Program Overview

Maranatha Baptist Bible College offers prospective students the option of completing a Bible Certificate program completely online. The program is designed for students that are interested in the Bible, and/or planning to attend secular college. The online program is flexible and allows students to continue their current career and ministry without having to go to traditional campus-based classes. The program provides a thorough study of the Bible with it’s experienced instructors.

The program will require students to successfully complete 24 credit hours in order to earn the Bible Certificate. Students may enter into the certificate program at any cycle. The first class that students will have to take will need to be the Old Testament or New Testament Survey course, which is the prerequisite course for all other program courses.  There are also even and odd year schedules with different courses for students. Some courses that will be offered throughout the program are Principles of Bible Study, Bible Doctrine I, Christian Life I, Bible Elective, Modern Creationary Thought, Pauline Epistles, and Baptist Heritage. Students may complete one or two courses every eight weeks. 

Students will learn various topics within fields of theology and Bible study within the Bible Certificate program. The program will cover topics such as Bible study methods, Bible teaching techniques, communication skills, Bible doctrine, and creationism. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the structure of the New Testament Church and New Testament Christianity. Instructors will also teach students about the Pauline writings, counseling techniques from a Biblical perspective, and evaluation of Christian leadership qualities within church, business and various other settings.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    • Must complete at least 34 credit hours 
    • Must have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited institution 
    • Transfer students can only transfer up to 12 graduate credits for the program
    • A grade point average of 3.0 or better must be earned
    • Students may only receive two “C” grades to still be eligible for graduation

    School Overview

    Maranatha Baptist University is a four-year private Baptist school located in Watertown, Wisconsin. The school was founded in 1968 by Dr. Cedarholm, who named the school after the Aramaic phrase Maranatha, which means "Lo He cometh," and appears in I Corinthians 16:22.

    Maranatha Baptist University offers certificates of completion, associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees. All courses, online or in a classroom, are taught from a biblical worldview. Maranatha provides online degree options at every level—associate, bachelor, and graduate.


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