UBF HQ Online School
What is our plan?
As a long-term goal, we want to develop a broad range of courses in different languages (e.g. Korean and others) for leaders in the mission fields. As a short-term goal, we plan to offer a core program in English. It will comprise about 15 basic courses that may be completed in five years if taken one per semester (including summer).
Each course is usually 12 weeks long. Coursework includes reading books/lecture notes, taking quizzes, writing short essays, and interacting online with other students and instructors through discussion forums and online meetings. The online community will serve as a pilot platform that provides how to further refine and expand the program contents.
Upon completion of the courses, UBF will issue a certificate of completion for the Online School program. The Online education program is not necessarily for pastoral ordination, but for educational purposes. International HQ’s pastoral ordination will be limited to qualified staff who would serve regions. For those who aspire to receive UBF ordination (such as sizable chapter directors), this certificate can also be taken into consideration, along with the candidates’ integrity of character, practical experiences and pastoral qualifications in ministry.
Courses are offered currently through the online platform: blackboard.coursesites.com
Courses available and courses under development
The following courses were developed and offered or are under development and will be offered:
- Church History 1 & 2
- Bible Doctrine 1 ,2 & 3
- NT Interpretation 1 & 2
- Biblical Interpretation Methods 1
- Under development
- Biblical Interpretation Methods 2
- OT Interpretation 1 & 2
- Biblical Counseling
- Christian Leadership
- Cultural Anthropology
- Christian Missions
- Biblical Ethics
- Optional courses: Biblical language tools, Apologetics, American Church History
What doctrine do we promote?
Since most of our members are lay missionaries and Bible teachers, doctrinal positions are not necessarily well defined. To promote solid teachings and godly practices within UBF communities, the educational programs we offer will be based on sound doctrines. We affirm an Evangelical, Reformed, non-denominational position, guided by a high view of Scripture and a focus on obedient, personal faith. While we are united on core doctrines, we permit differing evangelical viewpoints on lesser issues.
International HQ Online Education is administered by P. Kevin Albright and Dr. Augustine Suh and is supported by the Online Education Committee (Committee chair: Dr. Paul Hong). Contact for inquiry and application for taking courses: firstname.lastname@example.org