General Information & Affiliation:

Welcome to South Central Arkansas Bible Institute. This Bible Institute is certified to offer online courses as an Affiliated Bible Institute of Trinity College of the Bible, Newburgh, IN. The courses below are offered to further your studies as a student of the Bible. At South Central Arkansas Bible Institute you may earn a diploma for each course taken and or an Associate in Biblical Studies from Trinity College of the Bible. (See more below on Associate in Biblical Studies.)

Trinity History:

Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary, with its campus located in Newburgh, Indiana U.S.A., has been providing the highest quality biblical education to distance education students since 1969. There are currently more than 3,000 students worldwide, who are studying to earn online degrees from the B.A. through the Ph.D.

Course Information and Cost:

Cost per course may vary. At SCA Bible Institute, we believe Christian Education should be affordable for anyone wanting to take just one course, or earn an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies. For more information about course cost, enrolling in continual studies to earn a degree, or just interested in taking one class, please contact us at scabi@poyenassemblyofgod.org.

Each course contains 12 or more  audio lectures recorded at Trinity Seminary. Lectures are approximately 30-45 minutes in length.  All of the online audio lecture courses are presented by Seminary faculty with earned doctorates in theology and related disciplines. Each online audio lecture course includes a Multiple Choice Test.

Not all students will have access to high-speed internet to access the course audio lectures or printable test. While it is recommended to have internet access so that you may access course content, it is not necessary. Course audio lectures and tests may be issued at Poyen Assembly of God via Flash Drive devices. The lectures and PDF Test may be downloaded and provided to you on your own flash drive (1GB or greater recommended), or a flash drive may loaned to you for no additional cost for the duration of your course. Flash drives issued to you must be returned upon submission of your Multiple Choice Test. You may also purchase a 1GB flash drive from us for $5.00 USD.

Tests, Grading, and Course Diplomas:

The Institute President, or a person assigned as a test monitor, will evaluate your Multiple Choice Test answers. This qualifies you to receive the Diploma from Trinity College of the Bible verifying that you have completed the course. The Bible Institute awards the Diploma which also displays the name of the Bible Institute.

Tests are “open book” format. This means you are allowed to listen to the lectures as often as necessary to arrive at your answers for the questions. The Bible will be used for your textbook.

When submitting your test, you have two options.

  1. Print the multiple choice test. Fill in your answers. (Printed copies of the tests may also be obtained at Poyen Assembly of God).
  2. View the questions online, write the question number, then use either A, B, or C, as your answer to the question. Use an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper for the questions and your answers. For fill in the blank answers; write the question number, then write out your answer.

The Bible may be used to find answers for topics that are not in the lectures.

While these courses are designed to take at your own pace, it is recommended that you play the audio lectures in a quiet setting with the ability to take notes, free of distractions.

Associate in Biblical Studies:

How do I earn an Associate in Biblical Studies? Currently, any Sixteen Course Diplomas qualify you to be awarded the Associate in Biblical Studies from Trinity College of the Bible. The Institute President must make this recommendation to the Trinity College of the Bible faculty.

Course Catalog:

Old Testament I

  • The book of Genesis through II Samuel chapter 8.
  • (22 lectures).

Old Testament II

  • II Samuel chapter 9 through Daniel 3:18.
  • (22 lectures).

Old Testament III

  • Daniel chapter 4 through the book of Malachi.
  • (20 lectures).

Genesis

  • Events and individuals in the book of Genesis.
  • (32 lectures).

Daniel

  • Studies in Eschatology and History based on the book of Daniel.
  • (31 lectures).

New Testament I

  • Matthew chapter 1 through John 7:52.
  • (22 lectures).

New Testament II

  • John chapter 8 through I Corinthians 7:38.
  • (22 lectures).

New Testament III

  • I Corinthians chapter 8 through the book of the Revelation.
  • (20 lectures).

Book of Romans

  • Master the Five Major Doctrines of the Christian Faith.
  • (18 lectures).

Epistle to the Hebrews

  • Exegesis and studies in the epistle to the Hebrews.
  • (24 lectures).

Parables of Jesus

  • How the parables were used and why the Lord Jesus Christ used them to teach.
  • (24 lectures).

Spiritual Warfare

  • Examining the activities of evil forces in the world today and how to be victorious.
  • (22 lectures).

Book of the Revelation

  • In-depth studies about future events.
  • (34 lectures).

New Testament Theology

  • Master the major New Testament principles of theology.
  • (24 lectures).

The Doctrine of God

  • Study about the many attributes of God our Creator.
  • (10 lectures).

Making Disciples

  • Learn to teach others also after a person accepts Christ as Savior.
  • (20 lectures).

Women in Scripture

  • Study about the role of women in Scripture and history.
  • (16 lectures).

History of Biblical Counseling

  • The origin and contemporary development of Biblical Counseling.
  • (18 lectures).

Theology of Christian Education

  • A course designed for everyone who teaches.
  • (16 lectures).

Art of Mentoring

  • This course teaches you how to help others grow in Christ.
  • (28 lectures).

Women’s Issues in Counseling

  • Skills and techniques for counseling women.
  • (16 lectures).

Resolving Conflict

  • Learn the art of resolving conflict in various church & social environments.
  • (20 lectures).

A Comparative Analysis of Human Psychology

  • Learn to distinguish between biblical and humanistic concepts.
  • (22 lectures).

Philosophy of Religion

  • Learn about the writings of famous philosophers in recent centuries.
  • (16 lectures).

Understanding Anxiety and Depression

  • Survey current views on the causes and treatments for depression and anxiety and challenge learners to counsel depressed and anxious counselee from a distinctly biblical anthropology, examining these conditions from both spiritual and physiological perspectives.
  • (12 lectures).

Spiritual Growth in Christian Education

  • Relate basic principles and theories of spiritual formation to ministry situations, and to examine and analyze the essential features of spirituality in the learner’s faith tradition.
  • (19 lectures).

Developing Effective Teaching Strategies

  • To give learners a solid grounding in the theory and practice of religious pedagogy, to encourage them to discover and compare various educational models and methods, and to enable them to sharpen their skills in carrying out effective teaching techniques.
  • (24 lectures).

Christianity and Competing World Views

  • To instruct learners in many of the philosophical tools and approaches to analyzing and adjudicating between worldviews and to argue for sets of better and worse sets of criteria by which to assess and choose between different competing worldviews.
  • (18 lectures).

Conflict Management

  • To survey the field of conflict management from a Christian perspective by examining Scripture and current scholarship, and by applying knowledge gained to specific areas of congregational discord.
  • (20 lectures).

Biblical Prophecy I

  • To lead learners to analyze carefully the various viewpoints on key prophetic issues, especially the use of the Old Testament prophecies in the New Testament, and to formulate a coherent approach in these areas.
  • (12 lectures).

Biblical Prophecy II

  • To lead learners to analyze carefully the various viewpoints on key prophetic issues, especially the use of the Old Testament prophecies in the New Testament, and to formulate a coherent approach in these areas.
  • (12 lectures).

The Gospel of Matthew I

  • To lead learners to analyze key texts and carefully evaluate various viewpoints on them; to examine and evaluate different methodologies used in Matthean studies (narrative criticism; Greco-Roman background; feminist exegesis; etc.
  • (12 lectures).

The Gospel of Matthew II

  • To lead learners to analyze key texts and carefully evaluate various viewpoints on them; to examine and evaluate different methodologies used in Matthean studies (narrative criticism; Greco-Roman background; feminist exegesis; etc.
  • (12 lectures).

Counseling in Suffering

  • To provide learners with the opportunity to apply the biblical teaching on suffering to a variety of life situations.
  • (12 lectures).

Study tips: to enhance your learning experience, view the Multiple Choice Test before listening to the Audio Lectures. You may review the Audio Lectures at any time, and while you are answering the Multiple Choice Test questions. Complete the test and present it for evaluation as you have been instructed by the Institute Administrator.