Associates Of Biblical Studies At A Glance
The Associates in Biblical Studies is a 2nd tier level program 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.
Students 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; and Missions.
SPRING 2024 CLASSES
LIVES OF FAMOUS EVANGELISTS
This class is one that is historical in nature and is designed for those who are interested in exploring the lives of the men and women, dynamically empowered by the Holy Spirit that God used to fuel the fires of revival across the nation in the 19th and 20th Centuries. As we take a biographical look at 12 pioneer leaders of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, we will discover that the impact of their work and ministries can still be felt in the church today. We will take a look at God’s generals, both their successes and failures to learn from them. Some of the powerful figures that we will study are Rosa Seymour, an African-American son of a former slave, who started the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles. We will look at Aimee Semple McPherson who founded the Four Square Church of the nation’s first radio station, Smith Wigglesworth who was a plumber who read no books accept the Bible, and Kathryn Kuhlman, the Evangelist, whose miracle-filled meetings bought millions of skeptics to faith in Jesus Christ.
We will answer questions like what is an Evangelist? Who was called to be an Evangelist, and what does that look like in the 21st Century? How does one prepare to be an evangelist, and why are the miracles, signs and wonders that were so prevalent in the past centuries absent today? You might be thinking, I’m not called to be an Evangelist and are wondering the relevance of this course and if it's right for you. I’ll ask you to consider the following: every Christian believer is called to evangelize and lead on some level and if you want to fight the good fight of faith, then a study of God’s generals, the men and women who did great things for God, is a good place to start. These heroes of the faith will encourage you to succeed in whatever God has for your life.
LIFE & MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST
We endeavor to better understand who He is today, but His role in eternity-past and HIs provision for our eternal future. Have you ever considered His heart, His pain, and unwavering commitment to complete His assignment to save a world that refuses to acknowledge Him?
Along with Jesus’ knowledge, character, parables, miracles, and two ordinances given to believers; and His teachings, we will examine His encounters with the Jewish religious leaders and those life changing gentile meetings. Why was it necessary for Jesus to be baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit? What lies behind the brutality of His trial and death. What happened on the cross? What happened in the tomb? What did He preach when He went up to heaven, and importantly, what does the resurrection forecast? Answers to these questions and so much more, will be discussed in the course of this study.
My final questions to you as you consider registering for this class are: who is Jesus to you, do you really know? If He walked among us today, would you know Him? Would He choose you to be a disciple?
THE EPISTLE OF JAMES
The Epistle of James is great to help us Christians grow up. In case you are not aware of this, not everybody who grows old, grows up. There is a vast difference between age and maturity. One of the most practical books in the New Testament, James, is the how to book of the Christian life. In a few words, James explains the responsibilities of a Christian while giving instructions and exhortation to all Christians who are experiencing problems as we all are. We all have crosses to bear, situations that sometimes put us in a tailspin. As if the trials themselves are not bad enough, James points out the dangers that come with them. He warns of the pitfalls of failing to put our trust in God and not enduring.
James speaks of prejudice, improper speech, judging one another, leaving God out of our plans, and even bitterness. A short letter of only 5 chapters, James is full of invaluable wisdom, understanding and lessons to help us as we navigate the vicissitudes of life. What does James really mean when he tells us to count it all joy when all hell seems to be breaking loose around us? Really James, it sounds easy, it sounds simple, but not realistic, then what is he really saying? Let’s find out. Let’s grow up together.
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.