PASTORS & MINISTERS
These courses build further upon the Certificate in Biblical Studies to give the student a deeper understanding of Biblical Theology, Christianity, and the Church. Graduates of this Program will be well equipped to enable them to be successful ministers in the Kingdom of God.
Students must have an Associate Level Certificate to enter the Program.
A total of 144 units are required to graduate the Program. (Includes units from Associate Level Certificate)
In order to be eligible for graduation from the Diploma in Ministry program, a transfer student must complete a MINIMUM of 18 units or 6 courses of REQUIRED courses from IIBT. Only units with a grade of "C" and above will be transferred from other educational institutions. Transferred units must be in courses that relate to IIBT's Diploma in Theology Program. For more information click here.
Students who apply themselves to the program coursework should be able to complete it within the two year period.
THE DIPLOMA IN Ministry COURSES
BNT - 321 Romans I (3 units)
A study of Paul’s letter to the Romans, chapters one through eight.
BNT - 311 Pauline Epistles I (3 units)
A study of Pauline Epistles from the Book of Galatians through II Thessalonians.
BNT - 422 Pauline Epistles II (3 units)
A study of I and II Corinthians, I and II Timothy, Titus and Philemon.
BOT- 444 Old Testament IV (Major Prophets) (3 units)
A study of the major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel.
BOT - 455 Old Testament V (Minor Prophets) (3 units)
A study of the minor Prophets: Hosea through Malachi.
BIBLICAL PRACTICAL APPLICATION
BPA - 360 Ethics and Excellence (3 units)
A study of the importance of ethics and excellence in the believer and ministry, including excerpts from the Old
& New Testament.
BPA - 333 Nature of Faith (3 units)
This course teaches about the God-kind of Faith.
BPA - 350 Integrity (3 units)
A look at integrity and the believer, stressing the importance of integrity in the believer’s life. Suggested text book
BPA - 230 Living Epistles (3 units)
This course teaches the believer how to walk with God without succumbing to the "little foxes" that seek to destroy the believer’s testimony.
BPR - 333 Bible Prophecy (3 units)
This course deals with the fundamentals of Biblical Prophecy and its interpretation.
BPR - 455 Revelation Encounter (3 units)
This course gives a solid introduction and overview of the contents the Book of Revelation.
BTH - 121 Systematic Theology I
An introduction to Systematic Theology, starting with Bibliology and Basic Theology.
BTH - 351 New Testament Church History (6 units)
A study of Early New Testament history and its impact on modern civilization.
BTH - 442 Spiritual Warfare II (3 units)
A continued study of Spiritual Warfare I with a focus on understanding the enemy and his tactics. Also, the power inherent within the New Testament believer.
BTH - 490 Blood Covenant (3 units)
An in-depth look at Blood Covenanting in the Bible with emphasis on the Blood Covenant of Jesus Christ.
BTH - 331 The Anointing (3 units)
A study on how to recognize, develop and release God’s resident anointing through the believer.
CCS - 211 Christian Counselling 200 (3 units)
This course introduces the Bible as the most valuable tool that can be used in Counseling.
MIS - 232 Biblical Foundations for World Missions (3 units)
History of Christian missions and the biblical foundation for world missions.
MIS - 340 Comparative Religions (1 unit)
A study of world religions including false cults in comparison to Christianity.
MIS - 230 World Geography (1 unit)
This is a study of global geography in relation to Missions.
CED - 220 American History (3 units) - For American Students
A study of the birth and development of America to the present day.
CED - 211 An Introduction to Christian Education (3 units) - For Non-American Students
An introduction to Christian Education - This course surveys the teaching methods of Jesus and demonstrates the need for Christian Education in the local Church.
ADM - 422 Leadership in Ministry II (3 units)
This course is a study in practical issues of Ministry, including why ministries fail, counseling, finances, and the dynamics of Christian maturity.
Ministry Practicum is volunteer ministry over the course of study. Students are REQUIRED to give an average of two (2) hours per week, or a minimum of 72 hours (over the time of the Program), of volunteer service to their local church or acceptable substitute within the Student's Program.
This Practicum is REQUIRED for ALL non-audit, non-doctoral candidates. The certificate/diploma students MUST COMPLETE this practicum requirement. Each practicum is worth 3 units)
The three major areas of practicum are as follows: (Student's may choose one)
Christian Service Practicum: Service in their church. ie; Usher, Praise and Worship, Sunday School, Youth, etc.
Christian Seminars Practicum: A paper written on a minimum of a 2 day Seminar/Conference.
Preaching/Teaching Practicum: Preaching or teaching is for practice in Homiletics
Note: 3 units are given to Pastors and full-time ministry people.
PROGRAM COMPLETION RESEARCH AND STUDY
At the completion of each program level, there is Program Completion Research & Study Project that is open book, without time limit, for the student to complete.