and God, Understanding the Bible, Introduction to Theology
Objective: Participate in a program of Spiritual Formation and Christian Ministry Spiritual Formation.
Topics: Worship, Prayer, Meditation Christian Ministry: Students Choosing
Year One – Fall Semester
Discovering God at Work
Basic English Grammar (ENG101), 3 hours
Understanding the Bible (BI101), 3 hours
Revelation and God (TH111), 3 hours
Spiritual Formation and Ministry Seminar: Worship (SF101), 1 hour
Year One – Winter Semester
Old and New Together
Old Testament Survey (BI102), 3 hours
New Testament Survey (BI102), 3 hours
The Pentateuch (BI107), 3 hours
Spiritual Formation and Ministry Seminar: Prayer (SF102), 1 hour
Year One – Spring/Summer Semester
Proclaiming the Word
Introduction to Theology (TH204), 3 hours
Oral Communications (ENG102), 3 hours
The Gospels (BI105), 3 hours
Spiritual Formation and Ministry Seminar: Meditation (SF103), 1 hour