The purpose of Believers University (BU) is to make biblical and leadership training available anywhere in the world, enabling Christian leaders to develop their character, discover their calling, increase their capacity, and serve their church. The training is designed to raise the quality of service coming from every level of leadership—not just those entering full-time ministry. The program is interactive, flexible, and affordable, so that emerging leaders can discover their purpose and develop their gifts without interrupting other duties (i.e. family, work, local church ministry obligations). BU seeks to be part of the answer to the prayer that Jesus instructed his disciples to pray,
"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest,
therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Luke 10:2).
The mission of BU is to train Christian leaders through both study and service. Students learn Bible, theology, and leadership through online courses, while serving as interns in their local church under the guidance of spiritual leadership.
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OUR GOALS ARE SIMPLE
1. We help students develop their character. We do a great disservice to people when we teach them what they are supposed to do before we teach them what kind of person they are supposed to be.
2. We help students discover their calling. Each of us was designed on purpose for a purpose.
3. We help students increase their capacity. We value excellence, which we define as “doing our very best every time.”
4. We empower students to serve their church. We are not competitors with the local church; we are partners with the local church. We seek to train leaders to operate within the structure and culture of their respective local church.
Why Believers University?
WE ARE AFFORDABLE
Believers University is committed to providing access to top quality ministry and leadership training at affordable tuition rates. Our tuition price is a fraction of the cost at similar institutions. This is made possible as a result of our management strategy and the generosity of our covenant partners who subsidize the cost of operation to help keep tuition rates low. Our current tuition rate is $1,500 per year, paid in six consecutive installments. A 10% discount is applied when paid in full up front.
**A $50 registration fee is required with completed application.
WE ARE FLEXIBLE
Our online program is designed to fit well into even the most demanding lifestyle and schedule. It is built to be flexible, while at the same time, structured enough to keep students on track. In this way students can balance their study schedules with other responsibilities as they integrate systematic learning into their daily lives. BU is designed so that our students gain practical training in the field of ministry service and leadership in their local church in conjunction with their academic studies.
WE ARE INTERACTIVE
BU courses are not merely self-guided correspondence classes. Well-respected and knowledgeable instructors, who are experts in their fields, guide students through the course materials. Students regularly collaborate and communicate with students and instructors while they serve and apply what they are learning to their local church or ministry settings. All units incorporate a variety of interactive elements, such as discussion boards, live webinars, and video lectures.
PROGRAM & COURSES
Believers University currently offers a two-year program that, upon completion, leads to the Diploma in Christian Leadership. Each Core is designed to be user-friendly and practical, as well as academically sound. Utilizing the latest Internet technology coupled with time-proven educational delivery systems, BU cultivates the student’s understanding of Scripture, their ministry gifting and personal life vision. By doing so, we assist them in laying firm foundations within their lives upon which they can build their Ministry and Leadership skills.
The program is broken up into two academic years.
BU has an articulation agreement with Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. This will allow BU students to transfer up to 18 credit hours to SEU, where students can continue their education through SEU's online program.
Introduction to Bible: Designed to give a clear, usable understanding of the Bible and to teach basic Bible study methods
Old Testament Survey: Provides a basic framework for understanding and interpreting the Old Testament by offering vital historical, geographical, and cultural insights
Servant Leadership: Offers a look at Jesus’ life and ministry in its historical and theological context, while focusing on Him as the ultimate servant leader
Christian Foundations I: Introduces the field of theology and provides a workable knowledge of the following important Christian doctrines: the Bible, God, man, and sin
New Testament Survey: Provides a basic framework for understanding and interpreting the New Testament by offering vital historical, geographical, and cultural insights
Internship 1 & 2: BU's internship requirement ensures that our students gain practical training in conjunction with their biblical studies. The internship course is required each semester.
Spiritual Formation: This course focuses on the development of the believer’s spiritual life. Attention is given to the spiritual disciplines, the connection between ministry and character, and the relationship between formation and sanctification.
Spirit-Filled Leadership: The course prepares students for Spirit-Filled ministry and offers biblically sound practical theology of Spirit-led ministry through preaching, teaching and leading in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Intro to Christian Ministry: Helps students identify and implement values, vision, mission and strategy in their ministry contexts
Ministry Skills: Introduces two vital ministry skills: communication and care – Helps students develop and deliver clear, powerful sermons and lessons and overviews principles of pastoral care and counseling
Christian Foundations II: Introduces the field of theology and provides a workable knowledge of the following important Christian doctrines: Christ, Salvation, The Holy Spirit, The Church, and Last Things.
Internship 3 & 4: BU's internship requirement ensures that our students gain practical training in conjunction with their biblical studies. The internship course is required each semester.
Believers University (BU) is committed to providing access to top quality ministry and leadership training at very affordable tuition rates. Our tuition is a fraction of the cost at similar institutions. This is made possible as a result of our management strategy and the generosity of our covenant partners who subsidize the cost of operation to help keep tuition rates low. Tuition is $1,500 per year. When paid in full up front, a 10% discount is applied, so that the total is only $1,350. Otherwise, the balance can be paid in 6 consecutive installments of $250.
*paid over the first six months
Pay In Full
*10% discount applied
1. Complete the online application for the Fall 2023 semester.
2. Receive a welcome e-mail with instructions on how to submit payment and order books.
3. Receive instructions on how to login to the online classroom.
CURRENT ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Start Date: January 29th
End Date: May 19th
January 30th, March 5th, April 2nd