Tel. In Japan ( Main ) 090-6087-2729 / Outside Japan +81-906-087-2729
Tel. In America 1-757-679-9342 ( December to January )
Tel. In Indonesia (31)-870-8853 / Outside Indonesia +62-31-870-8853
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Liberty Missionary College of Missionaries is operated by Missionary-Pastor Matthew Plewes under his Japan Ministry of Justice Registration Number and Tax Certificate. Matthew Plewes is a ordained minister and trained through the Evangelical Church of Tokyo and Murakami Chapel. Matthew is certified and experienced in courses in Crisis Intervention, Pastoral Care and Counselling, Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, Church Administration, Life Coaching-Lay Counselling and Metaphysics - linking faith to science.
A Missionary wears many hats. Seminaries are few to non- existant in many places of missions. Larger operations are staffed by A-class Seminaries graduates in the United States and Europe. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. We at Liberty Missionary College strive to provide the best skills training to Missionaries that otherwise would have no training. Our area of training focus is on the 5 main areas of a missionary-pastors duties:
1. Missionary is always a student
2. Missionary is a Teacher
3. Missionary is a Leader
4. Missionary is a Counselor
5. Missionary is a Life Coach
Japan- Where we are based
In Japan we are not required to be accredited for religious non academic degrees. As long as we have Department of Education over site and compliance members on our board, pay necessary license and/or taxes, and Accredited College Degreed Board and ordained clergy, we are in total compliance as a certificate issuing religious organization and the duties that go with such an organization,
In America, under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. Liberty Missionary College is registered as a legal Church and congregation in America.
From break away, unconventional, non government accredited seminaries, schools, churches that have issued degrees and diplomas. These type institutions or churches were challenged by the United States government over Tax exemption status and was ruled as unconstitutional, as the First Amendment give freedom of religion and the separation of Church and State. Furthermore, the government doesn't have the authority to determine what church is legit or not. And if the organization is strictly religious based and not profit seeking, they too are taxed exempt. ( United States of America Federal Court Civil Order S-1954).
In Indonesia as a family-based volunteer charity to street and poor children, with no profit and 100% going to charity, formal licenses are not required.
At Liberty Missionary, the school's staff are all College Degrees and/or legal clergy certificate holders, and/or trained and experienced in missionary work abroad. We have a board of advisers that are Department of Education accredited college degree specialist in various vocations and life skills as well as Church leaders. These board of advisers serve as spiritual, biblical doctrine and mission advisers on an academic and faith level. Liberty Missionary Colleges abides to the Standards of Excellence in Short-term Mission, and is under constant review and refinement by our advisers and affiliates
Degrees or other qualifications from unaccredited institutions may not be accepted by civil service or other employers. Some jurisdictions (notably including the United States) legal authorization to operate is not the same as educational accreditation.
An institution may not maintain accreditation for one of several reasons. A new institution may not yet have attained accreditation, while a long-established institution may have lost accreditation due to financial difficulties or other factors. Some unaccredited institutions are fraudulent diploma mills. Other institutions (for example, some Bible colleges and seminaries) choose not to participate in the accreditation process because they view it as an infringement of their religious, academic, or political freedom. Some government jurisdictions exempt religious institutions from accreditation or other forms of government oversight.
Note: Several unaccredited universities have names that are similar to those of accredited institutions or that falsely imply that an entity is a public university.
We are very clear what we do and don't do at Liberty Missionary College. However, beware they're many bogus, deceptive and not forth coming businesses and "schools" out there, especially "online degrees".
These online degrees are deceptive, not fooling employers, a money making scheme and is a "ticking time bomb" if you're foolish enough to put in your resume / CV. Some states are making it illegal for such practices.
For your information and protection from these fraudulent entities, please read on.
To reiterate, we at Liberty Missionary College offer a limited amount of Online "Limited Training", not online obtainable degrees or certifications. We require interviews, test and performance analysis be done in person. We do NOT issue degrees that may be confused as academic degrees. We issue certificates / honorary titles for satisfactory completing programs. This is for documenting training and level as a missionary. As mentioned before, we train missionaries, based on the Bible as knowledge and the training from experienced Missionaries.
For anyone that is studying online for a "Degree", please know when dealing with "Online" or "Life Experience Degrees", especially if medical, hands-on or civil and non-religious, there are many unrecognized "accrediting associations"operating in America whose "accreditation" is worthless. Many schools simply pay the fees, usually quite minimal, and become"accredited" by one of these bogus "accrediting associations." Then, the schools deceive prospective students by writing in their catalogs and in their advertisements that they are "Fully Accredited." It is most appalling when Christian schools, Bible colleges, and seminaries do this unethical advertising.
Scope of the Problem
It is difficult to determine the scope of the problem because degree mills operate under the radar screen of legitimacy, as do those who receive degrees from degree mills. Some estimate that degree mills are a billion-dollar industry. An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education estimates that a half-billion dollars a year are paid to degree mills. The states of Oregon and Michigan both publish lists of what they believe to be diploma mills. The Michigan list includes roughly 600 alleged degree mills; Oregon lists 260. No one has any idea how many individuals have received degrees from degree mills. Little data exists. At the request of Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), chair of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 2003-2004 examined the extent to which federal funds might have been paid to degree mills for education for federal employees. The GAO study found that 463 federal employees received degrees from three particular alleged degree mills, and 28 senior-level employees in eight federal agencies reported degrees received from “schools” known to be degree mills. However, the conclusion of GAO was that these numbers were considerably understated. While data is scant, it is clear that the number of people paying for their degrees must be significant in order for the “industry” to thrive.
Why Should We Be Concerned about Degree Mills?
The primary reason to be concerned about degree mills is that they demean the value of learning and the importance of educational standards by treating degrees only as a commodity to be bought and sold. However, there are other reasons as well. In some cases, degree mills defraud individuals who are misled by the promises of the purported school that the degree they earn from the school will have some value. Individuals with bogus degrees also present a danger to the public. This is particularly true of those who receive bogus credentials in fields where they could present a threat to health, safety or well-being. A quick look at the degree mills advertising on the Internet shows that degree mills offer degrees in fields such as nursing, nutrition, electrical and mechanical engineering, biochemistry and accounting, at significant risk to the public. Also, degree mills are unfair to the millions of individuals who have worked hard to earn legitimate degrees.
It is easy to check on a school's accreditation status. Presently, the main agency that can give valid academic Recognition to accrediting associations is the United States Department of Education. If a school is truly accredited, the United States Department of Education ( D.O.E.) will recognize its accreditation status. For the United States, see D.O.E. link below to check on a post secondary school's accreditation status.