Introducing MTI: Berkshire & ACGC’s Ministry Training Institute

The Advent Christian General Conference (ACGC) and Berkshire Christian have announced the formation of a strategic partnership to address the most pressing problem in the recent history of our movement. The Berkshire board of trustees approved a partnership agreement at their May board meeting that allows the two institutions to collaborate to avert the impending leadership crisis in the denomination.The current leadership situation is somewhat dire. Currently seven out of 10 Advent Christian pastors are at or near retirement age. Within the next five to 10 years we will need more than 150 new pastors. The Berkshire Christian board of trustees has determined that the primary focus of Berkshire Christian is to train pastors. Therefore, this new partnership offers a perfect alignment of vison, mission and values between ACGC and Berkshire Christian. The collaboration also allows for the most efficient use of capital, functional and human resources without costly redundancies.This agreement has been born from a lengthy season of prayer and dialog. More than six months ago, ACGC invited Berkshire Christian to join them in this united effort to change the trajectory of our leadership trends. Since that time, Board Chair Mike Alix and President Dr. Glenn Rice have spent extensive time in prayer, research and conversation with ACGC Coordinator of Leadership Development Matt Larkin regarding the potential partnership. In the end, ACGC and Berkshire believe that their partnership represents the best chance to avoid the leadership crisis. The collaboration will take place primarily in the context of the Ministry Training Institute (MTI).

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Office Location

Berkshire Christian’s office is located in Oxford, Massachusetts. This building was built as the town’s high school and was occupied as the middle school before being sold and developed into modern office space.


Please contact the office with any questions about educational opportunities, transcript requests, or additional information.



Distance Learning

eBerkshire courses are available for from your own home … or wherever you have access to the internet. eBerkshire courses address issues faced by pastors, lay leaders in the church and Christians everywhere. These courses facilitate examination of the Bible in ways that will enrich students’ lives.

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A Message from the President

Thank you for considering Berkshire Christian College!

We are pleased to offer many exciting opportunities for you in the pursuit of your education. From distance education to ministry training to advanced studies on the graduate level, Berkshire Christian has been at the forefront of Christian education for more than 120 years.  At Berkshire Christian there is a place for you!

Rev. Dr. Glenn M. RiceOur commitment is to train the next generation of leaders for kingdom work. My hope is that you will consider studying with us!

Please visit this website for more information. Email me at any time with your questions. I look forward to connecting with you as you answer God’s call to Christian ministry.

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Distance Learning

Course offerings through our distance education program provide learning opportunities that fit within your schedule and commitments – wherever you are! We are committed to supporting students as they pursue their educational, ministerial, and personal goals. We offer courses online through eBerkshire, hybrid and Local Learning Centers (a classroom-like setting).

Graduate Studies

Berkshire and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary have created a unique partnership that affords students the opportunity to obtain a seminary degree through Gordon-Conwell with Advent Christian studies and the availability of scholarship

MTI: Ministry Training Institute

Empowering God’s Church to fulfill God’s mission. The Ministry Training Institute is a 3.5 year, 60 credit program for training church leaders. Pastors, worship leaders, church planters, missionaries, elders, Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, and more. Our desire is to raise up Christian leaders who make wise decisions for themselves, their families, and their ministries to strengthen Gospel impact and further the Mission of God.