Biblical Certificate Program
The Biblical Certificate program will prove invaluable as students continue on in secular colleges, marriages, careers, missions, ministry opportunities, etc.. This is a one-year program
covering 32 semester hours (or 480 clock hours) of Bible, theology, world view, and practical
ministry, giving the student a solid Biblical foundation. The purpose is to equip students who
plan to pursue a liberal arts education, a secular vocation, or a ministry opportunity to effectively
defend, communicate, and live their faith as they interact with the world around them. At the end
of the year the student may elect to enter a Degree program. Our curriculum is designed so that
all 32 hours will count toward Degree programs.
Associate of Biblical Education (A.B.E.)
The Associate of Biblical Education Program is designed for students who want to prepare
for a more effective non-vocational ministry, prepare for additional study in a college or university, or serve as a Christian witness in the secular work place. After obtaining a solid foundation with 64 hours (or 960 clock hours) of Bible, theology, world view, and practical ministry, they
can transfer to a college that will adequately prepare them for the secular vocation they wish
to pursue. Those who elect to continue to a 4-year program may transfer all 64 hours to the
Bachelors of Biblical Education (B.B.E.)
This is generally a four-year course, covering 130 semester hours (or 1950 clock hours) for the
Bachelor of Biblical Education. It is composed of both Biblical and general education courses. It
functions in essentially two roles. The first role is that of foundational education for a vocational
ministry. The second role is that it serves as preparation for graduate-level seminary work.
RMBC is committed to equipping students to be Great Commandment and Great Commission
leaders. Because of these goals, loving God & our neighbor and making disciples, we emphasize Scripture, Scholarship, Spiritual Passion, Skills, and Service in our academic programs.
SCRIPTURE is the core of our curriculum. The Bible is the Great Book of the curriculum and the final authority by which all our learning and living may be adequately tested. Our purpose is to teach students the truth so that they will be prepared to evaluate the wisdom of the world and
to minister the message of the Gospel with compassion. This specialization in the Scriptures in no way means that RMBC does not appreciate the
importance or value of general and liberal arts education. We do subscribe to the belief that all
truth is God's truth. Nevertheless, we also believe that some of God's truth is much more important than the rest of that truth. The Bible is God's revelation to man in propositional form and has been both fully and verbally created by God. Unless general and liberal arts education is brought under the authority of Scripture, it will be independent of Biblical authority and may even vie for equal status with the Word of God. Any independence from God comes under the wrath and judgment of God. Our curriculum specializes in the areas of Biblical studies and training for
Christian service. The general-education courses are included because we feel they will contribute to students' understanding of the world in which they live and minister and because they are necessary to the effective communication of God's revelation in our culture.
SCHOLARSHIP is loving God with our minds. A unique emphasis of RMBC is gaining a
scholarly understanding of our times through the World View courses. With the Scriptures as our
guide and the Great Commandment & Great Commission as our goal, we will study the flow of
thought in our world in an effort to assist the student in embracing and expressing the Christian
SPIRITUAL PASSION is a growing love for and devotion to God. We believe that scholarship
must lead to spiritual passion to be God-honoring. Therefore, each full-time student will be individually mentored by a faculty member who is concerned for his/her spiritual growth and evangelistic outreach. This mentoring is not rigid, but personal, designed to help students discover their
unique calling, gifts, and service.
SKILLS AND SERVICE are the vehicles to express the student’s Scriptural foundations, scholarship, and spiritual passion. RMBC’s programs are designed to effectively prepare students to
make disciples within their chosen life context. Internships, strategic service opportunities, and
academic majors are emphasized to help students improve their God-given gifts and abilities.
Students may minor in Advanced Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, Practical Ministries,
Christian Education, Women’s Ministries, Youth Ministries, or New Testament Greek. A minor
consists of at least 12 credit hours of electives taken in a chosen department. Students may choose
not to declare a minor, but to utilize their elective hours across departments to fit their individual