The Deans’ Lecture Series: Featuring Dr. Tina Royer Oct 28, 2022


The mission of the Deans’ Lecture Series is to provide a venue for interdisciplinary exploration of biblical, theological, and cultural scholarship.

Join us on October 28, 2022

6:30pm-7:30pm- Crossing the Secular Divide: Bible Colleges and Regional Accreditation

7:30pm-7:45pm- Break

7:45pm-9:00pm- Restoring Love

Special Guest: Dr. Tina Royer

Crossing the Secular Divide: Bible Colleges and Regional Accreditation

In an era when Regional Accreditation is the “gold standard” for schools, many Apostolic institutions of higher education have sought and achieved regional accreditation. Others may be considering pursuing regional accreditation. While Regional Accreditation is a valuable tool for Bible colleges, as Apostolics, it is essential not to allow Regional Accreditation to become tantamount to an idol. In the pursuit of regional accreditation, Apostolics must ensure they are not pursuing respectability.

This lecture will highlight some of the findings of a recent survey of study of accredited Bible colleges from across the U.S. During this study, most Bible college leaders expressed satisfaction with their regional accrediting body, including being appreciative of the positive changes regional accreditation asked of them. However, there was also some level of uncertainty about the future of Bible colleges and regional accrediting bodies.

Most Bible colleges manage to maintain rigorous academics while strengthening ties to their respective faith traditions by maintaining dual accreditation with a faith-based nationally recognized accreditor. Because the doors to such dual accreditation has been closed to oneness Apostolics, there is an additional onus on Oneness believers to seek alternatives in the event regional accreditation becomes difficult for Apostolics to submit to at some point in the future.

Restoring Love

Healing from abuse is often a process. While much of the healing takes place in private, the church has an important role to play. A mix of testimony and practical ideas for churches and saints, this session has a dual purpose: to equip attendees to help people as they make their journey out of darkness and to help bring healing to those who are currently struggling with darkness.

Part testimony, part practical tips and application, this session will highlight some passages from Restoring Love and will also include time for Q&A.

Tina Royer works alongside her husband as he pastors a church in Rio Linda, California. Tina and

her husband have three children. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Northwest

Nazarene University and is a leading expert on Bible colleges and regional accreditation. Tina is

a tenured professor of English in the California Community College system. In recent years, she

also began teaching English at and serves as the General Education Department Chair for

Christian Life College in Stockton, CA. Tina is also the author of Restoring Love, a book

published by Pentecostal Publishing house.

For more information contact David Molina at dmolina@ugst.edu.