Potomac River Bible Institute

The Potomac River Bible Institute is located at the Ritchie Baptist Church's Education Center, 1710 Sansbury Road, Upper Marlboro, MD.

The purpose of the Institute is to establish professionally taught Bible instruction leading to certificates and, eventually, to degrees in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Registration and enrollment of courses are now open.  Send an email to the President, Rev. Dr. Raymond T. Matthews, rtm10@verizon.net for more information.

Fees: Classes are $30.00 per (3) hours, plus the cost of books.

Registration: $20.00 per semester

Fall and Spring Schedule 2016-2017  (See Course Information)

Fall Schedule

Fall Semester September 13, 2016-December 20, 2016

Registration September 6, 2016: 6:30 pm until 8:50 pm

October 25, 2016 Midterm Exam

November 22, 2016 Thanksgiving Break

December 20, 2016 Final Exam

Winter Break December 27, 2016-thru January 3, 2017

Spring Schedule

Spring Semester January 17, 2017-May 2, 2017

Registration January 10, 2017: 6:30 pm until 8:50 pm

March 7, 2017 Midterm Exam

Spring Break April 4, 2017

Final Exam May 2, 2017 Last day of School

 

Two certificate programs, undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available as follows:

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Certificate of Biblical Studies (30 Credit Hours)

OT 101           Old Testament Survey I                  3 Credits
NT 101           New Testament Survey                   3 Credits

GB 101           Basic Bible Doctrines                    3 Credits

GB 103           Bible Study Methods                     3 Credits       

SC 208           Bible and Science                         3 Credits

PM 121          Biblical Leadership                        3 Credits

SS 425           Church History (Baptist View)        3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                           0 Credits

 

Students must also complete three (3) general elective courses to satisfy requirements for the Certificate of Biblical Studies.

 

Certificate of Ministry (42 Credits Hours)

 

OT 101           Old Testament Survey I                   3 Credits
NT 101           New Testament Survey                    3 Credits

SC 208           Bible and Science                          3 Credits

PM 121          Biblical Leadership                         3 Credits

SS 425           Church History (Baptist View)         3 Credits

CE 205           Controversial Truths                       3 Credits

PM 221          Sermon Preparation                       3 Credits

CM 102          Your Calling, Passion & Purpose    3 Credits

PM 225          Pastoral Ministry                           3 Credits

GB 211           Basic Theology                            3 Credits

GB 405           Christian Warfare                         3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                          0 Credits

Students must also complete three (3) general elective courses to satisfy requirements for the Certificate of Biblical Studies.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Studies (120 Credit Hours)

 

Year I

OT 101           Old Testament Survey I                 3 Credits
NT 101           New Testament Survey I                3 Credits

GB 101           Basic Bible Doctrines                   3 Credits

GB 103           Bible Study Methods                    3 Credits       

EM 120          Personal Evangelism                     3 Credits

CM 101          Spiritual Leadership                       3 Credits

EN 131           College English I                           3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                           0 Credits

 

Year II

OT 102           Old Testament Survey II                 3 Credits
NT 102           New Testament Survey II                3 Credits

GB 211           Basic Theology I                           3 Credits

GB 203           Heaven and Hell                            3 Credits       

CE 205           Controversial Truths                       3 Credits

CE 221           Laws of Teaching and Learning       3 Credits

EN 132           College English II                          3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                           0 Credits

 

Year III

GB 301           Bible Times and Customs             3 Credits
OT 311           Psalms, Course I                          3 Credits

NT 311           Book of Hebrews                          3 Credits

CE 321           Christ, the Teacher                      3 Credits       

CM 303          Church Management                    3 Credits

CC 312          God's Strength for Life's Journey    3 Credits

EN 133           College English III                        3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                         0 Credits

 

Year IV

GB 405           Christian Warfare                        3 Credits
OT 401           Study of Daniel                            3 Credits

NT 408           Book of Romans                          3 Credits

CE 401           Learning Styles                           3 Credits       

CC 401          Competence in Counseling            3 Credits

SC 408           The Battle for the Beginning          3 Credits

EN 134           College English IV                       3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                         0 Credits

 

Students must also complete twelve (12) general elective courses to satisfy requirements for the Certificate of Biblical Studies.

 

Bachelors of Arts in Ministry (120 Credits Hours)

 

Year I

OT 101           Old Testament Survey I                3 Credits
NT 101           New Testament Survey I               3 Credits

GB 101           Basci Bible Doctrines                  3 Credits

GB 103           Bible Study Methods                   3 Credits       

EM 120          Personal Evangelism                    3 Credits

CM 101          Spiritual Leadership                      3 Credits

EN 131           College English I                          3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                          0 Credits

 

Year II

OT 102           Old Testament Survey II                3 Credits
NT 102           New Testament Survey II               3 Credits

GB 211           Basic Theology I                          3 Credits

GB 203           Heaven and Hell                           3 Credits       

CE 205           Controversial Truths                      3 Credits

PM 225          Pastoral Ministry                          3 Credits

EN 132           College English II                         3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                          0 Credits

 

Year III

GB 325           Christian Living                            3 Credits
OT 315           Proverbs                                      3 Credits

NT 312           Epistles of John & Jude                 3 Credits

CE 321           Christ, the Teacher                       3 Credits       

CM 303          Church Management                     3 Credits

PM 302          Mastering Pastoral Counseling       3 Credits

EN 133           College English III                         3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                          0 Credits

 

 

Year IV

GB 405           Christian Warfare                         3 Credits
OT 401           Study of Daniel                            3 Credits

NT 408           Book of Romans                          3 Credits

BL 121           Intro. to Greek Word Studies        3 Credits       

PM 401          Pastoral Leadership I                   3 Credits

PM 402          Pastoral Leadership II                  3 Credits

EN 134           College English IV                      3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                        0 Credits

 

Students must also complete three (3) general elective courses to satisfy requirements for the Certificate of Biblical Studies.

 

 

Bachelors of Arts in Theology  (120 Credit Hours)

Year I

OT 101           Old Testament Survey I               3 Credits

NT 101           New Testament Survey I              3 Credits

GB 101           Basci Bible Doctrines                 3 Credits

GB 103           Bible Study Methods                  3 Credits       

EM 120          Personal Evangelism                   3 Credits

CM 101          Spiritual Leadership                     3 Credits

EN 131           College English I                         3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                         0 Credits

 

Year II

OT 102           Old Testament Survey II               3 Credits

NT 102           New Testament Survey II              3 Credits

GB 211           Basic Theology I                         3 Credits

GB 205           Present Labor & Future Rewards  3 Credits       

CE 205           Controversial Truths                     3 Credits

CE 221           Laws of Teaching and Learning     3 Credits

EN 132           College English II                        3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                         0 Credits

 

Year III

GB 311           Eternal Security                          3 Credits

OT 314           Psalms 23                                  3 Credits

NT 311           Book of Hebrews                         3 Credits

CE 321           Christ, the Teacher                     3 Credits       

CM 303          Church Management                   3 Credits

PM 303          Power for God's Work                 3 Credits

EN 133           College English III                      3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                       0 Credits

 

Year IV

GB 405           Christian Warfare                      3 Credits

OT 401           Study of Daniel                         3 Credits

NT 402           Seven Churches of Revelation    3 Credits

SC 408           The Battle for the Beginning       3 Credits       

SS 425           Church History (Baptist View)    3 Credits

BL 121           Intro. to Greek Word Studies      3 Credits

EN 134           College English IV                    3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                      0 Credits

 

Students must also complete three (3) general elective courses to satisfy requirements for the Certificate of Biblical Studies.

 

GRADUATE  PROGRAMS

Master of Divinity (30 Credit Hours)

Year I

OT 501           Joshua:Lessons in Faith and        3 Credits

                      Leadership
NT 523           Practical Lessons from James       3 Credits

TH 511           Doctrinal Theology, "Assess,         3 Credits

                      Advance, Apply"

BL 601           Greek I                                       3 Credits       

CC 512          Counseling from the Scripture       3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                         0 Credits

 

Year II

OT 609           Proverbs                                           3 Credits
NT 607           Pastoral Epistles                              3 Credits

TH 601           Baptist and the Bible                       3 Credits

BL 603           Greek II                                              3 Credits       

EM 601          The Soul Winner                             3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                             0 Credits

 

 

Students must also complete a Master's Thesis of a minimum of 75 typewritten pages on a subject assigned to them by the Dean.

 

 

Master of Theology  (42 Credits Hours)

 

Year I

OT 503           Book of Daniel                                3 Credits
NT 523           Practical Lessons from James       3 Credits

TH 511           Doctrinal Theology, "Assess,         3 Credits

                      Advance, Apply"

TH 521           Biblical Answers for Today's         3 Credits

                      Questions

BL 601           Greek I                                               3 Credits       

CE 511           Spiritual Power in Teaching          3 Credits

CC 512          Counseling from the Scriptures    3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                             0 Credits

 

Year II

OT 611           Directed Old Testament Study       3 Credits
NT 611           Book of Revelation                          3 Credits

NT 631           Directed New Testament Study     3 Credits       

TH 603           Kingdom Authority                           3 Credits

BL 603           Greek II                                              3 Credits       

EM 601          The Soul Winner

HS 601           America-Christian Nation            3 Credits

                      or Not?

CS 200           Christian Service                             0 Credits

 

 

Students must also complete a Master's Thesis of a minimum of 75 typewritten pages on a subject assigned to them by the Dean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Doctor of Ministry  (30 Credit Hours)

Year I

OT 703           Book of Genesis                             3 Credits
NT 702           Gospel of Matthew                           3 Credits

TH 701           Angelology-The Doctrine of        3 Credits

                      Angels

CE 703           Creative Bible Teaching                 3 Credits       

BL 701           Advanced Greek I                            3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                             0 Credits

 

Year II

OT 801           Old Testament People                    3 Credits
NT 805           N.T. Bible Characters                      3 Credits

TH 801           Pneumatology: The Doctrine         3 Credits

                      of the Holy Spirit

PM 801          Power Filled Living                          3 Credits       

BL 703           Advanced Greek II                           3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                             0 Credits

 

Doctoral Candidates must also complete a Doctoral Dissertation of a minimum of 150 typewritten pages on a subject that the candidate wishes to research.  The Dissertation must also be defended.

 

 

Doctor of Theology  (42 Credits Hours)

 

Year I

OT 703           Book of Genesis                             3 Credits
NT 703           Book of Hebrews                             3 Credits

TH 701           Angelology-The Doctrine of        3 Credits

                      Angels

TH 703           Hearing from God                            3 Credits

PM 705          Preaching on Faith                         3 Credits

CE 703           Creative Bible Teaching                 3 Credits

BL 701           Advanced Greek I                            3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                             0 Credits

 

 

 

Year II

OT 805           Minor Prophets                                3 Credits
OT 811           Advanced Independent O.T.          3 Credits

                     Study

NT 805           N.T. Bible Characters                      3 Credits

NT 811           Advanced Independent N.T.          3 Credits

                     Study

TH 801           Pneumatology: The Doctrine of    3 Credits

                      the Holy Spirit

BL 703           Advanced Greek II                           3 Credits

CC 811          Advanced Nouthetic Counseling             3 Credits

CS 200           Christian Service                             0 Credits

 

Doctoral Candidates must also complete a Doctoral Dissertation of a minimum of 150 typewritten pages on a subject that the candidate wishes to research.  The Dissertation must also be defended.

           

 

(For a description of courses please see the Patriot Bible University Course Catalog at http://www.patriotuniversity.com/PatriotUniversity.com.html.)

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