Certificate in Biblical Studies
This diploma is awarded to students who complete 30 credits/10 courses in the First Level Track. It is designed to provide a comprehensive curriculum in the different aspects of the Bible including the Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels. Students of biblical studies will learn how to interpret the Bible within a historical context and look at the philosophical aspects of religion and practical aspects of ministry.
The diploma in Biblical Studies may qualify graduates to become:
GENESIS - CREATION V. EVOLUTION: A study of the biblical account of the creation of man, animals, the earth and universe in comparison to various scientific theories and speculations such as evolution.
DISCIPLESHIP: An in-depth study of the true meaning, cost and results of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Making disciples is essential to carrying out the Great Commission, and being a disciple is essential to making disciples.
DISPENSATIONS & COVENANTS: The study of the seven dispensations (periods of time) and the eight covenants (agreements) in Scripture.
EVANGELISM: The study of the aims, advantages and various types of evangelism; the qualification of the evangelism ministry; how to minister to backsliders; and the in-filling of the Holy Spirit. This course takes biblical truth and presents it in a practical way, such as soul-winners' tactics, training techniques, target, trials, and triumphs.
FEASTS OF ISRAEL: An insightful study of the seven feasts mandated by God (Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Weeks/Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles) their significance, fulfillment in relationship to Christ and future events.
FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES: A survey of the major events recorded by Moses in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
KINGS OF ISRAEL: A study of the kings of the divided nation of Israel - Judah and Israel; their rule, failures, and impact on Israel's relationship with God.
GENERAL BIBLE: An overview of the books of the Bible, including the origin, canonization, structure, and writers of the Bible, as well as major characters and events.
HISTORY OF ISRAEL: An enlightening study of the historical Books of the Old Testament (Joshua-Esther) giving the student an application of each Book as a unit, its contribution to God's plan of redemption, as it developed in the Old Testament; as well as a study of the fall and captivity of the Divided Kingdom.
LIVES & TIMES OF KINGS SAUL, DAVID, & SOLOMON: An in-depth study of the choosing, character, deeds, relationships, and reigns of the three rulers of the United Kingdom of Israel.
MAJOR PROPHETS: A study of the major prophetical Books in the Old Testament: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel.
MINOR PROPHETS: A study of the Minor Prophets - Hosea through Malachi - and their prophetic messages focusing on the Messiah, judgment and restoration of Israel.
MINISTRY OF PRAYER: This course seeks to show the vital contribution of prayer developing the whole person mentally, physically, and spiritually. A study is made of both Old Testament and New Testament prayer life, with special emphasis on the prayer life of Jesus and the early Church. This approach helps the student to realize how prayer becomes resident active creative force in Christian living.
OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY: An overview of the 27 books which comprise Testament, the writers and major characters and events.
PERSONAL DIVINE LIFE: A study of the Christian's spirituality. The course focuses on the believer's personal life in Christ. It covers personality, prayer, and service.
POETIC BOOKS: An analytical approach to Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon.
TABERNACLE OF DAVID: This tabernacle is an Old Testament picture which foreshadowed worship based on faith and grace. The study involves a comparison of the structure ceremony, and order of service instituted with this Tabernacle as it differs from the Tabernacle of Moses.
TABERNACLES & TEMPLES: An insightful study of the various tabernacles and temples erected in Israel throughout the Bible.
TEN COMMANDMENTS: An in-depth study of the Law of Moses and its relevance today.
WORSHIP & PRAISE: This course is designed to establish a connection between the Old and New Testaments of the biblical pattern of God's requirements of man to approach Him. Considered are the patterns of the Tabernacle of Moses, the Levitical system and Sacrificial system.