Certificate Programs

Choose from these Dynamic Online Certificate Programs!

Certificate Programs are issued by Christian Bible Institute & Seminary (CBIS) for completion of a collection of courses. Courses may transfer to a degree program at Christian Bible Institute & Seminary. Choose from any of the certificate programs below to get started!

Certificate in Church Administration

Do you want to earn a Certificate in Church Administration? Complete the following four courses to earn your Certificate of Completion. After completing the formal admission process for a degree program, you may also transfer credits to degree programs of Christian Bible Institute & Seminary (CBIS). Click ENROLL NOW to start your enrollment!

  • OL 450 Strategic Church Administration (3 credit hours)
  • RS 442 Church Growth and Development (3 credit hours)
  • GE 112 Introduction to Management (3 credit hours)
  • GE 220 Financial Integrity and Stewardship (3 credit hours)

Registration Fee: $50.00

Tuition Cost: $600.00

Program Total: 12 credit hours

Textbooks NOT included


Certificate in Christian Leadership

The Certificate in Christian Leadership (C.M.L.) is a 15-hour academic program. The certificate provides advanced training in leadership for current and future pastors, ministry leaders in churches, managers in Christian organizations, business-as-mission entrepreneurs, missionaries, teachers, administrators, and evangelists.

This program welcomes students with secular or Bible college degrees, with or without ministry experience, who are interested in leadership and desire to sharpen their skills, be challenged and make a significant impact for Christ and His kingdom around the world. Students are equipped to plan, organize, lead, resolve conflicts, assess, manage change and direct a variety of church and parachurch ministries in a local or global setting.
 
If you would like to get your certificate in Christian Leadership, the following courses are required:

  • ADM 311 – Leadership in Ministry 1
  • ADM 422 – Leadership in Ministry 2
  • BPA 460 – Ethics and Excellence
  • BPA 470 – Workings of the Five Fold Ministry
  • GBPA 520 – Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

Registration Fee: $50.00

Tuition Cost: $600.00

Program Total: 12 credit hours

Textbooks NOT included


Certificate in Christian Chaplaincy

Do you want to earn a Certificate in Christian Chaplaincy? Complete the following four courses to earn your Certificate of Completion from the International Christian Chaplains Association (ICCA), a member of the Global Christian Schools Network (GCSN). After completing the formal admission process for a degree program, you may also transfer credits to degree programs of Christian Bible Institute & Seminary (CBIS). Click ENROLL NOW to start your enrollment!

  • RS 312 – Aftercare: Discipling the Ex-Offender (3 credit hours)
  • CC 402 – Crisis Counseling (3 credit hours)
  • RS 448 – Ministry in Correctional Institutions (3 credit hours)
  • RS 451 – Worship Leading (3 credit hours)

After the completion of each course, your exam will be graded and you will be notified of the results of via email. Your certificate will be mailed out to you after you complete all 4 courses with a passing grade of 70 or above. It will take about 30 days for you to receive your badge and your badge holder in the mail.

ICCA will transfer up to 12 credit hours towards a B.A. Degree with Christian Bible Institute & Seminary Students that complete this program will be eligible to volunteer as Chaplains with the following organizations in here in Houston, Texas.

  • One of the Harris County Hospital District Hospitals, and or one of its Community Health Centers.
  • Crisis Chaplaincy Care of Harris County which is a collaboration of:
  • Victim Assistance Centre
  • Crisis Chaplaincy Care
  • Emergency Response Network
  • The ‘On Call’ Chaplains Network International

Registration Fee: $50.00

Tuition Cost: $600.00

Annual Membership Fee: $50.00

Program Total: 12 credit hours

Textbooks NOT included

*Make payment out to CBIS if paying by check or money order*


Certificate in Christian Counseling

Do you want to earn a Certificate in Christian Counseling? Complete the following four courses to become an NACC Board Certified Christian Counselor. After completing the formal admission process for a degree program, you may also transfer credits to degree programs of Christian Bible Institute & Seminary (CBIS). Click ENROLL NOW to start your enrollment!

  • CC 201 – Introduction to Psychology: Christian Counseling Perspectives (3 credit hours)
  • CC 101 – Marriage and Family Life (3 credit hours)
  • CC 402 – Crisis Counseling (3 credit hours)
  • CC 414 – Developing a Counseling Ministry (3 credit hours)

Registration Fee: $50.00

Tuition Cost: $600.00

Annual Membership Fee: $50.00

Program Total: 12 credit hours

Textbooks NOT included


Certificate in Marriage and Family Ministry

Do you want to earn a Certificate in Marriage and Family Ministry? Complete the following four courses to earn your Certificate of Completion. After completing the formal admission process for a degree program, you may also transfer credits to degree programs of Christian Bible Institute & Seminary (CBIS). Click ENROLL NOW to start your enrollment!

  • CC 101 – Marriage and Family Life (3 credit hours)
  • CC 102 – Marriage and Family Life II (3 credit hours)
  • CC 403 – Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (3 credit hours)
  • CC 404 – Counseling the Dysfunctional Family (3 credit hours)

Registration Fee: $50.00

Tuition Cost: $800.00

Annual Membership Fee: $50.00

Program Total: 12 credit hours

Textbooks NOT included


Certificate in Worship Leader Ministry

Do you want to earn a Certificate in Worship Leader Ministry? Complete the following four courses to earn your Certificate of Completion. After completing the formal admission process for a degree program, you may also transfer credits to degree programs of Christian Bible Institute & Seminary (CBIS). Click ENROLL NOW to start your enrollment!

  • RS 105 – Theology of Worship (3 credit hours)
  • RS 451 – Worship Leading (3 credit hours)
  • RS 453 – Biblical Theology of Worship (3 credit hours)
  • RS 454 – Theology of Music- A Biblical Perspective (3 credit hours)

Registration Fee: $50.00

Tuition Cost: $600.00

Annual Membership Fee: $50.00

Program Total: 12 credit hours

Textbooks NOT included


Ministry Preparation Program

The Ministry Preparation Program (MPP) exists to prepare men and women for ministry in the local Church through a series of courses that earn three semester hours of credit each. All work completed will be placed on an official CBIS transcript.

Each individual accepted into the CBIS Ministry Preparation Program will be enrolled as a CBIS student under the normal application qualifications and procedures. A Certificate of Completion will be given to those who successfully complete all 10 courses.

Students will be required to purchase textbooks for each class. These books will not only serve to enhance the learning for each course but will become a valuable personal library resource for future ministry. Your syllabus will explain what is required in terms of exams, quizzes, class projects or term papers. Take note of the course requirements presented in each syllabus.

Classes will typically require 10 to 15 hours a week of study for four to six weeks. Click ENROLL NOW to start your enrollment!

  • BOT 111 – Old Testament Survey I
  • BOT 122 – Old Testament Survey II
  • BNT 100 – New Testament Survey
  • BTH 106 – Bible Doctrines
  • BPA 240 – Preparation for Ministry I
  • BPA 250 – Preparation for Ministry II
  • BPA 475 – Understanding Prayer
  • BTH 460 – Biblical Hermeneutics
  • BPA 442 – Preaching 101
  • BPA 360 – Ethics and Excellence

Registration Fee: $50.00

Tuition Cost: $1,000.00

Program Total: 30 credit hours

Textbooks NOT included


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