Are TFHCBS classes accredited?
Courses offered by TFH College of Biblical Studies receive accreditation through partnership with Christian Life School of Theology Global. CLST Global has met the requirements for exemption from applicable Georgia law as a religious institution under the provision of the Post-secondary Educational Authorization Act, Georgia Code 20-3-100 et seq. As a result, CLST Global awards a variety of ministry certificates, diplomas and degrees ranging from an Associate of Theology through a Doctor of Theology.
CLST Global is a member of the International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries. The IABCS is a standards-based certification association registered as an accreditation body. The IABCS provides certification that CLST Global adheres to standardized operating requirements in keeping with, and acceptable to, other institutions of higher education. Membership allows CLST Global to maintain its evangelical integrity while operating according to the highest academic standards. You can view additional information about IABCS here.
CLST Global is a member of the Academic Council for Educational Accountability (formerly known as the Apostolic Council for Educational Accountability); ACEA was founded to provide academic credibility through accountability and association. ACEA is a network of Christian education and Christian training programs and schools. Information about ACEA is available here.
CLST Global is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and is approved by ACSI to issue Continuing Education Units (CEU) to CLST Global students and to students at CLEN member schools such as TFH College of Biblical Studies. This means that CLST Global courses are recognized by many Christian schools for meeting their teachers’ continuing education requirements. ACSI is the largest provider of programs and services to Christian schools in the world and serves thousands of pre-school, elementary, and secondary institutions. Contact your local school district for applicable guidelines. More information about ACSI can be obtained from their website here.
We desire to continue our theological stance so as not to compromise the integrity of the vision or direction the Lord has given to the leadership of CLST Global. Further, we believe the credibility of CLST Global is not in the traditional methods of financial and academic accreditation, but in the fruitfulness and surrendered lives of the students who have completed our courses. Scripture gives us a very clear example of this:
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you? You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. 2 Corinthians 3:1- 3
Christian Life School of Theology Global is known worldwide for its excellence as a School of Theology. Their faculty, graduates, and students are, and are becoming, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers preparing God’s people for works of service, so the body of Christ may be built up… (Ephesians 4:11-12). At TFH College of Biblical Studies this is our heart as well and is the main thrust of our educational outreach.
Transferability of TFHCBS Coursework
Existing and potential students often contact TFHCBS asking about its accreditation. What they often mean, however, is whether or not TFHCBS completion units are transferable. Every transfer is at the full discretion of the receiving school. They decide if and how completion units will contribute to the goal(s) of their program.
It is important to remember that TFHCBS completion units represent theological training and ministerial preparation. A college of business, nursing, or education may not find that theological coursework will complement or transfer into their program. For this reason, it is very important that students begin with the end in mind.