Comprehensive Certificate in Biblical Studies

The Comprehensive Certificate in Biblical Studies is designed to fully equip students to serve God in ministry or simply give them a robust biblical foundation for life and godliness.

The Collaborative Certificate Program

The Comprehensive Certificate in Biblical Studies program is a multi-institutional Collaborative Certificate Program (CCP). Students in the program take some of the required certificate program courses through Austin Bible Institute and others from different approved and highly recommended institutions of higher education to complete the certificate program requirements and receive their certificate from Austin Bible Institute. The CCP model ensures that students receive a high-quality education from various great institutions in a way that allows these institutions to collaborate in a unique way to equip students. Students take courses from these approved institutions and then transfer credits to Austin Bible Institute. Courses from approved institutions may be taken online or in person if possible. There will always be an online option for taking all required courses to ensure that students can complete the program requirements from anywhere in the world.

Year 1, Semester 1

THEO 206 Spiritual Formation

THEO 208 Experiencing the God of the Bible

BIBL 101 Hermeneutics (Bible Study Methods)

MINS 205 Following the H.S. into Disciplemaking



Year 1, Semester 2

BIBL 104 Old Testament Survey

CARE 201 Effective Orphan Care I

SOSC 209 Peacemaking & Conflict Resolution

COMM120 Internet Communication



Year 1, Summer

BIBL 105 New Testament Survey

THEO 301 Systematic Theology I

THEO 220 Life & Godliness

Year 2, Semester 1

THEO 310 Apologetics

THEO 302 Systematic Theology II

BIBL 350 Life of Christ

MINS 300 Spiritual Counseling

MINS 304 Principles of Leadership


Year 2, Semester 2

BIBL 410 Acts

SOSC 207 Principles of Interpersonal Relationships

THEO 418 History of Christian Revivals

BIBL415 John

THEO 315 Theological Issues in the Church


Year 2, Summer

BIBL 445 Romans

CARE 310 Effective Orphan Care II

MINS 320 Partner Raising: Fundraising for Nonprofit Ministry


BIBL 340 OT & NT Backgrounds

MINS 310 Growing Your Organization

MINS 306 Spiritual Leadership

MINS 308 Leadership in Organizations

MINS 420 Governance of Nonprofit Organizations

MINS 421 Financial Mgt. of Nonprofit Organizations

CARE 401 Child Rearing: Principles and Applications

THEO 460 Church History