WE SEEK TO DEVELOP SPECIALISTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES WHO EMBODY CHRISTIAN VALUES IN THEIR CHURCHES AND SOCIETY.

The Story

We started in Bethlehem in 1979, when our founder Dr. Bishara Awad had a great vision to train Palestinian men and women to improve and develop our society. After three decades of flourishing, we continually seek to develop all our programs; we have been able to reach out to every place in this Holy Land through our sites in Bethlehem, Galilee and Gaza.

The college serves  the Palestinian society through training Arab students to minister the Gospel. The college accepts students from all denominations and offers courses by high qualified faculty with a spiritual depth and that is dedicated to serve the society.

Most of the college graduates are currently involved in different jobs and ministries; they serve as teachers, church pastors, councilors, and others have continued further education.

Spirituality

  • Spiritual maturity in their personal relationship with God
  • Ability to serve others spiritually in various church meetings
  •  Ability to disciple others in order to guarantee the spiritual growth of the next generations

Knowledge

  • Learn the general content, purpose, structure, themes, relationship, and theology of the Old and New Testament Scriptures.
  • Be able to articulate the basic tenets of the major world religion whilst acknowledging the uniqueness of the Christian faith.
  • Gain sufficient knowledge of the geography, history, social and cultural backgrounds of the Old and New Testament Scriptures to be able to interpret the Bible with sensitivity to these vital contextual issues

Skills

  •  Understand how to apply knowledge in any vocation by utilizing appropriate research skills, problem, communication, and people skills.
  • Use appropriately the principles of sound interpretation and application of the Bible, including analysis of general rules, and specialized principles for the various biblical genre and connecting it to the Palestinian context.

Learning Objectives

  • Ability to master biblical content and relate it to their Palestinian context.
  • Prepare Christ like leaders who are ready to serve their community and churches.
  • Develop character, skills, and knowledge for effective ministry
OLD TESTAMENT - 18 CREDITS
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
PENTATEUCH (GENESIS - DEUTERONOMY) 3
HISTORICAL BOOKS 3
PROPHETICAL BOOKS 3
WISDOM AND POETRY 3
APOCRYPHA 3
A PALESTINIAN READING TO THE OLD TESTAMENT 3
NEW TESTAMENT - 18 CREDITS
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
BACKGROUND AND SURVEY 4
GOSPELS 4
ACTS 2
ROMANS 2
REVELATION 3
PAUL AND THE PALESTINIAN CHURCH 3
THEOLOGY - 29 CREDITS
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
SPIRITUAL LIFE 3
COMPARATIVE RELIGION 1 3
ETHICS 3
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 1 3
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 2 3
EXEGESIS 3
COMPARATIVE RELIGION 2 3
CHURCH IN STORM 2
HOMILETICS 1 3
HOMILETICS 2 3
EDUCATION & MINISTRY - 33 CREDITS
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 1 3
TEACHING METHODS 3
INTR. TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
CHILDREN MINISTRY 3
YOUTH MINISTRY 3
CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING 3
PRACTICAL SERVICE 4
LEADERSHIP 3
SEMINAR 2
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION 3
PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION 3
HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY - 15 CREDITS
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
CHURCH HISTORY 1 3
CHURCH HISTORY 2 3
CHURCH HISTORY 3 3
BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY 3
BIBLICAL GEOGRAPHY 3
OTHERS - 24 CREDITS
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
ARABIC 1 3
ARABIC 2 3
ENGLISH 1 3
ENGLISH 2 3
THE ARAB PALESTINIAN SOCIETY 3
SPORT 1
MUSIC 2
COMPUTER 4
LIBRARY SKILLS 2

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 66

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE CREDIT HOURS
NT survey and Background NT 114 4
Computer CP 113 3
Arabic ARA 113 3
Library Skills LSK 113 2
Christian and Spiritual Life PT 113 3
Chapel 1 SL 111a 1
Physical Education PE 111 1

Second Semester

COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE CREDIT HOURS
Church History 1 HIS 113 3
Pentateuch / OR

OT introduction

OT 113a /

OT 113b

3
English ENG 113 3
Intro to Christian Education ED 113 3
Synoptic Gospels NT 113 3
Chapel 2 SL 111b 1

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE CREDIT HOURS
Historical books of the OT OT 123 3
Arab Nation Development MIS 124

 

4
Church History 2 HIS 123 3
Homiletics 1 PT 12 3 3
Romans NT123a 3
Chapel SL 121a 1
Acts NT 123b 2

Second Semester

COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE CREDIT HOURS
Paul and the Palestinian church NT 122a 2
OT prophetic books OT 123 3
Exegesis and Hermeneutics THE 123 3
Comparative religion 1 MIS 123 3
Intro to psychology ED 123 3
Music MUS 122 2
Chapel SL 121b 1
The Gospel of John or 1&2 Corinthians NT 122b / NT 122c 2

HEAD OF BA DEPARTMENT/ LECTURER- BIBLICAL STUDIES

Accreditation

  • Palestinian  Ministry of Higher Education

Program Cost

20 JD per Credit Hour

Typical Completion Time

2 Years

Total Credit Hours

66 Credit Hour

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1. The student should be interested in studying the Bible and has received a call from God to study His Word.

2. The student should be holding a high school certificate.

3. The student should pass a personal interview with the Academic Dean, the head of the department or the Dean of Student Affairs.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

DALIA ABU FARHA, SECOND YEAR STUDENT, DIPLOMA IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Throughout my two years of studying at BBC, I feel that I am a stronger of a spiritual person and I have more trust in the Lord Jesus and that nothing can shake this trust.  I learnt to trust in the Lord and surrender everything to Him, in my heart and mind. I feel like I can face life and its various problems without fear. He cares for the mountains, the valleys and the lilies of the field and the birds, how much more he cares for us his children.

I have no sufficient words to describe the influence the college had on my life, it has radically transformed me. I felt that the college embraced me during my time of study and was like a second family to me. Not only me, but all the students as well. I owe the teachers and staff for the faith they and the love of God they have invested in me. Following completion of my diploma degree, I enrolled in the Tour Guiding program, because education has no limits.