Affordable, Accessible Biblical Education

A.N.B.I. provides ...

...a non-accredited certification in Biblical Studies. Certifications can be used by lay ministers, or in various occupations that require them.
The Institute will also provide options for those seeking to be ministerial students that are called to become licensed ministers within The Wesleyan Church.

Classes are $125 each and are in person or on-line!

Biblical Studies Certification Program
After taking the core classes for certification and Lay Ministry, students may choose to take additional electives to pursue licensing.

Core Classes
• Introduction to Old Testament
• Introduction to New Testament
• Church History
• Introduction to Theology
• Methods of Bible Study
• Doctrine of Holiness

Licensing Electives
• Church Leadership and Management
• Wesleyan Church History/Discipline

NOTE: Application and assessment will follow these electives for licensing

Our Mission

The All Nations Bible Institute (A.N.B.I.) is a postsecondary school created by Kentwood Community Church. We provide biblical education and develop laborers to impact God’s Kingdom.

Our Vision

We believe that every Christian deserves to have the ability to grow in their faith, and become stronger followers of Christ, despite their skin color, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, age or gender. This is the way the A.N.B.I. strives to create accessible learning opportunities for all Christians who are hungry to deepen their intimacy with God.

A.N.B.I. is for ...

Christians | 
Believers who wish to deepen their biblical knowledge and understanding of their faith.

Lay Ministers | 
Lay people whom God has called to special service in their local church and/or district. They serve under their pastor’s direction and as opportunity affords.

Missions | 
Lay people who are called to the international missions field and want a firm foundation.

Ministerial Student | 
A student who meets the leadership qualifications of The Wesleyan Church who confesses a call to be a minister.

Those interested in becoming a …

Licensed Minister |
An individual who desires a ministerial calling and gifts that have been formally recognized by a district conference, through the granting of a ministerial license which serves as authorization for and appointment to actual service in the ministry, subject to supervision and evaluation, as a step toward ordination.

Other Leadership Training Opportunities at KCC

Leading Self | 
Biblical Servant Leadership, Importance of Prayer, Spiritual Health, DISC personality assessment

Leading Others | 
Leading Multi-Ethnic Teams, Effective Communication, Navigating Obstacles, Being a Leader People Want to Follow

Leading Teams | 
Conflict Resolution, Motivating/Developing the Team, Aligning Teams with Mission/Vision/Strategy, Biblical Servant Leadership

Leading Through Coaching | 
What Exactly is Coaching, How to Connect and Ask the Right Questions, Coaching Roadmap, Coaching Across Cultures, Obstacles and Specialties

Leading Organizations | 

Creating Culture in Organizations, Building an Organization from the Ground Up, Leading Organizations through Change, Organizational Structure and Design, Partnering and Collaboration, Christian Morals and Organizational Ethics

All classes available online and in person, $20-$40 per person, 
offered several times per year.

Denominational Ministry Training

Pastoral Residency Program | 
Equips and develops participants to discover and fulfill their call in the full-time pastoral ministry through mentoring, instruction experience and modeling.

Internships Program | 

Provides college students with valuable hands-on experience in a religious sector, and non-profits environment.

ANBI Information Request

If you are a student or instructor who is interested in more information regarding the ANBI courses offered, PLEASE, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.
All inquiries will remain private.

* Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm. 
* available in person or online and run for 12-weeks
* $125 per class


Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) in Marion, Indiana partners with Kentwood Community Church to provide a quality higher education at an affordable price. This partnership provides students with Christ-centered academics, relevant learning experiences, and a supportive community that will prepare students for a lifetime of service.