The College of Biblical Studies.
When I think of the College of Biblical Studies, I think of two things: 1)The inerrant Word of God being taught to people who are changed by it, and are compelled to share it however God sees fit, and 2)Diversity in ethnicity, age, gifts, desires, and ministries. The College of Biblical Studies has a short but rich 30-year history that provides the foundation of the personality of the school.
When I walked in the doors of the College for my first time to attend class, I immediately felt community. Why? Because I knew that everyone was there for the same reason: to be trained in the Bible amongst other Christians. People do not attend CBS who want a general education just to get a college degree. People who attend the College of Biblical Studies have more purpose than that- even the ones who aren’t so sure they want to be here in the first place.
The College has had a vision and mission statement for many years. It has gone through several prayerful revisions, and now, change is prayerfully coming again. With the transition we face in the future with a new president, God has provided a unifying and challenging opportunity for our school to have conversations about who we are. CBS is many things to many people, but I think we can all agree on one thing:
God’s Word, whether you like it or not and whether you even believe it or not, changes lives.
As a student, supporter, staff or alumni of the College: I know you know this.
So, why am I rambling about all this? Because, dear friends, we need your prayer and support. The College has grown from an institute with free classes to an accredited institution awarding Bachelor Degrees. Pray for God’s guidance for our leaders and for God’s provision during this time. Pray as we seek a new president who will be the perfect fit for a College that God is using to save souls and change the world.
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