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Academics

Practical Education – In distance education it can be more difficult for the student to develop practical abilities in preaching, teaching, counseling, evangelizing and in day-to-day living with brothers and sisters of their churches. Therefore, the College gives special attention to these aspects of the teaching. It makes use of video recording and similar resources and also depends much on the participation of the churches in the students' growth. A good part of the assignments that are given is directed to pastoral practice, such that the assignments can be used in the student's ministry. For instance, an exegesis assignment is given in such a way that the student can use this work for a Bible study in his church. For the teacher he presents both the technical work of exegesis and an exposition that can be used for his church.

Programs of Studies – The College offers the following programs of study:

  • Associate of Christian Studies (A.C.S. — 2 years)
  • Bachelor of Biblical Studies (B.B.S. — 4 years)
  • Bachelor of Christian Education (B.C.Ed. — 4 years)
  • Bachelor of Christian Studies (B.C.S. — 4 years)
  • Master of Biblical Studies (M.B.S. — 2 years)
  • Master of Christian Studies (M.C.S. — 2 years)
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div. — 3 years)

The College also offers a variety of certificate programs that each consist of 8 courses selected from the degree programs. At this point, not all of the courses for these programs are being offered. A Master of Theology (Th.M.) is planned for the future, as well.

Characteristics of the Teaching – The teaching is intensive and demands more of both the teacher and the student than does learning in a classroom. Our courses are offered according to the quarter system, in which each quarter consists of a ten-week term, and each course has 30 lessons and the academic value of 3 quarter credits. There are chat sessions and Internet discussion lists for the students and the teacher to discuss the material.

Curriculum – There are six departments:

  • Humanities
  • Biblical and Exegetical Studies
  • Systematic Theology
  • Practical and Professional
  • History
  • Education

The courses taught in our programs are those that typically are included in such programs of study in traditional seminaries in North America, as well as a program for Christian teachers.