Methodist Bible colleges are Biblical based colleges that teach within the framework of the perspective of the Methodist religion. The Methodist movement is a post-Reformation Protestant religion founded on the principles of theologians John and Charles Wesley. They began their work in England as a branch of the Church of England in the 1730’s. These two pastoral brothers traveled as missionaries to America in 1736.
The core theological teachings of these brothers is rooted in the basis of the belief in sanctification and personal holiness. This is the belief that people are born anew in Christ and therefore they desire to grow into a more devout and holy life by following Christ and his teachings. Wesleyanism, which is the core base of Methodism, also places significant concerns on the giving and doing of good works through faith as acts of love just as Christ taught.
Most Methodist Bible colleges are designed to train those students who desire to enter ministry along the theological teachings of the Methodist faith. They usually offer: associate, bachelor and master’s degree programs as well as certificate programs for students who wish to become Methodist based church leaders, pastoral support leaders and missionaries.
Allegheny Wesleyan Conference Bible School
The Allegheny Wesleyan Conference is a conservative methodist denomination that’s heavily influenced by the holiness movement. There are more than 100 churches in the conference, which began during the 1960s.
There’s one Allegheny Wesleyan Conference Bible school:
- Allegheny Wesleyan College, an AWCB Bible school
Other Methodist Bible Colleges and Christian Universities
In addition to denominationally affiliated methodist BIble colleges, several other schools are independent but share in the methodist heritage. These schools have sizeable numbers of methodist students:
- Hobe Sound Bible College, a historically methodist Bible college
- Methodist Theological Seminary in America, a Korean methodist theology school
More accredited Bible Colleges:
- Arminian Bible Colleges
- Evangelical Bible Colleges
- Lutheran Bible Colleges
- Pietistic and Holiness Movement Bible Colleges
- Wesleyan Bible Colleges
See all the lists of denominational Bible college affiliations.