Bible Teaching Certificate (BTC)

Offered at all five campuses.


The Bible Teaching Certificate is designed to give students greater insight into the content and message of the Bible and ways of presenting the Bible more effectively in various avenues of teaching: Bible Studies, Sunday School, Home Groups, or Personal Discipleship. The certificate is specifically designed to provide the following:
  • an introduction to the study of the Old and New Testaments--the backgrounds, content, literature, exegesis, and theology;
  • practical skills and tools to teach the Bible with power and effectiveness.

Entrance Requirements

Students must complete Seminary entry requirements as Special Students. This Certificate must be earned as a skill set without degree. Students already in a degree program are ineligible to receive this Certificate. The courses in the Certificate may be applied to another degree upon admission to a particular program.

Vocational Roles

The program is designed for Sunday School teachers, lay ministry leaders, and other persons interested in advancing their knowledge of the Bible and skill in presenting it.

Course Requirements

Course Title Course # Hours
Old Testament Introduction I S1112 3
Old Testament Introduction II S1113 3
New Testament Introduction I S1312 3
New Testament Introduction II S1313 3
Principles and Approaches to Bible Teaching E1113 3

Completion Requirements

The Bible Teaching Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the required 15 credit hours.