Overview

This course offering is designed for students who wish to study abroad while actually working with an approved ministry. This is similar to the the Bible and Holy Land program in conjunction with the Baptists for Israel Institute. Choose the area where you wish study and the ministry where you want to be involved. Through our inovative online programs we can help you create the study opportunity you are looking for.

 

 


 

 

 

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 people where you studied
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the geography of country where you studied
    • 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
Abroad 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 at the location of your choice with a program tailored by you and the academic department  The following courses may be taken. Approved substitutions are permitted and other countries may be permitted.

 

 

 

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