Are you interested in attending Baptist Bible Colleges? The Baptist faith has a rich history and needs ministers and church workers who are interested in growing and learning through study.
The Baptist faith originated in 1609 with the leadership of John Smyth in England and the Netherlands where believers breaking away from the Church of England rejected infant baptism and began to only baptize adult converts. Baptists typically believe in coming to faith in Christ through a salvation or conversion experience that involves repentance from past sin as well as a change of mind and behavior. They hold to scripture alone as the foundation of faith and belief and most groups affirm that once saved that nothing can make an individual lose their salvation.
Early Baptists differentiated themselves into Particular Baptists and General Baptists, which reflected their beliefs about whether God called all people to faith in Him like the General Baptists and the Particular Baptists who believed in the Calvinist doctrine that only the elect or chosen of God will be saved. Modern baptists do not use the terms “general” and “particular” to describe themselves anymore, but only subscribe to the name Baptist alone. Baptists are the largest group of Protestant Christians in the United States and enjoy many differing denominations and their beliefs can vary from group to group.
Baptist Bible Colleges and Undergraduate Christian Schools of National Organizations
Baptist Bible Fellowship International Bible College
The Baptist Bible Fellowship International is a conservative baptist denomination that as founded in 1950. Based in Springfield, Missouri, the denomination has approximately 4,500 congregations in North America and another 10,000 around the world.
There is one Baptist Bible Fellowship International Bible college:
- Baptist Bible College and Graduate School of Theology, a BBFI Bible college
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Bible College
The General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC) has churches thorughout North America. The denomination was founded in 1932 as a response to modernist controversies in the Northern Baptist Convention.
There is one General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Bible college:
- Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, a GARBC Bible college and seminary
National Association of Free Will Baptists Bible College
The National Association of Free WIll Baptists is characterised by conservative baptist and arminian theology. One of the denomination’s more distinctive doctrines is the belief in conditional securiy.
There’s one National Association of Free Will Baptists Bible college:
- Welch College, a Bible college of the National Association of Free Will Baptists
National Baptist Convention (USA) Bible College
The National Baptist Convention (USA) is the United States’ largest predominantly African-American denomination. The denomination has around 31,000 churches and is affiliated with the Baptist World Alliance. Its headquarters are in Nashville, Tennessee.
There is one official National Baptist Convention BIble College:
- American Baptist College, a Bible college of the National Baptist Convention
New Era Baptist Bible Colleges Bible College
The New Era Baptist is a comparatively smaller baptist network. The network includes several churches throughout the United States.
There is one New Era Baptist university:
- Legacy Christian University, a university that’s historically been influenced by New Era Baptists
Southern Baptist Bible Colleges
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is the world’s largest baptist denomination, counting more than 15 million people. The denomination is marked by evangelical doctrine and immersion baptism.
There are two official Southern Baptist Bible colleges:
- Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, a Southern Baptist school
- Luther Rice College & Seminary, a Southern Baptist college and theology school
Another undergraduate school was founded by the SBC:
- Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, an independent Bible college founded by the SBC
World Baptist Fellowship Bible College
The World Baptist Fellowship traces its roots to the fundamentalism vs. modernism controversy of the early-mid 1900s, when the Premillennial Missionary Baptist Fellowship separated as a fundamentalist denomination. After a few name changes, the denomination is now called the World Baptist Fellowship. Many of its congregations are currently in Texas, Ohio and Florida.
There is one official World Baptist Fellowship Bible college:
- Arlington Baptist College, a Bible college of the World Baptist Fellowship
Accredited Baptist Bible Colleges of State Organizations
Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention
The Alabama Missionary Baptist Convention is a state-wide group of missionary baptist churches and organizations.
There is one official Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention university:
- Selma University, an ASMBC university that’s historically served the African American population
Baptist General Convention of Texas Bible College
The Baptist General Convention of Texas is the oldest baptist denomination in Texas that’s still operating today. Most of the denomination’s churches also partner with the Southern Baptist Convention. In recent years, the name has been transitioned to “Texas Baptists.”
There’s a couple Baptist General Convention of Texas Bible colleges:
- Baptist University of the Americas, a Texas Baptists Bible college
- South Texas School of Christian Studies, an independent school that works closely with the Texas Baptists
Baptist Missionary Association of Mississippi
The Baptist Missionary Association is comprised of about 180 regular baptist congregations that are located throughout the state. All of these churches are known for their orthodox and baptist teachings, as well as their respect for Scripture.
There is one Baptist Missionary Association of Mississippi Bible college:
- Southeastern Baptist College, a BMAM Bible college
Other Bible Colleges for Baptist Students
Along with the Bible colleges that are affiliated with particular baptist denominations, there are also several Bible colleges that broadly teach baptist theology:
- Appalachian Bible College, an independent college that has mostly baptist students
- Carver College, a historically African-American Bible college for baptist students
- Clarks Summit University, a baptist university
- Davis College, a Bible college with baptist theology
- Heritage College and Seminary, a baptist Bible school
- Texas Baptist Institute, a fundamental baptist Bible institute
More accredited Bible schools:
- Conservative Bible Colleges
- Dispensational Bible Colleges
- Evangelical Bible Colleges
- Fundamentalist Bible Colleges
- Reformed Bible Colleges
See all the lists of Bible colleges by denomination.