School of Ministry

Two Worlds School of Ministry

Krista has assembled a series of online classes to train Christians to share their faith.

Portrait of Faith

Read a brief portrait about Krista in the February 2014 issue of In Touch magazine (from the ministry of Charles Stanley).

Krista's Influences

Listen to Krista being interviewed on the Straight Thinking podcast with Kenneth Samples about the major influences on her Christian life.

Education

M.A.Bible Exposition, Talbot School of Theology

M.A.Theology, Talbot School of Theology

B.A. Communications, Radio/TV/Film, Biola University

"I Believe..."

Krista holds personal beliefs consistent with the following statements of faith:

The Apostle’s Creed

The Nicene Creed

The Athanasian Creed

The Laussane Covenant (1974)

Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

Krista also has an active membership in the Evangelical Theological Society.

What do being a mother

and a theologian have

in common? Lots!

Whether we realize it or 

not, all parents teach 

their children how to

be little theologians. Why? Because all parents teach their children how to answer

the ‘big’ questions of life — Does God exist? Where did the universe come from?

Why is there evil in the world? Is there life after death? Why should I be

 good? How our children answer these questions will have a profound effect on

their lives – for the rest of their lives.

Between 60 to 70% of children

who grow up in Christian homes

don’t continue in their church

involvement once they reach

their early 20s. Krista's goal is to

equip Christians to have strategic

conversations with their

kids about the transformational

truths of Scripture in order to help

raise up the next generation for Christ.

 

 

Theology Mom's Story

Krista Bontrager is a fourth generation minister/theologian. She is a Bible scholar, author, teacher, former university professor, wife and homeschool mom. Krista’s teaching reverberates with men, women, and youth from all walks of life. She has a unique ability to communicate the truth of Scripture in an accessible and practical way. She has dedicated her life to helping others discover how to obey the greatest commandment, to love God with their mind.

Krista’s ability to connect theology with real life is borne out of personal experience. Behind her academic career is a story of God’s empowering work to triumph over deep personal adversity. Krista was raised as an only child by her mother. Although Krista was introduced to the Gospel of Jesus Christ at a young age, her faith took on a deeper personal meaning during her high school and college years as she participated in many mission trips to Mexico and the inner city. She also volunteered for the Orange Country chaplain and assisted in running chapel services at the juvenile hall for “security risk” youth. During her seminary years, she began to see the great transformational power theology could have on a person’s spiritual growth. Her enthusiasm and academic excellence led to her being hired to teach biblical studies at Biola University at the age of 27. She also has had the privilege of working with the world-class scholar team of scientists and theologians at Reasons to Believe for almost 2 decades. 

Krista survived two near-fatal pregnancies and was then diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 35. Ten years later, she was miraculously healed from multiple brain disorders. (Watch a brief video about her story here.) Krista believes life is full of challenges, but has learned to see these as opportunities to grow and walk with the Lord in new and profound ways. 

If you have come as a stranger, we hope you will leave as a friend. Drop Krista a line and let her know how you heard about her. She’d love to meet you. Be sure to check out her YouTube channel and find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. Grace and peace in Christ. †