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HE SHALL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF WATER.

PSALMS 1:3

Bachelor’s Diploma in Bible

Biblical Life Institute offers a four year program leading to a Diploma in Bible with a concentration in English Bible, Pastoral Ministry, Missions, Student Ministries, or Christian Apologetics. The diploma requires completion of the General Education Core, the Bible Core, and the Concentration requirements.

The Diploma in Bible with a concentration in English Bible will provide the graduate with a depth of knowledge of the Bible and may lead to further academic study, full-time ministry, local church work, or general service in the Kingdom of God while pursuing secular work.

The Diploma in Bible with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry will provide the graduate with knowledge of the Bible and the skills necessary for full-time pastoral work. Graduates are prepared to enter full-time ministry or pursue a seminary degree.

The Diploma in Bible with a concentration in Missions will provide the graduate with a depth of knowledge of the Bible and prepare students for a life involved in missions work. Graduates are prepared to serve as a missionary, support staff for a missions agency, congregational leader involved in missions, or as a worker in para-church ministries.

The Diploma in Bible with a concentration in Student Ministries will provide the graduate with a depth of knowledge of the Bible and prepare students for the challenges of student ministry in the 21st century. Graduates are prepared to work in church college and youth ministries, college campus ministries, and para-church organizations.

The Diploma in Bible with a concentration in Christian Apologetics will provide the graduate with a depth of knowledge of the Bible and prepare students for further academic study, full-time ministry, local church work, or general service in the Kingdom of God while pursuing secular work.

General Education Core

  • CM131 RESEARCH METHODS
  • CH211 CHURCH HISTORY I
  • CH212 CHURCH HISTORY II
  • PS211 PSYCHOLOGY
  • EN112 PUBLIC SPEAKING
  • EN111 COMPOSITION I
  • EN113 COMPOSITION II
  • EN211 CHRISTIAN LITERARY AND DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS
  • MA142 PERSONAL AND CHURCH FINANCE
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
  • PH211 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
  • PH110 INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
  • PH100 NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS
  • SR450 CAPSTONE

Total 41 Units

Bible/Theology Core

  • OT111 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • OT212 PENTATEUCH
  • OT312 POETRY AND WISDOM LITERATURE
  • OT411 MAJOR PROPHETS
  • OT412 MINOR PROPHETS
  • NT112 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • NT213 SYNOPTIC GOSPELS
  • NT313 THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
  • A PAULINE EPISTLE
  • A GENERAL EPISTLE
  • A NEW TESTAMENT ELECTIVE
  • TH311 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I
  • TH 312 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II
  • PM211 SPIRITUAL FORMATION
  • TH100 LIFE & THEOLOGY OF JOHN WESLEY
  • PM212 EVANGELISM or TH212 CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS I
  • BI101 HERMENEUTICS
  • PM113 WORSHIP
  • TH221 REVELATION AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE

Total 56 Units

Concentrations

English Bible

  • Electives in Bible 12 Units
  • General Electives 12 Units

Total Concentration 24 Units

Pastoral Ministry

  • PM 311HOMILETICS I
  • PM 312 HOMILETICS II
  • PM 411 PASTORAL WORK
  • PM 413 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
  • PM 412 PASTORALCOUNSELING
  • CE 111 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
  • General Electives 6 Units

Total Concentration 24 Units

Student Ministries

  • SM 101 FOUNDATIONS OF STUDENT MINISTRY
  • SM 102 CONTEMPORARY ADOLESCENT CULTURE
  • SM 201 METHODS OF STUDENT MINISTRY
  • SM 202 MAKING DISCIPLES
  • SM 401 LEADERSHIP IN STUDENT MINISTRY
  • MI 101 FOUNDATIONS OF GOD’S MISSION
  • General Electives 6 Units

Total Concentration 24 Units

Missions

  • MI 101 FOUNDATIONOF GOD’S MISSION
  • MI 201 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • MI 223 COMMUNICATING THE GOSPEL CROSS-CULTURALLY
  • SM 202 MAKING DISCIPLES
  • PM 412 PRINCIPLES OF CHURCH PLANTING
  • MI 415 MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP/MISSIONSAL CHURCH
  • General Electives 6 Units

Total Concentration 24 Units

Apologetics

  • AP 212 CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS
  • AP 350 CHRISITAN APOLOGETICS II: CHRISTIANITY IN CONFLICT
  • PH 100 NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS: MINOR CHRISTIAN MOVEMENTS
  • PH 300 CHRISTIAN ETHICS
  • TH 400 SCIENCE AND APOLOGETICS
  • 1 Apologetics Elective
  • General Electives 6 Units

Total Concentration 24 Units