A commitment to life-long learning is essential to being an effective ministry leader but sometimes formal education is not possible due to cost and time constraints. LPU is launching a new online certificate program for leaders to receive a high-quality education at an unbeatable price. Enroll now to earn a Certificate in Inductive Bible Study which will sharpen your skills for pastoral ministry and teaching.


  • Understanding the Biblical Story 
  • Developing Skills for Biblical Interpretation 
  • Getting to Know the Biblical Audience & Cultural Background 
  • The Life & Ministry of Jesus  


LPU is accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education and the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Students will benefit from our team of faculty and staff are top-of-the-line servant-leaders. However, the online certificate program is designed as a not-for-credit program which allows us to offer it at a very low cost. Students will have the option to choose between a Standard Track and Advanced Track. Students in the Advanced Track will complete additional work which provides the opportunity to qualify for Credit for Prior Learning towards an accredited degree program at LPU.

Schedule & Workload

When you enroll in the certificate program, you will have the option to choose from the standard track or advanced track. Students in the Standard Track can expect each course to take approximately 40 hours. Students in the Advanced Track can expect each course to take approximately 80 hours due to additional requirements. You can complete each course on your own time and at your own pace. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to participate in virtual webinars and events to connect with others in the program.

Program Cost

Each certificate is offered for only $340 for the entire certificate.

How to Sign Up

New students are enrolled the first Monday of every month! You must submit your application and payment at least five business prior to the next enrollment date to join on time.