Diploma in Bible
Two-Year Program (60 Credits)
In two years you’ll study the entire Bible in a way that’s designed to make the scriptures come alive through classroom instruction and spiritual reflection in community. Faculty will walk with you as you come to know the Living Word of God in fresh ways. You will grow in confidence as you come to know what the Bible teaches and how to view the world by its light. The Diploma in Bible is a valuable preparation for lay ministry or university studies, with introductory level biblical studies, theology, and humanities courses that will help you develop a solid Christian worldview.
The Diploma in Bible is also available by Distance Education.
Courses revolve around:
- Reading the entire biblical canon
- Developing a Christian worldview
- Thinking, writing, and leading well
- Competently interpret both testaments of Scripture in their literary, historical, and theological contexts.
- Articulate the relevance of the Bible for contemporary faith and practice.
- Develop theological discernment grounded in Scripture.
- Grow in maturity as a disciple of Jesus in community with other believers.
- Demonstrate basic thinking, research, and writing skills for college-level work.
All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.
Bible & Theology (30 credits)
NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
NT 351 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
OT 112 Reading the Torah
OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
OT 343 Reading the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
OT 453 Reading the Prophets
ST 100 The Christian Life
TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
TH 210 The God of the Gospel
Arts & Sciences (18 credits)
HF 111 Thinking & Writing
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
SS 261 Leadership Foundations
HF/SS electives (6 credits)
General Electives (12 credits)
Note: Students considering transferring into a BA program should use their electives for courses from that program.
For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.
If you sense a call to marketplace ministry or church ministry where a 4-year degree is not required, the Diploma in Bible is just the thing for you. In just two years' time you'll study through the entire Bible and gain a solid theological foundation for life and ministry. 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. 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!"