But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
The Bethlehem Institute is the non-credit program division of Bethlehem College and Seminary and provides God-centered Bible and theology classes to men and women living in the Twin Cities area, whether they attend Bethlehem or not.
The Bethlehem Institute at a Glance
- Classes available at all three Bethlehem locations during the Fall and Spring semesters.
- Summer classes available at the Downtown Campus
- 6-week and 12-week courses
- Small fee per course (usually $25 for a 6-week course; $50 for a 12-week course)
- Pay-what-you-can-afford option available
We have four core 12-week courses designed to teach the necessary skills for studying and understanding the Bible. Our hope is that every person who attends Bethlehem will take these courses:
- Mining God's Word
- God-Centered Living
- Theological Foundations 1
- Theological Foundations 2
The Bethlehem Institute also offers TBI Essentials, a two-year class that covers the same material as the Foundation Series under the tutelage of a Bethlehem elder or seasoned teacher. This course is cohort-based, meaning that the same group of students work through the material together over the length of the course.
Each year TBI offers a series of courses in biblical Greek and Hebrew. First-, second-, and third-year Greek classes are offered at the Downtown Campus every year. First-year Hebrew is typically offered, given enough registering students.
In addition to the courses mentioned above, TBI offers a variety of courses available on a dynamic basis. They vary each semester from campus-to-campus and year-to-year, and are either 6 or 12 weeks long. Topics include ...
- church history
- racial harmony
- biblical manhood & womanhood
- the biblical basis for being pro-life
- doctrines of grace
- the pleasures of God
Bethlehem College and Seminary
To learn about for-credit degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, visit Bethlehem College and Seminary.