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    Grace Bible Theological Seminary is an accredited member of the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS).

    Why Accreditation is Significant

    The Danger of Non-Accreditation: Some unaccredited institutions may provide quality instruction, rigorous academic coursework, and legitimate degrees. Nevertheless, many institutions that do not possess formal accreditation status often become "diploma mills." A "diploma mill" is a school that does not require substantiated academic work commensurate with the degree(s) that it purports to offer. Student fees are charged by the school and paid by the student, but either: (a) student work is not required; or (b) the amount of work completed by a student is falsified; or (c) student work is not properly vetted and evaluated (i.e., the "everyone gets an 'A'" approach). Programs that err in any of these areas fall woefully short of the rigorous test required for those aspiring to pastoral ministry (1 Tim 3:1–7).

    Grace Bible Theological Seminary has received a Letter of Exemption from Certification issued by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to offer church-related programs/courses and grant church-related degrees.

    The corporation shall not discriminate against applicants, employees, students, volunteers, and others on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin; however, as a religious institution, the corporation reserves the right to deny or terminate employment or to deny or  terminate any other status of persons whose lifestyle, words, actions or otherwise do not align with the corporation’s Statement of Faith, standard of conduct, or other policies of this organization.