Free Class Options

Free fall-semester class

With BJU Seminary’s free fall-semester class offering, we invite you to choose a free class from a list of excellent courses handpicked by our staff. These classes, which champion biblical theology, are taught by experienced professors who have lived out what they teach. Whether you’re desiring to preach, teach, counsel, lead in worship, or simply better make disciples, we have a course for you!

Daytime Classes

Course Description
Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

Relevant Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Biblical Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Chaplaincy
  • Biblical Counseling, MA
  • Biblical Studies, MA
  • Ministry Studies, MA
  • Master of Divinity
Important Information
  • 3 Credits
  • Meets Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00-9:15 a.m.
  • In Residence or Via Livestream
  • Fall semester goes from August 24 to December 15

Course Description

A step-by-step approach to the development of expository sermons, with careful attention to exegetical accuracy and effective homiletical formatting. Students will prepare sermons from a variety of biblical genres, including Old Testament and New Testament passages.


Relevant Programs

  • Biblical Language and Literature, MA
  • Biblical Studies, MA
  • Ministry Studies, MA
  • Master of Divinity

Important Information

  • 2 Credits
  • Meets Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-2:50 p.m.
  • In Residence or Via Livestream
  • Fall semester goes from August 24 to December 15
Course Description
A study of principles and methods for teaching the Bible with an emphasis on understanding the core themes of biblical passages and articulating those themes in a semi-formal fashion that is appropriate for Sunday school classes, conferences, and special ministry events.

Relevant Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching Bible
  • Biblical Languages & Literature, MA
  • Biblical Studies, MA
  • Ministry Studies, MA
  • Master of Divinity
Important Information
  • 2 Credits
  • Meets Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-2:50 p.m.
  • In Residence or Via Livestream
  • Fall semester goes from August 24 to December 15

Course Description

A study of the principles and practices essential to biblical interpretation with an emphasis on the conservative, grammatical-historical-contextual method, presupposing the inerrancy of Scripture. Special attention will also be given to the interpretation of the various genres of Scripture including poetry, narrative, epistolary and apocalyptic literature.


Relevant Programs

  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching Bible
  • Apologetics, MA
  • Biblical Counseling, MA
  • Biblical Languages and Literature, MA
  • Biblical Studies, MA
  • Intercultural Studies, MA
  • Ministry Studies, MA
  • Master of Divinity

Important Information

  • 3 Credits
  • This course requires Logos, which can be purchased through BJU Seminary once enrolled at the discounted rate of $445.
  • Meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00-2:50 p.m.
  • In Residence or Via Livestream
  • Fall semester goes from August 24 to December 15

Evening Flex Classes

Course Description
An exposition of the first five books of the Old Testament, exploring the spiritual significance of Israel’s ceremonial worship practices and the theological relationship of these books to the rest of Scripture.

Relevant Programs
  • Biblical Studies, MA
  • Master of Divinity
Important Information
  • 3 Credits
  • Meets Monday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • In Residence or Via Livestream
  • Fall semester goes from August 24 to December 15

Course Description

A study of the theology of biblical holiness, with a special emphasis on individual progressive sanctification; and the biblical theology of ecclesiastical unity and separatism, especially as it relates to the history of Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism from the early twentieth century to the present.


Relevant Programs

  • Apologetics, MA
  • Biblical Counseling, MA
  • Biblical Language and Literature, MA
  • Biblical Studies, MA
  • Intercultural Studies, MA
  • Ministry Studies, MA
  • Master of Divinity

Important Information

  • 2 Credits
  • This course requires Logos, which can be purchased through BJU Seminary once enrolled at the discounted rate of $445.
  • Thursday from 4:00-4:50 p.m.
  • In Residence or Via Livestream
  • Fall semester goes from August 24 to December 15

Advanced Module Classes

Course Description

Study of a biblical philosophy of missions and basic biblical strategies. Examination of major worldviews. Evaluation of theories of the mission process, and current trends in Protestant missions. Also covers missionary problems, current literature and a geographical survey of missions needs.


Relevant Programs

  • Master of Divinity

Important Information

  • 3 Credits
  • Modules classes consist of one week of intensive classroom instruction, preceded and followed by six-weeks of distant course work. The format combines the flexibility of an online program with the benefit of resident instruction. 
  • Fall semester goes from August 24 to December 15.
  • Students have one week during which they must attend class in residence or via livestream: October 10-14. 
  • Classes start on Monday at 1:00 p.m. and end on Friday at 10:50 a.m.. Students are in class from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, with a break for lunch. 

Course Description

An introduction to the ministry of chaplaincy. This course exposes the student to the different venues in which men can serve as chaplains, providing the knowledge, skills, and values that are necessary to success in chaplain ministry.

Relevant Programs

  • Graduate Certificate in Chaplaincy
  • Master of Divinity (Concentration in Chaplaincy)

Important Information

  • 3 Credits
  • Modules classes consist of one week of intensive classroom instruction, preceded and followed by six-weeks of distant course work. The format combines the flexibility of an online program with the benefit of resident instruction. 
  • Fall semester goes from August 24 to December 15. 
  • Students have one week during which they must attend class in residence or via livestream: October 10-14. 
  • Classes start on Monday at 1:00 p.m. and end on Friday at 10:50 a.m.. Students are in class from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, with a break for lunch.

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