What’s Up With Accreditation?

whats-up-with-accreditationKingdom Life Institute is often asked if our school is accredited. What is accreditation anyway?

Educational accreditation is a type of quality assurance where services and operations of educational institutions are evaluated by an external agency to determine if certain standards are met. If these standards are met, accredited status is granted. These standards are important to ensure secular schools are up to a certain standard, but should that also apply to Christian schools? Accreditation in postsecondary education is important if students are seeking government grants to pay for that education. Accreditation can also be important if students desire a degree to satisfy a particular job requirement they may have.

Many “Christian” schools of higher learning are accredited. This means that an outside accrediting agency has not only stipulated what topics will be taught, but also what curricula will be used to accomplish this. The result is a “Christian” academic entity that is being directed by a secular agency. When it comes to Christian postsecondary education, it is important for students to understand that the Word of God stands on its own merit. From our inception, Kingdom Life Institute has chosen to be very different than other “Christian” postsecondary schools. We will not allow an outside agency dictate to us what we will teach. Our mission is to train God’s people in the truth of the Word of God. The Gospel that Paul preached (Galations 2:2) was not “accredited” by an earthly agency, yet it changed the world! Education in the Word of God is not just “head knowledge”, but is backed by Almighty God Himself. The result? Lives are changed; people are saved, healed, delivered, and filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. No accrediting agency can do that, dear friends.

If you need to attend an accredited school, please do so. If you have been hungering for more in your Christian walk, then it’s time to be one of those who the Lord uses to change lives. Kingdom Life Institute meets and exceeds many accreditation standards through our structure that provides excellent administrative support, a quality staff of instructors, a strong conviction and adherence to the biblical text, and a welcoming, professional learning environment. Get started by enrolling in Kingdom Life Institute today!  Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

About the Author

Rick is the father of nine children and has been married for 39 years. He is an Elder and the Chief Financial Officer of Faith Outreach Center International. He is an instructor in Kingdom Life Institute and is the school’s Dean of Administration. He resides in Boerne, Texas.

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