Our Method


Academics are a valued part of the Refuge Discipleship School. We believe that gaining knowledge is a vital part of discipleship, and we encourage students to become successful and God-honoring disciples by obtaining a biblically sound education. RDS has partnered with Ecclesia College, a Christian college located in Springdale, Arkansas, that provides RDS students with the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours of college credit. All credits earned at RDS can be transferred to Ecclesia College, where students can continue to pursue their degree either online or on-site, in Arkansas.

Ecclesia College offers a range of ministry degrees and seeks to train leaders, seeking to go into full-time ministry and serve theLord on the mission field. Below is a summary of the course study that is offered at RDS. For more information about Ecclesia College visit www.ecollege.edu. Ecclesia College receives institutional accreditation for higher education with the Association for Biblical Higher Education(ABHE). ABHE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and Council for higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).



We give each student the opportunity to partner with various ministries of The Refuge Church outside the classroom, to equip them with real life experiences, while discovering the new gifts they may have. RDS Links is designed to pull out the potential in each student, inspire them to dive deeper into their talents, and the calling God has on their lives.