Local Church Bible Institute

  • Oral Roberts University has established the Certificate and Diploma Institute Program to complement the educational ministries of your local church for the equipping of the saints for ministry.
  • Through the Institute program, your local church links arms with the ORU Bible Institute to offer:
    • 19-credit Certificates for Christian Workers, Christian Education, Christian Caregiving, Biblical Studies, General Theological Studies, and Christian Mission.
    • Diploma of Theological Studies (33 credit hours).
  • Certificate and Diploma programs are conducted at your local church with academic and administrative support from the university. Your church maintains full control/ownership of its Bible institute.
  • The ORU Bible Institute provides Certificate and Diploma curriculum, materials, and lecture notes for more than 50 courses prepared by our great faculty and other qualified professionals.
  • Your local church provides instructors to teach Certificate and Diploma courses.
  • ORU Theology and Ministry faculty are available to teach special short courses and/or seminars at your church.
  • The Bible Institute Diploma/Certificate program is designed for Christians who desire intensive training in Biblical Studies, Theology, and Practical Ministries. These approaches to ministry training are especially attractive to pastors and lay persons because the training occurs as a part of your church’s own Bible Institute and is tailored to involve the laity in the ministries of your church.

For additional information, contact:
Sam Barsoum
918.495.6739 phone                            
918.495.6177 fax
sbarsoum@oru.edu