Bachelor of Christian Studies is 39 hours – Total Hours Required are 120
Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalent
Core Curriculum if required – Click here for details
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives. This degree track is designed for those who do not want to major in a particular area or are undecided.
The student’s choice of elective courses to equal the total hours required to satisfy credit hour requirements.
BIB-1023 Biblical Geography
This course is designed for students at any level. It gives a geographical look at Bible places, past and present. The textbook presents artists’ reconstructions which portray fourteen sites from the Old and the New Testaments — including Jericho and the cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem–as they looked in biblical and modern times.
BIB-3003 Origins of the Bible
The text of this course includes over 300 pages of facts, historical tracings and references concerning the origin of the biblical canon. The student will gain valuable insight and respect for those who paid great prices to follow God’s plan of recording His Holy Word.
BIB-3013 The Identity of Jesus
Jesus and His claims are the heart of Christianity. The four Gospels are the most significant sources of information about Jesus. This course gives a survey of the life and teaching of Christ — drawing on the four Gospels.
BIB-3023 New Testament Background
A core study used widely at both the college and seminary levels. Designed to alert students to key issues in each chapter of the text. The book provides end-of-chapter reviews and shows connections between material in different chapters.
BIB-3033 Old Testament Theology
This course is a modified systematic model for use as a core text in the study of Theology. The text is up-to-date, readable and user friendly.
This course textbook is a trendsetter in hermeneutics. Today’s Christian element demands concise and complete hermeneutical teachings. The student will piece together the elements of Biblical interpretation that will add depth and accuracy to the message, lesson or devotion.
BIB-3053 Doctrines of Christian Faith
A presentation of the key doctrines of the Christian faith. Designed as a core text for introductory courses in Christian theology and doctrine.
BIB-3063 History of Evangelism
The text for this course is an interesting and highly readable account of the history of evangelism. This course is a must for pastors, missionaries and especially those with a call for evangelism. It is commonly used in Bible colleges around the world.
BIB-3073 Understanding the Bible
This course offers a comprehensive overview of the Bible. Gaining an understanding of the context helps the novice scripture reader get the most from readings. It leads the reader through exercises designed to facilitate a correct understand of God’s Word.
Upon the completion of this course the student will be familiar with the fundamental teaching of Christology. The student will have a better understanding of the relationship of Christ to the Godhead, His Deity as it related to the virgin birth, incarnation, transfiguration, death, burial and resurrection. The student will also become familiar with Christ’s relationship to key events in the Old and New Testaments and understand how these events are important to the message of the Gospel.
BIB-3093 Introduction to Hebrew Prophets
Introduction to Hebrew Prophets is a course that deals with the Hebrew prophets as preachers and ministers who carried the awesome responsibility of funneling God’s spoken word to mankind. It offers information that is a key to a sound education in Biblical Studies.
BIB-30103 Skills of Bible Reading
The course provides keys to interpreting the genre and discusses the hermeneutical questions it raises for today’s Christian. The text is about hermeneutics without jargon or footnotes. It is very readable and student friendly.
BIB-30123 Free Elective
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BIB-30143 Sermon on the Mount
This is a course offered on 12 audio tapes that looks in great detail at the most notable sermon ever preached. The Sermon on the Mount is a must for every person who is searching for a broad and diverse understanding of the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is delivered in easily understood dialog in the professional style of Dr. Dana Carpenter.