About VLBI

Victorious Living Bible Institute, Inc. (VLBI), an affiliate of Christian Bible Institute and Seminary, is a nondenominational Bible institute and college with a rich history and a commitment to equipping individuals with the Word of God. VLBI operates as part of the Christian Education Department of The Upper Room Outreach Ministries, Inc., based in Waycross, Georgia. VLBI was founded by Dr. Renae Sellers and Samuel Sellers on July 25, 2017. Dr. Renae Sellers had a passionate vision for teaching the Word of God, and with the support of her husband and church community, VLBI became a reality. The first students commenced their studies in January 2018, initially in person and on conference calls.

On August 18, 2018, VLBI formed a partnership with Greater Victory Fellowship Kenya, offering onsite classes to Kenya students with Bishop Emmanuel B. Simiyu, a graduate of Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, Georgia, as the lead instructor. The Kenya Campus was officially launched on April 27, 2019, and the first VLBI Kenya Commencement took place in December 2021.

The Online Learning Center was introduced in the fall of 2019, enabling students to access courses from anywhere in the world. In March 2020, VLBI transitioned to online learning exclusively, adapting to virtual classes in response to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2020, VLBI achieved certification as a training center for the National Association of Christian Counselors, offering certifications in Christian Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, and other counseling and crisis-related certificate courses. In 2024, VLBI launched the Certified Christian Life Coach Program, providing education and training to help individuals move from where they are toward greater purpose and destiny. On June 4, 2024, Victorious Living Bible Institute received its Certificate of Registration, making the name, seal, and logo a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Additionally, in 2024, VLBI launched the Online Single Course Certificate Enrollment Portal for students who are not quite ready to commit to a full degree program but want to explore specific courses for personal enrichment or other purposes. The Online Single Course Enrollment allows students to enroll, pay for the class, complete the coursework, earn college credit, and print their certificate of completion.

VLBI continues to seek ways to enhance the learning experience for our students. We periodically offer community education courses, making college-level training accessible to all members of the community. 

Commitment to Excellence:

VLBI is dedicated to maintaining high standards of education, providing a comprehensive curriculum, and continually evolving to meet the needs of its students.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Educating and training Christian men and women to impact the world for Jesus Christ. 

VISION STATEMENT:

A global leader in Christian education, fostering spiritual growth, and preparing individuals for Kingdom impact.

ACCREDITATION:

Victorious Living Bible Institute (VLBI) is thankful to announce that it is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Biblical Higher Education (ACBHE). This accreditation signifies VLBI's commitment to maintaining high standards of academic excellence and adherence to rigorous policies and practices.

Key Accreditation Details:

  • Accrediting Body: VLBI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Biblical Higher Education (ACBHE), a reputable third-party organization dedicated to evaluating and ensuring the quality of biblical higher education institutions.

  • Voluntary Accreditation: VLBI has voluntarily sought accreditation, showcasing a commitment to transparency and a willingness to subject its policies and practices to external scrutiny.

  • Seal of Approval: Accreditation serves as a valuable "seal of approval" for individuals seeking a reliable and quality educational institution. It assures students and stakeholders that VLBI meets or exceeds established standards.

Accreditation Voluntariness:

  • Voluntary Nature: It's important to note that accreditation is entirely voluntary. VLBI has chosen to undergo this process to provide prospective students with assurance regarding the quality of education offered.

More About ACBHE:

  • For more information about our accrediting agency, the Accrediting Commission for Biblical Higher Education (ACBHE), please visit their official website at www.acbhe.org.

At VLBI, we are committed to providing a high-quality biblical education. Our accreditation by ACBHE underscores our dedication to excellence and serves as a testament to our mission of empowering individuals for impactful ministry and service.

U.S. Department of Education Accreditation: 

At Victorious Living Bible Institute (VLBI), we recognize the diverse goals and career paths of our students. It's important to note that while many professions may require degrees from institutions with accreditation from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), theological degrees, as offered by VLBI, often do not necessitate such accreditation.

Accreditation Considerations:

  • USDE Accreditation Not Required: The theological degrees offered at VLBI may not require U.S. Department of Education (USDE) accreditation. This is particularly relevant for individuals pursuing ministry positions where USDE accreditation is generally not a mandatory criterion.

  • Government-Licensed Positions: Individuals aspiring to work in government-licensed positions, such as public school teachers, state-licensed psychologists or psychiatrists, and non-church-related counselors, may typically require USDE accredited degrees.

Important Note for Prospective Students:

  • Check with the Employer: If your educational pursuit at VLBI is driven by specific career goals or employment requirements, particularly in positions regulated by government licensing, it is advisable to check with the prospective employer or relevant organization before enrolling in VLBI.

  • Liability Disclaimer: VLBI assumes no liability for any consequences arising from the accreditation status of our programs. It is the responsibility of individuals to verify the compatibility of their educational credentials with the requirements of their intended career paths.

Contact Us for Further Information:

  • If you have questions or need more information regarding accreditation and its implications for your career goals, feel free to reach out to us. Our admissions team is available to provide guidance and assistance.

At VLBI, our commitment is to offer high-quality theological education and spiritual enrichment, recognizing the varied aspirations of our students. We aim to empower individuals for impactful ministry and service, and we encourage prospective students to make informed decisions aligned with their unique career paths. 

MEMBERSHIPS:

Global Christian Schools Network 

VLBI is a member of Global Christian Schools Network, a global education partnership of schools and organizations committed to ensuring that students excel in an interconnected world. GCSN is an alliance of schools committed to creating a collaborative and multi-faceted approach to global education. The collective vision of GCSN is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to gain the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to impact the Body of Christ. (www.gcsn.org

The officers of the Global Christian Schools Network, in accordance with the standards of practice and in accordance with the regulations of state, local and national laws related to Christian Education has admitted into membership Victorious Living Bible Institute as an accredited member.

Victorious Living Bible Institute has been recorded in the record and registry of the Global Christian Schools Network as a certified member, and hereby has been recognized and approved to offer the following programs:

  • Bible Diplomas
  • Certificate Programs
  • Undergraduate Degrees
  • Graduate Degrees

In accordance with the rules, regulations, and guidelines of this Christian Educational Association.

PARTNERSHIPS:

National Association of Christian Counselors

Victorious Living Bible Institute (VLBI) is in partnership with the National Association of Christian Counselors (NACC) and serves as a certified training center. The institute offers training for local pastors and other believers who sense the call of God to engage in counseling and Christian coaching. Upon completion of the training program, counselors receive credentials through the National Association of Christian Counselors.

The primary objectives of VLBI's counseling program are to provide assistance and support to those in need of counseling and coaching services while also offering training to individuals who aspire to help others through counseling and coaching. The program is designed to equip students with the necessary experiential learning and knowledge required to work effectively in the field of Christian counseling and Christian Coaching. Through this partnership, VLBI aims to contribute to the development of competent and compassionate Christian counselors and vibrant, outgoing, and purpose driven Christian Coaches. 

(www.nacconline.org) 

ONLINE LEARNING:  

  

Embark on a transformative educational journey with Victorious Living Bible Institute (VLBI) from anywhere in the world through our state-of-the-art Online Learning Center. Our online platform allows you to complete your education conveniently, offering flexibility and accessibility tailored to your schedule.

Key Features:

  • Global Accessibility: Learn from the comfort of your home, connecting with an international community of students passionate about biblical education.
  • Interactive Virtual Classes: Engage in live classes conducted via Zoom webinars, fostering meaningful interactions and the development of valuable student relationships.
  • Bible-Centered Programs: All our programs are rooted in the timeless teachings of the Bible, providing a solid foundation for those preparing for Gospel ministry.
  • Adaptable Learning: Our online learning environment is designed to cater to various learning styles, ensuring an enriching educational experience for every student.

How to Enroll:

  • Explore our diverse programs and discover the one that aligns with your educational and ministry goals.
  • Contact our Admissions team at admissions@victoriouslbi.org for comprehensive information on enrollment in our online or correspondence programs.
  • Experience a seamless application process guided by our dedicated admissions staff, committed to assisting you every step of the way.

At VLBI, we are committed to fostering a vibrant community of learners dedicated to embracing the teachings of the Bible and preparing for impactful Gospel ministry. Join us on this empowering journey to deepen your understanding of the Word of God and equip yourself for a life of victorious living and Christian service.

LEGAL STATUS 

Victorious Living Bible Institute (VLBI) is dedicated to preparing students for religious vocations in the areas of ministry, professional roles, or as laypersons in the field of theology. As an affiliate of Christian Bible Institute and Seminary, VLBI operates under an exemption from licensure. It is important to note that as a state-authorized theological institution, VLBI does not seek regional accreditation and, therefore, does not accept government grants or financial aid.

This approach aligns with the institution's commitment to providing theological education within the context of its religious mission and principles. Students at VLBI engage in programs designed to equip them for various roles within the theological and religious spheres, fostering a focus on ministry, professionalism, and theological understanding.

  

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY:   

  

VLBI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, religious or denominational background or physical handicap.  

CORE VALUES: Character, honesty and integrity. 

The core values of character, honesty, and integrity are foundational principles that guide the actions and behaviors of individuals within the institute. 

  1. Character: This refers to the moral and ethical qualities of an individual. It encompasses traits such as honesty, integrity, responsibility, and ethical decision-making. Having strong character implies a commitment to doing what is right even when faced with challenges.

  2. Honesty: Honesty involves being truthful and transparent in all interactions. It means communicating openly, without deception or misleading information. Honest behavior builds trust and credibility.

  3. Integrity: Integrity is the adherence to a set of moral and ethical principles. It involves consistency in actions, values, methods, measures, and principles. Individuals with integrity are seen as trustworthy and principled.

These core values collectively contribute to creating a positive and ethical organizational culture. They guide the conduct of individuals associated with the institute, fostering a sense of trust, accountability, and respect.

SCHOOL COLORS 

Red/Gold/White  

 

SCHOOL MOTTO: "WE ARE VICTORIOUS"

"For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God." (1 John 5:4-5 NLT)

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Mrs. Angela Cooper, Bible Diploma in Christian Ministry, Class of 2018.

Dr. Anita Harris, Doctor of Ministry: Christian Leadership, Class of 2020.