Congratulations to Urshan College and Urshan Graduate School of Theology!

What wonderful news! These two schools, both owned and operated by the United Pentecostal Church International, have now been granted regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, the graduate school is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.

Urshan College offers the following degrees:

  • Associate of Arts in General Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Music

Urshan Graduate School of Theology offers these degrees:

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Master of Theological Studies

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I had the privilege of serving as a member of the adjunct faculty at UGST from the first year of the school’s operation in 2000. In 2007, after serving Christian Life College in Stockton, California for twenty-five years, I returned to the St. Louis, Missouri metro area and began teaching on campus. Since retiring on July 1, 2018, I have functioned in the role of professor emeritus.

Congratulations to the administration, faculty, staff, consultants, the board of directors, and others who worked diligently to bring Oneness Apostolic education to this significant level of academic achievement!


Daily Wisdom 108: Proverbs 6:10-11

Proverbs 6:10–11 (NKJV) — 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep— 11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.

A love of sleep results in poverty. Those who love sleep, those who are lazy, will fall into poverty. The implication is that poverty will overtake them as a person who travels quickly overtakes one who walks slowly, or like an armed robber.

These and other passages of Scripture teach us it is not wrong to save, but wise. Our level of spending should not automatically rise to meet the level of our income. Rather, we should set aside some of our income for future needs. Saving and paying cash for needed purchases is much wiser than borrowing, presuming on the future, and paying high interest rates.