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9050 E Pinnacle Peak Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255


The Highlands Institute equips believers to become leaders in their communities for sake of the gospel.


The Highlands Institute 





Program Overview


Course Descriptions



Course Schedule


Certificate of Biblical Studies

Our biblical studies program is designed for students who desire a better understanding of the Bible. Students discover the wonderful unity and coherence of God's overall plan of redemption, which begins in Genesis and climaxes in Revelation. Students also gain a thorough understanding of both the Old and New Testaments in terms of characters, events, and themes. Finally, students will apply principles for studying the Bible and applying it to their lives.

Certificate of Theological Studies

Our theological studies program is designed for students who desire a better understanding of the Bible and a deeper understanding of theology. Students approach the study of God from a biblical, systematic approach, examining several doctrines and making application in their personal lives and ministry. Through a more thorough understanding of theology, students grow in their love for God as they recognize His profound love and His plan for their lives.

Certificate of Pastoral Studies

Our pastoral studies program is designed for students who have a heart to shepherd God's people. Students are equipped biblically and theologically and participate in specific leadership training classes. Students gain experience in various ministry settings,  work closely with ministry leaders, and receive instruction on ministry-specific topics and issues. Our program culminates with students completing a practicum designed specifically around their concentration in ministry. 

We offer three program options for students who desire certificates:​