our newest online course
Introduction to the Messianic Jewish Faith
Anyone can take any course at any time!
DR. FRUCHTENBAUM’S VIDEO:
Biblical Studies from a Messianic Jewish Perspective
ANYONE can take
ANY course at
To get started read steps 1-3 below:
COURSE ORIENTATION VIDEO
The Format and Structure of the Online Courses
The choice is yours. We have four different study options called “Tiers.” So you can find a study option that best fits your learning goals and preferences.
- So, if you are seeking a degree from us, then you need to take Tier 1 or Tier 2 courses.
- If you are not pursuing a degree from us then you can choose from Tier 3 or 4.
- So, anyone can take any course at any time but Tier 1 courses have specific start and end dates.
- There is no application or registration.
Please click on the “Choose a Plan” item on the navigation bar for more details.
ACB-MJS and Ariel Ministries: This is an online college named, “Ariel College of the Bible and Messianic Jewish Studies.” We are a division of Ariel Ministries. The Founder and President of the college is Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum.
Accreditation: We are not currently seeking accreditation. Our focus now is to develop our courses and program in ways well-pleasing to God so that we are fully aligned with His Word and His will. If at some point the Lord wants us to seek accreditation then of course we will do that. If you need a degree from an accredited college for work/employment, or for ordination from a denomination, or to transfer credits to another college, or to apply to another college/seminary, then you would need a degree from an accredited college, so ACB-MJS would not be the right choice in such cases.
Degree Program: Every course that you complete for credit counts towards a degree in “Biblical and Messianic Jewish Studies” from ACB-MJS. After we complete production of 20 online courses we can begin offering degree level certificates. We plan on producing 3-5 courses per year. Sixty courses will, Lord willing, be developed over the next several years and thus we will be offering three degree levels: Associates, Bachelors, and Masters.
Also, after the four “Foundations” courses are developed and launched, students will need to take these prior to graduation (FND 101-104). These Foundations courses are planned to be completed in 2024.
Please click “OVERVIEW” on the navigation bar for more details.
Costs: For each course there are four study options (we call these “Tiers”). Tiers 1-2 are full-credit courses and Tiers 3-4 are non-credit (audit-only) options. For more information about the four Tiers, please click the “CHOOSE A PLAN” item on the navigation bar. Course prices range from $50 to $375, depending on what Tier and course you select (course prices do not include books). For specific prices please click on the “COURSE CATALOG” on the Navigation bar.
Refunds: If for any reason you are not pleased with a course, we maintain a 7-day refund policy on all courses. This is a 100% return. This does not include your textbooks or mp3 audio course lecture sales.
We are committed to very affordable pricing for our courses.
Audit Only Courses: Tiers 3 and 4 are non-credit courses. Tier 3 students have access to the curriculum but can by-pass (skip-over) anything such as assigned readings, written assignments, Bible memory verses, and exams. However, you do not get credit for the course and it does not count towards a degree in Biblical and Messianic Jewish Studies. Tier 4 courses only contain the video lectures.
To Begin: To begin you will need to read Steps 1-3: “Overview,” “Choose a Plan,” and “How to Start.” Then you can look through the courses in the “Course Catalog” section of the navigation bar and order whatever course you want.
Contact and Help: There are many ways you can get help. If you have a specific question about our college you can contact the administration at: Administrator@ArielCourses.com If you have any technical questions (login issues, course access, other IT problems), then current students can use the 14/7 live chat or phone hotline that we offer through Canvas.
Please click on the “Contact/Help” item on the navigation bar for more details.
Expiration Dates: Students in Tiers 1-4 have access to their course content for one year. Courses expire 365 after date of purchase.
Jews and Gentiles: All are welcome! We have students from many nations taking our courses. You do not need to be Messianic Jewish to take our courses or pursue a degree from us. You do not need to know Hebrew or attend a Messianic congregation. We welcome students of any denomination, any race, any ethnicity.
Academic Level: Our courses are designed to be challenging, college-level, but not exasperating. Anyone should be able to do well in our classes if they make a genuine effort. Our exams are open-book and open-note, except for some of the biblical language courses and the Bible memory verses. There are no time limits on exams. You can re-take an exam and the highest of the two attempts is the one kept.
Assignments: Both Tier 1 and Tier 2 have written assignments that need to be completed. Tier 1 courses are considered the “Enriched Educational Program” so there are more assignments, more variety in assignments, and greater interaction with classmates and faculty. Tier 2 written assignments can be spot-checked so students need to save these on their computers.
Course Format: Each of our courses are organized around Modules and each Module has a number of components. A typical Tier 2-3 course has:
- Learning Outline/Objectives
- High Quality, Closed-Studio, Video Lecture Presentations
- Required Bible and Textbook Readings
- Optional Readings
- Study Questions (these are optional)
- Spiritual Growth Assignments
- An Open-Note Exam after a Module or set of Modules
Tier 1 courses also contain weekly Announcements, Discussion Boards, and other components. Some courses also include a Praise and Worship section.
Dr. Fruchtenbaum is the professor in many of the video lectures and he is the President and Founder of the college. However he will not be overseeing each individual course and interacting with students in the courses. Tier One courses will have an instructor who oversees the course; it will be an experienced Bible teacher with a Masters or Doctorate degree from a Bible college or seminary. Tier 2-4 students do not have interaction with faculty. There will also be qualified faculty to teach some courses and or portions of courses related to their areas of expertise.
a few of our newest courses
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
B.A., Cedarville College; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., New York University
I would like to express my gratitude to the many believers who support Ariel College of the Bible and Messianic Jewish Studies through prayer, financial giving, as well as the many students who are taking our online courses. God has used your faithful support to make this new phase of our growth possible.
Our hope is that our online courses will be an ongoing resource for life-long learning for believers. We are committed to producing very high quality online courses that are doctrinally sound, rich in content, taught from a Messianic Jewish perspective, and educationally engaging.
These online courses should cost students at least three or four times what we are charging, but thanks to the blessings of God, through your generous donations to help underwrite the costs of producing these online courses, we have been able to offer these courses at very affordable prices.
We hope you will continue to partner with us in prayer and financial support to help us build new online courses and grow ACB-MJS. Please click on the link “Donate Today” and under the fund choices, click “Online Courses: Ariel College of the Bible and Messianic Jewish Studies.” If you or your church or congregation would like to underwrite the cost for entire course, please contact the Vice President, Dr. Mark Adler, directly at Admin@ArielCollege.com
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Pray that God will bring many to faith in Messiah Yeshua during this very difficult time in Israel.