TBI holds candidate status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Candidate status is a pre-accreditation status granted to institutions meeting the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and possessing qualities for achieving accreditation status within five years.

TBI also holds membership with the American Baptist Association of Theological Schools. 

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Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

—2  Timothy 2:15