FREEDOM FARM BIBLE SCHOOL and SEMINARY

www.ffbss.edu
Training Pastors and Teachers
Established 1981

email:  ffbss.edu@freedomfarm.info


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  • Doctrinal Statement
  • Purpose
  • Accreditation
  • Philosophy
  • Objectives
  • History
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    Doctrinal
    Statement
           We believe in the Bible as the only verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God, infallible and authoritative; in one God as eternally existent in the persons of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His pretribulational rapture of the church, and His personal return in power and glory; in the Fall of man and his need of regeneration by the Holy Spirit by grace alone; in believer's baptism by immersion; in the Holy Spirit's enablement of believers to live godly lives, separated from the world, and witnessing of Christ's saving grace; in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: the saved unto life and the lost unto damnation; in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ; and in God's ordination of the local church for the perpetuation of His truth and work in this world.
           Though we do not intend to be unkind, we feel that at the outset of our relationship we should say that those who are part of the charismatic movement may not fit in as students here. Thus, we encourage members of the tongues movement to consider seeking their education elsewhere.
           The King James Version of the Bible is the English translation used exclusively in the pulpit and in the classroom. Because we believe the Textus Receptus to be the preserved text, we teach our Greek courses using this text exclusively.
    Purpose
           As a Bible school rather than a liberal arts college, Freedom Farm Bible School and Seminary exists for the training of godly pastors, Christian teachers, and other Christian ministry workers who are committed to being conformed to the purposes and character of the Lord Jesus Christ. We extend a special welcome to those who seek greater understanding of  Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) curriculum.
    Accreditation
           Since God's standards are higher than any that men have set, we believe that to seek state accreditation, registration, or approval would be a fruitless exercise. Our great desire being to please God Himself in every facet of our work, we seek no state involvement in any of our ministries. Although Freedom Farm Bible School and Seminary operates under the laws of the state of Michigan, we are not endorsed by the state of Michigan, neither do we accept any state funds.
    Philosophy
           The philosophy which guides all decisions at Freedom Farm Bible School and Seminary is summed up in the following Scriptures: "And He is before all things and by Him all things consist" (Colossians 1:17); "Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Corinthians 10:31); "...In Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:3). Since God is Who He says He is, He belongs at the center of all existence so that every aspect of life revolves around Him. Thus, we seek to glorify God in building dedicated Christian young people whose affections are set "on things above" (Col. 3:2), and whose lives of dependence on Him declare that it is Jesus Christ "Whom (God) hath appointed heir of all things," and Who upholds "all things by the word of His power" (He. 1:1b, 2c).
           Because the beginning of wisdom and knowledge is the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 9:10), we attempt to root all aspects of teaching and learning in Scriptural principles. We believe that the teacher's life is the life of his teaching (Lk. 6:40). We also believe that students learn best when they take the responsibility God gives them for their own learning (Rom. 14:12). We therefore encourage our students to build their own working libraries and to learn the skills needed for a lifetime of independent research and Bible study. 
    Objectives
           The philosophy of Freedom Farm Bible School and Seminary leads us to admonish our students to (1) develop a hearty relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, a conformity to His likeness in thought, attitude and action, and a love for God that permeates heart, soul, and mind; (2) establish regular daily devotions, prayer and Scripture memory times; (3) demonstrate mastery of God's Word, seek to apply it and walk in the Spirit; (4) convey the love of Christ by ministering to His church and sharing the plan of salvation with the lost; (5) cultivate a faith in God steadfast enough to carry him through the trials that come to those who serve Christ.
           We offer four-year and six-year degree programs of study in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies, and two-year and four-year degree programs for Christian Education. Each of these degrees are centered upon the excellency of Christ and His call upon the believer's life. The specific objectives for each area of study are as follows. (1) Each graduate in Pastoral Ministries will understand the Scriptural principles and practices of pastoral life and demonstrate the ability to accurately and effectively proclaim sound doctrine together with its application to life. (2) Each graduate in Christian Education will understand the Scriptural principles and practices unique to Christian education, demonstrate a mastery of the A.C.E. curriculum and/or other individualized curricula, and effectively communicate in the context of both group and individualized instruction. (3) Each graduate in Biblical Studies will comprehend the deeper and more complex issues described in the sacred text, be able to effectively communicate them, and practically integrate the Scriptural truth with everyday living.
    History
           In 1981 the Lord Jesus Christ led some of His servants to found Freedom Farm Bible College as an extension of the ministry of Freedom Farm Bible Church. Classes first met at night in the church's Christian day school building. The pioneering students saw the addition of afternoon classes in 1983 while they waited patiently for the completion of the pleasant ranch-style building. God rewarded them with the dedication of that building in October of 1986. In the summer of 2007, Freedom Farm Bible College was renamed, and the present name of Freedom Farm Bible School and Seminary was adopted.

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