Overview

The course offerings for the Bible and Holy Land program are in conjunction with the Baptists for Israel Institute. This plan of study offers students the experience of living, working, and traveling among the people of Israel, the Land of the Bible. Students learn about the unique culture of the Jewish people and participate in their biblical holidays in order to serve among the Jewish people.

Students learn the language of the Old Testament, Hebrew, in the classroom and immediately practice each new word as they work and visit the people. The knowledge gained in Cross Cultural Communication can immediately be put to use. In Geography of Israel, the land is the classroom, and the student walks on the map. Jewish culture and customs learned in class are then observed in the land. Biblical holidays, such as the Feast of Tabernacles, Hanukkah, and Passover, are studied, and then students join in the celebration of them.

Students study three years on the campus of Piedmont International University and one year in Israel in conjunction with the Baptists for Israel Institute. While in Israel, students work on a kibbutz and complete an internship or practicum.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Success

Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company

 

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Follow all steps of admissions
  • Must have valid passport by the end of year 2
 

Objectives

 

Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Describe the unique culture and customs of Jewish people
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the geography of Israel
  • Serve cross-culturally in the State of Israel
    • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the books of the Bible, including key individuals, major events, and historical settings
    • Employ competence in a minor field as a base for future instruction or ministry
    • Exhibit an ability to integrate a biblical world view in personal and professional life applications
    • Interpret and defend the Bible consistent with literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical principles of interpretation
    • Relate effectively as a servant/leader in a local church setting
 

 

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 47
General Education 36
Professional/Ministry   14
Holy Land Studies
33
Total 130

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3 hours
GE101     English Composition I     3 hours
GH101     Survey of World History I     3 hours
GT100     Student Life Seminar     1 hour
MI101     Introduction to Missions     3 hours
PT101     Evangelism     2 hours
PA100     P. E. Activity or Health Education     1 hour

Total Hours  16

 

Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2 hours
BN102     New Testament Survey     3 hours
BP102     Christian Ethics     2 hours
GC100     Introduction to Computers     1 hour
GE102     English Composition II     3 hours
GF     Fine Arts Elective      3 hours
GC111     Mathematics Survey     3 hours

Total Hours  17

Fall Semester

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism     2 hours
BT303     Systematic Theology I*     3 hours
GS201     Principles of Speech     3 hours
Literature Survey     3 hours
Bible Elective     3 hours
Humanities Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  17

  *Must make a “C” or better

The third year would be taken in Israel at the Baptists for Israel Institute. The following courses may be taken. Approved substitutions are permitted. 

 

Spring Semester

BH202     Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology     2 hours
BN202     Pauline Epistles II     3 hours
BO202     Pentateuch     3 hours
BT304     Systematic Theology II*     3 hours
GP202     General Psychology     3 hours
PT202     Church Education     3 hours

Total Hours 17

This year will be taken in Israel at the Baptists for Israel Institute in Israel. The following courses may be taken. Approved substitutions are permitted and other countries may be permitted.

Fall Semester

BI310     Sharing in Israel’s Culture     2 hours
BI401     Internship     1 hour
CO301     Cross Cultural Communication     3 hours
LL301     Beginning Conversational Hebrew     4 hours
SS301     Geography of Israel     3 hours
SS303     Israel’s History 1850 to present     2 hours

Total Hours  15

 

Spring Semester

AR305     Archaeology     2 hours
BI311     Sharing in Israel’s Culture II     2 hours
BI402     Internship II     4 hours
LL302     Intermediate Conversational Hebrew     4 hours
SS302     Jewish History AD to 1850     3 hours
Elective     3 hours

Total Hours

This year is taken at Piedmont

Fall Semester

BN201     Pauline Epistles I     3 hours
BN301     General Epistles Survey*     3 hours
BT403     Systematic Theology III*     3 hours
GY411     History of Christian Thought     3 hours
Science Survey     3 hours

Total Hours  15

*Must make a “C” or better 

 

Spring Semester

BC302     Baptist History     3 hours
BN302     Daniel and Revelation*     3 hours
BN402     Acts*     2 hours
BP412     Senior Seminar     1 hours
BT404     Systematic Theology IV*      3 hour
General Education Elective      3 hours

Total Hours  15