Young man reading a book in a at a table.

“The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge.”

Proverbs 1:7

Classical Education

Reformation Bible College’s philosophy of education is rooted in the grand tradition of classical Christian education. The cornerstone of our academics is rigorous study of God’s Word and the doctrines of the Reformed faith. From this foundation you learn the great works of art, philosophy, and music of the Western world, studying them with a critical eye from a Christian perspective.

Many colleges and universities have abandoned classical education in favor of either broad liberal arts degrees that are quite unrelated to professional development or skill-specific, technical degrees with very little focus on intellectual development — and neither of these pursuits typically account for what is defined in Scripture as true wisdom, the fear of the LORD.

It’s our belief that classical Christian education, which produced some of the finest minds in our history, prepares you to excel in life by first knowing God and understanding how to think critically from a Christian worldview. This foundation allows you to succeed no matter your chosen career path.

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Our Programs

Our curriculum is intensely focused on equipping you to fulfill the highest vocation, knowing God.

RBC strives to give students a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures and Christian Reformed doctrine, gained through the core curriculum which includes eight Bible courses covering every book of Scripture and eight systematic theology courses covering every topic of doctrine.

Additionally, RBC students may take courses in the great works of philosophy, literature, and music; and courses in apologetics, church history, Latin, Hebrew, and Greek.

Our degrees are crafted to yield articulate leaders grounded in the truths of God’s Word, a generation whose vocation will be informed and infused by humanity’s chief end—to know and glorify God.



The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is a 120-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree program designed for people who desire a biblical and theological education with an emphasis on the study of the original languages and historical context of the Bible.

The accompanying schedule is the proposed sequence of study. Courses are 3 credit hours, unless noted.

Fall 1
BT101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
CH101 Church to the Reformation
A study of Christianity from the late first century to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.
EB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical-theological method.
GW101 Ancient Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the ancient era, reading texts by authors such as Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, and Augustine.
ST101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture; and canonicity.
Spring 1
BT102 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
CH102 Church Since the Reformation
A study of Christianity from the immediate Post-Reformation era to the present day.
EB102 Pentateuch
An overview of the content of the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis–Deuteronomy).
GW102 Medieval Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the medieval era, reading texts by authors such as Boethius, Anselm, Aquinas, Dante, and Chaucer.
ST102 Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulations of Nicea.
Fall 2
EB203 Historical and Poetic Books
An overview of the content of the Historical Books (Joshua–Esther) and the Poetic Books (Job–Song of Songs) of the Old Testament.
BG201 Greek 1
GW203 15th & 16th Century Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the 15th and 16th centuries, reading texts by authors such as Shakespeare, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Luther, and Descartes.
BT2013 Theology of Paul
ST203 Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Spring 2
EB204 Prophets
An overview of the Prophetic Books (Isaiah–Malachi) of the Old Testament.
BG202 Greek II
GW204 17th & 18th Century Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the 17th and 18th centuries, reading texts by authors such as Milton, Pascal, Bunyan, Locke, Hume, and Kant and studying music by composers such as Bach and Haydn.
EB209 History of Israel
ST204 Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulations of Chalcedon.
Fall 3
BG303 Greek III
A course devoted to a survey of biblical Greek syntax, while building vocabulary, translating selected texts, and introducing New Testament textual criticism. Prerequisites: Greek I and II.
BH301 Hebrew I
A course introducing the study of the elements of biblical Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax.
EB305 Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
GW305 Late 18th Century Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the late 18th century, reading texts by authors such as Goethe, Hegel, Coleridge, and Austen and studying music by composers such as Mozart and Beethoven.
ST305 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit.
Spring 3
BG304 Greek Exegesis
An introduction to the procedures and tools of exegesis as they apply to the genres of the New Testament. Prerequisites: Greek I, II,and III.
BH302 Hebrew II
A course concluding the study of the elements of biblical Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Prerequisite: Hebrew I.
EB306 Pauline Epistles I
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans
GW306 19th Century Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the 19th century, reading texts by authors such as Kierkegaard, Melville, and Dickens.
ST306 Doctrine of Salvation
A study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
Fall 4
BH403 Hebrew III
A course devoted to a survey of biblical Hebrew syntax, while building vocabulary, translating selected texts, and introducing Old Testament textual criticism. Prerequisites: Hebrew I and II.
EB407 Pauline Epistles II
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
EB410 Intertestamental Period
A study of the events and literature of the intertestamental period, with a focus on the Apocrypha and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
GW407 19th & Early 20th Century Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the 19th and 20th centuries, reading texts by authors such as Dostoevsky, Twain, Nietzsche, Conrad, Eliot, Sartre, and Hemingway.
ST407 Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Spring 4
BH404 Hebrew Exegesis
An introduction to the procedures and tools of exegesis as they apply to the genres of the Old Testament. Prerequisites: Hebrew I, II, and III.
EB408 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
EB411 Greco-Roman World
A study of the first century world into which Christ was born, with a focus on important social structures and institutions.
GW408 Post-war 20th Century Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the post-war 20th century era, reading texts by authors such as Orwell, Lewis, Solzhenitsyn, and O’Connor.
ST408 Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.

The Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies is a 120-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree program designed for people who desire a biblical and theological education with an emphasis on the study of historical theology, apologetics, and philosophy.

The accompanying schedule is the proposed sequence of study. Courses are 3 credit hours, unless noted.

Fall 1
BT101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
CH101 Church to the Reformation
A study of Christianity from the late first century to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.
EB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical-theological method.
GW101 Ancient Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the ancient era, reading texts by authors such as Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, and Augustine.
ST101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture; and canonicity.
Spring 1
BT102 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
CH102 Church Since the Reformation
A study of Christianity from the immediate Post-Reformation era to the present day.
EB102 Pentateuch
An overview of the content of the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis–Deuteronomy).
GW102 Medieval Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the medieval era, reading texts by authors such as Boethius, Anselm, Aquinas, Dante, and Chaucer
ST102 Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulations of Nicea.
Fall 2
EB203 Historical and Poetic Books
An overview of the content of the Historical Books (Joshua–Esther) and the Poetic Books (Job–Song of Songs) of the Old Testament.
EL201 Ecclesiastical Latin I
A course introducing the study of the basic elements of Latin vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, including translation work.
GW203 15th & 16th Century Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the 15th and 16th centuries, reading texts by authors such as Shakespeare, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Luther, and Descartes.
PA201 Ancient Philosophy
An examination of the philosophical ideas of Plato and Aristotle, with a focus on reading the primary sources.
ST203 Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Spring 2
EB204 Prophets
An overview of the Prophetic Books (Isaiah–Malachi) of the Old Testament.
EL202 Ecclesiastical Latin II
A course concluding the study of the basic elements of Latin vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, including translation work. Prerequisite: Ecclesiastical Latin I.
GW204 17th & 18th century classics
An introduction to the classic works of the 17th and 18th centuries, reading texts by authors such as Milton, Pascal, Bunyan, Locke, Hume, and Kant and studying music by composers such as Bach and Haydn.
PA202 Modern Philosophy: Descartes−Hume
A study of the most influential modern philosophers from Descartes through Hume, with a focus on studying the primary sources.
ST204 Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulations of Chalcedon.
Fall 3
EB305 Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
GW305 Late 18th century classics
An introduction to the classic works of the late 18th century, reading texts by authors such as Goethe, Hegel, Coleridge, and Austen and studying music by composers such as Mozart and Beethoven.
HT301 Theology of the Early and Medieval Church
A study of Christian doctrine and practice from the early church to the late Middle Ages, with an emphasis on the study of primary sources.
PA303 Philosophy of Kant, Hegel, Fichte
An in-depth examination of the philosophical works of Kant, Hegel, and Fichte.
ST305 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit.
Spring 3
EB306 Pauline Epistles I
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
GW306 19th Century Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the 19th century, reading texts by authors such as Kierkegaard, Melville, and Dickens.
HT302 Theology of the Reformation
A study of Christian doctrine and practice in the various branches of the church at the time of the Protestant Reformation, with an emphasis on reading the primary sources.
PA304 Post-Kantian Philosophy
A study of the most important developments in philosophy since the time of Kant, with a focus on reading the primary sources.
ST306 Doctrine of Salvation
A study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
Fall 4
EB407 Pauline Epistles II
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
GW407 19th & Early 20th Century Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the 19th and 20th centuries, reading texts by authors such as Dostoevsky, Twain, Nietzsche, Conrad, Eliot, Sartre, and Hemingway.
HT403 Post-Reformation Theology
A study of Christian doctrine and practice since the time of the Reformation, with an emphasis on studying the primary sources.
PA405 Christian Apologetics I
A course introducing the student to the history of Christian apologetics from the early church to the present day.
ST407 Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Spring 4
EB408 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
GW408 Post-war 20th Century Classics
An introduction to the classic works of the post-war 20th century era, reading texts by authors such as Orwell, Lewis, Solzhenitsyn, and O’Connor.
PA406 Christian Apologetics II
A study of the most important issues addressed by Christian apologists and a survey of the major apologetic methodologies such as classical apologetics, evidentialism, and presuppositionalism.
PA407 Survey of Christian Ethics
A course introducing the student to the history of Christian ethical thought and to some of the most important ethical questions facing the church today.
ST408 Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.

The Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Music is a 120-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree program designed for those who are committed to a future in music ministry, in pastoral music, in music education, or in a professional career as a performer with a Reformed world and life view.

Skill Requirements for Admission

Applicants for the Sacred Music specialization must demonstrate a mastery of their instrument and basic musicianship skills. The Sacred Music faculty will determine mastery of instrument and musicianship skills.

The accompanying schedule is the proposed sequence of study. Courses are 3 credit hours, unless noted.

Fall 1
AM101 Applied Music I (2 hours; audition required)
55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BT101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
EB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical-theological method.
ME101 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MT101 Music Theory I (2 hours; requires passing grade on entrance exam)
An introduction to the basic principles of notation, rhythm, key signatures, and harmonic concepts of scales, intervals, triads, and tonality. In-class sight singing and ear training.
ST101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture; and canonicity.
TBA Elective (2 hours)
Spring 1
AM102 Applied Music II (2 hours)
55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BT102 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
EB102 Pentateuch
An overview of the content of the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis–Deuteronomy).
ME102 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MT102 Music Theory II (2 hours)
The general study of harmony is continued, with an emphasis on the classification of root movement, cadences, four-part writing, the use of diminished and augmented triads, seventh chords, and modulation. In-class sight singing and ear training.
ST102 Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulations of Nicea.
TBA Elective (2 hours)
Fall 2
AM203 Applied Music III (2 hours)
55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
CH101 Church to the Reformation
A study of Christianity from the late first century to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.
EB203 Historical and Poetic Books
An overview of the content of the Historical Books (Joshua–Esther) and the Poetic Books (Job–Song of Songs) of the Old Testament.
ME103 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
ML201 Survey of Church Music I (2 hours)
A general survey of church music from antiquity (Greece, Rome) through the Reformation (1650). Listening with provided CDs, audio- video resources in and outside class.
MT203 Music Theory III (2 hours)
A continuation of Music Theory II with more emphasis on four-part writing. Some introduction is given to binary, ternary, and through- composed forms. In-class sight singing and ear training.
ST203 Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Spring 2
AM204 Applied Music IV (2 hours)
55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor. Entry to advanced private study is by audition before the faculty after the 4th semester to determine competency.
CH102 Church Since the Reformation
A study of Christianity from the immediate Post-Reformation era to the present day.
EB204 Prophets
An overview of the Prophetic Books (Isaiah–Malachi) of the Old Testament.
ME104 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
ML202 Survey of Church Music II (2 hours)
A general survey of church music from the Baroque, Classical. Romantic and Modern periods through the present. Listening, video and other resources provided in and outside class.
MT204 Music Theory IV (2 hours)
A continuation of the course content and organization of Music Theory I–III with correlated aural, written, and analytical studies. In-class sight singing and ear training.
ST204 Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulations of Chalcedon.

Piano/Organ Concentration

Fall 3
AM305 Applied Music V
55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
EB305 Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
ME105 Ensemble (1 hour)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MM302 Music and the Arts
An exploration of aesthetic merit, based on biblical patterns and historic norms. Format will include lecture, discussion, attendance at concerts, a trip to a museum of art, and understanding of aesthetic standards in worship. Examination of discernment when selecting music for missions, worship, or community is a major emphasis.
ST305 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit.
TBA Elective (2 hours)
Spring 3
AM306 Applied Music VI
55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
EB306 Pauline Epistles I
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
ME106 Ensemble (1 hour)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MS304 Service Playing and Accompanying (2 hours)
A group lab environment for non-keyboard students, which will cover scales, basic harmonization, transposition, and some basic solo literature. Keyboards will be used weekly, with assigned examples to prepare from each area.
MS306 Conducting
The theory and practice of conducting, including beat patterns, subdivisions, principles of diction, implementation of the International Phonetic Alphabet, score preparation, expressive gestures, and interpretation of historical style periods.
ST306 Doctrine of Salvation
A study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
Fall 4
AM407 Applied Music VII
55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
EB407 Pauline Epistles II
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
ME107 Ensemble (1 hour)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
ML403 Survey of Keyboard Literature (2 hours)
A survey of organ, piano, and harpsichord music from historical and current sources. Classroom lecture and audio examples supplement reading assignments.
MM403 Church Music Internship
A supervised student practicum, by a qualified music director, organist, or other individual in a church’s music ministry. Candidates for the BA must pass this course in order to graduate.
ST407 Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Spring 4
AM408 Applied Music VIII (senior recital and project)
55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
EB408 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
ME108 Ensemble (1 hour)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MM404 Survey of Hymnody
An introduction to hymns and their historic forms. Emphasis is on the use of the indexes in modern hymnals, knowledge of literary and doctrinal elements, with study of past and current hymn writers.
MM405 Church Music Philosophy and Administration
This course will include classroom lecture and student research on patterns of organizing and directing a successful church music program. Students will be challenged to articulate a biblical and theologically sound basis for their vocational choice.
ST408 Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.

Choral/vocal concentration

Fall 3
AM305 Applied Music V
55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
EB305 Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
ME105 Ensemble (1 hour)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MM302 Music and the Arts
An exploration of aesthetic merit, based on biblical patterns and historic norms. Format will include lecture, discussion, attendance at concerts, a trip to a museum of art, and understanding of aesthetic standards in worship. Examination of discernment when selecting music for missions, worship, or community is a major emphasis.
MS305 Keyboard Proficiency (2 hours)
Prerequisite: Music Theory I-IV. Advance training for choir directors and keyboard majors in composing and arranging for the voice or instruments. Use of computer software for class assignments is necessary.
ST305 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit.
Spring 3
AM306 Applied Music VI
55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
EB306 Pauline Epistles I
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
ME106 Ensemble (1 hour)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MS306 Conducting
The theory and practice of conducting, including beat patterns, subdivisions, principles of diction, implementation of the International Phonetic Alphabet, score preparation, expressive gestures, and interpretation of historical style periods.
ST306 Doctrine of Salvation
A study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
TBA Elective (2 hours)
Fall 4
AM407 Applied Music VII
55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
EB407 Pauline Epistles II
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
ME107 Ensemble (1 hour)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MM403 Church Music Internship
ST407 Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
TBA Elective (2 hours)
Spring 4
AM408 Applied Music VIII (senior recital and project)
A 55-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor. A 30-45 minute recital given during this semester is applicable, but in certain cases optional. A Senior Project, supervised by the student’s instructor, will count as part of their final grade.
EB408 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
ME108 Ensemble (1 hour)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
ML404 Survey of Choral Literature (2 hours)
A survey of choral music from historical and current sources. Particular attention is paid to anthems, motets, cantatas and oratorios in the Christian tradition. Classroom lecture and audio examples supplement reading assignments.
MM405 Church Music Philosophy and Administration
This course will include classroom lecture and student research on patterns of organizing and directing a successful church music program. Students will be challenged to articulate a biblical and theologically sound basis for their vocational choice.
ST408 Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.

The Associate of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies

The Associate of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies is a 60-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree composed of RBC’s core Biblical and Theological courses. This program is designed for people desiring a solid biblical and theological foundation. As preparation for further education the program serves those who want a foundation in biblical and theological studies before transferring to a four-year college or university program.

The accompanying schedule is the proposed sequence of study. Courses are 3 credit hours, unless noted.

Fall 1
BT101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
EB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical-theological method.
EB305 Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
ST101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture; and canonicity.
ST203 Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Spring 1
BT102 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
EB102 Pentateuch
An overview of the content of the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis–Deuteronomy).
EB306 Pauline Epistles I
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
ST102 Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulations of Nicea.
ST204 Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulations of Chalcedon.
Fall 2
CH101 Church to the Reformation
A study of Christianity from the late first century to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.
EB203 Historical and Poetic Books
An overview of the content of the Historical Books (Joshua–Esther) and the Poetic Books (Job–Song of Songs) of the Old Testament.
EB407 Pauline Epistles II
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
ST305 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit.
ST407 Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Spring 2
CH102 Church Since the Reformation
A study of Christianity from the immediate Post-Reformation era to the present day.
EB204 Prophets
An overview of the Prophetic Books (Isaiah–Malachi) of the Old Testament.
EB408 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
ST306 Doctrine of Salvation
A study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
ST408 Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies (Degree Completion)

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies (Degree Completion) is a 60-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree composed of RBC’s core Biblical and Theological courses. This program is designed for people with previous education who wish to complete their study at RBC to attain a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies.

As an addition to previous education, the program is designed for those who have completed at least 60 hours of well rounded undergraduate studies or an Associate of Arts degree at another institution(s). Students pursuing degree completion may, in accordance with RBC’s standards, transfer in their previous hours and will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical and Theological Studies upon completion of the Associate of Arts curriculum at RBC.

The accompanying schedule is the proposed sequence of study. Courses are 3 credit hours, unless noted.

Fall 1
BT101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
EB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical-theological method.
EB305 Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
ST101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture; and canonicity.
ST203 Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Spring 1
BT102 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
EB102 Pentateuch
An overview of the content of the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis–Deuteronomy).
EB306 Pauline Epistles I
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
ST102 Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulations of Nicea.
ST204 Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulations of Chalcedon.
Fall 2
CH101 Church to the Reformation
A study of Christianity from the late first century to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.
EB203 Historical and Poetic Books
An overview of the content of the Historical Books (Joshua–Esther) and the Poetic Books (Job–Song of Songs) of the Old Testament.
EB407 Pauline Epistles II
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
ST305 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit.
ST407 Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Spring 2
CH102 Church Since the Reformation
A study of Christianity from the immediate Post-Reformation era to the present day.
EB204 Prophets
An overview of the Prophetic Books (Isaiah–Malachi) of the Old Testament.
EB408 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
ST306 Doctrine of Salvation
A study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
ST408 Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.
Academic requirements for completion

For Bachelor of Arts Degrees:
Completion of a total of 120 credit hours is required. The core curriculum consists of 20 three-hour courses (60 credit hours); the Great Works curriculum consists of 8 three-hour courses (24 credit hours); and the specialization curriculum consists of 12 three-hour courses (36 credit hours). To graduate, a student must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a four-point scale.

For Associate of Arts Degree:
Completion of a total of 60 credit hours is required. These 60 credit hours compose the core curriculum at RBC which consists of the core Biblical Studies curriculum of 8 three-hour courses (24 credit hours); the core Theological Studies curriculum of 8 three-hour courses (24 credit hours); the Church History curriculum of 2 three-hour courses (6 credit hours); and the core Biblical Theology curriculum of 2 three-hour courses (6 credit hours). To graduate, a student must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a four-point scale.

Online Courses

As Reformation Bible College develops and grows, we desire to make some courses and materials available to students who are unable to move to Central Florida. While offered in online format, these courses will be shaped by the same commitments to Scripture, historic Reformed doctrine, and academic integrity that characterize our residential courses. Our faculty and staff are working to develop this online program of study with a launch date anticipated in the 2014-15 academic year.

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Our faculty and staff

The leadership and faculty of Reformation Bible College consist of some of the most well respected Reformed scholars and educators in the United States.


R.C. Sproul
President, Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology
David E. Briones
Dean of Students, Professor of New Testament
Aaron C. Denlinger
Professor of Church History and Historical Theology
Ben C. Dunson
Professor of New Testament
Keith A. Mathison
Academic Dean, Professor of Systematic Theology
L. Michael Morales
Chair of Biblical Studies
R.C. Sproul, Jr.
Rector, Chair of Philosophy and Theology
Randall Van Meggelen
Adjunct Professor of Music
Stephen J. Nichols
President
(as of July 1, 2014)
W. Duncan Rankin
Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology
Dave Veldkamp
Director of Admissions
Terry Yount
Adjunct Professor of Music
Laura Yount
Adjunct Professor of Music
Gail Brown
Administrative Assistant, Receptionist
Heidi Zeller
Administrative Assistant, Registrar
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