Louisiana Baptist University has recently come on board as one of our Co-op Colleges offering a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree to qualifying students of the PMI Center.  Download details now. 

Advanced Standing and Accreditation

Matriculation at a higher degree level is possible through a Degree and Credit Evaluation form analysis, available upon request. Those having transferable credits by transcript and/or life experience will not only receive advanced standing to enroll at a higher level, they may qualify for a degree. Example: if you enroll in the 60 hour, 2 year Jack Van Impe Prophecy program with- let's say- 60 hours credit from a combination of your studies and life experience, you would be eligible for a Counselor and an Associate degree (now), along with a Bachelor of Theology upon completion of your sixty hour program.

Students desiring Advanced Standing will need to submit a Degree and Credit Evaluation (DACE) which allows us to recognize and extend credit for your Bible school studies as well as your life ministry experience. Many have earned enough credits for a degree from our co-op college- CalvaryChristianCollegeandSeminary.com of South Bend, Indiana!

Secular accreditation has become nothing more than educational idolatry (Ex. 20:3). Today this intimidation is so polarizing, even Christians are afraid to attend a fundamentally sound Bible school the government hasn’t endorsed. Please consider this question my friend: Is “Caesar’s” sanction the criteria necessary for God to tell us well done thou good and faithful servant Matt. 25:21), or is there something else?

Accreditation was an issue in Christ’s day, and His ministry was never fully legitimized because He refused to submit Himself to those in charge of granting it: When (Christ) was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority  (Matthew 21:23)? What these self proclaimed authorities were saying is this: “Look here Jesus. Since you didn’t receive your training from a school we endorse, your education and your credentials are worthless.”

Please hear me friend. Our Accreditation can be seen in the lives the 26,000 students we've enrolled and or graduated since 1981.




Thank you for your obedience to God's precious inerrant Word: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

Dr. Mike Johnston began the PMI Center for Biblical Studies in 1981 in an effort to offer tuition free [1] distance seminary level education to Christ-honoring prisoners all across America. To date, some 26,000 have taken advantage of the vast opportunities offered them through our training center. Today, however, due to a flood of requests, both prisoners and non prisoners are cordially invited to request an Application for Enrollment by placing an [X] in any one of the following prayerfully structured Bible study or ministry preparation degree tracks. [NOTE OF CLARIFICATION: If you are a prisoner, you will need sponsors for some of these tracks listed below. If you are not a prisoner, you will sponsor yourself]

NOTICE: Offerings for courses differ slightly between Prisoners and Non-Prisoners. Please download the following before enrolling.

Please designate ONE ONLY:

Diplomas and Degrees in BIBLICAL STUDIES [2]  -- See course listing below

[  ] BIBLICAL STUDIES MAJOR: 30 to 180 Hours - 6 Years

Prepares pastors and Bible teachers with a great working knowledge of Scripture. You'll study every one of the sixty six inspired Books, read several collateral reading assignments on a variety of subjects ranging from Facts about the Manuscripts, several cults and heresies, research a variety of biographical, theological, geographical, and eschatological  topics, and have opportunity to be trained in one on one evangelism where you will receive tracts for personal growth and distribution.  

Diplomas and Degrees in MINISTRY -- See course listing below

            [  ] MINISTRY ORDINATION MAJOR: 60 to 90 Hours - 2-3 Years

Step by step soul winning training along with other church ministry preparation for pastors including doctrinal studies, heresy awareness, sermon writing, preaching, and a variety of ministry duties most have to stumble through as they go, like how to perform weddings, funerals, hold communion, dedicate children, baptize converts, deal with the public, organize and set up a non-profit, and much more. Master of Ministry (60 hrs) or Master of Divinity (90 hrs) option available upon completion.                                                                                                                                                           

            [  ] NOUTHETIC COUNSELING MAJOR: 60 Hours - 2 Years

Nouthetic counseling is not psychology or psychoanalysis. According to Dr. Jay Adams in the Christian Counselor's Commentary: "Counseling . . . is the process of bringing Christians face to face with the Savior in His Word in order to effect the changes that He wants. And when a counselee comes to Jesus for change, that change can be as certain as His promises in the Bible. Only biblical counselors can offer such certainty of change." Nouthetic counseling is simply directed discussion led by the Nouthetic counselor who uses the Word of God and relies on the Holy Spirit to change the life of the counselee. Students will develop a confident competency in Nouthetic counseling by studying the methodology and theology of Dr. Jay Adams followed by a wide variety of written case studies they will provide the Nouthetic counseling for. [Requires a sponsor]

Diplomas and Degrees in RELIGIOUS EDUCATION --- See course listing below

            [  ] RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MAJOR: 30 Hours (1 yr) [  ] BRE  [  ] MRE  [  ] DRE

Imagine yourself contemplating, researching, and expounding upon a wide spectrum of issues facing today's church including ethics, theology, and apologetics. The Religious Education degree track has been carefully designed to place you in the center of these debates, equipped with truths learned from some of most notably brilliant Christian educators,  apologists, and scholars in the world, like: Kenneth Gangel, Carl FH Henry, Norman Geisler, John Stott, Ravi Zacharias, Josh McDowell, and many more. The Religious Education track is well-suited for individuals seeking a broad, foundational degree in ministry capacities such as associate pastor, discipleship pastor, and small group pastor, as well as other positions that require a general knowledge of church educational programs and discipleship ministries. [Requires a sponsor]


Diplomas and Degrees in THEOLOGY --- See course listing below

            [  ] APOLOGETICS MAJOR: 30 - 60 Hours - 2 Years

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers (Titus 1:9). The forces of evil are waging war against two pillars of Biblical Christianity: the Scriptures, and Creationism. The PMI Apologetics track prepares [3] students to contend for the faith (Jude 1:3) in the face of these relentless attacks. The focus in the first year is on Biblical Apologetics including: its purpose, the authority of the Bible, its origin, documentation, the deity of Christ, Biblical criticism, alleged contradictions, skepticism, Gnosticism, God's work throughout history; Christian uniqueness, and much more. Second year students will explore Creation Apologetics including: the history of evolution, big bang and stellar evolution, age of the earth, problem of times, inaccurate dating methods, DNA and protein, natural selection, mutations, ancient man, effects of the flood, similarities and divergence, animal and plant societies, fossils and strata, sub species, index fossils, and much more. [Requires a sponsor [4]] 

            [  ] JACK VAN IMPE PROPHECY MAJOR: 60 Hours - 2 Years

The Bible is at least twenty-five percent prophecy, and your faith in Christ will grow strong as you study it and teach it to family and friends. Learn from premier prophecy experts like Dr. Jack Van Impe as he explains the Book of Revelation to you verse by verse, and provides insight and answers to many of the end times questions you'll be asked. In this program, you'll build a foundation upon sound Christian doctrine, you'll survey the entire Bible; you'll study and identify Last Days False Prophets, learn about the Antichrist, explore the Book of Daniel, discover the link between judgments on America and our forcing Israel to divide covenant land, rightly divide the difference between the mystery Rapture and the prophesied Revelation in light of Dispensational truth, and discover the 9 signs telling us we are living in the end times. As an added blessing, Dr. Mike will personally explain- step by step- how to win your family and friends to Christ that will be asking you questions after you share this information with them. 

            [  ] OLD SCOFIELD THEOLOGY MAJOR: 60 Hours - 2 Years

Dr. Mike has preached the Scofield notes over 30 years and believes this is the finest study Bible on the planet. Many times he has stated this is- in itself- a sound seminary education and often recommends this as the first course hungry students should enroll in for at least two reasons: the Old Scofield Bible you'll receive with the course and the knowledge you'll acquire in how to use it for Christ. You will dig through Scripture from 5 disciplines in 4 separate modules that will include: Scofield Studies, Biographical Studies, Biblical Studies, Theme Studies, and Theological Studies. This course comes with a beautiful bonded leather KJV Old Scofield Study Bible. [Requires a $120 for prisoners and $200 sponsor for non-prisoners]. 

            [  ] PhD in THEOLOGY: 60 Hours - 2 Years (actual degree awarded by Calvary Christian Seminary of           
                 South Bend, Indiana)

For advanced, highly motivated students with a master's degree from an approved college or seminary. (If you have a Master's from Calvary Christian or an acceptable college or university you can apply for this program). Features Dr. Norm Geisler's 4 volume Systematic Theology as your text. In Module 1, candidates will study the existence of God; truth's inevitability; divine revelation; and Scripture's origin and inspiration. In Module 2 studies will include God's attributes and his working in history. Module 3 covers sin; its defeat by Christ; and the assurance of heaven. Module 4 explores church history and administration; and end-times theories. [Requires a sponsor. Those who already own Geisler's 4 volumes used here can reduce their cost by $100]

Enrollment Info w/Applications (includes requested offering amounts for courses):

If you would like to have your transferable Bible school credits, previous Bible Institute studies, and/or ministry experience evaluated, please request a DACE form.

[1] We believe the means of support outlined in the Bible is through tithes and offerings.

[2] Optional degrees will contain the title listed in the bold headings. They will range from a first year Counselor's degree through a Doctor's and are issued from a co-op college accepting our credits at full value. PMI handles all paperwork for our graduates.

[3] In addition to the in-depth study syllabi, you will be given many collateral reading assignments for reading and response.

[4] Offerings can be sent over time but certain restrictions may apply regarding distribution of text material and coursework. Diplomas and text materials are included in price; optional degrees are separate.

DISCLAIMER: Please bear in mind that PMI does not award degrees. We provide Diplomas and transcripts of credits that will transfer into *Calvary Christian College and Seminary for issuing the appropriate degree for a nominal graduation fee w/o any additional work required.

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Course Listing

(optional degrees in Biblical Studies)
6 Years - 180 Credit Hours

1st Year
Collateral Reading Projects
2nd Year
1 Corinth
1&2 Sam
2 Cor
Collateral Reading Projects
3rd Year
Collateral Reading Projects
4th Year
1-2 Thess
1-2 Tim
1-2 Peter
Sharing Jesus
Collateral Reading Projects
5th Year
1-3 John-Jude
Last Days M.E.
OT Survey
NT Survey
Th510 Doctrine
Th511 Biblical
Collateral Reading Projects

6th Year
Ind Res 610
Ind Res 611
Ind Res 612
Revelation Rev
Collateral Reading Projects


(optional degrees in Ministry)
2 Years - 60 Credit Hours

1st Year
The Church and Its Lord
Church Organization and Ldrshp
Acts and Ministry
Moses Style Ministry
Church People and their Problems
Sharing Jesus
Preaching the Bible
Collateral Reading Projects
2nd Year
Bible Doctrines
Overview of Ministry/Ldrship Dev 101
Security of our Salvation
Last Days False Prophets
OT Survey
NT Survey
Ministry Project
Ordination Preparation
Collateral Reading Projects
3rd Year (M.Div Opt)
Intro to Dispensational Theology
Rapture and Revelation
Israel in Prophecy
OPTIONS: Creation or Counseling
[ ] Creation Apologetics
[ ] Biblical Counseling
How to Study and Teach the Bible
Church Development and Leadership
Collateral Reading
Adv Ministry Diploma (M.Div. option)
Collateral Reading Projects

(optional degree in Ministry)
2 Years - 60 Credit Hours

  1st Year
Independent Biblical Studies 
Bible Doctrines
BIBLE Survey (*Biblical/Creation Apologetics)
Collateral Reading Projects

2nd Year   
Intro to Nouthetic Counseling
Thru the Bible Year 1
MAP Meetings Year 1
Nouthetic Theology
Advanced Nouthetic Counseling
Nouthetic Practicum
Nouthetic Ministry Thesis
Thru the Bible Year 2
MAP Meetings Year 2
Collateral Reading Projects

(optional degree in Religious Education)
1 Year - 30 Credit Hours

  MODULE 1: [10 Hrs]
The Scriptures
Doctrinal Analysis
Bible Survey
Collateral Reading Projects

MODULE 2: [20 Hrs]
Survey of World Religions
Christianity: First 500 Years
Christianity: Middle Ages
Christianity: Reformation
Christianity: World Influence
Intro to Missiology
Leadership Dynamics
Separate Mod 2 Project
Final Thesis Project
Collateral Reading Projects

(optional degrees in Theology)
2 Years - 60 Credit Hours


1st Year
Biblical Apologetics 501 (Vol I: McDowell )   Biblical Apologetics 502 (Vol II: McDowell )  OT Survey                             
Grace Over Law (Apologetic in Galatians)
Ind. Biblical Apologetics Project 501
Ind. Biblical Apologetics Project 502

Thesis- Biblical Apologetics
Collateral Reading Projects                 

2nd Year
Creation Apologetics 601       
NT Survey
Ind. Creation Project 601
Ind. Creation Project 602
Thesis 650 (Creation Apologetics)
Collateral Reading Projects


(optional degrees in Theology)
2 Years - 60 Credit Hours

  1st Year
Ind Research- PROPH101
Prophecy Overview
Sharing Jesus
The Rapture and Revelation
Revelation Revealed
Israel in Prophecy
Signs of the Times
Collateral Reading Projects

2nd Year
Last Days in Middle East
Bible Doctrines
Security of our Salvation
LAST DAYS False Prophets
OT Survey
NT Survey
Collateral Reading Projects

(optional degrees in Theology)
2 Years - 60 Credit Hours

1st Year
Module 1
Scofield Studies- 101
Biographical Studies- 102
Biblical Studies- 103
Theme Studies- 104
Theology Proper Studies- 105
Collateral Reading Projects

Module 2
Scofield Studies- 201
Biographical Studies- 202
Biblical Studies- 203
Theme Studies- 204
Theology Proper Studies- 205
Collateral Reading Projects
2nd Year
Module 3
Scofield Studies- 301
Biographical Studies- 302
Biblical Studies- 303
Theme Studies- 304
Theology Proper Studies- 305
Collateral Reading Projects

Module 4
Scofield Studies- 401
Biographical Studies- 402
Biblical Studies- 403
Theme Studies- 404
Theology Proper Studies- 405
Collateral Reading Projects

(optional PhD degree in Theology- requires a Master's or 150 DACE hours)
2 Years - 60 Credit Hours

  1st Year
Theology Module 1:
Research & Writing Project: Introduction
Research & Writing Project: Bible
Collateral Reading Projects

Theology Module 2:
Research & Writing Project: God
Research & Writing Project: Creation
Collateral Reading Projects

2nd Year
Theology Module 3:
Research & Writing Project: Sin
Research & Writing Project: Salvation
Collateral Reading Projects

Theology Module 4: Church - Last Things
Research & Writing Project: Church
Research & Writing Project: Last Things
Collateral Research and Writing Projects
Collateral Reading Projects

(selected reading, research, and reporting on any or all of the following topics)

PMI Bible Study Methodology-
Dr Johnston, Editor
The Church- Clarence Larkin
Paul's Gospel- Dr. William R. Newell
Dispensationalism Defined-
Dr. Mike Johnston
Premillennialism- Moody Mag
Prophecy vs. Mystery-
Cornelius Stam
PreWrath Rapture Debunked-
Dave Hunt
Understanding the End Times Signs- Dr. Mike Johnston
Messianic Judaism Refuted-
Henry Bethel
SDA Heresies- Dr. Mike Johnston
Soul Sleep Refuted-
Dr. Mike Johnston
Sabbath Worship Refuted-
Ray Stedman
Intro to Fundamentalist Apologetics
Intro to King James Apologetics
Apostles/Prophets Explained
Azusa Street Heresies
Baptism Of The Holy Spirit
Branham, Occultist
Charismatic Heresies
Last Days Liars
Signs And Wonders Heresies
Slain In The Spirit/Kundalini
Tongues-Dr. Mike Johnston
Word Of Faith Heresies-
Justin Peters
America's Christian Heritage-
Bill Wilson



Amorite America- Dr. Mike Johnston
Faith: Crumbling America- Dr Johnston
God Loves The Unborn
100 Things About Jesus Christ
Blaspheming The Holy Spirit
Doctrine Of Holy Spirit
Doctrine Of Imputation
Evolution-Creation- Dr. Johnston
Gap Theory Refuted- Dr. Kent Hovind
Heaven- Dr. Chafer
Hell- Dr. Mike Johnston
Jesus Is God
House Of Yahweh
Islam/Who Is Allah?
Jehovah's Witnesses
Occult/Wicca Expose
Sacred Name
Sacred Name Movement
Serpent Seed
Shamanism In The Church
Catholic Church and the Bible?
How Catholic Church Began
Romanism Heresies
Sola Scriptura
Women Pastors and Preachers
Paying the Pastor
4 Reasons For Defending King James Bible- Dr DA Waite
9 Signs of the End Times- Dr. Mike Johnston
Attack On The Bible- Dr. John R. Rice
Book We Call The Bible-Dr. Shelton Smith
Daniel's Seventy Weeks-
CI Scofield, Sir Robt Anderson

Guidelines For Church Ushers-
Dr. Lindsey Terry
House to House Soul Winning-
Dr. Tom Malone
How To Study The Bible To Teach- Dr. Mike Johnston
Hyper Calvinism- Dr. John R. Rice
Israel: God's Chosen People
Last Days False Prophets-
Dr Mike Johnston
Latter Rain Manifest Sons Of God Heresy- Dr Johnston
Lordship Salvation (refuted)
Dr. Hutson
Prophecy Proves The Bible-
Dr. John R Rice
Resurrection Of Jesus Christ-
Dr. BH Carroll
Rightly Dividing Word Truth-
Dr. CI Scofield
Speaking In Tongues-
Dr. John R. Rice
Sunday Or Sabbath-
Dr. John R. Rice
Ten Reasons Why I Believe The Bible- Dr RA Torrey
The Coming Tribulation-
Dr. Mike Johnston
The Rapture And The Revelation- Dr. Mike Johnston
The Rapture Of The Church-
Dr. Mike Johnston
The Religion Of The New Cart-
Dr. John Hamblin
Water Baptism Essential For Salvation-Dr. Hutson
Who Is A Fundamentalist-
Dr. Hutson
Why I Preach Against Sin-
Dr. John R. Rice

2 Years - 60 Credit Hours

(Please specify which program you would like in any of the following ways:
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Call PMI:
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