West Virginia Baptist Convention

School of Christian Studies ADVANCED Level of Study

 

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.

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New Information and Notices from the School of Christian Studies

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School of Christian Studies ADVANCED Congregational Transformation

Three-Year Program

 

Registration is now open for the

First Rotation 2015 Class on

Saturday, May 2, 2015.

 

This is the first rotation of the School of Christian Studies ADVANCED Congregational Transformation Three-Year program.  This program works on a rotation schedule.  A different class will be held in each of the five locations on the same date.  On the next class date, classes will rotate to a new location and students will have the opportunity to take another class.  This process will continue for a total of three years with two classes being held each year.  Each student will be able to take each class in their location, except for the Strategic Planning class.  This class will be held at the end of the three-year program after students have attended the five other courses in the program.  This last class will be held at Parchment Valley Conference Center.

 

To register for this first rotation, please click here to select your class/instructor/location.  Please note: each location may have a different fee because of the textbook/shipping cost.  Complete the registration form here and mail, along with the appropriate fee to School of Christian Studies, P.O. Box 1019, Parkersburg, WV  26102.  Please make your check payable to School of Christian Studies.  For a copy of the syllabus (contains assignments for all first rotation classes) please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Donna at snyder@wvbc.org or 800.879.9822.  Online registration is available by clicking on the "How to register for classes online" link at left under "New Information Links." 

 


OUR 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.

 

* Five Locations

Classes will be held in the following areas: Crab Orchard, Fairmont, Oakwood, Parkersburg and Wheeling.

 

For a booklet about this new program, please click here.

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

For a flyer about this new program, please click here.

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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.

West Virginia Baptist Convention School of Christian Studies

ADVANCED Level of Study

P.O. Box 1019, (1019 Juliana Street), Parkersburg, WV  26102-1019

800.879.9822 or 304.422.6449

Director, Mark McCloy, mccloy@wvbc.org

Secretarial Assistant, Donna Snyder, snyder@wvbc.org

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.

2015 Schedule of Courses

General Studies Two-Year Program:

August 8, 2015 - The Book of Genesis -

with Mary Beth McCloy

A registration mailing will be sent out by

July 8, 2015.

 

Congregational Transformation Three-Year Program:

FIRST ROTATION: The first rotation will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

 A registration mailing will be sent out the first week of April.

 

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