Earn your certificate in biblical studies either online or on campus.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Bible and want to know God in a deeper, more intimate way, why not earn your certificate in Bible from LBC?
Ideal for students looking to add to their personal knowledge of scripture, missionaries seeking additional Bible training before heading to the field or anyone in between, this program is a flexible way to earn college credits. Plus, Lancaster Bible College’s concentrated Bible certificate is available completely online or on-campus.
See the CATALOG for details.
“For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all he does.” – Psalm 33:4
Tony Shetter is both an alumnus of LBC and current faculty member. “Biblical higher education is important for the proper handling of God’s Word.” said Shetter, “And I’m thrilled to be a part of what’s happening at Lancaster Bible College.”
Samuel Harbin, DMin
Professor, Chair of Bible & Theology Department
“I want my students to deeply appreciate the importance of the gospel for every aspect of their life and ministry.” — Dr. HarbinRead Bio
DMin, Dallas Theological Seminary,
MDiv, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary,
BA, Indiana Baptist College, Pastoral Studies
Hobbies: Indiana Hoosiers basketball, playing stringed instruments, woodworking, hunting
“Him (Christ) we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” (Col. 1:28)
Daniel Carver, PhD
Assistant Professor of Bible & TheologyRead Bio
PhD, The Catholic University of America, Semitic Languages and Literature
MA, The Catholic University of America, Semitic Languages and Literature
MA, Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary, Bible
BS, Lancaster Bible College, Biblical Studies
Hobbies: basketball, soccer, chopping wood, and camping.
Phil. 3:7-9a “7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him” (ESV)
Mark Farnham, PhD
Professor, MABS in Christian Apologetics Program Director
“We will only be able to fulfill our calling to always be prepared to make a defense for the reason for the hope within us if we diligently devote ourselves to preparation.” — Dr. FarnhamRead Bio
PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary, Apologetics
ThM, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, New Testament
MDiv, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Pastoral Ministry
BA, Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Pastoral Studies
Hobbies: Hiking, fishing, travel, history, New England sports teams
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Colossians 1:28-29 (ESV)
Douglas Finkbeiner, PhD
Professor and MABS Director
“It is my great joy to know Christ and to minister His Word to others for His glory.” — Dr. FinkbeinerRead Bio
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
DMin, Denver Seminary
ThM, Calvary Baptist Seminary
MDiv, Calvary Baptist Seminary
Gordon Gregory, D.Th.
Professor of Bible & Theology, Faculty Athletic Representative
“Theology is critical because God’s goal for his children is conformity to Christ and one of God’s chief means of transforming us into the image of Christ is knowledge of the truths of Scripture.” — Dr. GregoryRead Bio
D.Th., University of South Africa, Missiology
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, Systematic Theology
B.S., Lancaster Bible College, Bible/Pastoral Studies
Hobbies: Play squash, watching sports, walking, reading, number & word puzzles
Rom. 8:28-29; 2 Cor. 3:18
Victor Jacobs, PhD
Professor of Bible & Theology
“I want my students to learn to fix their gaze on our Risen Savior, even as they deepen their understanding of His word.” — Dr. JacobsRead Bio
PhD, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, New Testament Textual Criticism
ThM, Biblical Theological Seminary, Biblical Hebrew & Aramaic
MS, Cairn University, Biblical Studies
BS, Chadwick University, Business Administration
AS, New England College of Finance
Hobbies: reading, travel, exercise
2 Corinthians 3.18
Joe Kim, PhD
Professor of Bible & Theology
“I want my students to know that learning doesn’t end in the classroom – it is where it begins.” — Dr. KimRead Bio
PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary, Theological Studies
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, Systematic Theology
BS, Kettering University, Mechanical Engineering
Hobbies: Bluegrass guitar, woodworking, scale modeling, Yo-Yoing
Timothy Nicholls, PhD
Professor of Bible & TheologyRead Bio
PhD, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
MAR, Reformed Theological Seminary
MA Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary & Graduate School
BS, Lancaster Bible College,
Hobbies: reading, biking and hiking, car maintenance, construction
Tony Shetter, PhD
“Biblical higher education is important for the proper handling of God’s Word.” – Dr. ShetterRead Bio
PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Studies: Old Testament
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, Academic Ministries: Old Testament and Bible Exposition
BS, Lancaster Bible College, Bible
Hobbies: farming, canoeing/kayaking
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
John Soden, PhD
Professor of Bible & Theology
“My motivation for teaching can best be summarized by Paul’s words in Colossians 1:28 – “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ” (ESV). — Dr. SodenRead Bio
PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary, Semitics and Old Testament Studies
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, Semitics and old Testament Studies
BS, Biola University, Physical Science; Minor: Mathematical Science
Hobbies: outdoor sports and activities, squash, travel, gardening, games with my family
“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” Colossians 1:28 (ESV)
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
* Less than 30 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.
The program is designed to take 1 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2016-17, *% finished in 1 years.
*Less than 30 students completed this program in 2016-17. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2016-17 is *%.
* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.