Vision, Mission & Values

Mission

To inspire our students to be biblically rooted, theologically informed, and spiritually dynamic.

Vision

To be an internationally recognized graduate theological institution and a center for diaspora Pentecostal studies that trains effective Spirit-filled leaders to transform the world for Christ.

Goals

To provide a solid graduate theological education to ministers and lay leaders of the Church of Pentecost and the body of Christ. Further, it shall provide learning in a community of a diverse student body. In addition, it holds that academic success and spiritual maturity arise in shared responsibility between students and the Seminary. Lastly, it prepares students to be biblically and theologically sound, spiritually dynamic, culturally relevant and to reflect the character of Christ. A student who graduates from the Pentecost Biblical Seminary should be able to: 

● Articulate biblical knowledge 

● Understand Christian theology 

● Adapt to a changing world 

● Understand the history and cultures of the world 

● Learn principles of Pentecostal spirituality 

● Master critical and analytical thinking skills 

● Minister in a local and diverse church

CORE VALUES

Our vision flows out of the organizational core values and our church fellowship’s doctrinal
statement. The administration, faculty, staff, and board have developed the following value
statements. At Pentecost Biblical Seminary we value:
● EXCELLENCE
Excellence and Personal Professionalism: Because we believe the pursuit of
excellence pushes us to be better citizens and competent professionals.
● INTEGRITY
Integrity Before God and Man: Because we believe God is sovereign in the affairs of
humankind and we are accountable to Him for our actions and attitudes and we must be
respectful of the people with whom we work and live as we strive to be good responsible
citizens.
● LEARNING
Personal Growth: Because we believe it strengthens and develops us to be lifelong
learners in pursuit of excellence in education and practical experience in life and
ministry.
● SERVANTHOOD
A Servant’s Heart: Which cares about individuals, understands they are created by God
in His image, and strives to meet their spiritual and physical needs.
● STEWARDSHIP

Careful Stewardship of Our Resources: Because we believe everything we have comes from God, and we need to use what we are given to fulfill the vision of the Seminary and to maximize our God-given resources. 

● TEAMWORK Teamwork and Clear Communication: Because we believe they build unity of purpose and enable us to do more together than we could individually. 

● VISION A Clearly Defined Vision: Which focuses on the future, using a strategic and relevant approach to fulfill our mission of maintaining high academic standards, continually serving as a resource center for the ongoing development of our graduates, and to meet the needs of others.

 

Our Statement of Faith

We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Bible. We believe that the Bible
is infallible in its declaration, final in its authority, all sufficient in its provisions and
comprehensive in its sufficiency (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).

We believe in the existence of the One True God, Elohim, Maker of the whole universe;
indefinable, but revealed as Triune God-Father, Son and Holy Spirit-One in nature, essence,
and attributes; Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 3:16-17;
28:19; 2Cor. 13:14).

We believe that “all men have sinned and come short of the glory of God” and are subject to
eternal punishment; and need repentance and regeneration (Genesis 3:1-19; Isaiah 53:6)

We believe that man needs a Savior. This need has been met in the person of Jesus Christ for
the following reasons: His deity, virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, resurrection, and
ascension; also His abiding intercession and second coming to judge the living and the dead
(Matthew 1:21; John 4:42; Ephesians 5:23; Philippians 2:6-11).

We believe all men have to repent of, confess their sins before God, and believe in the
vicarious death of Jesus Christ to be justified before God. We believe in the sanctification of
the believer through the working of the Holy Spirit and in God’s gift of Eternal Life to the
believer (Luke 15:7; Acts 2:38; Romans 4:25; 5:16; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3).

We believe in the following two (2) ordinances for the Church, baptism by immersion, and
Holy Communion – The Lord’s Supper. These are commanded by Jesus Christ for His church
(Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:16; Luke 22:19-20).

We believe that baptism in the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues as initial evidence is for
believers. Likewise, we believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the bearing
of fruits in the lives of believers (Mark 16:17, Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 12:8-11; Galatians
5:22-23).

We believe that God’s will to heal is revealed in Scriptures. However, we do not oppose the
application of medicine or medical technology by qualified medical practitioners for healing
purposes (2 Kings 20:7; Matthew 9:12; Luke 10:34; Colossians 4:14).

We believe in tithing and giving of freewill offerings towards the cause of carrying forward
the Kingdom of God. We believe that God blesses a cheerful giver (Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-
22; Malachi 3:6-10; Matthew 23:23; Acts 20:35; 1 Corinthians 16:1-3; 2 Corinthians 9:1-9).

We believe in the Second Coming of Christ and the Resurrection of the dead, both saved and
unsaved; they that are saved, to the resurrection of life, and they that are unsaved, to the
resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the institution of marriage as a union established and ordained by God for the
lifelong, intimate relationship between a man as husband and a woman as wife as biologically
defined at birth. We believe that God instituted marriage primarily for mutual help, fellowship
and comfort that one ought to have for the other and for the honorable procreation of children,
and their training in love, obedience to the Lord and responsible citizenship. (Genesis 2:18-
25; Matthew 19:4-6; 1 Cor. 7:1-2).