Courses Of Study

TBDI Courses of Study

 

All courses are taken by way of correspondence. This allows ministerial students to stay active in their local church while they prepare for the ministry. Students are placed on the honor system
while taking the courses, and are expected to follow the rules of testing as outlined by each instructor. Each semester will be available for download upon payment of tuition (and any applicable fees,) and the student will have five months to complete the work. Courses are also available on CD-ROM for those that may have trouble with downloading.

The student is to email each Reading Assignment, Test and Sermon Outline to the Institute individually, as they are completed, for immediate grading. This will create more of a "classroom" type atmosphere, aiding in correspondence, and enabling the student to consistently check his progress. 



Diploma of Christian Studies

The Diploma of Christian studies is designed for the student who desires to learn the Bible, but has not been called to preach. Should the student be called to preach or desire to continue his studies, he may apply the courses completed for the Diploma of Christian studies to the requirements for a Bachelor of Divinity.
Requirements:

  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Membership,and faithful attendance in an independent Bible believing Baptist Church as detailed under the Code of Conduct
  • Satisfactory completion of the following courses: Romans, I & II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I & II Thessalonians, Rightly Dividing, and Bible Cults
Time Limit: This is a one year program. 



Bachelor of Divinity

The Bachelor of Divinity degree is designed for men who are called by God to be preachers of the gospel.
Requirements:

  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Membership, faithful attendance, and involvement in an independent Bible believing Baptist Church as detailed under Code of Conduct
  • Satisfactory completion of all six semesters of study
Time Limit: Five month limit for each semester, and completion within a three year time period. There will be a reinstatement fee if work is not completed within the time allotted. However, there may be legitimate hindrances that keep a student from completing his work on time. Such cases
may be submitted by writing or email, and an extension will be granted as needed. 



Master of Theology

The Master of Theology program is designed for those who want to further their education by way
of research, writing and systematic teaching.
Requirements:

  • An earned Bachelor of Divinity from either The Bible Doctrine Institute (or BRBI), or the Pensacola Bible Institute.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Membership, faithful attendance, and involvement in an independent Bible believing Baptist Church as detailed under Code of Conduct
  • At least two years of local church service including one or more of the following: Jail ministries, nursing home, street ministry, etc.
  • The student must commit to memory Galatians chapter five and Romans chapter ten
  • Satisfactory completion of TWO theses written in accordance with the standard MLA style of writing. They must not contain pointless harsh and crude comments or unnecessarily word filler. The
    subject matter will be chosen by the Institute: 

    (a) Thesis One: 25,000 words or more with at least ten source references. 
    (b) Thesis Two: 50,000 words or more with at least twenty five source references. 
    (c) Each thesis must be publisher worthy, and the student should be able to defend them to the board of directors.
Time Limit: This is a two year program. Tuition must be paid again if not completed within the time allotted. 



Doctor of Theology

The Doctor of Theology program is designed for those who wish to continue their studies by way of extensive research, writing, teaching, and involvement in foreign missions.
Requirements:

  • An earned Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology from either The Bible Doctrine Institute (or BRBI), or the Pensacola Bible Institute.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Membership, faithful attendance, and involvement in an independent Bible believing Baptist Church as detailed under Code of Conduct
  • Two years of local church service including one or more of the following: Jail ministries, nursing home, street ministry, etc.
  • The student must commit to memory 1 Timothy chapter six and 1 John chapter four
  • Satisfactory completion of TWO theses (both 50,000 words with at least thirty source references) written in accordance with the standard MLA style of writing. They must not contain pointless harsh and crude comments or unnecessarily word filler. The subject matter will be chosen by the Institute.These two theses must be publisher worthy, and the student should be able to defend them to the board of directors.
  • A minimum of 200 hours of Bible teaching. Topics taught must be approved by the Institute
  • A visit to the foreign mission field

Time Limit: This is a two year program. Tuition must be paid again if not completed within the time allotted.

Semester 1
Semester 2
01 - Preparation and Delivery 1-1 09 - Preparation and Delivery 1-2
02 - Rightly Dividing 10 - Bible Cults
03 - Romans 1 11 - Romans 2
04 - I Corinthians 1 12 - I Corinthians 2
05 - Philippians 13 - Galatians
06 - Colossians 14 - Ephesians
07 - Local Church 15 - Church History 1
08 - Old Testament Survey 16 - New Testament Survey
   
Semester 3
Semester 4
17 - Preparation and Delivery 2-1 25 - Preparation and Delivery 2-2
18 - II Corinthians 26 - John 2
19 - I & II Thessalonians 27 - Daniel 1
20 - I Timothy 28 - Daniel 2
21 - II Timothy 29 - Revelation
22 - Titus 30 - Church History 3
23 - John 1 31 - Problem Texts
24 - Church History 2  
   
Semester 5
Semester 6
32 - Preparation and Delivery 3-1 40 - Genesis
33 - John 3 41 - Acts
34 - Hebrews 42 - Matthew 2
35 - James 43 - Manuscript Evidence
36 - I Peter 44 - Baptist Missions
37 - II Peter 45 - The Preacher and His Problems
38 - I, II, III John
39 - Matthew 1