Know How To Apply

  • Application Form: Complete and submit the application form.

  • Application Fee:  Mail in your application and fee. You may also contact the Admissions Department to pay the application fee by credit card.

  • Pastoral  Reference Form: A pastor or mature Christian adult leader from the church you attend who has had the opportunity to observe your spiritual life should complete this form. The person should have known you for at least six months and not be a relative. Please have them fill out this form and mail to Legacy Bible College. If you don’t have a Pastoral Reference you will need to schedule an interview with the Dean of Students.

Application Form: Complete and submit the application form.

Application Fee: Mail in your application and fee. You may also contact the Admissions Department to pay the application fee by credit card.

Transcripts: Request that high school and/or college transcripts be sent. We provide the above form as a courtesy to help you request transcripts. Official high school transcripts are required of all certificate applicants that are first time college students.

Pastoral Reference Form: A pastor or mature Christian adult leader from the church you attend who has had the opportunity to observe your spiritual life should complete this form. The person should have known you for at least six months and not be a relative. Please have them fill out this form and mail to Legacy Bible College. If you don’t have a Pastoral Reference you will need to schedule an interview with the Dean of Students.

Courses Overview

Certificate of Biblical Studies

The Certificate of Biblical Studies program is a one year program that surveys Christian doctrines and the entire Bible. The program is a non-degree program that encompasses the following eight courses. No prerequisites are required.

i. Introduction to Christian Doctrine

ii. Historical Books

iii. The Writings

iiii. The Prophets

v. Synoptic Gospels

vi. Johannine Literature

vii. Pauline Epistles

viii. General Epistles

Graduate Certificate in Biblical Languages

The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Languages is designed for students holding a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and desiring to learn the biblical languages. This is designed to be a two year program, requiring 15 credit hours. The student is required to complete the following courses:

i. Hebrew 1

ii. Hebrew 2

iii. Greek 1

iiii. Greek 2

Master of Religion with an emphasis in Biblical Studies

The Master of Religion with an emphasis in Biblical Studies is designed for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and desire concentrated instruction in the Bible and Biblical languages as preparation for Christian ministry. This program requires the student to complete 48 credit hours of work. The final 24 credit hours must be completed at Legacy Bible College. Additionally, students are required to complete a Field Education requirement of church-related ministry each semester. This requirement is equivalent to two (2) units and is applied toward graduation.

 FallSpring
Year 1HermeneuticsNew Testament Survey
 Greek 1Greek 3: Exegesis
 Greek 2Apologetics
 Old Testament SurveyChurch History
Year 2Systematic Theology ITheological Method
 Hebrew 1Hebrew 3: Exegesis
 Hebrew 2Expository Preaching
 Systematic Theology IIEschatology

Master of Religion with an emphasis in Christian Education

The Master of Religion with an emphasis in Christian Education is designed for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and desire a specialty in Christian Education. This degree program requires the student to complete 48 credit hours of work, with the final 24 credit hours completed at Legacy Bible College. Additionally, students are required to complete a Field Education requirement of church-related ministry each semester. This requirement is equivalent to two (2) units and is applied toward graduation.

 FallSpring
Year 1HermeneuticsNew Testament Survey
 Counseling/Conflict ResolutionIntroduction to Youth Ministry
 Church AdministrationApologetics
 OT SurveyChurch History
Year 2Systematic Theology IPrinciples of Discipleship
 Teaching Ministry of the ChurchLifespan Development
 Introduction to Children’s MinistryExpository Preaching
 Systematic Theology IIFamily Ministry

Master of Religion with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry

The Master of Religion with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry is designed for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and desire to enter pastoral ministry. This degree program requires the student to complete 48 credit hours, the final 24 of which must be completed at Legacy Bible College. Additionally, students are required to complete a Field Education requirement of church-related ministry each semester. This requirement is equivalent to two (2) units and is applied toward graduation.

 FallSpring
Year 1HermeneuticsNew Testament Survey
 Counseling/Conflict ResolutionPastoral Ministry
 Church AdministrationApologetics
 OT SurveyChurch History
Year 2Systematic Theology IPrinciples of Discipleship
 Teaching Ministry of the ChurchMissions
 EvangelismExpository Preaching
 Systematic Theology IIFamily Ministry

 Master of Religion with an emphasis in Theological Studies

The Master of Religion with an emphasis in Theology is designed for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and desire concentrated instruction in Biblical and theological studies as preparation for Christian ministry. This degree program requires the student to complete 48 credit hours, the final 24 credit hours of which must be completed at Legacy Bible College. Additionally, students are required to complete a Field Education requirement of church-related ministry each semester. This requirement is equivalent to two (2) units and is applied toward graduation.

 FallSpring
Year 1HermeneuticsNew Testament Survey
 Biblical Theology of the New TestamentWorldview
 GenesisApologetics
 OT SurveyChurch History
Year 2Systematic Theology ITheological Method
 EthicsScience and the Bible
 Systematic Theology IIExpository Preaching
 BibliologyEschatology

Teaching Schedule

SemesterBlock6:00 – 7:50 Time Slot8:10 – 10:00 Time Slot
    
Odd Years
    
FallAHermeneuticsBiblical Theology of NT
   Counseling
   Greek I
 BChurch AdministrationOld Testament Survey
  Genesis 
  Greek II 
    
SpringANew Testament SurveyGreek III (Exegesis)
   Intro to Youth Ministry
   Pastoral Ministry
   World Religions
    
 BApologeticsChurch History
    
Even Years
    
FallASystematic Theology IEthics
   Hebrew I
   Teaching Ministry of the Church
    
 BBibliologySystematic Theology II
  Evangelism 
  Hebrew II 
  Introduction to Children’s Ministry 
    
SpringAPrinciples of DiscipleshipHebrew III (Exegesis)
  Theological MethodLifespan Development
        Missions
        Science and the Bible
    
 BExpository PreachingEschatology
   Family Ministry

Course Descriptions

Certificate of Biblical Studies

  • CBS010 Introduction to Christian Doctrine This course is an overview of fundamental Christian doctrines, including the doctrine of the Trinity, Christ, sin, salvation, and the end times.
  • CBS020 Historical Books This course surveys the history and message of the historical books of the Old Testament (Genesis through Nehemiah).
  • CBS030 The Writings This course is a survey of the Old Testament books referred to in the Hebrew Bible as “The Writings.” The books encompassed are Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs.
  • CBS040 The Prophets This course is a survey of the historical context and message of the various the Old Testament prophetic books.
  • CBS050 Synoptic Gospels This course is a survey of the life and ministry of Christ as presented in the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
  • CBS060 Johannine Literature This course surveys the historical context and message of the books of the Johannine corpus (the Gospel of John; the epistles of John, and Revelation).
  • CBS070 Pauline Epistles This course is a survey of the historical context and message of the epistles of the Apostle Paul, and of the book of Acts.
  • CBS080 General Epistles This course is a survey of the books of Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, and Jude.

 

Christian Education

  • CED610 Introduction to Youth Ministry (3 Credit Hours) This course examines the underlying philosophy to youth ministry and addresses concerns of strategy, goal-setting, methodologies, and administration of the program.
  • CED657 Teaching Ministry of the Church (3 Credit Hours) This course explores the essential elements and goals of the teaching ministry of the local church. Its focus is on practical leadership skills which aid church leaders in developing an effective teaching ministry in the church.
  • CED658 Family Ministry (3 Credit Hours) This course surveys the ministries of the church according to the unique needs of differing age groups. Topics include Youth, Preschool, Senior Adult, Men’s, Women’s, and Weekday ministries.
  • CED721 Effective Bible Teaching (3 Credit Hours) This course equips students with methods and principles in teaching different types of Bible books, including interpretation and the unity of the scriptures.
  • CED523 Introduction to Children’s Ministry (3 Credit Hours) This course is an examination of the underlying philosophy to children’s ministry and addresses concerns of strategy, goal-setting, methodologies, and administration of the program.
  • CED767 Principles of Discipleship (3 Credit Hours) This course offers an in-depth study of means and methods whereby believers grow in spiritual maturity. Attention will be given to spiritual disciplines and the work of the discipler.

Church Management and Administration

  • MGT558 Church Administration (3 Credit Hours) A course designed to acquaint the student with the organization and administration of the local church, responsibilities of the pastor, and techniques for improving pastoral skills.
  • MGT712 Managing Conflict (3 Credit Hours) To analyze and apply conflict management concepts, principles, strategies and techniques to the ministry of the local church or business. Emphasis will be put on biblical approaches to conflict resolution.

Evangelism

  • EVG500 Personal Evangelism (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of personal witnessing and various methods of presenting the claims of Christ. Attention is given to the meaning and theology of personal evangelism and the methodologies in effective personal evangelism today.
  • EVG600 Principles and Methods of Missions (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of the history of Christian Mission with an evaluation of twentieth-century missiological thought and practice. Special attention is given to the interaction of culture and missions.

Greek

  • GRK501 Greek 1 (3 Credit Hours) This course studies of the morphology of  koine Greek parts of speech, with special attention to the basic forms of nouns, adjectives, the inflection of simple indicative verbs, and the rudiments of Greek syntax.
  • GRK502 Greek 2 (3 Credit Hours) This course completes the study of koine Greek nouns, verbs, and syntax using selected readings from the New Testament. Prerequisite: GRK501.
  • GRK601 Greek 3 (3 Credit Hours) This course continues the study of koine Greek with an emphasis on exegesis. Prerequisite: GRK502.

Hebrew

  • HEB501 Hebrew 1 (3 Credit Hours) A study of the language in which the Old Testament was written with special attention to the basic forms of nouns, adjectives, the inflection of simple indicative verbs, and the rudiments of Hebrew syntax.
  • HEB502 Hebrew 2 (3 Credit Hours) This course continues the study of Hebrew nouns, verbs, and syntax using selected readings from the Old Testament. Prerequisite: HEB501.
  • HEB601 Hebrew 3 (3 Credit Hours) This course continues the study of Hebrew nouns, verbs, and syntax with an emphasis on the exegesis of Old Testament texts. Prerequisite: HEB502.

Homiletics

  • HOM646 Expository Preaching (3 Credit Hours) A study of the techniques of biblical exegesis for the pulpit. Students will receive guided experience in expository sermon preparation.
  • HOM652 Evangelistic Preaching (3 Credit Hours) A course designed to teach persuasive preaching by investigating the theology, motives, and methods of proclaiming the Gospel to non-Christians. Consideration is given to the special problems of sermon composition related to evangelistic preaching.

Pastoral Ministry

  • MIN500 Pastoral Ministry (3 Credit Hours) This course examines the skills needed to lead in the office of pastor. Topics include conducting worship services, mid-week activities, Lord’s Supper and baptism.
  • MIN520 Pastoral Counseling (3 Credit Hours) This course introduces basic counseling techniques and methods for helping people to apply scripture to solve relational and emotional problems.
  • MIN620 Counseling and Conflict Resolution (3 Credit Hours) Students will study Biblical Counseling as is applies to specific areas such as family problems, serious illness and death. Particular attention will be placed on resolving conflict between individuals and within the church.
  • MIN661 Marriage and Family Counseling (3 Credit Hours) Students will study counseling situations such as pre- marital counseling and family counseling and how to minister from a Biblical viewpoint.

New Testament Bible

  • NTB600 New Testament Survey (3 Credit Hours) This course is an introductory survey of the New Testament and covers the life and ministry of Christ, apostolic history, New Testament literature, principal critical issues, and the unity and diversity of New Testament theology.  Particular attention is given to the background, analysis, and content of each book.
  • NTB603 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3 Credit Hours) This course surveys Jesus’ earthly life, ministry and teachings with emphasis on the most significant events as they relate to the redemptive plan of God.
  • NTB631 Biblical Theology of the New Testament (3 Credit Hours) This course summarizes the distinctive themes within the Pauline literature, Johanine literature, Petrine literature, and the General Epistles. Attention is given to the various ways that these themes both fulfill and expand upon their Old Testament counterparts, thus demonstrating the unity of the whole Bible.
  • NTB710 Romans (3 Credit Hours) This course is an exegesis of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Emphasis will be placed on Soteriology and Jesus as the fulfillment of the Law. Theological and literary topics will be examined.
  • NTB715 Hebrews (3 Credit Hours) This course is an exegesis of the Letter to the Hebrews. Emphasis will be put on Jesus as the fulfillment of Judaism. Theological and literary topics will be examined.

Old Testament Bible

  • OTB600 Old Testament Survey (3 Credit Hours) This course surveys the literature of the Old Testament, the history of Israel, critical issues of Old Testament formation, method in Old Testament study, and the theology of the Old Testament.
  • OTB610 Genesis (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study and examination of the book of Genesis with particular emphasis on the major themes and events: creation, the flood, patriarchal narratives, and the Abrahamic Covenant. Attention will be given to significant historical and cultural issues as well as archaeological evidence relative to the time period. Examination of important theological concepts such as “covenant” and “election” will also be included.
  • OTB620 The Mosaic Law (3 Credit Hours) This course is a systematic study of the Mosaic Law. Its emphasis is on the intricate ways that its component parts (legal codes, priestly codes, and cultic codes) worked synergistically to mold national Israel into a community that was dedicated to the worship and proclamation of its God.
  • OTB674 Biblical Theology of the Old Testament (3 Credit Hours) This course traces the God’s progressive self-revelation across the pages of the Old Testament. Emphasis is given to the development in time of key doctrines and theological themes in the Old Testament era, and the relationship of these doctrines and themes to the New Testament.

Theology

  • THE500 Church History (3 Credit Hours) This course surveys church history from the apostolic era to the modern. Particular emphasis will be given to the Patriarchal and Reformation eras due to their significance to contemporary Christianity.
  • THE520 Systematic Theology 1 (3 Credit Hours) This course is the first of a two-part series that explores the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith. Its approach is characterized by a combination of theological prolegomena, and of historical, exegetical and apologetic studies, to explain what the Bible says about and the major doctrines of Theology Proper, Bibliology, Christology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology.
  • THE521 Systematic Theology 2 (3 Credit Hours) This course is the second of a two-part series that explores the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith. It is characterized by a combination of historical, exegetical, and apologetic studies to explain what the Bible says about the major doctrines of Pneumatology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology.
  • THE540 Bibliology (3 Credit Hours) This course examines the doctrine of divine revelation through nature, conscience, and scripture. Emphasis is given to the nature and unity of the Bible as the ultimate source of divine special revelation. Biblical inerrancy and infallibility is defined, explained, and defended against its modern critics. Prerequisite: THE520.
  • THE590 Eschatology (3 Credit Hours) This course critically examines the claims and biblical support for competing Christian eschatological models. Particular emphasis is placed on competing understandings of the nature and timing of the Second Coming of Christ, and of the millennium.
  • THE602 Hermeneutics (3 Credit Hours) This course examines the principles and practice of biblical exegesis and interpretation. Attention is given to the primary tools of biblical exegesis as employed by the grammatico-historical approach to biblical interpretation. Hermeneutical strategies will be used to interpret various literary genres, analyze structural relationships, perform word studies, and develop principles for accurate practical application.
  • THE610 Theological Method (3 Credit Hours) This course examines the problem of deriving theology from Scripture. Competing models and methods will be explored, with particular attention given to the problem of enculturation and the difficulty of isolating timeless truths from Scripture.
  • THE620 Apologetics (3 Credit Hours) This course examines the most frequently raised objections to and questions about the Christian faith. A critical analysis will be made of the methodology in apologetics and effective responses to objections and counter-claimants to truth.
  • THE742 Major World Religions (3 Credit Hours) This course introduces students to the world’s major religions with particular emphasis on those practiced in North America. The origins and development, doctrine, rituals, institutions and cultural expressions of each will be explored. Special attention will be given to Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Common themes of human experience, the sacred texts and locations, evil and suffering, love and compassion, wisdom and justice, death and deliverance will be explored.
  • THE750 Ethics (3 Credit Hours) This course is an examination of how Christian ethics moves from biblical and systematic theology to moral theology and how theological commitments (e.g., theology proper, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, pneumatology, ecclesiology) structure and govern moral reflection. It explores the application of a robust, moral-theological framework to issues of contemporary personal, pastoral, and societal importance. Prerequisite: THE520.
  • THE780 Science and the Bible (3 Credit Hours) This course examines competing models of the relationship between God’s providence and natural processes. Particular emphasis is placed on the question of the possibility and limits of cooperation between science and scripture.