One Year Bible | West Coast Baptist College

One Year Bible

Number of Credits: 
32 credits

Average Completion Time: 
1 year

Regardless of what career God has for your future, it’s important to understand the Bible and be able to share and defend your faith. These classes are the heart of our Bible department and will equip the student with the tools that are needed to adequately know what the Bible teaches. Each of these classes also transfer into any four-year degree program at West Coast Baptist College should God lead the student to further his or her training. Below is a prescribed sequence of course study for this certificate.

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About the Certificate
Classes

Apologetics

AP 101

Credit Hours: 3


This course is designed to give the student a system of principles to defend his faith, as well as present evidences that support the authenticity of the Christian faith.

Old Testament Survey

BI 101

Credit Hours: 3


This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, purpose, and major characters of each book. The student will develop a broad outline of each book. Passages of particular doctrinal significance will be examined and discussed.

New Testament Survey

BI 102

Credit Hours: 3


This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, date, and purpose of each book. The student will develop a broad outline for each book. The course will examine the background and content of each book.

Course ID Credit Hours Course
AP 101 3

Apologetics

This course is designed to give the student a system of principles to defend his faith, as well as present evidences that support the authenticity of the Christian faith.

BI 101 3

Old Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, purpose, and major characters of each book. The student will develop a broad outline of each book. Passages of particular doctrinal significance will be examined and discussed.

BI 102 3

New Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, date, and purpose of each book. The student will develop a broad outline for each book. The course will examine the background and content of each book.

BI 110 3

Survey of Bible Doctrines

This course is a survey of the ten major doctrines of systematic theology.

BI 201 3

Life of Christ

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major chronological periods in the life of our Lord. The Lord's life and teachings will be examined with special emphasis on the crucifixion week.

BI 212 2

Romans

This course will be an expository study of both the book as well as its applications to the doctrines of the Christian life. Students will be given a general outline of the important doctrinal passages that will be discussed.

BI 291 2

Methodical Bible Studies

This course will help the student develop sound Bible study methods. It will operate on the premise that the interpretation of Scripture is best understood by other Scripture. The student will learn a method to follow in the process of Bible study. The student will also be involved with hands-on projects applying each step in the process of Bible study.

DPT 102 2

Practical Theology

This course is taught by Dr. Paul Chappell to equip young men for the work of the ministry. Students will gain practical insights on church planting, servant leadership, staff training, and administration of local church work.

PT 100 1

Practical Theology

This course is taught by Dr. Paul Chappell to equip young men for the work of the ministry. Students will gain practical insights on church planting, servant leadership, staff training, and administration of local church work.

PT 111 2

Personal Evangelism

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective witness for the Lord. Instruction will be given on how to reach the lost with the Gospel. Students will be required to memorize key verses for bringing sinners to Christ and giving them biblical assurance of salvation. Every student must participate in the TEAM soulwinning program of Lancaster Baptist Church.

One Year Bible Certificate

Several members of the Bible faculty and Admission teams recently held a webinar to discuss the One Year Bible Certificate. Click here to watch the recording and learn more about the goals, content, and value this unique program offers.

The Benefits

  • Learn how to defend your faith.
  • Make life-long friends.
  • Attend daily chapel and Lancaster Baptist Church services and events.
  • Choose nine credits of classes that interest you such as graphic design, photography, English, history, or many others that may be transferable if you don’t complete all four years at WCBC.

Jeff Cannon

In my high school years I knew God wanted me to be a doctor but I wanted to invest a year away from science training and put that into Bible training. That became super vital for the foundation of the rest of my life.


Bethany Claylinde

The One Year Bible Program is valuable to me now that I work a secular job. I am able to rely on what I learned to help me stand up for my faith.

Key Faculty

Dr. John Goetsch

Executive Vice President

Dr. Mike Lester

Instructor—Bible

Dr. Paul Chappell

Dr. Paul Chappell

Founder and President

Rick Houk

Chairman of Bible Department