Biblical Studies Certificate

Biblical Studies Certificate

The Program Information Summary below lists the program credit hours, the program overview, the program’s purpose and target audience, the Program-level Learning Outcomes (PLOs), the student entrance requirements, and the required courses.

Madagascar 3M Preaching Institute
Biblical Studies Certificate (BSC)
Program Information Summary
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  • Credit Units20 units
  • Estimated Completion Time1 year
  • Instructional LanguageMalagasy
  • Program formatDistance
Description of Program Purpose & Intended Audience

Program Overview

The Biblical Studies Certificate (BSC) is a one-year at-home/distance program taught at the undergraduate-level. This program primarily taught through video instruction, as well as occasional in-person training. This program can be taken “for academic credit” or “not for academic credit.” Those pursuing academic credit will complete the BSC as a Certified Academic Program (CAP) which has been structured as the foundational program which can later be built on through further study provided by the Diploma in Expository Preaching (DEP) Certified Academic Program (CAP).

Purpose: The primary purpose of the Biblical Studies Certificate (BSC) program is to provide each student with a broad foundational level of knowledge of the Old and New Testaments as well as a survey of Christian Theology. Students are also equipped with the hermeneutical skills to effectively study and interpret the Bible.

Target: Men who are aspiring to or actively involved in pastoral leadership roles in local church ministries, whether ordained pastors, church planters, Sunday school teachers, missionaries, or Bible study leaders.

Program-level Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • PLO 1Demonstrate a broad foundational working knowledge of the Old and New Testaments.
  • PLO 2Articulate with biblical support the major doctrines of the Christian church.
  • PLO 3Demonstrate application of biblical knowledge and principles in various contexts (e.g., the church, his own personal life, family, and society).
  • PLO 4Effectively use an observation, interpretation, and application approach to personal study of the Bible.
  • PLO 5Clearly articulate his/her testimony as well as the content of the gospel with clear biblical support in numerous settings and with various methods.

Student Entrance Requirements

  • Student application forms which include copies of any prior diplomas received, a written testimony, two recommendation forms, and, if applicable, spouse’s form evaluating applicant’s character.
  • Must be an active serving member of a local church.

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BSC Application Procedures

Please refer to the “Student Application for Admission” form for details regarding the application procedures, deadlines, and requirements.

Admission Contact Info

Biblical Studies Certificate

Madagascar 3M Preaching Institute
Lot VB8 Bis D Ambatoroka
Antananarivo 101

+261 38 51 303 03
+261 38 61 303 03

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