The mission of the West Virginia Baptist Convention School of Christian Studies is to bring honor and glory to God by developing quality church leaders, through training that will help them grow in spiritual maturity, biblical knowledge and ministry skills.

The West Virginia Baptist Convention School of Christian Studies is open to all persons. Anyone may take course(s) for their own general improvement. It is not necessary to be a teacher, youth worker or pastor to benefit from a course of study.

Director, Mark McCloy, mccloy@wvbc.org
Secretarial Assistant, Donna Snyder, snyder@wvbc.org
Phone: 800-879-9822 or 304-422-6449

Why an ADVANCED Level?

Many of our West Virginia Baptist Convention School of Christian Studies’ graduates so hunger to keep learning that they take the current courses over and over again.

In the spirit of this, the deans and advisory team of the School of Christian Studies have initiated the School of Christian Studies ADVANCED Level of Study.

Since the basic disciplines are covered at the basic level of the School of Christian Studies, like most advanced levels of study, these courses will give the students the opportunity to study where they feel the greatest need and interest. In accord with this philosophy, the selection of courses to be offered will be driven by:

1.) requests of students and
2.) disciplines needed for well-rounded ministry as determined by the deans and director with input by leading pastors and potential presenters.

Items of Interest

Registration for the Transformational Leadership in Your Current Context One-Day Class is Now Available Online

This class is from the new Congregational Transformation Three-Year Program, but also can be chosen to fulfill one requirement for the ADVANCED General Studies Two-Year Program.  If you would like more information about the Congregational Transformation three-year program, please click here.

November 18, 2017 at Parchment Valley Conference Center in the Santrock Education Center

Please click here for more information and a registration form.  Please click here for the syllabus.


New Program of Study: Congregational Transformation

A new three-year program from the School of Christian Studies ADVANCED.

A program to give your leaders the tools they need to take your church beyond “surviving to thriving.”

The program consists of:

* Six Core Courses (one day six-hour) Two courses will be held each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, for a total of three years.

* Two Elective (one day four-hour)/Module Courses (one day six-hour) of your choice from either the School of Christian Studies or the School of Christian Studies ADVANCED.

For a brochure about the new program, please click here.

If you would like more information about the School of Christian Studies ADVANCED Level of Study, please contact Donna at the e-mail or phone number(s) above. Information packets are available.