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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with Emphasis in Christian Education

1st Semester

BBSCE101  Jesus and His Parables  

BBSCE102 Church History II                        

BBSCE103 English II                                          

BBSCE104 Insights and Wisdom                      

BBSCE105 Basic Math

2nd Semester - 1st Year

BBSCE106 Christology

BBSCE107 Exegesis  

BBSCE108 Gifts of the Holy Spirit    

BBSCE109 Kingdom Building II   

BBSCE110 Spiritual Formation  

2nd Year 1st Semester

BBSCE111  Old Testament Survey     

               Ezra, Ester, Nehemiah, Haggai,

               Zechariah, and Malachi

BBSCE112  New Testament Survey  

               John, Ephesians, and Jude

BBSCE113  The Life of Christ 

BBSCE114  Hermeneutics 

BBSCE115  The Life of Paul   

           

2nd Year 2nd Semester

 

BBS116 Homiletics 

BBS117 Women in the Bible 

BBS118 Church Administration 

BBS119 Biblical and Divine Healing

BBS120 New Testament use of the Old           

              Testament

           

3rd Year 1st Semester  

BBSCE121  Formation of the Gospel of Jesus 

               Christ

BBSCE122 Eschatology    

BBSCE123  Ultimate Leadersh

BBSCE124  Christian Ethics   

BBSCE125  Church Planting 

           

3rd Year 2nd Semester 

BBSCE126  Basic Doctrine 

BBSCE127  Prayer II  

BBSCE128  Evangelism & The Kingdom of  

               God    

BBSCE129  Contemporary Issues in Church

               Development

BBSCE130 Spiritual Directions 

           

4th Year 1st Semester  

BBS131 BBS132 Hebrews  

BBS133 Church Leadership & Conflict        

BBS134 Major & Minor Prophets  

BBS135 Colossians & Philemon  

           

4th Year 2nd Semester  

BBSCE136 The Tabernacle of Moses  

BBSCE137 Contextualization   

BBSCE138 Romans 

BBSCE139 Covenants 

BBSCE140 Revelations       

BACHELOR DEGREES

BECOME EQUIPPED TO COMMUNICATE SCRIPTURE EFFECTIVELY and with PURPOSE

When you earn your Bachelor in Biblical Studies from ARIZE Institute of the Five-Fold Ministry and Bible College, you’ll receive training to interpret and communicate scriptural truths effectively, wherever God calls you. You’ll use research methodologies to learn how to study the Bible and integrate historical, geographical, and cultural insights into your process of biblical interpretation. You’ll graduate equipped to interpret and apply the Scriptures and serve effectively in ministry or the marketplace.

Earn your degree online (facilitator-driven) wherever you are and keep your current personal and ministry commitments!

 

Program Plan

As you study, you’ll:

  • Learn to interpret and teach the Bible confidently.

  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of key biblical and theological concepts.

  • Be trained to bring the message of Scripture to different audiences.

  • Develop skills in biblical interpretation and application.

  • Learn to apply Scripture to your life and ministry.

PURPOSE AND OUTCOMES

Program Purpose

The BBS degree program is designed to help students apply the Scriptures within contemporary life and ministry. As you study, you'll gain expertise and get support for your unique strengths.

 

The BBS is created for students who:

  •  Want to pursue academic goals and keep commitments to family, work, and church

  • Have a desire to be equipped to serve effectively in ministry or in the marketplace by developing biblical thinking, interpretation, and application

Student Learning Outcomes:

After the BBS you will be able to:

  1. Apply research methodologies to identified topics related to biblical studies. 

  2. Communicate the message of the Scriptures to identified audiences.

  3. Utilize historical geography and relevant ancient cultural contexts in the interpretation of the Old Testament and New Testament. 

  4. Create action plans to impact personal, familial, or ecclesiastical life through the interpretation of Scripture. 

  5. Implement a strategy for enhancing your spiritual life.

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INFORMATION?

Your time at ARIZE Institute of the Five-Fold Ministry and Bible College will be transforming. The journey that you are about to move into has first-rate training and spiritual growth that starts during our Introduction Welcome Week and lasts beyond graduation. In addition to providing a world-class Christian education, ARIZE Institute of the Five-Fold Ministry and Bible College can:

  • Help you apply Scripture to your life in new and meaningful ways.

  • Connect you to your calling.

  • Introduce you to relationships that will last a lifetime.

  • Help you discover the fullness of the Christian community.

Therefore, are you READY to take a step toward changing your life? Complete the information form on this page, and we’ll contact you about starting your journey with ARIZE Institute of the Five-Fold Ministry and Bible College!

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Christian Education

1st Year 1st Semester

 

BBSCE101 Jesus and His Parables

Description: This course reviews and highlights in the Gospels two facts about Jesus’s life and ministry: his amazing deeds of healing and restoration, and his teaching through parables. Though seemingly simple, these parables radically alter our understanding of reality. They reveal the kingdom, announce its advent, and paint a portrait of the Father whom Jesus loves and serves, drawing hearers into a new reality. We will examine the parables in Matthew and Luke in their Middle Eastern context and learn to hear Jesus’s voice in a new way.

 

BBSCE102 Church History II

Description: In this course, the student will discover how nearly every major doctrine of the Church was established before the Reformation. In this course, learners discover how the Church’s doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation.

 

BBSCE103 English II

Description: The Fundamentals. Students develop language skills necessary to promote success in program courses and, ultimately, lead towards writing documents and academic papers when assignments are given. Students also achieve correctness and mastery in writing sentences appropriate to a college environment through the study of English language usage, grammar, mechanics, and style. Skills acquired in these areas enable students to demonstrate competence in composing, editing, and proofreading written messages.

 

BBSCE104 Insights and Wisdom

Description: This verse-by-verse study details the wisdom teachings of God for daily living. Special studies are given on major themes in Proverbs, such as wisdom, foolishness, righteousness, laziness, scoffing, friends, wickedness, the wife, the family (marriage), and the child raising. Students will:

1.      Lean on who God says is wise and who is foolish.

2.      Be better able to recognize that which is wise when they see or hear it.

3.      Better understand Proverbs and be able to teach the book to others.

 

BBSCE105 Basic Math

Description: This course will assist the student in applying basic fundamental concepts in arithmetic, including fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percentages, measurement, and geometric formulas.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Christian Education

3rd Year 2nd Semester

BBSCE126 Basic Doctrine

Description: This course I a systematic study of the essential elements of biblical doctrine, including the doctrines of revelation, inspiration, God, the Holy Spirit, angels, Satan and demonology, man, sin, Christ, the atonement, and Heaven and Hell. 

 

BBSCE127 Prayer II

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the theology and practice of prayer. This course will introduce the vital contribution of prayer in developing the whole person mentally, physically, and spiritually and help students in their understanding and practice of prayer. This will happen through the exploration of the experience of prayer in both the Old and New Testaments, as well as the history of the Church, with special emphasis on the prayer life of Jesus and the early church. It will also examine the place of prayer in both the life of the individual and the church community. The course is designed to impact the personal prayer life of the students. Expect a miracle!

 

BB128 Evangelism and the Kingdom of God

Description: The course is built around a careful analysis of the central evangelistic message preached by Jesus and the apostles. In this course the student will examine the gospel of the Kingdom and how it was interpreted, preached, and demonstrated by Jesus and His followers and the relevance of the message for today.

 

BBSCE129 Contemporary Issues in Church Development

Description: The importance of understanding and evaluating contemporary issues in church development will be explored in this course. The Holy Spirit crosses denominational boundaries as he builds the body of Christ. This course will examine the possibilities as well as the problems associated with following the latest and greatest trends in the Christian community while remaining true to Scripture and open to the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

 

BBSCE130 Spiritual Direction

Description: This course explores the ministry and dynamics of spiritual direction. Topics include historical and theological foundations of spiritual direction. Attention will be given to understanding the principles involved in providing direction to someone who is in a crisis brought about by manifold life issues i.e. marriage, family, depression, addiction, anxiety, etc. Students will learn how to enable a person in crisis to pay attention to God’s communication to him or her, to respond to this personal communication with God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of being in a relationship with God.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Christiand Education

2nd Semester

BBSCE106 Christology

Description: In this course, we will assist the student in understanding and affirming what the Bible says concerning the Person of Jesus Christ and who He is. This course will also help create in us an awe and love for the person of Jesus Christ. This course is also designed to help gain an understanding of what the Bible says concerning the Person of Jesus Christ. Particularly with how the divine and human co-exist in one person. To understand the significance of the doctrine of Christ and its impact on the believers in Christ.

 

BBSCE107 Exegesis

Description: How to Read the Bible and Interpret Scripture - In this course, students will learn to read Scripture with clarity so that they can apply the truths of the Bible to life. This course will examine the different types of biblical literature, enabling students to interpret and understand what God is saying. The Bible, as God’s Word, has eternal relevance and speaks to everyone, of every age, and in every culture. Christians must learn to read, believe, and obey the Bible.

 

BBSCE108 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Description: This course will endeavor to bring a greater understanding and experience of the walk of a Christian believer in the spirit-filled life witnessing not only the Gifts of the Holy Spirit but how they work theologically as well as practical.

 

BBSCE109 Kingdom Building II

Description: This course highlights the distinguishing qualities and characteristics of the Kingdom of God. It examines the principles necessary for effective and dynamic kingdom living. Students will be empowered to live effective lives as standard bearers in their homes and communities. Understanding the Kingdom is a foundational course that will shift your paradigm. It will help you firmly establish a Kingdom worldview rooted in biblical truth. Believers are citizens of the Kingdom who possess dual citizenship. Mastery of both worlds requires an awareness of identity and a clear mandate for expression. In the course Understanding the Kingdom, we will focus on developing this knowledge by diving deeper

 

BBSCE110 Spiritual Formation

Description: This course will include a study of spiritual disciplines and practices starting with the Early Church Fathers. The purpose of “spiritual disciplines” is the total transformation of the follower of Jesus, growing toward living life the way God intended. The Father’s love is one of the most foundational aspects of the Christian understanding to build a solid spiritual identity. This course will cover the Father’s love, the Son’s sacrifice, and the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. The basic foundational teachings of impartation, baptisms, and living the Spirit-filled life will be covered. A strong emphasis will be on the new identity and victorious life.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Christian Education

4th Year 1st Semester

 

 

BBSCE131 The Book of Acts 

Description: The Book of Acts shouts the excitement of an early Church alive with the mission to evangelize the world. The student relives the drama of apostolic leadership in the heat of the revival, persecution, and converting the multitudes. Practical keys to church growth are also analyzed throughout the course.

 

BBSCE132 Hebrews

Description: The study of the Book of Hebrews will attempt to answer the mysterious question of the book’s authorship. From there the course focuses on explaining each verse through each chapter, emphasizing the role of the New Testament priesthood, the supremacy and sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ, along with a collection of such themes as “Entering into God’s Rest” and “the Hebrews Hall of Faith.”

 

BBSCE133 Church Leadership and Government 

Description: A study on Ephesians 4 and the Five-Fold Ministry explained their role in equipping Christ’s church.

 

BBSCE134 Major & Minor Prophet

Description: An analysis of biblical prophesies as expressed in the Major and Minor Prophets considering both natural and historical significance and their relevance today. Special attention is given to Messianic prophecies involving Christ and the Church, prophetic ministry, and the personal application of their timeless truths.

 

BBSCE135 Colossians & Philemon

Description: This class offers an in-depth study of Paul’s letters to the Colossians and to Philemon, exploring their meaning in the original context and their contemporary relevance.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Christian Education

2nd Year 1st Semester

BBSCE111 Old Testament Survey –Ezra, Ester, Nehemiah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi deal with Israel’s restoration from exile.

Description: An emphasis is placed on their modern-day application. This course is an introduction to the authorship and contents of the Old Testament mentioned above. Special attention will be given to these important persons, the places they lived, the culture and events, as well as to key chapters in those books. Emphasis is placed upon gaining an overview of those cited Old Testament books through a survey of geographical and historical backgrounds in an overview study. Also, attention is given to the structure of each biblical book, significant interpretative problems, and major theological themes.

 

BBSCE112 New Testament Survey

Description: This course will analyze portions of John, Ephesians & Jude.

 

BBSCE13 The Life of Christ

Description: This course horns in on the Life of Christ in the four (4) synoptic Gospels. It explains and examines the four Gospels through a comparative analysis that reconstructs Jesus' life and ministry in chronological order.

 

BBSCE114 Hermeneutics

Description: This course is designed for the understanding of what  Hermeneutics is which is the science and artform of how to properly interpret the Bible. Universally accepted laws of interpreting Scripture are explained in detail. Such laws include the law of context, the law of first mention, the cultural factor, the historical factor, and the language gap, just to name a few. Once we understand the rules that govern how to interpret the Scripture, we increase the chances of interpreting any given scripture correctly. 

 

BBSCE115 The Life of Paul - “The Life of Paul,” will provide the student a background and overview of Paul the Apostle’s life and theology. The objective is to present the student with a better understanding of the Pauline corpus.  Study of I and II Corinthians, Galatians, and I and II Thessalonians which focuses on the theological and practical aspects of these letters. We will not leave out the importance of Luke in the Life of Paul, therefore, as students and teachers of the Word, it is imperative to have a rich understanding of New Testament Theology as seen through the pen of this great Apostle, and his dear friend, Luke.

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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Christian Education

2nd Year 2nd Semester

 

BBSCE116 Homiletics

Description: A study of principles relating to the technical preparation and delivery of sermons. The student is taught the proper process of building and utilizing outlines, texts, illustrations, word studies, background information, dramatic dialogues, and communicative techniques for effectively preaching the word of God. 

 

BBSCE117 Women in the Bible

Description: This study includes a Biblical perspective of women’s role throughout history, in the church, and in active ministry. Men and women are called to understand, raise up, and empower the callings of the women around them. This course is designed to remove the glass ceiling and release women into the fullness of their calling.

 

BBSCE118 Church Administration

Description: A practical look at the pastor and Christian worker as administrators. The study includes principles of management, organizational techniques, personnel usage and development, the evaluation process, programs, scheduling, finances, and office management. 

 

BBSCE119 Biblical & Divine Healing

Description: The Gospels repeatedly describe the ministry of Jesus stating that He “went about..., teaching..., preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people” (Matthew 4:23). In this course, the student will gain an understanding of ministering divine healing in all circumstances. The Lord desires to see every child of His, young and old, moving in the power of His Spirit, in the authority of Jesus’ name, doing the works of the Father, so that people will know and experience the living Jesus in their lives. This course will also prepare the Believer for the power of God. This course will provide practical guidelines on how to minister with the Holy Spirit and allow His power to flow through them to the sick and hurting. The student will learn with the use of Scriptures for which healing was presented by Christ and His followers (the disciples) what it took to heal and see miraculous healings. Finally, in this course we will learn how Jesus healed, thus showing us the importance of the healing ministry and will make us aware of what is available to a believer to minister in the supernatural.

 

BBSCE120 New Testament Use of the Old Testament

Description: This course teaches the student how to consider the issues raised by the use of the OT in the NT. Special attention is given to the hermeneutical presuppositions and exegetical methods employed by the NT writers as they appropriate the OT scriptures, and to the theological implications that arise from their use.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Christian Education

4th Year 2nd Semester

 

 

BBSCE136 The Tabernacle of Moses

Description: A historical and theological study of both the Tabernacle of Moses and the Tabernacle of David.

 

BBSCE137 Contextualization

Description: This course provides an explanation and evaluates a variety of contextualization meanings, methods, and models from an evangelical perspective. It focuses on the study of the main principles that can be utilized to promote biblically faithful enculturation of the Gospel and the interaction between the Gospel and culture, the impact of the Gospel on culture, the role of culture in spreading the Gospel, and a biblical understanding for contextualization limits. This course will reinforce the need to utilize contextual methodology which is scripturally sound and culturally viable and contextualizing the Gospel in ways that will contribute to the Great Commission around the world. The main question that will be answered in this course is: How will the students of missions contextualize the gospel to best reach the people in that target culture?

 

BBSCE138 Romans

Description: One cannot fully appreciate his or her salvation through Christ without understanding the Book of Romans. The course attempts to explain subjects such as justification, adoption, predestination, grace, and faith. The study also includes insights into God’s plan for Israel, the seven motivational gifts of ministry, and the circumstances surrounding the church at Rome.

 

BBSCE139 Covenants

Description: This course offers an in-depth study of the nine biblical covenants that God made with man with emphasis on their progressive revelation of the eternal purposes of God.

 

BBSCE140 Revelation - The return of Christ has been called our “blessed hope.” In mysterious detail, the Book of Revelation prepares the way for that final event. As much as possible, the course attempts to clarify those predicted events yet to come. When diverse interpretations occur, the strengths and weaknesses of each major view will be analyzed and evaluated.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Christiand Education

3rd Year 1st Semester

 

BBSCE121 Formation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Description: In this course the student will learn and discuss information about the development of the Gospels consisted of three stages: the first stage being the period of Jesus' life, the second stage being the period of Oral Tradition and the third stage being the period of the Evangelists.

 

BBSCE122 Eschatology

Description: A study of key issues related to eschatology such as heaven and hell, Israel, the church, the rapture, the tribulation, the millennium, the Book of Revelation, and Dispensationalism. The purpose of this course is to examine the doctrine of eschatology or “last things” as reflected in Scripture and developed in Christian theology. This study highlights how God will accomplish His purposes for the world and humanity through future events such as the rapture, tribulation, second coming, millennial kingdom, and eternal state. 

 

BBSCE123 Ultimate Leadership

Description: Based on spiritual principles of leadership and character development, this course five-lesson course offers studies on Setting Boundaries, Identifying Travel Companions, Dealing with Toxic People, and more.

 

BBSCE124 Christian Ethics

Description: An ethic is defined as a set of moral principles or values - a theory or system of moral values. Ethics are principles of conduct, i.e., what is good, what is bad, etc.

 

BBSCE125 Church Planting

Description: This course explores the practical application of starting new churches that are centered on Jesus Christ, culturally relevant, share the gospel, make disciples, and continue to multiply new churches. Principles and practices discussed in this course can be applied by pastors and ministry leaders to help established congregations participate more effectively in Jesus’ mission and prepare to “re-plant”, i.e. relocate a congregation to more effectively participate in Jesus’ mission to a focus group or community.

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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on The Five-Fold Ministry

Curriculum

1st Year 1st Semester

BBSFF101 Spiritual Formation  

BBSFF102 Jesus & His Parables  

BBSFF103 Prayer II 

BBSFF104 Basic Math                           BBSFF105 English II  

 

1st Year 2nd Semester

BBSFF106 Christology 

BBSFF107 Church History II                             BBSFF108 Exegesis                            BBSFF109 Gifts of the Holy Spirit                        BBSFF110 Kingdom Building II   

2nd Year 1st Semester

BBSFF111 Old Testament Survey                        BSFF112 New Testament Survey                        BBSFF113 Life of Christ

BBSFF114 Hermeneutics                     BBSFF115 The Life of Paul                       

 

2nd Year 2nd Semester  

BBSFF116Homiletics

BBSFF117 Women in the Bible

BBSFF118 Church Administration

BBSFF119 Biblical & Divine Healing

BBSGG120 New Testament Use of the Old Testament   

           

3rd Year 1st Semester 

BBSFF 121 Foundation of the Gospel of Jesus 

BBSFF 122 Eschatology  

BBSFF 123 Ultimate Leadership

BBSFF 124 Christian Ethics

BBSFF 125 Church Planting

 

3rd Year 2nd Semester 

BBSFF126 Basic Doctrine 

BBSFF127 Prayer II 

BBSFF128 Evangelism and Kingdom Building

BBSFF129 Contemporary Issues in Church Development   

BBSFF130 Spiritual Direction

4th Year 1st Semester  

BBSFF131 The Book of Acts  

BBSFF132 Hebrews

BBSFF133 Church Leadership & Government   

BBSFF134 Major & Minor Prophets

BBSFF135 Colossians & Philemon  

 4th Year 2nd Semester  

BBSFF136 Five-Fold Ministry and the New Testament Church

BBSFF137 The Calling of the Apostle

BBSFF138 The Calling of the Prophet/Prophetess           

BBSFF139 The Calling of the Evangelist

BBSFF140 The Calling of the Pastor and Teacher 

Bachelor in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on the 
Five-Fold Ministry

When you earn your Bachelor in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on the Five-Fold Ministry from ARIZE Institute of the Five-Fold Ministry and Bible College, you’ll receive training to interpret and communicate scriptural truths effectively, wherever God calls you. You’ll use research methodologies to learn how to study the Bible and integrate historical, geographical, and cultural insights into your process of biblical interpretation.  In your last year of the program, you will be involved intensively - in the field with an approved program of study with your chosen mentor. Field education is central to this program. Through contextual learning in churches and organizations students practice the skills of ministry, discern God’s call on their life and vocation, and reflect theologically with an experienced supervisor. You’ll graduate equipped to interpret and apply the Scriptures and serve effectively in ministry or the marketplace.

The last semester of this degree focuses and generates the last semester in Field Education. It is Bible based and consist of the training and development of the five offices described in Ephesians 4:11-12.  The Field Study consists of five auxiliaries:

1) The Call of the Apostles; 

2) The Call of The Prophets;

3) The Call of The Evangelists;

4) The Call of The Pastors, and

5) The Call of The Teachers. 

 

Agreed upon by the Academic Field Education Advisors/Deans collaboration between the selected supervisor and the student will teach, train, report progress, and spiritually enhance the student's spiritual journey, anointing, and progression in their calling to be an apostle, prophet, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, maturing them for in Christ for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.

 

"Theological education must have the practical experiences of field education to truly be a well-rounded and well-informed education. One approach to ministry that works in one setting may not be fruitful in the next. Our Triune God reveals that God is dynamic, fluid, and diverse. The same can be said for ministry and how we should approach ministry as an entire unit."

 

The Five-Fold ministry which is the church government (how the church of Christ is operated using five individuals instead of one or two is based upon the ministry of men and women who have been divinely called and anointed with one of five ministry gifts listed in Eph 4:11.  These gifts are given by Jesus Christ according to Ephesians 4:11 for the perfecting of the saints.

The church is expected to adapt towards those who possess such giftings and follow the concepts given to the leaders by the Holy Spirit, which is the third partner of the Triune Godheads.  

 

For the church to experience New Testament results, it must recapture the New Testament pattern. The Five-Fold ministry is a demand for the church to be the Lord’s church in this age. Education is essential, but today, we need more than education or ambition within the Church’s government. The Church is absent of at least four (4) representatives of the Five-Fold Ministry and because of such, this gives the rise to ARIZE Institute of the Five-Fold Ministry and Bible College. To seek and fill those inadequacies. For the effective working of the church, He gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11,12). All these ministries have specific roles in the edification of the church.

 

Jesus is the first apostle sent by God and He had all these five ministries in Himself. He chose the twelve disciples and they were anointed with the mantle of Five-Fold ministry. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift (Ephesians 4:7).

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ASSOCIATE DEGREES

ARIZE Institute of the Five-Fold Ministry and Bible College Biblical Studies Associate Degree is a two-year degree program that will provide you with a foundation for various ministry and mission positions, social service, or personal spiritual development. The curriculum emphasizes Christian values as part of every course. A key focus is spiritual formation — developing a Christ-centered character with a Christian worldview that is visible through servanthood to God and others.

 

The Associate degree programs are designed to equip you for a lifetime of effective ministry. You can learn to effectively engage the questions, doubts, and skepticism of unbelievers and respond intellectually and persuasively. In this program, you can also learn how to apply Scripture to pastoral preaching, counseling, and devotional practice. You will have the opportunity to complete a portfolio or thesis.

 

In the Associate's Biblical Studies and the Associate's in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on the Five-Fold Ministry programs, you will learn the basic doctrines of the Christian faith and beliefs, including revelation, the Trinity, creation, reconciliation, and the church through Bible study. You will explore both the Old and New Testaments; specifically, the interpretation and provenance of the Old Testament, and the examination of the content, message, and significance of the New Testament. Plus, you'll study an overview of biblical parables and miracles of Jesus Christ, learning about research tools to study those and other biblical texts and scripture.

 

In this program, you explore the Bible in vivid detail, learning more and more about each character and the role they played in God’s story of redemption and love and you are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

 

What can you do with a Biblical Studies degree?

The Associate degree in Biblical Studies and the Associate degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on The Five-Fold Ministry prepares you for various ministry positions, working in missions, and social service opportunities. The degree also helps you with your spiritual formation, biblical interpretation and discipleship, and a solid general education foundation, including critical thinking, which can better prepare you to serve in any environment.

 

In addition, these Associate of Biblical Studies degrees provide a foundation for further career advancement if you plan on pursuing higher education in a bachelor's program.  Pursuing ARIZE Institute of the Five-Fold Ministry and Bible College Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies or Bachelor in Biblical Studies with the emphasis on the Five-Fold Ministry after your Associate degree completion may allow all 60 credit hours from your AFFMBC Associate's in Biblical Studies to be applied to our Bachelor in Biblical Studies or Bachelor in Biblical Studies with the emphasis on the Five-Fold Ministry.

Flexible options and benefits for adult learners

  • The 100% (ZOOM) facilitator-driven program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with part-time or full-time work and family commitments.

  • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.

  • Students have direct access to the facilitator who are also professionals in the field.

ASSOCIATE IN BIBLICAL STUDIES with EMPHASIS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

CURRICULUM

1st Year 1st Semester   

ABSCE101  Identifying your calling in the Five-Fold   

               Ministry (Ministry Assessment Testing) & Your

               Spiritual Autobiography

ABSCE102  The integrity of God’s Word 

ABSCE103  Why we study the Bible?  

ABSCE104  Foundation of Faith  

ABSCE105  English I  

 

2nd Semester (ABS)    

ABSCE106  Righteousness

ABSCE107  Principles of Healing  

ABSCE108  English II   

ABSCE109  Prayer  

ABSCE110  New Testament Survey   

2nd Year 1st Semester (ABS)

ABSCE111 The Ministry of Jesus (Part 1) 

ABSCE112 The Fruits of the Spirit 

ABSCE113 Old Testament Survey I   

ABSCE114 Women in the Bible  

ABSCE115 Kingdom Building I    

 

2nd Year 2nd Semester (ABS)  

ABSCE116 New Testament Survey I    

ABSCE117 - General Epistles   

ABSCE118 - Introduction to Church Planting   

ABSCE119 – Old Testament Survey II    

ABSCE120 – The Ministry of Jesus Christ Part I   

 

Associate in  Biblical Studies with a

concentration on the Five-Fold Ministry

(ABSFF)

Credit Hours: 60

 

1st Year 1st  Semester

ABSFF101  Identifying your calling in the Five-Fold            

                    Ministry (Ministry Assessment Testing) &

                    Your Spiritual Autobiography

ABSFF102 - The integrity of God’s Word  

ABSFF103 - Foundation of Faith  

ABSFF104 -Developing Spiritual Maturity   

ABSFF105 - How to be led by The Holy Spirit   

 

1st Year 2nd Semester (ABSFF)

ABSFF106 - Old Testament Survey 

ABSFF107  Prayer 

ABSFF108 Comprehensive Survey of the New Testament 

ABSFF109 – The Book of Acts 

ABSFF110 – Ephesians                                                                     

2nd Year 1st Semester (ABSFF) 

ABSFF111 – Introduction to the Five-Fold Ministry  

ABSFF112 - Biblical analysis of The Anointing of the                               Apostle & Prophet

ABSFF13 - Old Testament Survey II 

ABSFF114 - Kingdom Building 1   

ABSFF115 - Introduction to Church Planting     

 

2nd Year 2nd  Semester (ABSFF) 

ABSFF116 - The role of the Evangelist   

ABSFF117 - The preparation of the Pastor and Teacher  

ABSFF118—Preparation for Ministry I    

ABSFF119 – Blueprint of Christ’s Church

ABSFF120 - Introduction to Hermeneutics  

ABSCE101  Identifying your calling in the Five-Fold                 Ministry (Ministry Assessment                              Testing) & Your Spiritual Autobiography.

 

Description: Your Spiritual Biography is your history of your spiritual connection with Christ which includes when you were saved, the history and family background of your Christian experience. It simply is a story of your own life and how God has been present in it. It can include your journey in, and out of, organized religion and all things spiritual. Writing your Spiritual Autobiography is an opportunity to identify specific experiences of God and to reflect on how those experiences have impacted you. It’s the story of your journey with God.

ABSCE106 - Principles of Healing

Description: (Discover the principles of healing and how healing works through the Holy Spirit.)

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ABSCE112-The Fruits of the Spirit

Description: (Have you ever noticed an apple tree straining to produce apples? No, it happens naturally because the tree is rooted in the fertile ground. Many Christians are struggling to produce fruit when all we need to do is ensure that we are rooted in the soil of God’s love, and the fruit will appear naturally. The nine fruits are identified and cultivated in this module.) 

ABSCE116 – New Testament Survey II

Description: General Epistles -  A basic study of the General Epistles which includes Romans, Galatians, 1st Corinthians,  Hebrews, James, 1st Peter, and Jude .

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Associate Of Arts in Biblical Studies with
Emphasis on the Christian Education
Curriculum Description

ABSCE102 - The integrity of God’s Word.

 

Description. (Knowing that the Bible is God-inspired, trustworthy above all else, and a work authored to effect change in fallen man is essential. In this study, you will discover that “in the beginning, was the Word” (John 1:1) and how that word predicted events thousands of years before they took place.)

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ABSCE107 -  English 2 - Composition – Description – This course moves from what was captured in English 1 to acquiring and developing the fundamentals of English composition which is a vital skill that can be used in a variety of settings and situations. Being able to competently compose an essay and organize a thesis is not only useful in academic environments but is also useful for business and personal applications. In this course, the student will learn and practice the basic components introduced in this course will assist in writing papers and making appropriate academic applications. It will also assist anyone who is currently job hunting by helping them create coherent, concise written material during the interview process.

ABSCE110 - Preparation for Ministry

Description: This course equips ministers with the skills needed to minister effectively. Ministers have a variety of options available to increase and improve their ministry skill set which the basics are included in this course, i.e., examples to create a mock ministry that can be applied to for any denomination.

ABSCE117 - The Ministry of Jesus Part 2 – Women in Jesus’ Ministry.

Description: This course will give knowledge of how Jesus’ relationship with women proved to be important and vital in His ministry. It’s incredibly difficult to understand how liberating the gospel was for women. Reading it through our modern lens makes it hard to recognize the scandalous ways that Jesus revolutionized how women were treated. In this course, you will study Jesus’ relationship with His mother, Mary, Mary Madelene, the Samaritan woman, the woman with a “bleeding” issue, and several others.

ABSCE103 - Why we study the Bible?

 

Description: (The reasons are infinite but suffice to say that only when you discover the purpose of a thing do you recognize its value and potential to elevate your life. God has a plan for each of us, not He must get us ready for the plan, and the tools of His trade. The WORD.)

ABSCE104 - Foundation of Faith

 

Description. (God is not moved by our needs, only by faith. Faith in Christ and His Word for life, health, and eternity only come one way, and in this module, you will learn not only how it comes but how to use it to live the God kind of life.)

ABSCE105 -  English 1

 

Description -This course has been designed to give you the fundamental knowledge you will need to be successful in passing a college-level English course. The course will also assist you in achieving communicative competency, sentence structure, etc. The student will work to improve their reading habits, writing fluency, and basic grammatical skills while also focusing on grade-level curriculum. 

ABSCE108 -Prayer

Description. (There are many different types of prayers spoken of in God’s Word. This module covers not only how to pray, but what prayer to pray and how to receive. Because God gave us dominion over the works of His hands. He will only act when we pray, which makes this course one of the most important in year 1.)

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ABSCE113 - Old Testament Survey I

DescriptionThis course offers a selective introduction to central themes and texts of the Old Testament. With a focus on the Pentateuch.

 

 

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ABSCE118 - Introduction to Church Planting

Description: The Introduction to Church Planting course is both theological and practical. Students will explore the nature of church planting locally and the requirements. Biblical, theological, historical, and practical reasons for church planting will be considered, and some of the models being used today will be discussed.

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ABSCE109 - New Testament Survey I

Description: This course examines the Gospels and relates them and their selective views of Christ and the culture in which they lived.

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ABSCE114 - Women in the Bible

Description: A study on women who help shape the Bible in the Old and New Testament.

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ABSCE119 -Old Testament Survey II

      This course focuses on the Prophets and Writings in the Old Testament.

ABSCE110 - Preparation for Ministry

Description: This course equips ministers with the skills needed to minister effectively. Ministers have a variety of options available to increase and improve their ministry skill set which the basics are included in this course, i.e., examples to create a mock ministry that can be applied to for any denomination.

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ABSCE115 - Kingdom Building 1

Description: This course focuses on what Kingdom Building is and the importunacy of such for God’s Kingdom. It looks and teaches its principles and Kingdom Builder’s characteristics. This module is dedicated to moving us from sin consciousness to God consciousness and how to assist others under leadership guidance.

ABSCE120 – The Ministry of Jesus (Part 2)  

Jesus' Relationship with  Women in His Ministry.

This course will concentrate on how Jesus felt about women in ministry and also focus on the key women in the New Testament, such as Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Madelene, the woman caught in adultery, the bleeding woman,  Martha, and Joanna

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ABSFF101 - Identifying your calling in the Five-Fold Ministry (Ministry Assessment Testing) and your Spiritual Autobiography

     Description: Your Spiritual Biography is your history of your spiritual connection with Christ which includes when you were saved, the history and family background of your Christian experience. It simply is a story of your own life and how God has been present in it. It can include your journey in, and out of, organized religion and all things spiritual. Writing your Spiritual Autobiography is an opportunity to identify specific experiences of God and to reflect on how those experiences have impacted you. It’s the story of your journey with God. (Your Spiritual Autobiography should be typed)

 

ABSFF102 - The integrity of God’s Word - Description: (Knowing that the Bible is God inspired, trustworthy above all else, and a work authored to effect change in fallen man is essential. In this study, you will discover that “in the beginning, was the Word” (John 1:1) and how that word predicted events thousands of years before they took place.)

 

ABSFF103 - Foundation of Faith

Description (God is not moved by our needs, only by faith. Faith in Christ and His Word for life, health, and eternity only come one way, and in this module, you will learn not only how it comes but how to use it to live the God kind of life.)

 

ABSFF104 - Developing Spiritual Maturity Description. (Growth is not automatic. We must eat and drink to grow. Likewise, our spiritual man needs to be fed to grow, not in size though but rather in stature. There are few things as annoying as an adult who conducts himself like an adolescent. Likewise, it’s high time that we as Christians “grow up.” This module teaches us how to grow in a simple manner using the Word of God as our guide.)

 

ABSFF105 - How to be led by The Holy Spirit  Description. (“The Spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord” The Holy Spirit lives in our spirit and directs us into all truths. His voice is still small and we must listen carefully. Learn how to recognize and instantly obey His leading. In this module, your “spiritual” antenna will be set to begin), hearing from God.

Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies with emphasis on the Five-Fold Ministry
(Course Descriptions)

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ABSFF106 - Old Testament Survey I

Description: A survey of the Old Testament through the Book of II Samuel.

 

ABSFF107 -Prayer 

Description. (There are many different types of prayers spoken of in God’s Word. This module covers not only how to pray, but what prayer to pray and how to receive. Because God gave us dominion over the works of prayer to pray and how to receive. Because God gave us dominion over the works of His hands.

 

ABSFF108 - Comprehensive Survey of the New Testament.

Description: A comprehensive look at the entire New Testament piecing together the puzzle of the redemption planned by God through the ages. This course includes a study of political and religious backgrounds.

ABSFF109 – The Book of Acts

Description: An insightful look at Acts which will walk the student through the early church describing their initial struggles as well as their successes for the Kingdom of God.

 

ABSFF110 – Ephesians

Description: A practical study of the first four chapters of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus with emphasis on practical, spiritual application for leaders and the Five-Fold Ministry acknowledgment.

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ABSFF111 – Introduction to the Five-Fold Ministry

Description:An Introduction and understanding of the gifting of the ministry Christ left to operate the church.

 

ABSFF112 - Biblical analysis of The Anointing of the Apostle & Prophet

Description: This course in an overview is designed to teach and train the student in the role and shows using biblical examples how the apostles and prophets work together in ministry.
Apostles and prophets are the foundational ministries of the church (Eph 2:20). While the foundation of the universal church was laid by Jesus, and established by his twelve apostles of the Lamb, each generation of the church age must have the foundation re-laid and confirmed in order to remain on the rock that is Christ (1st Cor 3:11).

 

ABSFF13 - Old Testament Survey II

Description:  This course focuses on the Prophets and Writings in the Old Testament.

 

ABSFF114 - Kingdom Building 1

Description: This course focuses on what Kingdom Building is and the importance of such for God’s Kingdom. It looks and teaches it principles and Kingdom Builder’s characteristics.

 

ABSFF115 - Introduction to Church Planting

Description:  The Introduction to Church Planting course is both theological and practical. Students will explore the nature of church planting locally and the requirements. Biblical, theological, historical, and practical reasons for church planting will be considered, and some of the models being used today will be discussed.

ABSFF116 - The role of the Evangelist.

Description: This course will give you practical strategies for proclamation evangelism, with an emphasis on evangelistic preaching, and preparing your church/ministry for follow-up with new believers. It also engages in the preparation for the message in evangelism for local as well as worldwide. (The Bible tells us that Jesus was a “friend of sinners,” now a casual acquaintance. In today’s Christian circles’ friendship with the lost is frowned upon so now we will learn how to befriend the lost like Jesus did to reconcile them to God without compromising our integrity and conduct. Because God is love, love needs to be defined. When we define true love, we define God. This module will have you falling in love with Him all over again as you begin to discover how unconditional His love towards us is.)

 

ABSFF117 - The preparation of the Pastor and Teacher

Description: Introductory course on the role of the Pastor and Teacher in the Bible.  It discusses using both men and women who had responsibilities of that of a pastor and teacher in the Bible and the mandate of Ephesians 4:11-16.  It assists with the discovery of identifying, developing, and deploying teaching gifts in others. This course also gives an overview of how to disciple others and help them grow in their ability to understand and communicate scriptural truth to those within the church.

 

ABSAFF118—Preparation for Ministry I

Description: This course equips ministers with the skills needed to minister effectively. Ministers have a variety of options available to increase and improve their ministry skill set which the basics are included in this course, i.e., examples to create a mock ministry that can be applied to any denomination.

 

ABSFF119 – Blueprint of Christ’s Church

Description: This course horns in on what the blueprint of God’s design for ministry involves. According to God's blueprint, His Church must be “built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.” (Eph. 2:20-21 NKJV)

 

ABSFF120 - Introduction to Hermeneutics Description: Biblical hermeneutics is the science and art of interpreting the Bible. This course Introduction of Biblical Hermeneutics is designed for everyone, especially teachers, preachers, and pastors, who have a desire to gain knowledge of the Bible.

      Here is what the course covers:

· Origin and definition of hermeneutics

· What is the Bible and its arrangement

· Nature of Scripture

· Inspiration of the Bible

· Inerrancy of the Bible

· Infallibility of the Bible

· Authority of the Bible

· Definition of biblical hermeneutics

· Importance of biblical hermeneutics

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