Welcome to the Embassy School of Leadership (ESOL): Bible Embassy Division. The purpose of ESOL is to convey to the Church of the 21st century the legacy Dr. Ron Cottle's calling and life work as a teacher of the Word of God. Dr. Cottle is the President and Founder and his son in the faith, Thomas Hale, serves as the ESOL Dean of Students.
ESOL is segmented into three divisions: the Bible Embassy, the Leadership Embassy and the Apostolic Embassy - the three streams of Dr. Cottle’s academic and professional lifework.
You are viewing the homepage of the Bible Embassy - the "Biblical Studies" major. This major consists of forty courses (four academic years): twenty "Core" courses in biblical studies (New Testament, Old Testament, Historical Theology, Biblical Theology, Practical Theology) and twenty "Elective" courses, all taught by Dr. Cottle!
For complete information on the Bible Embassy - school history, scope and sequence, policies and procedures, certificates and diplomas offered, course descriptions, statement of faith and more, view/download the Bible Embassy Catalog.
Bringing the Life of Dr. Ron Cottle to You
Known simply as "Dr. Cottle" to the thousands of students, apostles, prophets, pastors, elders, teachers, church members and spiritual sons whom he has taught in sixty years of ministry, Embassy School of Leadership brings together in this one place, his lifetime of Biblical study.
Dr. Cottle’s teaching style has been called "scholarship on fire" by those who have attended his lectures. It is clear, dynamic and inspirational. His unique style contains the compassion of a shepherd, the urgency of a prophet and the wisdom of a statesman. His teachings will help today's spiritual leaders and other sincere "thinking Christians" to discover the mystery and the majesty of the Bible.
Dr. Cottle is founder and President Emeritus of Christian Life School of Theology (CLST Global), founder and President Emeritus of the Apostolic Council of Transformational Servant-Leaders (ACTS) and founder and President of the Embassy School of Leadership (ESOL).
He received a diploma in Theology from Southeastern Bible Institute, Lakeland, Florida, a B.A. in English-Religion, Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, the M-Div. from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina, and both the Ph.D. in Religion and the M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Cottle has published over fifty books and numerous scholarly articles.
How much do Embassy School of Leadership courses cost?
ESOL courses require an investment of $59 per student per course. Based on a typical course completion window of thirty days, students go to bible school for $2.00 a day!
What is included in the course curriculum?
Students enrolled in a course receive the following materials on the course curriculum page:
NOTE: ESOL courses do not include examination procedures.
How long do I have access to a course that I enroll in?
Each ESOL course includes a forty-five (45) day "access license" to the course curriculum. Enrolled students have unlimited viewing and listening rights across all computers and mobile devices that a student may own or have access to during the forty-five day window.
NOTE: The course curriculum becomes unavailable forty-five days after the initial enrollment date.
How long do I have to complete a course?
Typically, students complete courses within a thirty day window, one course per month, ten courses per calendar year. Bible Embassy courses are considered as complete when the student has read and notated the course syllabus, read the course textbook, and viewed all ten hours of the course videos.
NOTE: Maximum time window to complete a course is forty-five days, the length of the "access license."
How do I pay for a course?
Payment for all Bible Embassy courses may be done by credit card or by a PayPal transaction.
What do I get for completing the ESOL curriculum?
ESOL awards certificates and diplomas to students completing each academic year (ten courses). There are also several specialized certificates available. For details, see the school catalog.