About Teleo University
About Teleo University
Welcome to Teleo University
We are a global online educational institution committed to equipping pastors and church leaders with world-class practical ministry training without leaving their churches and networks of ministry relationships. Teleo University partners with our parent organization, T-Net International, to offer online education to the thousands of pastors and church leaders participating in training centers in 40 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas
Our Mission is to provide affordable, accessible, accredited education to pastors and ministry leaders who are seeking to finish the Great Commission through multiplying disciple makers and initiating saturation church planting.
Our Distinctives - Online Training for On-the-Job Pastor and Church Leaders
Teleo University plays a unique role in providing education for pastors. Teleo University’s focus is on Finishing the Great Commission of Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20) in each nation of the world by empowering indigenous pastors and church leaders, many of whom will never have the opportunity to attend a Seminary or Bible School. Teleo University is not in competition with Bible Colleges that prepare students to enter the ministry. Teleo only seeks students who are currently pastors, church planters, or key church leaders. The average age of our non-traditional students is between 30 to 50 years old, but we have those who are younger and many who are older. These Christian leaders do not need to leave their ministries and families to attend classes. Instead, students remain in their local church ministry to implement what they learn in this unique online educational program and also participate in a local T-Net center cohort of 10 to 15 students guided by a ministry mentor.
Our Graduation and Placement Outcomes
Students admitted to Teleo University are chosen based on spirituality, ministry zeal, academic ability, and their current role as a pastor, Bishop, church planter, or church leader. Teleo University students are non-traditional. They maintain their work and ministry obligations while attending school part-time.
Graduation Rates: The Teleo University overall graduation rate for 150 percent of normal time for degree completion.
Graduate Placement Rates: Because Teleo University is an educational institution for those who are already in vocational or bi-vocational pastoral ministry or significant church leadership, our placement rates are virtually 100%.
Our Institutional Goals
Students completing a degree from Teleo University will:
Demonstrate biblical leadership and ministry competence, modeled by administration and faculty, for the ongoing revitalization and expansion of Christ’s Church.
Reflect an understanding of the use of learning resources for lifelong learning.
Experience student development preparing them spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially for their life in ministry.
Employ learned technics to build programs to train Christians to become trainers and equippers to further the Great Commission.
Apply principles of improvement of personal and professional effectiveness modeled by the University’s leadership and programs.
Teleo University's core values define the character of the institution. Through our commitment to these values, we preserve that which has made Teleo University effective in accomplishing our unique mission:
Applied Learning: Requiring students to have an on-the-job training context so that pastors and church leaders apply their knowledge in real-life ministry.
Excellence in Training: Providing training that is uniquely practical, useful, and of the highest quality possible.
Revitalizing Churches: Training church leaders how to effectively make changes in local churches resulting in measurable life change in individual church members.
Sequential Disciple Making: Training church leaders to use a biblical phased definition of a disciple that includes “All” the beliefs, values, behaviors that Jesus commanded.
Trainer Practitioners: Utilizing instructors who are experienced pastors that have implemented the principles of disciple making that they teach.
Train to Finish: Training pastors not just to work at it, but to “finish” the Great Commission in their specific neighborhood, city, region or country.
Transferability: Providing training that is transferable and multiplied from leader to leader and from church to church.
Whole-Church Disciple Making: Training pastors and church leaders to use every ministry in their church to work together to produce the disciple Jesus intended.
Authorization and Affiliation
Teleo University operates under the authority of the state of Minnesota Office of Higher Education and qualifies for a religious exemption from sections §136A.61 to §136A.71 under Minn. Stat. §136A.657. As an institution solely dedicated to religious training, Teleo University has submitted all program to but is not required to register with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450 Energy Park Dr. Ste 350, Saint Paul, MN 55108 (651) 642-0567
Teleo University is the global online distance education arm of T-Net International. T-Net International is a tax-exempt non-profit religious institution under section 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code as described in section 501(c)(3). or