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 communicators of the fundamental teaching of the Bible. Students will be prepared to become active in Pastoral Ministry.
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 Pastoral Studies 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 PASTORAL STUDIES 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.
BNT - 341 Ephesians (3 units)
A practical study of the first three chapters of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus with emphasis on practical and spiritual application.
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 - 370 Homiletics (4 units)
A study on the art and skill of Biblical presentation and sermon building.
BPA - 333 Nature of Faith (3 units)
This course teaches about the God-kind of Faith.
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 - 250 Preparation for Ministry II (3 units)
A study of two basics of Christian preparation for ministry, including Motivation gifting and the ministry of helps.
BPA - 444 How to Grow in Faith (3 units)
This course teaches the believer to walk the path of genuine faith.
BPA - 460 Workings of the Five Fold Ministry (3 units)
A study of the call to a five-fold ministry office with an emphasis of fulfilling that call with excellence.
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 221 Systematic Theology II (3)
A continuation of Systematic Theology I, studying Angelology, Demonology, Anthropology and Christology.
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.
BPR - 333 Bible Prophecy (3 units)
This course deals with the fundamentals of Biblical Prophecy and its interpretation.
CCS - 101 Christian Counselling 100 (3 units)
This introductory course addresses the local Church, the Christian counselor, and the Christian community.
ADM - 311 Leadership in Ministry I (3 units)
A study in Ministerial leadership, including the responsibilities and obstacles of leadership, and learning the basic tenants of leadership
ADM - 430 Mentoring/Teaching (3 units)
This study looks at the avenues of promoting life-change through education in four forms.
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.