"STUDY PROGRAMS"

 

The Bible Church of Christ Theological Institute courses of study take a Seminary approach and Bible Institute approach.  The Theological Institute has two levels: undergraduate and graduate.  A certificate of completion is awarded to a student who successfully completes a course of study within the Seminary Program.  You might also earn a certificate to give a foundation and prerequisite needed to get a degree.

 

The BCCI provides the following study programs. Our BCCTI offers Bible classes for Bible students who are not generally focused on earning a degree in biblical studies. All classes are open to all who want to advance in their personal study of the Bible or to share with congregations or study groups. However, each person must receive permission from the BCCTI to copy materials or resources. Certificates will be awarded for these classes upon completion and can be provided from our administrative offices. Classes can also be taken following a specific course of study for those seeking a degree. These courses are regularly being improved and refined to meet the needs of ministry.

The BCCTI offers two programs of study in the Graduate Program. Current BCCTI undergraduates can apply for admission upon completion of their undergraduate degree. 

 

Associate in Biblical Studies (ABS)

70 Credit Hours (1.5 year)

The Associates in Biblical Studies is designed to provide students with a strong foundation for a self-supporting Bible Study.  This course is the initial accession of the series designed to be provisional for a dedicated Bible student.  This program consists of 2 sections filled with several elective courses to guide throughout the Bible.

Section 1 studies include:  The Importance of Bible Study, How to Begin Bible Study, The New Birth, Old & New Testament Synthesis, Christ in the Scriptures, The Life of Paul, Christian Ethics, Homiletics & Systematic Theology. 

 

Section 2 studies include: Getting to Know Your Bible, Using and Exhaustive Concordance, Doctrineof Sin, Personal Relationship With Christ, Pneumatology, Hamartiology, Ecclesiology, Christology and Predictive Prophecy.  An additional 10 hours are required for completion of this course: 10 hours of approved ministry work.  An exhaustive concordance is required for this course of study.  Once Section 1 and 2 are completed (50 hours), the student has procured the Associate in Biblical Studies degree.

 

 

Bachelor of Biblical Studies (BBS)

70 Credit Hours (additional 1.5 years, upon associates completion)

Successful completion of all course work within the Associate in Biblical Studies program is a prerequisite for entering the Bachelor of Biblical Studies.  The BBS program engages the student into a comprehensive distinctive year-long journey into the Bible.  This course consists of an extensive Bible-reading regimen that will prayerfully make a resounding life-long impact on any student.  Books of the Bible not analyzed in the BCCTI course of study along with a considerable study on the Holy Spirit are included in the Bachelor of Biblical Studies course of study.  An additional 10 approved credit hours of ministry work.  Once 140 successfully completed credit hours (70 credit hours from the Associate of Biblical Studies and 70 credit hours from the Bachelor of Biblical Studies) have been acquired, the student is awarded the Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree.

 

Bachelor of Theology (THB)

70 Credit Hours (additional 1.5 years, upon associates completion)

Before entering the Bachelor of Theology program, a student must have successfully completed all requirements for the Associate of Biblical Studies.  The Bachelor of Theology program is devised to assist the student who has a sustained a sincere Divine call to the work in ministry and aspires to be a leader in the church.  The listed requirements for the Bachelor of Biblical Studies are also mandatory for the Bachelor of Theology in addition to a thesis.  The thesis is meant to usher the student into new birth according to the teachings of Jesus and Paul.  Course studies on God the Father and a study on the Evangelisticl Ministry along with 10 approved credit hours in ministry are required for a successful completion of this program.  Upon completion of 140 credit hours, the student is awarded the Bachelor of Theology degree.

 

Masters of Biblical Studies (MBS)

70 Credit Hours (additional 2 years, upon undergrad completion)

Upon entering this program the student should have successfully completed the prerequisites and have earned a Bachelor degree in the field of Biblical Studies.  The Masters of Biblical Studies requires the completion of 60 credit hours which includes a thesis and 10 approved credit hours in ministry are required for a successful completion of this program.  The student will conduct a study of the Paradise of Jesus in the Gospels and interact with the Miracles of Jesus. All of this investigation will relate to a study of the life and ministry of Christ on earth as the God-Man.  This program of study will be of interest to the Bible teacher serving in a local church.  The student must be involved in an approved ministry. Upon completion the student is awarded the Masters of Biblical Studies Degree.


 

Masters of Theology (THB)

70 Credit Hours (additional 2 years, upon undergrad completion)

Upon entering this program the student should have successfully completed the prerequisites and have earned a Bachelor degree in Theology or Biblical Studies. The Masters of Theology requires a successful completion of 60 credit hours which includes a thesis and 10 approved credit hours in ministry are required for a successful completion of this program. This study plan is designed for the pastoral ministry with an attempt to address all the fundamental and basic areas needed. The program is designed to equip the student to accept the necessity of continued study and growth. The focus of this planned study of the program is upon applied theology. Upon completion the student is awarded the Masters of Theology degree.  

Requirements:

  • Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Biblical Studies or Theology Degree

  • Must complete Advanced Pedagogy

  • Sufficient Leadership hours (Chapel Service)

  • One Thesis consisting of 10,000 words minimum (about 30 pages). 

  • Completion of all financial obligations with the BCCTI.