APPLE OF GOLD MODULAR COURSES
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS (non-collegiate)
The Certificate Programs offered through the Institute are designed for the believer who wishes to serve as a better equipped worker in his or her local church but does not wish to do the work required to earn a college level degree. These courses do not require a high school diploma or equivalent.
APPLES OF GOLD TEACHER REFRESHER CERTIFICATE (AOG)
The Apples of Gold Teacher Refresher Program is a 6-course, modular program that offers teachers or aspiring teachers in the local church opportunities to refresh their Bible knowledge, improve their skills, and produce excellence in teaching. Courses are held once a week in convenient 8-week modules and are affordably priced. Students taking these courses will concurrently earn credit for several accelerated ETA courses.
Module #1 – New Testament Survey (AOG/ETA)
Module #2 – Bible Study Tools and Methods (AOG)
Module #3 – Old Testament Survey (AOG/ETA)
Module #4 – Teaching Children and Teens (AOG/ETA)
Module #5 – Introduction To Theology (AOG/ETA)
Module #6 – Teaching Adults (AOG/ETA)
E.T.A. ADVANCED CHURCH MINISTRIES CERTIFICATE
This certificate is granted by the Evangelical Training Association of Wheaton, Illinois, to those students completing the 12 courses prescribed by the Association and designated in the C.B.B.I. curricula as E.T.A. courses. ETA credit may be earned simultaneously when taking certain college courses which parallel the ETA curriculum. Certain AOG Teacher Refresher Courses, designated as AOG/ETA, may also fulfill requirements toward this ETA Certificate. Interested students should note that the certificate requires faculty approval and verification for each course. Further information may be obtained from the Registrar.
ETA REQUIRED COURSES
New Testament Survey
Old Testament Survey I
Old Testament Survey II
Growing Toward Spiritual Maturity
You and Your Bible
ETA ELECTIVE COURSES – 5 Elective Courses are needed
Biblical Beliefs – Recommended elective
Beyond Reasonable Doubt – Recommended elective
Ethics in a Post Modern World – Recommended elective
30 HOUR BIBLICAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE
This Certificate Program is intended as a personal enrichment program. This certificate will be issued upon successful completion of any 15 Institute courses from any program. The credit earned is not transferrable to the College Programs, however, it may count for related Certificate Programs such as the 60 Hr. Certificates in Sacred Literature or Religious Education.
60 Hr. Sacred Literature Certificate
60 Hr. Religious Education Certificate ( Includes ETA )
These Certificate Programs are offered for those students wishing to become more proficient in the understanding and sharing of the Word of God, but can not attend a more intensive course of study or do not desire college level work. These hours are not transferrable to the college program nor to another school for continuing education.
Students may choose between the Bible emphasis and the Religious Education emphasis. The Religious Education emphasis incorporates designated ETA courses. This program is designed for students who complete this emphasis to receive both the ETA Advanced Church Ministries Certificate and the Religious Education Certificate. Students choosing the Bible emphasis will receive the Sacred Literature Certificate. Sixty semester hours are required for either certificate.