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Biblical Essentials Certificate Program

September 5, 2019 - May 28, 2020 $50 - 250
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Dates & Times

  • Sep 5, 2019 - May 28, 2020
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

Attendee Types

  • Full Year (5 Terms, 10 Classes Total)
  • Term 1: Old Testament Survey 1 & Theology 1 (9/5-10/17)
  • Term 2: Old Testament Survey 2 & Theology 2 (10/24-12/12)
  • Term 3: Old Testament Survey 3 & Theology 3 (1/9-2/20)
  • Term 4: New Testament Survey 1 & Theology 4 (3/5-4/9)
  • Term 5: New Testament Survey 2 & Theology 5 (4/23-5/28)

About Biblical Essentials Certificate Program

The Biblical Essentials Certificate is granted to those individuals who complete ten total courses in Old & New Testament Surveys and Theology.

Courses are offered over five terms on Thursday evenings during the school year at Grace Church of Simi Valley. Individuals are encouraged to complete the Certificate Program over the course of a single year, but courses can also be registered for by individual term.* Terms are six to seven weeks long, with two courses offered in each term.


Term 1 (9/5/19 - 10/17/19): Old Testament Survey 1 & Theology 1
Term 2 (10/24/19 - 12/12/19): Old Testament Survey 2 & Theology 2
Term 3 (1/9/20 - 2/20/20): Old Testament Survey 3 & Theology 3
Term 4 (3/5/20 - 4/9/20): New Testament Survey 1 & Theology 4
Term 5 (4/23/20 - 5/28/20): New Testament Survey 2 & Theology 5

*Individuals who register for the entire year will receive free registration for our fall conference, "Transformed Together" on September 13 & 14.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Requirements for Attendance?

We understand that you may not be able to attend every class and expect there may be a few nights throughout the year that you may have to miss. Please let your instructor know when you will be gone so you can work out a way to get the notes and/or recording of the class.

Who Is This Program For?

This program was designed for regular church members who desire to expand their knowledge of the Scriptures in order to be more effective in local church ministry. It is for both men and women. (Due to registration filling up rather quickly, we are prioritizing those who regularly attend Grace Church)

Is There Childcare?

A few couples are trying to organize babysitting so they can take this course alongside their spouse. If you are interested, please contact Sarah Christopher.

Will There Be Homework?

Most of the homework will be reading through the Bible and the Bible Doctrines books. An instructor does have the freedom to assign some short, supplemental reading as well a short writing assignment, but this would be on a rare occasion.

Will There Be A Break?

Each night will run from 7-9pm with a short break in between classes from 7:55-8:05 for you to stretch and for the changing of instructors.

Who Will Be Teaching?

These classes will be taught by a variety of staff and lay leaders in our church who have been trained in higher Christian education and who are faithfully serving in the church (Marshall Walter, Brad Gist, Peter LeDuc, Claudio Caravaggio, Austin Fry, Steve Munday, Danny Lee, Matt Simms, and Mike Edwards).