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Bible Certificate Program

Bible Certificate Program

Program Coordinator: (English) Israel Loken, Ph.D.; (Spanish) Sergio Estrada, Ph.D.

Purpose and Objectives: The 30-hour program leading to the Bible Certificate is designed to provide basic biblical knowledge and rudimentary skills in Bible interpretation and principles of biblical teaching. This program is offered in both English and Spanish. Upon completion of the program, successful students will be able to:

1. Distinguish the basic content of each of the biblical books.

2. Know the foundational principles of inductive Bible interpretation.

3. Categorize the major doctrines of the Bible.

4. Demonstrate growth in their spiritual life.

5. Develop a biblical worldview.

Curriculum:

Bible 21 hours

 

BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

2 hrs.

BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

3 hrs.

BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

3 hrs.

BIBL 1414 Prophets

4 hrs.

BIBL 1321 Gospels

3 hrs.

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

3 hrs.

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

3 hrs.

Theology 3 hours

 

THEO 3341 Apologetics

3 hrs.

Ministry Skills 6 hours

 

MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

3 hrs.

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

3 hrs.

 Graduation Requirements:

1. Satisfactory completion of all required courses

2. Cumulative 2.0 grade point average

3. Intent to Graduate Form filed by submitted deadline

4. Graduation/Diploma fee

5. Entrance and exit interview with measurements

6. No unresolved disciplinary matter including but not limited to student code of conduct violations, library or financial obligation

7. Approval by CBS faculty

Suggested Sequence*

(Students taking 2 courses per semester)

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

1

MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

BIBL 1321 Gospels

BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

2

BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

BIBL 1414 Prophets

THEO 3341 Apologetics

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

 

*IfthestudentdesirestoearntheA.B.S. or the Associate of Artsdegree,thisplanshouldnotbefollowed first.

 

Suggested Sequence*

 

(Full-Time Students)

 

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

1

MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

BIBL 1321 Gospels

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

BIBL 1414 Prophets

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

THEO 3341 Apologetics

*IfthestudentdesirestoearntheA.B.S. or the Associate of Artsdegree,thisplanshouldnotbefollowed first.