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Earn your degree online while serving in the local church

Antioch College offers students a non-traditional, accredited, collegiate journey that innovatively blends the anywhere anytime accessibility of online studies with the extraordinary benefits of apprentice-style, hands-on application of coursework in real-life partner church environments.

Antioch’s non-classroom model improves the affordability of an accredited education with a per credit cost of only $260. The on-demand learning delivery also enables students to schedule their studies around family, employment, and other obligations.

Bachelor's Degree

Our 4-year Bachelor's Degree in Ministry Leadership offers students five concentrations in Ministerial Leadership, Biblical Studies, Intercultural Studies, Worship and Worshipping Arts, and Christian Counseling.

Associate's Degree

Our 2-year Associate's Degree in Ministry Leadership provides students with limited time or funds an opportunity to get started in a new career.


Our 1-year Diploma in Ministry Leadership gives students a starting point for formal education in the church to later build on with additional studies.

Our Mission

To prepare Spirit-empowered ministers to be passionate, principled, and practical leaders who are…

  • Scripturally grounded and Spirit-empowered
  • Cultivating healthy relationships
  • Skillful and strong multipliers
  • Sowers of generosity
  • Sent and/or Senders into the world
  • Seekers of relational accountability

Ready to take the next step in your future?

Does This Excite You?

  • Attend a class.
  • Read a book.
  • Draft a paper.
  • Go to work for four hours.
  • Design the entirety of a church service in two weeks.
  • Plan community outreach strategies with the lead pastor.
  • Oh, and assist an elder with leading a grief counseling group!




Your Moment Is Now!


Head Office

PO Box 690, Gainesville, VA 20156

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Antioch College's financial aid school code is 041538. It may display as Bethel College, the former name of Antioch College.