Introducing Agape Bible College
Agape Bible College is an independent school of higher learning serving all religious denominations. The student body and faculty reflect various types of church backgrounds, rather than any one denomination. The college is incorporated in the state of Texas and grants degrees to those who satisfactorily complete the prescribed course of study.
The school’s history dates from 2004, when Agape Bible College was chartered under Shalom Bible College & Seminary, which is incorporated by the State of Iowa. Agape Bible College is also incorporated in the state of Texas under the umbrella of Agape Christian Center of Central Texas, Inc. Individual accreditation was received from World-Wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Education Institutions by Agape Bible College in 2011.
In addition to training ministers and professional people, the school has helped hundreds of Christian lay-people gain a greater understanding of the Bible and has prepared them for Christian life.
Helping you to have a vision for your future and bringing quality education to you
In the last several years, educators around the country, including all of us here at Agape Bible College, have seen a definite new trend in education. More and more, education is becoming decentralized and less campus-focused. This trend seems to be true in all areas of education, and especially in college work.
We here at ABC are very thankful that God has allowed us to be more than trend observers; we have been trendsetters. Because of His vision, insight and forethought – or should we say “prophetic knowledge” – we have developed a Bible curriculum which we can offer to the world through correspondence studies and internet extension campuses. We have become acutely aware of the fact that traditional campus-based education would prove increasingly impractical for a greater number of people as their lives became more and more mobile. With this keen insight, we have worked tirelessly to produce a college system that could go with the student rather than demanding that the student abandon his mission for a period of years to be anchored to a desk. The result was an off-campus program that makes Agape Bible College literally a school with a global campus.
This correspondence program has allowed us to provide degree programs to ministers who cannot leave their churches, housewives who must stay with their families, missionaries in isolated mission posts, inmates in correctional institutions, patients in long-term medical facilities – and the list goes on and on.
Of course, for those interested who live close enough to a classroom facility, we do still offer the traditional classroom format. Currently, we have only one such facility, in Belton, TX. We will consider expanding into more facilities as demand arises.
In breaking beyond the limitation of our walls, ABC has begun to fulfill not only Dr. Karen Pelizzari’s mandate, but also the directive left to us by Jesus Christ Himself: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…” (Matthew 28:19).