certificate in biblical studies
Overview of Certificate in Biblical Studies
The world today is constantly challenging our beliefs in the Bible. Through this one-year program you’ll gain an introductory knowledge and understanding of the Word of God and its application to the world in which we live.
You’ll be equipped with a strong foundation of Bible content, application skills, and outreach opportunities.
Who Should Apply
This course of study is valuable for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of Scripture and deepen their walk with God.
You will be prepared for further education or to serve in churches, para-church agencies and/or personal ministries.
30 credits required including: Biblical Studies (18), Christian Ministry (8 or 9), Free Electives (3 or 4).
Each academic program of the college provides the context for whole life transformation through biblical life preparation. Students come to learn, learn to serve, and serve to change lives. Through the courses offered in each program, students will develop a Christ-centered worldview and be prepared to make a difference in the world through their lives, work and service to others.
The courses of study in each degree proceed from foundational to exploratory to immersion courses. Areas of study for each degree will include general education, biblical studies, Christian ministry and service, and core courses in the major.
Students will be challenged to grow in their knowledge of self, others, the world and the Bible. They will be challenged to grow in their critical
thinking, development of a biblical worldview and the integration of their faith and learning.
Foundational courses – 20-21 credits
Biblical studies – 12 Credits
- Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
- New Testament Survey (3 credits)
- Interpretation of Biblical Literature (3 credits)
- Christian Faith (3 credits)
Christian ministry – 8-9 Credits
- Spiritual Formation I or Biblical Concepts of Leadership (online) (3 credit)
- Spiritual Formation II or Sharing and Defending the Faith (online) (3 credits)
- Outreach (2 credits on-campus) or Teaching and Preaching (3 credits online)
Explorational courses – 6 credits
Biblical Studies – 6 Credits
- Old Testament Elective (3 credits)
- New Testament Elective (3 credits)
Free electives – 3-4 Credits
Dr. Gale struthers
Director of biblical studies
Director: Biblical Studies, Associate in Arts in Biblical Studies, Certificate in Biblical Studies
Instructor: Biblical Studies, Hebrew
B.A. in Biblical Studies
Oak Hills Bible College, Bemidji, MN
Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem, Israel
M.A. in Biblical Studies
Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL
Ph.D. in Biblical Theology
Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
OHCC since 1988