Authentic and Innovative are two words that immediately come to mind when describing the faculty and staff of Trinity College. Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary was founded in April 1969 for the purpose of serving the adult learning community through distance learning formats so that the student would not have to abandon their church and communities in order to be better trained to serve in their church and communities. Over time, Trinity has become a leader in distance and online learning and excels in their service to adult learners by offering programs that reflect and honor the hard work and life-achievements of their students.
Who We Are and What We Do
Trinity offers you the opportunity to achieve your ministry training and educational goals through online study programs. 100% of ALL programs and courses are accomplished through online learning formats with NO requirements for on-campus work. Trinity offers self-paced studies to complement your schedule or more structured online venues to keep you organized and on time for more rapid completion of your work. We offer Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs.
Who We Are and What We Believe
Articles of Faith:
Trinity is an evangelical Christian institution that affirms the articles of faith found in three historic creeds of the early Church: The Apostles’ Creed, The Nicene Creed, and The Athanasian Creed. In particular we affirm:
- The Inspiration and Authority of the Scriptures;
- The Existence of One God in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
- The Creation of the Human Race in the Image of God;
- The Fall and Resultant Human Depravity;
- The Deity of Christ, His Incarnation, Atoning Death, and Resurrection;
- Salvation by the Grace of God Through Faith by the Power of the Holy Spirit;
- One Holy Christian Church, the Body of Christ;
- The Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the Consummation of All Things.
- The Gift of Everlasting Life in Heaven, With Christ, for All Who Have Trusted in Him for Salvation.
Who We Are and Where We Are
Trinity’s Campus is now located in the beautiful downtown riverfront area in Evansville, Indiana. Our mailing address is: 20 NW 3rd Street, 13th Floor, Evansville, Indiana 47708, and our phone number is 812.602.3320.
Who We Are: Our Mission Statement
“To equip men and women with a Christian worldview of leadership and service in life, work, and ministry through distance education that encourages professional and academic excellence.”
- To equip men and women . . .Academic opportunities at Trinity include theoretical and applied studies designed to prepare both men and women for the chosen career path
- with a Christian worldview . . .
Academic studies at Trinity involve learning and utilizing Bible-based Christian theological beliefs and practices in the analysis of course subject matter
- of leadership and service . . .
Academic programs at Trinity prepare adult learners for a variety of roles and responsibilities ranging from the level of the volunteer through that of a career professional
- in life, work, and ministry . . .
Academic studies at Trinity apply learning to personal, interpersonal, family, social, career, and Christian service contexts
- through distance education . . .
Academic opportunities at Trinity allow self-directed learners to study when and where it is convenient
- that encourages professional excellence . . .
Academic programs at Trinity promote the development of best practices in the performance of the duties and responsibilities of the chosen career path
- and academic excellence.
Academic studies at Trinity emphasize scholarly analysis and quality performance in the completion of learning activities and assessments
Who We Are: Our Motto
Trinity’s Mission Statement builds upon the Scripture that serves as Trinity’s Motto: “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses; the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (II Timothy 2:2, KJV).
Mission Objectives and Outcomes
Mission Objectives reflect what Trinity seeks to foster and develop through distance learning. Mission Outcomes reflect what a student will be learning to do, and ultimately what a graduate will be equipped to do. The Mission Objectives and Outcomes flow out of the Mission Statement, and affirm the Articles of Faith as they are accomplished.
Foster a Christian Worldview in Attitudes and Values (Heart)
Trinity graduates will be able to articulate a biblically-based Christian worldview of the subject area of study through the informed perspectives they express in their academic activities.
- A biblically-based Christian worldview emphasizes the interpretation of personal and cultural beliefs and practices through the lens of Scripture apart from the theological positions of any one Christian denomination. An informed perspective is one that explores and utilizes precedent literature to compare and contrast the attitudes and values in one worldview with those of another.
Foster Spiritual Formation and Whole Person Development (Soul)
Trinity graduates will be able to identify best practices that contribute to personal growth and spiritual formation through self-assessment and peer evaluation.
- Best practices are sustainable actions and conditions that a person has experienced as making a long-term and positive impact on their whole person development. Through self-assessment a person evaluates their formation and development, which guides them in identifying their best practices. Through peer evaluation a person receives external feedback, which helps refine self-assessment.
Develop Subject Area Knowledge and Understanding (Mind)
Trinity graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of the subject area of study through critical reflection of scholarly resources.
- Knowledge and understanding involve the ability to recall factual and abstract information, and to utilize that information correctly and as appropriate to the context. Critical reflection evaluates those facts, abstractions, and applications through the lens of a biblically-based Christian worldview and the objective analysis of authoritative resources.
Develop Subject Area Applications and Skills (Strength)
Trinity graduates will be able to demonstrate skills in the subject area of study through well-reasoned applications and evaluations deployed in life, work, and ministry.
- Well-reasoned applications and evaluations are a demonstration of the skill of a person to integrate a Christian worldview in attitudes and values with spiritual formation and whole person development and subject area knowledge and understanding. A person demonstrates their skills in the subject area of study through the deployment of those applications and evaluations in life, work, and ministry context.
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From Our Students
"My school’s ethos is centered on the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This includes the curriculum, teaching, learning and everything the school does. This has been consistent over the past decade and is still going strong. Every single course is aimed at dealing with the realities that occur in the 21st century church and the communities. The courses are tailor-made to prepare ministry leadership to both teach the word of Jesus Christ effectively and also to tackle 21st century church issues."
Dr. Michael Andam, 2014 Graduate
"Throughout my 57 years of life, the Lord has opened many doors for me for which I am most thankful and grateful. For the last several years I had pondered working on my doctoral degree, not out of any career necessity, but to enhance my educational and research skills. Trinity has provided for me a program of study which I feel will exceed my original educational objectives. I have found everyone on Trinity's staff to be very helpful, courteous, and possessing an attitude of genuine caring. This is indeed rare in today's world. "
Rev. Vince Kern, CPA
(Ph.D. student in Ministry Leadership)
"As a graduate, I got a world class administration degree at a master level education. The quality of information, the one day webinars, or independent study classes were great and worked out well for me a working dad and minister."
Jon Krause, 2013 Graduate
"My time at Trinity has been both informative and rewarding. I feel more equipped for ministry than ever before. Trinity formats their class schedule to enhance, not hinder, your ministry. I have never had to neglect my church responsibilities in order to finish my degree. It seems strange for someone to NEGLECT their calling in order to be educated FOR their calling. Trinity understands this and has done a great job of helping pastors reach their educational goals without breaking the bank or slowing down the ministry to the local church."
Preston Cave, 2012 Graduate
BA/MA Christian Education
"In 2015 I graduated with a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University. I felt prepared for the graduate work from my undergraduate degree at Trinity, and more so the admissions committee favored my past education. Trinity's state of accreditation did not impact my ability to attend a top ranked graduate level university."
BA in Biblical Counseling 2011
"As a recent graduate of Trinity Theological Seminary (August, 2014), with a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling, I feel a responsibility and obligation to heartily recommend Trinity to any aspiring Christian of any age interested in formal education, training and continued preparation to battle for the truths of God’s Word."
James Roy Dykes, Jr. Founder and Director, Biblical Counseling of Greater Atlanta 2014 Graduate
"I am grateful to God for the good people at Trinity! I was able to complete my degree with much help from the staff and faculty ! Online education has worked well for me simply because of the hustle and bustle of being a Pastor. This experience has allowed me to continue in full time ministry while finishing this degree. As a graduate I would like to encourage each alumni to give back to our school monthly to help them continue to facilitate an awesome quality distance education."
Jeffery Thompson, 2014 Graduate
“I want to take a moment to thank the faculty and staff of Trinity College and Seminary as well for their assistance in training several key staff people at my church, myself included. I was personally able to gain valuable knowledge and spiritual wisdom that has enabled me to become a more effective leader. Regardless of your denominational background, Trinity can help train you for a lifetime of ministry. I wholeheartedly recommend Trinity College and Seminary for everyone.”
Dr. Ted Denny
Bethel Baptist Church
"I believe the school and the president are doing fine work. I believe he has a vision for moving Trinity to new levels. The school has always delivered quality theological education at very low prices. In fact, some might say that it should be raised. But I'm on-board for whatever the school leadership thinks is right. If the president continues to allow his steps to be ordered by God, I'm convinced it all work out for the good of those who love the Lord. He should probably just continue to keep doing the fine job he's doing."
"In 1991, I received my Doctor of ministry from Trinity. It opened up a new area of ministry for me. My dissertation was on church and state and after my degree I continued to pursue the topic. As a result of the work I began at the school, I have been invited to speak at several engagements and have written for several national and local newspapers, magazines and web sites. Thanks Trinity."
Dr. Don S. Wilkey
First Baptist Church
"The Trinity program enabled me to complete my theological seminary training while in ministry. It also opened the door for a new ministry in the educational field. I found the Trinity program to be academically sound, ministry driven and relevant in application."
James Clark, Pastor,
Grace Baptist Church (Grandview, MO)
"Highly personal and highly spiritual describe my experience in my studies through Trinity Theological Seminary. I found their leadership devoted to God's leadership in expanding the Kingdom. The encouragement and practical application of years of experience on the "front lines" make Trinity a great building block in fulfilling one’s call. I recommend your consideration!"
Brent Lay, D. Min.
Englewood Baptist Church
"The opportunities at Trinity are world class. Excellent teachers, wise course disciplines, and virtual fellowship with students. An enjoyable and enriching experience which becomes humbling when those you serve testify to recognizing growth in you as a person and as a teacher of the Word. I chose Trinity because of their Christian worldview and their financial options that gave me a truly wonderful education. I notice that when I read God's Word or am preparing a biblical message, my thinking has been deepened and my mind sharpened. I realize now how much more there is to learn, and enjoy taking further studies through Trinity."
"It has been one of the highest privileges of my life to have studied at Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary. I studied at Trinity because the theological stance held there has been that which I have held to for most of my life. It was discovered to me that the courses which I studied were both informative and rigorous. The persons who marked my work were exacting in what was required and yet at the same time I was given guidance on any matter that it was felt needed further attention. It has taken me three years to complete the first of my degrees (Doc. R. St.) and a further five years to complete the second (P. D.) During the time of study, even though I lived a hemisphere away from Trinity at all time I was kept in close contact by Trinity and it staff. Its programme of distance and on line study helped me consistently and enabled speedy solution to any problems that I was encountering."
Graham Harris; CRK. Dip.Th. (Lond), Dip.Th. (Melb), B.A., M. Litt.St.(Qld), M.A. Ph.D. (Col. Pac), M.Phil. (Syd), Doc. R. St, Ph.D.(Trinity)
"I originally began studies at Trinity with the purpose of being trained to encourage others in ministry. But I enjoyed the studies so much I continued on. What I appreciate most is how Trinity taught me to be a better student of Scripture. The education I received prepared me for the ministry I am now in. I only wish I would have started sooner. Because of their commitment to excellence in each field of study, I have no hesitation recommending Trinity to prospective students and especially to those who cannot afford the time or cost to attend seminary. I will always be thankful God led me to Trinity."
Rick Beard, 2013 Graduate
"I fully advocate Trinity as a university for those who prefer to study by distance and online, whether in the Unite States or abroad. Trinity's courses are demanding, but extremely rewarding in terms of what they teach you and the breadth and depth of understanding that you reach. What you learn will prepare you for ministry and service within the Body of Christ. Trinity is a well-run seminary that is efficient in helping students finish their degree programmes and is kindly flexible with those who may run into difficulties that prevent them from studying as much as they would like. This is truly a Christian college within the great tradition of Christian universities in the United States."
Peter Harris, 2014 Graduate
MA in Christian Theology
"As a result of studying under the Trinity program, my knowledge and revelations about God and His Word increased tremendously. I believe that this program equipped me to be more effective in my ability to minister in the field of Christian Education. I look forward to implementing many of the truths, methods and ideas which I have learned into my own ministry setting where I serve."
Venandee L. Hennington, Minister
"God gave me the wonderful opportunity to study for the ministry through Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary from which I received five earned degrees. From the very beginning, the Word of God was exalted and my confidence in the Word of God grew stronger. President Dr. Harold Hunter is a dear friend and brother in the Lord. My heart is thrilled to know him personally and that he is leading Trinity to even higher ground!"
Danny Burnley, D. Min.
West Gantt Baptist Church
Greenville, South Carolina