New publication will help readers understand whether online study will make sense for them, includes pointers for choosing a specific school, Bible College Guide reports
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/10/2015 -- Bible College Guide published a new resource aimed at those considering an online ministry degree. With interest in online educational programs of all kinds high and rising rapidly, many more people today are also looking into acquiring a theology degree online. The specialized new Bible College Guide publication is the most comprehensive available anywhere and will answer many common questions.
"Becoming a minister or otherwise advancing one's studies of religion does not have to mean neglecting other obligations," Bible College Guide representative Michael Edwards said, "Our new guide to today's online ministry programs shows just how convenient it can be to complete one of the many existing options of this kind. With so many of our valued visitors having asked us to produce just such report, we are happy to be able to oblige."
With a full quarter of all American students at Title IV-covered educational institutions now taking distance-learning classes of some kind, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, online classes and programs are already an important part of getting an education in the United States. Although religions and their various denominations vary in terms of what they require from their spiritual leaders, an appropriate ministry degree is often a qualification for those who wish to guide and teach others.
Coupled with an increasingly intense devotion to their chosen faiths among many Americans, these facts have produced to an impressive surge in interest in online theological education. As with those of a strictly secular nature, online ministry programs often convey two-year associate or four-year bachelor's degrees to those who complete them, with many schools carrying well-respected and widely recognized accreditation, as well.
The new Bible College Guide to such programs was commissioned in response to a marked uptick in interest among the site's regular visitors. It provides all that readers will need to know about researching, applying to, and matriculating into an appropriate online ministry program, including tips as to the best schools for those with particular needs.
The new guide joins a number of equally valuable others at the bible college site, making the collection hosted there the single most extensive of its kind online. Visitors to the Bible College Guide website will also find reports on such subjects as becoming a prison minister, training for and establishing a youth ministry, and choosing the right brick-and-mortar theology degree program. All publications at Bible College Guide, including the new report on online ministry programs, are available free of charge and without registration to all visitors.
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With a wealth of valuable information and guides targeted at those pursuing theological education, Bible College Guide simplifies the process of choosing a school and lays out all the relevant considerations in straightforward fashion.