WELCOME TO EAST COAST BIBLE COLLEGE

WHY EAST COAST BIBLE COLLEGE

At East Coast Bible College, our goal is to produce world-class Christian leaders to make a significant impact in the Church, in the marketplace, and the home. We will equip our students by providing dynamic Biblical teaching, essential leadership skills and practical ministry training.

• East Coast Bible College students will receive Biblical and spiritual teaching in a classroom setting.

• Mentorship from East Coast Believer’s Pastors and Leaders, practical ministry training and experiences.

• Opportunities to hear from acclaimed Christian leaders and speakers.




ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

STRONG LEADERSHIP SKILLS ARE OFTEN DEVELOPED OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM, OUR STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED:

TO BE ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN A LOCAL CHURCH

LEAD OR ATTEND A SMALL GROUP

SERVE ON A VOLUNTEER TEAM

TAKE PART IN A MISSION'S TRIP AND OTHER OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

EAST COAST BIBLE COLLEGE IS A TWO-YEAR PROGRAM CONSISTING OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

YEAR ONE CLASSES

UNDERSTANDING THE SPIRIT, THE SOUL, AND THE BODY

1 Thessalonians 5:23 tells us that we were all created with three basic parts: a Spirit, a Soul, and a Body. This course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of each of these three parts. Knowing the difference between what you are and what you have is vital to leading a powerful and victorious Christian life.

FAITH

This course provides students with a deeper understanding of the dynamics of faith in a believer’s life. Students will not just learn about faith but how to activate and use their faith.

BIBLE STUDY METHODS

Rightly dividing the word of truth is one of Christians’ greatest joys and responsibilities. This course is an introduction to various methods used to study the Bible. Students will learn how to use different study tools and techniques and gain insights into how technology can help increase our understanding of God’s word.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP

This course will examine what it means to have an active Spirit-led prayer and worship life. Students will learn about key principles of prayer, worship and the powerful role each plays in our personal and spiritual growth.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. This course will reveal how to develop the trademark skills and qualities all successful leaders must have. Students will hear from the perspective and experience of 8 different leaders, as they discuss a different attribute of leadership.

SPIRIT-FILLED LIVING

The personal ministry and powerful gifts of the Holy Spirit are crucial for every person in the body of Christ to know and understand. This course will examine the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and how He actively operates in the life of every believer.

DEVELOPING A KINGDOM MINDSET

God has called believers to have an impact on the world around them. To do so, it is important for Christians to understand God’s Kingdom agenda for every area of their lives. This course will look at Gods Kingdom agenda and how to develop a Kingdom Mindset and thinking.

MINISTRY PHILOSOPHY

This course will explore how to be highly effective in ministry and succeed in the local church. Students will examine how the right systems, culture, and teams can leverage a church’s vision to achieve the most results while maintaining a healthy environment.

YEAR TWO CLASSES

INFLUENCIAL LEADERSHIP

The saying that “Leadership starts at the top” is true but what if you aren’t at the top? Does that mean you can’t lead – Absolutely not. Leadership may start at the top, but a leader leads no matter where they find themselves. Leadership is influence. The person who develops their capacity to be a person of influence can make an impact wherever they are. This course will examine the power of influence and other leadership practices that will allow you to lead up, lead across and lead down.

NT SURVEY

This course is an introductory overview of the contents of the New Testament books. Particular consideration will be given to significant people, places, and events, in the New Testament revelation.

OT SURVEY

This course is an introductory overview of the contents of the Old Testament books. Particular consideration will be given to significant people, places, and events, in the Old Testament revelation.

PRACTICAL MINISTRY TRAINING

This course will provide students with a practical introduction into many of the ministries provided by the local church to the congregation, such as baptisms, child dedications, hospital visitation, pre-marital counseling, weddings, and funerals.

BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW AND CHRISTIAN ETHICS

A person’s worldview is the lens through which they view reality. This course examines the nature of various belief systems, the importance of developing a biblical worldview, and living a distinctly Christian life.

CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY AND DOCTRINE

This course will explore the essential doctrines of Christian Theology. Students will examine the major doctrines of Christianity to deepen and broaden their understanding of the Faith.

CONVERSATIONAL APOLOGETICS

The Bible instructs every believer to “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you, with gentleness and respect” (1 Pet. 3:15). Many times, believers struggle to explain or defend their faith rationally and, more importantly, conversationally with others. This course will look at how to defend your faith with reason and precision. Students will learn to answer questions such as “What difference does it make if God exists?” and “Why is Jesus the only way to God?” and “Did Jesus rise from the dead?”

EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL MATURITY

When a person is Born Again, they receive a brand-new spirit, but will spend a lifetime renewing their mind, will and emotions to be in alignment with God and His word to us. Many believers have learned that in order to lead a spiritually mature life, they must also develop and lead an emotionally healthy life. This course will examine what we can do to live a life that is marked by emotional maturity and spiritual maturity.




EAST COAST BIBLE COLLEGE FAQ

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF EAST COAST BIBLE COLLEGE?

We will produce world-class Christian leaders to make a significant impact in the church, in the marketplace, and the home. We will equip our students by providing dynamic biblical teaching, essential leadership skills, and practical ministry training.

WHAT CAN A STUDENT OF EAST COAST BIBLE COLLEGE EXPECT TO RECEIVE?

East Coast Bible College students will receive:

• Biblical and spiritual teaching in a classroom setting

• Mentorship from East Coast Believer’s Church pastors and leaders

• Practical ministry training and experiences

• Opportunities to hear from acclaimed Christian leaders and speakers

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF AN EAST COAST BIBLE COLLEGE STUDENT?

Our students are required to be actively engaged in a local church by:

• Leading or attending a small group

• Serving on a volunteer team

• Taking part in various outreach opportunities and one missions trip during the two-year program

HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?

It is a two-year program consisting of eight, eight-week semesters.

WHEN DOES THE BIBLE COLLEGE BEGIN?

Class begins August 15th, 2022.

WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR THE 2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR?

First Semester- August 15th – October 10th, 2022

Second Semester- October 24th – December 12th, 2022

Third Semester- January 16th – March 13th, 2023

Fourth Semester- March 27th – May 15th, 2023

WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK WILL CLASSES MEET?

Every Monday evening: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHAT IS THE COST TO ATTEND?

The cost is $65 per class, $130 per semester total (books are included). There are 16 classes required to graduate

IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?

Yes. The cost is $15 to apply.

WILL SCHOLARSHIPS BE AVAILABLE?

Yes. Scholarships will be available based on need and approval.

ARE ONLINE CLASSES AVAILABLE?

No, all our training is in the classroom and hands on.

IS THIS AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE?

No. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon graduating.

WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT TO ATTEND?

Students must be at least 16 years old to attend.

DO STUDENTS HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF ECBC TO ATTEND?

No, but students are required to attend a local church.