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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Institute of Leadership and Ministry, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

BIB-014 Ruth & Esther


50 hours (5 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

September 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Compare the lives of Ruth and Esther, their faith and actions, in light of Pentecostal theology; Read and submerge in two of the books of the Old Testament; Understand the theology of redemption through the testimonies of these women; Analyze what other writings inform us about the books of Ruth and Esther; Build more on the faith and work of the Holy Spirit to produce leaders like these women; Preach messages inspired by the teachings in these books that encourage church service.


Instruction is offered completely online or in synchronous format through the use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, lab-required interaction with the instructor, and/or final exams. The course assesses students’ end-of-course knowledge and skills in an online format. Major topics taught in this course include a detailed study of the impact of Ruth and Esther on the Judeo-Christian faith. In this course, we will study how God's favor and goodness operate between two women of opposite origins. Moabite Ruth is redeemed within the people of Israel when she becomes widowed by her Israelite husband. Israelite Esther redeems the Jewish people when she marries the pagan king. In the end, we will apply how the lives of these two women impact the conduct of the Pentecostal church.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Bible Studies, or Ministry (9/21).