Williams Master’s School of Theology is a Bible based, Christ-centered, online religious institution of higher education.
We exist for the sole purpose of preparing followers of Jesus Christ for Christian ministry. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the ultimate teacher of our students. We provide a biblically sound and academically rigorous curriculum, and a highly qualified and talented faculty. Students are invited and encouraged to study theology in an ongoing attitude of meditation and prayer.
Why Choose Us
Mission and Vision of Williams Master’s School of Theology
Williams Master’s School of Theology is an institution of biblical higher education that exists to provide a Christ-centered curriculum that fosters a biblical world view, empowering students to engage and impact their global society.
The faculty seeks to prepare students for life-long learning to serve Christ in ministry and marketplace professions. While faculty members have unique gifts, experiences, and academic credentials, they collectively engage students through a biblically-based philosophy of education that leads students to glorify and serve the Creator God.
Enjoy an authentic Bible School experience on your terms. Williams Master’s School of Theology incorporate connectivity within an online environment. Along with the ability to log on and learn from anywhere with an Internet connection, you will feel fully engaged with fellow students, instructors and your curriculum.
We employ a highly collaborative and easy-to-use learning management system that allows you to access and complete our multi-modal curriculum, receive real-time feedback, collaborate with fellow students, and more.
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Williams Master’s School of Theology
Williams Master’s School of Theology
He is the potter; you are the clay. Think of us as the wheel.
The programs at Williams Master’s School of Theology are built on a foundation in principles of academic and educational integrity and faith and include challenging yet practical field-based research, which inspires a balanced integration of faith, living and learning that can enhance your success both personally and professionally in an enriching and self-rewarding way that is pleasing to the Creator.
Throughout your program, you will enjoy engaging podcasts, interesting threaded discussions and thought-provoking videos designed to transform online learning in ways you never imagined possible. You will also enjoy ample opportunities to build lifelong, supportive bonds with classmates and professors.
Williams Master’s School of Theology is a community of learners distinguished by our lifelong involvement in the study and application of the liberal arts, total commitment to Jesus Christ as the perspective for learning, and critical participation in the contemporary world.
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Core Values of Williams Master’s School of Theology
Biblical Higher Education
The Institution strives to provide the highest quality education. Education must have balance in theory and practice, providing the intellectual, practical, and spiritual skills necessary for one to be successful. Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Proverbs 1:1-7; 2 Timothy 2:1-2, 15
The Institution affirms that God has provided absolute truth in Scripture. The Scripture is sufficient for life change and is the framework for historic Baptist teaching. 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:3
Glorification of Christ
The Institution has as its standard that one’s purpose is to glorify Christ in all things: in thought, conduct, and motives. Jesus Christ is the standard and value of all things. Philippians 3:7-14; Colossians 1:17; 3:1-17
The Institution believes God’s creation has purpose. That purpose is fulfilled in a person’s total obedience to Jesus Christ, conforming to His image. Romans 8:28-29; Ephesians 4:20-24
Qualified Teaching Faculty
The Institution maximizes its impact on students through faculty members who are professionals. They possess a body of knowledge and skills, have ministry experience, and engage students in learning both inside and outside the classroom. Since faculty serve students who are preparing for ministry, professionalism includes not only the standard expectations of one who teaches in an institution of biblical higher education, but also includes spiritual qualities characteristic of Christian leaders. 1 Corinthians 11:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 2 Timothy 2:2
The Institution makes its students’ personal relationships with Christ the center of curricular and extra-curricular experiences. Students of the present generation need the assurance that there is a God to believe; One who is holy, good, and the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Jesus Christ Himself is the truth; He is the standard and value of all things. Colossians 1:17; 3:1-17; Hebrews 13:8
The Institution prepares those who desire to serve God to fulfill their life goals as they impact society for Jesus Christ. Acts 17:22-24; 1 Corinthians 9: 20-22
The Institution educates and challenges students to adopt the value of continued learning that enhances their Christ-centered ministries and marketplace professions. Proverbs 1:5; Philippians 3:13-14; 2 Timothy 2:15
The Institution acknowledges that all of mankind is in need of a personal relationship with Christ by faith and commits itself to prepare students to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to evangelize and disciple divergent people groups of the world through the local church. Matthew 28:18-20; John 3:16-21; Romans 1:16-17; 2 Timothy 2:1-2, 15; 1 Peter 1:13-25
Doctrinal Statement of Williams Master’s School of Theology
Of The Scriptures
We believe the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired; that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tried.
By “The Holy Bible” we mean the collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which as originally written does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but is the very Word of God.
By “inspiration” we mean the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired.
Psalm 19:7-11; 119:89, 105, 130, 160
Luke 16:31; 24:25-27, 44-45
John 5:39, 45-47; 12:48; 17:17
Acts 1:16; 28:25
Romans 3:4; 15:4
2 Timothy 3:16-17
1 Peter 1:23
2 Peter 1:19-21
Of the True God
We believe there is one, and only one, living and true God, as infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
Exodus 20:2-3; 15:11;
Psalm 83:18; 90:2; 147:5;
John 4:24; 10:30; 15:26; 17: 5;
1 Corinthians 12:10-11; 8:6; 12:4-6;
2 Corinthians 13:14;
Ephesians 2:18; 4:6;
1 Timothy 1:17;
1 John 5:7;
Of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of judgment and of righteousness; that He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer.
Matthew 3:11; 28:19;
Luke 1:35; 3:16; 24:49;
John 1:33; 3:5-6; 14:16-17, 26; 15:26-27; 16:8-11, 13;
Acts 5:30-32; 11:16;
Romans 8:14, 16, 26-27;
2 Thessalonians 2:7, 13;
1 Peter 1:2
Of the Devil, or Satan
We believe that Satan was once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world. We hold him to be man’s great tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of all false religions, the chief power back of the present apostasy; the lord of the antichrist, and the author of all the powers of darkness – destined however to final defeat at the hands of God’s own Son, and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell, a place prepared for him and his angels.
Matthew 4:1-3; 13:25; 25:41; 27:39;
2 Corinthians 11:13-15;
1 Thessalonians 3:5;
2 Thessalonians 2: 8-11;
1 Peter 5:8;
2 Peter 2:4;
1 John 2:22; 3:8; 4:3;
2 John 7;
Revelation 12:7-10; 13:13-14; 19:11, 16, 20; 20:1-3, 10
Of the Creation
We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness; that man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was made directly and God’s established law was they should bring forth only “after their kind”.
Since God created the mankind into genders distinctly male and female, we believe that the only legitimate marriage is that between a man and a woman. He has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God rejects any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.
Genesis 1:1, 11, 24, 26-27; 2:21-23;
Acts 4:24; 17:23-26;
Of the Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, but of choice; and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse.
Genesis 3:1-6, 24;
Romans 1:18, 20, 28, 32; 3:10-19; 5:12,19; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1, 3
Of the Virgin Birth
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of a woman, and He is both the Son of God, and God, the Son.
1 Corinthians 15:47;
1 John 5:20
Of the Atonement for Sin
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, Who by appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ, the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that, having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and an all-sufficient Savior.
Isaiah 53:4-7, 11-12;
John 3:16; 10:18;
Hebrews 2:14; 7:25; 9:12-15; 12:2
Of Grace In the New Creation
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, not by culture, not by character, nor by the will of man, but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.
John 1:12-13; 3:3,6-7;
2 Corinthians 5:17,19;
Ephesians 2:1; 5:9;
1 John 5:1
Of the Freeness of Salvation
We believe in God’s electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial, penitent and obedient faith; and nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.
Matthew 11:28; John 3:15-18,36; 5:40; 6:37 Acts 2:38;
Romans 8:29-30; 10:13;
1 Corinthians 15:10;
1 Thessalonians 1:4;
1 Timothy 1:15;
1 Peter 1:2;
We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done; but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood, His righteousness is imputed unto us.
Romans 1:17; 4:1; 5:1-9; 8:1;
Of Repentance and Faith
We believe that Repentance and Faith are solemn obligations, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God; thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Savior.
Luke 12:8; 18:13;
Acts 2:37-38; 20:21;
Of the Church
We believe that the church is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, said church being understood to be the citadel and propagator of the divine and eternal grace; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers of ordination are pastors or elders whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the scriptures.
We believe the true mission of the church is found in the Great Commission: first, to make individual disciples; second, to build up the church; third, to teach and instruct as He has commanded. We do not believe in the reversal of this order; we hold that the local church has the absolute right of self government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the Gospel; that every church is the sole and only judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; on all matters of membership, of policy, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final.
Acts 2:41-42; 6:5-6; 14:23; 15:22-23; 20:17-28;
1 Corinthians 5:11-13; 6:1-3; 11:2; 12:4,8-11; 16:1-2;
Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:11; 5:23-24;
1 Timothy 3:1-13
Of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, with the authority of the local church, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lord’s supper, in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and the fruit of the vine are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.
Matthew 3:6; 3:16; 28:19-20;
Acts 2:41-42; 8:36-39;
1 Corinthians 11:23-28;
Of the Perseverance of the Saints
We believe that such only are real believers as endure unto the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and that they are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation.
Matthew 6:20; 13:19-21;
John 8:31-32; 10:28-29; 16:8;
1 Peter 1:5;
1 John 2:19
Of the Righteous and the Wicked
We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked, and under the curse, and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.
Proverbs 11:31; 14:32;
Matthew 7:13-14; 25:34;
Luke 9:26; 16:25;
John 8:21; 12:25;
Romans 1:17; 6:16-18,23; 7:6;
1 Corinthians 15:22;
1 Peter 4:18;
1 John 2:7,29; 5:19
Of Civil Government
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ; who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the kings of the earth.
2 Samuel 23:3;
Matthew 10:28; 22:21; 23:10;
Acts 4:19-20; 23:5;
1 Peter 2:13-14,17
Of the Resurrection and Return of Christ and Related Events
We believe in and accept the sacred Scriptures upon these subjects at their face and full value. Of the Resurrection, we believe that Christ rose bodily “The third day according to the Scriptures”; that He ascended “to the right hand of the throne of God”; that He alone is our “merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God”; “that this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven,” bodily, personally, and visibly; that the “dead in Christ shall rise first”; that the living saints “shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump”; “that the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David”; and that “Christ shall reign a thousand years in righteousness until He hath put all enemies under His feet.”
Luke 1:32; 24:2,4-6,39,51;
1 Corinthians 15:4;
1 Thessalonians 4:16;
1 Timothy 2:5;
Hebrews 2:17; 5:9; 8:1; 9:28; 12:2
The command to give the gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable and this Commission was given to the churches.
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and, lo I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
“As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
Of the Grace Of Giving
Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the Faith.
2 Corinthians 8:7
“Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.”
We are commanded to bring our gifts into the storehouse (common treasury of the church) upon the first day of the week.
1 Corinthians 16:2
“Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.”
Under Grace we give, and do not pay, the tithe – “Abraham GAVE the tenth of the spoils,” – Hebrews 7:2,4 – and this was four hundred years before the law, and is confirmed in the new Testament; Jesus said concerning the tithe, “these ought ye to have done”, Matthew 23:23.
We are commanded to bring the tithe into the common treasury of the church.
“The tithe … is the Lord’s.”
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
In the New Testament it was the common treasury of the church.
Acts 4:34, 35, 37
“And brought the prices of the things that were sold and laid them down at the apostles’ feet … Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the Apostles’ feet”
Institutional Goals of Williams Master’s School of Theology
Biblical Wisdom is the perspective that observes and evaluates life as according to God’s Word, and consequently, defines how one should live.
The curriculum will equip students to:
Develop a reverential submission to the Lord that is the essence of learning.
Develop a disposition for life-long spiritual growth.
Demonstrate biblical self-discipline and decision-making to life.
Utilize the Bible to distinguish between truth and error.
Formulate biblical solutions to problems, dilemmas, and enigmas.
Academic Excellence is the life-long pursuit and acquisition of knowledge and skills to produce personal, professional, and cross-cultural competencies.
The curriculum will equip students to:
Develop a disposition for life-long learning.
Investigate the diversities and complexities of the past and present culture and social world to effectively serve God.
Utilize systematic principles and abilities to make informed decisions and solve problems.
Develop logical arguments and draw reasoned conclusions.
Analyze information and life situations within a biblical worldview.
Communicate accuratley in a Christ-like manner with clarity, coherence and persuasiveness.
The curriculum will equip students to:
Apply the knowledge and skills of servant-leadership in a local church. Engage others in a biblical model of discipleship.
Design and adapt appropriate strategies to evangelize and disciple the lost in varied contexts.
What Makes Williams Master’s School of Theology Unique?
The Lord has given Williams Master’s School of Theology a specific mandate and calling: to train and equip totally committed disciples of Jesus who have a burning desire to love and serve God and are dedicated to transform their world. Our gifted faculty and leadership team, some of whom have been training and equipping God’s people for more than forty years, are committed to fulfilling this divine mandate and to see an entire generation impacted by the gospel of Jesus in power.
Our faculty come from many different backgrounds and have a wide range of ministry gifting, emphases, and educational backgrounds. Williams Master’s School of Theology also has a diverse program which offers many ministry opportunities. This enables Williams Master’s School of Theology to help each student discover his or her individual gifts and callings and then to train them in several areas of ministry specialization.
What are the requirements for admission?
All applicants must meet the following requirements to receive consideration for admission:
Applicants must live in accordance with godly principles, as stated in the Williams Master’s School of Theology Student Commitment to Excellence.
Applicants must have completed high school via diploma or GED.
Applicants must complete the application packet, or complete the online application process.
How do I apply?
Prospective students may apply to Williams Master’s School of Theology using one of the following three methods:
Complete the online application available at the Williams Master’s School of Theology website.
Download the application from the Williams Master’s School of Theology website.
Request a physical application in the mail by contacting our office at email@example.com
Can I transfer credits to Williams Master’s School of Theology?
Williams Master’s School of Theology will consider requests to transfer credits on an individual basis. Students should submit transfer of credit requests to the Registrar.
Is Williams Master’s School of Theology Accredited?
Williams Master’s School of Theology is accredited by The Accrediting Association of Bible Schools and Theological Institutions, American Bible College Accreditation, an evangelical, faith based, accrediting agency. William Master’s School of Theology have the authority to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
Williams Master’s School of Theology place a high value on academic excellence and seeks to instill a sound biblical worldview and an advanced level of biblical understanding into all of our students. All of our faculty members have years of ministry experience.
Williams Master’s School of Theology is pleased to provide for new and continuing students a Life Experience assessment degree program. Students may be eligible to receive legitimate college credit for their life experience and hands-on ministerial service through Williams Master’s School of Theology assessment degree program. Williams Master’s School of Theology does not want this experience to go unrecognized or unrewarded.
Applicants will be required to submit a detailed portfolio, resume, training certificate, proof of participation at seminars, major literary works, Sunday school training certificates and or any other documents of completion to be evaluated for assessment.
An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa (Latin:”for the sake of the honor”) is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residency, study and the passing of examinations. The degree is typically a doctorate and may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the academic institution.
Williams Master’s School of Theology will bestow the Honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) Degree or the honorary Doctor of Sacred Letters (D.S.Litt.) degree upon distinguished Pastors, Evangelists, Ministers, and other Christian Leaders or Public Servants who have made significant contributions to the advancement the Gospel and the making of disciples.
All courses that are implemented by Williams Master’s School of Theology are accredited by National Bible College Association who are authorized to grant Certificates, and to award associate, bachelors, master’s, and doctoral degrees. National Bible College Association is an evangelical, faith based, accrediting agencies.
The Courses that Williams Master’s School of Theology implements are fully accredited by the National Bible College Association. The National Bible College Association is a non-governmental accreditation, extended exclusively to private, Christian institutions upon inspection and approval of their programs, operations, and integrity.
National Bible College Association is a worldwide accreditation agencies that honors the separation of church and state, and extends beyond national boundaries. Its standards and expectations measure compliance with scriptural principles as applied to education.
THE PURPOSE OF ACCREDITATION IS TO:
Certify that an institution has met the established standards of excellence assist prospective students in identifying reputable institutions, which offer degree programs that will meet their needs and goals allow institutions to evaluate the acceptability of transfer credits into their own curricula programs
In the United States, accreditation of universities and seminaries is a voluntary process with accreditation granted by private, non-governmental agencies. Governmental agencies do not provide theological or ministry accreditation.
Government-recognized accreditation is not necessary for the religious vocations in which we are equipping our students and people working in ministry positions do not need a government-accredited degree.
We do not prepare our students for secular work or denominational service. We will seek to provide a sound theological standing from which our students may fulfill their divine purpose and calling.
Our status as a Christian University is as follows:
Registered with the Secretary of State in Florida, USA and fully accredited by the National Bible College Association.
Williams Master’s School of Theology Degree Programs of Study have been declared by the appropriate State Authority exempt from the requirements for licensure, under provisions of Florida General Statutes Section 1005.06(1)(f) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Click here to view our status with the Florida Department of Education.
Exemption from licensure is not based upon assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.
Our courses meet the requirements established by many private, independent, and professional associations. Various regionally or nationally accredited Christian Universities, colleges and seminaries throughout the United States may accept transfer students, credits and degrees from Williams Master’s School of Theology.
Transferability of credits earned at Williams Master’s School of Theology and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Williams Master’s School of Theology can transfer all credits from accredited institutions such as colleges, seminaries, Christian universities, etc. The credits must be reported on an official transcript. No more than 60 credit hours (including life credits) may be transferred. Courses transferred must be equivalent in content and requirements to courses in the Williams Master’s School of Theology catalogue.
Accepting credits earned at another institution is the prerogative of the receiving institution. No college, school or accrediting agency can require another institution to accept in transfer credit earned somewhere else. Even when the sending institution is accredited by the same agency as the receiving school, there is no guarantee credits will transfer.
Students wishing to transfer credits to other schools are responsible for finding out about the acceptance of credit by the receiving institution.
US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ACCREDITATION
Williams Master’s School of Theology is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Government recognized accreditation is not necessary for the religious vocations we are training people in, which include: Biblical Studies, Christian Arts, Christian Counseling, Christian Entrepreneurship, Christian Leadership, Divine Healing, Divinity, Intercessory Prayer, Ministry, Missions and Evangelism, Pastoral Ministry, Prophetic Ministry, Theology, Worship Ministry, and Youth Ministry. People can function and hold jobs in all of these professions without government-recognized accreditation.
Individuals seeking employment in government-licensed positions such as public school teachers, state-licensed psychologists or psychiatrists, and non-church-related counselors definitely need government-recognized accredited degrees. Generally, people working in ministry positions do not need a government-accredited degree. In fact, a number of churches take a stand against the Church voluntarily placing itself under government regulations.
All degrees at the Williams Master’s School of Theology are earned degrees. This is achieved by mandatory coursework that must be completed.
Our courses are available to everyone who meets our entrance requirements. Our courses require comprehensive study and self-discipline as our Bible College is an online and off-site institution.
Bible College transcripts do not always reflect real life experience. Williams Master’s School of Theology recognizes life experience which may have been gained through years of work which is ministry related.
Many people have served in ministry positions and have gained a lot of knowledge and experience in their fields, but do not have any formal certificate, Bible College, or degree. Life experience credits can give some of the recognition needed for this service in the work of the Lord.
This acceptance of life credits helps a potential student to accelerate their learning college experience and enabling them to earn a fully accredited degree.
Applicants must have had more than five years in a recognized position in ministry.
No degrees can be awarded based purely upon life-experience. Life experience which could include such things as books authored, missions trips, classes taught, outreach ministries, ministries within a church, etc., must be documented along with the years they occurred and submitted for evaluation.