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.

"CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY CHRISTIAN LEADER"

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.

LINKS

Getting Started...

Quick Fact Sheet

A Message from Our Director

Thank you for your  Interest

Application for Admission

Classes, Pricing, Ministry Programs, etc...

Catalog

New Information Links...

How to register for classes online

Continuing Education Announcement

Textbook Sale...

Textbooks for Sale Listing

Know Someone Who Might Be Interested In Our Program...

SCS ADVANCED Brochure

PowerPoint...

Coming Soon...

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.

 

  ITEMS OF INTEREST 

New Information and Notices from the School of Christian Studies

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Three (Not So) Minor Prophets: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
Saturday, November 1, 2014
at Parchment Valley Conference Center in the Santrock Education Center

Instructor: Bob Keen, pastor, Mill Creek Baptist Church (Good Hope)

 

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


Coming in 2015 ...
 

The School of Christian Studies ADVANCED presents:

 

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 more information 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

2014 Schedule of Courses

February 1, 2014

The Book of Jeremiah One-Day Class

Parchment Valley Conference Center

February 8, 2014

Offering One ADVANCED Credit for attending Church Officers' Training Event

Parchment Valley Conference Center

March 8, 2014

Offering One ADVANCED Credit for attending Congregational Change Event

Parchment Valley Conference Center

March 29, 2014

Examining the Spiritual Disciplines

One-Day Class

Parchment Valley Conference Center

May 5-7, 2014

Offering One ADVANCED Credit for attending Pastors4Pastors: The Ministers' Council Spring Retreat

Camp Cowen

*CLASS CANCELLED - May 17, 2014

Modern Day Mountain Church Method

One-Day Class

Parchment Valley Conference Center

August 29-31, 2014

Offering One ADVANCED Credit for attending Camp Global Family Mission Camp

Camp Cowen

September 6, 2014

Small Groups: A Biblical Response

One-Day Class

Oakwood Baptist Church with David Moutz

November 1, 2014

Three (Not So) Minor Prophets: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

One-Day Class

Parchment Valley Conference Center with

Bob Keen

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