From the inception of the vision for Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College, our President, Dr. George W. Walters, Jr., believed that the institution should have a four-fold purpose by providing the following:
- A basic foundation for beginning Christians in the Word of God to gain confidence in their relationship with the Lord.
- Training for service in the local church (whether for staff member or volunteer) as well as advanced training for older Christians to be able to provide support to the work of the ministry.
- A program to prepare people for ministry as they sense God's call on their life.
- Advanced studies for the seasoned minister and the development of academic credentials for a life of ministry experience.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College considers certain truths as being fundamental to an understanding of and a relationship to the one true and living God. The courses provided will help Christians with many different levels of need: from the beginning student building a basic foundation to the seasoned minister advancing his study, proficiency, and academic standing in the ministerial community. The institution exists to train Christian ministers, workers and lay people to effectively carry the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to their generation.
Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College has been authorized to operate and award degrees by the Commission for Independent Education or "CIE" (formerly the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities [SBICU]) in accordance with Chapter 246.083, Florida Statutes.
We are listed in the Department of Education, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems (IPEDS), National Center for Education Statistics. Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College is accredited with the International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries (http://www.iabcs.org/; registered as the Southern Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges, SAABC) and holds membership in the American Federation of Colleges and Seminaries (AmFed), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Logos Educators Network (LEN) and the Apostolic Council for Educational Accountability (ACEA).
This accreditation and recognition is not considered by the United States Department of Education as being regionally or nationally accredited. Therefore, we are not an eligible institution according to the IRS, Publication 970, for a tuition educational deduction (tax credit).
Our biblical studies have been accepted by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for individuals who need continuing education courses for t eacher certification with ACSI.
We have also received recognition by the Korean Educational Ministry as an authorized institution to provide graduate and post graduate education.
Based upon information provided by alumni and the institution, the following have either accepted transfer credits and degrees from Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College or have offered an individualized process for transfer. Additional independent colleges, universities, seminaries, and denominational programs have also accepted credits; but Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College does not guarantee transferability of credits to any other institution as the final decision on the acceptance of transferred credits is that of the receiving institution