Bible Certificate Program


Our Bible Certificate Program is the perfect place to add or start your ministry training. During the Certificate journey, students will gain a perspective of the Bible as a whole, its place in culture and history, and its relevance for life today. The Bible Certificate Program offers maximum flexibility for students and partnering host organizations, also known as Remote Instructional Locations (RIL).

Students will gain a strong foundation for leading and teaching persons of all ages, as well as being prepared for more effective Christian leadership at home, family, church, community, and even career. Lastly, students will engage in a vibrant community with highly skilled instructors and passionate co-learners and gain confidence for serving in ministry and ministry leadership. 

First - Time Applicants

Returning Students

Core Courses 

The CORE curriculum consists of 7 short courses (8 credits) designed to help students internalize the worldwide impact of Judeo-Christian history and culture by strategically covering all 66 books of the Bible, teaching how to study scripture, and mentoring the practice of studying specific passages.


The ELECTIVE options (2 credits) offer students a wide range of Bible-based experiences and opportunities to reinforce applied learning and skills, as well as allow some flexibility to tailor the program to meet individual needs and interests while maintaining educational standards. Most courses are also eligible for CEU credit through the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI). 

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A sweep of the entire Bible that provides a Big Picture view of Scripture. Introduces students to
the content, themes,
and background of all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments.

Bible Panorama

14 weeks - 2 TBS credits - 4 Ceu's

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A core ministry leadership course with an in-depth exploration of Exodus and Numbers.

Old Testament I

8 weeks - 1 TBS credits - 2 Ceu's

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The primary objective of this 8 week course is to exposit the books of Job, Jeremiah, and Lamentations while receiving training in the basic principles of pastoral care and counseling.

Old Testament III

8 weeks - 1 TBS credits - 2 Ceu's

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The primary objective of this course is to exposit the New Testament books of Romans and Hebrews while studying the doctrines of angels, man, sin, and salvation.

New Testament II

8 weeks - 1 TBS credits - 2 Ceu's

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Learn how to study the Bible through observation, interpretation, correlation, and application. Introduces literary types and cultural contexts of biblical writers that affect understanding and application of ancient texts to modern contexts.

8 weeks - 1 TBS credits - 2 Ceu's

Bible Study Methods

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A core ministry leadership course with an in-depth exploration of Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings that expounds basic principles of leadership in ministry.

Old Testament II

8 weeks - 1 TBS credits - 2 Ceu's

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A study of the books of Matthew, John, 1 and 2 Corinthians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus and Acts.

New Testament I

8 weeks - 1 TBS credits - 2 Ceu's

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Explore fundamental concepts related to reconciling God, the Bible, and science. This course equips students to confidently respond to critics of the Bible who attempt to use science to undermine it.

8 weeks - 1 TBS credits - 2 Ceu's

God & Science

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An introduction to the geography and cultures of Bible lands designed to help prepare students for a trip to Israel. Course content specifically focuses on sites scheduled for visits during TBS study tours, but is also helpful for anyone going on any trip to Israel, since most groups visit many of the same sites.

8 weeks - 1 TBS credits - 2 Ceu's

Holy Land
Tour Prep

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Perspectives is a 16-week, nondenominational course that utilizes dynamic instructors from around the world, interactive learning experiences, and creative demonstrations to present the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic aspects of fulfilling the Great Commission.

16 weeks - 1 TBS credits - 2 Ceu's


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Learn how to apply the Bible to daily challenges of life, including practical ways of advising others and offering hope to those who long for encouragement and biblical wisdom.

8 weeks - 1 TBS credits - 2 Ceu's


TBS Graduate Audit - 13 weeks - 1 TBS credit 

Audit any graduate course offered by The Bible Seminary and receive 

Bible Certificate credit. Audit students take classes and may participate in class assignments, but are not required to turn in work for a grade or to take course exams or finals. However, TBS audit students DO have the option of requesting that their work be graded and may take exams and finals in case they do decide to eventually pursue a degree. In such cases, students may petition the Provost to convert audit course work for graduate credit.

Printable BC Program


  • Holy Land Study Tour – (Any study tour of the Holy Land)

  • Other Study Tour – (Any study tour of other Biblical/historical locations)

  • Mission Trip – (Any cross-cultural missions trip)


Other courses

  • Bible Study course series, such as Beth Moore, Bible Study Fellowship, Navigators,                                                                                                         Precept Ministries

  • Disciple Bible Study I, II, III, or IV

  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

  • Financial Peace University

  • Stephens Ministry Training

More details

  • “Bible Certificate” courses requires an application for       "First Time"enrollment.

  • Students may take individual courses without officially enrolling in the program.

  • Graduates are welcome to retake classes and/or take additional electives.

  • Most “Bible Certificate” courses meet once per week for 1 hour and 50 minutes.

  • Grading for Bible Certificate courses is Pass or Fail and is determined by attendance.                                                                                                          Except in unusual circumstances, in order to receive course credit,                                                                                                                                         Bible Certificate students must attend at least 75% of class sessions.

Other Elective Options - 1 TBS credit (varies)

Bible Certificate Application Process




Read the TBS

Covenantal Documents




First time students please submit an application. Existing students proceed to the next step.




Existing students register for

a Bible Certificate course.