Quest Bible Institute & Seminary (QBIS)offers four (4) study programs:

  • MDP (Ministerial Diploma Program)                      10 week sessions      10 courses (20 credit hours)
  • BCLC (Biblical Counseling and Life-coaching)      10 week sessions      12 courses (24 credit hours)     
  • ATS (Advanced Theological Studies)                      8 week sessions      26 courses (52 credit hours)
  • FOB Flora of the Bible (Golden Certificate)           12 week sessions        1 course (3 credit hours)

Each of the above programs is outlined below.


MDP - Ministerial Diploma Program 


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 skilled and equipped as lay ministers. Students just seeking personal enrichment are also considered for enrollment in the MDP program. 

The (20) credit  or (10) course program is design to be completed over a two year period. 

We are on a quarter-term system; fall, winter, spring and summer.  Our quarters run eight (8) weeks followed by a significant break.  Each QBIS course earns two (2) hours of credit.


Intensive Courses (IC)

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)  
  • Saturdays from (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

The intensives are two (2) hours of credit as well and are held live at a host sight; usually a church or Christian school.


Sample Schedule for the MDP

(Subject to change)

Year 1 

BI 110A or B - Biblical Geography or Manners and Customs of the Ancient Middle East

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

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

PT 130 - Hermeneutics: Principles of Biblical Interpretation

CH 100 Survey of Church History

CM 100 Dramatic Public Speaking

PT 100A or B Devotional Arts or Spiritual Development


Year 2

BI 212 Between the Testaments- Inter-Testamental Period

BI 223 Apostolic Writings (NT) Survey

TH 230 Bible Doctrine


Intensives Seminars sample themes:

BI 224  The Writings of Apostle Paul

PT 200 Church Government and Administration

PH 200 Ministerial Ethics

PT 231 Understanding Yourself, Discovering your Giftings

 

BCLC -  Biblical Counseling and Life-Coaching Certificate



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

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 Christian, biblical or pastoral 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 Quarter term system; fall, winter, spring, and summer

Our quarters 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 (8:00 AM-12:30 PM) 

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


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 Counseling & Life Coaching

PH101  Philosophy of Spiritual Counseling

PS100  Human Development

Year 2

CO200 Dynamics of Life Coaching

CO213 God, Marriage and Family

CO224 Addictions and Recovery


Intensives (Seminar)

CO200 Techniques of Spiritual Counseling

TH200  Comparative Religions

CO201 Blended Families

PT 231 Understanding Yourself, Discovering your Gifts


Practicum

TBD

 

Advanced Theological Studies 



Advanced Theological Studies (ATS) - Master's Level

Our ATS program is designed for those students who have completed any Post-secondary undergraduate studies, either an Associates or Bachelors, or five years of ministerial experience, that may feel a divine call to vocational pastoral or Christian educational ministry, and those students that  simply desire to be better equipped as ministers and Christian educators. Students that are just seeking personal enrichment are also considered for enrollment in the ATS program. 

The thirty (52) credit hour  program is design to be completed over a five (5) year period. 

Our Quarters, fall, winter, spring and summer are eight (8) week in duration usually followed by a significant break. 

 

Sample courses for the ATS 

(Subject to change)


  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
  11. NT 610  N.T. Background
  12. NT 611  N.T. Survey
  13. PH 610  Christian Ethics
  14. TH 614  Biblical Cultural Anthropology
  15. TH 615  Doctrine of Salvation
  16. PH 621  Apologetics
  17. CH 620  Church History I 
  18. TH626   Ecclesiology
  19. CE 620  Christian Education
  20. CH 621  Church History II
  21. CH 712  Church History II
  22. CH 713  Church History IV 
  23. TH 717  Eschatology
  24. CH 714  Contemporary Church History
  25. PT 710  Introduction to Missiology
  26. PH 722  Cults, Occult and Non-Christian Religions


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.”