NTSOT's vision is grounded in a commitment to high academic standards. For this reason, our courses make use of textbooks and materials written by some of the most trusted and reliable Christian scholars. These texts are also used in some of the most demanding Christian colleges and universities in the country. In addition, NTSOT's faculty consists of men and women who have Masters and Doctoral degrees in their fields of expertise. In this way, we have built in a level of accountability and excellence that breeds confidence in the quality of our training.
NTSOT emphasizes areas beyond academic study (like Spiritual Formation and Practical Ministry). We are an Affiliate institution of the Association for Biblical Higher Education which is a national accrediting agency recognized by the State of North Carolina and the US Department of Education. As such, it participates in and contributes to collegial and professional development activities of the Association. Affiliate status does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume ABHE accredited status at present or in the future.
NTSOT has good reason to think that some components of our training will indeed be transferable to other academic programs, on the basis of our solid curriculum and qualified instructors. We encourage students to join us in this pioneering work, knowing that NTSOT's faculty members are committed to training them to the best of their ability, and helping them continue their studies and vocation within the Kingdom after graduation should they so desire.