One of the non-profit Universities of the United States, “Global University” is located in Springfield, Missouri. It is worldwide recognized University which provides online and distance education by integrating education and service through a network in total 150 countries which also includes the United States. It mainly uses three languages; English, Spanish and French for the Undergraduate programs. This University has four schools which comprises of School for Evangelism and Discipleship, Undergraduate School of Bible, Berean School of the Bible and Theology and Graduate School of Theology. Global University is established with a motive of integrating education and service through worldwide network for the student support, to provide access to the ministerial training from continuing education level to graduate level, to produce curricular materials in the multiple languages and to serve local church and Christian community through discipleship, evangelism and leadership training.
Global University is a Christian University in Pentecostal tradition. The main theme of this University is ‘to exalt Christ and to present God’s truth’. The active president of the University is Gary L. Seevers Jr., Ph.D. This University is accredited and authorized by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of North Central Association (NCA/ HLC) and the accrediting commission of Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). Both the commissions are recognized by U.S. Department of Education. In fact, this University is listed in ‘Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education. It has certified by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education to operate its administrative functionin the United States. Initially, the University was founded in the year 2000 by combining two Universities; ICI and Berean University. It was first accredited by Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) in the year 1977. This University has combined history of over 80 years of services. The main focusing area of this University are training Pastors, Church leaders and workers to initiate the steps of fulfilling their calling, to provide the service in and through local churches.
Global University has five schools; Graduate School of Theology, Undergraduate School of Bible & Theology, Berean School of the Bible, School for Evangelism and Discipleship and Study Groups. Firstly ‘The Graduate School of Theology’ came into existence to equip students to live and minister in the multiple cultures through conducting individual research, cultural awareness and personal scholarship. This school especially focuses on providing in-depth, specialized study of Bible and other subjects at post Bachelor’s degree level. The students who wish to learn from the distance education can utilize printed and electronic materials to guide in their studies and research. The school also offers affordable and accredited Master of Arts, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at minimum cost for all the graduate programs. The second school ‘Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology’ is made available for those students who want to obtain an accredited Bible College degree. The students can save time and resources for ministry by completing a second degree under this school. Likewise, the distance undergraduate program under this school is positioned to serve the cross-cultural American and rest of the world with Christian Worldview. The third school of this University is ‘Berean School of the Bible (BSB)’. It focuses on providing adult continuing education program. BSB offers the ministry training program which helps students to prepare themselves to fill a church leadership role. Perhaps, this school is a pioneer distance education which has trained Assemblies of God ministries for more than six decades. The fourth school of the University is named as ‘School for Evangelism and Discipleship’. The evangelism materials range from the comic books, children’s curriculum to books which are designed to reach at the college students and intellectuals. These materials are used in over 175 countries in more than 120 languages. The last school established under this University is ‘Study Group’. It is sponsored by local church and other approved group that includes the students enrolled the students in School for Evangelism and Discipleship, Undergraduate or Graduate level courses and Berean School of the Bible.
Global University, collaborating with Assemblies of God Credit Union (AGCU) is assisting the students with the financial options. It has made easy application process for Ministry Loan up to $3000 with term up to sixty months. This service has been helpful for all the students who really need financial help. The Ministry Loan has also helped to those students who are pursuing their undergraduate degrees under the Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology and the students pursuing the Graduate degrees under the Graduate School of Theology. Likewise, the students are facilitated with the big library which contains the required for all level and faculty students. The students can get the benefit with the availability of materials that are required in the course of their study. Each year catalog is made available to all students who are enrolled with their respective schools. The students who want to get admitted in this University can submit online application through the University’s website: www.globaluniversity.edu/admissions.
Global University is surely the one of the best University of United States which is giving its best to fulfill the motive of integrating education and services through worldwide network for the student support. This University has produced many well-known personalities. Thus, to gain knowledge by joining this University will surely be the benefit for all the students. With all its facilities and good environment, this college has been successful to establish as one of reputed Universities not only in United States but in fact in all over the world.