Presbyterian Bible Colleges are some of the most common and most well renowned of protestant seminaries. They have a reputation for producing bible students who are critical thinkers and are known for have great university programs. Presbyterian Bible colleges follow the Calvinist and Reformed traditions that began in Europe, and particularly Scotland and Switzerland. Most Presbyterian Christians in the United States owe their heritage to the many Scottish immigrants who brought this brand of Presbyterian Calvinism to many parts of America.
Presbyterian Calvinism in general began with the Swiss reformer, John Calvin. He established the fundamental beliefs that characterize modern Presbyterianism. These Calvinist beliefs are known as the Five Points of Calvinism and are usually abbreviated with as TULIP:
- T – Total Depravity – due to the sin of Adam, the curse of sin has fallen upon all mankind. Man is essentially sinful in his nature.
- U – Unconditional Election: By His mercy, God has chosen in advance who will come to faith in Christ.
- L – Limited Atonement – Christ only died for the elect, chosen of God.
- I – Irresistible grace – no one can resist God’s call to be saved since they are predestined to do so.
- P – Perseverance of the saints – all those who are truly the saved and elect of God will keep their faith until death.
Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America Bible College
The Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America was founded in 2004 and has congregations in every state. The EAPCA is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals and the World Evangelical Alliance.
There is one official Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America Bible College:
- Olivet University, an EAPCA Bible college
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Bible College
The Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad was formerly the Korean Presbyterian Church in America. The denomination has close relationships with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and the Korean Christian Church in Japan. The denomination has both English- and Korean-speaking presbyteries.
There is one official Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Bible college:
- Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America, an KPCAB Bible college
Other Christian Schools and Bible Colleges for Presbyterians
In addition to the Bible colleges that are affiliated with particular presbyterian denominations, there are also several independent BIble colleges that have historical and/or theological roots in presbyterianism.
The following schools are independent but work closely with presbyterian denominations and have many students who hope to serve within the tradition:
- Grace Mission University, a historically presbyterian Korean Bible college
- International Reformed University and Seminary, a presbyterian Korean university
See more accredited Christian schools:
- Conservative Bible Colleges
- Protestant Bible Colleges
- Non-Denominational Bible Colleges
- Korean Bible Colleges
- Reformed Bible Colleges
Or, see all the denominational lists of Bible colleges.