Encounter: Certificate in Bible
One-Year Program (30 Credits)
Courses revolve around:
The Encounter program also provides an excellent on-ramp to other programs at Prairie College. Students who want to complete their study of the entire Bible can stay a second year and earn a Diploma in Bible or transfer to most of our 4-year degrees.
Encounter: In Depth
This foundational year of Bible is designed to immerse students in the Bible by integrating excellent classroom instruction with experiential application and spiritual reflection. Faculty will walk with you as you come to know Scripture in new and exciting ways, giving you the confidence to know what it says and view the world in light of it.
Through classes, experiences and Impact Groups, (small communities of discipleship) your faith will be strengthened for whatever is next. If you decide to continue at Prairie, this first year will transfer into most of Prairie's two and four-year degree programs.
All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.
Bible & Theology (18 credits)
Arts & Sciences (6 credits)
General Electives (6 credits)
Note: Students considering transferring into a bachelor's degree program should choose courses required for the BA program.
For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.
Carmen Imes Program Coordinator
For nearly 100 years, Prairie has been known for its focus on the Bible. Today Prairie offers more Bible courses in its core than almost any other college. Students have the opportunity for rigorous engagement with the entire Bible, paired with electives on a variety of related subjects.
If you are unsure about where God is calling you to invest your life, the Encounter program is a wonderful place to start. In just a year's time you'll encounter God through the Scriptures and gain a better sense for where you belong in his kingdom. If you sense a calling to academic ministry, Bible translation, or Bible teaching in the church, you may stick around for the 4-year degree. If not, you can jump into any of our other programs after your Encounter year. At Prairie we prepare you for a lifetime of study and a lifetime of service. We're eager to encounter the God of the Scriptures with you. Come join us!
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