If you are considering attending Anabaptist Bible Colleges, then you are joining a thrilling tradition of faith and belief that goes back to Reformation era Europe. Most modern Anabaptist groups can trace their lineage back to the Dutch and English Reformers who, due to their discontent with the existing Church, struck out on a quest to reclaim the tenets of the historic Christianity of the Early Church prior to the second and third century after Christ.
One of the main assertions of the Anabaptist movement is the concept of Sola Scriptura, which means that Anabaptists believe that the Holy Bible is the only rule of faith and doctrine and that all other things are secondary. Anabaptists believe that no practice within the church should be done unless it is sanctioned or commanded in scripture. This Sola Scriptura doctrine was a reaction to the Catholic Church and other Protestant groups that relied strongly on the magisterium, the Pope, and tradition to clarify and extend the teachings from scripture.
Modern Anabaptist Bible Colleges are great places where pre-service ministers and ministry workers can grow their faith and learn how to help others do the same.
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Undergraduate Christian School
The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches is a national denomination with hundreds of congregations. There is rich theological diversity among the churches, but they share a common evangelical and anabaptist view.
The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches has at least one Christian school:
- Columbia Bible College, a Christian school of the CCMBC and BCMB
Mennonite Church Canada Undergraduate Christian School
The Mennonite Church Canada is theological diverse within the bounds of mennonite theology. The denomination began around 1910 and now has congregations in all Canadian provinces and territories.
There’s one Mennonite Church Canada undergraduate Christian school:
- Columbia Bible College, an undergraduate Christian school of the CCMBC and BCMB
Open Brethren Undergraduate Christian School
The Open Brethren, sometimes called the Plymouth Brethren or Christian Brethren, are a worldwide coalition of brethren churches. They claim about 26,000 churches around the globe.
There’s one official undergraduate Christian school of the Open Brethren:
- Emmaus Bible College, an Open Brethren Christian school
Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) Bible College
The Religious Society of Friends is a quaker denomination that’s comprised of several distinct groups. The broad tradition encompases evangelical, holiness, traditional and liberal congregations.
There is one Religious Society of Friends Bible college:
- Barclay College, a quaker Bible college of the Religious Society of Friends
Other Accredited Quaker and Anabaptist Bible Colleges
In addition to the denominationally affiliated schools already mentioned, some Bible colleges are technically independent but hold to an anabaptist theology and/or heritage. The following are some of the more well-known anabaptist bible colleges:
- Rosedale Bible College, an evangelical and anabaptist Bible school
- Steinbach Bible College, an evangelical and anabaptist Bible college
- Union Bible College, a historically Quaker Bible college
More Bible Colleges:
- Arminian Bible Colleges
- Brethren Bible Colleges
- Conservative Bible Colleges
- Lutheran Bible Colleges
- Pietistic and Holiness Bible Colleges
See even more Bible colleges by denomination.