Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

Credit for ministerial experience will be taken into consideration for people who qualify. To request the ministerial experience, send an email to the offices of NBTSBC at:  or call (347) 536-9267 and request these forms.

ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM: The purpose of the Associate’s Degree in the Biblical Studies program is to give students advanced standing in the program through transfer credits and, in instances where the student is well-qualified, through life time credits. The program gives the student solid preparation for the Bachelor of Ministry and Bachelor of Theology programs here at NBTSBC. The program consists of ten online Module/Classes, which are the equivalent of sixty hours of study; and Textbook requirements, equivalent of sixty hours of study. Texts should be selected from the list of authorized textbooks listed below. Although all textbooks can be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time. Once a textbook is read, the 10 to 20 page paper describing what is read should be presented for qualification. A four to five page document is required for each module taken at the college site in Brooklyn. We are simply asking the students for a summary of the material. Review the How to present your work card in relation to the presentation of work.

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies program requires a total of 10 Module/Classes, to be completed online. The students will take the Module/Classes and at the end of the class will be ready to take the Quiz/Exam for that class. This requirements are also applied to students on campus, but the classes are presented live with a seminary professor.

SPECIFIC TEXTBOOKS REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies program requires a total of 60 hours. This consists of ten online courses (30 hours); and life experience, ministry, education, military and/or four textbooks homework (30 hours). Four of the textbooks homework required, must have the essential subjects, chosen from the list of authorized textbooks listed below. Up to four of the eight required courses may be optional. The Electives can be chosen from the Electives that appear on the page or in person attendance at the seminar. Up to two of the electives may have Substitute Books. Substitute books must be first submitted for consideration through the alternative form of textbooks.

ABOUT PROGRAM TEXTBOOKS AND MODULE/CLASSES: We are Christ-centered and Bible-based institution. So, it should be an encouragement to know that NBTSBC use well respected textbooks and other learning resources that fit within the general middle of evangelical Biblical teaching and doctrine. Textbooks are carefully selected for both academic and theological appropriateness. It’s usually the theological appropriateness that concerns prospective students. This is certainly understandable, especially in light of the fact that nearly everyone considering enrolling in a program with New Beginnings Theological Seminary & Bible College (NBTSBC) is already well versed in Bible and Theology, and many are actually advanced teachers and preachers of the Word of God.


BBS 310 – A Survey of Old Testament Introduction Archer de Gleason , Jr.
BBS 330 – Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
BBS 340 – Interpreting the Psalms: An Exegetical Handbook (Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis) by Mark D. Futato
BBS 350 – A Survey of the Old Testament by Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton
BBS 360 – The Message of the Prophets: A Survey of the Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books of the Old Testament by J. Daniel Hays
BBS 370 – According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible by Graeme Goldsworthy
BBS 380 – From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation by Craig L. Blomberg
BBS 390 – Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies) 3rd Edition by Walter A. Elwell y Robert W. Yarbrough
BBS 400 – A Biblical Theology of the New Testament Hardcover by Roy B. Zuck
BBS 410 – Synopsis of the Four Gospels, Revised Standard Version by American Bible Society
BBS 420 – Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies) 3rd Edition by Bill T. Arnold y Bryan E. Beyer

Send your assignments via e-mail or mail. The email is faster.
Use for the presentation of the courses by email. This email address should also be used for the presentation of PhD projects in Ministry and for PhD dissertations. NBTSBC expects a summary of at least ten to twenty pages from each textbook for all degree programs. Typewritten, or computer, type double-spaced font should be 10 – 12. Microsoft Word is preferable to send it as an attachment, or attached file, by email. If Microsoft Word is not available, assignments can be copied and pasted into the body of the email. Please check your paper for spelling and grammar errors before sending.

– Summarize what the book said.
– Tell us what you learned.
– If the text is useful for you in your life, work and ministry, please tell us about it as well. Presentations of seminars papers require 4 – 5 pages, font size 10 to 12.
– Summarize what the seminary professor said.
– Tell us what you learned.
– If the seminar is of great help to you in your life, work and ministry, if possible, tell us briefly how it was a blessing.