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BC-101: MINISTER'S FOUNDATIONS


About this course

God has a specific plan, purpose, and life assignment for each one. Our journey as ministers of God is one of discovering and faithfully completing God’s assignment for our lives, serving people He has called us to serve, and doing this in a manner that brings glory and honor to His name. In this course we establish the truth of God’s purpose for each one. We discover several important signposts that help recognize God’s purpose. We learn how to receive God’s guidance as we journey through life. And, very importantly, we develop an understanding of principles, standards, and boundaries we must maintain to conduct ourselves in a way that the ministry is without blame.

This is an instructor-led course. Recordings of classroom lectures will be released weekly. Complete the objective type questions, quizzes and other assignments that are given as you progress through the course. It is recommended that you keep up with the lectures and assignments on a weekly basis. This course starts the week of Monday August 02, 2021 and will complete on or before Friday November 26, 2021 (23:59 UTC).

Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course other than a sincere desire to lay a strong foundation for a fruitful and lasting life and ministry. You must be convinced that the messenger is more important than the message and the minister is more important than the ministry. If the messenger or the minister fails, both the message and the ministry will often be help with disregard.

What you will learn

In this course you will learn:

  • That God has a plan and purpose for your life.
  • Nine signposts that help you recognize God’s purpose for your life.
  • The many ways God gives guidance and how to receive God’s guidance for your life.
  • The Code of Honor, the principles and standards you hold yourself to, and abide by, with the help of God, to be a man or woman, approved by God.

Get your certificate

This course is part of the first year Bible College curriculum. Completing this course is a requirement to work towards your one-year, two-year or three-year degree. Once you complete this course successfully, you will immediately receive a digital copy of a Certificate of Completion. Churches and Christian Ministries may use this Certificate of Completion to ensure that their staff and volunteers have the required training for specific roles in ministry.

Meet your instructor

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Diana Nancy Paul

Pastor, APC Mangalore

Diana has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature from Bangalore University. She has 7 years’ experience in the corporate sector. She completed Diploma in Theology and Christian Ministry from APC Bible College and then began serving with APC Bible College as Principal / Administrator, in a full-time capacity (May 2014 -May 2018). She currently serves as a pastor at APC Mangalore.

Diana had an encounter with the Lord in a retreat in 2008, which made her to seek God. With this deep desire in her heart, she started serving in Youth Ministries and volunteering in many Christian based events. She felt the need to be equipped. Hence she joined Bible college to learn the word and serve the Lord in the ministry. She’s gifted in encouraging and motivating youth and leading them to Christ. She is passionate about teaching the Word and Life skills at Campus Elevates to impact the youth in their God given spheres of influence.

Credentials

  • April 2003 - Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature
  • Bangalore University, India
  • May 2014 - Diploma in Theology
  • APC Bible College and Ministry Training Center, Bangalore, India

Course evaluation

This is an instructor-led course. Course lecture videos will be released on Wednesday, each week, by 5pm Indian Time.

You will be evaluated for this course as follows:

Students will be given two graded assessments during the course of the Semester. Each of these assessments will be in reference to all content covered till that point in the course. These will contribute towards the final grade as shown below:
End September   50%
End November    50%

Course will be graded as follows:
91% - 100%   Grade A+
76% - 90%     Grade A
51% - 75%     Grade B
35% - 50%     Grade C
Below 35%    Grade F (Fail)

Course cost/tuition waiver

All Bible Courses are being offered FREE during Fall 2021 semester. The regular cost per course is Indian Rupees 500. Tuition waiver will be available for all students in financial need for all upcoming semesters.

Frequently asked questions

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari.

Can I view the course offline?

No. To view the course content, you need an active internet connection.

Can I pause in between a lesson, log out, and continue at a later time?

Yes. You can pause in between a lesson and log out. When you log back in the next time Open edX will take you right back to where you left and you can continue your lesson.

What is the difference between "Self-paced" and "Instructor-led" courses?

In self-paced courses, all the course content is available as soon as a course is released. They do not have a fixed schedule for assignments, so you can complete the course at your own pace. In instructor-led courses, the course content is released at specific intervals as the course progresses. They have a fixed schedule. The course team sets specific due dates for assignments and exams, and you complete the course within a defined time frame.

Will I be able to ask my questions and clear any doubts I have, while doing this course?

Yes. There is a discussion board where you can post questions. You can also view questions asked by other students and engage in discussions. APC Staff will respond to your questions.

Can I do some courses ON-CAMPUS, some ONLINE and some via E-LEARNING?

Regardless of the learning option you choose (ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE or E-LEARNING) once you enroll, you are considered a student at APC Bible College and receive the same certificate/degree on completion of the program requirements. We also offer you the flexibility of completing some courses ON-CAMPUS, some courses ONLINE and others via the E-LEARNING platform. Your student Id remains the same. Please enroll in a course only in one learning option at a time (Example: Please do BC-101 either in Online classes or in E-learning during a particular semester. If you fail to complete BC-101 while doing it in Online Classes, in a future semester you can repeat BC-101 in E-learning).

Can I take courses in any order or should I follow the order specified by the college?

We strongly recommend that you follow the sequence of courses outlined by the college, semester by semester, year by year. However, at your discretion you are welcome to take courses in any order and sequence. Kindly ensure you successfully complete all courses required for a particular program (C.Th., Dip.Th., or B.Th.) in order to receive that certificate.

Are the requirements to pass a course exactly the same in all three learning options?

Not exactly. The course content remains the same in all three learning options (ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE or E-LEARNING). To successfully complete a course for ON-CAMPUS and ONLINE classes you must have both (A)minimum 85% attendance and (B)obtain a passing grade 35% marks or higher (grade C or better). For the E-LEARNING option, you must (A)watch all the lecture videos and (B)obtain a passing grade 35% marks or higher (grade C or better). The course assignments for ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE and E-LEARNING students may differ, and is left to the discretion of the Course Instructor.

Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?

We offer a certificate, diploma or bachelors degree from APC Bible College. We do not offer transfer credit for completing a course(s) or certificate program. Recognition of APC Bible College can vary based on the church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency that is reviewing your credentials and the country/region of their location and is the sole determination of the receiving church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency. Governmental agencies can also vary in their recognition of APC Bible College. At their discretion, the receiving organization may choose to give you transfer credit for the course(s) and certificate you have received from APC Bible College.

Will Christian organizations offer employment based on course(s) or certificate programs from APC Bible College?

This is the sole determination of the receiving church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency. Many APC Bible College graduates are successfully and fruitfully engaged in Christian ministry, some working independently and some working with Christian and other organizations.

Which version of the Bible should I use?

While you are welcome to use the version you are most comfortable reading, we recommend using the New King James Version of the Bible.

  1. Course Number

    BC-101
  2. Classes Start

  3. Classes End

  4. Course Length

  5. Estimated Effort

  6. Level

  7. Price

    • ₹500
    • FREE during Fall 2021
  8. Language

    English
  9. Video Transcript

    English
  10. Course Type

    Instructor-led
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