Ministerial Studies

THIRD LEVEL TRACK

 

"In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path." Proverbs 3:5, KJV

 

During this Spring semester you might consider enrolling into the 3-credit course "Ministry of Angels & Archangels". Although the word angel occurs 201 times in 192 verses in the King James Version (“KJV”), and the word angels occurs 94 times in 92 verses in the KJV, we often overlook it and fail to understand how and when they serve man. Each event in the Bible is real and every person is real, but our concept of what an angel looks like and acts like is flawed.  Hear more about this course during our Orientation. See our Schedule of Classes to find more classes.

Ministerial Studies

THIRD LEVEL TRACK

 

"In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path." Proverbs 3:5, KJV

 

This Fall semester you might consider enrolling into the 3-credit course "hermeneutics". We will introduce you to the  study and establishment of the principles by which the Bible is to be iinterpreted.  See our Schedule of Classes to find more classes.

Ministerial Program At A Glance

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This diploma is awarded to students who complete 90 credits/10 courses in the Third Level Track.

It is designed to give students aspiring to the Ministry the tools necessary to not only rightly divide the Word of Truth; but to impart the same to others whether it be one-on-one, a class setting, a pulpit or any other ministerial challenge that is set before them.

Besides learning how to interpret the scripture, students will learn how to understand the scriptural context, research Bible topics, prepare Bible lessons, and more.

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Students will engage in a broad spectrum of Christian doctrine and be prepared to recognize, understand and communicate with others who practice various other religions, doctrines and lifestyles.

In these ever-changing times, students pursuing this degree will always be ready to give an answer for the hope that lies within them.

Upon receiving this degree, each student is expected to be able to conduct biblical research, know how to properly interpret the scriptures, and how to write sermons.

careerIt is designed to give students aspiring to the Ministry the tools necessary to not only rightly divide the Word of Truth; but to impart the same to others whether it be one-on-one, a class setting, a pulpit or any other ministerial challenge that is set before them.

You can begin or continue spiritual leadership in ministry wherever God calls you. You will think biblically and theologically about your surroundings and how you do ministry.
  • Serve your community with your skills to lead, counsel, and disciple others;
  • Serve as Children’s & Youth Leaders, Worship Leader, and Bible Study Leaders;
  • Participate in Missions Work, visiting the elderly, sick and shuti n;
  • Visit those who are in jail.

SPRING 2024 CLASSES

 

 

PRAISE & WORSHIP 

The scripture says, “Praise the Lord you His people. I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.” worshipIt goes on to say, “Come let us worship and bow down and kneel before the Lord  God our maker.” So our praise and worship class asks the question, what constitutes genuine praise and worship? Is it by my fast coordinated steps going with the rhythm of the music in church, or is it something more profound, borne out of knowing who it is we worship and what He requires and identifies as worship. 

In preparation for this class, I came to the acknowledgement that in the very first reported act of worship in scripture, we find the Lord having respect of one worshiper and one not respect for another. In this class, we will discuss the Biblical concept of praise and worship, learn how to integrate worship with our prayer and you’re going to write your own new song unto the Lord. We will study the life and worship of the Lord Jesus Himself. Also, we will be having a spiritual retreat that we’re going to take.

 
KINGDOM STEWARDSHIP

We are going to be looking very deeply into the concept of the kingdom and stewardship. It’s a two-named course, but those two concepts are very much intertwined [sic] so we will be delving in very deeply into those two concepts. It is important for us to understand the kingdom as well as stewardship. The Bible says, seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you”; and then there’s a scripture in Philippians 3:20-21, “For our citizenship is in heaven from which also we eagerly wait for a savior the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself” (NASB). That’s a heavy, heavy lift, but we are going to unpack it in Kingdom Stewardship.

What’s the purpose of this course? We are going to understand  the duality of kingdom citizenship and our heavenly citizenship. We are going to learn the importance of how to navigate both of those realms. We are part of this earth, but we really are citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven - the Kingdom of God, and we’re going to learn what the difference is. Is there a difference? We’re going to clarify that in our course.

As disciples of Christ, we are to honor our charge and duty to live intentional and relevant lives to glorify the King and the Kingdom of God. After we look at Kingdom purpose, Kingdom values, Kingdom perspective, Kingdom priority, and Kingdom posture, then we are going to go into the foundations of kingdom stewardship. What does that mean? What is the mindset of a steward? What is the motivation of a steward? What’s the scope of Kingdom Stewardship? What’s the sphere of Kingdom Stewardship? The structures and strategy, and then the approach to Kingcom Stewardship, the primacy of it, the prospective and profession of it, then the benefit of Kingdom Stewardship - the reward.

You Are Not Alone

It's Just As If You Are Here

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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