layman's bible training program

Louisiana Baptist University and Seminary offers the Layman’s Bible Training Program to those who want to increase their witness and ministry effectiveness without completing a degree program.


One of Satan’s tools that he uses against Christians is their lack of Bible knowledge. The number one reason believers do not share their faith is the fear of being asked questions they cannot answer. As believers we should always be prepared to give an answer for our faith (1 Peter 1:15). This study will increase your capacity to understand Scripture, to share the Gospel, and to minister within your church.


The curriculum consists of ten college-level courses that you complete at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Upon completion of the program, you may participate in our annual commencement ceremony.


The cost for the entire program is $1200, which is payable over time. Those who decide to pursue a degree have the option to transfer all thirty credit hours into a bachelor program by paying an alignment fee.

For more information please call (318) 686-2360 or email

Layman's bible training program FAQ

  • I have been out of school a long time, can I pass these courses? Yes! Each course is designed as a level-one college course and with the help of your advisor, the average student has no problem.
  • How will I receive my courses? All courses will be completed online. Upon completion, you will return your course work to your assigned advisor via email for grading.
  • How much time do I have to complete one course? Students are expected to complete at least one course per semester (four months).
  • What if I fail a course? The course will simply be retaken.
  • What is the cost, and is there a payment plan? The total cost is $1200. Students pay a $100 down payment, and take advantage of an interest free payment plan of $46/month for 24 months.
  • How many courses are required to complete the program? Ten courses
  • What courses will I be required to take? You are allowed to choose from the list of twenty courses which ten courses you would like to take.
  • How do I enroll? Click on Apply at the top of the page.

courses offered

Choose Any Ten of the Twenty Courses Offered in the Program


  •          Hermeneutics (principles and process of interpreting the Bible)
  •          Old Testament Survey (a walk through the Old Testament)
  •          New Testament Survey (a walk through the New Testament)
  •          Bible Atlas (the land, places, and cultures of the Bible)
  •          Biblical Worldview (developing a Christian view of all things)
  •          The Bible: From the Mind of God to Man (how we got our Bible)
  •          Theology and Bibliology (doctrines of God and the Bible)
  •          Anthropology and Hamartiology (doctrines of man and sin)
  •          Christology and Pneumatology (doctrines of Christ and the Holy Spirit)
  •          Angelology and Eschatology (doctrines of angels, Satan, and last things)
  •          Ecclesiology and Soteriology (doctrines of the church and salvation)
  •          Beginnings under Attack (a literal account of the book of Genesis)
  •          The Pentateuch (survey of the first five books of the Bible)
  •          The Four Gospels (a walk through the life and teachings of Christ)
  •          Acts of the Apostles (introductory study of the book of Acts)
  •          Pauline Epistles (letters of Paul)
  •          General Epistles (general letters not authored by Paul)
  •          Introduction to the Revelation (introductory study of the book of Revelation)
  •          Personal Evangelism (principles and practices for sharing your faith)
  •          Apologetics (defense of the Christian faith)