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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

Courses may be taken at two levels.

  1. Basic License-level work earns 2-hour, Pass or Fail, non-degree credit. At this level, students attend and participate in the course sessions, turn in all regular assignments, but are NOT required to take the final exam.

  2. Advanced License-level work earns 3-hour, graded, degree credits that may be applied toward a graduate degree. All course work, including taking the final exam, must be completed to earn credit at this level.

Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


Admission requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent (no undergraduate degree is required), and submission and approval of a “Non-degree Student Application” (.pdf | Word doc)

Any student who eventually chooses to pursue a degree would then need to additionally submit a “Degree Student Application”.

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