Accreditation and Credit Transfer

NTBI is currently positioning itself towards accreditation. Once we meet the major requirements for accreditation we will submit an application with TRACS – with whom we hope to attain accreditation.

Missionary Training

NTBI is designed to build the biblical foundation you need to serve God as a missionary. It’s the first phase of training with New Tribes Mission. From here, many NTBI graduates go on to the Missionary Training Center, or to our training center in Canada, Emanate. A focus on practical skills and discipleship prepare you to become a member of New Tribes Mission, and join the team taking the gospel to tribes who have yet to hear.

Credit Transfer

NTBI is still the right start if you want to get other training before serving God as a missionary, or intend to serve Him in other ways. Although NTBI is not accredited, a number of Christian colleges and universities accept NTBI credits. The following schools have agreed to accept NTBI credits through an Articulation/Credit Transfer Agreement:

  • Columbia International University: Columbia, SC – 800-777-2227
  • Crossroads Bible College: Indianapolis, IN – 317-789-8255
  • Emmaus Bible College: Dubuque, IA – 563-588-8000
  • Grace Bible College: Grand Rapids, MI – 616-538-2330
  • Grace College: Winona Lake, IN – 800-544-7223
  • Lancaster Bible College: Lancaster, PA; Washington DC – 866-LBC4YOU
  • The Master’s College: Santa Clarita, CA – 800-568-6248
  • Moody Bible Institute: Chicago, IL – 800-356-6639
  • Northwestern College: Saint Paul, MN – 800-492-4020
  • Oak Hills Christian College: Bemidji, MN – 888-751-8670
  • San Diego Christian College: El Cajon, CA – 800-676-2242

Seminaries that have recognized NTM’s bachelor’s degree, accepting NTBI students into their program who have gone through New Tribes Bible Institute and the Missionary Training Center.:

  • Grace School of Theology: The Woodlands, TX – 877-476-8674
  • The Master’s Seminary: Santa Clarita, CA – 800-568-6248
  • Grace Theological Seminary: Winona Lake, IN – 800-544-7223
  • Michigan Theological Seminary: Plymouth, MI – 888-687-2737
  • Trinity Theological Seminary: Newburg, IN – 800-457-5510
  • Southern California Seminary: El Cajon, CA – 888-389-7244
  • Talbot Seminary: La Mirada CA – 800-652-4652

The following schools have accepted some NTBI credits in the past, though NTBI has no formal agreement with them. It would be best to contact them regarding your individual situation:

  • Appalachian Bible College: Bradley, WV – 800-678-9222
  • Azusa Pacific University: Azusa, CA – 626-969-3434
  • Bethany Bible College of Missions: Minneapolis, MN – 800-323-3417
  • Bethel College: Mishawaka, IN – 800-422-4101
  • BIOLA University: La Mirada, CA – 800-652-4652
  • Bob Jones University: Greenville, SC – 800-252-6363
  • Bryan College: Dayton, TN – 423-775-2041
  • Cairn University: Langhorne, PA – 800-366-0049
  • Calvary Bible College: Kansas City, MO – 800-326-3960
  • Cedarville University: Cedarville, OH – 800-777-2211
  • College of the Ozarks: Point Lookout, MO – 800-222-0525
  • Cornerstone University: Grand Rapids, MI – 616-949-5300
  • Faith Baptist College: Ankeny, IA – 515-964-1601
  • La Tourneau University: Longview, TX – 903-233-3000
  • Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary: Lynchburg, VA – 434-582-2000
  • Multnomah Bible College: Portland, OR – 503-255-0332
  • Pensacola Christian College: Pensacola, FL – 800-722-4636
  • Piedmont College: Winston-Salem, NC – 336.725.8344
  • Seattle Pacific University: Seattle, WA – 206-281-2000
  • The College at Southern California Seminary: El Cajon, CA – 888-389-7244
  • Taylor University: Upland, IN – 800-882-3456
  • Trinity College: Newburgh, IN – 800-457-5510
  • Trinity International University: Deerfield, IL – 800-822-3225
  • Tyndale Biblical Institute: Fort Worth, TX – 800-886-1415
  • Wheaton College: Wheaton, IL – 630-752-5000
  • Word of Life Bible Institute: Schroon Lake, NY – 800-331-9673