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What does THS. stand for?
(T)heology for (H)and and (S)pirit.
What are the requirements for admission to THS Academy?
All applicants for THS. Academy are required to possess a high school graduate diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) as well as a personal confession of faith in, and submission to Jesus Christ.
How do I apply for THS. Academy?
Prospective students apply for THS. Academy by filling out our application. This form collects relevant personal information, information on education status and English proficiency, and asks prospective students to list several references.
When does my apprenticeship begin?
As soon as you are enrolled, your apprenticeship will begin at your Placement Church. We communicate with your Placement Church and facilitate their involvement.
Where do classes take place?
Classes take place through a live, virtual learning platform from Monday to Wednesday 8am-1pm (PST). Students must have access to a strong internet connection and a distraction-free environment in order to attend class.
What are the costs to attend THS. Academy?
Tuition costs are shared between students and their Placement Churches. Please contact us for more information.
I’m having trouble securing a Placement Church.
Get in touch with us and we’ll help you locate a Placement Church.
What career prospects are available to me after graduation?
As a graduate of THS. Academy, you will possess a Certified Bachelor of Theology in Pastoral Leadership (B.T.). Depending on the quality of your graduation thesis, you may qualify for attendance in post-graduate universities and programs.
Does your program only train pastors?
No, the flexibility of our program content allows our graduates to not only become head pastors of their own congregations, but also work as ministry leaders, become missionaries, or secure jobs in Christian organizations.
Do you offer any self-paced courses?
Currently, we are in the process of developing self-paced options for a number of our courses, to provide more flexibility to students.
What authorization does THS. Academy have?
The Washington Student Achievement Council has determined that THS Academy for Pastoral Leadership qualifies for religious exempt status from the Degree Granting Institutions Act for the following program: Bachelor of Theology in Pastoral Leadership (B.T.). The Council makes no evaluation of the administration, faculty, business practices, financial condition or quality of the offerings by this institution. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who oversees my apprenticeship?
Upon admission, each student secures a Supervisor from their Placement Church that supports them in their apprenticeship and performs evaluations on their progress. THS. Academy equips Supervisors with all the necessary information they need in order for their apprentice to be successful.
Does THS. Academy offer ordination?
Ordination as a pastor or pastoral leader can only be administered by each students’ respective denomination. Refer to your Placement Church for this information.