Our Academic Programs

Our Academic Programs

The Abiding Love International School of Ministry offers an educational program leading to the award of:

  1. Certificate in Biblical Studies (30 credits)
  2. Associate of Ministry (60 credits)
  3. Bachelor of Ministry (120 credits)

Requirement:

Applicant for admission for Certificate in Biblical Studies will be required to complete 10 courses with approximately 9 weeks of classes and additional 10 courses are required to earn an Associate of Arts in Ministry. Therefore, a total number of 60 credits are required to fulfill the requirements for the award of an Associate of Arts in Ministry degree. For the Bachelor of Ministry degree, the candidate is expected to earn additional 60 credits after obtaining the Associate degree. The majority of available core and elective courses are listed below. The requirements for each degree, including full lists of available courses, are in the Students Handbook (www.vision.edu/support/handbook_extension.pdf). As indicated in the Handbook, Students who have previously taken relevant Bible courses with proofs will be able to transfer credits for such courses from recognized sources to our program.

Courses and class schedules:

Classes will be offered in person under a class-room situation. Classes for each course will take place weekly or bi-monthly and will consist of 9-10 classes of two hours duration. All classes will take place at the school premises at Abiding Love International Fellowship, 210 Genesee Street, Trenton, NJ 08611.

The following is a sample of available courses:

Certificate in Biblical Studies (Core & Elective Courses)

BI 100: Hermeneutic: Introduction to Bible Study 

BI 102: New Testament Survey 

BI 201: The Gospel of John

RS 101: Dynamic Christian Foundations

RS 102: Christian Life 

RS 109: Spiritual Formation: Journey to Wholeness

RS 103: Introduction to Communications: Evangelism Perspective 

RS 219: Christian Character Development

CC 100: Sociology of Marriage and the Family Life 

BI 109: The Book of Matthew 

RS 111: Kingdom Living 

PC 100: Practicum: Servanthood/Ministry of Helps

Associate of Ministry (Core and Elective Courses)

BI 101: Old Testament Survey 

BI 103: Pentateuch 

BI 202: The Book of Acts

RS 105: Theology of Worship 

CC 201: Introduction to Psychology: Christian Counseling Perspectives 

RS 209: Faith Dynamics 

RS 212: Speech and Communication: Homiletic 

BI 201: The Gospel of John 

RS 201: Authority of the Believer 

RS 205: The Healing Covenant

PC 200: Practicum: Stewards in God’s House 

Intermediate Year (Core and Elective Courses)

BI 223: Ephesians

BI 302: Major and Minor Prophets

CC 301: Self Concept: Studies in Biblical Inner Healing

RS 200: History of Civilization I: Church History Perspectives

RS 217: Introduction to Charismatic Theology

RS 301: Pastoral Ministry

RS 304: Introduction to Leadership

RS 305: Introduction to World Missions

RS 314: Principles and Philosophy of Church Growth

RS 350: Dynamics of Revival

RS 300: Practicum: Practical Ministry

RS 307: Finding God’s Will

Bachelor of Ministry (Core and Elective Courses)

BI 400: Advanced Hermeneutics

RS 442: Church Growth and Development

BI 405: Authenticity and Authority of the Bible

RS 444: Advanced Christian Worldview Studies

RS 435: Christian Theology 

RS 419: Systematic Theology

RS 436: Ecclesiology

RS 437: Christology

RS 438: Eschatology

RS 439: Pneumatology

CC 402: Crisis Counselling

RS 440: The Challenge of Leadership

Students are allowed to register for at least one of these courses at a time, although registration for two or more classes is advised.

Fees:

Application Fee (one-time payment) = $50.00

Tuition per credit hour = $65.00