Philosophy of Education

Extraordinary

We believe that challenging >

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.

Model Education

We believe that doing 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.

Journey

We believe that a journey of >

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 increasingly profound 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.

Because God has a huge heart for the poor

and overlooked (Matthew 25:31-46), we will strive

to motivate, equip, and train students to minister

to “the least of these” as a lifestyle.

Bible

We believe the Bible is >

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.

All 66 Books

We believe a balanced >

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.

Unparalleded

We believe interactive engagment >

We believe that interactive personal engagement 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.