BibleMesh Missionary Certificate Track
This certificate program provides foundational training in Bible interpretation and Christian theology, and is designed especially for church 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
Missionary Certificate Track
The BibleMesh Missionary Certificate Track teaches students how to read and interpret the Bible, forms them in pillars of historic Christian doctrines, and equips them to teach and disciple others in the faith. Students must apply to the BibleMesh Institute and be accepted before starting the program.
Courses in this Track
BIB350/550: Intro to Theology and Bible Interpretation
This course introduces students to the task of theology and principles of bible interpretation. It explores issues of theological method, the sources and goals of theology, the nature and authority of Christian scripture, and how to teach others basic skills in Bible interpretation. It gives particular emphasis to missiological application of interpretive methods and introduces issues of contextualization.
BIB206/506: 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.
BIB211/511: 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.
THS204/604: Intro 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.
REL206/506: Intro to Biblical Worldview
Utilizing lectures from John Stonestreet, this course examines the nature and function of worldviews. You will learn about the foundational questions about life all worldviews serve to answer and explore four different non-Christian worldviews: naturalistic, transcendental, postmodern, and theistic. In the process, students are given a broad vision of the Christian life and the way it equips them to live according to God’s purposes in every sphere of culture.
PTF206/506: Intro to Evangelism and Missions
This course introduces students to strategies and skills for effective evangelism and cross-cultural missions. Through videos and learning activities from Sam Chan’s textbook Evangelism in a Skeptical World, and supplemental readings and projects, students learn to articulate the gospel in various contexts and develop a foundational understanding of the missionary task.
Frequently Asked Questions
First, you need to apply to the BibleMesh Institute by going here. Be sure to select “BibleMesh Missionary Track” as the program you are interested in. Upon your enrollment in the Institute, we send you more details regarding the schedule of course offerings and payment options.
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.
For each of the courses taken in this cohort, there will be a qualified & credentialed professor who oversees and facilitates the online teaching and assessment.
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. Though there is a recommended sequence for the courses within this track, allowances can be made for students to take a course out of sequence in order to accommodates their schedule.
Yes, anyone can take the six courses listed in the BibleMesh Missionary Certificate track.
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.
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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