This certificate program provides foundational training for Christians, and is designed especially with church lay leaders in mind. Students will survey the Bible, Church History, Theology, and acquire basic Biblical Interpretation skills.
The core competencies for this certificate include:
- General comprehension of both Old and New Testaments
- Essential Bible interpretation skills
- Overview of the history of the Church
- Fundamental knowledge of Christian doctrine
- Basic understanding of Christian worldview and its relationship to Christian living
- Old Testament Survey
- New Testament Survey
- Biblical Interpretation
- Systematic Theology 1
- Systematic Theology 2
- Church History or Historical Theology
keyboard_arrow_right Biblical Interpretation
- Based on the popular textbook Grasping God’s Word by Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall, this course provides a simple and clear introduction to reading the Word of God carefully and in context, interpreting it, and then applying it faithfully.
keyboard_arrow_rightThe Story of the Old Testament
- This course is an introduction to the Old Testament using the first half of BibleMesh’s Biblical Story curriculum. The Biblical Story Course is a complete Bible overview presenting the record of God’s redemptive acts as a single story from Genesis to Revelation with overview teaching videos by Dr. Timothy Keller.
keyboard_arrow_right Old Testament Survey
- This course is based on the A Survey of the Old Testament textbook co-authored by Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton. Part indispensable overview and part careful examination, this Old Testament Survey course introduces students to the culture, context, and content of each book in the Old Testament.
keyboard_arrow_right The Story of the New Testament
- This course is an introduction to the New Testament using the second half of BibleMesh’s Biblical Story curriculum. The Biblical Story Course is a complete Bible overview presenting the record of God’s redemptive acts as a single story from Genesis to Revelation with overview teaching videos by Dr. Timothy Keller.
keyboard_arrow_rightThe Four Gospels
- Based on the textbook, Four Portraits, One Jesus, author and professor Mark Strauss provides an expert and understandable introduction to Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament.
keyboard_arrow_rightA Survey of the New Testament
- This course is based on the New Testament Survey textbook authored by Robert H. Gundry. Including both background information and careful attention to the biblical books themselves, this New Testament Survey course offers a full introduction to the 27 books of the New Testament.
keyboard_arrow_right Church History 1
- Church History 1: From Christ to the Pre-Reformation: This course, built from the textbook and resources by Everett Ferguson, offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed. The church did so not in a vacuum, but in a setting of times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by the church. This course looks closely at the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church.
keyboard_arrow_right Church History 2
- Church History 2: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day: This course, built from the textbook and resources by Frank A. James III and John Woodbridge, recounts the ups and downs, the triumphs and struggles, of the Christian movement. Offering a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed from the period just prior to the Reformation through the next five hundred-plus years, this course also looks closely at the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church, detailing the times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by the church.
keyboard_arrow_right Historical Theology
- In this Historical Theology course, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology by a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history one doctrine at a time. This approach allows students to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and finally into the modern period.
keyboard_arrow_right Systematic Theology
- Systematic Theology 1: This course, built from Wayne Gruduem’s Systematic Theology with video resources, introduces the doctrines of God’s Word, God, and humanity.
- Systematic Theology 2: This course, built from Wayne Gruduem’s Systematic Theology with video resources, introduces the doctrines of Christ, the Holy Spirit, redemption, the church, and the future.
How do I begin my studies with the BibleMesh Institute?
First, you need to apply by going here. We will then contact you to assist you in selecting the certificate program that best fits your situation. Upon your enrollment in the BibleMesh Institute, we will assign you a qualified academic tutor who will guide you through each course of study.
Can I speak to someone for advice?
Yes! Please contact us here.
What is the cost?
Students enroll in the BibleMesh Institute on a subscription basis. The monthly cost for each BibleMesh Institute course is $225 per month. The length of time to complete a course varies depending on each student’s situation, but averages 3 months for dedicated students.
Is there a teacher – or do I study these online courses by myself?
To provide the highest quality online learning experience and to meet academic standards, the BibleMesh Institute assigns each student an academic tutor for each course. All of our proctors (academic tutors) are highly qualified in their subject field.
Can I go at my own pace?
Yes. Each course is provided with month-to-month access to better fit your situation. You may work through and complete a course as your schedule allows, while your academic tutor guides you to ensure competency and mastery of the content. You may take as much time as you wish to complete an individual course or a certificate program.
Can I skip certain courses or pause in my coursework?
In order to complete a certificate program, students must complete every course within that program. Some certificates, like the Biblical Languages certificate, do require courses to be completed in a specific sequence. If you need to pause your studies, you can; your progress and grades will not be lost. You can simply renew your monthly course subscription and resume from where you left off.
Can anyone receive a certificate from the BibleMesh Institute?
Yes. Anyone who enrolls as a BibleMesh Institute student and successfully completes required, proctored coursework can earn a certificate.
How do I receive a certificate?
Upon finishing all the courses in a certificate program, you may apply for and receive a certificate.
Are scholarships available?
When scholarships are available they are initially available to students already studying in the BibleMesh Institute.
Are BibleMesh Institute certificates recognized for credit by colleges and seminaries?
Yes. Several partnering colleges and seminaries provide academic pathways using courses and programs offered through the Institute.
Credit-bearing courses provided through the BibleMesh Institute are built to accreditation standards. If you would like us to talk with your school about the possibility of accepting transfer credits for BibleMesh Institute courses or programs, please contact us.