CrossPointe Theological Seminary enjoys recognition as a quality institution of higher Christian learning by its peers and ministry partners.
CrossPointe Theological Seminary is not accredited by, nor does it intend to seek accreditation from any regional accreditation agency as approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
USDE accreditation is not necessary for the theological degrees in which we offer. Individuals seeking employment in government-licensed positions such as public school teachers, state-licensed psychologists or psychiatrists, and non-faith-based-related counselors may need a conferred degree from an organization that is USDE accredited. Generally speaking, people working in ministry positions do not need a USDE accredited degree. If you are pursuing education at CTS with the intent of obtaining employment or for some other reason, you should check with that organization BEFORE applying for enrollment in CTS. CTS assumes no liability of any kind.
CrossPointe Theological Seminary has chosen not to seek accreditation with a USDE accrediting organization due to:
Why not become accredited by the Department of Education? In many cases the government’s Department of Education is not qualified to accredit a private school, such as a Seminary, because the DOE is secular and a Seminary is spiritual thus our standards are not secular and cannot be judged by secular standards.
As we find in 1 Corinthians 2:14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” Therefore a state agency is not able to determine if a spiritually directed learning institution is meeting the mandates of the Bible.
Accreditation has many benefits for both educational institutions and students, but it is neither a guaranty nor is it the sole criterion of an excellent education. Every accredited institution was once unaccredited. For example, Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) was founded in 1924 but was not accredited by SACS until 1969, long after the graduation of notables such as Dwight Pentecost, Charles Ryrie, and Chuck Swindoll. Dallas Theological Seminary was not accredited by ATS until 1994, but its excellent education before then is unassailable.