The Certificate in Christian Ministry is offered by Immanuel International Institute through this website. The certificate is intended to equip Christian Leaders for ministry. The video and audio courses contained within this site were produced by the Third Millennium Ministries to provide Biblical education to the world for free. Immanuel International Institute fully supports IIIM’s mission and believes IIIM has produced sound Biblical courses. For more information on IIIM click here http://thirdmill.org/ is not an educational institution and does not award academic credits or degrees. The educational resources produced by IIIM and placed on this website are provided to the student for free. Therefore, Immanuel International Institute does not charge tuition to students enrolled in the Certificate in Christian Ministry Program (CCMP). You will be supplied with training materials from world class teachers to equip and mobilize your church or ministry towards greater spiritual maturity and insight. Every lesson is prepared by teachers and seminary professors from accredited seminaries. The curriculum developed by Third Millennium is widely used by a variety of seminaries, Bible colleges, churches, mission organizations and other institutions in North, Central and South America, Europe , Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia. This training is guaranteed to catapult you into a more clear and solid walk with God. You will obtain more confidence than you’ve ever known. The training is scripturally sound, in-context, anointed, expository learning. Those that complete the foundational training programs will be eligible for ministry credentialing.
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
ARE THESE CLASSES REALLY FREE?
Immanuel International Institute offers students high quality theological education online for free. The Certificate in Christian Ministry is a special program designed to meet the needs of the church globally. We are able to provide this special program for free through our partnership with Third Millennium Ministries and the generosity of donors who have a vision to sponsor theological training for those who are unable to afford to go to traditional Bible colleges and seminaries. If you share this vision we invite you to donate to this effort so that we can expand the number of students in the church globally so that they can receive this free theological training.
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 the school is meeting its own stated objectives and offering its students the education it promises them.
Immanuel International Institute is accredited by World Wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions. By definition, the word “accredit” means to authorize, endorse, and officially approve of. What ordination is to a minister, accreditation is to a school. Accreditation is a group process by which schools voluntarily agree to participate in a set of established standards in order to encourage quality education. Schools are not legally required to become accredited, but it is a very desirable standing. Accredited status means a school has voluntarily undergone a comprehensive examination to determine that it operates at a worthy level of performance.
SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE
- 1. There as secular education and there is religious education.
- 2. Secular schools seek secular education, and sacred schools receive sacred accreditation—each by their own peers.
- 3. Religious institutions need no secular accreditation because they offer no secular degrees.
- 4. Secular accreditation associations in turn are recognized by governmental agencies. They trace their authority back to the capitol of a country, like Washington, D.C.
- 1. Religious accrediting associations are recognized by the Church of Jesus Christ, which has no supreme central office on earth. Our authority is derived directly from Heaven.
- 2. Civil and religious interests are different and have separate realms of jurisdiction.
- 3. The State is not superior to the Church. The Church need not wait for approval from the secular world.
- 4. Civil agencies should not be dictating standards of Christian education, any more than a police officer should be directing the worship of God.
- 1. Theological Seminaries should not be accredited by accrediting associations that are “recognized” by an agency of the federal government, because it is contrary to the Biblical principle of “Separation of Church and State,” indicated by Christ when He said, “…Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s…” (Mark 12:17).
- 2. God’s…” (Mark 12:17).
- 3. What business does a Christian educator have going to the world of unbelievers for recognition and acknowledgement when 2 Corinthians 6:14 clearly tells us, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?”
- 4. A Christian educational institution securing accreditation from an association which is attached to a governmental agency is a Scripturally condemned and unholy union as James 4:4 says, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?”
The World Wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institution, in accordance with the inspired teaching of the Bible, has chosen not to seek endorsement with either the EAES or CHEA.
Government-recognized accreditation is not necessary for the religious vocations we are training people in, which include: Biblical Studies, Theology, Christian Ministry, Evangelism, Intercession, Five-Fold Ministry, Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance. People can function and hold jobs in all of these areas without government-recognized accreditation.
Those 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.