​ACADEMICS

ELBC

Eternal Life Bible College

 

     Impacting The World for Christ

Bachelor of Biblical Studies

Eternal Life Bible College (ELBC) offers a Bachelor of Biblical Studies with a concentration in Theology, Christian Education, General Ministry.  Regardless of the concentration pursued, the first course of study for any program is identical to give students a solid Biblical foundation and allow them the opportunity to become familiar with each program prior to choosing one course of study. 

All degree concentrations provide a wealth of ministry-related instruction.

 

Each degree program includes core courses designed to help students grow in their understanding of Scripture and their commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ. Students will be engaged in ministry training on line, in the classroom and through experience in the local churches. 

 

Courses specifically designed for discipleship guide students in ministry training and experience.  Bible exposition courses are offered in a systematic rotation to give students a breadth of study in various authors and literary styles.

 

ELBC also wishes for students to learn how to live in society without succumbing to the temptations of secular life. The ELBC courses are conveniently located on line at our online website campus.

 

 

    Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts  degree will be able to:

 

  1. Understand and explain Biblical content and themes.  All students of Scripture must be able to accurately understand the purpose of the Biblical author in any book of the Bible.  Students will also be able to articulate in oral and written form general themes common throughout Scripture.

  2. Apply discipleship ministry skills through one-to-one or small group accountability.  The skill of training others to “follow me as I follow Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1) is the essential element to maintaining the Church from one generation to the next.  Living the standard of a godly life is critical for leading and serving in a local church; therefore, students will learn to follow Biblical leadership and model a Biblical lifestyle for others to follow.

  3. Provide Biblical solutions to counseling issues.  Every individual will confront sin in his or her personal life and relationships. To overcome sin is the goal of sanctification, and sometimes assistance may be necessary. Counseling is one person Biblically guiding another into right thinking and living, and all Christians who desire to serve others will be given by the Lord the opportunity to minister in this way. Both Biblical knowledge and the commitment to live and follow that knowledge are prerequisites to leading others to follow Scriptural teaching.

  4. Evangelize locally and cross-culturally. Whether it be in a familiar or foreign culture, students must be able to articulate and live the Gospel in such a way that the ultimate purpose of God’s glory in all of humanity is clearly heard and seen.

  5. Demonstrate a maturing commitment to Christ in daily lifestyle. Knowledge is useless if the difference in life is absent. Though students will learn a great deal in their years at Bible college, learning by itself is insufficient. Students will be trained in how to live lives that honor the reputation of the One who saved them.          This includes both spiritual and physical areas.  The goal of every Christian pursuit is to further the glory of God’s name; Bible college education is one of many disciplines used to accomplish the change that will bring about further glory to God.

  6. Provide sufficient evidence of spiritual and academic growth to pursue further bible training at a seminary or other institution of higher education. Some ELBC graduates will desire to pursue further education.                  The character, knowledge, and skills learned at Eternal Life Bible College in the Bachelor of Arts degree program will enable these students to thrive in the environments of rigorous academic pursuit.