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Virtual, Instructor-Led Courses

Spring 2024 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. 

Check back soon for the upcoming schedule for Fall 2024!

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Full Semester

16-Week Course Offerings: January 22 - May 16

APPLY BY DECEMBER 14, 2023
ENROLL BY JANUARY 4, 2024

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

**NOTE: All course times are subject to change due to enrollment demands and faculty availability. **

Monday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) Offered during the spring semester, this is a special class on the Biblical principles of marriage. With the institution of marriage under assault because of the increasingly secularist/humanistic worldview that has permeated our society, it is vitally important that those who want a secure marriage understand the Biblical principles of marriage, and how to apply them in their own relationship. The roles and responsibilities of husbands, wives, and couples as well as how to solve the most difficult problems of married life will be covered. Those who are interested are encouraged to sign up for the class as soon as possible. Single people are allowed to attend. 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

(Four credit hours) This course is a survey of all of the Pauline epistles with special attention given to the purpose and doctrine of each in the context of Paul’s ministry as the Apostle of the Gentiles who was especially commissioned to make known the Dispensation of the Grace of God (also offered is a more in-depth study of Romans and a systematic comprehensive review of Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians as separate courses).

Thursday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course is a follow-up to Homiletics 209. It helps the student to further develop the Biblical approach to studying, preparing and the delivering of topical, textual, and expository sermons. The student will examine the different types of sermons and will be expected to form and present messages of each kind before a live audience.

Prerequisite: 209 Homiletics 1

Term 1

8 Week Course Offerings: January 22 - March 14, 2024

APPLY BY DECEMBER 14, 2023
ENROLL BY JANUARY 4, 2024

Monday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course systematically works through the important epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Romans. The study of this book is vital to the understanding of man’s universal need of salvation, God’s provision of salvation through Jesus Christ, God’s offer of salvation by faith alone, the dispensational nature of the Bible, God’s dealings with Israel, and living the Christian life by faith.

Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course is designed to instruct the student in various aspects of Biblical Leadership. The student will also be exposed to the importance of assessing and determining the core values, mission and vision of a ministry. Because of their training at BBI some students will be seen as leaders. It is essential for our students to understand God’s view of leadership and how to lead others to make an impact for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 PM, CST

(Two credit hours) This course gives special attention to the distinctive errors that characterize the religious systems of the cults. The main emphasis is given to the true message of God’s Word enabling the student to recognize erroneous teachings whenever and wherever they are encountered. An overview of the beliefs of the major cults in America and how to reach individuals caught in the spiritual darkness of a cult or false religious system with the message of God’s Grace in Jesus Christ is also given.

Tuesday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(2 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. 

The doctrines of Ecclesiology (doctrine of the Church, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper), and Eschatology (the doctrine of future things – death, the intermediate state, the resurrection, the judgments, and the final state).

Term 2

8 Week Course Offerings: March 25 - May 16, 2024

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 29, 2024
ENROLL BY MARCH 7, 2024

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

(One credit hour) 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 focuses on the practical application of God’s grace as the answer to the problems encountered in life by individuals, with the centrality of the Lord Jesus Christ being emphasized. Students will gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the Dispensation of the Grace of God as they learn how it applies to personal problems. They will also learn why a “law-centered” legalistic approach to life is actually the root cause of many of the personal problems that people have. 

Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course provides a general overview of the purposes, principles, and practices of Christian education within the local church.  

This course covers the importance of developing effective educational ministries in the local church. The approach, content, and methods of Christian education will be dealt with.

Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course is an expositional study of the book of Acts with special emphasis given to the importance of its historical aspects concerning the beginning of the Church (the Body of Christ), the dispensational transition into Grace, and their harmonization with the epistles of the Apostle Paul.

Tuesday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) The major worldviews are compared and contrasted with Biblical Christianity. This study shows how non-Christian values and belief systems have negatively influenced the thinking of our times. The incredible clarity, coherence, and truthfulness of the true Christian worldview is highlighted and affirmed.

Term 2

8 Week Course Offerings: March 25 - May 16, 2024

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 29, 2024
ENROLL BY MARCH 7, 2024

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

(One credit hour) 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 focuses on the practical application of God’s grace as the answer to the problems encountered in life by individuals, with the centrality of the Lord Jesus Christ being emphasized. Students will gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the Dispensation of the Grace of God as they learn how it applies to personal problems. They will also learn why a “law-centered” legalistic approach to life is actually the root cause of many of the personal problems that people have. 

Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course provides a general overview of the purposes, principles, and practices of Christian education within the local church.  

This course covers the importance of developing effective educational ministries in the local church. The approach, content, and methods of Christian education will be dealt with.

Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) This course is an expositional study of the book of Acts with special emphasis given to the importance of its historical aspects concerning the beginning of the Church (the Body of Christ), the dispensational transition into Grace, and their harmonization with the epistles of the Apostle Paul.

Tuesday, 8:15-10:00 PM CST

(Two credit hours) The major worldviews are compared and contrasted with Biblical Christianity. This study shows how non-Christian values and belief systems have negatively influenced the thinking of our times. The incredible clarity, coherence, and truthfulness of the true Christian worldview is highlighted and affirmed.