- 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 that you would not need to leave your current location to participate. This option would require an agreement with your Campus Leadership for you to lay aside your usual duties for the 12-week course.
Since this a full-time course, you would be expected to read full-time for 6 days a week. A reading plan will 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, since the increased time commitment to taking notes would 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 each term. Online one-on-one sessions will also be a part of this option, but more spread out, approximately one every three weeks.