THE 5 SEQUENTIAL BTCL COURSES ARE:
#1 BIBLE STUDY METHODS AND RULES OF INTERPRETATION (40 class hours)
This is a fundamental, practical, skills-based class that instructs students on how to observe, interpret, and apply God's Word. In this class there is a focus on personal application of the Word of Truth.
#2 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY (60 class hours)
This course provides a broad overview in which students read every word of the Old Testament and discover the structure, theme, and message of each book. This course provides a clear understanding of the relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament.
#3 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY (60 class hours)
Similar to Old Testament Study, this course provides a broad overview in which students read every word of the New Testament and discover the structure, theme, and message of each book. Through this study, we will see that Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament Law and is the long-awaited Messiah of Israel.
This course has an emphasis on the personally applicable message of each book and reinforces dependence on the Word of God as the fundamental resource of ministry.
#4 BIBLICAL DOCTRINE SURVEY (60 class hours)
This course takes students from Genesis to Revelation seeking God's answer to 10 of life's most important questions. There is an emphasis on knowing God more fully, while practicing sound theology. Students are equipped to reject false doctrine by focusing on biblical truth. As we study, it will be important to affirm that right belief must be reflected in right behavior.
#5 PERSONAL AND CORPORATE SPIRITUAL LIFE (55 contact hours)
This course provides an overview of biblically guided personal growth to maturity. Through the study of 37 topics, an individual disciple will learn what the Bible says about our daily lives and how we can respond wisely to that truth.
We then complete the training program with an overview of principles related to the nature, structure and function of the church, helping us understand the role of the disciple as a member of the Body of Christ.
THIS PROGRAM IS ACCEPTED BY THE DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY FOR ADVANCED STANDING
Completion of the BTCL program qualifies graduates to apply for advanced standing at Dallas Theological Seminary, which can save time and money in pursuing bachelor's and master's degrees.