The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Foundation is a 21-credit program designed to provide a broad biblical foundation for those who have graduated from a secular college or university. The certificate applies biblical truths to the practical problems students face in life and ministry around the world. By providing an understanding of the Scriptures, systematic theology, church history, and spiritual formation, followed by the integration of this knowledge with modern strategies for ministry, the program seeks to provide the capabilities needed for ministry and personal growth. Evaluation skills, as well as effective written and verbal expression, are emphasized. The student is expected to attain comprehension of a foundational framework of biblical and theological truths, a commitment to a lifestyle based on Christian character and capabilities in research and communication that are critical in ministry.
The program seeks to attain three types of outcomes in the life of the student: academic, professional, and relational.
The certificate will give the student a practical and biblical worldview. This worldview will serve as a foundation for explaining and defending traditional evangelical doctrinal beliefs.
The student will develop skills in interpreting the Bible, using basic Bible study tools, applying and communicating biblical truth, and impacting others in the church and in the world.
The certificate will attempt to stimulate spiritual growth by providing opportunities for fellowship with God and humanity and through the integration of faith and practice.
Certificate Core Courses
|BI 5500 Hermeneutics||3|
|BI 5533 Old Testament History, Literature, and Theology||3|
|BI 5532 New Testament History, Literature, and Theology||3|
|HT 5500 Church History||3|
|SF 5506 Biblical Spiritual Formation||2|
|IL 5500 Biblical Spiritual Formation Lab||1|
|ST 5534 Systematic Christian Theology I||3|
|ST 5535 Systematic Christian Theology II||3|