- Please reference the General Objectives for academic competencies
- Our Four-year Degree is accepted at most seminaries across Canada and the USA. The Three-Year BBS degree is also accepted at a number of seminaries.
- PRBI is a degree granting college by the province of Alberta. All degrees major in Bible.
Peace River Bible Institute offers three primary programs:
Bachelor of Religious Education (134 credit hours of study)
In the BRE program, the student may obtain a major in one of the following:
Ministry StudiesThe Ministry Studies Major is designed to provide you with practical skills essential to a broad spectrum of Christian ministry. PRBI's niche of disciple-making weaves a strong relational thread throughout this program, preparing you for evangelism and discipling (guiding others in spiritual growth).
The Worship Ministries Major equips you to do musical teaching, worship leading or performance arts.
Global Ministries The Global Ministries Major is designed to prepare you to live and work in a cross-cultural setting. Global Ministry requires a new generation of Christian communicators who are committed to the task of evangelism and service, and who have specialized skills in such areas as building relationships, discipling, cultural understanding and the priority of the national church leadership and goals.
The Pastoral Ministries Major is designed to prepare you for direct entry into ministry and is also a great preparation for seminary training. PRBI faculty have a wealth of church leadership experience to help you understand not only the theory of church ministry but the 'inside scoop' of how churches work. In addition, you will gain practical ministry experience through a supervised internship in a local church.
Bachelor of Biblical Studies (102 credit hours)
If you can invest three years in your studies, the Bachelor of Biblical Studies will deepen your understanding of the Bible and begin to equip you with practical skills for service which can be used in a variety of ministry contexts. Spending three years on campus will greatly increase opportunities for growth in discipleship as well as give you hands on leadership opportunities in your pursuit of becoming a disciple-maker. The BBS has proven to be a solid foundation from which students can pursue other educational opportunities such as college, university or seminary.
Associate of Christian Studies (66 credit hours)
The ACS diploma is two big steps into your discipleship journey. It contains a solid core of Bible and theology classes, courses that help you understand people and a number of practical ministry opportunities in the field of your choice. This track gives you a couple of years of solid Christian instruction and personal discipleship before moving on to something else. Often students start off in this program and then go on to a three or four year degree here or to university. Besides the benefits to your faith, this program gives you excellent training in writing academic essays, time management and people skills; so useful in further studies or in the work world.