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).

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. They facilitate examination of the Bible in ways that will increase effectiveness and enrich the student’s life.

Courses range from Dealing with Conflict, to Survey of the Old Testament to an Introduction Advent Christian Theology. Each course is of college caliber. Tuition per course is $525 (some 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.

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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. Each of these challenging programs includes ten courses; the Pastoral Studies Certificate also includes an internship.

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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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Berkshire Christian College is a member of ACCESS, 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