Bible & Ministry

  • Distance Education

    Advance your Bible knowledge and earn a degree online on your own schedule.

    B.A. in Bible & Ministry
  • Distance Education

    Take on a discipline that can make an eternal difference.

  • Distance Education

    Learn more about Biblical studies and Christian ministry.

  • Distance Education

    Find a variety of options to fit complex lives.

Harding's Center for Distance Education in Bible & 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. The CDE provides training and education appropriate for students entering into full-time or volunteer religious vocations. By designing a degree program for online students in addition to our current on-campus community for adult majors in Bible, Harding provides ministry education opportunities to students who are place-bound or need an alternative to a full-time degree on the main campus. Students are also able to connect with their broader learning community through our own chapel service, which is available on campus and online. We would love to provide you with more Equip information or help you through the Enrollment Process.

Equip at Harding University

Tailored to the varying needs of adult learners, Equip and the College of Bible and Ministry provide a culture of support that recognizes adult learning contexts and balance that with academic rigor, structure and appropriate requirements for the degree. These degrees, certificates and Scholarships are available for those participating in the Equip program.

Online Bible Classes

The Center for Distance Education in the College of Bible and Ministry is also able to provide resources for adult learners and on-campus programs that need access to online Bible courses and materials from a distance. Some of the existing programs we partner with include:

Scholarship Opportunities

Explore scholarship opportunities through the Equip program for:

  • students pursuing the online certificates or bachelor’s degree (Equip Scholarship)
  • nontraditional students seeking a bachelor’s degree (Directors Scholarship)
  • church of Christ ministers looking to take Bible courses through the Equip program at Harding University (Ministry Scholarship).

Frequently Asked Questions

What courses do you have?

The following list is a representation of courses offered: New Testament Story and Vision, Old Testament Story and Vision, Hermeneutics, The World Christian and Christian Families. Check with the Registrar's Office for current semester schedules.

Am I able to transfer credits from other universities?

Up to 40 hours of Bible credits may be transferred from other accredited institutions. A transfer student with an associate's or bachelor's degree may not need to take liberal arts courses, subject to approval by the Harding Registrar.

How much does this program cost?

Qualifying students receive a 50% Distance Bible Scholarship. For current tuition rates, check with the Admissions Office or call the Center for Distance Education in Bible & Ministry, 501-279-5290.

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?

Harding uses the Canvas learning management system for online courses. Canvas is compatible with Microsoft operating systems as well as with Macintosh computers. A high speed internet connection is recommended. Canvas supports the Firefox browser, thus it is recommended that students use Firefox as their Internet browser. Students will also likely need access to Microsoft Office software such as Microsoft Word to complete assignments. This software is available for download for all university students.

Contact Us

Center for Distance Education is part of the College of Bible & Ministry


FAX: 501-279-4281

Mailing address:
Harding University
Center for Distance Education
HU 12280
Searcy, AR 72149-2288