- Old & New Testament Background Studies
- Biblical & Church History
- Biblical & Systematic Theology
- Exegetical Theology
(Canonics, Hermeneutics, & Biblical Archaeology)
- Philosophy & Worldview
- Scientific Theology
- Practical Theology
(Pastoral Care, Education, Homiletics, Evangelism, Missions, Spiritual Warfare, & Worship)
As mentioned above, there are two options of how to complete the Online Readings in Biblical Studies. Either a full-time option taking three months to finish, or a part-time option taking nine months.
Taking the course full time would resemble the residential version of the school, except of course you would not need to leave your current location to take it. This option would require an agreement with your Campus Leadership for you lay aside your usual duties for the 12 weeks of the course.
Being a full time course, you would be expected to read full time for 6 days a week. A reading plan would be drawn up in consultation with your school leader, in order to achieve the required 7000 pages.
The course would also include weekly online one on one sessions with the course leader. These sessions would give you a chance to process and ask questions relating to what you have been reading, as well as provide a safe place to explore, discuss, and critique ideas from the books or ideas the books inspire.
Taking the course part time would mean extending the above over nine months instead of three. In this case, an agreement would have to be made to set aside 1-2 days, or 12-15 hours in your normal weekly schedule. This time would be spent reading and note taking, as given the longer time involved taking notes of what you are reading will be even more important.
A reading plan would be worked out to cover the nine months, based on a three term, twelve-week schedule-with agreed breaks between the terms. Online one on one sessions will also be a part of this option, but more spread out, approximately one every three weeks.