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Center for Biblical Studies
1560 Capital Circle NW Suite 6
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-3180
You are invited to participate in the Center's classes or workshops for personal growth (audit) or for a certificate in your area of interest. Each program allows maximum flexibility to meet your personal and ministry goals. Individual classes, content clusters, certificates, and continuing education programs are
offered to the student who is motivated
to attend and participate without completing college requirements.
Courses taken for personal growth (audit) do not require assignments such as extra reading, written reports or research. For the serious student who seeks excellence, but not college credit, and who wishes to participate in class as requested by the Instructor (80% attendance required), the following are offered:
Individual Courses & Certificate Programs:
Students may take one or more units without applying for or working toward a specific certificate or credential. These units may be utilized at a later date if appropriate to the student's goal. If the student has possible plans to work toward ordination, a certificate or other credential, it will be to the student's advantage to meet with one of the Center's counselors to be sure all study efforts lead in the direction of his or her personal and ministry goals.
One semester unit is given for every 15 class/contact hours. Students who attend less than 80% of a class will be automatically dropped from that class. Classes taken for credit may be converted to audit or continuing education units; however units may not be converted to college credit. Students may take up to 9 semester hours before being required to meet with our Training Director. and create a formal plan of study.
The Center offers a collection of focused studies that lead to a certificate of completion. Focus groups include Christian education, prison ministry, Christian leadership, Biblical studies, lay ministries, and prayer ministry. Each certification requires 21 semester hours comprised of specified courses and relevant electives.
• Content Clusters Content clusters are designed for individuals who wish to obtain a body of knowledge to prepare them for a specific area of Christian life and service. Learning will involve seminars, short papers and a project design. Areas include Christian Education, Prayer and Intercession, Praise and Worship, Servant Leadership, Personal and Family Life, and God in the Workplace. Each content cluster is the equivalent of six full days (about 42 clock hours) in a particular area of ministry. Contact our Training Director to create a formal plan of study.
• One-Year Certificate This certificate will be awarded upon the successful completion of 30 semester units to include a minimum of 5 units in Biblical Studies. It is equivalent to one full year of study at the Personal Growth (audit) level, whether taken in one-year or over a period of time. A student may begin this process when they have completed an application and chosen a major. Taking an average of 10 units each semester will allow students to complete these requirements in one calendar year. Contact our Training Director and check out the Application Forms.
• Two-Year Certificate This certificate is awarded upon successful completion of 60 semester units, to include a minimum of 10 units on specific books of the Bible or Bible survey courses. It is equivalent to two full years of study (whether taken in two years or longer) at the personal growth (audit) level. Taking an average of 10 units each semester will allow you to complete requirements in two calendar years.
This program provides an introduction to the field of Biblical Studies, with an emphasis in Biblical Studies, Christian Counseling, Ministry & Leadership, Missions & Evangelism, or Theology. It will be to your advantage to meet with our Training Director to be sure all efforts lead in the direction of your personal and ministry goals.
Many Center students begin by registering for one class that appeals to them. Perhaps the topic is stimulating, or maybe they have heard good things about one of our faculty members who are currently teaching. Often one class is all that can be added to a busy schedule. No matter what the reason, students are welcome to take one class at a time- there's never a rush when God is at work in our transformation!