If you are a Methodist, Holiness, or Wesleyan Christian, then you might be considering Wesleyan Bible Colleges for your ministerial education. Wesleyan Bible Colleges are those who cater to the denominations that have sprung from the Christian teachings as handed down by their founder John Wesley.
John Wesley was a pastor in the Church of England who brought his reform movement to the United States in 1735. Influenced by the Moravian Christians on his voyage to America and embracing teachings concerning personal holiness and sanctification that he believed had been forgotten by the Anglicans of his day, he began a movement that later grew into the Methodist, holiness, and Wesleyan movements.
Welseyan Bible Colleges typically emphasize personal piety as well as the process of moving toward spiritual refinement and christian perfection that they call the lifelong process of sanctification.
Wesleyan-based churches and other denominations in the Wesleyan family need skilled pastors and spiritual leaders to do ministry.
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Bible College
The Wesleyan Methodist Church (Allegheny Conference) is a conservative denomination within the holiness movement. The denomination was started in the 1960s and has over 100 churches.
There is one official Wesleyan Methodist (Allegheny Conference) Bible college:
- Allegheny Wesleyan College, a Bible college of the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection
Church of the Nazarene Bible Schools
The Church of the Nazarene was founded in the late 1800s and today counts over 2 million members throughout the world. The denomination has is strongly influenced by the holiness movement and wesleyan theology.
There are two Church of the Nazarene Bible schools:
- Ambrose University, a university of the Church of the Nazarene and another denomination
- Nazarene Bible College, a Church of the Nazarene Bible school
Other Undergraduate Bible Colleges for Wesleyan Christians
In addition to the above denominationally affiliated schools, there are also a number of Bible colleges that have official or unofficial ties to the wesleyan tradition.
The following undergraduate Christian schools have students from a variety of wesleyan backgrounds:
- Hobe Sound Bible College, an independent Bible college founded by wesleyans
- John Wesley University, an wesleyan Christian university
- Kingswood University, a wesleyan university
- Methodist Theological Seminary, a Korean methodist theology school
- Penn View Bible Institute, a wesleyan Bible Institute with conservative theology
More Bible Institutes:
- Arminian Bible Institutes
- Evangelical Bible Institutes
- Lutheran Bible Institutes
- Methodist Bible Institutes
- Pietistic and Holiness Movement Bible Institutes
See still more accredited Bible institutes by tradition.