Idea #14: Learning from Free Bible Courses Online
Reading the Bible is both the starting point and the regular habit of allowing the life-changing message of God’s Word to do its work of transformation. Studying the Bible in an orderly, systematic manner will increase your understanding through a course or a class. In history past, Bible classes and courses were primarily offered in churches and parishes as well as accredited Bible colleges and universities. (According to the Association for Biblical Higher Education, there are over 1,200 Bible schools and colleges in North America.)
Now in the 21st century, the Internet is a powerful distribution network for Bible classes and courses. Many Bible schools and colleges are starting to offer online education that give certification or degrees. There are also free online Bible courses and classes available on the Internet. Here is a list of 14 free online Bible courses (note: these links are provided for informational purpose and no particularly endorsement is intended):
- BiblicalTraining.org “Bible education beyond belief” - BiblicalTraining.org is a complete resource of free Bible classes along with a library of over 14,000 articles on biblical topics. All Bible classes are taught by world-class Bible instructors. Whether it’s a single Bible class or a curriculum of Bible classes that interest you, our online Bible classes are free of charge and at your fingertips. (cf. BibleTraining.org’s Statement of Faith)
- StudytheScriptures.net “A Unique Place for YOU to Study the Scriptures” - All Nations Biblical Study Center provides free Bible courses to anyone desiring to further their Biblical education, regardless of their specific ministry callings, denominational affiliations, academic background or financial situation. Courses at the Study Center strive to highlight the historical, cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the biblical text. Courses also feature extensive media presentations from Israel and other Bible Lands to help illuminate the Bible.
- ChristianCourses.com “Christ-centered learning, anytime from anywhere” - Pursue a quality education completely online with courses taught by trusted Christian scholars, at a price you can afford, and in a way that meets your busy lifestyle. Whether you are a “leisure learner” interested in taking a course or two or you are a ministry leader looking for a full academic program, we have something for you! (cf. Statement of Faith is in line with the historic orthodoxy of the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds)
- JesusWalk.com - The JesusWalk® Bible Study Series, by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson, is designed to engage serious followers in interactive Bible study in a way which changes their lives. Dr. Wilson helps you study the passage carefully, understanding the meanings of the significant Hebrew or Greek words. Then helps you draw out the implications of the passage with questions designed to induce you to apply the lessons to your life.
- WorldBibleSchool.org - World Bible School offers a core set of lesson booklets and online Bible-based lessons that teach the fundamentals of God, His grace and love, Jesus, the Gospel message, the church, and Christian living. WBS courses are designed to increase your knowledge and faith in God by seeing for yourself what the Bible says. (cf. WBS Beliefs)
- BibleStudyLessons.com - These free online Bible lessons will guide your understanding of Jesus Christ, Christianity, the church, salvation, worship of God, and Christian religion. Each Bible lesson is a free study of the gospel, Christian living, and the meaning of life. Made available by David E. Pratte. (cf. Religious Views and Affiliation)
- OnlineBibleCollege.com - Online Bible College has in-depth selected studies in God’s Word, with courses in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Online Bible College has its International Office in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. (cf. Statement of Faith)
- ChristianLeadersInstitute.org Christian Leaders Institute offers over 22 advanced ministry training classes, that include Bible Survey, Theology, Apologetics, Evangelism, Pastoral Care, Church and Ministry, Church History, Ethics, Missions and Revival, and many others. The founding mission of Christian Leaders was to raise up reproducible Christian Leaders to spread Christianity everywhere. (cf. Statement of Faith)
- GoodSeed.com‘s Learn about the Bible online video course gives a solid overview of the Bible, and is adapted from The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus VideoBook.
- aisom.org - AMES International School of Ministry (AISOM) is the free bible college affiliate of Ames Christian University (ACU). It exists to make free bible study courses available via the Internet. (cf. Statement of Faith)
- school.wvbs.org World Video Bible School (WVBS) School provides students with outstanding Bible instruction. The online curriculum covers every Old and New Testament book, plus a handful of additional subjects.
- AgapeBibleStudiesOnline.org - Agape Bible Studies Online offers a free, 6-course non-denominational Bible curriculum online–a study of basic Bible doctrine which provides you with a solid foundation of Christian knowledge.
- TruthfortheWorld.org‘s Online Bible Correspondence Courses is a six-course series, completely free of charge, and covers such topics as the church, Old and New Testament surveys, and basic topics on Christianity.
- thebible.net/ISBS Internet School of Biblical Studies has free online courses that cover both old and new testament texts, languages, practical studies, doctrinal studies, courses aimed at those preparing to preach, and courses for general Christian growth.
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