St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute is a free-standing, not-for-profit, private, religious institution of higher learning governed by an independent Board of Trustees that provides faith-based distance learning opportunities in higher education through accessible, affordable, flexible, and high quality undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs in Eastern Christian Studies. The Institute's raison d'être is the religious formation of men and women for service and leadership roles in the Church, and its academic programs are directed towards the preparation of students for vocations as clergymen, monastics, professionals, and laypersons in the disciplines of theology, ministry, and related interdisciplinary studies. Notwithstanding, the Institute works in academic partnership with Nikola Tesla Union University [Univerzitet Union - Nikola Tesla], an institution of higher learning accredited by the Republic of Serbia (RS) Commission for Quality Evaluation, [Komisija za Vrednovanje Kvaliteta]. Nikola Tesla Union is listed in the International Handbook of Universities and is included in the International Association of Universities database, (a UNESCO-based worldwide association of accredited higher education institutions). Please see Nikola Tesla Union University Programs of Study or A Guide through Accredited Institutions of Higher Education and Study Programs in Serbia, (pp. 59-61), for a list of the academic programs available through Nikola Tesla Union University. For additional information, please contact the Registrar.
The Regional Associations of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE)
St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute is accredited by the Caribbean Evangelical Theological Association (CETA), which is a regional sponsor of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education. The Council's cooperating regional associations are:
(1) The Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA)
(2) The Asia Theological Association (ATA)
(3) The Caribbean Evangelical Theological Association (CETA)
(4) The European Evangelical Accrediting Association (EEAA)
(5) The Euro-Asian Accrediting Association (E-AAA)
(8) The South Pacific Association of Bible Colleges (SPABC).
St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute is a full member of the Asociación de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe para la Integración [Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean for Integration]. Through the Association, the Institute has mutual course and degree recognition with the Association's 70 member institutions of higher learning listed below, (see Membership).