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How to start a bible college

HOW TO START A BIBLE COLLEGE

Creating a Bible College in your local church has many advantages.


You can…

  • Attract new people to your church
  • Train church leaders
  • Educate your members
  • Refresh your own Bible education
  • Increase awareness of your church
  • And much more


Starting your own Bible college by yourself, isn’t easy. There are many barriers, pastors run into when they try to create their own Bible institute in their local church, including:

  • Creating a new curriculum.
  • Finding enough staff to maintain the school.
  • Getting accreditation.


If you are a pastor considering how to start a Bible College in your own church, Faith Christian University may be able to help. By becoming an extension campus, you can start your own Bible college in your local church.

How To Start A Bible College With FCU?

Starting a Bible school with FCU begins with determining the level of interest in your local church. To be an extension campus for FCU, you will need at least 5 interested students. If you have the interest, we can assist you through the use of our online education technology.

Your extension campus will utilize our online program giving you access to all our curricular materials, including video recordings of class lectures and instruction. You simply provide a facilitator for the course to foster discussion and give additional assistance to the students. FCU will be providing the instruction and the entire curriculum.

If you are ready to start your Bible college as an extension campus of FCU, we will arrange a site visit to assess the suitability of your facilities. Maintaining the integrity of the school is important to both FCU and the extension campuses. FCU also recognizes that each school would like their own identity, which is why every school is allowed to name themselves and simply adding that you are an extension campus of FCU.

Keep Your Leaders At Your Church

Another benefit of becoming an extension campus of FCU is that if the students in your extension school would ever move or relocate away from your local church, they could still continue their studies online with FCU.

Real Degrees

Typically, the extension campuses run a 2 year program and at the end of the 2 years, your students will receive an Associate’s degree. Students who have credits to transfer may be eligible for a higher degree. Also, all students are able to continue, if they wish, with the online program to get a bachelor, masters, or even doctorate degree.

by Dr. Faith Fredrick

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Creating a Bible College in your local church has many advantages. You can attract new people to your church, train church leaders, educate your members…

Dr Faith Fredrick gives an inspiring message on "Why Go to Bible College". Her message will encourage you and bring to light the reasons for starting the journey of bible college with Faith Christian University.


Dr Faith Fredrick is the co founder of Faith Christian University and is a widely respected speaker, teacher and leader in christian education.

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