Where do I start if I want to enroll as a Student?
- Inquire. Get detailed information from the Antioch School website (www.antiochschool.edu), call 515-292-9694, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apply. Complete the application form. Most Antioch School programs have open enrollment with probationary admission, so that success in the program proves that you are able to succeed in the program.
- Be Commended. The Antioch School is not a traditional campus or distance education program in which you can essentially enroll at your own initiative as an isolated individual. A key component of the application process is commendation by a leader of an Antioch School partner. If you have been called to ministry leadership, we will try to help you connect with a partner, but you will not be admitted to a program until commended by a leader of that partner.
- Initiate Your Portfolio System. Begin your personal life and ministry development process with your local mentor, and obtain your Motivated Abilities Pattern (MAP), which will be at the heart of your entire program.
- Proceed with C-BTE. Proceed with the church-based theological education (C-BTE) program of your Antioch School partner to develop ministry competencies.
- Use Your Portfolio. Assessment in the Antioch School is done by portfolio assessment. Certified leaders serve a faculty role by coaching students in building portfolios. Other Antioch School faculty provide additional assessment to validate the demonstration of competencies in portfolios.
- Graduate. Upon demonstration of all the competencies for a program, you will receive the degree or certificate.
- Continue to Develop. Academic degrees provide cultural currency related to particular accomplishments, but they are not the same as church and ministry credentials, or being a lifelong learner. If you learn anything in the program, we hope you acquire an enhanced habit of the lifelong pursuit of wisdom.
Where do I start if I want to offer degree programs to others?
- Inquire. Get detailed information from the Antioch School website (www.antiochschool.edu), call 515-292-9694, or email email@example.com. Introductory seminars are held throughout the year in various locations.
- Become Certified. Each Antioch School partner must have at least one leader who has been trained. In most cases, the training necessary can be done in three or four days. It includes orientation to the Antioch School, basic training in our resources and pedagogy, paradigmatic perspective on theological education, and preparation for coaching students in building portfolios. Initial Training of Certified Leaders is offered in Ames, Iowa and at other locations throughout the year.
- Commend Students. Once trained, you may commend students to be admitted to the program. No one will be admitted to your program without your commendation.
- Launch Program. The rest is built into the use of the nonformal training system: personal and ministry development plan, Leadership Series modules, major projects, teaching practicum experiences, and other customized training related to competencies that you include.
- Build Portfolios. Local mentors and certified leaders coach students in building portfolios. Other Antioch School faculty will provide quality assurance through review of the evidence of competencies demonstrated in the church-based theological education programs.