Requirements and Expectations


The College and its courses are focused on developing people for a life of Christian leadership. Its practical ministry training is done in a highly energetic, communal and transformative environment. To help promote their success, an applicant must demonstrate their suitability for the demands of ministry training. Consequently, to gain entry to College, an applicant must:

  • Be born again
  • Be a committed Christian (for at least the last 12 months)
  • Be baptized in water
  • Be a regular and active member of your local church
  • Have a strong sense of the call of God in your life
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the time they start College
  • Be living a faithful Christian lifestyle consistent with our Student Code of Conduct
  • Have a passion and desire to learn God's Word and for His will in your life
  • Have access to sufficient financial resources to cover their fees
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions, conduct themselves according to Biblical standards , and be submitted to the Board of Grace and Faith Bible College

*In addition, acceptance into 'Year 2 - Diploma in Ministry' is conditional upon successful completion of 'Year 1 - Certificate of Ministry.'

**In addition, acceptance into Year 3 - Bachelor of Ministry is conditional upon successful completion of 'Year 2 - Diploma in Ministry.'

***In some cases, an applicant may be asked to provide additional evidence that they meet these requirements. From time to time, the College may apply additional conditions in relation to the above entry requirements. This will be done in the best interest of the applicant, based on our experience of the demands of ministry training, to ensure they are set up to succeed.



  • Photo Identification - a scanned copy, or a CLEAR & LEGIBLE photo of either your:
  • Driver's License
  • U.S. Passport


  • Proof of English Proficiency*
    *only needed if English is NOT your first language.
  • Pastoral Reference Form* (DOWNLOAD)
    *only needed for those who do not currently & regularly attend Grace and Faith Church


Grace and Faith Bible College has a mission to impart much more than head-knowledge. This is a discipleship course to help raise the standard of what Christians are meant to look like while also arming you with a wide range of Biblical knowledge and Spiritual impartation. Because of that, the standards and expectations are unapologetically elevated.

Three key areas of expectation (among others) are:


Students are expected to attend class regularly.

Degree seeking students: Attend at least 85% of classes.
Non-Degree seeking students: Attend at least 75% of classes.


Students are expected to attend church (AND the pre-service prayer meeting) regularly.

-Attend regularly
-Serve: at least 2x/month
-Attend Sunday
-Attend Sunday pre-service prayer meetings (unless serving that day)


While some may contend that tithing was instituted under the law and therefore isn’t necessary today, theologically we find the very opposite to be true. We see tithing as an ongoing act of obedience, a constant step of faith, and an issue of integrity. These are non-negotiable elements in preparing the Body of Christ for ministry. At Grace and Faith Bible College we’re not training you to be in the ministry, we are training you to be the ministry.

-Tithing to your local church is a requirement.

NOTE: Failure to meet expectations could result in failure of the course, or even possible expulsion.

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