EQUIPPED AND MOBILIZED FOR MISSIONS AND A CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENT.
ACCELERATE BIBLE TRAINING COLLEGE
OUR GOAL IS TO EQUIP AND MOBILIZE YOU FOR MISSIONS AND A CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENT.
With a focus on the Word and the Spirit, Accelerate will provide a solid foundation for Christian living. With additional tracks on missions and church planting, ABTC will train you for ministry. Whether you feel a call to ministry or are hungry for more of God and His Word, ABTC is for you.
THE ACCELERATION HAS BEGUN!
Accelerate Bible Training College is a ministry of Living Word in Brooklyn Park, MN.
ABTC consists of two tracks of learning: Foundations and School of Missions and Ministry.
This is our first-year program at Accelerate Bible Training College and will provide biblical teaching and discussion groups to help students form a solid biblical foundation. Classes will be accompanied by regular times of worship and prayer to encourage deeper connection and intimacy with God. Together, these times of the Word and Spirit will bring transformation and lay a solid foundation from which to build life and ministry.
Missions and Ministry
We strongly encourage all students to continue on to our second-year program. School of Missions and Ministry is specifically designed to further equip those who serve in the ministry of helps as well as those who sense a call to ministry, missions, and/or church planting. More information on SMM will be coming soon. Completion of Foundations is a prerequisite for the School of Missions and Ministry.
In addition to the teaching sessions, students will have regularly scheduled Encounter Nights* throughout their year at ABTC. Encounter Nights are a time when we focus on what the Holy Spirit is saying. We will spend time in prayer and worship. Encounter Nights will also include time for discussion around the current class subject.
Encounter Nights take place on Thursday evenings, every two weeks for a 12-session class and every week for a 6-session class.
*The prayer and worship portion of Encounter Nights is open to the public. Attendance is limited based on seating and is available on a first-come, first serve basis. Registration for non-students is required. Click here to register. (Current students are not required to register.)
Ways to Attend
We want to make ABTC available to as many people as possible, therefore we have the following options available:
Teaching sessions and Encounter nights are offered online to those who do not live close enough to attend in person or may live close enough but cannot attend in person due to scheduling conflicts/extenuating circumstances.
Teaching sessions are offered online, but Encounter nights must be attended in person on Thursday evenings*. This option is available for those who cannot commit to attend full time (Tuesday and Thursday evenings each week).
All teaching sessions and Encounter nights meet at our Brooklyn Park, Minnesota location and must be attended in person on Tuesday and Thursday evenings*.
Classroom time occurs Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m – 9:45 p.m.
Have a question about Accelerate Bible Training College? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Discover which enrollment opportunity is right for your objectives and time allowance.
ABTC operates on an academic semester schedule, with a total of 5-7 classes per semester (block). Those who can’t commit to attending full-time can attend part-time as their schedule allows. We also offer open enrollment, so you can apply when you are ready.
Full-time students will complete 5-7 classes per block and will complete Foundations in an academic year.
Part-time students will be able to take classes as their schedule allows. They can complete the entire program in as much time as they would like or enroll in a single class. Students who attend part-time will pay per class.
TUITION AND FEES
We believe ABTC will be one of the most substantial and important investments you will make in your life, so our goal is to make ABTC both affordable and accessible.
- Due when you submit your ABTC application.
PAID IN FULL
- 10% discount if paid in full.
- Due before the start of class.
- Total price of $2250.00.
- Due in nine monthly payments.
- Due before the start of class.
- Due before the start of class.
Class sessions and materials are included in your tuition, but students must purchase textbooks. Upon starting at ABTC, students will be provided with a list of required books.
Tuition and fees are subject to change each year.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will classes begin?
Orientation is Thursday, September 8 at 7 p.m.
Classes begin Thursday, September 13 at 7 p.m.
What are the requirements to apply for ABTC?
ABTC is focused on training you for life and ministry. As a place committed to equipping believers and mobilizing leaders for missions and church planting, ABTC requires applicants to demonstrate their suitability for all programs.
- Be at least 16 years of age by the time they begin at ABTC.
- Be a born-again, spirit-filled Christian.
- Be living a faithful Christian lifestyle consistent with our Student Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith.
- Have access to sufficient financial resources to cover tuition and fees.
- Conduct themselves according to the requirements of the Student Code of Conduct, both up to and during their enrollment.
What is the class schedule?
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m-9:40 p.m.
Is anything offered online?
There are several ways you can attend ABTC.
Online – Teaching sessions and Encounter nights are offered online to those who do not live close enough to attend in person or may live close enough but cannot attend in person due to scheduling conflicts/extenuating circumstances.
Hybrid – Teaching sessions are offered online, but Encounter nights must be attended in person on Thursday evenings. This option is available for those who cannot commit to attending full-time (Tuesday and Thursday evenings each week).
In-Person – All teaching sessions and Encounter nights meet at our Brooklyn Park, Minnesota location and must be attended in person on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
How much does ABTC cost?
There is a one-time application fee of $25.00.
Tuition is $2,250.00
If you pay in full, you will receive a 10% discount – $2025.00.
If you attend part-time, you will pay per class.
6-Session Class – $75.00
12-Session Class – $150.00
Who can apply?
Anyone who is 16 years of age and older.
Is ABTC accredited?
At this time, ABTC is not accredited.
Is it only for people who feel called to Missions?
No. Our ABTC program will benefit every Christian by bringing them into a deeper relationship with God and providing a solid biblical foundation to build their lives.
How do I apply?
Click here to go to our online application.
How long is the program?
If you attend full-time, you can complete Foundations in nine months. If you attend part-time, it will take you longer. School of Missions and Ministry (SMM) is our second-year program, and more information on that is coming soon. Foundations is a prerequisite for acceptance into SMM.
What can I expect if I finish the course?
- A Certificate of Completion.
- Accelerated spiritual growth.
- Deeper intimacy with God.
- To be better prepared and equipped for ministry and Christian life.
Is there childcare provided?
There is no childcare provided.
I already attended a Bible college. Can I just apply for the School of Missions and Ministry portion?
We consider mission work, ministry, and church planting, to be ‘front-line’ work with the potential of many challenges, opposition, and sacrifices. Proper preparation, which we believe includes both spiritual equipping and practical training, helps contribute to the individual’s success as they step into ministry work. With this in mind, Foundation is a prerequisite for all those who desire to attend School of Missions and Ministry.
Can I take just one class?
Yes, however, we encourage everyone to consider taking the full course. We have provided different options to make this as doable as possible. Individual classes can be taken as they are made available too.
Are textbooks included in the tuition?
Class sessions and materials are included in your fees but students are required to purchase their own textbooks.
A listing of textbooks will be provided to you.
Does ABTC provide a student visa for international students?
No, neither ABTC nor LW provides student visas for international students. If you want to attend ABTC from a country other than the USA, we encourage you to look at our online option.
If you have any other questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will get in touch as soon as possible.