Bible Certificate Program
Bible Certificate Program Overview
The one-year Bible Certificate is designed for those who desire to increase their effectiveness in Christian lay ministry. The program is appropriate for the high school graduate and may be adapted, in consultation with the department chair or academic advisor, for the college graduate, or those with some college experience. The Bible Certificate program may be of interest to students who hold a baccalaureate degree, but did not receive Bible training.
Biblical and Theological Studies Department
The majors of the Biblical and Theological Studies Department combine a strong biblical and theological foundation with a minor that serves the educational and vocational interests of the student. They may be selected as pre-seminary degrees or as preparation for graduate studies in a variety of related fields such as biblical studies, intercultural studies, missions, religion, religious education, institutional chaplaincy, and theology. The minor chosen may be any standard offering or custom designed according to the student’s special needs, interests, or vocational goals. The minor in Pastoral Leadership might be of particular interest to those who wish to engage in ministry before entering seminary.
Bible Certificate Program Requirements
Credits earned in the Bible certificate program can be applied to an associate’s or baccalaureate degree. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0, a residency of 24 semester hours, and one Christian Service Unit are required for satisfactory completion of the program. The Christian Service Unit its fulfilled through the satisfactory completion of CHM 325 Biblical Evangelism and Missions. The program is not intended to prepare students for professional Christian ministries.