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One Year Program

We have two one year programs: Life Launch and Certificate of Biblical Studies. Both programs are designed to direct students towards their God-given calling and purpose.

Life Launch is best suited for students who desire to build a foundation centered on Christ and His mission before setting out on their respective paths. The program includes eight months of on-campus studies, a number of local missions trips, and a month-long foreign missions trip that is bound to broaden their knowledge about what God is doing around the world.

Certificate of Biblical Studies is best suited for students who have a deep passion for the Bible and theology, and are interested in potentially furthering their studies in bible college This program has an element of flexibility which enables students to tailor their studies towards their personal interests and calling. Core classes from this program transfer into each of our Bachelor level programs.

"It was one of the best years of my life!"

My perspective has changed in so many areas and I left a different person. I'm so thankful that I had the privilege of studying at PLBC. It was one of the best years of my life!

Moriah Head

The Specifics.

Purpose

This program can help you prepare to build your life on a solid biblical foundation. LifeLaunch is especially recommended if you plan to go on to university or if you are looking for other career preparation. What you learn in this year will also help you to help others, both in the church and in the marketplace. This certificate program comprises the first year of studies of the four-year Bachelor of Arts program, and students in this program have the opportunity to participate in an optional short-term foreign mission trip.

Program Length
  • 32 credit hours
  • 1 year full-time
Program Coordinator

Derrick Sanderson

Objectives

In addition to meeting the core learning objectives required for all programs, the LifeLaunch program will enable graduates to:

  1. Gain a foundational knowledge of the Old and New Testaments and basic Christian beliefs.
  2. Practice disciplines of the Christian faith that will deepen their relationship with God.
  3. Integrate theology and faith with the world and people around them.
  4. Value and practice tangible expressions of God's love for humankind.
  5. Learn tools to build and support a Christian worldview.
Certificate Requirements

GENERAL STUDIES

Personal Resource Management
The Christian Mind
Elective

BIBLE AND THEOLOGY

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Biblical Interpretation
Survey of Christian Beliefs

MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Spiritual Formation I
Life and Ministry in Holy Spirit
Life Launch 101
Life Launch 102

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

Short Term Missions Trip
Tour Team
Significant Service Project

Purpose

This program can help you prepare to build your life on a biblical foundation. We recommend this program if you plan to go on to university or training for another career. What you learn in this year will also help you to help others, both in the church and in the marketplace. This certificate program comprises the first year of studies of the four-year Bachelor of Arts program.

Program Length
  • 30 credit hours
  • 1 year full-time
Program Director

To Be Announced

Objectives

In addition to meeting the core learning objectives required for all programs, the LifeLaunch program will enable graduates to:

  1. Gain foundational knowledge of the major eras, themes, and persons of the Old and New Testaments with a focus on the writings of the New Testament.
  2. Show basic knowledge of the commonly held beliefs of Christianity.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to articulate and share their faith.
Certificate Requirements

GENERAL STUDIES

Personal Resource Management
The Christian Mind
Elective

BIBLE AND THEOLOGY

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Survey of Christian Beliefs
Biblical Interpretation
Bible/Theology Elective

MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Spiritual Formation I
Life and Ministry in Holy Spirit OR Evangelism Strategies

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