Jesus said that those who hear His words and act on them are like a wise man who builds on a solid rock. No matter the storms, that house stands firm. ABC’s one-year Bible Certificate provides one of the best opportunities for you to dig into Scripture and build your life on its unchanging truths.

The ABC Advantage

The accredited Bible Certificate program at Appalachian Bible College is a focused, dynamic way to spend your year. You will learn to know God’s Word through courses in Bible interpretation, theology, and apologetics, and to share His Word through communication classes.

Along with the Freshman class, study Bible Doctrine Overview with President Anderson, who has been teaching the course for 35 years. Meet lifelong friends, learn from godly leaders, and prepare for whatever God has for you next.

Cultivate Core Values

  • Passion for Servanthood

    Imitate Christ and discover the value of serving the Lord, His Church, and the world with excellence.

  • Practice of Integrity

    Exercise righteousness and accountability in your relationships.

  • Priority of the Local Church

    Involve yourself in the local church, God's instrument for reaching the world with the Gospel.

  • Pursuit of a Biblical Worldview

    See the world with a biblical perspective; stand on the absolute authority of Scripture.

  • Priority of the Bible

    Grow in your love for the Word of God and your conviction of its role in all of life.

Why a Bible Certificate?

No matter your aspirations or career goals, the Bible Certificate provides every Christian with a solid, biblical foundation for life.

Is your future unclear? Do you wonder what God’s will is for your life? The Bible Certificate is designed for you! It is a wise pursuit if you are undecided about a vocation, if you want to become more useful in your local church, or if you seek personal spiritual growth.

If God leads you to continue your education at ABC or elsewhere, accreditation ensures that your Bible Certificate course credits will be accepted.

Online Option

In addition to the traditional Bible Certificate program offered on ABC’s scenic West Virginia campus, this program is available as an online Bible Certificate.


Requirements: 30 Hours

Bible / Theology 20 hours

  • Bible Doctrine Overview
  • Bible Study Methods I
  • Life of Christ & Christology
  • Personal Evangelism & Discipleship
  • Apologetics I – Origins
  • Doctrine I

General Education Core 10 hours

  • Church Music Philosophy
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • English Composition I

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Bible Certificate Course Guide

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