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.
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).
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.
Other Elective Options - 1 TBS credit (varies)
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)
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
“Bible Certificate” courses do NOT require an application for 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.