Certificate in Bible Instruction
Years to Complete
The Certificate in Bible Instruction is designed to equip teachers of all grade levels with a strong knowledge base in biblical studies in order to prepare them to teach and instruct on the Bible with competence and accuracy.
Solid Theology. Excellent Pedagogy.
The Partnership: Christian Schools International, a respected accreditation and school resource association, has joined with Calvin Theological Seminary to provide premier training for Bible teachers.
The Goal: The Certificate in Bible Instruction program will shape a stronger focus and expectation for professional development in Bible instruction at the K–12 level. Bible courses in Christian schools are not only spiritually formational but also serious academic courses of study that lay a strong foundation for a life grounded in faith and service.
The Program: Through the following courses, this certificate will equip teachers at all grade levels to teach Bible classes steeped in solid theology, excellent pedagogy, and a passion for God’s word.
Designed with the Bible Teacher in Mind
In partnership with CSI, the Certificate in Bible Instruction encouraages course work to strengthen the Biblical knowledge of a K-12 Bible Teacher. These courses are offered online and planned to work with at teacher's schedule.
3 Bible Survey
Prepares leaders in the church to be faithful and effective stewards of the Word by acquainting them with the basic content and principal theme of each book of the Bible; the historical, geographical, and cultural backgrounds to the Bible; its introductory hermeneutical principles; and its continuing relevance.
1 Biblical Interpretation for Ministry
An introduction to basic principles for interpreting the Bible in the Reformed tradition. This course initiates the student in the fundamental task of a doing a responsible and relevant interpretation of the biblical text. Thus, the course aims to familiarize us with the indispensable abilities to hear attentively the Word of God and obey it.
2 Integrating Faith with Pedagogy
2 Principles and Methods for Effective Bible Teaching
Biblical Elective (2-3 credits)