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Course Curriculum

The Certificate in Biblical Studies is a program that is scheduled to be completed within a 12 to 15-month period, The curriculum covers the following courses:

1. Spiritual Formations
2. Introduction to Systematic Theology
3. Introduction to Homiletics & Ministerial Ethics
4. Bible Survey (Old Testament & New Testament)
5. Introduction to Church History & Organization
6. Dynamics of Leadership
7. Evangelism & Follow-Up

1. Spiritual Formations

This focuses on the basic Christian discipline that guarantees success in life and ministry. It provides the necessary godly foundation for a fruitful ministry. There is always a constant need to regularly reexamine the foundation of our faith and the core of our beliefs as believers in Christ because we become what we believe. (2 Corinthians 13:5) This class is designed to help the students review their Christian foundation, cultivate the character of Christ and develop the require daily disciplines to live to the glory of God. 

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2. Introduction to Systematic Theology

This class is an introductory review of the basic theological concentrations of the Christian faith. It centers on studying the entire scope of the Bible to gather everything Scripture teaches about a particular topic or issue. The class will give a general overview of Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Angelology, Bibliology, Eschatology etc. After the class, the student should have a good understanding of the basic thematic areas of the Scripture discussed.

3. Introduction to Homiletics & Ministerial Ethics

Homiletics is the art of the formation and presentation of life-changing sermons.  This class is designed to enable every student to learn the principles of effective communication of the gospel in any setting, either in local church settings or other gatherings. It would also discuss the essential attitudes and practices that make the presentation of the gospel acceptable. (2 Timothy 2:15)

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4. Bible Survey (Old Testament & New Testament)

This class gives a general overview of each book of the Bible. It would challenge the student to think through the structure of the books of the Bible and why each author organized the material the way they did. It would increase the hunger of the students to love and study the Scripture regularly (Jeremiah 15:16). The class would discuss the inerrancy, canonicity, and persecution of the Holy Scriptures.

5. Introduction to Church History & Organization

This class focuses on the story of the existence and preservation of the Church from the apostolic age till date. The course would be a very basic review of Church History. It would also describe the various forms of Church organizations and leadership systems. There would be a review of the history of the establishment, current operations, structure and the global mission of the Gospel Faith Mission International as a church organization.

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6. Dynamics of Leadership

This class would focus on sharpening the essential leadership skills and practices of the students. It would discuss the various Core character and competencies required for effective leadership both in ministry and the marketplace. It is often said that “everything rises and falls on leadership, and when the leader gets better, everyone gets better.”

7. Evangelism & Follow-Up (Compulsory Elective)

Every minister of the gospel is called to win and preserve souls. (John 15:16)  This class would seek to equip the students with relevant practical and contemporary skills and strategies for effective soul-winning. This is expected to ignite the passion for souls and their conservation in the heart of every student. This will be a mandatory elective without which the student cannot graduate from the program.

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Application Guide

Pre-Application

You need the following to complete your application.
● Submitted online application form
● A passport-sized photograph
● A non-refundable application fee of $50 (can be paid later)
● Commitment to completing the program by signing the Oath of Completion.

Application

You need to upload the following documents along with your application
● A Letter of Recommendation from your local pastor.
● Statement of Purpose (A 300-word essay on why you are applying to the seminary and what you hope to gain
● A copy of your GED, High School, Undergraduate or Graduate school transcripts or diplomas. (PDF or JPG, under 10MB)

Post-Application

● All applicants will receive a confirmation email within 1-2 business days once all application materials are received. You may be asked to submit supplemental responses or documents, as applicable.
● All applicants will receive an email notifying them of the Admission Review Committee’s decision.
● Once considered for admission, students will receive a copy of the curriculum including all materials needed for their courses.

Tuition Information

Tuition – $50/ Credit
Required Credits – 18 Credits = $900
Technology fees: $50.

Application Review Process

● All applications will be reviewed by the Admission Review Committee.
● Applicants may be asked to submit supplemental responses or documents, as needed.

Other Requirements

● All students must have an accessible computer with a webcam and be able to use a computer efficiently.
● All students must have a reliable internet access.

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