Academics

Victorious Living Bible Institute offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate and graduate degrees through onsite, online and correspondence programs.

 

Current Programs of Study and Degree Completion Plans: 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Certificate in Christian Ministry

Prerequisite: None. 

The Certificate in Christian Ministry (CCM) is a 12-credit hour academic program. This certificate program is specifically designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of theology. Through four fundamental courses, you will dig deeper into the Old and New Testaments with special emphasis on key chapters, important persons, places, and events.

With courses in Evangelism and Christian Bible Study Methods, you will be prepared to help meet the needs of various groups within your church or ministry. Whether you are seeking to grow in your current role or explore other areas of ministry, our Christian Ministry certification program will equip you with the knowledge and training you need to be a success.

Course credits may transfer to a undergraduate degree program at Victorious Living Bible Institute. Click for course descriptions

BI101

Old Testament Survey

3 Credit Hours

BI102

New Testament Survey

3 Credit Hours

EVAN101

Leaven-Like Evangelism

3 Credit Hours

BPA211

Creative Bible Study Methods

3 Credit Hours

CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (12 Credit Hours/4 Courses) - $500.00   

 

Certificate in Christian Leadership

Prerequisite: High School Diploma or Equivalent

The Certificate in Christian Leadership (C.C.L.) is a 18 credit hour academic program. The certificate provides advanced training in leadership for current and future pastors, ministry leaders in churches, managers in Christian organizations, business-as-mission entrepreneurs, missionaries, teachers, and administrators.

This program welcomes students, with or without ministry experience, who are interested in leadership and desire to sharpen their skills and make a significant impact for Christ and His kingdom around the world. 

Course credits may transfer to a undergraduate degree program at Victorious Living Bible Institute. Click for course descriptions.

Elective: EVAN101 - Leaven Like Evangelism 

LEAD210

Leadership

3 Credit Hours

BPA360

Ethics and Excellence

3 Credit Hours

BPA261

The Local Church

3 Credit Hours

CED112

Biblical Management Principles

3 Credit Hours

MIS340

Church Planting

3 Credit Hours

GBTH500 Pastoral Ministry 

3 Credit Hours

CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (18 Credit Hours/6 Courses) - $1,200.00 

 

BIBLE DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Bible Diploma in Christian Ministry

Prerequisite: None

The Bible Diploma in Christian Ministry (BDCM) is a 24-credit hour academic program. This diploma program is specifically designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of theology. Through eight fundamental courses, you will dig deeper into the Old and New Testaments with special emphasis on key chapters, important persons, places, and events.

With courses in Evangelism, Leadership, Biblical Management Principles, and Introduction to Christian Counseling, you will be prepared to help meet the needs of various groups within your church or ministry. Whether you are seeking to grow in your current role or explore other areas of ministry, our Christian Ministry diploma program will equip you with the knowledge and training you need to be a success.

Course credits may transfer to a undergraduate degree program at Victorious Living Bible Institute. Click for course descriptions

BI101  

Old Testament Survey

3 Credit Hours

BI102

New Testament Survey

3 Credit Hours

BPA211

Creative Bible Study Methods

3 Credit Hours

RS100

Power Principles

3 Credit Hours

EVAN101

Leaven-Like Evangelism

3 Credit Hours

LEAD210

Leadership

3 Credit Hours

CED112

Biblical Management Principles 

3 Credit Hours

CC101

Introduction to Christian Counseling

3 Credit Hours

BIBLE DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (24 Credit Hours/8 Courses) - $1,000.00   

 

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

Prerequisite: A High School Diploma or GED is required and should be completed before beginning college courses. Twenty courses are required for a total of 60 credit hours to attain an Associate Degree.

VLBI's Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies (A.A.B.S.) is a two-year degree program that will provide you with a foundation for various ministry and missions positions or personal spiritual development. The curriculum emphasizes Christian values as part of every course. A key focus is developing a Christ-centered character that is visible through servanthood to God and others. Click for course descriptions

BI101

Old Testament Survey

3 Credit Hours

BI102

New Testament Survey

3 Credit Hours

RS100 Power Principles  3 Credit Hours

EVAN101

Leaven-Like Evangelism

3 Credit Hours

CED112

Biblical Management Principles 

3 Credit Hours

CC101 Introduction to Christian Counseling

3 Credit Hours

BTH106

Basic Doctrines I

3 Credit Hours

BTH107

Basic Doctrines II

3 Credit Hours

CED101 Teaching Tactics

3 Credit Hours

RS110

Strategic Spiritual Warfare

3 Credit Hours

BPA111

Foundations of Faith

3 Credit Hours

RS111

Kingdom Living

3 Credit Hours

BPA112

Developing Intimacy with God

3 Credit Hours

BPA132

Intercessory Prayer

3 Credit Hours

BI201

The Gospel of John

3 Credit Hours

RS205

Knowing God's Voice

3 Credit Hours

LEAD210

Leadership

3 Credit Hours

BPA211

Creative Bible Study Methods

3 Credit Hours

RS211

History of Christianity

3 Credit Hours

BPA261

Local Church

3 Credit Hours

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (60 Credit Hours) - $2,500.00

Courses are subject to change at the suggestion of your academic advisor.  

 

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Prerequisites: An earned Associate Degree from an accredited College, Institute, University or Seminary. A transcript from college/colleges where degree/degrees were conferred are required. An earned Associate Degree (60 credit hours) from an accredited school is required, in addition to successful completion of the B.A. (60 credit hours), to complete the total 120 credit hours necessary for a Bachelor's Degree to be conferred by VLBI. 

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (B.A.) degree program will equip you to interpret the Bible for yourself and others. Your ability to understand and apply the Bible will be enhanced through historical and contextual exploration of scripture. This degree is available in a traditional classroom setting, as well as online. The online biblical studies degree option gives you the flexibility of completing assignments on your schedule.

The goal for graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biblical Studies degree program is not to master the Bible, but rather to be mastered by the Bible and to be servants of God to those with whom you come in contact. This degree not only allows you to understand and study the Bible, but it also provides a foundation for various ministry positions, missions, and/or for personal spiritual development. Click for course descriptions

BTH121 Systematic Theology I

3 Credit Hours

BS200

Bible History I

3 Credit Hours

BS201

Bible History II

3 Credit Hours

BPR201

Prophecy

3 Credit Hours

CHR201

Christian Worldview

3 Credit Hours

LEAD201

Leader Strong Churches

3 Credit Hours

RS201

Church History I

3 Credit Hours

RS202 Church History II

3 Credit Hours

BTH221

Systematic Theology II

3 Credit Hours

BTH300

God's Kingdom Principles 

3 Credit Hours

CC301

Christian Home

3 Credit Hours

BPA310

Discipleship

3 Credit Hours

BNT321

Romans I

3 Credit Hours

BNT332

Romans II

3 Credit Hours

BPA360

Ethics and Excellence 

3 Credit Hours

BPA370

Homiletics I

3 Credit Hours

BPA371

Homiletics II - Speech Communications

3 Credit Hours

BTH425

Bible Theology 

3 Credit Hours

RS439

Pneumatology 

3 Credit Hours

BTH460

Interpreting the Scriptures: Hermeneutics

3 Credit Hours

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (60 Credit Hours) - $3,500.00

An earned Associates Degree (60 credit hours) from an accredited school is required, along with successful completion of the B.A. (60 credit hours), to complete the total 120 credit hours necessary for the Bachelors degree to be conferred by VLBI. Courses are subject to change at the suggestion of your academic advisor.

 

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

Prerequisites: A Earned Bachelor's Degree

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership is a unique multidisciplinary program designed for those who desire to lead as Christians across a variety of church, ministry, and other settings. The masters in Christian leadership degree program equips you academically, spiritually, and professionally to navigate the challenges of 21st century leadership.

Enhance your administrative skills and knowledge. Transform your church or local community by developing effectiveness as a corporate or community leader. Enroll into the Christian Bible Institute & Seminary and learn the Christian leadership development practices necessary to guide others with wisdom in church and community contexts.

BPA240                    

   Preparation for Ministry I

3 Credit Hours

BPA250                      

   Preparation for Ministry II

3 Credit Hours

BPA460                      

   Workings of the Five-fold Ministry

3 Credit Hours

GBTH 560            

   Graduate Hermeneutics

3 Credit Hours

GBTH570                   

   Understanding and Ministering in the Anointing

3 Credit Hours

CED211                      

   An Introduction to Christian Education

3 Credit Hours

GCED610                   

  The Importance of Christian Education

3 Credit Hours

GBPA520                   

  Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

3 Credit Hours

GADM651                  

  Building Strong Leaders

3 Credit Hours

GADM510                  

  Principles of Leadership

3 Credit Hours

BPA360                  

  Ethics and Excellence

3 Credit Hours

GBPA650                   

  Integrity

3 Credit Hours

THE412                      

  Thesis

3 Credit Hours

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership: (42 Credit Hours) - $5,600