About ITS

Statement Of Faith

We Believe

  1. In the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God - the Holy Bible.
  2. There is one God eternally manifested in the person of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. In the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, in His vicarious and atoning sacrifice through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension, and in His personal return in power and glory upon the earth.
  4. Regeneration and conversion through faith in Jesus Christ is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity.
  5. The Gospel includes holiness of heart and life, healing of the body and a definite experience with the Holy Spirit, whereby the gifts of the Holy Spirit become active in the life of the believer.
  6. A life awareness of the presence of God's Kingdom here on earth today and faith in the complete restoration of the Kingdom of God upon the earth in the future.
  7. In the bodily resurrection of believers at the end time; the just unto eternal life and the unjust into eternal damnation.
  8. In the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  9. We also believe there are many other God-called fellowships, organizations and/or associations of which International Theological Seminary is only one.

Educational Objectives

  1. Provide a nontraditional educational setting through which basic learning tools are made available so that students may fulfill their educational desires and objectives.
  2. To help students assess their educational needs and satisfy them through a core of studies in a Biblical Education.
  3. To give people the opportunity to study the meaning of Biblical information and understand historical Christian interpretations of religious literature.
  4. To offer a self-paced learning experience giving students an opportunity to realize a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior while developing a sensitivity to the ethical and social demands of our time.
  5. To inform and make available to students the learning resources and media support required to maximize their learning and retention of acquired knowledge.
  6. To provide communicative skills to qualify students to preach the Gospel.
  7. To evaluate the studentís proficiency, in relationship to standards of performance, acceptable to other nontraditional and traditional educational enterprises.
  8. To prepare students for Christian services in their church and community.

Welcome From Dr. Kenneth A. Hughes, President ITS

Dear Student,

Thank you for choosing International Theological Seminary! You are not alone in your choice. ITS is experiencing unprecedented growth all over the world and in the United States.

ITS is excited to offer one of the finest long-distance degree programs available. Our goal is to help you fulfill the plan God has called you to by assisting you on your path toward ministry. To contact us for enrollment information or questions concerning degree programs please use the web form, call or write to:

International Theological Seminary
5415 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
Phone: (941)753-7616
Fax: (941)751-5125
Primary Email:
Backup Email: theosem@aol.com
Web site: http://www.its.edu/

Thank you again for choosing International Theological Seminary. We look forward to working with you. God bless all your endeavors for Him!

In His Service,

Kenneth A. Hughes, Ph.D.

Statement of Purpose

The primary purpose of International Theological Seminary (ITS) is to provide education and training to ministers, Bible teachers and Christian workers. This task is achieved with a positive commitment and belief that the Bible is God's infallible Word. As such, it is trustworthy, authoritative and sufficient.

General Information

ITS is a non-profit, Evangelical, Inter-denominational Bible Seminary specializing in Theological and Ministerial training.

ITS was established in 1983 on the belief that an education is a valuable asset and will help individuals find direction, perceive opportunities, adjust to life and make a contribution to society. The educational program offered is holistic in its approach to life and corroborates the inherent values of the intellectual, social, physical and spiritual aspects of development.

ITS provides educational opportunities to people who want to experience further education. It provides Biblical training to ministers and Christian lay people who desire to serve their churches and communities as preachers, teachers or religious leaders.

Accreditation and Certification

ITS has sought independent accreditation with the Association of Independent Christian Colleges & Seminaries (AICCS).

International Theological Seminary is a member of the Florida Council of Private Colleges (FCPC) and meets all of the requirements and authorization statutes of the State of Florida to issue degrees. FCPC confirms International Theological Seminary has met the requirements and is in compliance with Florida statutes governing faith-based institutions.

ITS has certification through the Council of Private Colleges of America (CPCA) as an approved educational institution in compliance with the CPCA academic excellence standards.

Accreditation Information

There are two main forms of accreditation - Independent and Regional. Because all accreditation is purely voluntary, many institutions choose Independent accreditation so they are not compelled to conform to governmental restrictions, but still have accountability with regard to the high quality education they strive to provide their students.

Sometimes erroneously referred to as governmental accreditation, Regional accreditation is granted by six private non-governmental corporations, known as agencies. Each agency is responsible for and provides accreditation for universities in a separate area of the country. Regional accreditation means schools are eligible to receive government funds such as student loans and federal student grants. Conversely, students who do not attend a regionally accredited school are not eligible to receive US government funds to help pay for their schooling. Many excellent schools are regionally accredited. Students with career goals that require a degree from a regionally accredited institution will want to complete a program of study from one of these schools.

International Theological Seminary is an educational facility that has chosen Independent accreditation based on our desire to teach the whole Word of God without secular government involvement.