Philosophy of Education

We believe the Bible is one book, written by many authors over time, inspired by one Spirit for all time – and is the best training manual for ministry.

We believe that doing ministry, debriefing ministry, and studying ministry – in association with called, life-giving, seasoned and Spirit-filled professionals – is an effective educational model.

We believe a balanced, Bible-based, Christ-centered, mission-focused educational approach includes a comprehensive curriculum that integrates studying through all 66 biblical books along with studying standard historical, theological, and practical disciplines critical to developing professional skills for 21st century ministry

We believe that challenging and nurturing students, getting them into the Word of God, and helping them think biblically and listen to the Holy Spirit, involves a unique combination of professional ministry training, cutting-edge tools, and extraordinary experiences.

We believe that face-to-face interaction over time, among groups of individuals with a common set of core values and doctrines and ethical standards, and with diverse backgrounds and experiences, can offer an exciting, family-friendly, practical, rich, and unparalleled learning environment.

 We believe that a journey of theological education should:

  • Glorify the Lord
  • Be rooted in His Word
  • Nurture an intimate, faithful, trusting relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • Cultivate a contextual and profounder understanding of God and creation, scripture and the world, heaven and earth, culture and history, time and eternity, and things seen and unseen
  • Equip students with relevant experiences, knowledge, relationships, training, and tools for a lifetime of ministry leadership
  • Lead to a passionate commitment to love and serve the Lord and others with all that students are and have, in perpetuity.