Academic Programs

Diploma in Bible and Theology

The purpose of this program is to prepare the student for the local church pastorate, the mission field, or some aspect of vocational Christian service. Students will examine all the major areas of theological training. A total of 94 credit hours are required for graduation. The Divinity Course Curriculum includes:

English Bible/Divinity Course
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
AP 306Christian Evidences2
BI 103Pentateuch3
BI 104Old Testament History3
BI 105Major Prophets3
BI160Bible Manners & Customs2
BI 203Minor Prophets2
BI 204Old Testament Poetry2
BI 205Synoptic Gospels2
BI 303John, 1st-3rd John3
BI 304Acts, 1-2 Corinthians3
BI 305Romans/Galatians3
BI 350Bible Study Methods2
BI 403Ephesus/Titus2
BI 404Hebrews/2 Peter2
BI 405Jude/Revelation2
CE 103Survey of Christian Education2
CE 105Educational Methods2
EN 101English2
GR 101Greek 13
GR 102Greek 23
GR 103Greek 33
GR 201Greek Exegesis2
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
GR 202Greek Exegesis 22
GR 203Greek Exegesis 32
HI 201Church History 12
HI 202Church History 22
MU 102Music/Worship2
PA 103Evangelism2
PA 104Cults2
PA 105Missions/World Religions2
PA 304Communicating Bible Truths2
PA 305Homiletics/Christian Education§2
PA 403Biblical Counseling2
PA 405Baptist Pastorate2
PA 450Faculty Seminar§§0
PCS 101Christian Service*1
PCS 201Christian Service*1
PCS 301Christian Service*1
PCS 401Christian Service*1
TH 101Bible Doctrine2
TH 401Systematic Theology 13
TH 402Systematic Theology 23
TH 403Systematic Theology 33
VC 1077 Laws of the Teacher2

Note – The English Bible Course includes all of the above courses, but instead of Greek courses, electives are taken to equal the 15 credit hours.

§ Homiletics is taken by men only; Ladies will take a 2 credit hour Christian Education elective.

§§  This is an oral examination of all candidates for the Diploma.  This is a pass or fail course.  A passing grade is required for graduation.  No credit is given.

* Heritage recognizes God’s purpose for the local church and requires students to be involved in serving the Lord through a local church ministry. these ministries can include Sunday School teaching, youth work, music ministries, visitation ministries, home Bible classes, tract distribution, nursing home ministries, and preaching. Diploma students are responsible for securing a ministry with the approval of the Administration and under the authority of the local church. Regular Christian Service Reports are required.Christian Service ministries earn credits towards graduation requirements. One credit hour can be earned per year. One credit hour is required in the Certificate in Christian Ministries Program.  Four credit hours are required in the Diploma Program, (one per year).  Christian ministry for credit must be approved by the Administration.

Certificate Programs

The following certificate programs are available as well:

Certificate in Christian Leadership

This course of study is for the new Christian or those desiring to develop their grasp of basic Bible Truths.  It will provide a foundation for all theological studies.  Twelve (12) credit hours are required for graduation.  The curriculum includes the courses on the left.

certificate in christian ministries

The purpose of this program is to provide the student with a working knowledge of the entire local church program.  It is designed to prepare lay individuals for active service in the local church.  Thirty one (31) credit hours are required for graduation.  Students must complete the requirements for the Certificate in Christian Leadership plus the courses on the right

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BI 177Old Testament Survey 12
BI 178Old Testament Survey 22
BI 179New Testament Survey2
TH 101Bible Doctrine2
HI 201Church History 12
HI 202Church History 22
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
CE 103Survey of Christian Education2
PA 103Evangelism2
PA 104Cults2
PA 105Missions/World Religions2
PCS 101Christian Service*1
PA 304Communicating Bible Truths2
BI 350Bible Study Methods2
VC 1077 Laws of the Teacher2
VC 109Teaching with Style2

Elective Courses

Any of these courses can be taken when offered to make up the extra credits needed for either of the Diploma Courses or just for personal enrichment.

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PC 102Microsoft Word2
PC 104Microsoft PowerPoint2
PC 105Microsoft Excel2
PC 106Microsoft Publisher2
VC 101Knowing God2
VC 102Managing Your Money2
VC 103God’s Answer to a Cold Heart2
VC 104Joshua2
VC 105Creationism2
VC 106Daniel2
VC 110Master Your Money2
VC 111Biblical Portrait of Marriage2

To register for classes, click on the Admissions tab and select “Registration”.  There you can download a copy of the registration form, complete it and send it into us with your $10.00/per trimester registration fee.

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