Acceditation

ACCREDITATION AND AUTHORIZATION

Christian Life Educators Network (CLEN) is a membership network of independent Bible schools, faculty, and students partnering together to share the Word of God. CLEN offers educative consulting, and a standardized curriculum for Christian education and ministry training. As such, CLEN is not an entity that would be accredited. Instead, CLEN sets academic standards for course delivery and completion. Members agree to abide by these common standards. CLEN course work, then, can be transferred between member schools, and is transferrable into the Christian Life School of Theology (CLST Global) in Columbus, Georgia.

Christian Life School of Theology Global (CLST Global) has met the requirements for exemption from applicable Georgia law as a religious institution under the provision of the Post-secondary Educational Authorization Act, Georgia Code 20-3-100 et seq. As a result, CLST Global awards a variety of Ministry Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees ranging from an Associate of Theology through a Doctor of Sacred Studies.

CLST Global is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and is approved by ACSI to issue Continuing Education Units (CEU) to students at CLEN member schools. This means that CLST Global courses are recognized by many Christian schools for meeting their teachers’ continuing education requirements. CLST Global may award three CEU for each course completed. ACSI is the largest provider of programs and services to Christian schools in the world and serves thousands of pre-school, elementary, and secondary institutions. Contact your local school district for applicable guidelines. More information about ACSI can be obtained from their website: http://acsi.org.

CLST Global is a member of the International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries (IABCS.org). The IABCS is a standards-based certification association registered as an accreditation body. The IABCS provides certification that CLST Global adheres to standardized operating requirements in keeping with, and acceptable to, other institutions of higher education. Membership allows CLST Global to maintain its evangelical integrity, while operating according to the highest academic standards. You can view additional information about IABCS at http://iabcs.org/index.htm.

We desire to continue our theological stance so as not to compromise the integrity of the vision or direction the Lord has given to the leadership of CLST Global. Further, we believe the credibility of CLST Global is not in the traditional methods of financial and academic accreditation, but in the fruitfulness and surrendered lives of the students who have completed our courses. Scripture gives us a very clear example of this: “Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you? You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart” (2 Corinthians 3:1-3).

Christian Life School of Theology is known worldwide for its excellence as a School of Theology. Our faculty, graduates, and students are, and are becoming, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers preparing God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up … (Ephesians 4:11-12).

Transferability of CLST Global Coursework

Existing and potential students often contact CLST Global asking about its accreditation. What they often mean, however, is whether or not CLST Global completion units are transferable. There is a difference with an entity that abides by a set of standards: i.e. accreditation and transferability of completed course work.

CLST Global students have successfully transferred CLST Global completion units to many schools around the country, either by means of an assessment of prior learning or a specific articulation agreement. Every transfer, however, is at the full discretion of the receiving school. They decide if and how CLST Global completion units will contribute to the goal(s) of their program. It is important to remember that CLST Global completion units represent theological training and ministerial preparation. Not all schools are theologically friendly. A college of business, nursing, or education may not find that theological coursework will complement or transfer into their program. For this reason, it is very important that students begin with the end in mind.

What is the end that the student desires? If it is to seek employment in the fields of medicine, education, business, or any field other than ministry, CLST Global completion units may not transfer into those programs. CLST Global will, however, provide you with a much needed theological perspective by which to evaluate and accomplish your work.

If the student’s end desire is theological training and ministerial preparation, then CLST Global offers the perfect training programs. CLST Global programs are specifically designed to prepare people for ministry. Whether you pursue Christian leadership through the local church or marketplace, or vocational ministry as someone who is licensed and ordained to minister, CLST Global has equipped people for such ministries for over 30 years!

Should a student desire to transfer units from CLST Global to another school, CLST Global can help! The student should find out the specifics of what the receiving school is looking for by contacting the Registrar’s Office of the institution you desire to attend. CLST Global’s job is to help you present the best possible portfolio to the receiving school for review. The CLST Global Registrar’s and Dean’s Offices will be glad to assist you.

Transfer of courses from CLST Global or Destiny School of Theology to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution.