Biblical Studies Certificate


With a Biblical Studies Certificate, you’ll experience condensed but robust theological training.

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Transformation starts here. In Bethel Seminary’s Biblical Studies Certificate program, you’ll expand your biblical thinking and cultivate your spiritual maturity as you apply biblical truth to your own life.

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The Biblical Studies Certificate is a flexible, condensed selection of Bethel Seminary’s foundational courses, giving adult learners a framework for biblical interpretation that will serve them well in any ministry or industry context.

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Program Highlights

Instruction by scholar-practitioners

You’ll study with respected, established theologians who contribute to the future of the church through teaching, writing, and research. Many are ministry practitioners: pastors, speakers, and lay leaders.

Robust ministry network

You’ll meet students from many contexts and backgrounds, creating a unique learning environment where strong connection and support networks are formed.

Solid theological teaching

You’ll take Hermeneutics, Old Testament Survey, and New Testament Survey, three courses that are foundational to the Bethel Seminary experience.

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Transformation starts here.

Seminary students

At Bethel Seminary, you’ll experience personal and spiritual transformation that will equip you to transform others—for eternal impact. Our Biblical Studies Certificate program teaches you biblical truth and prepares you to live it.

Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a Certificate in Biblical Studies?

The Biblical Studies Certificate program will provide you with practical skills in biblical interpretation and the confidence to apply them in your context.


Learn how to:

  • Apply the message of the Bible to your own life so you can impact others
  • Love God, yourself, and others more fully by gaining emotional, spiritual, and relational health
  • Gain tools and insights for interpreting the Bible in its original context
  • Relate theology to current issues
  • Approach Scripture with care and understanding

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