Certificate & Diploma Programs

Core Certificate Program

NYSB’s 3-year Core Certificate Program is a foundational curriculum of 24 courses that provides a systematic and progressive plan of study. New students are encouraged to register and the Preliminary Certificate courses first. This 3-year certificate curriculum provides courses in Bible study...more

Bible Certificates

This program will allow the student to devote as much time as desired to study individual Bible books. Following the schedule will let a student complete all 66 books in a chronological sequence and complete the program in eight years. ...more

Biblical Languages Certificates

Larry Walker, former Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote, “Christians believe that God has revealed himself through the Bible. Therefore, those who read the Bible can profit from learning as much as possible about the languages in...more

Church Leadership Certificate

NYSB recognizes how important effective leaders are to effective church ministry. The Church Leadership Certificate is a 8-course program to help equip, as well as to help sharpen, the skills of today’s church leaders. The writer of Hebrews (13:17), admonishes God’s people to “have...more

Teaching Diploma

Paul wrote - All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. This four-course diploma program will be able to assist the NYSB student to more...more

Pastoral Care Diploma

This program taught by Douglas Knowles has been created to aid Pastors and give them the tools for effective care for their congregation. We will discuss the general theory and practice of Pastoral care, the Biblical basis for marriage and families and how they can be ministered to in times of...more

Biblical Languages Diploma

The Biblical Languages Diplomas, one in Old Testament Hebrew and one in New Testament Greek, allow the student to begin to study the Bible in its original languages. Each language program will give the student the basics of grammar and instruct how to use exegetical tools. These courses will be...more

Expository Teaching and Preaching Diploma

This 4-course program is designed to help the teacher or preacher of the Word of God understand the meaning of Christian exposition and to develop exegetical and organizational skills. The various components of a lesson or sermon will be defined, discussed, and illustrated. Techniques of...more

Family Ministry Diploma

The Family Ministry Diploma program is designed to prepare leaders who serve with children and students from birth - age 18. This program will equip and encourage leaders with key strategies and applications as you point the next generation towards developing a personal faith of their own. ...more

Church History

Church History Certificate ...more

Expository Teaching and Preaching the Bible Certificate

Biblical preaching is a dying art. Most preaching today is based on experience, void of any Biblical context. Many preachers are professional pulpiteers who employ antics and acrobatics to incite the congregants. If the Bible is used, it is only read at the beginning of the sermon, then it is...more

Worldview Apologetics

The Worldview Apologetics Diploma program is a 4-course program designed to help the student understand and assimilate the basic tenets of Christianity and the application thereof and then to be able to communicate biblical truth to a world that attacks and attempts to debunk God and His Word. ...more

Institute for Biblical Leadership

These certificate programs are on hiatus while the instructor is working on his doctorate. ...more

Bible Intensives

This certificate program is not currently available. ...more

Understanding Christian Missions and Islam

This certificate program is not currently available. ...more