Question and Answer:

1. Question: What diplomas does The Vietnamese Bible Institute (VBI) offer?
    Answer: Currently we offer the following diplomas:
    1. Certificate (1 year = 13 courses)
    2. Associate degree in Theology/ Ministry (2 years = 23 courses)
    3. Bachelor in Theology/ Ministry (4 years = 43 courses)
    4. Doctoral of Ministry (D.Min) for our professor cadidates only.
    5. Master in Theology/ Ministry (MA) will be offered in 2016-2017.
 
2. Question: What requirement courses are for a Certificate?
    Answer: Students can choose one of the five majors to get a Certificate. Here they are:
    1. Biblical studies
    2. Theology
    3. Church Growth
    4. Christian Education
    5. Church Administration
    * Three special courses are Practicing Open a new Church, The Spiritual Gifts, and Christian Businessmen.
 
3. Question: What is the difference between Associate degree in Theology and Associate degree in Ministry?
    Answer: To earn Associate degree in Theology, students must pass 10 courses in “Theology” major, 10                 courses in any other majors, and 3 special courses (see question 2). In the same manner, to earn Associate             degree in Ministry, students must pass 10 courses in “Church Administration” major, 10 courses in any             other majors, and 3 special courses (see question 2).
 
4. Question: What is the difference between Bachelor in Theology and Bachelor in Ministry?
    Answer: To earn Bachelor in Theology, students must pass 10 courses in “Theology” major, 10 courses in             “Biblical studies” major, 20 courses in any other two majors, and 3 special courses (see question 2). In the             same manner, to earn Bachelor in Ministry, students must pass 10 courses in “Church Administration”                   major, 10 courses in “Church Growth” major, 20 courses in any other two majors, and 3 special courses (see         question 2).
 
5. Question: Who is qualifying for the Master in Theology/ Ministry program at VBI?
    Answer: Students that earned a Bachelor degree from VBI qualify for continuing study Master degree.                   Students earned a Bachelor degree (not Theology/ Ministry major) from other schools need to pass any of 10         courses from VBI, then students may continue their Master degree at VBI.
 
6. Question: Who is qualifying for DMin program at VBI?
    Answer: Firstly, they are all of the professors who currently are or will be teaching at VBI. Secondly, they are       VBI students who finished the Master program from VBI. Students from other schools (not Theology/             Ministry major) must be had an interview and an exam.
 
7. Question: What courses are each of the major?
    Answer: Each major has more than ten courses. Students can choose 10 courses in each of major. Here they           are:  
    I. Biblical studies course:
        1.Major Prophets
        2.Minor Prophets
        3.The Book of Psalms
        4.The Synoptic Gospels
        5.The Gospel of Matthew
        6.The Gospel of Mark
        7.The Gospel of Luke
        8.The Gospel of John
        9.Acts of the Apostles
        10.Romans
        11.I and II Corinthians
        12.Galatians
        13.Prison Epistles
        14.Pastoral Epistles
        15.Daniel and Revelation
        16.Poetical Books
        17.Historical Books
        18.Pentateuch
    II. Theology course:
        1.Introduction to the Bible
        2.Old Testament Survey I
        3.Old Testament Survey II
        4.New Testament Survey
        5.Biblical Hermeneutics
        6.Old Testament Message
        7.New Testament Message
        8.Systematic Theology I
        9.Systematic Theology II
        10.Biblical Heritage and Customs
        11.PNEUMATOLOGY - A Study of the Holy Spirit
        12.Introduction to Theological Studies
        13.Old Testament Theology
        14.New Testament Theology
    III. Church Growth course:
        1.Eastern Philosophy
        2.Western Philosophy
        3.Introduction to Psychology
        4.Evangelism
        5.Strategy of Evangelism
        6.Personal Evangelism
        7.Apologetics
        8.Church Growth Principles
        9.Nursering New Members Principles
        10.Church Planting
    IV. Christian Education course:
        1.Foundations for Education
        2.Educational Philo. In a Global Society
        3.Practicing English
        4.English Composition
        5.History of Christianity in America
        6.Church History Survey
        7.Intro. to Christian Education
        8.Teaching & Preaching
        9.Expository Preaching
        10.Sermon Preaching
    V. Church Administration course:
        1.Introduction to Management
        2.Church Administration
        3.Christian Ethics
        4.Spiritual Growth
        5.Pastoral Counseling
        6.Methods of Leading Bible Study Groups
        7.Pastoral Ministry
        8.Public Speaking
        9.Cell-group
        10.The Work of Pastor
 
8. Question: How can I become a professor at VBI?
    Answer: To be qualified as a professor at VBI, the candidate must:
    1. earn a Master degree in Theology/ Ministry
    2. present the previous/ current ministry
    3. present the reasons to be a partner with VBI
    4. write an official letter to VBI about those above
The method for Professor teaching: Here are the basic weekly (in 10 weeks) tasks:
    1. Give one/ two lecture. It could be from the textbook or own
    2. Ask one/two question(s) for the students to discuss. The professor may or may not involve in the discussion.
    3. Ask one/two questions as homework or multiple choice questions as a quiz. It is taken from the lecture and           textbook reading.
    4. Give one Final Exam/ Final project at the Final week. Notice, the professor can be flexible on his/her                     choosing textbooks and other materials. If there is anything other change, the professor needs to discuss with         the school.