Signet Bible College and Theological Seminary is an educational institution of and for followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We are committed to teaching and equipping disciples around the world for the work of ministry and chaplaincy. Our certification and degree programs are accessible to anyone – from anywhere – heeding our Lord’s call to serve.
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- We offer a first-rate education at a cost below that of other full service colleges.
- We offer a Bachelor Degree in the field of Chaplaincy and a Bachelor Degree in Christian Ministry.
- We offer a certificate program that covers the Basics of Christian Chaplaincy.
- We offer our Associates of Ministry Degree program at qualified church locations, as well as through correspondence, using our exclusive program curriculum.
- We offer a Master Degree in Christian Counseling and a Master of Divinity Degree.
- We are on the forefront of technology and education, offering our students the convenience of distance education with the feel of a campus setting.
- Each student is assigned a professor who will guide the student during the entire course of study.
- Our in-class video series are both engaging and informative.
- Our educational programing and ordinations are endorsed by Chaplains International.
- We are a degree-granting institution approved by the Florida Department of Education.
Dr. Dale Scadron, M.Div., Th.D., a Chaplain at Taft Correctional Institution, a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility in Southern California (“TCI”), founded Signet Bible College and Theological Seminary (Formerly Chaplains College) in 2009. Over the years, as an ordained minister and chaplain, Dr. Scadron has had the unique opportunity to counsel people from all walks of life with all sorts of spiritual issues and questions regarding their faith.
However, it was while working within the prison system and with inmates that he became frustrated with what he termed “jailhouse religion”, i.e., Bibles being passed along from one inmate to another with little or no formal teaching or training. He observed that while many inmates were turning to Christ and looking for answers in Scripture, God’s message of salvation was not resonating. Something was amiss.
When Dr. Scadron arrived at Taft, he observed thousands of broken men—many of whom had lost everything, including their families, their reputations, and their identities. He observed men who were both emotionally and spiritually lost, searching for something to hang on to, something to give them hope and direction. He understood that for many of them, time alone with God would be their last chance. As he began working with these men, he realized that his perspective, his own views, had changed. He no longer saw these men, these inmates, as they are often portrayed on television or in movies. He saw them as brothers in Christ – brothers who with the proper training and guidance could not only be transformed, but also help transform those around them. He observed brothers who had the potential to be Fishers of Men by going out into the world to embark the work of ministry.
With this vision, Dr. Scadron set out to develop the materials and the tools necessary to teach, train, and equip these men, so they could build the foundation they would need to do God’s work. Dr. Scadron made sure that the curriculum reflected his unwavering belief in the power of the Gospel to renew minds and transform lives. Indeed, he had seen first-hand how Christ could work miracles in the lives of lost men, giving them hope and purpose. He understood that true life—giving, God-honoring change is possible as long as you first build a solid foundation for change; a foundation that allows Christ to come into men’s hearts and reveal His will to them.
As the College continued to experience growth, Dr. Scadron further realized that this type of training would be invaluable outside the prison namely in our churches and our communities. It could provide the much-needed, yet often-neglected bridge between commitment and capability for many lay ministers. Too often today, people are placed in positions of leadership in their churches without the proper training.
Unfortunately, desire is a poor substitute for competency—you cannot have one without the other. To be effective ministers, you must be both dedicated and well equipped to serve the Lord. Signet Bible College and Theological Seminary began with this vision—to train the body of Christ worldwide for the work of ministry—and continues to expand its reach today. Since beginning its first class in April of 2009, the College at TCI has already graduated 53 students with Associate Degrees. In addition, 87% of our graduates are actively serving in various ministries vital to the lives of churches and communities all around us. See our Fishers of Men Program.
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is that all of life must be directed and shaped by biblical truth, Signet Bible College and Theological Seminary is committed to equipping and preparing believers spiritually and practically, enabling them to effectively minister the Gospel of Christ to a lost world.
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
In dedicated pursuit of this vision, we have undertaken the following mission:
- Serve and obey God in a way that pleases Him;
- Use our God-given gifts to teach and train all believers so they become unified in Christ and well-prepared for the work of Chaplaincy and Missions Ministry.
- Develop a curriculum supported by training materials that not only meet the highest standards of academic excellence, but also fully embody sound doctrine;
- Develop the resources and the organization necessary to support the training needs of the ever-expanding, worldwide body of Christ;
- Operate the College with consistent principles, policies, and processes, which are firmly based on our beliefs;
- Position the College in today’s technology-driven world for effective, relevant communication; and
- Reach people, renew minds, and transform lives, and impact communities, churches and organizations worldwide.