Personal Edification

Are you prepared to engage thoughtfully with your family, co-workers, or neighbors?

People often fail to realize how impactful integrated training in theology, philosophy, and apologetics can be on one’s personal Christian life. You are the first line of defense for your family and neighbors. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, Sunday School teacher, or friend, knowing why you believe what you believe and being able to think well about your Christian convictions are invaluable tools in being an ambassador of Christ in this culture. Move beyond the milk and think deeply about the God we serve. Southern Evangelical Seminary & Bible College provides that integrated training that will equip you to proclaim the Gospel, engage the culture, and defend the Truth.

Taking You Beyond Online Education

Students looking at online programs in theology, philosophy, apologetics, or biblical studies are impressed when they discover how our digital campus experience pushes far beyond the outdated models of asynchronous education most schools still use. Everything we have developed at SES will equip you to engage a culture that is hostile to the Gospel, and you can get this training without leaving your current ministry context.

Why Should You Seriously Consider Studying at SES?

You almost certainly have at least some basic — and perhaps even advanced — knowledge of Christian theology and apologetics. Many new students at SES have studied books like Tactics by Gregory Koukl, Lewis’ Mere Christianity, or I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by SES alum Frank Turek and SES co-founder Norman Geisler. These are all very helpful resources, but perhaps you have reached that point in your self-guided research where you hit a wall or find yourself out of your depth.

It’s one thing to employ tactics effectively in conversation and know the basics of Christianity. It’s another thing to realize you have not been grounded in a sound philosophy that integrates into a full, robust systematic theology. You can be a good philosopher without being a good apologist, but it does not work the other way around! Giving you the philosophical foundation you need for both theology and apologetics is just one of the ways that a degree or certificate from SES will serve you well. Watch the short video below to learn more.

By training for personal ministry at SES, you will:

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A Valuable Education with Exceptionally Affordable Tuition

Prospective students are almost always surprised to learn how affordable we keep our degree programs at Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College.

You need effective training for ministry — not a crippling load of student loan debt. The value of a degree here pays off through your entire career and truly has an eternal value as well. 

As a result, we're delighted to tell you that you'll have a very difficult time finding a better tuition rate than what we offer at SES (the price below is for graduate level courses; undergrad rate is $238 p/ch; doctoral rate is $417 p/ch):

"It was my pleasure to serve God and country for over 30 years in the military and now prepare further for the next adventure God has planned. Thanks SES, for providing an outstanding Christ-centered, Scripture focused, philosophically sound course of study. Having completed the MA in Apologetics I am engaged now in the MA in Philosophy. I am using these skill sets daily."

Scott Gardner

CHAPLAIN, COLONEL, USAF (RET), SES ALUMNUS

Our Streamlined Admissions Process

Start the admission process today. You can begin in just a few minutes by filling out our initial application and it will open the door for us to have an exploratory conversation about your graduate school priorities and hopes for ministry. We have an entire team at SES who is ready to help you in the process of discerning your gifts and calling to ministry so you can engage our culture in the conversations that matter the most. Take the next step now.