Distance Education & Learning

Berkshire offers numerous opportunities to develop Christian leadership abilities, whether you want to minister, teach or otherwise serve in the Church of Jesus Christ.

Course offerings through our distance education program provide learning opportunities that fit within your schedule and commitments. We are committed to supporting students as they pursue their educational, ministerial, and personal goals. We offer courses online through eBerkshire, hybrid and Local Learning Centers (a classroom-like setting).


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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, lay leaders in the church and Christians everywhere. These courses facilitate examination of the Bible in ways that will enrich students’ lives.

Courses range from Making Peace, to The Sweep of God’s Story: Survey of the Old Testament to Resurrection, Restoration, and Reconciliation (formerly Introduction Advent Christian Theology). Each course reflects is college level expectations.

Tuition per course is $525 (scholarships are available for eligible applicants). Once registered, students are given online access to our learning system where they will interact with other students and faculty members. For more information please email Debra Welkley, Distance Education/Learning Manager, at eberkshire@berkshire.edu.

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Certificate Programs

Two certificate programs are offered by Berkshire for pastors, church leaders, and others wishing to grow in their faith and education to expand service to Christ and His Church.

A Leadership Development Certificate is designed for individuals who may not feel called to being a pastor, but do sense God guiding them into leadership. The program is designed to provide a grounding in the knowledge of Scripture while also building Christian leadership skills.

Individuals who are responding to God’s call into ministry as a pastor, will benefit from the Pastoral Studies Certificate. This program also provides foundational courses relative to Scripture as well as skills that are paramount for ministers in today’s communities as well as an internship with a designated mentor.

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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. Students meet together periodically with the instructor who guides and facilitates group sharing and input throughout the course. Hybrid courses also require a minimum of 10 students who are able to travel to a central location.

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Distance Education Success

Bill Norwood e“Having completed the course, ‘Dealing with Church Conflict’ through eBerkshire, I have acquired a new appreciation for the pastorate in the 21st century. I highly recommend this class for both new and seasoned pastors.”

Bill Norwood, Ed.D., Advent Christian Central Region Superintendent, former public school principal


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The Association of Christian Distance Education

Berkshire Christian College is a member of the Association of Christian Distance Education or, ACCESS. ACCESS is the leading network of Christian institutions, organizations and individuals characterized by a commitment to make education more accessible through online, mobile, and digital means. This provides:

  • The latest research on how to make distance education more effective
  • Access to best practices in Christian distance education
  • Opportunities to collaborate with others who are delivering Christian distance education

Learning Solution's Global Digital Classroom

Learning Solution’s Global Digital Classroom™ enhances the competitive position of small and medium-sized colleges in the digital era. Berkshire has partnered with Learning Solutions since 2008 to deliver classes through eBerkshire. Through this partnership, Berkshire is one of over 150 Christian colleges/universities providing quality higher educational opportunities for learners online using the Learning Solutions delivery system.

What can eBerkshire do for you?

What can eBerkshire do for you? Maybe more than you think.

“I have been a pastor for 25 years. I recently completed the “Introduction to Advent Christian Theology” course. Having been familiar with Advent Christian doctrine for many years, I really didn’t expect to learn much that I wasn’t already familiar with. Boy, how wrong I was! The curriculum and reading materials were excellent. I highly recommend this course for any serious Bible student, clergy and layperson alike.”