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Virginia Cawthorn Bible Institute
19-Credit-Hour-Certificates

V.C.B.I. 19-Credit-Hour-Certificates

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY CERTIFICATE FOR TRAINING BELIEVERS,

LEADERS AND PASTORS FOR MINISTRY 

 

 

REQUIRED COURSES 

Biblical Studies Core: Old Testament Survey (3 Credits) // New Testament Survey (3 Credits) 

Theological Studies Core: Christian Faith & Ministry (3 Credits) 

Practical Ministry Core: Ministry & Leadership Development (3 credits) // Ministry Practicum (1 credit) 

Choose Two Electives: Biblical Interpretation // Principles of Biblical Counseling // Prayer 

// Evangelism // Introduction to Christian Caregiving // Life of Christ // Teaching the Bible // Sermon Preparation // (Additional electives may be offered) 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CERTIFICATE FOR THOSE IN CHURCH CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PROGRAMS

SUCH AS SUNDAY SCHOOL, CHILDREN’S CHURCH, YOUTH MINISTRY, CELL GROUP MINISTRY, ETC. 

 

REQUIRED COURSES 

Old Testament Survey // Teaching the Bible // Ministry Practicum // New Testament Survey // Faith & Human Development 

Choose Two Electives: Ministry & Leadership Development // Introduction to Christian // Caregiving // History & Philosophy of Christian Education // Discipleship & Small Groups // Youth Ministry 

CHRISTIAN CAREGIVING CERTIFICATE FOR TRAINING LAY COUNSELORS/CAREGIVERS

IN THE LOCAL CHURCH (NOT TO BE A CERTIFIED COUNSELOR) 

REQUIRED COURSES 

Introduction to Christian Caregiving // Faith & Human Development // Ministry Practicum // Principles of Biblical Counseling 

Choose three electives*: Christian Approaches to Counseling // Marriage & Family // Spiritual Issues in Substance Abuse // Crisis Intervention // Intro. to Codependency Counseling 

CHRISTIAN MISSION CERTIFICATE FOR TRAINING IN EVANGELISM, CHURCH PLANTING, AND MISSIONS 

REQUIRED COURSES 

Christian Faith and Ministry // Ministry/Missions Practicum or Internship (1-3 credits) Evangelism // Introduction to Christian Missions 

Choose three electives*: Church Growth and Planting // Major World Religions // Signs and Wonders // Contemporary Religious Cults // (Other Missions courses to be added later) 

BIBLICAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO FOCUS ON BIBLICAL STUDIES 

REQUIRED COURSES 

Old Testament Survey // New Testament Survey // Biblical Interpretation Ministry Practicum (1 credit) 

Choose three electives*: 

Pentateuch // Life of Christ // Poetic Literature // Life and Teachings of Paul // Romans // End-Time Events // Hebrew and General Epistles // Luke/Acts 

 

*As one of the three electives, students may choose Christian Faith & Ministry or Teaching the Bible. 

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