Earn your degree, at your pace, online.

Ascent Bible and Leadership College provides a holistic development model for our students that creates environments not only for ministry purposes but for personal and spiritual growth. Students at  ABLC are equipped with courses in Apologetics, Bible, Theology, Leadership, Ethics, and more.

The mission of ABLC is for students to discover and live out their God-designed purpose and God-given potential. We intentionally advance our students to live a life of significance on purpose for God.

Life-Long Return

Our staff aspires for students to discover success of longevity in ministry or the career path of their choice. The experience you will receive at ABLC is an opportunity for exponential growth.

Two Ways to Enroll

One is open to the general public to apply and one is through our internship program.

Our Location

The ABLC main campus is located in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is a part of the ministries of Barefoot Church.

701 Main Street North Myrtle Beach, SC


ABLC is an institution that offers only religious and theological degrees, we are exempt from oversight by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
Undergraduate Degrees:
Associate of Christian Ministry and Theology
Bachelor of Biblical Studies and Leadership
Graduate Degrees are available for both Masters and Ph.D. level programs.
These vary depending upon the course of study a student is seeking.


ABLC is accredited through Transworld Accrediting Commission International. Because ABLC is an institution that offers only religious and theological degrees, we are exempt from oversight by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The accrediting body name is not recognized by the SC Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Transworld Accrediting 231 E. Alessandro Blvd. Suite A-210 Riverside, California 92508 | Transworldaccrediting.com |951.901.5586


The school is funded by student tuition and sponsors.

See Sponsorship (under the More drop-down tab) for information on how to become a sponsor of the College.

Faculty Bios

Our instructors are professionals who are passionate about the subjects they teach. You can view their bios here.

Preview the Virtual Classroom

Take a peek at our site, powered by Moodle, here.


More than a degree program.

ABLC is more than just a degree program: it’s an experience.
It offers opportunities for students to receive and refine ministry skills and challenges student to greater leadership capacity through the leadership development courses.

We want students to grow wholly in their heart, soul, mind, and strength. ABLC is designed to help students further their journey of identifying and discovering one’s calling, purpose, spiritual gifts, and identity. Whether a graduate decides to go into full-time ministry or not, the ministry skills, Biblical knowledge, and degrees acquired at ABLC will be beneficial to help students live a life on purpose for God.

The average student will earn their Associate degree in as little as two semesters and a Bachelor’s degree in an additional four semesters.
Masters and Doctorate programs vary in length of time to acquire the degree.

Non-Degree Certificate Program

ABLC allows individuals who have not matriculated into a degree program access to credit courses as a part-time student. Non-degree seeking students may apply to ABLC by filling out the application and paying the one-time applicant fee of $25. NDCP seeking students must follow the syllabus of each course and pass the course to receive a Certificate of Completion in each course(s) they take. 

  • Course fees must be paid in full prior to taking an individual course.
  • NDCP seeking students may choose any course as it is listed in the Course Schedule.
  • NDCP students are expected to follow all regulations laid out in the Course Schedule and adhere to the instructor’s instructions for each course.
  • Admission to the Non-Degree Certificate Program does not imply admission to an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Students subsequently admitted to the Non-Degree Certificate Program who wish to later apply for an undergraduate program may have consideration of all coursework, including grades, applied to the undergraduate degree total GPA.

Tuition and Fees

One-time non-refundable application fee: $50

Course fees vary depending on the course.

See our Fall 2020 course schedule for more information.

Graduation fee: $100-300, depending on the degree obtained

Most books that you are required to purchase are in the $9-$20 price range. You will be required to purchase one – three books per semester.

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Additional Information

Credit Transfer

ABLC will evaluate student’s previous undergraduate coursework for possible credit transfer to a ABLC degree. We cannot guarantee that credits earned at ABLC will transfer to other colleges, schools, universities or other higher learning education facilities. It’s your responsibility to check for their acceptance of credits earned at ABLC.


ABLC seeks individuals who are High School graduates have obtained a GED, or are in the process of obtaining a GED. Fill out the application in its entirety. Follow the directions on the application to send in the $25 application fee. After the ABLC staff reviews the application you will receive further direction via email.


All classes are administered through the Moodle learning management system.