Associates in Biblical Studies
The Associate Degree in Biblical Studies is an accelerated 12-15 month program, designed to instruct in the basics of Bible study for the seminary student. The program is 120 semester hours in length and provides a Biblical foundation of study for all Christians who want to know more about the Bible.
To give each graduate a foundation in Biblical truth so that he/she is equipped to defend and communicate the Bible to others. To give the graduate an understanding and appreciation of their position in Christ and enable him/her to practice spiritual disciplines as a lifestyle.
To enable each graduate to recognize differing world-views and minister effectively and creatively in the midst of them.
To enable graduates to acquire the skills necessary to serve and relate to others Biblically.
To equip and encourage the graduate to be active participants in God’s global work.
Associate’s Degree in Theology
The Associate’s Degree in Theology is designed to provide an introduction to the field of Bible study for beginning seminary students. The program is 60 semester hours in length and provides a Biblical foundation of study for all Christians and especially for those desiring to better understand Biblical principles.
The Associate’s Theological Degree in Theology is a low cost biblical educational study program. We offer a full selection of Biblical courses at an affordable tuition cost of $1,800.
A total of 60 semester hours are required.
Our study guide is a reasonable fee of $15. Books are assigned to courses as required and price is separate from tuition.
You may purchase your books from Amazon or the college.
INTRO 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE
This course offers an introduction to the basic steps and tools involved in the inductive study of the Bible. The student will develop the skills to practice a methodical approach to the observation, interpretation, application, and correlation to Scripture. During this course the student will be taught how to properly read, interpret, and apply the Bible, which is foundational to vocational Christian ministry. The inductive method of Bible study taught in this course provides the student with principles and methods for a lifetime of effective and fruitful study in the Word of God.
NT 101 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
This course introduces students to the New Testament. Students gain a brief overview of the books of the New Testament and their major themes, including the 4 Gospels, the Book of History (Acts), The Letters (Paul’s letters and the general letters), and the Book of Revelation.
OT 101 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
This course introduces students to the Old Testament. Students gain a brief overview of the books of the Old Testament and their major themes, including the 5 Books of Law, 12 Books of History, 5 Books of Poetry, 5 Major Prophets, and 12 Minor Prophets.
HOM 101 HOMILETICS
This course is designed to teach learners how to compose and effectively deliver sermons. In addition to homiletics, the program is designed to cover hermeneutics, systematic theology, evangelistic preaching principles, and different preaching styles. While learning to interpret the Bible, participants of this program will study the theological foundations of biblical preaching. They will also learn to assess the sermons of evangelic preachers as a method of strengthening their own competencies.
BIBL 101 THE BOOK OF GENESIS I
This course is part 1 of an intensive doctrinal and historical study of the creation, the fall, the flood, and the Patriarchal cultural setting. The lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph are given special attention for their practical value. The geographical and historical setting are discussed in this course. It includes many references to lands and people, places and features in Asia Minor.
BIBL 102 THE BOOK OF GENESIS II
This course is part 2, a continuation of the Book of Genesis. It continues with the historical study of the lives of the Patriarchs- Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph and the Israelites in Egypt. The geographical and historical setting are also discussed in this course. It includes many references to lands and people, places and features in Asia Minor.
BIBL NT 105 THE BOOK OF ACTS
This course is a concise study of the book of Acts as a pivotal book in the New Testament. It is in Acts that the disciples witness Jesus ascending into heaven, and it is Acts that tells about the coming of the Holy Spirit. Acts documents the beginning of the church and shows how it grows,
evangelize, and undergo persecution. Many key individuals are introduced in Acts: Peter, Paul, Stephen, Philip, Barnabas, Silas, John, Mark, and Timothy. Acts is the history book of the early church and is an important building block in understanding the rest of the New Testament.
BIBL NT 106 THE BOOK OF ROMANS
This course is a study of the historical background and text of the Book of Romans. The five major divisions of the book, which deal with Sin, Salvation, Sanctification, Sovereignty, and Service, are emphasized with distinctions made between the doctrinal section and the practical sections. Theological patterns are shown in the development of the course.
BIBL 112 THE BOOK OF JOHN
This course is a study of the fourth Gospel in light of its historical context, stated purpose, and development of theme to discover its testimony to the deity and saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ. In this course students will understand the major events in the Gospel of John, Be familiar
with the major miracles of Christ, Understand the major theological events in the Book of John, Gain an appreciation for how Christ met the needs of individuals, Determine the need to study the Bible for one’s self.
REL 101 CULTS AND RELIGIONS
During this study of “Cults and Religions” we will review the various and most well-known religions from around the world. Jesus described “False Prophets” in His teaching and “False Prophets” is mentioned in the new testament at least 9 times and Jesus talks about them 5 of these 9 times. Jesus warns us in Mathew 24:11“And many false prophets will arise and lead many
astray.” We will review the difference between a Cult and the Occult. Students will see enduring heresies of the traditional cults. You will find shocking statistics, and new practices and beliefs of
up and coming cults, explained and refuted from God’s Word. We will review the basis of the
false prophets and these false religions based on what the Bible teaches us.
EVAN 101 EVANGELISM
This course will train students to be thoughtful and passionate evangelists and to understand and use biblical principles and methods of church outreach. Emphasis is placed on having a deep desire to reach the lost for Christ. Personal, relational and corporate evangelism and motivating the laity for ministry will be considered. The student will be able to present a full explanation of the gospel message, including an introduction, an organized outline of gospel content, attendant biblical references and illustrations, and a conclusion and a follow-up strategy.
Spiritual growth and community are important to TCOR Bible Institute’s students and administrative staff. It is a time to gather, to worship God, and develop hands on skills and experiences to enhance biblical studies. Students participate in hands on services to include prayers, music, scripture readings and student sermonettes. Chapel services are held in the Church Sanctuary and are open to the public.