At Word of Life Bible Institute Owen Sound we offer a one-year program, made up of two academic semesters and a summer ministry practicum. Those who complete the program are honoured with a Bible certificate at the graduation ceremony. 

The goal of our program is to educate students on the Bible and the Christian faith within a connected academic atmosphere to prepare them for a life of great effectiveness for the Lord.

In addition to our standard academic programs, we offer unique internships and networking opportunities for students interested in pursuing ministry.

Whatever your dream and calling, the Bible Institute has the program for you.


CourseCredit Hours
General Epistles2
Daniel & Revelation2
Old Testament Exposition I2
Gospels Exposition2
Old Testament Survey3
Personal Evangelism & Acts2
Physical Education I1
Christian Disciplines I2
Theology I3
Old Testament Exposition II2
Pastoral Epistles & Counseling2
Pauline Epistles2
New Testament Survey3
Church History2
Physical Education II1
Christian Disciplines II2
Theology II3
Ministry Practicum4
TOtal Credit Hours42

Our Professors

Jonathan Ward

Resident Professor

Associate Executive Dean
Bible Survey Professor

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Doug Reider

Resident Professor

Associate Academic Dean 
Theology, Romans, and Greek Elective Professor

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Guest Lecturer Program

A majority of the courses at Word of Life Bible Institute are set up to be intensive courses taught in one week or two weeks. Our unique Guest Lecturer program brings in different pastors, authors, missionaries, and professors each week teaching their passion.


Word of Life Bible Institute is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail:] having been awarded Reaffirmation II of its Accredited Status as a Category I Institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on November 6, 2012.

This status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Transfer to other schools: Depending upon the anticipated course of study and academic record, two years of credit are normally granted by most Christian colleges.

Alumni Transcript requests

To request a transcript, simply download and fill out the transcript request form and return to the address listed on it.

Please note that we do not take transcript requests over the phone nor do we allow transcript requests from third parties.

Each request must be submitted by the person listed on the transcript.