INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
International Association of Christian Schools (IACS) - provides accreditation for Christian schools, churches and ministries, with a mission of training and equipping followers of Christ for works of service. All applicants must present a completed application with all of the required documentation listed on the application. Upon verification, a letter of approval and a certificate of accreditation will be provided. Our member schools must first be ordained and accredited by God which is the only true standard for acceptance into Kingdom service. It is this standard that sets us up and beyond the rest. Our accrediting process is not based on man-made purposes or agendas, but based solely on the purpose and mandate of Christ... "to go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations." It is this authority by which we operate and function as an accrediting agency appointed and anointed to assist those who are called to fulfill the Great Commission given by Christ, until the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our God.
By definition, the word "accredit" means to authorize, endorse, and officially approve of. We offer non-traditional accreditation by which churches, schools, and ministries agree to adhere to specified standards in order to encourage quality and excellence in their education and training programs. Even-though church and ministry-related schools are not legally required to become accredited, it provides credibility and a good standing for others know that you are recognized as a competent and viable school by your peers. Accredited status with the I.A.C.S. means a school has voluntarily submitted to a comprehensive examination to determine that it operates at a high level of excellence and quality performance as evaluated by a company of their peers in Christian education.
TRAINING & SUPPORT
The I.A.C.S. allows churches and ministries to training their staff and members in-house, rather than sending them off to some school which may have an entirely different purpose other than equipping their students for Christian service. This helps to ensure that your students are receiving instruction in line with your core principles.
IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
In the commercial world of today, consumers have learned that all is not what it appears to be so "buyers beware." Likewise, if a student is going to expend time, effort, and money to obtain a degree, it is particularly important to know of the legitimacy, integrity, and prestige of the institution from which it comes. And how can a prospective student know if the school he is considering is of good quality or not? Well, they realize that an outside viewpoint is more likely to be objective. So, an accrediting agency is a kind of consumer protection agency in the field of education to ensure as far as possible that a school is what it says it is and does what it says it does.
So the first question in the mind of an informed prospective student is, "Is your school accredited, and by whom?" Government agencies provide no valid oversight roles over schools for religious and ministry training, therefore we do not require our schools to submit to such unnecessary measures. All other things being equal, a smart prospective student would definitely prefer an accredited school over an unaccredited one. If you are studying dentistry you school go to a school that is accredited by others who practice dentistry and if you are studying for the ministry, who should attend a school accredited by those who are practicing ministry. Accreditation through the I.A.C.S. assures other schools, agencies, and organizations that your school:
WHY I.A.C.S. ACCREDITATION?
THE I.A.C.S. WAS FOUNDED TO
We specialize in Christian Schools, Bible Colleges, Theological Seminaries, and Bible Institutes of all sizes, including both traditional and non-traditional programs. We are also concerned with helping any church or ministry which may not fit into any denominational mold, in order to help them develop into a viable school. The I.A.C.S. is the accreditation ministry of Amazing Grace Ministries and the Presbytery has formally announced it's full recognition, endorsement and approval of the I.A.C.S.
The I.A.C.S. holds itself accountable to God and it's member institutions. We are a non-governmental association and we have not sought and do not seek to be recognized by any governmental agency or engage in partisan political activities. Unlike national accrediting associations, which provide approval for a particular region and nation, we are established as an international association, which recognizes schools globally in order that they may fulfill the global mission of Christ to make disciples of all nations.
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