Academic Programs

BIOS offers a certificate of ministry and theology. This certificate program includes…

  • Comprehensive development in character, skills, and knowledge for effective ministry.
  • Life development and lifelong learning orientation.
  • Recognition of and participation in the centrality of the local church in the plan of God.
  • Ability to master biblical content, benefit from significant contributions of scholars, and build strategic models of ministry accordingly.

In addition to the ministry best practices you’ll learn and practice, our certificate program equips you in competencies related to building biblical theology and doing theology in culture, particularly by those in ministry with responsibility extending beyond the local church level.

Throughout your education at BIOS, you’ll be immersed in real-world ministry and teaching encounters in which you can put into practice everything you’re learning.

Proposed Course Schedule

Year 1

BIOS Fall Term BIOS Winter Term BIOS Spring Term
Nations & Neighborhoods Holy Spirit Empowered Ministry New Testament Survey
Jesus and the Gospels Old Testament Survey  
 Theology I Theology II Theology III
  Ministry Practicum Orientation 101 Core Practicum 102

Year 2

BIOS Fall Term BIOS Winter Term BIOS Spring Term
Interpreting the Bible Preaching in the 21st Century Jesus and the Gospels
Jesus and the Gospels BIOS Elective Bible Study Curriculum Writing
 Theology IV Theology V Theology V Lab
 Core Practicum 201 Core Practicum 202 Core Practicum 203

Year 3

BIOS Fall Term BIOS Winter Term BIOS Spring Term
Evangelism and Discipleship Spiritual Formation & Emotionally Healthy Leaders Peacemaking
Customized Practicum 301 Customized Practicum 302 Customized Practicum 303

Year 4

BIOS Fall Term BIOS Winter Term BIOS Spring Term
Ethics in Ministry

Project Management

Special Topics in Biblical Studies Ministry Philosophy Development
Pastoral Residency 401 Pastoral Residency 402 Pastoral Residency 403