The PURPOSE of the Licensed Professional program is to offer core, graduate-level education for ministry leadership.
This 9-course, 27-credit hour program is designed to offer vital, graduate-level education. Although this program includes the core classes for all TBS degree programs, it is not a degree program, a denominational path toward ordination, or state licensure, but does provide foundational educational experiences and studies beneficial for anyone serving or who wants to serve in Bible-based, Christ-centered ministry leadership.
Fundamental skills and topics studied in the LP program include hermeneutics, church history and theology, ministry leadership, public speaking/teaching, and spiritual formation, as well as a survey of all 66 books of the Bible and in-depth studies of numerous biblical books.
Students in this program earn 3-hour, graded credit by attending and participating in course sessions, turning in all regular assignments, and taking the final exam. By participating at this level, students can retain the option to apply their credit hours toward a graduate degree program should they desire to do so.
Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes
- The seminary will teach, and the student will understand and be able to exposit and explain all the book(s) of the Bible covered in program in addition to the specific book(s) of the Bible for a specific course.
- The seminary will teach, and the student will become equipped to utilize the Licensed Professional discipline(s) associated with the program and each course in work and life.
- The seminary will teach and the student will come to understand how the 7 core values of The Bible Seminary impact their program, courses, life, and future work.