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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. 

Diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies (Dip. ABS)

This diploma constitutes 96 credit hours of ministry and biblical studies with a minimum of 30 credit hours taken from BBI. The Dip. ABS 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 Dip. ABS is offered in Pastoral Studies (for men only), Missions, Christian Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies.

The Dip. ABS includes the same curriculum as the Bachelor of Ministry program but does not require 30 credit hours general education to be transferred.

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 96 credit hours are required to earn this degree, with a minimum of 30 credit hours being taken from BBI. 

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 (may be transferred in):
    • 111 Study Skills & Personal Finance
    • 113 English
    • 115 Public Speaking
    • 311 Christian Writing

* The general education requirements may result in the student taking more than the required amount of 96 credit hours for the Diploma. 

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 within 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