frequently asked questions
What kind of education of educational program is BIM?
Beacon Institute of Ministry is a continuing Theological education program for local church, group study and for individualized learning at home or in a class room setting. It is designed for the " equipping” of the saints for the work of ministry.” Students may earn general diplomas in Bible and ministry, or pursue certificates in specific competencies in biblical studies, practical ministry and related fields.
What diplomas are offered by BIM?
Diplomas offered are:
What certificates are offered by BIM?
The Institute offers thirty eight Certificates Courses in the following topics: Marriage, family and Parenting, Counseling, Leadership, History, Biblical Theology, Biography’s of Biblical Personalities
Does my diploma or certificate from BIM qualify me for ministry credentials or ordination?
This will depend upon the specific requirements established by the denomination, organization, or network that you belong to. Check with them for their specified requirements. The fact that you have pursued rigorous theological and ministry training through the Institute of Ministry may well be one positive criterion considered by the group you are seeking credentials or ordination from.
Can my Diploma from BIM be used on my application for Jobs?
Check with your state government or your prospective employer. How ever they can be considered as other Education not pertaining to application on your resume. Our Washington exemption allows you to use in the state Washington and Oregon.
How is BIM different from other institutions or church-based curricula of study?
The primary commitment of the Institute is to serve the local church and its leadership by enabling them to educate and prepare their members for kingdom service. Our product, therefore, is a Christian man or woman educated and trained to be capable of serving Christ in an exemplary and effective manner in any walk of life in today’s world. BIM offers the highest level of Christian education and discipleship a local church can implement. Over 270 courses are taught by a faculty of over 100 nationally and internationally recognized Bible teachers at approximately 250 church learning centers, Each instructor writes his or her own course syllabus, study guide, examination and ten hour lecture materials. In many instances, he or she has also written the textbook. Course offerings and faculty appointments are approved by CLEN, which exercises oversight of all BIM operations. A full transcript of courses taken is maintained at the national office.
How do I enroll in BIM?
To obtain an application form, click on the “Become A Student” link at the top of this page. Then click on "Application Form" Complete the application and send it to Registrar, Beacon Institute of Ministry, 2630 E 18th, The Dales, Oregon 97058
How can I get more information about BIM?
Use our contact information provided on the right column of each page for the different vehicles you may use to get in touch with us. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 541-298-5552 or 541-296-3371.
What types of courses are offered by BIM?
Courses are offered in six divisions: Basic Theology, Practical Theology, New Testament, Old Testament, Counseling and History. See our course listings and dates at the “Academic Course Schedule.”
Is BIM accredited?
Beacon Institute of Ministry is not accredited with the U.S. Department of Education, nor will we seek accreditation unless it allows us the ability to operate in a manner free from outside control. We believe this stance is the only one that will allow us to remain open to the leading of the Holy Spirit while exercising our religious liberties. However, this does not mean we will not seek accreditation through recognized Christian organizations. Beacon Institute of Ministry is known worldwide for its excellence as a School of Theology. Our Graduates have successfully transferred our units to many Christian colleges and secular colleges around the country.
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