Grace International Bible University is fully accredited by the Worldwide Accreditation Commission WWAC. GIBU is a Full member with International accreditation Commission for Education IACE.
Accreditation is the act of certifying that an educational institution maintains suitable standards; the granting of approval to an institution of learning by an official review board after the school has met certain requirements. Specifically, accreditation is the review of a school’s course offerings and procedures by a group of its peers to certify that that school is meeting its own stated objectives and offering its students the education it promises them. What ordination is to a minister; accreditation is to a school.
OUR LEGITIMATE STANDING
The Grace International Bible University, GIBU, is formally governed and controlled by our International Board of Trustees, with 9 members, assisted by our International Directors that is comprised of 11 members and our National Advisory Board which includes 7 important members who help advise on a national level.
With Church of Grace International Ministries Inc. Articles of Organization, Constitution, and By-Laws.
We are affiliated with the Full Gospel of Christ Fellowship, Inc. in accordance with Rom.13:1-7, (sanctioning Human Government).
Anyone wishing to contact them for verification may write to:
The WWAC, Dr. Paul Richardson, Executive President,
2800 Blendwell Rd. Richmond, Va. 23224.
We wish to make it perfectly clear that due to the principle of separation of Church and state Mk. 12:17; Ja. 4:4; 2Cor. 6:14, the WWAC has chosen not to seek endorsement by either EAES or COPA, but is a rapidly growing and respected network of over 200 schools on the cutting edge of the cause of Christ.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
The Grace International Bible University, GIBU, is open to all Christians of good moral character.
We are happy to instruct and train God’s Children regardless of Race, Nationality, Color, Cultural profile, Denominational background, Class, Gender, Economic status, or Ethnic Origin Every student is admitted to the same educational programs, rights, privileges, and honors. And this is in conformity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but not because of it.
EXPLANATION ABOUT ACCREDITATION
To be accredited means that an impartial group of professional scholars has investigated an institution and has approved of its standards of operation. There is no such thing as Federal or State accreditation of a Bible school, for a civil government has no authority to regulate religious training or what certificates we issue for it. This is an issue of separation of church and state.
Jesus said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s”. Mark 12:17.
Civil authorities must never officially endorse or disapprove directly or indirectly the beliefs and practices of churches or their Bible Schools. A casual survey of Church history shows that such linkage with Caesar eventually leads to infringement upon conscience, bondage, and corruption. Therefore, to be accredited by any agency, which in turn is supervised by the U.S.A. Department of H.E.W., would to some degree be a compromise of the separation principle and constitute “friendship with the world” condemned as “adultery” by James 4:4. In a Spiritual sense, the highest accreditation any school could have would be the blessings of Divine Providence. Our best accreditation is the successful lives and ministries of our satisfied students. After all graduate performance is what it is really about.