Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., was visited by the Evaluation Committee for the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) April 12-15. In the committee’s exit report, they stated that they will be recommending to the Board of Commissioners of ATS that Grace Theological Seminary receive accreditation for a period of five years (spring 2015). This is the maximum number of years given for initial accreditation by ATS.
The ATS team further commented that they found Grace’s “issues needing further work” to be relatively few when compared to other schools being reviewed for accreditation. The recommendation will be officially voted on by the Board of Commissioners in early June, 2010.
The seminary degrees being recommended for accreditation are: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Missiology (Korean).
Dr. Jeff Gill, dean of the seminary, said, “We are grateful for the excellent work of the seminary administration, faculty and staff and Dr. Carrie Yocum who wrote the self-study. This is a landmark day in the life of Grace Theological Seminary. Let’s praise the Lord for this good news!”