spring course schedule

We offer courses at our Poway, California campus and distance learning options.  Our correspondence classes provide structured biblical study that is accessible anytime.  The nature of the content and faculty interaction is similar to the classroom experience with assignments that are distributed via email.  Correspondence courses are a convenient and flexible alternative.  ​


Spring Term Courses at our Poway Campus

P301 Homiletics (3 Units)

This is the study of the technical preparation and delivery of sermons; including how to analyze and solve the problems involved in the systematic presentation of Christian truth.  The basic construct will be emphasized in conjunction with expository preaching.

P401 Public Speaking (3 Units)

Provides instruction in the fundamentals associated with presentation preparation and delivery for practical application in the ministry of preaching and teaching in the local church.  The course covers organization of materials, outlining, attention devices and delivery in various forms; affords practice speaking in front of an audience.   

B118 General Epistles (3 Units)

The course covers the books of James, Peter and Jude.  The themes of practical religion, brotherly love, Divine and Christian fellowship are emphasized and the vision of the local Church. 

M304 Cults (3 Units)

This course will cover information that every Christian worker should know concerning error in such movements as Christian Science, Jehovah's Witness, Mormonism, etc.  Emphasis is on the truth of Scripture; this is not a comparative religions or world religions course.

P306 Leadership(3 Units)

Practical guidance in the selection of Godly leadership for the local church at several levels, including discussion of typical leadership training programs and local church governmental styles.

T401 Eschatology* (3 Units)

This course covers the events surrounding Christ's second coming and "end times".  Alternative interpretations will be discussed, but the class is presented from an amillennial perspective.

B119  Synoptic Gospel, Luke (3 Units)

The gospel is taught with emphasis on the life and teachings of Christ.

T303 Theology III* (3 Units)

This is the third part of a three part comprehensive study of Biblical Theology.  It covers various subjects including the authority of Scripture, Revelation, Eschatology, Anthropology, Christology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Missiology and Ecclesiology.

M401 History of Missions (2 Units)

A comprehensive overview of the development and expansion of Christian missions from the early Church to the present.

PM501 Biblical Stewardship (2 Units)

This class covers the Christian principles regarding wise stewardship of material resources.  Coursework includes such topics as budgeting, tithing, investments and personal economics.


Spring Term Correspondence Courses
D520 The Cross (2 Units)

The centrality of the cross in the preaching of the Gospel and in the life of the Church is discussed in this class.

B504 Nehemiah (2 Units)

Nehemiah is considered in its historical context and as an example of administration in the Church.


​* signifies that this is an advanced course, prerequisites or permission of Dean required 


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Berean Bible College is not presently enabled to accept F1 Visa students for enrollment in campus based programs. 

Credit Program

Berean Bible College offers a comprehensive curriculum aligned with vocational majors.  Students pursuing certificates or degrees must enroll as Credit Students and complete the prescribed courses required for graduation and pass them with a grade of C- or better.


Audit Program

Students who desire to take classes to grow spiritually without earning credits towards a degree or certificate may audit a class.  Whether or not a student will take the class for credit or under the audit program must be determined prior to the registration deadline, (generally aligned with the second week of the session).  Only classes taken for credit are recognized towards a certificate or degree.

FIRST YEAR PROGRAM
Old Testament Survey I, II, III - 9 units
Pauline Epistles I, II - 6 units
Synoptic Gospel - 3 units
Church History I, II - 6 units
General Epistles - 3 units
Library Research - 2 units
First Principles - 2 units
History of Missions - 2 units
Elective Courses - 6 units

Total First Year Units = 39


SECOND YEAR PROGRAM
New Testament Survey I, II, III - 9 units
Pneumatology - 3 units
Hermeneutics - 3 units
Psalms - 3 units
Self-Confrontation I, II - 6 units
Isaiah - 3 units
Personal Evangelism - 2 units
Romans - 2 units
Hebrews - 2 units
Elective Courses - 6 units

Total Second Year Units = 39






 

biblical education training in Christian service  ​​

Class Sequences 

The following schedules are given to show the development of a full four-year program and the progressive sequence of studies offered.  Berean Bible College may offer courses on alternate years or as needed.  A scheduled class may be withdrawn if the demand is not sufficient.

Vocation Objectives

Ministerial
This major is designed to furnish the student with knowledge of the Bible and to prepare individuals for full-time service as a pastor or an evangelist. Training includes preparation in such basic functions of the ministry as homiletics, exegesis, evangelism, pastoral counseling, church administration, conducting various types of worship services, and business meetings.


Missionary
This course major is designed to furnish the student with knowledge of the Bible and prepare the individual for full time service in the mission field.  It is similar to the Ministerial course except that it is intended to prepare students for service in missions, both at home and abroad.  Special emphasis is placed on practical training on how to establish indigenous churches.


Christian Education
This course major is designed to furnish the student with knowledge of the Bible, basic Christian Education principles and to prepare the individual for full-time service in the Christian Education program of a local church as an educational director and other related areas.


Biblical Counseling
This course major is designed to furnish the student with knowledge of the Bible, as well as presuppositions and methods of consistent Biblical counseling.  The student will be trained to view problems in life from God's perspective and will be encouraged to develop a methodology for change, which is in harmony with the Scriptures.

THIRD YEAR PROGRAM
Theology I, II, III - 9 units
Johannine Writings - 3 units
Wisdom Literature - 3 units
Leadership - 3 units
Creation Science Research - 2 units
Marriage and Family - 2 units
Grace, The Making of Character - 2 units
Major Courses - 9 units
Elective Courses - 6 units

Total Third Year Units = 39


FOURTH YEAR PROGRAM
Greek I, II, III - 9 units
Apologetics - 3 units
Revelation - 3 units
Daniel - 3 units
Eschatology - 3 units
Thesis (or Student Teaching) - 2 units
Field Education - 2 units
Practical Ministry - 2 units
Major Courses - 6 units
Elective Courses - 6 units

Total Fourth Year Units = 39