Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry
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    Advance your Bible knowledge on your own schedule.

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    Getting ready for college is important — we're here to help.

    Dual Credit
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    Learn more about Biblical studies and Christian ministry.

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    Take on a discipline that can make an eternal difference.

Welcome to Equip!

Harding's Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry recognizes that many adult and non-traditional learners would like to advance their knowledge and skills in religious education but need a variety of options to fit complex lives. 

Equip at Harding University offers several ways for students to receive training in ministry, whether for on-the-job training, professional transition, or personal development. We want to equip you for service in a way that meets your needs. 

Please click on the links below to find the right fit for your next step in enriching your education in Bible and ministry:

Certificate in Biblical Studies

Certificate in Christian Ministry

BA in Bible and Ministry (online/on campus)

Please click here for more information regarding scholarship opportunities!

We hope you will explore Equip at Harding University and connect with this global learning community.

Application and Forms

Ready to Equip? (Please complete to receive more information)

Application to Harding University pdf

Inclement weather policy for remote Bible courses pdf

Character Reference form to apply to Harding University

Request for certificate of completion pdf

Certificate of completion planning sheet pdf

If you have difficulty in downloading the PDF's above, visit Adobe Support for help with downloading or contact and they can email you the forms if you are a prospective student. Please provide your address and your graduation month and year.

View Course Schedules on the Registrar's site.

Harding's Brackett Library offers many resources and services to students on campus or off campus.  View the Brackett Library for Distance Education webpage.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Apply by doing one of the following:

  • Call the admissions office at 501-279-4407
  • Apply with the form above

What are the credit hours?

Each class is for one, two or three credit hours.

What is the workload?

  • Minimum of 45 hours per credit hour
  • Daily postings online
  • Reading assignments
  • Exams
  • Vidcasts/podcasts

What equipment do I need?

  • Working computer
  • Reliable Internet access
  • Access to word processing program

What others have said 

"...Because of Harding University and this Bible class, I now have a closer walk and relationship with God. This is something you cannot put a price or value on..."
Jay K. Mergenschroer, Bryant, Ark.

"As expected, through the course I gained more knowledge of the scriptures and of Jesus’ life and ministry. What I didn't expect was to have my faith reignited, joy rekindled, and to be filled once again with awe at God's love for me and the rest of mankind. This course goes far beyond the facts, reaching the heart and changing the student if they’re willing."
Linda Condolora, East Syracuse, N.Y.

"I learned more about the Bible from one of Harding’s online Bible classes than I’ve learned in my seven years as a Christian."
Scott Pritchett, Searcy, Ark.

"Acts of the Apostles has been an amazing class. My instructor was a great teacher and did a good job bringing about thoughtful discussion. I learned how to look at the Word of God in a way that I have never seen before."
Adam Eppes, Clinton, Ark.


Contact Us

FAX: 501-279-4281