Accelerated College of the Bible International (ACBI) has added the Bachelor of Applied Science in Biblical Education degree to its academic opportunities. With a double major in Bible and education, the four-year degree gives practical hands-on training and a philosophical basis for organizing and administering local church Learning Centers. This blended distance-learning degree equips students for leadership roles in church Christian education programs for children and youth.
This degree is geared toward students who recently graduated from Lighthouse Christian Academy and from schools with Model or Quality Status and for current school staff using the A.C.E. curriculum. The objectives of aligning skills and the philosophy embedded in the curriculum are reinforced with practical methods. Course concentrations are separated into the categories of Bible, Education, General Education, and Electives.
Bible courses cover a variety of subjects, such as surveys of the New and Old Testaments, counseling, theology, Biblical geography, Bible study methods, leadership, and Biblical worldview. Education courses include Learning Center management, philosophy of individualization, professional staff relationships, practical administration, and directed study. General Education subjects include English, history, math, science, public speaking, and biographies of Christians. Students may also choose from a variety of electives.
Students will gain skills and a thorough understanding of how to effectively run a Learning Center backed by academic knowledge in key subjects. The combination of sound Biblical knowledge and opportunities for real-world experience prepare students for the many challenges of ministering to children.
Starting with fall 2021, the Bachelor degree will be offered to incoming freshmen. Visit acem.org to learn more about the ACBI options for a one-year program and two- and four-year degrees. ACBI offers a variety of scholarships, credit for prior learning experience, and opportunities for work study.