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Explore the deep, faith-building benefits of completing one of our Certificate Programs. 


Each of our practical certificates serves as a building block as you progress towards larger goals, like one of our Degree or Diploma programs as you advance in your ministry.  


Would you like help navigating your goals?  Which program is right for you?  

Reach out to us via email  or call (262) 644-5504 to speak with a staff member about meeting your ministry and spiritual goals with the Berean Bible Institute. 

Bachelor of Ministry
(B. Min.)

The Bachelor of Ministry (B. Min.) constitutes 126 total credit hours including 30 credits general education that must be transferred to BBI and 96 credit hours in ministry and biblical studies.   The B.Min. program is designed to train leaders for full time vocational ministry within the Grace Movement.

Understanding that God directs individuals into different types of ministry, we have designed four specific tracks that will allow a student to study in the field where they believe God is leading them. The B.Min. is offered in Pastoral Studies (for men only), Missions, Christian Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Only one Bachelor of Ministry may be earned by each student.

This degree is designed to train leaders for full-time vocational ministry within the Grace Movement.  Furthermore, we have designed four specific tracks to prepare students for ministry in various areas. 

This diploma will prepare:

  • Pastors
  • Elders
  • Missionaries
  • Christian Educators (non-licensure)
  • Servants in Parachurch Organizations
  • Ministry Leaders

A total of 126 credit hours are required to earn this degree, with a minimum of 30 credit hours being taken from BBI and no more than 90 transfer credits. 

Required courses:

  • All Core Curriculum courses
  • All Ministry Track courses.  Choose from the following specializations:
    • Pastoral Studies (men only)
    • Missions
    • Christian Education
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • General Education (must be transferred):
    • English (Composition or writing required) (6 credit hours)
    • History (3 credit hours)
    • Math/Science (6 credit hours)
    • Electives (12 credit hours)

The following required general education credits must be transferred in order to earn the Associate of Biblical Foundations degree:

  • English (Composition or writing required) – 6 credit hours
  • History – 3 credit hours
  • Math/Science – 6 credit hours
  • Speech – 3 credit hours
  • Electives – 12 credit hours

Total: 30 credit hours of transferred General Education

All required courses can be taken via any combination of the following delivery formats:

  • On Campus Courses (schedule varies)
  • Instructor-Led, Virtual Courses (schedule varies)
  • Self-Directed Courses (start at any time)

While the most motivated students can complete 96 credit hours of study at BBI in as little as 3 academic years, students have the flexibility to work at a pace that works with the needs and demands of their life and ministry.  Call BBI today to discuss how we can support you personally in your training goals.  

Students, paying at the full tuition rate, will be charged for 96 credit hours at $100 per credit hour for a total of $9,600. Textbooks, course materials and fees are additional expenses.

See our financial information page for further details on our generous discounts and all applicable scholarship opportunities.

Are you ready for success?


"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." Romans 12:1


"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15


"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14