The ORU Bible Institute Diploma/Certificate program is designed for Christians who want intensive training in Biblical Studies, Theology, and Practical Ministries. These approaches to ministry training are especially attractive to pastors and lay persons because the learning is either online (for individual studies through the ORU Online
Bible Institute), or is a part of a church’s own Bible Institute and is tailored to involve the laity in the ministries of the local church.
Through either individual online studies or working through a local church or ministry, students can learn from a proven curriculum and earn one or all of the following:
- 19-credit Certificates for Christian Workers, Christian Education, Christian Caregiving, Biblical Studies, General Theological Studies, and Christian Mission
- Advanced Certificate of Theology (33 credit hours)
- Diploma of Theological Studies (66 credit hours)
- Students completing the onlne program will receive a Certificate or Diploma from ORU. If the program is completed through a local church, the Certificate or Diploma is issued jointly with the church.
Completed coursework may be applied toward advanced standing in one of ORU’s fully accredited bachelor’s degree programs.
The curriculum, materials, and lecture notes for nearly 50 courses are prepared by our great faculty at ORU and by other highly qualified professionals. Students will work with carefully selected, highly qualified instructors.