Christar Certificate Program
The vision of Christar is to cultivate Christ-honoring transformation in communities where He is yet to be worshiped.
Christ-honoring transformation speaks to the process as well as the outcome. In the establishment of indigenous churches, we pursue a Christ-honoring influence on the community at large. As workers who partner with God in His work, we are a part of the transformation process that God is bringing about. God’s promise in Revelation 5:9 is clear. People from every tongue, tribe, people and nation will worship God in eternity. The Christar Certificate Program is intended to provide a solid theological education toward that end.
Christar Certificate Program
The Christar Certificate Program aims to assess candidate’s competency in biblical acumen, theological and historical awareness, and communicative ability. Candidates complete a written and oral assessment process and receive a custom program plan which indicates coursework needed to improve competency in needed areas*. To learn more about Christar click here.
* Note: Not all students will be required to complete the 5 courses in the track, but all 5 must be completed to receive the Christar Certificate.
$250 per month (the average completion timeframe is 2-3 months per course)
Courses in this Track
Pre-Assessment + Interview
All students are required to take a 100 question assessment to determine baseline knowledge in the areas of Bible and Interpretation, Doctrine and Historical Theology.
A 1-hour interview will be scheduled with each student where they will be given the opportunity to discuss their knowledge of OT/NT Theology, Bible Interpretation, and Christian Doctrine. Areas for conversation include Pre-Assessment Exam responses as well as set topics provided to students in advance. Students are evaluated in competency areas according to a rubric provided in advance.
Intro to Theology and Bible Interpretation
Learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for yourself. Grounded in sound and memorable principles, Biblical Interpretation gives you the tools you need to study Scripture with insight, accuracy, and understanding.
Old Testament Theology
This course introduces students to the contours of the biblical narrative throughout the Old Testament, surveys the genres and books of the OT, explores principles and issues of interpretation, and aims to provide a foundation in Old Testament theology. Through videos and learning activities from BibleMesh’s The Biblical Story, and supplemental readings and essays, students learn to read, interpret, and apply the Old Testament in service to the missionary task.
New Testament Theology
This course introduces students to the contours of the biblical narrative throughout the New Testament, surveys the genres and books of the NT, explores principles and issues of interpretation, and aims to provide a foundation in New Testament theology. Through videos and learning activities from BibleMesh’s The Biblical Story, and supplemental readings and essays, students learn to read, interpret, and apply the New Testament in service to the missionary task.
Introduction to Christian Doctrine
This course introduces students to essential Christian doctrines and provides biblical and historical overviews of their development, as well as contextual points of application. Students study the doctrine of God, revelation, creation, Christ, the Holy Spirit, humanity and sin, salvation, the church, and end time. Through videos and learning activities from Blackwell and Hatchett’s textbook Engaging Theology, and supplemental readings and essays, students learn to articulate and apply core Christian doctrine in service to the missionary task.
Methods in Missional Theology
All Christar candidates must complete the Methods in Missional Theology course regardless of the outcome of the Custom Program Plan. This course is designed for students to show their preparedness to apply the biblical and theological knowledge to cross-cultural ministry in practical ways.
Frequently Asked Questions
First, you need to apply to the BibleMesh Institute by going here. Be sure to select the “Christar Certificate Program” as the program you are interested in. Upon your enrollment in the Institute, we will assign you a qualified academic tutor who will guide you through each course of study.
Students enroll in the BibleMesh Institute on a subscription basis. The monthly cost for each BibleMesh Institute course is $250 per month. The length of time to complete a course varies depending on each student’s situation, but averages 3 months for dedicated students.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone can take the eight courses listed in the Christar Certificate Program, but only those who are members of Christar are eligible to receive the actual Certificate. To learn more about Christar click here.
Upon finishing all the courses in a certificate program, you may apply for and receive a certificate.
When scholarships are available they are initially available to students already studying in the BibleMesh Institute.
Yes. Several partnering colleges and seminaries provide academic pathways using courses and programs offered through the Institute. To see a list of these schools go here.
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.
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