Academics

Academic Programmes of Study

L.I.F.E. Bible College, Jamaica is now offering a Certificate and Associate degree in Biblical Studies. Additionally, we offer a short course in Discipleship and Leadership Training

Associate of arts in biblical studies

Certificate in Biblical Studies

Short Course in Discipleship and Leadership Training (DLT)

Courses are delivered based on a 15-week semester system. There are two semesters: semester 1 and 2. Since a large number of students are typically adult learners who are also engaged in full time employment or have other ministry and community commitments, summer sessions are critical for the timely completion of the programme. Therefore, in summer, courses are offered to facilitate those who intend to complete their programme of study within the desired time while not overloading their other two semesters. Thus, students who are able to afford and manage the additional course load during any semester will be facilitated through independent study to pursue the additional courses.

Class Scheduling

The college emphasizes flexibility as an important feature of programme delivery and as such offers 3 options for course taking:

1

Traditional Face–to–Face classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm and Saturdays 9am to 12 noon and 1pm to 4pm;

2

Online Learning where students may participate synchronously (via live streaming) or asynchronously. When students chose synchronous online learning, they will follow the face–to–face schedule;

3

Independent Study where students are allowed to complete courses at their own pace and submit by the pre-determined due dates within a semester.

Ministry Participation

All students are expected to actively participate within the local church through attendance to services and engagement in different activities. Ideally, our students should seek to assume functional roles within the local church. For example, teaching a primary or youth class, taking part in planning or organizing of outreach events, involvement in praise and worship ministry, or taking on other ministries or supportive roles within the church. Students are encouraged to participate in evangelism programmes and seek to offer themselves in ministry to others.