We welcome you to the Accreditation information page. Newburgh Theological Seminary.
Accredited by Transworld Accrediting Commission International.
In the United States, accreditation is used to assure quality in schools, educational institutions and programs. It should be noted that accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of review and evaluation. The accreditation process requires an educational institution or program to meet certain defined standards or criteria as set forth by the accrediting body. These standards change from State to State and from region to region. These standards also change with time. In fact, thankfully and partly because of our country's heritage and Constitution (re: "freedom of choice") there are no two Universities that have the same structure, philosophies, teaching modalities or evaluation criteria. This can act to allow or permit a certain degree of freedom. Our programs are not designed to meet any specific local, state, territorial, regional, or national licensing or credentialing laws. Further, being non-traditional in nature, our programs are not designed to meet a particular requirement established by any private association or "traditional" licensing or other accrediting organization.
Without doubt, many of our students/graduates are among the highest caliber, most intelligent, talented, best-educated and most effective individuals you will find anywhere. They and their NTS degrees are equal to their counterparts from traditional schools anywhere in the world.
Will my degree be accepted?
Although our graduates do quite well in the job market and are accepted by numerous other schools, NTS makes no promises, representations nor guarantees of employment or acceptability of transfer credits to any public or private educational institution. If you are seeking an NTS degree for specific licensing, employment or additional educational purposes, we advise you to first check with the association, governmental agency, employer, or specific educational institution to determine the acceptability.
A degree is never worth more than the person who has the degree. Many students have graduated from schools and paid thousands of dollars to obtain an education. Yet, after the student graduated they still had very little knowledge of God's word and had grown very little in their ministry skills. While they had an accredited degree to hang on the wall, they went on to do very little in ministry because they did not have the skills and abilities that churches and schools look for when hiring someone. Skill and ability come only from credible teaching and training.
NTS will continue to shy away from any kind of accreditation that might weaken our ability to train men and women to be effective servants of Christ in their church and place of ministry service. Few pastors are promoted to bigger churches simply because of the name of their institution. Churches want ministers who demonstrate that they truly have a real degree and education by what they are and how they perform their tasks. A degree from NTS will give you the credible degree that you need. Most importantly, you will engage in studies that will sharpen your God-given talents thereby allowing you to do great things for God. Your church and peers will accept your degree if they accept you. The degree does not make the person. The person makes the degree.
Will a degree from NTS/NCB be accepted by another school?
This all depends on the school. No school has to accept credit from any other school. In many cases the credits received from NTS are accepted by other schools. NTS utilizes only the finest materials available. However, we cannot say what another school will accept.
The main question to be asked when considering a school is "Is this the school that will please God?" If it pleases God then it doesn't matter who is displeased. We ask all of our students to pray about all they do in life. Our school is about honoring Christ and being His servants. We feel the accreditation of God is on our school because we strive to please Him in academics and ministry training.
If the school is right for God then it's right for you. We encourage you to prayerfully fill out the free academic evaluation form and send it back to us as soon as possible so that you may begin today to prepare for the greater ministry that God has for you!
P.O. Box 1238
8922 Ruffian Lane
Newburgh, Indiana 47629
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