Preparing to REACH the Nations and EVANGELIZE the World
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Why should I pursue further Bible study?  FAQ

In II Timothy 2:15 we read, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." As a Christian and church leader, you should be able to give
Biblical answers to those who see the futility of man’s philosophy. Our courses of study deal directly with
the text of Scripture.


What advantage is there in studying the Bible through OFMBI/ICW Bible College and Seminary?  FAQ

Our program has been tried, tested, and proven to be effective and is designed to give the student an
organized plan of studying the Scriptures utilizing the inductive method of Bible study method.


Who will benefit from these courses?  FAQ

All Christians will profit, but especially if one assumes a leadership role in the church he will find these
courses of immense benefit. Our students are pastors, evangelists, youth ministers, Sunday School teachers
for any age group, minister’s wives and lay persons.


Are there any racial/ ethnic requirements for enrollment?   FAQ

No. We do not discriminate against any race, ethnic group, creed or sex.


If I have a diploma/degree from a college, university, seminary or Bible institute, may I begin at the
next level of study above my diploma?   FAQ

Yes, but you must submit proof of the level you have attained with an official transcript along with your
application. Your diploma must be in the field of Biblical studies. Deficiencies will be handled at the
discretion of the administration.


Will all colleges recognize work completed with OFMBI/ICW Bible College and Seminary?   FAQ

No. Some colleges will not recognize the work you complete with OFMBI/ICW Bible College and Seminary.
The student should be aware that the degree/diploma programs we offer might not transfer to other
institutions. The transfer of course/degree credit is determined by the receiving institution. If you think you
may need to transfer your work, it is advisable to check with the institution at the outset.


Is OFMBI/ICW Bible College and Seminary accredited?   FAQ

All programs currently offered are accredited by the World Council of Postsecondary and Religious
Education (WCPRE). Correspondence for WCPRE can be sent to 934 S. Burlington Blvd. #635,
Burlington, WA 98233. We also have additional accreditation through the World‐Wide
Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions (WWACCEI). Both WCPRE and
WWACCEI are private organizations and are not associated with the U.S. Department of Education.

Is the diploma I earn through OFMBI/ICW Bible College and Seminary equivalent to a degree earned in
a state supported college or university?   FAQ

No, our diplomas/degrees are limited to the field of Bible study. We do not offer traditional academic courses
such as math, history, literature, science, etc. Our school is designed for the student who desires to study
the Bible.

Do I need an extensive library to complete these courses?   FAQ

No. You will need a King James Version or New International Version of the Holy Bible, a concordance
(such as Strongs Exhaustive Concordance or Crudens Complete Concordance), a Bible dictionary (such as
Unger’s Bible Dictionary and/or Vine’s Expository Dictionary), and a good dictionary (such as Websters
Dictionary). Commentaries are helpful and can often be borrowed from your local church library.  We have
attempted to keep text books at a minimum. You will be informed of required books.


How can I afford to enroll with OFMBI/ICW Bible College and Seminary?   FAQ

In some cases the local church may agree to pay the tuition in full or in part for their Pastor or staff person.
Also, a monthly payment plan is available and affordable for any student who sincerely desires a Bible
education.  Plus we try to keep our tuition extremely low to be affordable as affordable as possible.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
Accept the Challenge
of advancement and
excellence in the
Kingdom of God.