What We Believe

The foundation for all of Carroll’s teaching and ministry as a seminary is built upon the Bible and the core theological beliefs revealed in it. We join the larger Christian community in affirming our trust in these tenets of faith:

God
We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Bible
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, and authoritative Word of God.

Jesus Christ
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his miracles, in his vicarious atonement through his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal and visible return in power and glory.

Humanity
We believe humanity was created—male and female—in the image of God, that man was tempted by Satan and fell, and that, because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary for salvation.

The Holy Spirit
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the church is empowered to carry out Christ’s Great Commission.

Resurrection
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

Although born from a rich Baptist heritage, Carroll Institute is an independent seminary, unaffiliated or attached to any one denomination or church organization. The theological beliefs and perspectives of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute are based solely on the Bible.

This statement of faith is made in accordance with the Constitution of the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

The support system between the staff and other students encouraged me during my time at Carroll. Classmates and teachers truly care not only about success but about the person they are interacting with. Carroll became a place I could go to seek academic help, but also prayers for life outside of the classroom. Carroll gave me great friends, mentors, and a network that expands far beyond a zoom session.

Carroll Theological Institute is not only a superb theological education (and it is that)—but it is also an immersion into Christian ministry. Jesus said, “As you go, become disciple-makers” (Matt. 28: 19-20). Carroll is about developing the best “disciple-makers” possible.

B. H. Carroll Theological Institute is a trailblazer in the area of theological education, using technology and the local church to enrich the ministry practice of its students. Through the formation of collaborative communities of learning, Carroll nurtures the souls and sharpens the minds of both faculty and students alike.