Convenient, Proven, and Effective
We Specialize in Offering Distance Learning for
Pastors, Associate Pastors, Church Staff Members
Lay people, Evangelists and Missionaries.
DISTANCE EDUCATIONAL LEARNING DEFINED
Distance Learning, also called Correspondence Courses and Off-Campus Educational Programs, are not just recently developed educational methods. They were in actuality employed by John Wesley who used the home-study method to effectively counsel and train ministers and laymen from 1777-1782. Matthew Henry is said to have employed this same effective approach to spiritual study and education as well.
A little over a century ago, this same method of learning was used by the University of London, England, as well as other prominent universities of Europe. It was not until the 1950’s and 1960’s that Distance Education began to really emerge from its infancy and become a more established method of training. It has since become a popular, well-used educational method in numerous Bible colleges and universities as well as many secular institutions of learning. The only realistic way that many students are able to receive a thorough university level education is by the use of Distance Learning.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
1. Education becomes accessible in rural areas or even other countries.
2. It allows the students the flexibility needed to maintain their home responsibilities.
3. Students may complete their education without the the loss of employment due to relocation.
4. In many instances, Distance Learning is somewhat more reasonable than the traditional on-campus setting.
5. Students may set their own pace of study, allowing some to complete their work earlier while others may take longer.
6. Prospective students may enroll and begin studies at any time rather than having to wait for a specific Fall term or Spring term to start.
STUDY COURSE PROGRAMS
COURSES OF STUDY
There are two divisions of Anchor Theological Seminary and Bible Institute.
The Seminary Division
The Seminary division has three levels
See degrees offered tab
The Bible Institute Division
ATSBI offers the following study programs. Our Anchor Bible Institute division is designed for Bible students who are not particularly interested in a degree in Biblical Studies.
Many pastors/teachers have found the ELECTIVE COURSES we offer courses that are beneficial not only for their personal study, but for teaching members of their congregations or study groups. These elective courses can be studied or taught in Bible Institutes.
However, the pastor/teacher/church must receive permission from ATSBI to copy this material. Certificates of completion can be ordered from our office and presented to students who complete any of these courses.
These courses are also used as electives in our seminary division and are continually being fine-tuned and improved so as to meet the needs of ministry today. The courses of study (electives) are listed under the "ELECTIVES TAB" Additional electives are being prepared and will be added to the list as they become available. Please check with our Administrative office for other elective