The Licensed Professional (LP) program is designed to offer core, graduate-level education for ministry leadership. This program is not a substitute for a degree program, 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, ministry leadership, pastoral counseling/shepherding, preaching/public speaking/teaching, spiritual formation, and theology, as well as a survey of all 66 books of the Bible and in-depth studies of the following biblical books:
Old Testament – Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Ruth, I & II Kings, Esther, Job, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Obadiah
New Testament – Matthew, Mark, John, Acts, Titus
Students in this program earn 2-hour, graded, non-degree 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 convert their work to 3-hour graduate degree credit without having to retake the class. To convert the non-degree credit to degree credit, students have to apply and be accepted, and pay the difference between the non-degree and degree costs for the course.
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.
Any student who eventually chooses to pursue a degree would then need to additionally submit a “Degree Student Application”.