Academics

Prepare to make a difference by taking advantage of BCC educational programs

Distance Education & Learning

pic-acad-overview02Berkshire offers numerous opportunities to develop Christian leadership abilities, whether you are a pastor, church leader, layperson, BCC alumni, or simply want to pursue educational enrichment in a Christian setting. Course offerings through our distance education program provide learning opportunities that fit within your schedule and commitments. We are committed to supporting students pursue their educational, ministerial, and personal goals as they seek to build their knowledge and skills as Christian leaders. We offer courses through eBerkshire (online courses) as well as through Local Learning Centers.

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You may take selected courses from your own home, or wherever you have access to the internet. eBerkshire courses address issues faced by pastors and lay leaders in the church and facilitate examination of the Bible in ways that will increase effectiveness and enrich the student’s life.

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Certificate Programs

Two certificate programs are offered by Berkshire for Pastors and Church Leaders to expand service to Christ and His Church. There are certificate programs in Leadership Development and in Pastoral Studies.

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Local Learning Centers

Classroom education is offered at various churches and has the advantage of in-person discussion and interaction. Course offerings can be arranged at a location where a group of students (10 or more) register for the course. Berkshire provides a qualified instructor to guide the learning sessions. In some cases, several churches cooperate together to offer a LLC course. Additionally, “hybrid” offerings may be a part of the local learning centers, where some of the course work is done online.

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Undergraduate Degree Opportunities

The Berkshire partnership with Eastern University gives students access to one of the finest Christian universities in the country. Eastern University is a highly-rated, co-educational university that integrates faith, reason and justice. It offers a wide range of programs including education, business, science, nursing, music, English, history, Christian studies, youth ministry, languages, missions, athletics and more. Generous financial aid is available.

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Seminary Opportunities

pic-acad-overview03Berkshire and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary have formed an extensive partnership that includes an Academic Chair, Advent Christian course offerings, scholarship funding, and access to the rare Adventual Collection of Americana. As a student in our program, you have access to all graduate and post-graduate degrees offered by this world-class seminary.

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