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Currently, Kingdom Bible Institute is offering the following program: Pastoral Studies. The program is designed to provide a strong Biblical approach to the major issues that pastors and leaders face. For licensed and ordained ministers who may not have the time or resources to attend a accredited Bible school the diploma offers a basic orientation to pastoral ministry

The diploma takes serious the task to identify and cultivate emerging leaders. Each course generates 2.0 credit hours or Continuing Education Units (CEU). These credits can be transferred toward the associate degree program. Students in the pastoral studies program can graduate by completing sixteen specific courses.. See course totals/course category for specific courses.

  • Cultivation of Leaders - Kingdom Bible Institute believes that one of its primary missions is to help local pastors identify the next generation for church leadership and to provide methodologies and strategies to train them.

  • Biblical - Kingdom Bible Institute believes that higher Christian education in technological world must be based on God's Word. The Bible is considered the sole authority in all matters for faith and practice, and inerrant in all matters it addresses. God's Word provides answers to the complex issues facing the local congregation.

  • Relational - Kingdom Bible Institute believes that all leadership and management in the local church must be based on a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and between all individuals who are part of the local and universal church body.

  • Evangelistic & Missions Oriented - Kingdom Bible Institute believes that of all the things the local church has been assigned to do one of the most important is the expansion of the Kingdom of God on earth through evangelism and missions. Students must be prepared to use their spiritual gifts, leadership and management skills to act out of a warm, soul winner's heart and to establish strong evangelistic churches and ministries.

  • Faculty - The faculty includes individuals who are spirit-filled and have spent many years building and developing soul winning strategies that enlarge God's Kingdom as the church moves toward Jesus second coming. Faculty members hold advanced degrees or have extensive experience in the fields in which they instruct.

  • General Admissions Information - Kingdom Bible Institute is committed to equipping Christian men and women for Christian service, who display the requisite abilities to pursue discipline courses of study in a wide range of subject areas of leadership and management. Kingdom Bible Institute students are expected to demonstrate maturity of Christian character, total agreement with the school's statement of faith, competence in the Christian ministry and a passion for ministry in the local church. All qualified students will be accepted without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin. Students must accept belief in Jesus Christ, the Word of God and the willingness to apply what they learn. Credit from other schools may be applied to courses in the Kingdom Bible Institute diploma program. Life experience credits may be applied after a review by the Academic Department. A total of 9 hours must be taken at Kingdom Bible Institute in order to graduate (waivers are possible if approved by the Academic Department). In order to graduate a grade point average of 2.5 or better must be earned. A maximum of 16 courses or 32 credit hours must be completed for graduation or their equivalency approved by the Academic Department. The final decision for acceptance rest with the school's Academic Department.

  • Application Procedure - All students are required to complete a full application, academic interview, gift assessment and turn in a recommendation from a local pastor or ministry leader if they serve in a none church Christian organization (i.e. evangelistic ministry, homeless shelter etc..).

  • Tuition & Fees - Tuition and fees for the diploma program are different from the undergraduate degree program.

Tuition & Fees
Diploma Program $95.00 (per course)
Application fee $10.00
Books and laboratory fees Not included
Final Transcript $5.00
Gift Assessment $10.00
Graduation Fee $50.00

All course payments must be made within 15 days of enrollment, or student will be suspended, and will not be permitted to return to class until payment in full is made. All costs are subject to change without notice.

*Credentials- Kingdom Bible Institute holds accreditation with Transworld Accrediting Commission International (P.O. Box 214 Riverside, California 92508 (www.transworldaccreditingcommission.com), is not recognized by the US Department of Education [USDE] or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation [CHEA]. Kingdom Bible Institute is recognized by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia [SCHEV www.schev.edu] to issue degrees, diplomas or certificates as long as the institution's purpose is to provide training or theological education. Kingdom Bible Institute makes no claims of equipping students with expertise in any field of study except theology, Christian studies, church leadership and management. KBI makes no claim that credits received will be accepted at any other educational institution. Every institution has its own internal polices for what credits they will or will not accept in their academic programs.


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Pastoral Studies Diploma

Leadership Core Studies Courses
Course Number Title Hours
CL 200  Kingdom Principles 
CL 202  Advanced Principles of Leadership 
CL 205  Principles of Ministry Calling 
CL 206  Understanding Church Conflict & Its Hidden Systems 
Total Required Courses 4
Total Hours 8


Management Core Studies Courses
Course Number Title Hours
CM 200 Principles of Church Management 2
CM 202 Principles of Church Finance 2
CM 205 Marketing Church Ministry 2
  Total Required Courses 3
  Total Hours 6

General Bible Studies Courses
Course Number Title Hours
GBS 200 Old Testament Survey 2
GBS 201 New Testament Survey 2
  Total Required Courses 2
  Total Hours 4

General Theology
Course Number Title Hours
GT 200 Intro to Basic Theology 2
GT 204 Principles of Biblical Interpretation 2
GT 206 Faith Formation 2
  Total Required Courses 3
  Total Hours 6

Elective Classes
Course Number Title Hours
SG 200 Intro to Spiritual Gifts 2
GBS 200 Survey of American Church History 2
  Total Required Courses 2
  Total Hours Required 4

Practical Ministry
Course Number Title Hours
CL 204 The Teaching Ministry 2
PRM 202 Principles of Prayer 2
  Total Required Courses 1
  Total Hours 2

Course Totals
Course Category Required Hours
Leadership Core Courses 4/8hrs.
Management Core Courses 3/6hrs.
General Bible Studies Courses 2/4hrs.
General Theology 3/6hrs.
Practical Ministry 2/4hrs.
Electives (can be transferred from other approved schools) 2/4hrs.
Courses Required to Complete Program (16 Courses at 2.0 credit hours) 16/32hrs.


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Opportunities For Ministry
KBI encourages its students to participate within a local church and to excel in the work of ministry. Click here to learn more.