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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 >
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.
|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 is a one year program designed to provide students with a solid spiritual foundation for life.
Pursue your passions while receiving an Associates Degree in Religious and Biblical Studies.
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.