Christian postsecondary educational institutions and others to shape lives of godly influence and service for maturing, thriving, and sustaining serious Bible learning.

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An ABHE education involves extensive and rigorous study of the BIBLICAL text—its nature, narrative, interpretation, and teaching—aimed at building a coherent worldview framework for thinking and living flowing from the dispositions of both student and disciple.



An ABHE education is intentionally TRANSFORMATIONAL as students engage the life-changing Word of God and form authentic relationships with godly faculty and student peers—learning what it means to live out Kingdom values and Gospel priorities before a watching world.


An ABHE education is EXPERIENTIAL—involving hands-on ministry, service learning, and intercultural study opportunities that help students to discover their unique God-given gifts, passions, and sense of calling and to exercise and grow the life, ministry, and leadership skills required for passionate and proficient service.


An ABHE education is MISSIONAL—because an authentically biblical worldview compels all believers, regardless of present or future occupation–to understand their personal vocation within the context of history’s destiny: the day when all peoples have heard the Good News and the kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ.

About the Association for Biblical Higher Education

The Association for Biblical Higher Education is a North American agency, comprising more than 150 postsecondary institutions throughout North America specializing in biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education. ABHE exists to enhance the quality and credibility of higher educational institutions that engage students in biblical, transformational, experiential, and missional higher education through accreditation, professional development, and collaborative engagements benefiting the Kingdom of Christ.

Institutions served in U.S. & Canada


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2022 ABHE Annual Meeting








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