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CERTIFICATE IN

Scripture

NEXT START May 2024
CREDITS 13 hours
FORMAT 100% Online

WHY CHOOSE TRINITY’S CERTIFICATE IN SCRIPTURE?

The Scripture Certificate program provides a community of online learners with an enriching opportunity to delve into the depths of the Bible, fostering an excellent comprehension of both the Old and New Testaments. The asynchronous program’s flexibility allows students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the scriptures by exploring their historical contexts and learning about their authors at their own pace. The program focuses on developing a Christ-centered approach to reading, interpreting, and applying scripture, emphasizing theological perspectives and the art of biblical interpretation. These online courses encourage students to expand their knowledge and cultivate a faithful application of scripture, enabling them to draw from its wisdom and teachings, both in their personal lives and ministries.

100% Online Course

Faculty With Real World Experience

3 Convinient Start Dates

CURRICULUM

Courses may be completed on the Bannockburn campus, through TEDS online courses, and at approved extension sites. While the entire certificate may be completed through TEDS online courses, not all courses are available in all modes or every semester. The following requirements must be completed

Required
  • ID 5000 Biblical Theology and Interpretation
  • OT 5000 Intro to the Old Testament
  • NT 5000 Intro to the New Testament
  • OT or NT elective
Total: 13 Hours
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WHY COMPLETE A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?

The Certificate in Scripture is designed for those who desire to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible in English. It may also be used by those who may not possess a baccalaureate degree but wish to demonstrate the ability to complete a master’s program in a theological discipline. Admission to the Certificate does not ensure admissions to a Trinity degree program; however, it is designed so that courses completed may apply toward a future TEDS degree.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the Certificate in Scripture generally possess the following:

  • The general admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the Catalog, or if an applicant does not have an earned bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with the minimum GPA, intensive or extensive life experience with ministry in the church, parachurch, other Christian organization (generally five-plus years of full-time experience)
  • Demonstrated academic ability through evaluation and/or interview by Admissions office (personal interview encompassing demonstrable skills, character, knowledge, and critical thinking)
  • Completion of the Certificate Application with accompanying requisite materials.

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FEATURED FACULTY

DR. MICHELLE KNIGHT

Dr. Knight is an active member of the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Evangelical Theological Society, where she serves as the Program Unit Chair for the Old Testament Theology section. She is currently writing a textbook on the historical books (Baker), a commentary on Joshua (Cascade) and a commentary on Judges (Baker). Her research interests include narrative criticism, theology of the Old Testament, the early historical books, and poetry in biblical narrative.

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