HOW TO RECEIVE
YOUR LIFE/WORK EXPERIENCE
Over 2,000 colleges and universities in the U.S.A.
customarily award academic credits and/or degrees based
Transfer of credits from other schools (Free)
Documented life/work learning experiences (2 Pages)
Writing a thesis and/or Dissertation (Your Testimony
Basically we need to papers, 1) Academic 2) Learning
- without any course work whatsoever!
These schools of higher
education appropriately grant “advanced standing” upon
satisfactory evaluation of a student’s previous study
and life/work learning.
The Japan Bible Institute is happy to do the same in
order that you may join many others across the nation in
attaining your degree goals in record time and save a
lot of money. This widespread practice is based upon the
simple premise that a person should get credit for what
they already know.
Learning doesn't take place just in a cubicle or only
from courses. One can acquire great spiritual insights
without ever setting foot on a college campus. In fact,
most of what you know came to you outside a formal
classroom setting. The whole world is your university,
and everything you see, hear, or do can be an
Jesus showed that all life is a seminary and the Holy
Spirit is our Instructor. The best learned lessons are
intertwined in our daily walk with the Lord. Granting
credit for life work is founded upon the old proverb,
“Experience is the best teacher". You can learn more
about preaching by preaching, than from sitting around
with an outdated text on homiletics. The idea of
on-the-job-training used to be called apprenticeship.
Therefore, our approach to higher education is that if
you have acquired Biblical knowledge and ministerial
skills, you're entitled to receive credit for it. It’s
not necessary to retrace foundational doctrinal
teaching, which you already know. If you qualify for
advanced status, you can skip one, two, or even three
levels of our courses.
When you receive a degree for your past study and life
work, it is not considered an HONORARY degree, but an
Provide the Japan Bible Institute with a comprehensive
portfolio containing all your institutional Christian
education and extra institutional learning experience.
It should be neat, preferably typed, and contained two
A record of all your previous formal study from other
schools. We gladly accept transfer students, and
transferable credits from other reputable colleges and
universities to be applied towards a higher degree from
The Japan Bible Institute.
A record of your informal learning through significant
life/work experience. Then The Japan Bible Institute
will consolidate Part I and Part II, and translate it
into equivalent academic credits, advancing you to the
corresponding educational degree.
(Now for more details)
List all post secondary schools (beyond high school)
that you have attended, or taken courses from, with
subject titles, credits earned, and dates, even if you
only audited them.
However, do not list secular courses or employment.
Document your study as much as you can, telling where,
what, and when. Just send us a photocopy of all your
certificates, diplomas, and degrees. Also, send us all
special awards you may have received. Never send
originals, just copies.
Prepare a Spiritual resume of all your major
achievements and important accomplishments for Christ.
If you have been in the ministry for some years, you may
have a substantial list of credit-worthy endeavors that
you have performed for the Lord that may even surprise
yourself. Here's a checklist:
If in doubt about something, list it anyway, but
substantiate each item as much as possible. And finally,
conclude your portfolio with a brief statement about
your short and long-range career goals for God.
Remember, never mail originals. Send only copies.
Churches or storefront missions founded.
Knowledge gained through pastoral ministry or
evangelistic field, past or present.
Conferences and/or conventions sponsored.
Administering a Church department or outreach.
Teaching or participating in a workshop or weekend
Working closely with/under some great man or woman of
Letters of recommendation or official commendation.
Christmas or Easter plays, or other Biblical dramas
Art---painting a water baptismal mural.
Musical or other talents you have employed for the
Street witnessing, preaching, marches, tent work.
Competency in various Church projects and activities
such as V.B.S.
Organizing fund raising drives.
Writing a Christian column for a local newspaper.
Preparing news releases, P.S.A., and ads.
Communication skills developed in teaching, preaching,
Operating a prayer hotline.
Teen/children's church work/leadership.
Being a counselor or recreation director at a youth
Independent study and original research.
Christian classic books read.
Audio recordings or video programs for radio or T. V.
Samples of your writings, tracts, brochures,
newsletters, booklets, books.
Mass distribution of Gospel literature.
Home or foreign missionary trips, especially Holy Land
Tours---just give a brief report of what you saw and
From this information, we will be able to determine your
allowable credits towards a degree. Of course,
everyone's past educational and ministerial history is
different, and must be individually accessed to see what
level of advanced standing you qualify for, but we will
be fair and as generous as possible.
If your case warrants it, it will be just like you took
our courses, and we can immediately confer an Associate
or Bachelor degree upon you. Please indicate what study
program you're interested in, and what your degree goals
are, and in what field.
If you are pursuing a Master's and/or a Doctorial
degree, The Japan Bible Institute may recommend that you
take our Ministerial Training Courses, and may or may
not require a Thesis or Dissertation, if your credits
are sufficient without it.
Most schools limit the amount of
credits they allow from other institutions and from
life/work experience. But if you already have a
Bachelor's degree and have accumulated enough credits,
The Japan Bible Institute may be able to award you even
a Master's degree. But it's extremely rare for
anyone to receive an earned Doctor's degree based on
life/work experience alone.
Many schools charge around $100 (non-refundable) just to
evaluate your academic qualifications, but The Japan
Bible Institute will evaluate your portfolio for the
modest fee of only $20, and we will promptly notify you
of your level of advance standing. You would then be
eligible to immediately receive your degree, without
THE ACCREDITED ACADEMIC DEGREE FEES OF THE JAPAN BIBLE INSTITUTE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
40 credits -
90 credits -
III - 120 credits
IV - 150 credits
V - 210 credits
After this, we hope
you will choose to complete your Christian education
with The Japan Bible Institute.