Graduate Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies

The purpose of the graduate certificate program is to provide a biblical and theological foundation for persons already involved in or anticipating missionary service in a cross-cultural setting. This program provides the essential grounding in Bible and theology that is necessary for establishing the church on a firm footing in new environments and for grounding believers who live in a secular, religiously plural, and skeptical world.

The Basics

  • 24 credit hours
  • Available on campus and online, no residency requirement
  • All suggested courses are also applicable to the M.Div. or M.A. Christian Studies degrees

Program Courses (24 hours total)

DS 505 Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 3
BT 600 Fundamentals of Biblical Theology 3
New Testament Inductive Bible Study Course 3
Old Testament Inductive Bible Study Course 3
HT 520 History of Christian Thought 3
PH 610 Moral Theology and the Gospel 3
AP 500 Approaches to Apologetics or
MS 609/HT 609 Comparative Religious Traditions or
MS 620 Islamic Foundations: A Christian Analysis of Islam’s Source Documents 3
EV 605 Evangelism 3

For detailed program information, please see the academic catalog.

WBS is an accredited seminary, and our Grad Certificate, M.A., M.Div., and D.Min. programs are all approved by the Association of Theological Schools.