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About SMIBC

The name Seraphim was adopted based on Isaiah 6, whereby the seraphim purged the prophet Isaiah’s lips with hot coal from the altar as a form of atonement for Isaiah’s sins, so that he may be the mouthpiece for God, speaking to a harden-hearted people. Dr. Yolie Massenburg believes that all Believers have a divine purpose in Christ and in order to walk out each one’s mission learning the Word of God is essential. Like the hot coal the Word of God purges, proving what is needed to equip Leaders/Believers for work in ministry. Seraphim Ministries International Bible Institute (now Bible College) was established September 2005 in Petersburg, Virginia. SMIBC existed as a non-degree granting school of adult education, primarily for lay people and ministers, designed to provide advanced training and equipping in biblical and doctrinal studies, ministry skills and leadership skills so they may be prepared to do the “work of the ministry.” Establishing Bible classes for individuals interested in spiritual growth, Bible application and works in ministry. In August 2012, Seraphim Ministries International Bible Institute acquired accreditation through the World-Wide Accrediting Commission located in Richmond, Virginia. Officially, Seraphim Ministries International Bible Institute is established as a degree offering institute where Bachelor, Master and Doctorate Degrees can be obtained by students after course work is completed. SMIBI also offer workshops and leadership seminars to better equip men and women in ministry and discipleship. SMIBC is exempt from the requirements of certification by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV).

About Dr. Yolie Massenburg

Dr. Yolie Massenburg is the Founder, Executive Director and Instructor of Seraphim Ministries International Bible College since September 2005. She is the Senior Pastor of Seraphim Ministries International LIFE Center and Life Coach/Motivational Speaker with Living Life Ministries. Dr. Massenburg coaches and mentor ministers all over the United States. She is a member of many associations and a volunteer chaplain at several healthcare facilities.

Dr. Yolie Massenburg is an ordained minister and holds several degrees: a BA in Communications, a Masters in Education, Master of Divinity and a Doctorate in Religious Education in Theology. She is a certified instructor of the Evangelical Training Association, faculty member as Media Analysis at Trinity Graduate School of Apologetics and Theology, and Qualified Evangelism Explosion Trainer. In addition, she is an author and publisher of several publications including a textbook used by students in over 130 countries. But above all and the greatest of all, she is a Born-again Believer of Jesus Christ who loves God and filled with His Holy Spirit.

About Acreditation

Seraphim Ministries International Bible College (SMIBC) is a 501c3 not-for profit religious institute and is affiliated with no denomination. SMIBC is exempt from the requirements of certification by the State Council of Higher Education. Seraphim Ministries International Bible College is a religious institution exempt from state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Our accreditation is with the World Wide Accrediting Commission (WWAC) of Richmond, Virginia. The WWAC is an accrediting commission which holds as its primary objective the encouragement and maintenance of sound scholarship and the highest academic achievement in the areas of private education.

Quality education is the goal at all times. Its purpose is the establishment of quality education in private schools, colleges, and theological seminaries. It is a non-governmental body and makes no claim to be connected with the government.

The purpose of accreditation is to: 1. Certify that an institution has met established standards of excellence,

2. Assist prospective students in identifying reputable institutions which offer degree programs that will meet their needs and goals.

3. Allow institutions to evaluate the acceptability of transfer credits into their own curricular programs. Applicants for admission to SMIBC are considered without regard to sex, age, color, or national origin. Each prospective student will be assessed according to his or her academic background.

Seraphim Ministries International Bible College is exempt from the requirements of certification by the State Council of Higher Education. All degrees of Seraphim Ministries International Bible College are of an ecclesiastical nature, and whether granted or conferred, are in the restricted area of religion with the special purpose of preparing persons to work in the area of religion, whether educational or ministerial; they are not designed to be used in general academic circles. Transferability of credits earned at Seraphim Ministries International Bible College and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. The degree programs of this bible institute are designed solely for religious vocations.

Our Vision and Call

A. Mission
1. DISCIPLINE - To disciple and equip ministers who will GO and do likewise (Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 4:11-16).

2. DEGREE - To prepare and/or recognize ministers for their ministerial labors and school experience rendering honor to them (Romans 13:7, 1 Timothy 5:17).

3. DUPLICATE - To commit to faithful men and women the basics of Christian character, growth and ministry for reproduction – duplication - of these truths and materials to others, who will in turn commit the same to others who will also do the same, which in turn, will MULTIPLY the Word of God, as well as the work of the ministry (2 Timothy 2:2)!

B. Model
1. PERSONALLY - To personally model the above, teach it, and release it to others to do the same, just as Jesus and Paul did (2 Timothy 2:3-7, Acts 1:1, 2 Timothy 2:2).

2. PRACTICALLY - To establish and extend God’s Kingdom on earth through preaching and demonstrating the Gospel of grace, teaching it to others, and releasing them into ministry to do the same (Matthew 6:9, 28:20, Mark 16:15-20, Luke 24:44-49, Acts 1:8, 20:24,32, 2 Timothy 2:2).

Seraphim Ministries International Bible College is a religious institution exempt from state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.