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 – 9:30 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.
YEAR ONE: FOUNDATIONS CLASS LIST
Believer’s Authority – BA12
As born-again Christians, God has seated us in a place of victory and authority in Christ. Through this class, students will learn what Biblical authority is and how to use it to overcome difficulties and challenges, enforce Satan’s defeat, and rule and reign in this life.
Biblical Foundations – BF12
Everyone’s life is built on a foundation of core beliefs. Those core beliefs guide decision-making and, ultimately, the decisions that determine our life’s direction. Jesus admonished us to build our lives upon the solid foundations of Scriptural Truth rather than the sinking sand of man’s reasoning, feelings, or intellect. In this class, students will learn sound biblical doctrine to ensure a solid biblical foundation from which to build their lives.
Blood Covenant – BC6
This class is designed to give students insight into both the Old and New Testament Covenants. While maintaining an appreciation of the Old Covenant, students will discover the position they have in the new covenant and how to apply covenant principles to their lives in practical ways. Emphasis will be made on walking by faith, fellowshipping with God, and how to relate and minister to people without legalism or sectarianism.
Christian Character – CC12
God’s plan is to show Himself to the world through His people. Not just in the things we say but in the way we live our everyday lives. Christians are to grow in Godly character by living lives aligned with the values and commands of Scripture. This is how we live a life of honor and obedience to God. In this class, we will define Godly character and the benefits associated with it. Students will also discover how to bring these values into relationships as they serve God, serve in their church, and serve the lost.
Effective Prayer – EP6
God created prayer to be answered, and prayer is an important vehicle through which God releases His dynamic power to work in our lives and in the lives of those we pray for. This class will explore the various kinds of prayer and how they function. Emphasis will be on following the Holy Spirit in prayer rather than relying on a formula or rules.
Faith – F12
Faith is core to every part of our lives as Christians. It impacts how we approach God, how we receive from God, how we obey God, how we hear from God, and how we walk with God. This class will cover what faith is, how it is obtained, the basic elements of faith and how to use faith to accomplish the plan and purpose of God.
Financial Stewardship – FS12
This class is designed to help students understand the importance of stewarding finances according to biblical truth. This study will include practical teachings on Biblical prosperity, tithes, offerings, good money management, financial planning, budgeting, etc.
Gifts and Callings – GAC12
This class will increase students’ understanding of the 5 Spiritual Leadership Offices, also known as Five-fold Ministry Gifts, as defined in Ephesians 4, and the 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in 1 Corinthians. These gifts and callings impact every one of our lives, and it is important we gain an understanding of them to know how they pertain to us and how we might walk in them.
God’s Will to Heal – H12
This class will help build students’ faith to know it is God’s will to heal. To this end, we will learn about the character and nature of God around healing, His provision for healing, His willingness to heal, and how to receive healing from God.
How to Interpret the Bible – BI6
This subject will help students develop the skill of Bible interpretation. Students will look at an overview of the rules of Bible interpretation, which includes contextual, historical, cultural, and grammatical interpretation. Emphasis is also given to the role of the Holy Spirit in Bible interpretation and how to apply the scriptures correctly.
In Christ – IC12
When you became a Christian, the Bible declares you were translated into a new Kingdom – the Kingdom of God. There are benefits and responsibilities. This class is focused on helping students understand their new identity and how to function as New Creatures in Christ. Everything has become new, and through this class, you will discover who you are, what you have, and what you can do through Christ.
Love of God – LG12
The love of God is vital to the life of every Christian. In this class, students will discover not only God’s love for them but also God’s love in them, which is to flow through them to others. God’s love is to rule our lives. We will learn what the love of God is, how to walk in love and release that love to others.
Ministry of the Holy Spirit – HS12
This class will focus on the person of the Holy Spirit, so students understand and value His present-day ministry and utilize His presence and help each day. We will explore the role of the Holy Spirit as defined in scripture, including how to be led by the Spirit of God.
Power of Words – PW6
Scripture clearly shows us words are powerful and carry creative power. In fact, the Bible tells us they steer our lives like a rudder steers a ship. Through this study, we will learn about the impact of our words and how to change the words of our mouths to align with the will of God to see His plan happen on the earth.
Righteousness – R12
Knowing you are righteous in Christ is key to approaching God with boldness and confidence. It is also key to receiving the manifestation of God’s promises in your life. This class will focus on building students’ faith in the finished work of Christ, which includes making us the righteousness of God in Christ. We were sinners saved by grace, but now we are the righteousness of God in Christ.
Spiritual Growth – SG12
Every Christian is born into God’s family as a spiritual baby in Christ and is expected to grow up and mature. Spiritual growth is God’s plan for your life! This is not automatic. It happens when we are intentional about growth. In this class, we will discuss the characteristics of spiritual babies, adolescents, and mature Christians and what we need to do to grow. Emphasis will include making God’s Word (the Bible) our final authority, transforming our beliefs and thoughts, and using our faith to be doers of the Word of God.
Understanding Grace – UG6
There are many aspects to the grace of God, and it is important to know and understand how each pertains to the Body of Christ. This class will cover the purpose of each aspect and how we appropriate each to be at work in our lives.
Understanding the Old Testament – OT6
The Old Testament is over half the Bible, yet it is often misunderstood. The Old Testament is the foundation for the New Testament and made way for Jesus to come to earth. This class will give students a basic understanding of the Old Testament and its place in the life of a New Testament Believer.
Why the Church? – WC12
The Church is vital to the life of the Believer. It is referred to as the Body of Christ here on the earth. In this class, students will gain a deeper understanding of the role of the local church and its importance to God’s plan on earth and the individual Believer.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will classes begin?
Orientation is Thursday, September 7 at 7 p.m.
Classes begin Thursday, September 12 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-9:30 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 [email protected] and a member of our team will get in touch as soon as possible.