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About this course

The New Testament is the most valuable collection of writings from the ancient world. This collection of books has been regarded as the Church’s Scriptures since the early centuries of her existence, providing for the Church her primary witness to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. These scriptures did not fall into the Church’s lap, ready-made and leather-bound into a single book. Rather, they were written by a variety of authors in a variety of places throughout the first and early second centuries. They have different theological perspectives and prominences. This course will be a guide to recognizing and studying these books both individually, to respect their distinct theological voices, as well as a canon of Scripture read by the Church.

This course is designed to give the student an overall view of all the New Testament books, with an introduction to the author, date of writing of the book, purpose of writing the book, theme of the book, key verses and chapters in the book, and an outline of the book with the view of Christ in the book is given to the student. This study helps us learn about the covenant of grace and the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and how this applies to our lives today.

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 assignment on a weekly basis. This course starts the week of Monday January 09, 2023, and will complete on or before Friday April 28, 2023.


No prerequisites for this course.

What you will learn

We will do an overview of each of the books in the New Testament:

  • 01: Introduction to the New Testament
  • 02: The Book of Matthew
  • 03: The Book of Mark
  • 04: The Book of Luke
  • 05: The Book of John
  • 06: The Book of Acts
  • 07: The Book of Romans
  • 08: The Book of I & II Corinthians
  • 09: The Book of Galatians
  • 10: The Book of Ephesians
  • 10: The Book of Ephesians
  • 12: The Book of Colossians
  • 13: The Book of I & II Thessalonians
  • 14: The Book of I & II Timothy
  • 15: The Book of Titus
  • 16: The Book of Philemon
  • 17: The Book of Hebrews
  • 18: The Book of James
  • 19: The Book of I & II Peter
  • 20: The Book of I, II, III John
  • 21: The Book of Jude
  • 22: The Book of Revelation

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

Bible College Administrator, APCWO, Bangalore

Diana Nancy Paul has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Bangalore University. She has 7 years of experience in the corporate sector. She has completed her Bachelors in Theology and Christian Ministry from APC Bible College. She has been serving with APC full-time since May 2014. She currently serves as administrator of APC Bible College.

Course evaluation

This is an instructor-led course. Course lecture videos will be released on Monday and Tuesday, each week.

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:

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 2022 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

Free learning resources

In addition to course materials provided by instructors, students are encouraged to make use of APC’s free learning resources: free APC books, free teaching sermons series, and other material available in the Resources section of our church website. Video recordings of course lectures are also available at APC Bible College YouTube channel.

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?

NNot 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.

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