Online Classes

Pursue your dreams wherever you are!

Online classes are a great way to strengthen the spiritual foundation in your life, increase Bible knowledge, preview the Elim experience. It’s also an ideal option for those who can’t live on-campus but wish to start or finish their education with a Bible degree.

Alumni, contact the registrar at 585-582-8218 to discuss what courses are available and how you might fulfill your goals of completing your degree. Online courses are currently not available to Internationals and residents of California.

Eligible high school students may now enroll in select college courses online for $250/course! That represents an 75% savings! Get a head start on college while finishing high school! LEARN MORE >

Online enrollment for the Spring of 2020 is now open!
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Admissions Dept. Contact Info
phone: (800) 670-3546
fax: (585) 582-8130

Available Online Courses

The following courses represent the available online courses being offered in upcoming semesters. We have included which program each course applies to and whether it will be available in the Virtual Live or Standard Online format (learn more about online formats here.) See the Academic Catalog for more information.

Spring 2020 Instructor Program Format
Synoptic Gospels Rimon Armaly BE VL
College Composition Elizabeth Ose AAS1 VL
Theology III Timothy Case AAS2 VL
New Testament Literature Cana Fuest AAS1/LC OS
Basic Christian Counseling Greg Harp LC-SF/CR VL
Theology IV John Miller AMC VL
Philosophy of Christian Music Dick Grout AMC/LC-WR VL
Missionary Life Matthew Slisher AMC/LC-MS VL
Management for Christian Leaders Wayne Hedlund AMC OS
Christian Worldview & Ethics Nathan Sanders AAS1/LC-CP VL
Summer 2020 (May 18-July 10) Instructor Program Format
College Composition Elizabeth Ose AAS1 OS
History of the Christian Church John Miller AAS2 OS
Prophets of Israel Rimon Armaly BE OS
Theology I John Miller AAS1/LC OS
Romans & Galatians Bryan Long AAS2 OS
Synoptic Gospels Rimon Armaly BE OS
Christian Worldview & Ethics Nathan Sanders AAS1/LC-CP OS
Pastoral Ministry Nathan Sanders AMC OS
Youth Ministry 1 Bryan Long AMC/LC-YM OS
Evangelism in a Postmodern World Bryan Long AAS/LC OS
Fall 2020 (tentative) Instructor Program Format
History of the Christian Church John Miller AAS2 VL
Old Testament Survey Cana Fuest AAS1/LC OS
Theology II Timothy Case AAS2 VL
Hebrew Poetry & Wisdom Lit. Rimon Armaly BE VL
Spiritual Formations: RTF John Miller AMC/LC-SF VL
Pastoral Ministry Nathan Sanders AMC VL
World Religions Matthew Slisher AMC VL
Crossroads I: Life Coaching Greg Harp LC-CR VL


  • LC = Launch Certificate
    Tracks: SF=Spiritual Formation, WR=worship, CP=College Prep, MS=missions, CR=crossroads, YM=youth ministry
  • AAS = A.A.S. Degree Program
  • AMC = Applied Ministry Certificate

BE = Bible Elective


  • VL = Virtual Live Format
  • OS = Online Standard Format
  • V/O = Virtual Live OR Online Standard Format

Launch Program

Launch is a one year program designed to provide students with a solid spiritual foundation for life.

A.A.S. Degree Program

Pursue your passions while receiving an Associates Degree in Religious and Biblical Studies.

Applied Ministry Certificate

The Applied Ministry program equips students to be Christian leaders and ministers in today’s world.

Explanation of Online Formats

There are two formats by which an online class may be delivered to online students. It is very important that applicants pay attention to the format being offered for their class(es) of choice, as it may affect their ability to successfully complete the course.

VIRTUAL LIVE – Students must log in at the time the class is offered and is able to have the same experience as an on-campus student. Utilizing a simple webcam and the internet, students will join Elim’s students and participate in class live. It’s a great experience! (For more information contact the registrar at 585-582-8218.)

ONLINE STANDARD – This option is ideal for individuals who wish to receive their education while balancing school with other responsibilities and are unavailable during the day. Students will still need to login regularly to Elim’s College Management System (requiring a reliable laptop and a good internet connection) in order to have access to course materials and resources, complete assignments and interact with faculty and classmates. Students will have much more scheduling flexibility and be able to study in the comfort of their own home.

Applicants should note which format is available for each class in which they wish to enroll. Some classes only offer one or the other format, while others offer both formats. In cases where both options are available, applicants will be required to notify the Academic Department which format they prefer. They may not switch formats once the semester has begun.

NOTE: classes must have a minimum of 5 participants for the class to proceed. Enrollment of less than 5 in these classes may result in the class being cancelled. A determination of cancellation of the class will be communicated to participants by the end of the first week of classes, after the Add period is over.

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