Flourishing Institutions. Missional Graduates.

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Advancing Biblical Higher Education For Kingdom Impact

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Partner Spotlight: 

Alliance Defending Freedom

ADF Ministry Alliance is a legal membership program that acts as a hub for Christian Universities to gain access to experienced First Amendment lawyers who are available to answer religious liberty questions, conduct document reviews and provide advice, and even represent your University in court if necessary and appropriate – it’s virtually all-inclusive for religious freedom issues.

Religious liberty legal issues can be difficult to navigate, costly, and time consuming. To help alleviate this burden from members of The Association for Biblical Higher Education, we’ve partnered with ADF Ministry Alliance. ABHE member schools have reduced costs when becoming members of ADF Ministry Alliance.

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Shannon Kenrick

Shannon Kenrick, Regional Alliance Director
ADF Church & Ministry Alliance



Featured Event Sponsor: 


  • Achieving Accreditation Standards Conference – May 23-24, 2022
  • The Accreditation Journey Conference – September 26-27, 2022
  • Institutional Assessment Conference – October 17-18, 2022

Weave is the leading provider of software for educational programs, institutions, and accrediting bodies to manage their continuous improvement processes. They provide best practices in a platform that vastly simplifies the management of institutional effectiveness, including functionality for assessment, accreditation, faculty credentials, and review processes. This allows their members to focus on their highest priorities of improving teaching and learning.

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Upcoming Events

Achieving Accreditation Standards

May 23-24, 2022

Sponsored by WEAVE

This conference provides an overview of all 11 ABHE Institutional Accreditation Standards, along with the 149 Essential Elements that must be met to satisfy each standard. The presentation-discussion format provides opportunity for participants to explore situations at their institutions and seek advice from the ABHE professional staff and senior evaluators on how to address those situations in the context of the standards. A self-assessment opportunity will be included to develop a working agenda for addressing areas that need improvement before hosting an evaluation team. This conference is beneficial to individuals who will have significant responsibilities in preparing their institutions for an evaluation team visit, whether reaffirmation, initial accreditation, or candidacy. Institutions are encouraged to bring their accreditation team/accreditation planning committee to make this a meaningful hands-on preparation for hosting a comprehensive evaluation team visit. The conference also serves as the required new applicant orientation for institutions granted applicant status in June/November 2021 or February 2022.


Online Education Conference

SEP 12-13, 2022

Sponsored By: Acadeum

With the massive shift to online education due to the pandemic, many institutions are aggressively reworking curriculum programs to more appropriately complete in the virtual education space. This is no small challenge with virtual engagement removing the limitations of place and time. So, what does excellence in online education look like? How does this impact marketing, recruiting, course design, delivery, learning assessment and program management? Consider best practices for online education from distinguished experts across ABHE and beyond.

The Accreditation Journey

SEP 26-27, 2022

Sponsored By: WEAVE

Designed for institutions and individuals interested in accreditation or just starting through the process. This two-day conference will focus on all of the elements vital to a successful launch into the accreditation journey. Institutions are encouraged to bring their accreditation team to ensure a broad understanding and shared commitment to the institutional responsibilities over the next few years for a successful accreditation journey.

Leadership & Strategic Development

Growing Leaders for a Growing Movement

Thriving institutions are led by distinguished leaders who serve from the well-spring of a Christ-like character, who enjoy the fruit of professional competency and who exhibit the grace of expanding leadership capacity. ABHE is passionately committed to developing these kind of leaders for the biblical higher education movement. A growing array of opportunities are available for ABHE leaders designed to sharpen their leadership edge.

2023 ABHE Annual Meeting








U.S. Department of Education
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
National Association of Evangelicals