School of Ministry - Ascent Bible and Leadership College » Barefoot Church
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Ascent Bible and Leadership College provides a holistic development model for our students that create environments not only for ministry purposes but for personal and spiritual growth. Participation in ABLC equips students through courses in Apologetics, Bible, Theology, and Leadership.

Life-long Return

Our staff aspires for students to discover success of longevity in ministry or the career path of their choice. The experience you will receive at ABLC is an opportunity for exponential growth.

Two Ways to Enroll

One is open to the general public to apply and one is through our internship program.

Location

The ABLC main campus is located in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is a part of the ministries of Barefoot Church

701 Main Street North Myrtle Beach, SC

Degrees

Because ABLC is and institution that offers only religious and theological degrees, we are exempt from oversight by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

 

Degrees Available:
Associate of Bible and Theology
Bachelor of Biblical Studies and Leadership

 

Masters and Ph.D programs are coming soon to ABLC!

Accreditation

ABLC is accredited through Transworld Accrediting Commission International. Because the ABLC is an institution that offers only religious and theological degrees, we are exempt from oversight by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The accrediting body name is not recognized by the SC Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Transworld Accrediting 231 E. Alessandro Blvd. Suite A-210 Riverside, California 92508 | Transworldaccrediting.com |951.901.5586

Funding

The school is funded by donations from its students

See Tuition and Fees for more information.

Faculty Bios

Our instructors are professionals who are passionate about the subjects they teach. You can view their bios here.

Preview the Classroom

Take a peek at our site, powered by Moodle, here.

MORE THAN A DEGREE PROGRAM

 

ABLC is more than just a degree program: it’s an experience.

It offers opportunities for students to receive and refine ministry skills and challenges student to greater leadership capacity through the leadership development courses.

 

We want students to grow wholly in their heart, soul, mind, and strength. ABLC is designed to help students further their journey of identifying and discovering one’s calling, purpose, spiritual gifts, and identity. Whether a graduate decides to go into full-time ministry or not, the ministry skills, Biblical knowledge, and degrees acquired at ABLC will be beneficial to help them live a life on purpose for God.

You can earn your Associate degree in Bible and Theology in one year (12 courses), and your Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Leadership in two additional years (20 courses).

NON-DEGREE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

ABLC allows individuals who have not matriculated into a degree program access to credit courses as a part-time student. Non-degree seeking students may apply to ABLC by filling out the application and paying the one-time applicant fee of $25. NDCP seeking students must follow the syllabus of each course and pass the course to receive a Certificate of Completion in each course(s) they take. 

  • Course fees must be paid in full prior to taking an individual course.
  • NDCP seeking students may choose any course as it is listed in the Course Schedule.
  • NDCP students are expected to follow all regulations laid out in the Course Schedule and adhere to the instructor’s instructions for each course.
  • Admission to the Non-Degree Certificate Program does not imply admission to an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Students subsequently admitted to the Non-Degree Certificate Program who wish to later apply for an undergraduate program may have consideration of all coursework, including grades, applied to the undergraduate degree total GPA.
VISION AND MISSION

The mission of ABLC is for students to discover and live out their God-given purpose and potential. We desire that you become a fully devoted follower of Christ who makes Christ know throughout the earth and help others discover their God-given potential. We aim to intentionally advance individuals to live a life of significance on purpose for God.

TUITION AND FEES

One-time non-refundable application fee: $25

Course fees range depending on the length of the course. See our Spring 2019 course schedule for more info.

 

Graduation fee: $100-300, depending on the degree obtained

Most books that you are required to purchase are in the $9-$20 price range. You will be required to purchase one – three books per semester.

You may apply online anytime. Spring 2019 classes begin January 14.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CREDIT TRANSFER

ABLC will evaluate student’s previous undergraduate coursework for possible credit transfer to a ABLC degree. We cannot guarantee that credits earned at ABLC will transfer to other colleges, schools, universities or other higher learning education facilities. It’s your responsibility to check for their acceptance of credits earned at ABLC.

ADMISSION

ABLC seeks individuals who are High School graduates have obtained a GED, or are in the process of obtaining a GED. Fill out the application in its entirety. Follow the directions on the application to send in the $25 application fee. After the ABLC staff reviews the application you will receive further direction via email.

MOODLE

All classes are administered through the Moodle learning management system.

RESOURSES (DOWNLOADS) 

“Dear Potential Intern” Letter