Concentrated Bible Certificate

Earn your certificate in biblical studies either online or on campus.

Concentrated Bible Certificate (CBC) – Online or In class

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.

Why Earn Your Concentrated Certificate in Bible from LBC?

  • Learn from caring Christian professors with years of experience in ministry and education.
  • Earn your certificate online or on campus.
  • Study at an accredited Bible college in PA.

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Your Journey

Program Credits: 30

Locations: , ,


  • Traditional
  • Online & Evening (Adult Education)
  • Available as Minor

“For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all he does.” – Psalm 33:4

A Closer Look: Bible & Theology Department at LBC

Tony Shetter.

Featured Alumnus: Tony Shetter (’98)

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.”

Meet the Faculty

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Samuel Harbin, D.Min.

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. Harbin

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Daniel Carver, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Bible & Theology

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Mark Farnham, Ph.D.

Professor, MABS in Christian Apologetics Program Director

“Young pastors face a far more complex world than previous generations, so be sure you get the best possible preparation for ministry.” — Dr. Farnham

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Douglas Finkbeiner, Ph.D.

Professor and M.A.B.S. Director

“It is my great joy to know Christ and to minister His Word to others for His glory.” — Dr. Finkbeiner

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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. Gregory

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Victor Jacobs, Ph.D.

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. Jacobs

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Joe Kim, Ph.D.

Professor of Bible & Theology

“I want my students to know that learning doesn’t end in the classroom – it is where it begins.” — Dr. Kim

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Timothy Nicholls, Ph.D.

Professor of Bible & Theology

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Tony Shetter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

“Biblical higher education is important for the proper handling of God’s Word.” – Dr. Shetter

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John Soden, Ph.D.

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. Soden

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Careers where a certificate helps

  • Christian Education
  • Cross-Cultural Missionary
  • Minister
  • Sunday School Teacher

Gainful Employment Outcomes for Concentrated Bible Certificate

How much will this program cost me?
  • Tuition and fees: $24,290
  • Books and supplies: $1,000
  • On-campus room & board: $8,750

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

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:

  • Federal loans*
  • Private education loans*
  • Institutional financing plan*

* Less than 30 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

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.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

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.

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