Pioneers Bible Certificate
Pioneers is keenly aware of the need to equip workers well for the challenging task of church planting among unreached people groups. Our primary equipment is God’s Word, the Bible.
Being able to use Scripture, not only to feed and care for ourselves, but also to create an effective ministry approach toward the unreached requires serious preparation in both the content and implications of the Word. The Pioneers Bible Certificate is intended to provide a solid foundation toward that end. Our hope is that you will find these courses helpful and that you will pursue them wholeheartedly as unto Christ. Enjoy!
Pioneers Bible Certificate
While anyone can apply to BibleMesh in order to take the six courses listed below, only those who are members of Pioneers are eligible to receive the actual Certificate. To learn more about Pioneers click here.
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.
- Intro to Evangelism and Missions
- Intro to Biblical Worldview
- The Triune God
- Historical Theology
- Introduction to Christian History
- Know Why You Believe (Apologetics)
- Systematic Theology 1
- Systematic Theology 2
- The Torah Story
- The Message of the Prophets
- Four Portraits, One Jesus (Gospels)
- Thinking through Paul
- The Book of Romans
- Letters to the Church
Frequently Asked Questions
First, you need to apply to the BibleMesh Institute by going here. Be sure to select “Pioneers Bible Certificate” 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 six courses listed in the Pioneers track, but only those who are members of Pioneers are eligible to receive the actual Certificate. To learn more about Pioneers 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.
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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