Course Delivery Formats

Choose from 3 course formats to best meet your life's changing needs!

Resident Studies

Discover more about the encouraging, spiritually-rich and life-changing environment that face-to-face study can yield through our On Campus studies.  

Unable to relocate due to the demands of your life?  Benefit from the same academically challenging, spiritually-invigorating courses from home.  

Which distance study option is best for you?

Students will naturally wonder which form of distance study is best for them. Will instructor-led, virtual courses be a greater blessing or will be self-paced, self-directed courses fit your life’s current circumstances?  Explore your options by clicking on the button below.  

On Campus Education

Please note, no “On Campus” courses are currently scheduled or being offered.  For more information or further inquiry, please email us. 

Class Times

Classes are conveniently held in the evenings, Mondays and Tuesdays.


There are 2 terms each semester. Courses are offered for 8 weeks each term. Some courses cover both terms, lasting for a total of 16 weeks. The fall semester typically runs from mid-August through mid-December. The spring semester begins in mid-January, finishing in mid-May.

Housing, Employment and Living Expenses

BBI has no dormitory or housing facilities. Each student must arrange for his or her own housing. BBI and local Grace churches will try to assist in these needs where possible. Apartments within walking distance of BBI are often available for rent. Students may find it necessary to work part-time while attending BBI. Each student is responsible for all other living expenses such as food, clothing, transportation, medical, etc.

Distance Studies Education

Students can study from anywhere via our distance studies education program which offers both instructor-led, virtual courses as well as self-directed courses.  Explore the following video series to help you identify which type of course is best for you! 

Distance Education Overview

Gain a quick, bird’s-eye-view of our two forms of distance study education: instructor-led, virtual courses and self-directed courses. 

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What's Best for You?

How do you choose which type of course is best for you?  Gain some practical insight and tips for achieving your educational and ministry goals at Berean Bible Institute.   

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Instructor-Led, Virtual Courses

Instructor-Led, Virtual Courses allow students and faculty the opportunity to meet weekly via teleconferencing software.  Learn more as you watch the video below to dive deeper into what it’s like to study in an Instructor-led, Virtual course. 

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Live, virtual classes offer the next-best solution when in-person learning isn't possible. Our instructors love to connect with our students no matter the circumstances! Students benefit from interactive lecture, presentations, discussions and multiple assignment formats.


A life of service for the Lord is deeply rooted in relationships. Build friendships and a network of fellow believers around the world that will support you throughout your ministry journey.


The technology requirements for online learning are minimal. If you have a computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection, you are set!

This delivery format utilizes the free Zoom platform for weekly classroom meetings. Classes are generally scheduled for evenings (Monday through Thursday) but may be altered based upon need and availability.


You'll be amazed at the blessing of how much you will learn and grow when you apply concentrated focus in a single area of study. Our 8-week terms facilitate deep learning. Some courses may be completed over 16-weeks.

Our Fall Terms I & II typically run mid-August through mid-December while our Spring Terms I & II run mid-January through mid-May.

Self-Directed Courses

Learn about some of the advantages to studying at the Berean Bible Institute at your own pace and on your own schedule through our self-directed courses.  

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One of the greatest advantages of this course format is that you can begin at anytime. There is no need to wait for a new semester to begin. Transformation and growth are just around the corner!


While you are in the "driver's seat" of your education, we offer guidance along the way to keep you on track both practically and spiritually. Students benefit from connection with their Distance Studies Advisor throughout various points in a course.


When you enroll in a course, you receive a customized schedule to meet your needs. Study at your own pace and within the constraints of your own schedule - no weekly meetings to juggle and manage. Courses are typically completed within 16 weeks.