Bachelor Of Arts In Theological Studies

FOURTH LEVEL TRACK

 

"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 Fall course offering Finding God's Will may be what you are looking for. Find other courses that are available this Fall.

Bachelor Of Arts In Theological Studies

FOURTH LEVEL TRACK

 

"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 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.

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  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

FALL 2022 CLASSES


THE ROYAL PRIESTHOOD

This course presents studies on the priesthood of the believer. It examines the functions, the responsibilities and the blessings of being a priest in the body of Christ. It presents the concept of priesthood and the intent of God for every believer to take their position as a priest in the body of Christ. As believers we should know that with our status as royal priests, we have unrestrained access to the throne of God and should understand what that means so that we can apply it in our daily life. In doing so, we enter an incredible dimension of spiritual liberty and effectiveness in the Kingdom of God.



FINDING GOD'S WILL

When you look at your life and who we are as individuals, we face decisions every day. Some decisions are big, some decisions are small, some decisions may be overpowering, and some may be minor, but as Christians we want to submit the choices we make to God's will. 

Unfortunately for many of us, this process of discerning God’s will has become heavy-laden with with grief and fear and confusion and indecisiveness, leading us to ask such questions as does God really guide us, and if so how does He guide us? How will I know when He’s guiding, if it’s not me and the flesh? What if I make a mistake? 

For those of you who are fourth level students who may be taking this course, I know you've taken many courses before, but I'm going to ask you a question. I'm going to ask you if you are walking in your spiritual gift? you might have taken a spiritual gifts class. Do you know what those gifts are and are you utilizing those gifts according to scripture? Are you walking in positive assurance and boldness and understanding or is fear or uncertainty keeping you back? Well this class will help us and help you overcome those fears and inhibitions as we find the keys to unlock these uncertainties. 

In this class, we would look at Biblical and practical application exploration of divine guidance. We will show you solid foundations for understanding how and why God guides His people. We’re going to look at Daniel, we’re going to look at Peter. How did God guide them? We will discuss the role of scripture, discernment, wisdom, the council of others, and the Holy Spirit helping us to discover God's will. In conclusion, God's will is like a road so we are going to open up this road for you in this class. On this road some of you may run, some may walk, some may jog, you may skip, you may sing, you may be silent; however, what God wants is, He doesn’t want you to leave the road. He wants you to stay on the main Highway and how we do this is by walking in God's will.



KINGDOM LIVING

The Kingdom of God speaks of the concepts of  living by the laws and principles of the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is not a denomination, the Kingdom of God is not a religious organization. It speaks of the rulership of God. It was the Gospel of the Kingdom that took men who were fishermen, tax collectors, etc. and changed them into reproductive Christians who reached the world with the gospel in demonstration of power.

The greatest concern and central purpose of Christ's life was the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. He began His earthly ministry by declaring the arrival of the Kingdom, Matthew 4:17; and He ended His earthly ministry by speaking of things pertaining to the Kingdom, Acts 1:3. His  emphasis was always on the Kingdom. Luke 4:43 says, “And He said unto them I must preach the Kingdom of God to other cities also for there am I sent.” The scripture admonishes us and challenges us to seek first the Kingdom of God, Matthew 6:33; and to preach the kingdom of God, Matthew 10:8. He also tells us to pray for the Kingdom of God in Jesus' model prayer.

 We are going to discuss the following topics:

  • The invisible Kingdom 
  • King of Kings 
  • the kingdom past present and future 
  • keys to the kingdom 
  • peasants and principles of the Kingdom 
  • the culture of the Kingdom 
  • Kingdom parables, and 
  • ambassadors of the Kingdom 

Jesus told his followers, “And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations and then shall the end come.” There's a greater purpose than just understanding the principles of the Kingdom. The Bible also teaches:

  • how one enters the kingdom
  • how to become a resident and maintain residency
  • that this Kingdom cannot be shaken by enemy forces and will never be defeated by violence and the violent take it by force 

 

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.

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Raphael Newton
Raphael Newton
Graduate
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
Graduate
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
Student
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
Student
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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