1. What is LightWay Ministries
We are a distance training center for Christians who desire a
biblical education but do not have the time or resources to
attend a college program (we are not a college and do not claim
2. What is the Goal of LightWay
We are dedicated to the purpose of training and educating
persons for Christian service. Jesus Christ is the center of all
our objectives. Our Mission Statement says it all:
exist to educate, equip, and validate those pursuing a deeper
knowledge of God and their relationship to Him. We accomplish
these goals by providing relevant biblical studies to those
engaged in a journey toward Christian maturity.
3. What kind of studies does LightWay
Ministries Bible Institute offer?
We offer correspondence studies at the certificate level.
here for a sample study. Most of our courses involve you,
the provided study guide, and a Bible with some other basic
resources -- such as a Bible Dictionary and Bible Handbook. You
can also take advantage of our
study resources. We
include the Theophilus Bible software program with each
certificate course that will give you everything that you need.
4. How difficult are the courses and how much time is
of our courses include tests or research papers. The basic
procedure involves opening your Bible and finding the answers to
the written study questions. The questions are designed to force
you to understand the intent of the biblical author. Some study
guides have True/False or Multiple Choice quizzes at the end of
the lesson, but most simply ask you to search the text to find
the answer. The Bible is our textbook. The studies are
time-intensive and cannot be completed quickly. The idea is not
to just "get it over with" but to allow the text to
speak to you and equip you for ministry.
What is included in the course materials?
When you enroll you will be mailed CDs that contain all of the
study guides necessary to complete your program along with the
complete Bible Study Textbook commentary series (Over 20,000
pages of Commentary covering the entire Bible!). You need to
complete 30 credits, but can take more for your own benefit if
you desire. The courses are all written in Adobe Acrobat format
so we have included the free Adobe Acrobat Reader
program in case you don't have it. We have also included the Theophilus Bible software program that will have all the tools
you need for research. In other words, we supply everything you
could possibly need (you will need to supply your own
How does the process work?
will e-mail you acknowledgement of your enrollment usually
within 24 hours from the time you order and you will receive
your CDs in the mail within 5 business days (if in the U.S.A.). Once you receive your
materials you can start working on the class of your choice. We
advise you to only work on one course at a time and to send it
in as soon as it is completed. It is best if you write your
answers in a word processing document and send it to us as an
e-mail attachment for faster processing. That way you can keep
your originals and save the cost of postage. Once you have
earned 30 credits we will send you a quality certificate
suitable for framing acknowledging the completion of your work.
We will keep track of all your progress in our office and have a
transcript of all your work. All of our courses are graded on a
LightWay Bible Institute an accredited college?
No on both counts. We are not a college, we are a Bible
Institute and do not claim to offer college courses. We are also
not accredited as we do not offer any type of degree programs,
just certificates of completion.
8. What is the doctrinal position of
LightWay Ministries Bible Institute?
We are a conservative, evangelical institute. Our student body
Here for a complete doctrinal statement.
9. Can I transfer in credits for
No. We do not offer any advanced standing.
10. Do you offer traditional residence
Our courses are only offered as distance education.
11. How long does it take to complete a
That is entirely up to the student. Most students complete a
course every month or less. It can be done even faster if you
are motivated and have the time. We do expect the entire program
to be completed in a maximum of two years (most complete it in
12. How do I enroll in a Certificate
Click the button below to enroll in the New Testament
Click the button below to enroll in the Old Testament
Click the button below to enroll in the Combination Old and
New Testament Program:
When are the Certificates issued?
We will send you your certificate within a week of the
completion of your studies.
14. What is the cost of tuition and
The cost of the entire program (including all fees, course
materials, and certificate at the time of completion) is
$125.00. If you enroll in both certificate programs at the same
time you receive a 20% reduction, or $200.00 total for both Old
Testament and New Testament programs. Your study guides are
provided free of charge. The amount that you invest is for the
administrative costs involved. This is the best Christian
educational value you will find anywhere!
What if I have other questions not addressed here?
to e-mail us. We'll get back to you as soon as