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Fall 2023 Course Schedule

As a student, you will meet weekly with your instructor and fellow classmates in an interactive, online format featuring real time lectures, discussion and other media presentations. 

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Student Testimonials:

"...allows you to ask questions on the go. Immediate feedback and you can hear/see the context of speech as opposed to reading comments. I enjoyed the personal examples and relevant discussion that you would not get from self-directed courses."

"Reading the books and the discussions in class rekindled something inside my heart... the teaching and the fellowship was real and very edifying."

Full Semester

16-Week Course Offerings: August 21 - December 14, 2023

APPLY BY JULY 27, 2023
ENROLL BY AUGUST 3, 2023

Click each course title below to expand the course description and learn more about the course’s details.

Monday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) Offered during the fall
semester, this is a special class on understanding and applying the Biblical principles of personal
relationships within the family. With the moral fabric of our nation already badly eroded by the
persistent flow of humanistic thought into the mainstream of our culture, the traditional views of the
family and moral ethics are quickly fading away. This course is designed for those who are sincerely
interested in learning how to protect their own families from the destructiveness of worldly
philosophies and to help others do the same through the application of the Biblical principles of
parenting and other family issues. Class size is restricted for this course, so those desiring to attend
should sign up as soon as possible. Single people are allowed to attend. A husband or wife may take
the class without their spouse, but married couples are strongly urged to attend together if at all
possible. 

NOTE: BBI allows for a modified application and “special registration” status.  Such a designation allows students to exclusively register for only “special classes” like this course.  Refer to the Student Handbook for further information.  If this status applies to you, select the “Special Registration” on the student application. 

Wednesday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

209 – HOMILETICS: (Two credit hours) How to study for, prepare, and deliver
sound and relevant messages from God’s Word. This course covers the introduction of the basic purpose, principles, and the importance of preaching from the Bible. The student is presented with the need for personal Bible study and spiritual growth with an emphasis on relying on the power of God and His Word in preaching. This class focuses on the necessity of the preacher preparing himself before preparing his message, while teaching him how to put together and deliver Biblically sound sermons.

1007 – ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR WOMEN: (Two credit hours) This course is offered during the fall semester in conjunction with 209 Homiletics I. Berean Bible Institute recognizes that God uses women in ministry in unique and powerful ways. Women use their gifts on the mission field, in the home, or speaking at women’s retreats or Bible Studies. It is essential that they receive training to effectively present God’s Word wherever He provides the opportunity. Advanced Public Speaking for Women is designed to give them training in preparing and presenting the Word of God in an effective way in a group setting. 115 Public Speaking is a prerequisite for taking this course if the student has no prior public speaking credits.

Thursday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Four credit hours) This course begins with an in-depth study of the foundational book of Genesis and then moves on for a book by book study of Exodus through Deuteronomy. It provides the student with an understanding of the outworking of God’s plan in reference to the creation, the flood, the nations, the special purpose of His chosen people, Israel,

Term 1

8 Week Course Offerings: August 21 - October 12, 2023

APPLY BY JULY 27, 2023
ENROLL BY AUGUST 3, 2023

Monday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) The student will learn first hand how to lead both adults and children to faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. Procedures for one on one witnessing, door-to-door evangelism, and evangelistic meetings will be taught. This is one of the most important classes an individual can take. In addition, how to follow up on a new believer in order to help them become established in the faith and begin walking in the spirit is taught.

Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course covers the introduction to Bible doctrines; the Bible, the
Godhead, the Person of Christ, the Depravity of Man, Salvation, the Security of the Believer, the Holy Spirit, the Church, the Gifts, and the Believers Walk.

Tuesday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) Theology is the study of God. Systematic Theology is the ordered study of the great doctrines of God’s Word, the Bible. Dispensational Theology is the systematic in-depth study of the great doctrines of Scripture according to the Biblical principle of right division (II Tim. 2:15). Practical Dispensational Theology is the study of dispensational theology with an emphasis on the application of Biblical truths to both the individual believer’s life and in the context of the corporate Body of Christ.

This course covers: The introduction to Dispensational Theology, and the doctrines of Bibliology (revelation, inspiration, authority, and the dispensational character of the Bible); Theology Proper (the existence of God, the nature of God, the eternal purpose of God, and the works of God).

Wednesday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(2 credit hours) The Bible must be rightly divided (II Tim. 2:15), therefore, we are committed to studying it dispensationally. Although God’s essential nature does not change, His dispensations toward man do change. This course gives an overview of the Bible from a dispensational point of view. It lays the groundwork for a lifetime of effective personal Bible study.

Term 2

8 Week Course Offerings: October 23 - December 14, 2023

APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 28, 2023
ENROLL BY OCTOBER 5, 2023

Monday, 8:15-10:00 PM, CST

(Two credit hours) Bible Counseling is the use of the truths found in the Scriptures to help people work through their problems. In these classes, the foundation of God’s Word is used to show the sufficiency of God’s grace as revealed in His Word through the Lord Jesus Christ for facing the issues and challenges of life.   

This course presents the Bible as sufficient for providing answers for all of man’s personal problems in every area of life, and as such shows how it is to be used for dealing with one’s own personal problems or in counseling others who are in need. Bible Counseling is shown to be the Christ-centered and Holy Spirit-empowered practical application of Biblical truth to an individual’s life with the goal of spiritual victory, maturity, and fruitfulness toward God.

Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) A concise study of the important major doctrines of Scripture from a dispensational point of view.

This course covers Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, the Resurrection, the Second Coming of Christ, the State of the Dead, and the Mission and Commission of the Church, Human Sexuality, Sanctity of Life, Christian Civil Responsibility, and Christian Stewardship.

Tuesday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) Apologetics is a defense of the origin and absolute reliability of the Bible as a Book uniquely inspired by God. This course offers a comprehensive and
systematic survey of the evidence of the truth and authority of the Scriptures. It will help to confirm the student’s faith and equip him or her to stand against the attacks of humanistic unbelief, to be knowledgeable in order to effectively witness in our high-tech and evolutionary thinking culture, and to maintain a strong and uncompromising stand for the infallibility of God and His Word in every situation. This course is especially recommended for those attending or planning to attend a secular
college or university.

Tuesday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course focuses on the ministry, message, and person of each of the major writing prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel (Daniel is covered briefly since it is covered in depth in 308 Daniel & Revelation). The study looks at the
significance of each prophet’s time and place in Israel’s history, their relationship to the false prophets of their day, the dispensational importance of their messianic prophecies, and the character of each prophet.

Wednesday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course focuses on the local church as God’s primary ministry in this Dispensation of Grace. Paul’s letters, particularly to Timothy and Titus, provide the principles for Pastoral Ministry.

This course covers the training of elders, church growth, and the pastoral job description, along with an examination of contemporary issues from a Biblical perspective.

Term 2

8 Week Course Offerings: October 23 - December 14, 2023

APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 28, 2023
ENROLL BY OCTOBER 5, 2023

Monday, 8:15-10:00 PM, CST

(Two credit hours) Bible Counseling is the use of the truths found in the Scriptures to help people work through their problems. In these classes, the foundation of God’s Word is used to show the sufficiency of God’s grace as revealed in His Word through the Lord Jesus Christ for facing the issues and challenges of life.   

This course presents the Bible as sufficient for providing answers for all of man’s personal problems in every area of life, and as such shows how it is to be used for dealing with one’s own personal problems or in counseling others who are in need. Bible Counseling is shown to be the Christ-centered and Holy Spirit-empowered practical application of Biblical truth to an individual’s life with the goal of spiritual victory, maturity, and fruitfulness toward God.

Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) A concise study of the important major doctrines of Scripture from a dispensational point of view.

This course covers Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, the Resurrection, the Second Coming of Christ, the State of the Dead, and the Mission and Commission of the Church, Human Sexuality, Sanctity of Life, Christian Civil Responsibility, and Christian Stewardship.

Tuesday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) Apologetics is a defense of the origin and absolute reliability of the Bible as a Book uniquely inspired by God. This course offers a comprehensive and
systematic survey of the evidence of the truth and authority of the Scriptures. It will help to confirm the student’s faith and equip him or her to stand against the attacks of humanistic unbelief, to be knowledgeable in order to effectively witness in our high-tech and evolutionary thinking culture, and to maintain a strong and uncompromising stand for the infallibility of God and His Word in every situation. This course is especially recommended for those attending or planning to attend a secular
college or university.

Tuesday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course focuses on the ministry, message, and person of each of the major writing prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel (Daniel is covered briefly since it is covered in depth in 308 Daniel & Revelation). The study looks at the significance of each prophet’s time and place in Israel’s history, their relationship to the false prophets of their day, the dispensational importance of their messianic prophecies, and the character of each prophet.

Wednesday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course focuses on the local church as God’s primary ministry in this Dispensation of Grace. Paul’s letters, particularly to Timothy and Titus, provide the principles for Pastoral Ministry.

This course covers the training of elders, church growth, and the pastoral job description, along with an examination of contemporary issues from a Biblical perspective.