Associates of Biblical Studies



"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

This Spring semester BBI has selected a number of second level courses that will increase your knowledge and the Word of God will become alive to you as you learn the benefits of comparing scripture with scripture. View our Schedule of Classes to find additional classes.

Associates of Biblical Studies



"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

This Fall semester Bethel has selected a number of third level courses that will increase your knowledge and the Word of God will become alive to you as you learn the benefits of comparing scripture with scripture. View our Schedule of Classes to find additional classes.

Associates Of Biblical Studies At A Glance

academics4Our Associates in Arts are our 2nd Level courses designed to give students a strong biblical foundation along with practical experience in ministry. In addition to foundational bible classes, students will have the opportunity to serve in various areas in the church and ministry in our Service Internship, which will help them discover their gifts and calling.

instructorStudents enrolled in Bethel Bible Institute's Associates Degree Program will continue to follow our systematic approach to studying God's Word.

Students will take a deep dive into the New and Old Testament Books; learning how each relates to the other. We will continue to build a solid foundation that enables students to rightly divide the Word of Truth.

Students graduating with an Associates Degree will possess a more thorough understanding of how to use the most up-to-date research tools to research and interpret scripture.

This degree is applicable in any career field, but it is specially designed for careers in church and ministries emphasizing:

          • Leadership;
          • Preaching;
          • Teaching;
          • Clergy;
          • Education;
          • Local ministries;
          • Missions




One of the most studied books of The New Testament is the Book of Romans which offers a clear and concise explanation of the gospel and has been referred to by some scholars as the most succinct and systematic presentations of Christian doctrine in all scripture. It is for this reason that Romans is often the book that youth leaders start with when they begin studying the Bible.

The Apostle Paul wrote the Book of Romans as a letter to the church in Rome, a community of believers that had already been in existence for a number of years. The community was made up of Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians alike coming together to worship a righteous God and share the gospel of Jesus.

The letter is instructional and divine in nature and intended to provide direction, encouragement and guidance to a community of believers during a period of relative peace for Christians in the Roman Empire.

So what is the big idea? Throughout the Letter of Romans, Apostle Paul sets out to share foundational knowledge of the Christian faith. He begins by remarking on human sinfulness and the effects that sinfulness has on all of God’s people. Paul explains that due to our rebellion against God and what He has declared right, all of humanity has been condemned, but Paul goes on God shows us grace and mercy by offering us justification for a way to be made right through faith in Jesus His son.

In this class we will look at these key elements just to name a few: justification, salvation, obedience of faith, being subject to governing authorities, loving your mistaken Christian brother, winning the argument.



History is important any people, person, place or thing. It’s important especially in determining if the person, people, place or thing is moving in the right direction. The right direction for the church is one that leads to holiness and godliness; one that draws us closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In Daniel 2:35 it says and the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. In this course we will survey the history of the church to see how the church that started as a little stone and is growing to fill the whole earth. It will be a survey of the development of Christianity, focusing on the key movement and the outstanding Christian leaders, revolutionary breakthrough, and critical culture and points in the history of the church, We will discuss the various periods which the church has past and we will see surprising that the more adversity the church faced, the stronger it grew.



The life and ministry of the apostle Paul have so intensely influenced every generation that the content of his life must be studied from a new approach each time. The life of Paul is usually approached from the time of his conversion or we touch on his life prior to conversion when coats were laid at his feet as he consented to the stoning of Stephen. Paul was right there congratulating the murders, a stoning that haunted him throughout his ministry.

The course will be based upon his missionary journey, we will adventure into the man Paul, we will see him in the Book of Acts, as a Pharisee, at the Sanhedrin, to be converted on the Damascus Road. He is arrested by the Lord Jesus Christ, as Saul whose kicking against the pricks. This same Paul is now the chosen vessel, raised up to be the apostle to the nation.

Just As If

You Are Here

Virtual learning has bought the classroom to wherever you are. Besides eliminateing the need to travel, students who have small children and some who are caring for a loved one at home, have welcomed the opportunity to participate in the same time-tested systematic approach to teaching God's word that we've adhered to since 1946. 

Whether your goal is to dig deeper into the Word of God for your own spiritual growth, or whether you would like pursue a degree for ministry, a new door has opened to you. We've Gone Virtual.

Raphael Newton
Raphael Newton
I grew up Catholic, worshipped idols, and practiced a mixture of what is in the Bible and the church's teachings. Bethel Bible Institute taught me to believe and practice only what is written in Scripture and study it systematically. The Word of God says, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."(2 Tim. 2:15 ). I now know that there is only one true and living God, and my Diploma in Bible Studies will enable me to win souls to Christ.
Beatrice Page
Beatrice Page
I have attended Bethel Bible Institute over a course of 10 years starting out taking one class at a time simply with the desire of a systematic study of the Bible as a new believer.  Since then I have progressed to obtaining my Bachelor's degree.  BBI has given me a solid foundation in my knowledge of the Word which has challenged me to grow, to study purposefully, and to share the Word with others.  Every course has been inspirational.  Each professor offers a wealth of Biblical knowledge and insight to instruct, edify and engage the students.
Will Johnson
Will Johnson
New Student since 2020

Romans 12.2 (KJV) states, in part, “…but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, …”. Once you delight in the Lord, he will give you the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4-ESV). I was seeking a way to study God's word…BBI. When the best bible school in town decided to use the ZOOM platform to spread GOD'S word…BBI. I desired to learn HIS word to be a better leader for the men’s ministry I am apart of…BBI.

It's never too late to go back to school. It has been 30+ years since I was in a classroom environment. In May 2023, I should be obtaining the Biblical Studies diploma. Just give GOD your YES and allow HIM to do the rest.

Andrea Barrett
Andrea Barrett
I have found BBI to be a source of blessing.  It has allowed me to grow in the Word of God on a deeper level.
The teachers are not spoon feeding you but they challenge you to think, to not take things at the surface level, but to research what you are being taught , but most importantly, what does the Word of God say about that particular topic.  I have learned not to be a careless listener, but BBI has also created in me an insatiable  hunger to know God more and His love for us.
Christine Graves
Christine Graves
Since BBI is now online, it enables me to learn wherever I am. Attending BBI has increased my knowledge of God's Word. I've learned how the Old and New Testaments are connected, and iearning how to search the scriptures has increased my understanding more than I can say.

The instructors help bring the Bible to life by encouraging meaningful discussions that encourage thoughtful responses to the subject matter.

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