We are excited to announce that, beginning September 2017, Involve Church will be offering accredited ministry courses and degree programs in partnership with Antioch School for Church Planting and Leadership Development. This will provide those wishing to pursue further theological education an option that is financially accessible and sustainable without leaving the ministry environment of the local church.
How did this come about?
It’s no secret that we are a new church, planted by other churches, moving into our third year. From its very start, Involve Church has been about church planting for the sake of reaching people with the message that there is forgiveness and new life in Jesus, as well as seeing them grow in following God. As we planned to start a church centered around that central message and purpose, we knew that we wanted to a be a church plant that planted churches.
While discipleship has been and will increasingly be an important part of Involve Church, we knew we needed an option that would take our leader and church planter training to the next level while at the same time allowing people to continue serving in the context of the local church. Through a contact with our sister church in Boise, ID, we were connected with Antioch School and are now certified to begin offering degree programs.
We see this as a great option for further equipping people to carry out the Great Commission without having to uproot their lives to move to bible college or seminary. As a church, we are excited to continue to move towards becoming a church for training leaders and church planters.
What degrees do you offer?
- Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.)
- Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)
- Master of Ministry (M.Min.)
- Master of Theology (M.Th.)
- Certificate of Ministry (C.Min.)
- Certificate of Theology (C.Th.)
How much does it cost?
This is one of the more exciting aspects of the partnership. For a four-year degree program, the student will spend around $8,000. This is significantly less than other institutions offering similar degrees.