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Welcome to DIMI National Schools of Theology! We know that you have not landed on this page by coincidence and look forward to speaking with you. Please look around and submit any questions regarding enrollment to diminst15@gmail.com. Please also feel free to download our registration form and send it to us when you are ready to enroll within our program. Once again, we look forward to speaking with you. We are an affiliate of National Schools of Theology, accredited through CHEA. We are an accredited institution.

Associate of Biblical Studies

60 SEMESTER HOURS

LEVEL ONE: SECTION ONE

 MNPM1130 MINISTRY PREPARATION

 ABSP1101 SURVEY OF AMOS

 BSHS2250 PATRIARCH STAGE

 RECS1200 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

 ABSP1103 JAMES

LEVEL ONE: SECTION TWO

 ABSP1102 SURVEY OF MALACHI

 BSHS1000 HOW WE GOT OUR BIBLE

 ABSP1104 I & II TIMOTHY

 REHS2590 INTRO TO CHURCH HISTORY

 ABSP1106 JUDE

LEVEL TWO: SECTION ONE

 OTBB1136 ESTHER/RUTH

 ABSP1107 DOCTRINE OF SATAN & DEMONS

 MNPM1110 CHRISTIAN ETHICS

 ABSP1109 DOCTRINE OF MAN

 MNPM1150 DISCIPLESHIP*

LEVEL TWO: SECTION TWO

 OTBB1138 EZRA/NEHEMIAH 

The Two-year Associate Degree

 This 60-credit program is designed to give you basic preparation for Christian leadership. 

       Prerequisite: five years of life experience, and church experience 30 credits.

 Bible one Advance (3 Credits): 

Here you will learn about dispensation, covenants, typology, creation, re-creation, and the servitude period.

Hermeneutic (3 Credits):

Is the art and science of interpretation of the word of God. Here you will learn all the principles of Bible Interpretation.

 BIB 106 The Life of Christ (3 Credits)

The student will read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John at a rate of about two chapters per day. You will discover, record, and share  insights from each chapter. The background and theme of each book are studied, and major biblical themes are traced. The student is exposed to proper principles of biblical interpretation, and is required to work with them. The revelation of the Holy Spirit as the Author of the Scriptures is central throughout.

 BIB 107 Acts and Epistles (3 Credits)

The student will read the Acts of the Apostles, Romans, I and II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians at a rate of about two chapters per day. You will discover, record, and share insights from each chapter. The background and theme of each book are studied, and major biblical themes are  traced. The student is exposed to proper principles of biblical interpretation, and is required to work with them. The revelation of the Holy Spirit as the Author of the Scriptures is central throughout.

 BIB 108 Epistles & Revelation (3 Credits)

The student will read I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, I, II and III John, Jude, and  Revelation at a rate of about two chapters per day. You will discover, record, and share  insights from each chapter. The background and theme of each book are studied, and major biblical themes are traced. The student is exposed to proper principles of biblical interpretation and is required to work with them. The revelation of the Holy Spirit as the Author of the Scriptures is central throughout.

THE 310 The Bible Speaks to Contemporary Issues (3 Credits)

In this course we will examine the foundation of Christian ethics. We will study the Scriptures to discover the precepts and principles we are given about such subjects as sex, family, honesty, suicide, abortion, the education of children, welfare, inflation, humanism, and gambling. We will then go one step further to discover the character of God which provides the foundation of the commands. We will learn to apply the Test of Truth and the Evidence of Truth in any situation. Finally, and perhaps of greatest importance, we will learn how to pass our moral standards on to the next generation.

 REN 204 Naturally Supernatural (3 Credits)

Through the working of Almighty God, He has joined His Spirit to our spirits. We will study and experience the glory of Christ living within us, as well as ways of approaching Him and releasing His indwelling presence. We abide in Christ to the extent that we know that Christ abides in us. We will also learn how to allow the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit within us to flow out through us.:.

REN 206 Increasing the Anointing (3 Credits)

The key to the successful Christian life is walking and living in the anointing of the Holy Spirit. This course has three emphases:  First it is designed to help you become aware of your spirit. All 1400 verses of Scripture that deal with the heart and spirit of man are closely considered with the one supreme objective of learning to sense your spirit and the Spirit of Christ within your spirit. From there you go on to examine the anointing of the Holy Spirit and how the anointing can be increased in your life. Finally, you will try to get to know the Holy Spirit as a Person.

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The Christian Studies Program helps to prepare students who desire training for ministry in the local church but who are not pursuing a full-time ministry position. The program offers three levels of certification:

  • The Certificate of Christian Studies (12 semester hours),
  • The Advanced Certificate of Christian Studies (24 semester hours),
  •  The Diploma in Christian Studies (36 semester hours).

All credit hours for each level of certification are to be selected from the M.Div. Core Curriculum. Each of the three programs may be applied toward the Master of Arts in Christian Studies (48 semester hours) or the Master of Divinity with Christian Ministry (90 semester hours).  To be admitted to the Christian Studies Programs, applicants must complete an application .

Certificate in Biblical Counseling

Simply put, Biblical counseling is counseling that seeks to impart the wisdom of Scripture into the life of an individual and guide them to lasting growth and change. Biblical counseling seeks not only to change a person’s life but their heart as well. Providing hope from the Word of God, the ultimate goal of biblical counseling is to draw the individual to Christ and the work of the cross. The skills and knowledge gained from biblical counseling are useful for pastors, church leaders, or anyone interested in counseling from the biblical perspective.

If you’re looking for seminary level training to equip you with biblical counseling skills, but are not interested in pursuing a degree program, then our certificate program may be just what you’re looking for. This certificate provides the opportunity to bring current counseling skills to the forefront of ministry, helping people grow and change. Our courses, taught by leaders in the field, will provide insight into key issues that those serving in ministry frequently face.

Who is this Certificate for?

The certificate program provides an opportunity for those in a wide range of ministry service to bring current counseling skills to their ministries that will help people to grow and change.

In addition to those who wish to examine the possibility of a future MA in Counseling degree, others who will benefit include pastors, church leaders, pregnancy counseling volunteers, crisis hot-liners, educators, home school personnel, those in a social service environment, and anyone with a desire to explore counseling from a biblical perspective.

Certificate of Biblical Studies

What is Biblical Studies?

Connecting with God’s vision and purpose through the study of His Word is a rewarding endeavor. Dlving deeper into the Bible raises an awareness of the passion Jesus had for all of us, a passion that will often leave the reader asking more questions.

In the end, a deeper knowledge of His mission throughout the scriptures generates an intense passion to learn more.

Biblical studies is the in-depth look at the message of the whole Bible including its original language, context, and overall mission and purpose. We teach that the entire Bible points to Jesus Christ and His mission. From the Old Testament to the New Testament we see the writers pointing to Christ and instructing us in the mission of God.

Textual Criticism Studies

The Science of Textual Criticism

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8).

Since inspiration, by its very definition, extends only to the original manuscripts of the Bible, and since none of the original manuscripts are in existence today, how can we rely on the accuracy of our modern Hebrew and Greek Bibles? The answer to this question is found in the science of Textual Criticism.

 WHAT IS TEXTUAL CRITICISM?

 

Textual criticism is scholarly work with available manuscripts aimed at the recovery within the limits of possibility of the original text.

We do not have the original papyri that Moses used to write the Torah. We do not have the original letter of Paul to the Galatians which contains his own signature. All we have are copies. In some instances they are copies of copies of copies.

Textual criticism involves carefully examining those copies to find out what is the original text.

TWO BASIC TYPES OF CRITICISM

There are two basic kinds of criticism in use among Biblical scholars today. They ought to be distinguished from the outset.

1. Higher Criticism.

 
Higher Criticism looks to the outside factors of the book. It asks such questions as…

  •  Who wrote the book?
  •  Where was the book written?
  • When was the book written?
  •  What outside factors influenced the writing of the book?
  •  Why was the book written?​

Bachelor Degree Program                                                 

Bachelor of Ministry

120 SEMESTER HOURS TOTAL

LEVEL THREE: SECTION ONE

 BSOT 3000 OT SURVEY

 OTBB 3205 SURVEY OF EXODUS

 BSNT 3508 ADVANCED JAMES

 MNPM 4000 PERSONAL EVANGELISM

 THEO 4000 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

LEVEL THREE: SECTION TWO

 BSNT 3000 NT SURVEY

 NTBB 4450 HEBREWS

 THEO 4365 DOCTRINE OF SIN

 BSHS 3500 LIFE OF CHRIST

 THEO 4950 ESCHATOLOGY

LEVEL FOUR: SECTION ONE

 CCBK 3001 COUNSELING THEORIES*

 BSHS 3250 LIFE OF DAVID

 PCPM 4075 BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING

 MNPM 3120 HOMILETICS

 NTBB 3407 SURVEY OF LUKE

LEVEL FOUR: SECTION TWO

 NTBB 3406 SURVEY OF MARK

 BSHS 3550 LIFE OF PAUL

 MNPM 4900 BI-VOCATIONAL PASTOR

 OTBB 3412 SURVEY OF JOSHUA

 CCBK 3002 SPIRITUAL COUNSELING*

Master of Biblical Studies 40 credits beyond Bachelors

Code

Name

Hours

BE101

Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics

3

ST101

Introduction to Theology

3

PM101

Spiritual Life

2

PM102

Evangelism

2

RS101

Orientation and Research Methods

1

SF100

Spiritual Formation1

Elective(s)2

3

 14

Spring Semester

Code

Name

Hours

NT113

New Testament Introduction

2

BE102

Old Testament History I

3

BE105

The Gospels

2

BE109

Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and Selected Epistles

3

ST102

Trinitarianism

3

Elective(s)2

3

 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Code

Name

Hours

BE103

Old Testament History II and Poetry

2

BE104

Old Testament Prophets

3

BE106

Acts and Pauline Epistles

3

ST103

Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology

3

ST105

Sanctification and Ecclesiology

3

SL335

Personal Assessment and Ministry Vision

2

 16

Spring Semester

Code

Name

Hours

BE107

Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation

3

HT200

History of Doctrine

2

ST104

Soteriology

3

ST106

Eschatology

3

Communications Course3

3

Elective(s)2

2

 16

 Doctorate of Theology

Department of Theology (THEO) 

Bible Doctrines (3 credits): Teaches the fundamental doctrines of the Bible.  
The Biblical Doctrine of Justice (3 credits): The late Dr. Jack Hyles, Pastor of the World’s Largest Baptist Church, said that this is “the most profound course that has been taught in a college – any college.”   
The Biblical Doctrine of Jurisdiction (1 credits): God is the “lawgiver,” He ordained government, and He set the bounds of its jurisdiction. A Biblical Study on the role and limitations of government.  
 
Course Offerings


Christology I (4 credits): A study of Christ that places special emphasis on who Jesus was and why he came to earth.

Christology II (4 credits): A study of Christ that places special emphasis on the miracles and teachings of Jesus.

  
Demonology (1 credit): A study of Satan, demon possession, demons, and   other related subjects.   
Numerology (1 credit): Study of the use, meaning, and typology of numbers in scripture.  
Calvinism (3 credits): Based on Calvin’s Institutes, this course familiarizes the student with the doctrinal system popularized by John Calvin.   
Arminianism (3 credits): The theological system commonly referred to as   Arminianism is studied along with the published wrings of Jacobus Arminius.   
Soteriology (2 credits): A detailed study of the doctrine of salvation. 

 
Practice of the Early Church (4 credits): Compares the practices of the  Apostles with the way in which we conduct our church services today.   
Prayer (4 credits): Teaches the doctrine and mechanics of prayer with a hope that the student will develop a more inmate prayer life.   
Pneumatology (3 credits): A complete study of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.   
Ecclesiology I (3 credits): An introductory course on the doctrine of the church. Special emphasis is placed on the purpose and importance of the local church. 

Doctoral Dissertation

  Guidelines for Dissertation Preparation


Doctoral Dissertation (8-12 credits – $175 per credit)

This is required for Doctor of Divinity (D.Div.), Doctor of Christian Philosophy (D.C.Phil.) and Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) degrees, and optional for other doctoral degrees. Length: 100-200 pages typed and single-spaced (maximum 12-point font).

General Guidelines
Make your dissertation true to life, relevant, practical, meaningful and anointed by the Holy Spirit. Follow the leading of God in your heart.

In what area does God want to grant you revelatory insight? How does He want it organized? This dissertation is about your personal growth and maturity in God in a specific area in which He is calling you to develop. For more help see Dr.Short
Most of the Doctoral degrees require the completion of 40 credits beyond the Master’sdegree. $175 per credit
The following degrees require 60 credits beyond the Master’s degree, including a mandatory doctoral dissertation: Doctor of Theology and Doctor of Christian Philosophy. These credits may come from a combination of: 1) courses taken; 2) an original thesis or ministry project; and 3) a practicum or internship experience. The student is expected to work together with the Dean in designing a program that will meet his desire for growth in the area(s) in which God has placed a passion in his heart.

Accreditation 

Do we have government accreditation NO

Do we have Christian accreditation Yes

http://chea.org/degreemills/frmPaper.htm

 By definition, the word “accredit” means to authorize, endorse, and officially approve of. What ordination is to a minister, accreditation is to a school. Accreditation is a group process by which schools voluntarily agree to participate in a set of established standards in order to encourage quality education.

Schools are not legally required to become accredited, but it is a very desirable standing. Accredited status means a school has voluntarily undergone a comprehensive examination to determine that it operates at a worthy level of performance.

                                                                                                            Learn about bad aaccreditation

Accreditors and schools identified, in websites maintained by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or CHEA, as recognized or accredited, are highly likely to be legitimate. And some accreditors or schools not so identified are legitimate a. For instance, legitimate schools that are in process of becoming accredited are often not listed, and some religious schools choose not to be listed. Thus, some legitimate higher education accreditors, programs, and institutions are not accredited or recognized by CHEA, USDE, or both. Because often no simple “litmus test” is available to gauge whether an accreditor, school or program is legitimate, members of the public act prudently who consult resources such as those CHEA and government bodies cite, and who conduct further inquiries. In this area, not to “look before you leap” can be a costly, painful, and consequential mistake.

How can I determine if an accrediting organization may be a mill?

If the answers too many of the following questions are “yes,” the accrediting organization under consideration may be a “mill”:

  • Does the operation allow accredited status to be purchased?

  • Does the operation publish lists of institutions or programs they claim to have accredited without those institutions and programs knowing that they are listed or have been accredited?

  • Does the operation claim that it is recognized (by, e.g., USDE or CHEA) when it is not?

  • Are few if any standards for quality published by the operation?

  • Is a very short period of time required to achieve accredited status?

  • Are accreditation reviews routinely confined to submitting documents and do not include site visits or interviews of key personnel by the accrediting organization?

  • Is “permanent” accreditation granted without any requirement for subsequent periodic review, either by an external body or by the organization itself?

  • Does the operation use organizational names similar to recognized accrediting organizations?

  • Does the operation make claims in its publications for which there is no evidence?

There are accrediting organizations that may not be recognized but are not accreditation mills. For example, the accreditor may be seeking recognition, but the process is not complete. Or the accreditor does not meet the requirements of CHEA or USDE for reasons that do not relate to quality.

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE
•There as secular education and there is religious education.

•Secular schools seek secular education, and sacred schools receive sacred accreditation—each by their own peers.

•Religious institutions need no secular accreditation because they offer no secular degrees.

•Secular accreditation associations in turn are recognized by governmental agencies. They trace their authority back to the capitol of a country, like Washington, D.C.

•Religious accrediting associations are recognized by the Church of Jesus Christ, which has no supreme central office on earth. Our authority is derived directly from Heaven.

•Civil and religious interests are different and have separate realms of jurisdiction.

•The State is not superior to the Church. The Church need not wait for approval from the secular world.

•Civil agencies should not be dictating standards of Christian education, any more than a police officer should be directing the worship of God.

•Theological Seminaries should not be accredited by accrediting associations that are “recognized” by an agency of the federal government, because it is contrary to the Biblical principle of “Separation of Church and State,” indicated by Christ when He said, “…Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s…” (Mark 12:17).

•What business does a Christian educator have going to the world of unbelievers for recognition and acknowledgment when 2 Corinthians 6:14 clearly tells us, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?”

•A Christian educational institution securing accreditation from an association which is attached to a governmental agency is a Scripturally condemned and unholy union as James 4:4 says, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?”

The National School of Theology has its accreditation with http://cfiaccreditations.webs.com/