Beginnings

Alberta Bible College began in the midst of the Great Depression July, 1932, founded by Charles H. Phillips in the city of Lethbridge. ABC soon moved to it's current hometown of Calgary, Alberta.

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LAST YEAR'S
Student Count
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Degree-Holders in Full-time ministry
1089
Graduates
13
Current Denominations Represented

We are “Christians only, not the only Christians.”


Partners & Affiliates

Partners & Affiliates

Alberta Bible College is committed to your education, and its usefulness to the church and society we live in, as well as its recognition by the larger academic community. Our partners are very important to us and to our students. Here are the groups we are currently affiliated with:

  • The Government of Alberta, by a special act of incorporation, granted Alberta Bible College a charter to grant degrees, diplomas, and certificates;
  • The Canada Student Loans Plan recognizes Alberta Bible College as a designated institution;
  • Member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities;
  • Member of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada;
  • Most Canadian Bible Colleges have accepted Alberta Bible College credit transfer;
  • Most seminaries and Christian graduate schools in Canada and the United States have accepted Alberta Bible College degrees as meeting their entrance requirements;
  • Various Canadian universities have granted transfer of credit for certain ABC courses.
  • Alberta Bible College is accredited with ABHE.

WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT

ABC is committed to your education, its usefulness to the church and society we live in, as well as its recognition that lives on the cutting edge of modern educational models seeking to find and develop the skills, knowledge and attitude within our students. This is achieved through linking classroom study with practical hands on experience to deeply integrate knowledge with action. This is at the heart of our unique transformational learning model. 

In addition to classroom study we have developed a support network around our students to help them to succeed in every area of their lives. Students spend time working one-on-one with a professional career and life coach to help set personal and career goals and understand the path they need to follow for these goals to be achieved.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

That Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God; and, as such, is Head of His body, the Church. (Matthew 16:16; Colossians 1:18)

That He died to atone for the sins of all people and that He was raised from the dead for their justification. (Romans 4:25)

That people are justified by faith in Him according to the terms of the Gospel laid down in the New Testament. (John 3:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 10:9-10)

That the Holy Spirit lives in all Christians, gifting them for ministry, and producing the fruit of the Spirit. (I Corinthians 12:4; Galatians 5:22-23)

That the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that the New Testament is the all sufficient guide for the teaching, organization, and life of the Church. (II Timothy 3:14-16)

That we seek the unity of all believers by practicing biblical Christianity. (John 17:20; Ephesians 4:1-13)

That the mission of the Church worldwide is evangelism and Christian nurture. (Matthew 28:18-20).

Accreditation

Accreditation

  Alberta Bible College is accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).

ABC is located on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta

which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. ABC is situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Moh’kins’tsis”, which we now call the City of Calgary.