Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
Do you feel called to minister the Gospel well, be it in your own home, church, workplace, or as a professional vocation?
The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies helps you to combine your desire for meaningful service with a deep understanding of the Scriptures. This program prepares you to effectively interpret and apply scriptural truths, spread the Word of God to diverse audiences and contexts, and become a servant leader that is firmly-grounded in a Christian worldview.
High-Quality Instruction & Mentorship
Our faculty members come from diverse and impressive academic and professional backgrounds. They include accomplished ministers, pastors, coaches, counselors, researchers, and published authors that can mentor you along your spiritual and professional journey.
NEBCS is committed to making high-quality biblical education affordable and accessible to everyone who desires it. We offer low-cost tuition as well as generous financial aid and merit scholarships to make sure that no student is excluded from attending due to financial constraints.
We provide flexible options for students with busy schedules to balance work, personal commitments and education. Choose how you want to attend classes, in-person or online, and take courses at your own pace. Check the learning formats section for more details.
Small Class Size
Small classes provide excellent interaction with faculty and ministry professionals.
Our students experience individualized attention, greater participation and collaboration, improved academic performance, and a supportive learning environment.
I chose to attend NEBCS because it offered an affordable, local, high quality education.
I looked far and wide at a variety of schools, but it just didn't make sense to rack-up piles of debt at a big name school when there was a high quality option available here in Maine.
If you are looking for a place to pursue your calling, or if you just want to take some classes here and there to increase your biblical or ministry knowledge, please prayerfully consider NEBCS.
Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church
To prepare students for a life of service and to equip them with skills to lead, teach and guide others to maturity in Christ
To enable them to apply a Christian perspective to all aspects of their life, including their profession and vocation
To interpret, apply, and communicate Scripture and Theology with clarity and conviction
To gain foundational knowledge of the Old and New Testament and prepare them for advanced study
To develop critical thinking, effective communication, and basic ministry skills
To develop basic skills in Greek and/or Hebrew
To understand the context of historical and contemporary philosophical and cultural issues
FLEXIBLE LEARNING FORMATS
FOR BUSY STUDENTS AND WORKING PROFESSINALS
Many courses are offered in-person, fostering an interactive learning environment and hands-on learning experience.
INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES
Our independent study courses allow students to work one-on-one with a professor to complete a course at an agreed pace.
All courses are also available synchronously via Zoom meetings for added convenience. Fully asynchronous classes coming soon!
Students can also take courses one at a time without full-time enrollment requirements, allowing for a lighter workload
Advance your education while maintaining your commitments and schedule.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS DEGREE?
A Bachelor's degree in Christian Studies provides a solid foundation for living out your faith in any career, and positions you well to serve in church or parachurch ministries.
This degree enables you to apply biblical teachings to current issues in both ministry and secular settings. You can choose to continue your study through graduate work, or you can start working and serving in your community.
A well-rounded Christian foundation, wherever God calls you to serve!
"I found the classroom experience at NEBC to be challenging, but extremely invigorating.
I was exposed to some great teaching and preaching by a staff of knowledgeable and dedicated men and women of integrity and character!
After almost 30 years in ministry, I am deeply grateful for the significant role NEBC has played in my biblical training and spiritual formation."
Retired Senior Pastor at Fayette Baptist Church, First Light Radio Minstry
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following for admission:
Non-refundable application fee of $25.00
Minimum of two references, one of which must be from the applicant’s pastor, the other(s) from an employer, teacher, or mentor mailed directly to NEBC/GES. All references must be from non-family members.
Applicants may be asked to submit high school or college transcripts and/or test scores.
Applicants may be invited to interview prior to admission.
NEBCS has rolling admissions. The recommended application submission date for all degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is August 1 for the Fall Semester,
and December 15 for the Spring Semester.
TUITION, FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
We offer low-cost tuition at $12,000 for bachelor’s degree programs.
We also offer generous financial aid and merit scholarships to ensure all students can attend, regardless of personal finances. If you sincerely desire to attend but are worried about the cost, please talk to one of our advisors.