Trinity International Theological Seminary was established in 2013, in the State of Maryland, USA, The Seminary is a multi-denominational educational institution with the mission of providing affordable Biblical education and theological training, for anyone interested in earning a Biblical credential to further enhance their ministry.
Trinity exists for the sole purpose of presenting the Word of God in such a manner that it may be readily understood, and that it will bring the students into a vital and effective relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. The students will then prove to be channel for the further spreading of the Word and the strengthening of the testimony of Bible-believing churches.
Comprehensive and systematic courses in Bible study are offered. As the Holy Spirit takes the things of Christ and reveals them to us, we can expect rich blessings. In these days of confusion and uncertainty, the student will find encouragement and comfort in the unchanging and authoritative Word of God.
No matter which area of the ministry you're talking about, it's all Trinity. And Trinity is all about one thing . . . taking the Gospel and the message of faith to every corner of the earth. Trinity is doing its part to help usher in the last great move of God's Spirit and the second coming of Jesus Christ.
There are various theological divisions in evangelical Christianity today and the gaps are growing wider. Countless books have been written to defend one position, while attacking the opposite position. Trinity International Theological Seminary is not under any denominational or man-made theological pressure. Our seminary stands to uphold the Master's command. Trinity teaches the inerrant, infallible Word of God plainly, systematically, and effectively from Genesis to Revelation. We teach the history and content of all the major theological perspectives, so that the student is apprised of the different theological denominational environments. These views are weighed for truth, using the Bible as the scale. Students are challenged to search the Scriptures inductively, relying upon the illuminating power of the Holy Spirit. God's Word, the Bible, is the ONLY authority in matters of faith and practice. We believe that the Bible alone is our guideline in everything we teach and do at Trinity International Theological Seminary, as the Apostle Paul writes to Timothy, "the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." And this is our position in theological education.
The current President of Trinity International Theological Seminary is Dr. Ambrose E. Edebe. He was ordained a Minister of the Morning Star Church in 1977. He served as the general secretary of the Morning Star Church, London, England, from 1985 to 1995. From 1992 to 1995, he also served as an administrative officer with the United Kingdom Department of Education. In 1990, he was awarded the Fellowship of the College of Teachers, England, for a research thesis in education.
After relocating to the United States in 1995, Dr. Edebe served at the Baltimore City Department of Social Services in Maryland, USA, and retired as the district manager in 2009.
His academic accomplishments include: BS in business administration, Thomas Edison State University; BS in general business, Excelsior College; MA in leadership and management, Notre Dame of Maryland University; MBA, Columbia Southern University; Doctor of Ministry, Covington Theological Seminary; PhD in theological studies,Trinity College and Seminary; and a Doctor of Divinity degree from the Master's International University of Divinity. Dr. Edebe holds the professional Executive Director and Bible Specialist certifications of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), USA.
Dr. Edebe has received various citations, awards and commendations from the governor of Maryland, the Senate of Maryland, the mayor of Baltimore, the Baltimore County executive, the Maryland Department of Human Resources, and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. He is also a recipient of the President of the United States Lifetime Achievement Award for community service.
Dr. Edebe is a member of Delta Mu Delta Honor Society in Business Administration, and Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. He is the author of the bestselling books: Your Women Did Prophesy, the Basic Principles and Practice of Business Administration, The Manager's Handbook and The Ultimate Leadership Style. He is a dynamic preacher, teacher, and a regular speaker in national and international conferences. Dr. Edebe is married with children and grand-children.
Statement of Faith
What We Believe
The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
Our God is One, but manifested in three Persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world.
Salvation is the gift of God to man through faith in Jesus Christ.
The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life.
Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only.
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift and is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues.
We believe in sanctification, which is living a life of holiness.
Healing is the privilege of every member of the Church today provided through Jesus' death on the Cross.
Jesus will return and ". . . The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air . . ." (1 Thess. 4:16-17)."
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is eternally lost and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting.
THE SCRIPTURES-The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
THE GODHEAD-Our God is One, but manifested in three Persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal (Deut. 6:4; Phil. 2:6). God the Father is greater than all; the Sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14). The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 14:16; John 15:26).
MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION-Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says "...all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God," and "...There is none righteous, no, not one" (Rom. 3:10; 3:23). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8).
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8-10).
ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH-Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; John 3:3-5; 1 John 5:12).
WATER BAPTISM-Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39).
The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted; to wit: "On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen."
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST-The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:1-4).
SANCTIFICATION-The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ's return (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30).
DIVINE HEALING-Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (James 5:14,15; Mark 16:18; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).
RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD-The angels said to Jesus' disciples, "...This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." His coming is imminent. When He comes, "...The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air..." (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16,17).
Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years (Rev. 5:10; 20:6).
HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION-The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting," used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19-20).
Vision Statement: To impact eternity and the church presently by training biblically equipped leaders in both national and international settings.
Mission Statement: To meet potential students where they are in their calling and ministry motivations and to design a quality and affordable program of study that addresses their individual goals and needs.
- We are committed to the local church and its ministry settings as the prime training venue for developing church leaders.
- We are not called to build great edifices to evidence our effectiveness, but to build great lives that impact others by the Living Christ.
- We do not call our students to come away to be trained, but to remain faithful in their present assignment.
- We commit ourselves to design innovative and personalized development plans that equip leaders to be dynamic and effective servants of God.
- Our extensions, whether in the U.S. or internationally, will be founded upon a partnership with a local church or group of churches and led by those currently involved in ministry and equipping the saints.
- The ultimate call of any leader is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry for the building up of the body of Christ. Only those proven committed and effective in this assignment shall be Trinity professors or leaders.
- Training and equipping is not optional for any spiritual leader, therefore we must do all within our ability to make training both accessible and affordable to any servant of God that is willing to make the commitment.
- Partnership, interdependence and networking are kingdom principles upon which we can see our Lord do His mighty work.
Even though Trinity International Theological Seminary (TITS) is a distance education school, and as such, does not support a traditional resident campus, it is nonetheless a Christian ministry institution of higher learning. Therefore, you are expected to hold firmly to certain standards of conduct. At the core of those standards is the demonstration of the evidence of a Christian life both in the workplace and outside the workplace. Trinity International Theological Seminary's student behavior and lifestyles are expected to reflect the biblical standards of morality, integrity, and effective Christian witness.
TITS is committed to a biblical world and social view; therefore, acts of immorality are inconsistent with biblical principles as well as a breach of the code of Christian conduct expected of every student. Acts of immorality include, but are not limited to, the following: adultery, fornication, the commission of homosexual acts, theft, pornography, drug or alcohol abuse, lying, child and/or spousal abuse, assault, battery, and murder.
TITS has taken upon itself the serious prerogative of instructing others in matters of morality and Christ-like living through programs and courses offered. In order to maintain the credibility of our ministry and message, it is imperative that our students be accountable to a higher standard of conduct and faithfulness than would be expected in a secular environment.
As Scripture clearly indicates, individuals privileged to obtain a higher level of learning ought to be held to the highest standard of conduct, faithfulness, and character.
We consider ourselves bound to interpret actions or decisions inconsistent with a commitment to a Christian lifestyle and Scriptural teaching, as a violation of the core values of TITS. Because the morality of our students and graduates has everything to do with the integrity of our public message, acts of immorality are a serious blight on the good name of Christ and the Church for which He shed His own blood.
TRINITY INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IS AFFORDABLE
We understand the financial realities of today's economy. That's why we made our programs as affordable as possible, but without sacrificing academic quality.
TRINITY INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IS FLEXIBLE
All of our programs are designed for working adults. Regardless of your schedule you can complete your courses, totally through distance learning. Study in the privacy of your home or office, or carry the studies with you as you travel.
TRINITY INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IS PRACTICAL
Our faculty are actual ministers. They have pastored churches, directed missions agencies, and lead ministry organizations. This is why our courses emphasize the real-life application of Biblical education. What you learn you apply as you are learning.