Reformation Bible College is committed to preparing you to know God through the Scriptures and doctrine from a Reformed viewpoint. We have a high view of the Bible and an orthodox perspective. Every aspect of your education will be informed by your understanding of the historic Reformed faith. Rather than study the Word with a critical post-modern eye, we let the Word study us and shape our understanding of the world and our place in it.
In addition to rigorous biblical study, you’ll also learn the great works of art, philosophy, and music from the Western world, with a critical eye formed by God’s eternal truths found in Scripture. As a school that values classical Christian education, we don’t teach you what to think but rather strive to teach you how to think—giving you a framework from which to examine everything you learn in college and beyond. This foundation prepares you for success in pursuing any vocation to which God has called you.
All classes are taught by some of the brightest minds in the Reformed world, and the low student-to-professor ratios ensure in-depth study and discussion with both students and professors.
We intentionally keep our incoming class sizes small, ensuring that professors, not assistants, teach each class and that you’ll also enjoy strong and personal discipleship.
Additionally, small class sizes help to develop strong ties between classmates, resulting in a unique and strongly knit community.
At RBC, you’re not a number. As part of our community, you’re known, loved, and trained to know God and live a life that glorifies and enjoys Him.
Almost 40 years ago, as it is today, the world was filled with challenges to biblical faith. Christians who sought to be equipped to answer these challenges had few options short of going to seminary. Dr. R.C. Sproul saw the need to offer an accessible, practical bridge of learning for the growing Christian, and Ligonier Ministries was born as a haven for devoted learners and passionate followers of Christ.
The founding of RBC in 2011 brings Ligonier Ministries full circle by drawing on its study-center heritage and establishing a new place for in-depth instruction and fellowship in central Florida. Why do this? Because we know that when the Bible is taught clearly, God is seen in all of His majesty and holiness, and hearts are conquered, minds renewed, and communities transformed.
Because time is too precious for education based on historical novelties, Reformation Bible College aspires to be a leader in providing education in the historic Christian faith and moral vision. Our undergraduate degree programs are specially designed to pass on the heritage of our Reformed forebears to our children and the generations that follow them.
Convinced that literacy in theology and history is necessary for a mature knowledge of Scripture and a discerning engagement with the world, we focus on four areas: the content of Scripture, the system of doctrine taught in Scripture, the history of the church, and the great works of philosophy, literature, and music.
We believe that our curriculum, with its emphasis on the coherence of biblical revelation and of the Christian worldview, will give Christ’s disciples the grounding needed to live lives and to engage in vocations that glorify God and foster continuing reformation. We are persuaded, then, that what God enables us to realize here will advance the cause of God’s kingdom as the truth of Holy Scripture reaches every corner of the globe.
RBC is committed to the historic Reformed faith as expressed in the Solas of the Reformation and in the consensus of the confessional standards: the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of the Synod of Dordt, and the London Baptist Confession.
Our doctrinal commitments also include endorsements of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and the Cambridge Declaration of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.
“RBC is an unaccredited college and is in compliance with Section 1005.06(1)(f), Florida Statutes pursuant to religious institutions. The Commission for Independent Education has determined that RBC has met the requirements of state law and is not subject to governmental oversight.
RBC has worked to develop solid relationships with several leading seminaries in the United States. These seminaries have been impressed by the caliber of our students and the rigor of our curriculum. They have agreed to honor our students’ RBC credentials for application to their programs.”