Beulah Institute of Biblical Studies (BIBS) offers specialized Bible Study courses to enhance spiritual development. These courses are moderated studies of the Bible, emphasizing small study groups, to insure a peaceful, respectful, and an instructive atmosphere for the revelation of God’s Word.
But beyond that, these small group Bible studies offer a place to connect with other believers, making you part of a family growing in Christ.
BIBS is comprised of two (2) components: the Institute of Biblical Studies and our Discipleship Series.
BEULAH INSTITUTE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES (BIBS)
The Beulah Institute of Biblical Studies (BIBS) is under the auspices of the Sunday School Publishing Board within the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (NBC). BIBS represents a united effort to equip the body of Christ to effectively minister and witness to all persons, sharing the love of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
The aim of the BIBS Program is to provide structured training and development activities that will take place at all levels of our Baptist denomination. Courses taught through the BIBS are designed to benefit Christian educators, pastors and ministers, and individuals who desire to increase their knowledge and proficiency in the work of the Church. These courses will assist students in completing the four (4) phases of the Certificate of Progress Program (COPP).
THE COPP PROGRAM COURSE OFFERINGS PER PHASE:
Each phase in the program must be completed before a student can advance to the next phase. Classes may be taken in any order within a phase, but each phase needs to be completed sequentially within a five-year period. Upon completion of the fourth phase, the student will be issued a Diploma of Christian Education.
For more details, please visit: http://new.sspbnbc.com/edu_copp
OBJECTIVES OF COPP:
To increase biblical knowledge; create an understanding of the Baptist church; provide an educational structure that will develop candidates to be qualified for teaching and leadership positions; provide incentives for the candidates to complete the program; and, produce trained church leaders. Persons enrolled in the certificate program are challenged to meet new objectives and to prepare their skills for teaching.
Phase 1 – THE BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS
1001 – Introduction to the Bible
1004 – Effective Bible Reading
1007 – Introduction to the Old Testament
1072 – Introduction to the New Testament
2011 – Baptist Doctrine
6021 – Spiritual Maturation
Phase 2 – HISTORICAL
1075 – The Synoptic Gospels
2007 – Christian Stewardship
3008 – History of Christianity
4012 – Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
7024 – Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts
9004 – Writing Techniques I
Phase 3 – NURTURING FOUNDATION
1079 – Survey of John
1089 – Survey of Romans
3007 – History of Baptists
7005 – Christian Evangelism
7010 – Introduction to Discipleship
9005 – Writing Techniques II
Phase 4 – SPIRITUAL GROWTH
1112 – Survey of Revelation
2015 – Foundation of Christian Ethics
6013 – Organizing the Church for Christian Education
8035 – The African American Church and Social Justice
8066 – Christianity and Contemporary Issues
9024 – The Computer in the Life of the Church