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Accreditation & Affiliation


Harvest Bible Institute was founded in 2017 and is a private, non-profit institution. HBI is a ministry of First Church of the Open Bible in Des Moines, IA, which is affiliated with the Open Bible Churches.



Harvest Bible Institute is a non-accredited 3 year school of ministry. Credits earned at HBI may not transfer to other accredited schools. HBI is currently in the process of developing articulation agreements with several accredited colleges and universities. Credits earned at HBI will be transferable to those schools once the agreements are established.



Harvest Bible Institute has been granted official certification by the Open Bible Churches. School of Ministry certification means Open Bible Churches has placed its seal of approval on the school as providing acceptable biblical education and ministerial training that fulfills education requirements for an Open Bible ministerial credential.



Degree programs of study offered by Harvest Bible Institute have been declared exempt from the requirements for licensure with respect to religious education and is recognized by the State of Iowa as a post-secondary degree granting institution.

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