ACADEMICS

Greek Program

The curriculum our college offers is of 3 years long in duration. A Certificate of Studies is awarded at level B (comparable to a Bachelor of Theology and certified by the European Council for Theological Education) upon successful completion of full-time study.[1] Also, a certificate of successful attendance is issued, after the full completion of the first year.

The aim of the program is to inspire the students with the vision of the development of the Church in every part of the world, to equip them with the appropriate historical, biblical and theological knowledge that will help them interpret the Bible correctly throughout their life and to educate the students to serve effectively in various areas of Christian work.

Each academic year is divided into two semesters, however some elective courses, supervised research or practice, take place during the summer months. The curriculum is formulated - with the possibility of changes in the future - as follows:

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First Year

1st Semester

Class
S.H.
ECTS
NT Greek I * or
3
5
Greek Syntax *
Old Testament Survey *
3
5
Bible Study Methods *
2
3
Chr. Witness & Catechesis *
3
5
Chr. Life & Spirituality *
2
3
Study/Research Skills *
1
1
Theology I *
3
5

2nd Semester

Class
S.H.
ECTS
NT Greek II or
3
5
NT Exegesis ***
New Testament Introduction *
2
4
Psychology *
3
5
Apologetics
2
4
Christian Ethics
2
3
Speech Communication *
2
3
Genesis
2
3
Romans
2
3
Elective
2
3

Year Total S.H.: 35 ECTS: 60

Second Year **

1st Semester

Class
S.H.
ECTS
Greek Syntax * or
3
5
Hebrew I **
Daniel & Revelation
2
3
Christian Counseling
3
5
Ecclesiastical Music
2
3
Theology ΙΙ *
3
5
Elective
2
3

2nd Semester

Class
S.H.
ECTS
NT Exegesis or
3
5
Hebrew II ***
Isaiah
2
3
Church History I *
2
4
Church Growth
1
2
Christian Education *
2
4
Intro to Missions *
2
4
Old Testament Intro I
2
4
Theology of Orthodox Church
1
2
Elective
2
3
Internship
3
5

Year Total S.H.: 35 ECTS: 60

Third Year **

1st Semester

Class
S.H.
ECTS
Hebrew I or
3
5
Old Testament Exegesis***
Psalms
2
3
1st Corinthians
2
3
Divine Worship and Liturgy
1
2
Hermeneutics & Bibliology
3
5
Theology ΙΙΙ *
3
5
Research (Thesis)
2
4

2nd Semester

Class
S.H.
ECTS
Hebrew II or
3
5
Old Testament Exegesis***
Old Testament Intro II
2
4
Gospel of John
2
3
Homiletics
2
4
Christian Family
2
4
Church History II *
2
4
Intro to Patristics
2
4
Theological English
1
2
Elective
2
3

Year Total S.H.: 34 ECTS: 60

Three Year Total S.H.: 104 ECTS: 180

Notes

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters, but some electives, internships and guided research classes take place in the summer months.

Semester Hours: 1 S.H. = 15 clock hours in class + 30 hours of study = 45 total hours.

ECTS (European system): 1 ECTS = 25-30 hours of total work (in and out of class).

* Class required for graduation

** Most classes of the 2nd and 3rd year are taught in alternate years.

*** Classes of the language cycle: advanced students may be exempt from 1st year Greek by passing an exam, so that they may move on directly to 2nd year Greek etc., advancing more quickly through the language cycle and having the option of more advanced courses at the end of the program.

[1] Accreditation

Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs

The Greek Bible College has received its licensing from the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs functioning as a College in Pikermi, Greece. According to the Greek law on Colleges, it is designated as a Center of Post-Lyceum Education (3848/2010, and its amendments 4093/2012 and 4111/2013).

According to the Greek law, the educational opportunities provided by the Greek Bible College are based on a memorandum of validation drafted with a higher educational institution that exists outside of Greece and is recognized by its own authorities; these educational opportunities lead to a first-level degree (Bachelor) comprised of at least three years of studies. Thus, the Greek Bible College partners with Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia, USA), and the educational opportunities it offers lead to a Bachelor of Science, awarded by the partnering university. This title is recognized in Greece with professional rights by the ATTEEN.

European Council for Theologica Education

Τhe Greek Bible College has obtained institutional accreditation from the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE) as an alternative provider of higher education in 2004, together with programme accreditation for its three-year undergraduate Certificate in Theology, EQF level 6, in 2004. ECTE accreditation of alternative providers of higher education indicates that the learning opportunities offered by the Greek Bible College are compliant with the European Standards and Guidelines for higher education and attests to the level 6 of the learning opportunities according to the EQF.

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