real faith. real learning. real life.
Whole life transformation through biblical life preparation.
At Oak Hills Christian College we seek to inspire students to be grounded in the Word of God and growing in their relationship to Christ as well as to increase their capacity for continued learning so to be equipped to live a life fully for Christ.
Year Founded: 1946
Denominational Affiliation: Inter-Denominational
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Campus-based Tuition: $8,517 per semester (2020-2021)
Online-based tuition: $440 per credit (2020-2021)
Room and Board: $3,955 per semester (2020-2021)
College Location: Bemidji, MN – Beltrami County
City Population: 14,435
County Population: 45,670
Accreditation: Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
Degrees Offered: Associate, Bachelor and Certificates
Campus Degrees: 14 Options (all bachelor degrees include a major in Biblical Studies)
Online Degrees: 4 Options
Other options: PSEO, Continuing Ed., and 1 year certificate
On-campus/online adult education
Academic Partnership Agreement: This agreement provides access to a wide range of online courses from Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School to both our online degree students and our traditional on-campus students.
National Championship: 1
Conference Titles: 5
Sports Offered: 6
Conference Affiliation: NIAC, NCCAA, ACCA
Student Activities Team
Student Leadership Team (SALT)
Weekly Small Groups
Disc Golf Course
Community Service Projects
13 Community Service Projects
Over 5,000 Community hours served each year
Outreach partners: Celebrate Recovery, Evergreen Youth and Family Services, Various Local Churches, Northwoods Pregnancy Care Center, Timber Bay
Dr. martin giese
B.A. in Christian Education, Oak Hills Christian College
M.A. in Ministry Leadership, Moody Graduate School
Doctor of Ministry in Executive Leadership, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
Pastored two churches over a period of 40 years
history and mission
Oak Hills Christian College is a Christian academic community whose mission is to provide biblically centered higher education which contributes to growth toward Christlikeness and prepares students for effective service in their homes, careers, churches, and communities.
Doctrine and denomination
Oak Hills Christian College is interdenominational; we are not associated with any one denomination. Our students, staff and faculty come from a variety of churches. We welcome all applicants who are personally committed to faith in Jesus Christ.
accreditation and affiliation
Accreditation assures students of high-quality education. Accredited status is also significant in the transfer of credits. However, the transfer of credit is always at the discretion of the receiving school.
GROWING IN FAITH AND WORSHIP (Colossians 2:6-7):
Students are committed to continuous growth in their trust in, love for and worship of God, seeking to live lives pleasing to Him.
UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE (II Timothy 2:15):
Students will know the Bible and handle it rightly, interpreting it properly for personal and cultural application.
UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLD (I Peter 3:15):
Students will have a knowledge of human thought, history and culture adequate to understand and critique worldviews, to communicate effectively a Christian worldview to others, and to interact meaningfully with their own and other cultures.
INTEGRATING FAITH AND LEARNING (Romans 12:2):
Students will have a biblical worldview, integrating their understanding of Christianity and the world, providing the foundation for a lifetime of continued learning and growth in all areas of life.
SERVING OTHERS (Galatians 5:13-14):
Students will have and practice a servant theology of life and will have skills appropriate for effectively serving God through serving others in the home, workplace, church and world.
The community and fellowship at Oak HIlls has inspired me to be myself and engage in the beauty that comes from relationships with God and others.
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