Certificate in Biblical Studies
This 15 unit Certificate in Biblical Studies is recommended for students who are seeking a sound, comprehensive understanding of the bible, including individual biblical books and biblical theological themes. You will receive a foundation in Old Testament and New Testament biblical studies. The curriculum reflects the theology of the Kingdom of God as the lens for studying the entire bible. Unlike the other certificates offered through VI, the Certificate of Biblical Studies focuses solely on understanding the Bible and does not include ministry courses or ministry service requirements. Because VI values spiritual formation as well as biblical learning, we include spiritual formation coursework for you with other requirements. This certificate can be accomplished completely online.
For the 15 Unit Certificate in Biblical Studies, here are the outlined requirements you need to graduate at this level. Based on your calling, the recommended elective courses may vary but the basic requirements are the same across all callings.
Total Units Required to Graduate: 15
Required Tracks - 15 Units
|The Kingdom of God Track - 5 Units|
|Story of the Kingdom||VIKTB-1000|
|Understanding the Kingdom||VIKTB-1006|
|Demonstrating the Kingdom||VIKTB-1200|
|Capstone: Kingdom of God||VICAP-1600|
|Old Testament Track – 5 Units|
|Choose 4 Courses + OT Capstone|
|Old Testament Theology||VIKTB-1190|
|Latter Prophets 1||VIKTB-1110|
|Latter Prophets 2||VIKTB-1115|
|Capstone: Old Testament (Required)|
|New Testament Track - 5 Units|
|Choose 4 Courses + NT Capstone|
|Matthew and Mark||VIKTB-1025|
|The Book of Hebrews||VIKTB-1050|
|General NT Letters||VIKTB-1045|
|Capstone: New Testament (Required)|
*These courses will be available starting Q1 2019.
We have designed a checklist that will help you lay out your course plan for the next 2 to 3 years so you can track your progress and know what classes you need to take next.
For Students starting Q4 2018 September: Certificate in Biblical Studies Certificate Checklist (pdf)
For Students who started courses prior to Q4 2018 September: Certificate in Biblical Studies Certificate Checklist (pdf)