An apostolic Bible education can expose you to the teachings of the Twelve Disciples. Find out how the five profiled schools incorporate faith into the degree programs.
This table will help you compare the tuition rates for each school. While some of the colleges are Pentecostal, all of them are considered apostolic.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition and Fees (2019)*|
|Apostolic Theological Seminary||Private||Apostolic||Kaplan, LA||$2,000/8 courses plus fees|
|Urshan College||Private||United Pentecostal||Florissant, MO||$180/credit hour plus fees|
|Indiana Bible College||Private||Apostolic||Indianapolis, IN||$115/credit hour plus fees|
|Aenon Bible College||Private||Pentecostal||Indianapolis, IN||$99/certificate courses plus fees|
|Apostolic College of Theology International||Private||Oneness Pentecostal||Cherry Log, GA||$350-$500/course|
Source: School websites*
Overview of Apostolic Bible Online Colleges
The distance learning programs offered range from certificates to doctoral degrees. All of the schools integrate faith into their curriculum.
Apostolic Theological Seminary
Apostolic Theological Seminary was founded by Dr. Bruce and Dana Klein. The curriculum includes the opportunity to learn Biblical Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic. You can choose from several Master of Arts degrees in areas such as Apostolic Missions, Creation Science, and Apostolic Life Coaching. The seminary also offers master's degrees in divinity and theology, with doctoral degrees available in Christian Education, ministry, and theology.
You will enroll in 8-week or 16-week online programs at Urshan College, with most courses consisting of 3 credits. If you enroll on a full-time basis, you will take 4 courses a semester. Available degrees are as follows: Certificate of Apostolic Studies, Associate of Arts in General Studies, and Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry, Organizational Leadership, and Human Services. Urshan has five core values, including a Biblical foundation and servant leadership. The college strives to help students find their purpose and lead Spirit-filled lives.
Indiana Bible College
Indiana Bible College's goal is to educate students to serve as active ministers within the Apostolic faith. The college offers rolling admission for the distance learning program. You will have 16 weeks to complete each self-directed course, with the option to ask for a four-week extension. The college offers a 64-credit associate's degree in Biblical Studies. If you already possess an associate's degree and a 2.0 GPA, you can enroll in the 64-credit continuing study bachelor of Biblical studies program. If you already possess a bachelor's degree with a 2.0 GPA, you can complete the 64-credit bachelor's degree in Biblical studies. The college also offers certificates in areas such as Apostolic doctrine, social science, and Biblical studies.
Aenon Bible College
Founded in 1941, Aenon Bible College was started to train students to serve as ministers within the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World denomination. A unique feature of the college is that it considers personal life experience when admitting students. The college offers curriculum that meets licensing and ordination requirements for ministry professionals. You can enroll in one of the college's ministerial training course certificate programs: ministerial introduction and ordination preparation. Aenon offers several national certificate training programs, including Church Health Professional Ministry Certification, Biblical Online Leadership Development, Pastoral Care and Counseling, and Effective Church Administration: A Course for Church Administrators and Ministry Executives.
Apostolic College of Theology International
Apostolic College of Theology International offers online degrees at the bachelor's and master's levels, including Christian education and church history. Students will take courses in areas like Christian stewardship, salvation, and the various types of baptism. The college also offers licensing in ministerial training. Apostolic College strives to provide students with a superior, Christian education that allows them to learn from anywhere.