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White Horse School of Ministries is a non-traditional, ministry preparation institute of learning. By non-traditional we mean that we do not organize our curriculum into semesters or terms. Our school is designed to fit into today’s busy schedule while helping the student to prepare for the ministry God has called them to. Whether you are employed full time or in full time ministry, White Horse School of Ministries offers a way for you to earn a theological degree.

Our unique school is organized to give you the maximum opportunity to progress according to your schedule. In the March Intensive school, now known as the Word Conference, we offer a full week of cutting edge sessions that feature mature ministers that are qualified by years of experience in the field as well as academically. The instructors teach in an intensely anointed setting and impart the Word of God to the individual student. Four classes a day are taught with many opportunities to ask questions and receive personal ministry. The classes are very intense and cover a complete twelve-hour day.

These four Intensive classes constitute twelve (12) credits toward a degree that is approximately equal to one semester in a traditional college. Classes that are required to earn a specific degree as well as other elective courses are taken by correspondence where you may progress at your own pace.

In the fall and winter we conduct classes on Saturday morning. These classes consist of approximately fifteen hours or more of class time and are scheduled with breaks for holidays, church conferences and instructors' traveling schedules. Sessions are taught by our in-house teaching staff.

The fall and winter classes, as well as classes from the Word Conference, are also available for correspondence students.

Our Motto:
"More than an Education, An Experience with God”


You may contact WHSM by emailing: info@whcc.net

Dr. Shirley A. Elenbaas, Th.D., Ph.D. 

Dr. Shirley Elenbaas is the President Emeritus of White Horse School of Ministries. She holds a Doctor of Theology Degree from Shalom Bible College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Education and Administration. Dr.Shirley has dedicated her life to the encouragement and launching forth of the Body of Christ into God's individual and corporate callings. Her hunger for more of God, her rich wealth of wisdom, and her handling of the Word of Truth all blend to provide her students with a comprehensive course of study. Whatever the subject, Dr. Shirley's purpose is to ignite a fire within the student to propel them toward a greater understanding of the heart and ways of God.

Here you will find resources that will help you in the process of becoming a student at White Horse School of Ministries.

The "Application for Admission" is required before you may register for classes in WHSM.

To apply as a student in the White Horse School of Ministries, click the "Application for Admission" button, and fill out and submit the form.
NOTE: There will be a one time Application fee of $25.00.

OR you may follow the instructions below as an alternate option.

  1. Download and print the Application Form.

  2. Complete the form as directed.

  3. Enclose a short biography per requirements, and a $25.00 Application Fee and mail it to:

White Horse School of Ministries
Attn. Dr. Shirley Elenbaas
1780 Cumberland Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Downloadable PDF's
Application for Admission Form
Correspondence Course Order Form

If you are a current student and would like to register for classes online please fill out the "Registration & Payment" form by clicking the form button below.

Q. Is WHSM accredited?
A. Yes! White Horse School of Ministries is accredited by the American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.  This accreditation is in line with similar divinity schools.  Along these lines, students should note that every institution has its own criteria for accepting transfer credits – accreditation does not guarantee that WHSM courses will be transferrable to other institutions of higher learning. 

Q. How much will it cost to get a degree?
A. New students pay an application fee of $25.  Once accepted, courses are purchased as you go.  Courses range from about $170 to $200 per 3 or 4 credit course.  Shipping fees apply for distance students.  There is special pricing for the Word Conferences (see website or call for more information). The Distance Learning booklet lists course information along with book requirements and fees for each class. 

Q. What are the requirements to become a student?
A. Students of WHSM must be born-again Christians and display a life dedicated to Christ. The following is required from all applicants:

            -A completed application form
            -A recent passport type photo (showing head, neck and shoulders only)
            -A $25.00 one-time application fee

Q. I wasn’t the greatest student in school, will I Make it as a WHSM student?
A. WHSM students are not required to have a high school diploma, but should have sufficient maturity to understand course materials and prepare homework assignments.  Prospective students who have questions in this area should consult the school director.  It is the goal of WHSM to build the student’s character and prepare each one in his or her God-given ministry and calling.  WHSM offers a course in basic writing skills, and we can help you with your grammar and formatting as needed.

**WHSM does not discriminate by race, color, national origin, or gender in its educational programs. 

Q. It seems like a big commitment, I’m not sure I can do it.
A. We all have hectic seasons in life.  Waiting for the “perfect” time to enroll might never come along!  Once accepted as a student at WHSM you will be encouraged to take classes at your own pace.  There are no set time-frames to finish a degree. Should the need arise to take a break from classes, you may start again when you’re prepared to do so. 


Study to shew thyself approved unto God, 
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15