There are many Christian denominations that fall under the large umbrella of Arminian theology. Arminian Bible Colleges typically advocate exclusively for Arminian theology and do not support the Calvinist perspective. Basically, Arminians and Calvinist are nearly theological opposites although they do share many other beliefs in common. Both groups generally accept each other as being legitimate Christians, but have fundamental difference in how they view the nature of God, the means of redemption, and eternal security.
Just like Calvinist have 5 points that illustrate their doctrine, Arminians hold to the Five Points of Arminianism that can be described as follows:
- Limited Depravity – The image of God has been so compromised that God’s creation has been tainted by sin; therefore, man cannot, of his own power choose God, only by God’s grace can man choose righteousness.
- Conditional Election – God calls all mankind to be saved and through his omniscience and sovereign fore-knowledge, knew who would eventually be saved in advance.
- General Atonement – Jesus Christ paid the price for the sin of all mankind, in the past, the present, and the future. He calls all people to faith, not just the elect or chosen.
- Resistible Grace – Mankind may reject God’s offer of faith since they have Free Will and may opt to accept Christ or reject Christ since they operate under His grace.
- Conditional Perseverance – No one can lose their salvation so long as they continue in faith. Those who stop believing, “fall away”, or lose their trust in Christ can become apostate and be eternally damned.
Arminian based churches need pastors and minister as evangelism is a very strong theme in this tradition.
Church of the Nazarene Undergraduate Christian Universities
The Church of the Nazarene was born out of a methodist tradition and continues to be characterized by arminian theology. Other influences from wesleyanism and the holiness movement are also prominent in the denomination churches.
There are two undergraduate Christian universities affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene:
- Ambrose University, a university with the Church of the Nazarene, and the Christian and Missionary Alliance
- Nazarene Bible College, a Bible college with the Church of the Nazarene
National Association of Free Will Baptists Bible School
The National Association of Free Will Baptists is a historically conservative baptist denomination that holds to an arminian soteriology. One distinguishing tenant is the denomination’s acceptance of conditional security (as opposed to eternal security).
There is one official National Association of Free Will Baptists Bible school:
- Welch College, a Bible school of the National Association of Free Will Baptists
Wesleyan Methodist Church (Allegheny Conference) Bible School
The Wesleyan Methodist Church (Allegheny Conference) was influenced by the holiness movement and today remains a conservative denomination. The denomination counts more than 100 congregations.
The AWMC has one Bible school:
- Allegheny Wesleyan College, an AWMC and arminian Bible school
Other Bible Colleges for Arminian Christians
Along with the above denominational universities and colleges, there are several other Bible colleges for arminian students.
The following arminian Bible colleges have students from many wesleyan and methodist backgrounds:
- Hobe Sound Bible College, a Bible college founded by wesleyans during the holiness movement
- John Wesley University, a wesleyan undergraduate university
- Kingswood University, a wesleyan Bible college with arminian theology
- Methodist Theological Seminary, a Korean methodist Bible college and seminary
- Penn View Bible Institute, a conservative arminian Bible college
More accredited Bible schools:
- Anabaptist Bible Schools
- Baptist Bible Schools
- Evangelical Bible Schools
- Methodist Bible Schools
- Wesleyan Bible Schools
See all the denominational Bible schools lists.