We are committed to providing our students with academic excellence and optimum opporunities for academic and spiritual growth, learning leadership skills, character discipline, and ministry gift formation. Development is fostered in a local church context and setting.
Living Stones Bible College, the parent ministry of theROAR, has been granted exempt status by the State of Indiana to offer theological and Christian ministry degrees at the associate level. The Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education has determined that Living Stones Bible College qualifies for religious exempt status from the Private School Accreditation Act (Indiana Code of 1971, Sections 20-1-19:1 through 24).
Our credit standard of learning for all courses is the Carnegie Unit. There are a total of 60 Carnegie Units earned through academic courses; hands-on Practical Ministry labs both in the local church and in the community; and a two-month, overseas internship. Students earning 60 academic credits have their choice of receiving an Associate Degree in Practical Theology or Inter-Cultural Studies (Mission).
The Indiana academic accrediting body does not oversee local church-governed colleges and therefore makes no evaluation of the administration, courses offered, or financial standings of this college. The leadership of Living Stones Bible College/theROAR remains committed to excellence in academics and ministry training while not compromising our Christian standards or values.
Trimester 1-Ministry Foundations
September: Intro to Ministry
October: Life of Prayer
November: Disciplines of the Christian Life
Trimester 2-Preparation for Ministry
January: Principles of Leadership
February: The Local Church
Trimester 3-Mission Engagement
March: Cross-cultural Mission
April: Mission Internship
May: Mission Internship
We believe that every minister of the Gospel should have a Great Commission heart! Our students spend their final two months on the mission field serving under a seasoned, GlobalROAR or partnering Senior Missionary. It is during these two months that all of the training that the students have had are put into practice in a cross-cultural setting. Activities may include mentoring youth leadership, university outreach, conversational language classes, teaching English, tutoring, children's ministry, music ministry, leading men's and women's BIble studies, and assisting the senior missionary with church planting activities.