Essentially, the attendance of a Pentecostal college is to prepare people for the ministry of the gospel in the Pentecostal sense. In addition to getting a college education, the student will come out of the college as a trained minister of the gospel.
Some of the areas that would be included in the training and education would be that of a pastor, an evangelist, helps, missionary work, children’s ministry, music ministry, teaching ministry, administration and church building. There could be other classifications, but the emphasis is based upon furthering the ministry along the lines of Ephesians 4:11-12 where He gave various offices of the church such as prophets, apostles, evangelists, teachers and pastors.
(12) “For the perfecting of the saints, the work of the ministry, and the edifying of the body of Christ.”
This could be called the ‘Mission Statement” for building and educating the church to spread the gospel to the world. Click here to see more about Natural Sciences Major.
True Pentecostalism supports the literacy of the Bible as being real, and shows very eloquently how the ancient manuscripts supports this belief. There are events that have taken place and supported from an archeological standpoint that supports the main events of the Old and New testaments. For example it was written in the old testament in the book of Isaiah 150 years before his birth that Cyrus the Great would free the Jews from Babylon. King Cyrus was identified by name, his birth and the tasks that God had set him to do.
Pentecostals believe in speaking in tongues, as mentioned in Mark 16:17 and 1 Corinthians 14, and in bodily healing Mark 16:18, and 1 Peter 2:24. The Pentecostals believe that the power of the Holy Spirit has been sent to us after the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His Ascension to lead and guide us on this earth until the return of Jesus. (John 14:16)
Pentecostals believe in a salvation experience in accordance with Romans 10:9,10 where an individual confesses with their mouth and believes in his heart that Jesus Christ died to take away the sins of mankind.
Pentecostal colleges teach their students to teach these precepts, as they are ordained by God which follows the precept that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds so that we may not be conforming to the pattern of this world. “Romans 12:2”
The bedrock of the Pentecostal experience is based fully upon the grounding of the Holy Bible through which all teachings are based and tested.