The Bible Seminary
2655 S Mason Road
Katy, TX 77450
The Bible Seminary (TBS) is an independent, non-denominational, 501(c)(3) charitable institution of higher education incorporated in Texas in 2010 to offer training for laity and vocational ministry professionals. On-campus and Distance Education programs include Bible Certificate and Vocational Ministry Certificate non-degree programs, as well as Dual Degree Completion, Master of Arts, and Master of Divinity degree programs. The seminary is an Accredited member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) approved to offer Distance Education, a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), an approved CEU provider for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and an accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
TBS aims to help nurture a biblically literate populace via comprehensive, strategic, Bible-based training. Faculty seek to integrate studies of the Bible with instruction in historical, theological, and practical disciplines critical to developing professional skills for life and ministry. Experiential education occurs through classroom instruction, study tours, hands-on ministry training, and community-based training with ministry professionals. Leadership includes Dr. K. Lynn Lewis, President; Dr. Scott Stripling, Provost and Vice-President of Donor Relations; Dr. Israel Steinmetz, Dean of the Graduate Programs and full-time Professor; numerous adjunct faculty, ministry professionals, and mentors who serve as part of the teaching team; and a Board of Trustees.
The Bible Seminary is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org] having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category III institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on October 26, 2020. This status is effective for a period of five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDOE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). For more information, visit TRACS.org.
TBS is an Accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible StewardshipTM, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising, ECFA accredits leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA Standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising, and board governance. For more information, visit ECFA.org or call 1-800-323-9473.
The Bible Seminary is a participating member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), a private nonprofit organization [501(c)(3)] that helps expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance education programs. For more information, visit NC-SARA.org.
TBS is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the only national organization focused exclusively on accreditation and quality assurance in accredited colleges and universities throughout the United States.
TBS is listed on GuideStar and holds a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Foundation Center, formerly the largest source of information about global philanthropy, and GuideStar, formally, the largest source of information on U.S. nonprofit organizations joined forces to become Candid in 2019 to help connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. For more information, visit Candid.org or GuideStar.org.
For additional information, visit TBS profiles on the following websites:
• Council for Higher Education Database of Accredited Institutions
• U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Institutions
Read the TBS Covenantal Documents
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Read the TBS History
The Bible Seminary
Requirements and Procedures
The Bible Seminary (TBS) offers training for laity and vocational ministry professionals through the degree and non-degree programs below.
Bible Certificate (BC) and Vocational Ministry Certificate (VMC) – Enrolling in TBS graduate courses at a non-degree (audit or certificate) level requires completion and return of a "Non-degree Student Application.” Contact our office or click “Admission – Apply” on TheBibleSeminary.edu.
Dual Degree Completion, Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Divinity (MDiv) – Prospective graduate students seeking to prepare for vocational, professional ministry may initiate a degree application process as follows:
Submit an inquiry online at TheBibleSeminary.edu under “Admissions – Apply”
Send an e-mail message to email@example.com
Call 281-646-1109. Normal office hours are typically 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If no one answers, please leave a message and someone will promptly return your call.
Visit the TBS at 2655 South Mason Road, Katy, TX, 7745