Bachelor Of Arts In Theological Studies



"But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil." Hebrews 5:14 (NIV)

The Bachelor's Program is structured for those who no longer need milk, but are ready to move on to solid food. Our Spring course offering Christian Life may be what you are looking for. Find other coursesthat are available this Spring.

Bachelor Of Arts In Theological Studies



"But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil."  Hebrews 5:14

The Bachelor's Program is structured for those who no longer need milk, but are ready to move on to solid food. Our Fall course offering Finding God's Will may be what you are looking for. Find other courses that are available this Fall.

Bachelor's Of Arts At A Glance

rightly divideOur Bachelor's Program is a Fourth Level Track offering higher education courses.

This track is designed for those who are aspiring to become preachers, teachers, ministers, and for lay persons that are looking to augment their Christian education.

Students participating in this track will take a deep dive into the Word of God. The program will elevate their theological knowledge, and build character for everyday Christian living and Christian service.


  1. Prepares you for ministry roles, as well as seminary or graduate studies.
    1. Study historical and theological developments in Christianity.
    2. Examine the content of Psalms and Proverbs and their application in modern culture.
    3. Learn methods to help you study and teach the Bible more effectively.



HERMENEUTICS: Hermeneutics is the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts.

PRINCIPLES & POWER OF PRAYER: To show the vital contribution of prayer in developing the whole person mentally, physically, and spiritually. A study is made of both Old and New Testament prayer life, with special emphasis on the prayer life of Jesus and the early church.

THE HEALING COVENANT: This course will explore issues such as historical, Biblical foundations, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of healing.

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT:   This course defines and discusses the fruit of the Spirit and urges you to permit the Holy Spirit to transform your character to become progressively more like Christ.

JOURNEY TO SPIRITUAL FORMATION: This course examines the biblical perspectives on God’s plans and purposes for man and how God through his love and grace helps man to develop a believer’s personality through stages of spiritual development.

  • career2Church Administration
  • Church Planting
  • Human Services
  • Ministerial Teacher & Pastor
  • Missions Work
  • Religious Education
  • Youth Ministry


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The survey of Matthew is going to help us find the truth about Jesus as it unfolds before our eyes. The theme of this Gospel known as the Hebrew Porch to the New Testament is king and his kingdom. Biblically a porch means an entry way for new beginnings. this gospel is an entryway that points to Jesus as our gateway to God’s kingdom.

We will study Matthew as he points out our Holy Spirit, prophecies fulfilled, Jesus’ chosen disciples, His miracles, His teachings, His sermon on the Mount, discord at Olivette, the Kingdom of Heaven and show us who God is as well as the Holy Spirit.

As we develop our study, we will discover truth and meaning in God's word ad we will explore various passages and have foundational questions in mind, questions like is there a command, universal truth, or promise from God? Is there a warning to heed or an example to follow or avoid? Is there evidence of God's character? Is there a prayer that I can make my own or a prayer for others of our world? Is there a personal application instead of thinking of others? Is there any doubt or fear or unconfessed sin that you have not recognizcd? Is there an encouragement for you, for me to keep on persevering?



In this course we will inquire into this masterpiece of the Gospel of John. It is not one of the synoptic gospels, it stands on its own. We will search the scriptures from the Old Testament and the New Testament to gain a greater personal discovery of the preeminence of Jesus as it is recorded in John’s gospel. In this class we might say listen, we’re searching the scripture to recognize that missing piece in that intricate puzzle--in that book and once it’s discovered, suddenly the Bible from the beginning to the end unveil God’s masterpiece. And what’s His masterpiece? The Word, the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us. So we will confess this powerful gift that God has given to us. We will look at 18 inquires. To find out what these 18 inquiries are, you must register for this masterpiece class as we delve into the Gospel of John.


This class is designed to teach us how we are supposed to live. Paul said that whenever possible, we’re to live our lives at peace; especially within the house of faith. In our days we need to learn the pattern for gracious living more than understanding doctrine, we as Christians must have our power to conform to the cross of Christ. This course provides steps towards the balanced Christian walk. The initiatives in the Christian life are never ours, the opening moves is always God’s; at
the dawn of creation - God, at our conception at birth - God, at our rebirth through faith - God, the province that guides our lives every step of the way - God. All begins with Him, all is ever within His love and care. His — the initiative; ours — the response. God plants the seed, we produce the harvest, though in truth He is at work in that too. More than any doctrine, we Christians must have our count to confirm to the cross of Christ.
This course provides steps towards the balanced Christian walk.



 How much fruit do you want in your life? The Bible tells us in Matthew 5, if you let your light to shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in Heaven. The Bible says, in Galatians 5, but the fruit of the Spirit . . . after listing the works of the flesh, the Bible lists the fruit of the Spirit is love and it lists the other varieties of love.

I know for me I’ve eaten tangerines, I’ve had oranges, I’ve had grapefruit, it’s one fruit, but when you remove the outer peel, there are pegs of that fruit on the inside and in the Fruit of the Spirit class, we are going to peel back the fruits of love according to Galatians chapter 5; and within that fruit of love, we are going to partake of each peg: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.

In our class, we will learn what is the fruit because we know that the fruit of the Holy Spirit really refers to the nature of the spirit that’s revealed in the life of the believer. The Bible tells us about the gifts of the Spirit and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The gifts are plural and they are given for power. The fruit of the Spirit is singular and that’s especially for our character — it’s about the character of the life of the believer. The spiritual fruit is evidence of spiritual maturity and in our class we are going to deal with two kinds of fruit. By the end of this class, we should be able to identify the outer fruit of the Holy Spirit, the inner fruit of the Holy Spirit. We should be able to explain the importance of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, be able to define the inner fruit of the Holy Spirit, and then we are going to distinguish between the peace of God and peace with God.

We Are All Connected

You're Not Alone

Virtual doesn't mean alone. Our classes are interactive. Students just like you gather together online and study the Bible in a systematic manner. Some are students wanting to grow spiritually, some are missionaries pursuing a degree, others are people who are just like you; who are learning so that they may become, pastors, teachers, and leaders in their individual churches and ministries.

We offer structured schedules which enables you to not only study online, but to also engage with teachers and other students who are sharing in the same pursuit for knowledge.

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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