'Apostolic Theological Seminary' is accredited by Apostolic Accrediting Association.
AST is incorporated in the State of Louisiana to grant Masters and Doctorate degrees. ATS's professors have degrees from accredited schools.
'As the president and founder, my vision is to educate through our degree programs future professors to teach for Apostolic Theological Seminary.' - Dr. Klein Thus, if you are lead by Jesus Christ to be a Bible professor, let us educate you to teach for ATS. We always need professors to teach courses to seminarians overseas.
What is the value of obtaining a government accredited seminary degree? We know of two graduates of a UPCI seminary with a Master of Divinity degree, a government accredited degree. Upon graduation, they could NOT find a church to pastor. They were relegated to planting a church from scratch.
What is the only benefit of obtaining a government accredited degree? The only value is if you were to teach in an accredited state school or a government accredited seminary. There is very little requirement for Apostolics in either.
The church does NOT care if you have a government accredited degree. Both of the seminarians listed above are over $50,000. in debt. Yet, they are planting a church where they must work a secular job to pay off their seminary debt and provide funding for the church they are planting.
A Further thought on Accreditation For ATS to be accredited by a government agency would require a payment of at least $10,000. just to start the accrediting process. We are charging about $70. a credit hour. Where is the $10,000. plus going to be gained? Sure, we could charge $300 to $900 per credit hour to pay their fee.
We provide Greek, Hebrew, and O.T. and N.T. Aramaic Biblical language courses at a fraction of the cost of other seminaries. Eventually, most of our professors will have a Bible degree from ATS.
" I teach N.T. Aramaic from the grammar I wrote. Who else in the USA can make that claim? I also teach Greek from a Greek grammar, I have written." - Dr. Klein
My method for teaching the Biblical languages is very unique. My synagogue education has been very beneficial. Was in a Yeshiva course this Summer with an Orthodox rabbi - by webinar out of Jerusalem. His Hebrew language studies are fantastic!
ATS is not federal government accredited, but we can easily justify our existence.