We train those who are already in a leadership or teaching position in their local churches and ministries. Learning with us means that you can apply immediately your new insights in your own context.

You don’t have to travel and stay away from your work or family. Instead, you’ll learn continuously something to share with your audience.

We think it is just fair to offer an opportunity for theological studies to anyone who is engaged in God’s ministry.

Admission Requirements

The admissions deal with three different criteria.

  • First, we have to evaluate if you can study in English. As an ESL/EFL* program we don’t require perfection in language issues, but successful completion of the program will be possible only if you can read the required texts and write at an adequate level. We use the text in your application and correspondence as a basis for initial evaluation, and later we follow up your ability to use good English in your writing.
  • Secondly, we are interested in your life and service as a Christian. We will ask some questions about your role in a local church and larger ministry context. Because our resources are limited, we want to focus on students who can really benefit from the studies, and who can make a real difference in the Kingdom ministry.
  • Thirdly, we must take your academic background into consideration. In general, you need some formal higher education as your background, or alternatively, you must be able to demonstrate your ability for working consistently at a required level.

The eligibility criteria for the programs are the following:


First Certificate/Diploma/Bth -Track
Church and ministry requirement

No specific requirements. You must be an active and confessing Christian.

Academic background requirement

No specific requirements. You must be able to study in English.


2nd B.A. in Bible and Theology
Church and ministry requirement

These programs start from “3rd or 4th-year” level. Thus, you must be

  • A professional teacher in a Bible school or theological seminary OR
  • An officer in an ecclesiastical (denomination, mission) agency OR
  • A practicing full-time or bi-vocational pastor/teacher in a local church OR
  • An active lay-leader in a local church or interdenominational ministry

Please note that you need a Ministry Mentor who is committed to your learning goals and process.

Academic background requirement

For applying directly to our Second Bachelor program you must have

  • At least two years of studies in higher level, (i.e. undergraduate, college, vocational school etc. see here) OR
  • You must have equivalent competency level achieved in some other way (apprenticeship, long ministry experience)

If you don’t have formal post-secondary education as your background, you can apply ONLY into the First Certificate program, and after completing your courses you can continue in more advanced degrees.

NOTE:

If you want to make the First Certificate Degree as your first academic goal in your studies, please apply to Certificate program first, and indicate your further goals in your application.

If you apply directly to Second Bachelor program you will NOT get Certificate Degree awarded upon completion of Certificate program courses.

There is only one application process: if you will be accepted into the Certificate program you are automatically eligible to continue with Bachelor’s program after successful completion of the Degree Program requirements. The same applies to the graduate program: after successful completion of Bachelor’s courses, you are automatically eligible for applying into the Master’s program.


M.A. in Bible and Theology
Church and ministry requirement

You must be

  • A professional teacher in a Bible school or theological seminary OR
  • An officer in an ecclesiastical (denomination, mission) agency OR
  • A practicing full-time or bi-vocational pastor/teacher in a local church OR
  • An active pastoral leader in a local church or interdenominational ministry
Academic background requirement

You must have

  • A two-year (or more) undergraduate degree in a relevant Biblical-theological subject area for regular M.A. program (48 credits) OR
  • Any Bachelor-level undergraduate degree for Extended M.A. program (60 credits) OR
  • Our Certificate or 2nd B.A. degree before starting in regular M.A. program (48 credits).

If you don’t have formal post-secondary education as your background, you must start with the First Certificate program as explained above.

In your application please express clearly what are your long-term study goals, and how you and your church are going to benefit from your studies.

We have outlined above the basic admission criteria for our programs. We will evaluate every application individually, based on your answers and supporting material.


* ESL/EFL = “English as a Second or Foreign Language”