The Biblical Studies Diploma Program is an intensive series of courses that allow an individual to earn a diploma and prepare them for full-time ministry in just twelve weeks! Each Saturday, students will complete an entire course in only one day that is generally reserved for an entire semester. After three months, the individual will have completed twelve college level courses which equip for various ministry roles. The all-inclusive program cost is only $995.00 and includes tuition, course guides, diploma (with holder), official transcripts, weekly lunch and refreshments, 12 continuing education units, ordination certificate with Tennessee Valley Ministries, and one year of professional membership in the North America Christian Counselors Association. Payments are divided over five equal installments of $199 each (registration deposit, and the beginning of weeks one, four, eight, and twelve.)


Week 1:   Survey of the Old Testament

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

Week 2:   Survey of the New Testament

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

Week 3:   Gospel of John

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

Week 4:   Foundations of Biblical Hermeneutics

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

Week 5:   Principles of Systematic Theology

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

Week 6:   Introduction to Christian Apologetics

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

Week 7:   History of the Christian Church

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

Week 8:   Foundations of Personal Evangelism

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

Week 9:   Principles of Pastoral Counseling

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

Week 10:   Introduction to Global Missiology

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

Week 11:   Foundations of Pastoral Leadership

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

Week 12:   Principles of Homiletics *

Saturday Morning

7:30 am - 8:00 am  ·  Chapel Service
8:00 am - 10:00 am  ·  Lecture Periods
10:00 am - 10:15 am  ·  Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:30 am  ·  Lecture Periods

Saturday Afternoon

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm  ·  Lunch Period
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm  ·  Lecture Periods
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  ·  Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  ·  Lecture Periods

* Female students may elect to substitute this course with Women in Ministry.