Affiliations & Accreditations
ACCESS – Association of Christian Continuing Education Schools and Seminaries Abba's House – Hixson, Tennessee
Fresh Oil New Wine Network
AHM (Abba's House Media)
New Hope Ministries – Alan Johnston (Christian Financial Professionals Network)
Trinity College of the Bible & Seminary
Berea Bible Institute & Seminary grants degrees in the State of Georgia under the religious exemption of the Non-Public Postsecondary Education Commission of Georgia.
Berea Bible Institute & Seminary is recognized as a 501-C3 organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.
Transformational Learning at Berea
Berea is engaged in both what we consider to be "classical learning" and "transformational learning." Classical learning is the mode of teaching and learning with which most are familiar. In this mode the teacher distributes information and data and the student records that material and at some point gives it back to the teacher on a test. We at Berea believe that is a valid method of learning, and we employ it here. However, we also believe that we can also engage our students in "transformational learning." As it relates to studying Scripture transformational learning means teaching in a manner that encourages the student to experience the Bible as well as learn the Bible. Our observation has been that if we only learn the Bible we do not necessarily experience change. Transformation occurs when the student of the Bible "gets into" the text and allows it to speak directly to them and thus impact how they think, live, work and impact the world for Christ. So, here at Berea, we believe our role as educators is both teaching (classically) and transforming (experiential). 2 Corinthians 3:18 "We all....beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."
Transworld Accrediting Commission International
Evangelical Accrediting Association
Method of Instruction
A method of education called LAMAD will be used by Berea Bible Institute & Seminary. Lamad is the Hebrew word used in the Bible translated "to teach or to learn." Lamad learning involves both the head and the heart, both being informed by the Holy Spirit... resulting not in mere intellectual knowledge but in revelation knowledge. It involves an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ "in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Colossians 2:3) Western education relies upon mere human reasoning (rationalism). Lamad has at its core the idea of training, not mere theoretical learning. Lamad seeks to restore the Holy Spirit to His rightful place as the primary Teacher in our midst.