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Accreditation is the act of certifying that an educational institution maintains suitable standards; the granting of approval to an institution of learning by an official review board after the school has met certain requirements. By definition, the word "accredit" means to authorize, endorse, and officially approve of. By agreeing to adhere to specified standards they encourage quality and excellence in their education and training programs. Even-though church and ministry-related schools are not legally required to become accredited, it provides credibility and a good standing for others know that you are recognized as a competent and viable school by your peers. Specifically, accreditation is the review of a school's course offerings and procedures by a group of its peers to certify that that school is meeting its own stated objectives and offering its students the education it promises them.
Accredited status means a school has voluntarily submitted to a comprehensive examination to determine that it operates at a high level of excellence and quality performance as evaluated by a company of their peers in Christian Education.
Jesus Christ was the greatest, most effective teacher who ever lived. Yet, because He did not have an accredited degree nor record His Words Himself, He would not be considered qualified to teach at a government-approved institution. GraceLife University feels that any standard that bars Christ from being an instructor is unbiblical and unacceptable. Therefore, GraceLife College of Biblical Studies will seek Accreditation through a variety of Christian Accreditation Agencies prior to seeking any government-recognized accreditation options, believing it could damage the Spirit-Anointed programs God has asked us to pioneer.
Because of our strong belief in the Separation of Powers and Freedom of Religion that are both enshrined in the United States Constitution, we will not invite government oversight or control of our programs. However, we uphold the highest standards of academic integrity; so high in fact that we look forward to governmentally accredited schools accepting our graduates’ degrees.
With all that said, GraceLife College of Biblical Studies will seek recognition of its Standards of Educational Excellence as appropriate for its programs from various bodies within the appropriate time frames.
Below you will find information on Accreditation Agencies, Professional Organizations and Associations that have recognized the Academic and Professional Standards of GraceLife College of Biblical Studies:
The ACBHE is a Christian based foundation that is dedicated to the specialized area of Theological Education.
GraceLife College of Biblical Studies & Theological Seminary is Reviewed Annually to maintain Accreditation.