Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
BCEA Kenya Academics
BCEA is college of the Bible rather than a theological school. A defining feature of the academic curriculum is book studies. This is with the belief that, while systematic study of theology is essential, it must not take precedence over expositional study.
In the present curriculum, students take at least one OT and at least one NT book study during each term. Book studies, along with theological subjects, form the backbone of the curriculum. First-year students also take 12 credits of a Bible survey course called Through the Bible.
The Certificate of Biblical Studies (CertBS) program is open to men and women who are interested in increasing their understanding of Scripture and seek to be better equipped for effective Christian ministry, regardless of educational background. Candidates enroll for a minimum of 2 years (or 6 non-consecutive terms) in full-time academics. He or she must complete 90 credit hours in prescribed and elective courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 1.0.
The Diploma in Theology (DipTh) program seeks to equip students with an overview of the Bible, and a biblical foundation and basic training for preaching and other areas of vocational Christian service. The student must complete a minimum of 3 years (or 9 non-consecutive terms) of full-time academics. He or she must complete 135 credit hours in prescribed and elective courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 1.7.
The Advanced Diploma in Theology (ADipTh) program aims to train students for preaching and pastoral ministries. Candidates must show evidence of a call to full-time ministry. Those who have completed secondary school education (Kenyan Form 4 or equivalent) are eligible to apply. Those who have finished a Diploma course at BCEA with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are also eligible. The student must be enrolled for a minimum of 4 years (or 12 terms) of full-time academic studies. He or she must complete 180 credit hours in prescribed and elective courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 1.7.
The Bachelor of Ministry (BMin) is awarded by Far Eastern Bible College (FEBC, Singapore). This program seeks to deepen the student’s knowledge of Scripture and theology for effective ministry in the church, and to equip servants with the necessary skills for the defense of the Christian faith. The program accepts past BCEA graduates who are in full-time Christian service. BCEA ADipTh graduates of 2003 and later are eligible to apply. Of those who graduated prior to 2003, those who finished the Diploma in Theology course with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible. Students must complete all prescribed residential courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must also complete all collateral reading modules, submit an approved research paper or translation project, demonstrate good Christian conduct, pass a viva voce examination, and be present at the graduation service for the conferment of the degree.