Quest Bible Institute & Seminary (QBIS) has two (2) departments of study the Advanced Ministerial/Theological Department and the Christian Counseling Department. 

QBIS holds Affiliate Partnerships with the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) and the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Israel (JBG). 

Each department has a dean and  prescribed course/s of study.Upon successful completion of a particular course of study the student is awarded a diploma from QBIS. In addition, the Christian Counseling student may qualify for licensure or certification through NCCA. In addition, a Golden Certificate in Flora of the Holy Land from JBG is awarded those student who complete the program.

 

Advanced Ministerial Track 

Ministerial Diploma Program (MDP)

Our MDP program is designed to help prepare those that may feel a divine call into vocational ministry and those that simply desire to be better equipped as lay ministers. Students just seeking personal enrichment are also considered for enrollment in the MDP program. 

The twenty-four credit hour (24) program is design to be completed over a two year period. 

We are on a Trimester program. Our trimesters are ten (10) week sessions usually followed by a significant break.  Each QBIS course earns two (2) hours of credit.

Intensive Courses 

Intensive seminars are offered over the two year period.

Intensives are exactly what their name implies, intense and taught over just one weekend: 

Friday evenings (6:30-9:30 PM)  

Saturday morning (9:30 AM-12:30 PM) 

Saturday afternoon (1:30- 4:30 PM)

The intensives are two (2) hours of credit as well.

Mini Quests (MQ)

Mini Quest are short term courses offered in each month which has five (5) Sundays. Classes will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM for the five (5) Sundays. MQ's are worth two (2) credit hours.

Sample Schedule for the MDP

(Subject to change)

Year 1 

BI 110 - Lands and People of the Bible: Biblical Geography and Atlas

BI 121 - Hebrew Bible (O.T.) Genesis-Esther

BI 122 - Hebrew Bible (O.T.) Job-Malachi

PT 130 - Hermeneutics: Principles of Biblical Interpretation

Intensives (Seminars)

CH 100 Survey of Church History

CM 100 Dramatic Public Speaking

PT 100 Devotional Arts (elective)


Year 2

BI 212 Between the Testaments- Inter-Testamental Period

BI 223 Apostolic Writings (NT) Survey

TH 230 Bible Doctrine

Intensives (Seminars)

PT 200 Church Government and Administration

PH 200 Ministerial Ethics

PT 231 Understanding Yourself, Discovering your Giftings


Biblical Counseling and Life-Coaching Track 

Biblical Counseling* and Life-Coaching Certificate Program (BCLC)

*All counseling courses are certified by the National Christian Counselors Association and can be applied toward certification or licensure as a Christian Counselor.

Our BCLC program is designed to help prepare those that may feel a divine call into vocational Counseling or Life-Coaching ministry and those students that simply desire to be better equipped as lay biblical counselors or life coaches. Students just seeking personal enrichment are also considered for enrollment in the BCLC program.  

The twenty-four credit hour (24) program is design to be completed over a two year period. 


QBIS is on a Trimester basis; fall, winter, spring.

Our trimesters are ten (10) week sessions usually followed by a significant break.  Each QBIS course earns two (2) hours of credit.

Intensive Courses 

Intensive seminars will be offered over the two year period.

Intensives are exactly what their name implies, intense and taught over just one weekend: 

Friday evenings (6:30-9:30 PM)  

Saturday morning (9:30 AM-12:30 PM) 

Saturday afternoon (1:30- 4:30 PM)

The intensives are two (2) credit hours of credit as well.

Mini Quests (MQ)

Mini Quest are short term courses offered in each month which has five (5) Sundays. Classes will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM for the five (5) Sundays. MQ's are worth two (2) credit hours.

Practicum

In addition to the required classes and intensives, each BCLC student will need to do a simple practicum. The Chairman of the Department of Counseling will determine and define what the practicum will entail. Likely, it will involve either role-playing or actual observations of real-life life coaching situations or shorter seminars,lectures and professional training . The logistics of the practicum component is still under consideration at this time.


 

Sample Schedule for the BCLC

(Subject to change)

Year 1

CO100 - Foundations for Life Coaching

CO110 - Conflict Resolution

CO121 - Stress and Trama Counseling

CO122- Crisis Intervention Theories

CO123- Understanding Anger

CO132 - Grief Counseling


Intensives (Seminar)

PH100 - Professional Ethics for Life Coaches

PH101- Philosophy of Spiritual Counseling

PS100 - Human Development

Year 2

CO200- Dynamics of Life Coaching

CO213- God, Marriage and Family

CO224- Addictions and Recovery

PH231- Counseling Ethics


Intensives (Seminar)

CO200- Techniques of Spiritual Counseling

TH200 - Comparative Religions


Mini Quests

Blended Families

PT 231- Understanding Yourself, Discovering your Gifts


Electives

Understanding Anger

Crisis Intervention Theories


Practicum

TBD

 Dr. Tommy Snow teaching (CO121-Stress and Trauma Counseling) class 

QBI Life Coaching students in class. 

Advanced Theological Studies Track 

Advanced Theological Studies (ATS) - Master's Level

Our ATS program is designed for those students who have completed any undergraduate degree program, either an Associates or Bachelors, that may feel a divine call to vocational pastoral or Christian Educational ministry, and those students that  simply desire to be better equipped as lay ministers and Christian educators. Students that are just seeking personal enrichment are also considered for enrollment in the ATS program. 

The thirty (30) credit hour  program is design to be completed over a five (5) year period. 

The student must take two mini classes per trimester for fifteen (15) trimesters. Our trimesters are ten (10) week sessions usually followed by a significant break.  Each mini class earns one (1)  hours of credit and will meet for five weeks. 

 

Sample Schedule for the ATS 

(Subject to change)

 Year 1

1. TH510  Bibliology

2. PT 510  Hermeneutics

3. BL510  Intro to Biblical Languages

4. OT510  O.T. Background

5. OT511  Survey of Old Testament

6. CL521  Christian Leadership

7. BI520   Inter-Testamental Period

8. TH521 Theology Proper

9. TH522  Christology

10. TH523  Pneumatology


Year 2

1. NT 610  N. T. Background

2. NT 611  N. T. Survey

3. PH 610  Christian Ethics

4. TH 614  Anthropology

5. TH 615  Doctrine of Salvation

6. PH 621  Apologetics

7. CH 620  Church History I 

8. TH626  Ecclesiology

9. CE 620  Christian Education

10. CH 621  Church History II


Year 3

1. CH 712  Church History II

2. CH 713  Church History IV 

3. TH 717  Eschatology

4. CH 714  Contemporary Church History

5. PT 710  Introduction to Missiology

6. PH 722  Cults, Occult and Non-Christian Religions

Mini Quest Session 

7.  PT 231 Understanding Yourself, Discovering your Gifts

Flora of the Holy Land - Gold Certificate Program

Introduction

In this first lecture, we'll introduce you to the Holy Land - to its geography, geology, climate and vegetation. We'll also have our first look at the subject of Bible plants. How many plants feature in the Bible and why are there so many? How can we be sure of their identity? At the end of the lecture, you'll find a reading list, in case you want to learn more. 

The Galilee and Hula Valley

In this lecture, we're going to visit the lush mountains of the Galilee and the watery Hula Valley. Among the plants that you will meet are iconic Mediterranean oaks, the Carob tree, a bush associated with chastity as well as the sacrifice of Isaac, and the plants that featured in the story of Baby Moses and his basket. 

The Jezreel  Valley

In this lecture, we're going to visit the fertile plains of the Jezreel Valley, where we'll focus on crops that have been cultivated since ancient times. Among the plants that you will meet are wheat and barley (native to the Fertile Crescent), familiar herbs and spices in their wild form, and some of the thorns which appear so frequently in the Bible.

The Coastal Plain

In this lecture, we're going to visit the coastal plain, the most densely-populated area in Israel. Among the plants that you will meet are the Sycamore Fig, a stunning collection of local irises and a bush that yields chewing gum. Find out about the biblical Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley.

Wild plants of Judea and Samaria - received as a free sample!

In this lecture, we're going to explore the limestone ridge that cuts through the Holy Land, from north to south, focussing on biblical Judea. Meet the ancestor of the common lettuce (which also serves travellers as a compass); learn about the plants that inspired the shape of the Temple's Menorah; and meet the Mandrake - star of a famous biblical story about sisterly rivalry, and a plant beloved of Prof. Sprout in Harry Potter! 

Cultivated Plants of Judea and Samaria 

The companion lecture to the previous one on wild plants of Judea and Samaria, this focusses on the cultivated plants of this area, which include the olive, grape and fig, plus Plants of the Temple and a discussion about the identity of the Forbidden Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.

Land of the Prophets: The Transition Zone

In this lecture, we're going into the transition zone, where the Mediterranean gives way to the desert. You'll learn how a variety of plants manage to survive in this arid, hostile environment. Among them are the White Broom, whose coals are a symbol for malicious gossip, and the Desert Rhubarb, which- remarkably - can irrigate itself.

40 Years of Wandering: The Dead  Sea and Extreme Desert

In this lecture, we're going down to the Dead Sea and into the extreme desert.  Among the plants that you are going to meet are the Rose of Jericho, the mysterious Balsam, the Date Palm and Sodom's Apple - find out how the latter got its name! And what was the Burning Bush....?

Plants, Festivals and Environmental Wisdom

In this lecture, we're going to learn about the connections between the Jewish festivals and the Holy Land's flora and agricultural cycle. We'll also look at some of the environmental wisdom of the Bible, which was way ahead of its time.

Carpets of  Flowers

In this, our final lecture, we're going to delight in carpets of flowers, looking at the annuals, bulbs and perennial plants that cover the Holy Land in spring. We'll also look at the vital work that the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens are doing to protect the Land of Israel's native species.

 

Dr. Robert Milikan, former President of the California Inst. Of Tech. And Nobel Peace Prize winner

“I consider an intimate knowledge of the Bible an indispensable quality of a well educated man.”