One Year Bible Diplomas Programs
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
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BiblicalTraining and Asbury Seminary have teamed up to create several one-year diploma programs. Our goal is to create an opportunity for you to study the Bible in a community and to grow in your biblical knowledge and confidence in Christ.
We are beginning in September of 2018 with two Diploma programs based on the Foundations classes, and one based on the Academy classes. A two-year Diploma program based on our seminary-level Institute classes will be available in 2019.
Here are the specifics of the programs, and you can download their catalogs or purchase print copies. (Not yet available)
The programs are designed for you to listen to the lectures on your own time, mull over the reflection questions, and then meet in your small group and/or with your mentor to process the information, focusing on what you are learning about God's and your own character, and then how to engage the data in your real life (download the study sheet).
|Foundations #1||Foundations #2||Academy||Institute|
|Courses||Foundations (OT/NT Survey)||Foundations (52 Stories)||5 core classes||12 core classes|
|Time requirement||3/week; 36 weeks||3/week; 36 weeks||5/week; 36 weeks|
|Homework||Quiz questions||Quiz questions||Quiz questions||Quiz questions|
|Catechism||Level 1||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Papers||Statement of Faith||Statement of Faith||1 paper per class
Statement of Faith
|1 paper per class
Statement of Faith
|Costs||$295 | $395 | $495||$295 | $395 | $495||$395 | $495 | $595||$2,995 (full mentored)|
You will submit three quiz questions per lesson that we can include in the lesson for future students. 1 question on the content (Learn), 1 on what you learn about the character of God, yourself, or others (Reflect), and 1 on how to apply the truths of the lesson (Engage).
The Diplomas are built around our biblical and theological catechisms. These are a list of 100 questions that you will answer as you work through the classes, culminating in your own Statement of Faith. The Catechism gives you structure as you attend the classes, and gives you a goal worth shooting for. You can download the blank catechisms ( Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 ).
Academic papers are written on key biblical and theological points, including your Statement of Faith.
Mentoring (Foundations and Academy) and Costs
We offer several methods of mentoring at three different price points (listed above).
- Independent. You work on your own and there are no mentoring services available.
- Church. We strongly recommend that you study in groups in your own church context. Our mentoring services are available if you have unanswered questions.
- BiblicalTraining. We can provide a fully-mentored level of support, which includes answering questions and encouraging you in your progress.
Okanagan is a fully accredited university in Canada that can issue credit for our classes at an affordable price. Please contacts them for details and pricing.
Our mentors are Ph.D. (or candidates) students who are anxious to work with others in the educational process. This is a two-year program that grants XX hours (semester) advanced standing.