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  • Oikos (οἶκος) is the Greek word for house, or by metonymy the persons of a house. The purpose of this program is to meet the goal of providing financial assistance to CBS students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have suffered financial loss due to catastrophic events. Please fill out the form below.//
  • We are excited to announce the launch of our Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) today. The goal of our QEP program is to equip students with a biblical worldview regarding the stewardship of their educational experience, time, finances, and the spiritual disciplines in order to prepare them not only for successful completion of a CBS degree, but also life after college. The concept of Stewardship is broken down into three parts to meet the above-stated goal in our new (pilot) first year experience course, GNED1301:Spiritual StewardshipIntellectual (Academic) StewardshipFinancial StewardshipThrough the course the student will be able 1) to adopt learning strategies that conform to how God designed the student as a learner; 2) to incorporate biblical truths in planning, prioritization and implementation for realizing educational goals; 3) to develop a spiritual service of worship in academic life, personal life, and local church ministries.We believe the personal growth and communal ministry are an integral part of a student’s development at CBS. Thus, we prepared this course to reflect CBS’ commitment to improving student learning under the Quality Enhancement Plan of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, by which CBS is accredited as an institution of higher education.We want everyone to celebrate with us! Over the next several weeks you will see information regarding the QEP displayed on bulletin boards, in classrooms, the library, offices, and new student discipleship center. That’s not all! We will be distributing QEP T-shirts, pens, and bookmarkers to our faculty, staff and students beginning today and over the next few weeks. Here’s the schedule for distribution of t-shirts this week:Tuesday, September 12th12:30pm – 1:30pm5:00pm – 6:30pmWednesday, September 13th11:30am -1:30pm - Faculty Meeting2:00pm – 3:00pm - CBS LiveThursday, September 14th12:30pm – 1:30pm5:00pm – 6:30pmWe will have a table setup in the atrium on Tuesday and Thursday. If you miss receiving a shirt during the above distribution times please feel free to stop by the student services offices and we will be happy to provide you with a shirt. Thanks in advance for sharing in this exciting celebration with us. Wear Your QEP T-shirt proudly!Many blessings,CBS QEP Committee
  • Due to the financial hardship I experienced as a result of the hurricane and flooding is there any financial assistance available for CBS students enrolled for the fall 2017 semester?We are aware and are grieved that many of our students and their families have been dramatically impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding. If you are one of these students, you can submit an application request to potentially increase your financial aid or apply for an emergency scholarship. Go to http://cbshouston.edu/harvey to obtain additional information and access the application. Students will be contacted as soon as possible after their application is received and reviewed. Will the Deadline for Withdrawals Be Extended?The deadline for withdrawal with a 100% refund for session 1 of the fall semester has been extended to Tuesday, September 12. The deadlines for 70% and 30% refunds have also been extended an additional week from the original respective deadlines. See the New Deadlines for Enrollment, Financial Aid, Etc. below.We encourage any student considering withdrawal to contact registrar@cbshouston.edu  prior to taking such action.  We are committed to working with students during this difficult time as they transition back to school. What are the New Deadlines for Enrollment, Financial Aid, Etc.?New Deadlines and Due Dates Are:Last Day to Drop for 100% refund: Tuesday, Sept. 12Last Day to Drop for 70% refund: Monday, Sept. 18Last Day to Drop for 30% refund: Monday, Sept. 25Last Day to Arrange a Payment Plan: Tuesday, Sept. 12Last Day to apply for Emergency funds: Wednesday, Sept. 27Last Day to apply for financial aid funds reinstatement or additional financial aid funds: Wednesday, Sept. 13 for fall session 1, classes resuming or starting September 5th Last Day to apply for financial aid funds reinstatement or additional financial aid funds: Wednesday, October 5 for fall session 2, classes starting October 16th Last Day to Drop with a W: Tuesday, Oct. 31  If your financial aid is still being processed the financial aid staff will contact you with a decision or an update as soon as possible. If you need to complete your MyFA portal for the fall semester, it is not too late.  Please click here and log in using your Sonis Student ID and password or create a new account. What if I need create a payment plan or need additional time to pay my tuition?If you need additional time to pay your tuition, please send an email to fa@cbshouston.edu.  We will respond to your email when the college reopens and will work with you to protect your classes from being dropped. Will the Semester Be Extended?The first online session was extended one week. All other classes are at the discretion of the faculty. Some can cover the material without adding make up days, others may wish to add time to each class session, while others may add week(s) to their classes. Professors have been instructed to provide maximum flexibility to students and to discuss how missed classes will be made up on the first day of class. If a student needs an extension on an assignment as a result of circumstances related to Hurricane Harvey, please email the professor and copy Dr. Joseph Parle the CBS Academic Dean at joe.parle@cbshouston.edu.  What Facilities Will Be Open This Weekend to CBS Students?All CBS departments will resume operations when we reopen September 5, 2017 What Can Students Do if They Are Unable to Return for Scheduled Reopening?We understand the considerable challenges some students may face in returning by Tuesday, Sept. 5, when classes resume.  CBS is committed to making every accommodation that is realistically possible to allow these students to return and continue their studies at a slightly later date.  Students who cannot return should contact their professor via email and copy Dr. Joe Parle, Vice President and Academic Dean at joe.parle@cbshouston.edu, so we can determine what arrangements can be made. Include your full name, student ID number and a good contact number. What is the status of Online and Distance Education?Online and distance education classes will resume when CBS reopens on September 5. Please contact your professor if you have any specific questions regarding your course. What are the Road Conditions Near College of Biblical Studies-Houston?Thankfully, the College did not flood and all roads near the campus are accessible. To check road conditions or potential routes to get to campus, TranStar Houston has a real-time website at https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers  Other QuestionsIf you do not find the information you need in this FAQ, you can send an inquiry to HurricaneHarveyStatus@cbshouston.edu.  
  • Generous Donor Agrees to Match Donations up to $50K for CBS Harvey Relief Fund Dear Friends of CBS:In surveying our students, faculty and staff, we have discovered that while most are physically safe, many have suffered significant losses – homes or apartments flooded, books and computers lost, furnishings ruined…. At least half don’t have insurance to cover their losses.Students are registered for classes, eager to grow in their knowledge of the Bible – but they are unsure how they will pay for classes, books, computers, etc., when facing economic devastation at home. We want to help students continue their dreams of completing their education, despite Harvey’s damage – but we need your help!Below is the form you can complete to contribute to the CBS Harvey Relief Fund. This fund will benefit students who have financial need and have suffered significant storm losses. It will benefit faculty and staff who have been impacted by Harvey. And it will help our campus recover from the aftermath of Harvey as we try to meet the special needs for student support, counseling, etc., that have arisen because of the storm.We are extremely grateful for your generosity and your heart for our students and for our faculty and staff who dedicate their lives to educating and mentoring our students. We are doubly blessed by our long-time, compassionate contributor David Weekley, chairman of David Weekley Homes, who has agreed to match donations up to $50,000 to assist those individuals with the greatest needs. Thank you for your support and your prayers! With sincere and heartfelt appreciation,Dr. Bill Blocker,President //   
  • The College of Biblical Studies would like to provide financial support to our CBS family who have suffered losses due to Hurricane Harvey. This is not intended to replace insurance coverage or FEMA funds for which you may be eligible. Please click the button below to request funding. This is a one-time allocation and priority will be given to those with documented home or auto damage. We cannot guarantee that all requests for aid nor full amounts will be funded. However, we pray this will help lift some of the burdens as you recover.  Harvey Relief Fund   Got Questions?  Post-Harvey Update on Classes, Operations at CBS-HoustonOn Tuesday, Sept. 5, the College of Biblical Studies-Houston will resume operations, and online classes will begin. On-campus classes will not begin/resume until Thursday, Sept. 7. In the meantime, if you have storm related questions or concerns, contact us at: HurricaneHarveyStatus@cbshouston.eduPlease join us in continuing to pray for everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Houston Area Traffic Conditions:https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/Resources Related to Hurricane Recovery Anyone needing to register for flood assistance, seek transitional housing or volunteer related to the storm may go to www.disasterassistance.gov. Download the FEMA mobile app (in English and Spanish) for shelter information, disaster resources, weather alerts and safety tips. Residents in areas affected by this storm should use social media sites like Facebook or Twitter to reconnect with loved ones. For more information about Hurricane Harvey, including resources deployed and updated information, go to: www.fema.gov/hurricane-harveyFor City of Houston information about shelters and disaster follow up, go to http://www.houstonemergency.org/.Fort Bend County’s Office of Emergency Management has updates here: http://fbcoem.org/.More information and current alerts can be seen by following Facebook pages for a relevant city’s police department, city or county, or office of emergency management.To learn more about what to do before, during and after severe weather, visit www.ready.gov and www.listo.gov.Students with questions about Financial Aidhttps://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/hurricane Students with questions about VA Benefits https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/   LIFE SAFETY:To find friends and family or to register yourself as safe, visit: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/Anyone needing help (not a life-threatening emergency): 211To find a shelter, visit www.Redcross.org/shelter or call 800-RED-CROSSTo report a missing child, contact the National Emergency Child Locator Center: 866-908-9570To talk to a professional who can help you cope with emotional distress from the storm, call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.  HARRIS COUNTY specific:Virtual Volunteer Office: readyharris.orghttp://www.readyharris.org/News-Information/Ready-Harris-News/Post/26641Coast Guard Rescue Houston Area:  281-464-4851, *4852, *4853, *4584, *4855Towed Cars (Houston): 713-308-8580; www.findmytowedcar.com 
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  • You are cordially invited to the CBS family and campus! Who: All students, especially new studentsWhen: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 7:30pm Where:Rooms 104-106 R.S.V.P.Email: DOS@cbshouston.edu Read below the invitation letter from Dr. Lisa Stewart, Dean of Students & Assoc. Professor:CBS Students,You are invited to the 1st CBS Convocation this fall on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 7:30pm in rooms 104-106. President, Dr. Bill Blocker, will officially proclaim the opening of the academic year and welcome all students, especially new students, to the CBS family and campus. Attire for convocation is “Sunday dress/business professional”.The word convocation derives from the Latin word convocare, which means “together” (con) and “call” (vocare).  Convocation is an opportunity to formally call together or summon and will allow us to open the year with a traditional college milestone and close the year with one as well–commencement. Therefore, we look forward to coming together with each of you at the start of our 2017-2018 academic year.At many Bible colleges, Christian universities, and seminaries, convocation also has theological significance. We assemble to celebrate our God, who calls us and equips us for every good work to bring Him glory. During convocation, we collectively and individually acknowledge our dependence on our Heavenly Father, through Christ Jesus and the power the Holy Spirit. We also reaffirm our striving for personal holiness and focus on personal ministry to others. It is our prayer that you will join us as we celebrate this special time of our academic year.I will also introduce our Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) which focuses on the theme of stewardship. Everyone who attends convocation will receive a free QEP gift. Students will also get the first opportunity to see the new Student Life and Discipleship Center. Refreshments will be served afterwards as we enjoy a time of fellowship. So we can plan accordingly please RSVP if you attend via email to DOS@cbshouston.edu.We look forward to what God is going to do this fall as we start our new academic year, collectively worshiping and praising God in one accord.Many blessings, Lisa Stewart, M.B.A., Ph.D.Dean of Students & Assoc. ProfessorCollege of Biblical Studies - Houston7000 Regency Square Blvd.Houston, TX 77036832.252.0757 voice832.252.0857 fax
  • Do you want to reach the unchurched?Do you want to learn how to shepherd them into a relationship with Jesus?Then you want ALPHAOne of the most effective evangelism tools available today!In 169 countriesIn 112 languages27,000,000 people worldwide3,000,000 people in USAGather with other students for a 7-week immersive training to learn how you can run Alpha at your church, at a local coffee shop or restaurant, or even out of your own living room! The possibilities are endless. Let us equip you to become an effective evangelist in your own setting.This course will be offered over seven Tuesday nights from 7:30-10pm (September 12th, 19th, 26th, October 10th, 17th, 24th, and November 7th).The cost for this course is $50 (includes materials).Click here to sign up for Alpha today!Para Español Haga Clic Aquí
  • Full Name:Maiden Name:Class Year:E-mail Address:Contact Number:Mailing Address:Dress Shirt Size: ________________                 T-shirt Size: ________________SUBMIT (Direct link to AlumniServices@cbshouston.edu)
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  • WE WANT TO STAY CONNECTED WITH YOU!Though you may have left our classroom to take your training into the world, our desire is to continue serving you in any way we can.  Have you recently moved, changed jobs, got married, etc.? Help us keep track of your success by keeping your information updated. Please complete the form below, so we can stay in touch.Want to visit us? Stop by Alumni Services - Suite 114 (Admissions & Student Services Suite). Contact us by email at alumniservices@cbshouston.edu or call 832-252-4649 to speak with the Alumni Services Director or Volunteer Coordinator.Alumni Contact Form (Coming Soon)SUBMIT (direct link to AlumniServices@cbshouston.edu)
  • Get Involved As an Alumni Ambassador Help Recruit StudentsComplete the form below to sign as an Alumni Ambassador.Full Name:Class Year:E-mail Address:Mailing Address:Contact Phone:My interest is:( ) I am willing to volunteer at recruiting events in my area.( ) I know a future CBS student I would like to refer to admissions & recruitment.( ) I am a church minister who would like to have recruitment & admissions information set-up at my church.( ) I am a teacher or counselor at a school and want to decorate my office or classroom.( ) I am having a college fair and would like CBS to be represented.( ) Other: __________________________________________________________SUBMIT (direct link to AlumniServices@cbshouston.edu)
  • Spouse, children, and grandchildren of CBS Alumni can take advantage of courses offered at College of Biblical Studies.  Some courses are offered with a special alumni discount.Courses offered through Mays InstituteBible Study Methods Course (June 2017) Dual credit courses for junior and senior high school studentsCollege of Biblical Studies offers dual credit courses for junior and seniors high school students.  Click here for more information.
  • Alumni Networking Events (Coming Soon)Begin connecting with CBS graduates near you through our area network Facebook groups.Southwest HoustonSoutheast HoustonNorthwest HoustonNortheast Houston
  • ProgramCodeAssociates Associate of Arts30.0000Associate of Biblical Studies39.0201Bachelor or Science Biblical Counseling39.0701.00 99Biblical Studies39.0201Biblical Studies (Pre-Seminary)39.0604Organizational Leadership52.0213.00 16Women's Ministry39.0704Christian Leadership52.0213.00 16
  • Spouse, children, and grandchildren of CBS Alumni can take advantage of courses offered at College of Biblical Studies. Some courses are offered with a special alumni discount. Bible Study Methods Course (June 2017)  Dual credit courses for junior and senior high school students College of Biblical Studies offers dual credit courses for junior and seniors high school students. Click here for more information 
  •  Alumni Networking Events (Coming soon) Begin connecting with CBS graduates near you through our area network Facebook groups.Southwest HoustonSoutheast HoustonNorthwest HoustonNortheast Houston
  •  Alumni Service OpportunitiesJoin the CBS Alumni Association - Click here to joinAlumni Volunteers are Needed - Click here to sign up and helpAlumni Networking Events - Coming SoonCareer Services Events - Coming Fall 2017 Alumni Family BenefitsClick here to check out the available educational benefits for your family Alumni NewsPastor Rodrick Sweet, Class of 2008 was the 2017 Commencement breakfast speaker Alumnus Alex Hernandez and Esmeralda Barrera were selected as honorary members of Delta Epsilon Key at the 2017 commencement.  Graduation Gift ReminderClass of 2016-2017 if you did not pick up your graduation gift from us at commencement please contact the Alumni Association Office at 832-252-4626 to make arrangements.
  • The purpose of the CBS Alumni Association shall be to further the interests of the College, its graduates, and former student by maintaining and strengthening the loyalty and involvement of the members of the Association for the College. The CBS Alumni Association Board of Directors meets several times per year to help direct and guide the work of the CBS Alumni Association.New Picture of Alumni Board Coming Soon We are currently accepting applications for new board members. If you are interested in serving please complete the Alumni Board Application and return to AlumniServices@cbshouston.edu.
  • Welcome to The CBS Alumni Association PageWe value your continued interest and involvement in the life of CBS and invite you to visit this site often, taking advantage of the resources available to you as an alumnus. Upcoming Events - Stay up-to-date on the latest news and events happening within the CBS Alumni community.Info Update - Have you recently moved, changed jobs, got married, etc.? Help us keep track of your success by keeping your information updated.Alumnus Family Benefits - Click here to discover CBS benefits available for family members of CBS Alumnus.  Mission StatementThe purpose of the Alumni Association is to Encourage, Engage, Equip and Empower CBS graduates. In conjunction with Student Life, the Alumni Association strives to connect the alumni and student body by cultivating and encouraging meaningful relationships.  The Alumni Association will serve to maintain these relationships and keep CBS alumni informed and engaged in the life of the College for further equipping.In partnership with the Office of Advancement, Marketing, and Recruitment, the Alumni Association strives to actively chronicle the lives of the alumni and communicate their stories through various forms of media and speaking engagements to show the impact of God's transformation on their lives and in their ministries.  We also provide opportunities for alumni to express their gratitude to their alma mater through service and gifts to the college and referrals of prospective students.  Vision StatementOur servant leadership aim is to love well by reflecting Christ-like integrity and selflessness; beginning with the College of Biblical Studies and extending to our community and beyond.
  • "Bible Study Methods - The Proper Course of Action"Taught by CBS President, Dr. Bill BlockerThe College of Biblical Studies is excited to offer an 8-week, non-credit course taught by CBS President Dr. Bill Blocker on the CBS campus. The course will teach an objective, impartial, and proven method for the active study of God’s word.*The English BSM class is now full - Registration is closed.  Please complete the wait list form (click HERE for link) if you are interested in future sections of this course. "Para el Curso de Métodos de Estudio Bíblico en ESPAÑOL, Haga clic aquí" 
  •  Double the value of your high school credits! College of Biblical Studies - Houston is pleased to offer selected college level classes to high school juniors and seniors. The dual credit program provides an opportunity for high school students to not only get a head start on college level course work but also provide you with a unique opportunity to gain a true college experience before graduating high school. All classes are taught by College of Biblical Studies professors. Get a head start to your college education!Dual Credit Enrollment Procedures The following steps must be completed each academic year:1. Apply  (Click Here For Application)Complete the College of Biblical Studies dual credit applicationYou will receive an email from the admissions office confirming recepit of your applicationEmail your completed and signed application to admissions@cbshouston.edu2. High School Student Enrollment Form (required each semester)Dual Credit students must complete and submit the high school student enrollment formThe form must be signed by the student’s parent/guardian and a high school official (i.e. high school counselor)3. Official High School TranscriptDual Credit students should provide an official high school transcript to College of Biblical Studies4. Required Immunization Form Students enrolling in the dual credit program will also need to complete the student immunization record form. (available online at (insert link)Upon approval of your admission to the dual credit program you will receive an official acceptance email, which includes a reminder of the next steps.5. Registration  (Fall 2017 Schedule by Course)  (Registration Form)After you have been official accepted into the dual credit program your dual credit adviser will assist you in registering in class. (Note: we must have a signed copy of your high school student enrollment form)Your academic advisor will provide instructions to activate your CBS email accountClick on the course schedule above and select up to two courses (1000 level courses only) to enroll in.Click on the registration form above, complete, and fax or email to the Office of the Registrar. You will receive an enrollment confirmation email with additional instructions.6. Tuition PaymentYou can make a payment in the campus store or online. If you have questions our student account representative will be able to assist you.7. Books and SuppliesVisit the CBS Dual Credit website for information and instructions to order your textbooks. Remember students are required to purchase their textbooks prior to the first day of class.Dual Credit PricesApplication Fee: $40Tuition: $83 per credit hourCBS Admissions is here to help:admissions@cbshouston.edu713-77-BIBLE 
  • Book Voucher AllowanceCBS will now offer book voucher allowances maximum of $500.00 beginning Fall 2017 to students who meet the following criteria:Student must be eligible for financial aid (Pell and Loans) and have a credit balance on their account of $500.00 or more. This will include all FSA funds (Example: Pell and/or Student loans) All financial aid documents must be completed and ready for disbursement 10 days prior to the first start of class  If you are eligible for the financial aid, register early, and have funds remaining after tuition/fees are deducted, the CBS Office of Financial Aid will process a book voucher allowance for you. This book voucher authorization is not part of your financial aid. It is a short term loan from CBS as a courtesy to help defray expenses until financial aid funds can be processed and may not cover the total cost of your books. You will receive an email notifying you if you are eligible for a book voucher allowance. You can only use the book voucher in the CBS online book store and the total amount used will be deducted from your financial aid award before any excess refunds are made. If you wish to decline the book voucher allowance you must do so in writing. If you are eligible for Pell Grant or student loans and did not register in time for a book voucher allowance you must contact the Office of Financial Aid to see if you are eligible to have one processed.
  • 1098-T FormIn January of each year per the IRS guidelines, CBS provides an IRS Form 1098-T to all students who had qualified tuition and other related educational expenses billed to them during the previous calendar year. The form will no longer be mailed because it can be retrieved by logging into the individual student’s account in myrecords.cbshouston.edu and by clicking on 1098-T at the top of their account page.This form is informational only and should not be considered as tax opinion or advice. It serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits. Receipt of Form 1098-T does not indicate eligibility for the tax credit. To determine the amount of qualified tuition and fees paid, and the amount of scholarships and grants received, a taxpayer should use their own financial records. CBS does not provide tax advice and individuals should consult a tax advisor as needed. Please note that all alumni, former students and/or inactive students may log into their myrecords as an "Alumni" to access the 1098-T form.Retrieve your 1098-T by logging into MyRecords.
  • Delinquent Accounts Policy   All students are responsible for the payment in full of all tuition and fees incurred. During enrollment periods students who have not met their financial obligations prior to the payment deadline will be administratively withdrawn from all registered courses and will remain responsible for any non-refundable fee charges the student incurred during the registration process. Any student owing a balance after any pre-agreed or published due date will be assessed a $50.00 late payment fee.CBS reserves the right to withhold any grades, graded work assignments or projects, transcripts (unofficial & official), certificates, diplomas and participation in commencement ceremonies from students whose financial obligations have not been fully satisfied. Holds will be placed on a student's academic record and the student will be unable to register for additional courses until the balance is paid in full.CBS reserves the right to submit any unpaid financial obligations of former and current students to a third party collection agency and to levy a collection fee. By registering for classes the student agrees to pay the reasonable costs and expenses of collection, including the collection agency fee and attorney fees in the event that CBS places any outstanding account, debt or claim with a collection agency. Non-payment of a delinquent account may also result in notification of the national credit bureaus.Returned ChecksStudents or organizations who submit two checks that are not honored by the bank (unless due to bank error) to CBS for tuition and fees, books or for any other obligation will forfeit their check-writing privileges. In the event that this occurs the student or organization must satisfy any current or future financial obligations by cash, cashier's check, money order or credit card only. No future checks from the student or organization will be accepted. In addition, a student who has tendered to CBS a check returned unpaid by the bank will be assessed a $30 returned check fee. If payment is not submitted by the due date indicated, a $50.00 late payment fee will also be assessed and the student will be placed on holds.
  • The College of Biblical Studies accepts payments in the following ways:Online by Web Check/ACH using the Nelnet e-Cashier site through myrecords.cbshouston.edu.Online by credit card/debit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) using the Nelnet e-Cashier site through myrecords.cbshouston.edu.By mailing checks, cashier checks or money orders to:The Business Office College of Biblical Studies-Houston 7000 Regency Square Blvd. Houston, TX 77036 In person by check, money order, or cash at the CBS Bookstore during normal business hours.Payment PlansCBS offers online payments for those who qualify. A selection of payment plan options can be made through Nelnet Business Solutions.Through Nelnet’s e-Cashier you will be able to arrange for payments in full to be automatically deducted from your checking or savings accounts or charged to your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express cards. Also for a $25 per term non-refundable fee, you will be able to arrange for monthly payments to be automatically deducted from your checking or savings accounts or charged to your credit cards.This is not a loan program so interest and finance charges are not assessed. Monthly payments will be automatically drafted or deducted on the 5th of the month according to the payment plan agreement you choose. Register early to allow for a wider selection of payment plans.For more information about our payment plan options and a schedule of the due dates, please read the payment plan information listed in the Financial and Aid Assistance Information section of the Academic Catalog.2015-2016 Payment Plan Information (PDF)Contact InformationJenny Hernandez, Student Accounts/Records Analystjenny.hernandez@cbshouston.edu 832-252-4625
  • Once you’re registered for classes you only need to pay your tuition and fees. Payments are due by certain dates to hold your place in your classes. You can also take advantage of our installment plan and stretch the total cost over multiple payments.Fall 2017Fall courses start in August. Payment Deadline is Thursday, August 17th by 7pm. The one-time extended payment deadline is September 12th by 7pm. After Tuesday September 12th, 2017 payments must be made on the day you register. Payment plans are available July 1 - September 12. For more information please visit: mycollegepaymentplan.com/cbs
  • A question we often hear is "How do I find out what I owe CBS?" Most of your financial account questions can be easily answered by accessing your billing statement via myrecords.cbshouston.edu. For other questions, please use the menu to the left to learn more about: Payment DeadlinesMethods of PaymentRefundsDelinquent AccountsTuition and Fees1098-T Forms
  • Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs; Dean of Students; Associate ProfessorB.S., LeTourneau UniversityM.B.A., LeTourneau UniversityPost Master Certificate, Capella UniversityPh.D., Capella UniversityBioDr. Lisa Stewart, the wife of Patrick Stewart, Sr., serves as Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs; Dean of Students, & Associate Professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas.Although she started college after high school, she delayed her education to be a wife and mother. After her children were away at college, she returned and finished her education earning a Bachelor of Business Management in December 2005 from LeTourneau University. In May 2008 she earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a Human Resource Management Specialization. In September 2009 she completed her post graduate work earning a post master certificate in Enrollment Management. Dr. Stewart completed her work for a Ph.D. in Education in spring 2015 with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education at Capella University. As part of the program, she earned a post master professional certification from Noel Levitz in Enrollment Management in January 2010.Prior to working at CBS, Lisa worked at LeTourneau University, Central Christian Academy, and Ben Taub General Hospital. In addition to her administrative and teaching responsibilities, she is a pastor’s wife, author, and speaker.Publications“Bridging the Gap between Enrollment and Graduation: An Exploratory Study of Retention Practices Utilized to Manage Retention of Nontraditional Undergraduate Students attending Faith-based Institutions”. (Spring 2015) ProQuest Dissertations & Theses 2015 199 pages; 3682701."Best Practices in the Integration of Faith and Learning for Adult and Online Learners. (2010) C.T. Fleming and C.B. Tweedell (Editors). “Helping Students Remember their Why” (pp.87-93) Indiana: Triangle Publishing.“Becoming Faith and Fit - Learning Biblical Methods to Win our Daily Battles”. (1991) SMG Publishing, Houston, Texas.  
  • Controller; Chief Financial OfficerB.S., Lipscomb UniversityM.S., Boston UniversityAndy Lively serves as the Controller and Chief Financial Officer of the College of Biblical Studies. Andy has oversight of budget control and reporting, financial reporting, treasury operations, internal audit, and risk management for the College.Prior to coming to CBS, Andy served in operation and commercial finance leadership roles in the chemical and semiconductor industries for 11 years. He also served in the United States Marine Corps as an officer holding numerous leadership roles.Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lipscomb University and a Master of Science degree from Boston University. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.Andy, his wife Kristin, and their six children reside in LaPorte, Texas and attend Watters Road Church of Christ, where he serves as a Deacon in charge of administration. 
  • Academic Advisor, InstructorBS Biblical Counseling, College of Biblical StudiesM Div. Biblical Studies, Liberty Baptist Theological SeminaryD Min. Leadership, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary BioDr. Douglas E. Brooks was born and raised in Woodbridge, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C. He graduated from College of Biblical Studies with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Counseling. He obtained a Masters of Divinity/Biblical Studies degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He went on to complete his Doctor of Ministries in Leadership from Liberty. His focus of study was to develop a ubiquitous leadership training program for the local church. He also serves as Senior Pastor at Woodland Trails Baptist Church. Prior to his calling to vocational ministry, Doug served in business leadership, overseeing marketing and sales teams in a large corporation. Professor Brooks and his wife Diane have two sons, Avery and Jared. Avery is currently a CBS student. Doug has been at CBS since 2009 and primarily teaches in the Ministry Skills Department.PublicationsAn Organic Model of Leadership Development for the Rural, Traditional Church (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2015) 
  • Student Services Coordinator, Instructor B.A., College of Biblical StudiesM.A.C.E., Dallas Theological SeminaryD.Ed. Min. Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary (Women in Ministry) BioLeonette Y. Lewis is a native Houstonian. She graduated with honors from the College of Biblical Studies with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Counseling. She attended and graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary-Houston with a Masters in Christian Education.  She is presently completing her Doctorate in Educational Ministry with a concentration of study in Women in Ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary-Dallas. Leonette has served women in ministry for over 20 years.  She serves as the Student Services Coordinator and an Instructor in the Ministry Skills department at CBS. Leonette and her husband, James, have four children.PublicationsThe Wonders of God (Houston, TX: BL Writers, 2004)Expressions of the Heart (Houston, TX: BL Writers, 2004)A Family Fashioned by God (Houston, TX: BL Writers, 2005) 
  • Purpose of Bachelor of Science Degree in Women's MinistryThe Bachelor of Science Degree in Women’s Ministry is designed to equip women with 
a vast array of knowledge and skill in understanding and ministering to women according to a complementarian, biblical worldview. Students in the women’s ministry program will learn how to develop a philosophy for women’s ministry, address various counseling issues as it relates to women, and properly evaluate administrative models that are necessary for women in church and parachurch organizations. Additionally, these students will be thoroughly equipped to function according to biblical principles in their various roles in life as a mother, daughter, wife, employee, employer, etc. Quick Facts of Bachelor of Science Degree in Women's MinistryMinimum of 33 total hours in major at CBSMinimum of 127 total hours to graduateProgram Goals of Bachelor of Science Degree in Women's MinistryDevelop a biblical philosophy of womanhood.Learn and apply biblical principles for leading, serving, and discipling women in a wide variety of circumstances.Suggested Sequence of Bachelor of Science Degree in Women's MinistryCurriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)Year 1MSMN 1301 Bible Study MethodsHIST 2321 Western Civilization 1ENGL 1301 English Composition 1COSC 1317 Intro to ComputingMSCE 3321 Role of the Women in Life and MinistryBIBL 1311 PentateuchTHEO 1311 Intro to Theological MethodENGL 1302 English Comp 2MSCE 3326 Feministy TheoryBIBL 1312 Historical LiteratureTHEO 1312 God, Christ and Holy SpiritENGL 2312 Research and WritingMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramYear 2BIBL 3343 Women in the BibleMSCE 3323 Women Teaching WomenBIBL 1213 Wisdom LiteratureTHEO 1313 Man, Sin, SalvationMSBC 3301 Intro to Biblical CounselingMSCE 4334 Hospitality and Home GovernanceMSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual LifeTHEO 1314 Angels, Church and ProphecyBIBL 1414 ProphetsMSMN 3141 Women's Spiritual FormationMSBC 3301 Intro to Biblical CounselingMSMN 2301 Missions, Evangelism, and DiscipleshipBIBL 1321 GospelsMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramYear 3MSBC 4321 Women Counseling WomenBIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline EpistlesPHIL 2304 Intro to PhilosophyMSCE 4325 Special Issues in Ministering to WomenMSBC 3304 Marriage and FamilyBIBL 1323 General Epistles and RevelationHIST 2324 Church HistoryPHIL 3305 Christian EthicsMSCE 4328 Stages of Women's DevelopmentBIOL 2301 Anatomy and PhysiologyMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramMATH 1322 Mathematical PrinciplesYear 4MSCE 4321 Role of Women in Church Administration and LeadershipMSCE 4331 Women Shepherding WomenGOVT 2301 Principles of American PoliticsHIST 1322 Western Civilization 2MSBC 4323 Women's Ministry Planning and Program DesignENGL 2332 Literary TraditionElectiveElective  
  • Authorization to Offer Distance EducationCollege of Biblical Studies-Houston, through its religious exemption with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, participates in The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (http://nc-sara.org/). This agreement allows CBS to offer distance programs and courses to residents of member states without seeking state-by-state approval, and is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.If you are an online student residing in a state that is not yet a member of NC-SARA (see member states, http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions) or that is not listed below, please contact the Admissions Office (admissions@cbshouston.edu or 1-844-227-9673) for information on applying for admission. Students in the online program with complaints can refer to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Student Complaint Process web site and the Student Complaint Form.CaliforniaCBS is approved to operate outside of the authorization of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. This approval is an on-going self-assessment that the College undertook that was first affirmed by the Bureau in 2014. Additional information on the College’s status may be obtained by contacting Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 or by calling (916) 431-6959.FloridaCBS is authorized as an institution with religious exemption by the Florida Council for Private Colleges (http://www.fcpc-edu.org/), an advocacy group that works with the Commission for Independent Education Florida Department of Education to ensure member institutional compliance with state regulations related to authorization. CBS has been a member institution since 2014 (http://www.fcpc-edu.org/fcpc-member-institutions.html).How do I learn more about State Authorization?NC-SARA FAQsNC-SARA-Texas
  • Fact BookFall Fact Book 2016Fact Book ArchiveFall Fact Book 2015Fall Fact Book 2014Fall Fact Book 2013Fall Fact Book 2012Fall Fact Book 2011Fall Fact Book 2010Fall Fact Book 2009Fall Fact Book 2008Fall Fact Book 2007Fall Fact Book 2006IPEDS Data Feedback ReportIPEDS Data Feedback Report 2016IPEDS Data Feedback Report ArchiveIPEDS Data Feedback Report 2015IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2014IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2013IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2012IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2011IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2010IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2009IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2008IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2007IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2006Other PublicationsBecause the Office of Institutional Effectiveness values professional development, the staff actively seek opportunities to present at professional accreditation and education conferences as well as in other settings pertinent to their areas of interest.Arguing the CASE: Critical Thinking through WritingFor the best view of all IE documents, please download the most current PDF reader. This is a free download: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html. 
  • Description of the Plan As a part of its 2018 Reaffirmation Process with SACSCOC, CBS has put together a comprehensive five-year Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) (in response to CR 2.12 and CS 3.3.2). This student learning-focused plan was developed out of an broad-based effort with both internal and external stakeholders of the College, including Students, the Board, Faculty and Staff, and church leaders in the local community of Houston. Quality Enhancement Plan Committee Name Title Role Dr. Marvin McNeese (Chair) Faculty Student Learning (Political Science) Dr. Harold Fisher Faculty Student Learning (Leadership) Dr. Steve Sullivan Faculty Student Learning (Ministry Skills) Dr. Brittany Burnette Administrative Faculty Distance Education Dr. Lisa Stewart Exec. Dir. Enrollment Services Learning Strategies Dr. Bryce Hantla Administrative Faculty Assessment Dr. Joseph Parle VP Academics Executive Liaison Natalie Menjivar Student Student Representation Data leading to the Topic The QEP Committee undertook countless hours of analysis to arrive at CBS’s QEP topic, and the following reports and documents contain some of the data that led to the decision to move forward with this topic. QEP Admin Council Report QEP Board Report Institutional Assessment Report Board Survey Results Faculty Survey Results Alumni Results Potential Employers Results Student Case Study Results Institutional Policy Manual In line with its mission to maintain high quality standards, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness oversees the writing, review, and publication of Institutional Policies. The institution has identified key decision-makers as Policy Owners to oversee the quality of their respective policy sections in the policy manual.  CBS’s policy approval process aligns with the SACSCOC Best Practices for Policy Development. All official, signed copies of policies are archived in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness digital files. For questions related to the Policy Manual (or e-Manual), please email ie@cbshouston.edu.  If you are an employee of CBS and would like a link to the e-Manual (the College’s online Policy Manual), please email ie@cbshouston.edu.  To initiate a policy, please use the following Policy Template with Signature Page.    
  • CBS Strategic PlansCBS maintains a healthy culture of self-assessment and planning. Evidence of this activity is the College’s Strategic Planning Efforts. For the last 15 years, CBS has maintained strategic planning efforts, regardless of administration. CBS Strategic Plan 2014-2019: Expanding Our ReachStrategic Plan ArchiveCBS Strategic Plan 2008-2013: CBS 2.0CBS Strategic Plan 2006-2009: Discerning His WillInstitutional Effectiveness PlansCBS maintains a biennial Institutional Effectiveness Plan that incorporates all of the area’s assessment and reporting activities. In its process of maturing, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness established a robust plan during its 2013 SACSCOC initial accreditation process. IE Plan 2014-16IE Plan ArchiveIE Plan 2013Substantive Change PlanningSubstantive Changes on New InitiativesThe College of Biblical Studies-Houston (CBS) tracks all of its programs and evaluates all new initiatives through established processes. Changes that deviate in a significant fashion from the current alignment of the institution will often require us to notify or seek approval of our accreditors. CBS has a policy on these types of changes (found here), but a brief outline of these types of changes is provided below.The following types of changes must be go through a special approval process at the College:Substantive Change - A significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of an accredited institution. Under federal regulations, substantive change includesAny change in the established mission or objectives of the institutionAny change in legal status, form of control, or ownership of the institutionThe addition of courses or programs that represent a significant departure, either in content or method of delivery, from those that were offered when the institution was last evaluatedThe addition of courses or programs of study at a degree or credential level different from that which is included in the institution’s current accreditation or reaffirmationA change from clock hours to credit hoursA substantial increase in the number of clock or credit hours awarded for successful completion of a programThe establishment of an additional location geographically apart from the main campus at which the institution offers at least 50% of an educational programThe establishment of a branch campusClosing a program, off-campus site, branch campus or institutionEntering into a collaborative academic arrangement that includes only the initiation of a dual or joint academic program with another institutionAcquiring another institution or a program or location of another institutionAdding a permanent location at a site where the institution is conducting a teach-out program for a closed institutionEntering into a contract by which an entity not eligible for Title IV funding offers 25% or more of one or more of the accredited institution’s programsAny additional change approved by the institution’s accreditors as requiring substantive change in their substantive change policies It is the responsibility of the College's Accreditation Liaison to:Assess any Substantive Change in the institution for accreditor requirementsDetermine what action(s) with respect to accreditors is/are needed; File the appropriate notification, request, or prospectus with the accreditor(s) in a timely manner; Liaise between the accreditor(s) and the College about any required follow-up action.Communicate the renewal of this policy with Academic and Administrative Leadership and Faculty, as well as new management employees through their IE training module. For additional research on what constitutes a substantive change, please review the following information:SACSCOC Policy on Substantive Change ABHE Policy on Substantive Change  If you have any questions about a proposal or a change that you would like to see made here at CBS, please consult our Accreditation Liaison about our approval process. Contact ie@cbshouston.edu to identify CBS’s accreditation liaison.
  • Purpose The purpose of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is to support the college in the accomplishment of its mission, goals and objectives through the collection, analysis, distribution and presentation of data and information for use in decision-making, policy formulation, budgeting and planning. ResponsibilitiesThe Office is responsible for reporting data to internal and external entities, responding to diverse requests for information within the college community, and encouraging assessment throughout the college for continuous improvement, efficiency and effectiveness.ValuesWhatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. (Colossians 3:23-24)Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)Whatever you do in work or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. (Colossians 3:17)  Change (Isa 43:16-21; Luke 5:37; Romans 12:1-2; Phil 3:13)We believe that change is guaranteed and constant and we must adjust to and use change to our benefit and to the benefit of our customers and CBSImprovement (Heb 5:14; 6:1)We all have areas which we can seek to improve upon and we will focus attention on achieving improvement both in our person, area of responsibility, departmental operations and CBSCommunication (Ps 19:14)We believe that effective verbal, written and listening skills facilitate our ability to be successfulRespect (1 Cor 12:13-14; Rom 12:4-8)We value others’ diversity and their contributionsProfessionalism (Phil 1:27)We believe that our behaviors, actions, and interactions must exceed expectations and reflect on our relationship with Christ.Teamwork (Ps 133:1; Rom 15:5-6; 13:3;  Eph 4:3-4; 4:13; Gal 5:13-15)We believe that when we succeed together the individual will also succeedHonesty (Prov 12:17; 14:22; Matt 5:37; John 8:32; Acts 26:25; Eph 4:15, 25)We believe that honesty must never be sacrificedTrust (Prov. 16:7; Rom 12:9-21)We believe that trust is obtained and sustained by achievement of desired results through confidentiality, integrity, and demonstration of concernEncouragement (Eph 4:29; 1 Thess 5:11)We believe in positively influencing others to pursue that which is attainableAccountability (Gal 6:1-5)We believe that we must accept that for which we are responsibleExcellence (Phil. 4:8-9)We believe in striving to achieve our best in quality and results through learning, applying, influencing, assessing and correctingPerspectives (Phil. 3:13-14)We must never forget nor attempt to duplicate the past but rather we must use the knowledge gained to maximize the present and anticipate and plan for the futureHelpful LinksXitracs Login (Users and Administrators)Xitracs Portal (Other Staff and Faculty)***If you’re having trouble accessing Xitracs, please clear your cache or try a different browser. If you still have issues, please email Office of Institutional Effectiveness for technical assistance.Contact UsOffice of Institutional Effectiveness7000 Regency Square Blvd.Suite 113BHouston, TX 77469832-252-4615ie@cbshouston.edu Institutional MembershipsCollege of Biblical Studies–Houston holds memberships with:American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO)American Library Association (ALA)Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC)Christian Adult Higher Education Association (CAHEA)College and University Professional Association of Human Resources (CUPAHR)Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)National Association of Student Affairs Administrators (NASPA)National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)North American Coalition of Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)Texas Association for Institutional Research (TAIR)Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA)Texas Library Association (TLA)
  • As a Bible College committed to providing our students with a biblical worldview, the College of Biblical Studies (CBS) affirms and teaches what the Bible says about the roles of men and women  and their similarities and distinctions — and thus, seeks to operate according to that faith commitment.  CBS recognizes godly Christians have varying positions on gender roles, and seeks to give students examples inside and outside of the classroom, as well as the curriculum, of biblical leadership and authority that will equip them to serve in ways that we deem biblically appropriate based on the testimony of Scripture.  CBS affirms that men and women are created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-27) and given spiritual equality in their relationship with the Creator (Gal. 3:28). We affirm that men and women have full access to God through the redemption of Jesus Christ. They also share in the same spiritual privileges, including but not limited to: justification, adoption, sanctification, the priesthood of believers, and spiritual gifts as distributed by the Holy Spirit to be used in biblically appropriate ways. We believe men and women are equally valuable and responsible for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and furthering His instruction to the church.  Men and women are called to live a godly life in private and public by God’s grace. In love, God has established distinct roles and responsibilities for women and men.  We affirm the Bible’s teaching on biblical gender roles, which teaches men and women are equal in value but different in their functions within the home and the church. We also affirm that the opinions, ideas, and proposals of men and women are of equal value and should be considered under the instruction of the Scripture and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. When men and women work together in their respective functions, then two are better than one, God is glorified, and the church and home are edified. Biblical Role of MenWe believe that God’s design is for men, who are biologically distinct from birth from women, to be the spiritual leaders of the home and the church. A man who is called to be a husband is to provide caring, spiritual covering over his wife in order to be used by God to meet her physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. The husband is to selflessly love his wife, as Christ loves the church, and nourish her with God’s word. He is to be a servant leader who puts her needs above his and treats her in an understanding way as a fellow heir of the grace of God (Eph. 5:24-33; 1 Pet. 3:7). Single men are called to undistracted devotion to the Lord, to treat women as sisters in Christ in all purity (1 Cor. 7:32-33, 35; 1 Tim. 5:1-2) and to make disciples (2 Tim. 2:2; Mat. 28:18-20). We believe that men who are fathers are called to love and serve their children by leading them in the love, discipline, and instruction of the Lord so that the children do not lose heart. Fathers are called to provide an example of Christlikeness and godly fatherhood that directs their children to their heavenly Father (Eph. 6:1-4; Col. 3:20-21). As sons, they are to honor their mother and father. As boys in their youth, they are called to obey and submit to the leadership of their parents and apply the biblical teachings of their parents to their lives (Eph. 6:1; Col. 3:20). As it relates to the church, we believe God designed the office of elder/bishop/pastor to be restricted to men. They must shepherd the church with the love and care of Christ, Who is the ultimate head of the church. Men who are called to this office should exercise oversight not under compulsion; not for shameful gain, but eagerly and voluntarily according to the will of God(1 Tim. 3:1-7; Tit. 1:5-9; 1 Pet. 5:2; Eph. 5:23; Col. 1:18).  Those men who are not in the office of elder/bishop/pastor are called to support and submit to biblically ordained male pastoral leadership.Biblical Role of WomenWe believe that God’s design is for women, who are biologically distinct from birth from men, to love God and others, be temperate,  modest, and if called to be a wife, to be a helper to their husbands and to love their husbands (Titus 2:3-5; Gen. 2:18; Proverbs 31:11-12, 23). Women who are called to be mothers are responsible to love their children and to assist in the instruction and correction of their children under the spiritual direction of the Bible (and biblical guidance of their husbands if married) for the glory of God and the benefit of the children (Prov. 13:15; 14:1; 22:15; 31:26-28; Ps. 128:1-3).We affirm that the responsibilities of women, as they relate to the home and the church, directly correspond with how they were originally created by God. Single women are able to dedicate more time to discipleship and service that glorifies God (1 Cor. 7:34). Women who are called to be wives should develop their lives in biblical character, discipleship, and service to glorify God through the priority of supporting and willingly submitting to their husband’s biblical leadership, as governed by the Bible (Eph. 5:22-24; 1 Pet. 3:1-6).As daughters, they are to honor their mother and father. As girls in their youth, they are called to obey and submit to the leadership of their parents and apply the biblical teachings of their parents to their lives (Eph. 6:1; Col. 3:20).We affirm that in relation to the church, all women are called to support and submit to biblically ordained male pastoral leadership.  We affirm that it would not be biblically appropriate for a woman to have the same authority as a man in terms of leadership and the pastoral role in the local church. We affirm this is a function that has been sovereignly assigned to men based on 1 Tim. 2:11-15; 3:1-2; Tit. 1:6, and 1 Cor. 14:34-36. Women are responsible to instruct other women and children in the ways of righteousness (Tit. 2:3-5; 2 Tim. 1:5).  However, the apostle Paul instructs women not to teach or exercise authority over men (1 Tim. 2:11-15; 1 Cor. 14:34-36).   Paul is not preventing women from using their gifts in the local church context.  Just the opposite, Paul instructed women to teach and shepherd women and children (Titus 2:3-4). Therefore, we believe it is critical to the life of the local body that female students are theologically developed and encouraged to carry these truths back to their churches and teach the female members and children of their local congregations. ConclusionSummarily, there are two important truths that CBS values and will seek to affirm: 1) Both men and women should be theologically equipped, vigorously pursued, and highly encouraged to use their God-given gifts in biblically appropriate ways (1 Tim. 2:11-15, Acts 18:26; Tit. 2:1-8).  2) This biblical definition of manhood and womanhood (complementarianism) is not conditioned by culture or personal perspective; rather, it was designed by God and revealed at creation and is expected to continue until the Lord’s Return. 
  • The College of Biblical Studies Campus Carry Policy   CBS takes the safety and well-being of our staff, students, and campus visitors very seriously. It is one of our top priorities and it is with utmost care and diligence that we make decisions such as this.  After extensive review and evaluation of decisions from other private higher ed institutions, along with input from our staff, faculty, and students, a recommendation to opt out of Campus Carry was presented to the CBS Board of Trustees and was approved on June 28, 2016.Therefore, CBS has opted out of the Campus Carry law. Weapons WILL NOT be allowed on CBS campus.Campus Carry Law at a Glance:Campus Carry Law S.B. 11 provides that license holders may carry a concealed handgun throughout university campuses, starting Aug. 1, 2016. However, the law gives private universities discretion to regulate campus carry including:•Section (1)(e ) A private or independent institution of higher education in this state, after consulting with student, staff, and faculty of the institution, may establish rules, regulations, or other provisions prohibiting license holders from carrying handguns on the campus of the institution, any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by the institution is being conducted, or a passenger transportation vehicle owned by the institution.The Campus Carry law applies to all land and buildings owned or leased by an institution of higher education. Open Carry is not permitted on CBS property. Violators of the Campus Carry law will be subject to gun confiscation, legal action, and possible revocation of their CHL by state authorities. SPECIAL NOTE: The Campus Carry law as noted above is not Open Carry but allows for carrying of a concealed handgun by a licensed holder.Campus Carry FAQ’sWhen will the Campus Carry law take effect?August 1, 2016What is the difference between Open Carry and Campus Carry?Open Carry The Texas Penal Code generally regulates when and where handguns may be carried. Where Texas law or regulation prohibits possession of firearms on particular premises, the prohibitions are enforced as a matter of criminal law. The "Open Carry" legislation states that holders of a handgun license may now carry their handgun visibly in a waist belt holster or a shoulder holster. Prior legislation, however, provided a number of locations where the carrying of a concealed handgun, notwithstanding licensure, was prohibited. See Texas Penal Code sections 46.03 & 46.035. Senate Bill 11 only allows for the concealed carry of handguns by licensed holders on campus. Consequently, Open Carry is not allowed on the CBS campus.Campus Carry: Prior to changes made in the 84th Legislature, individuals, with certain exceptions, such as law enforcement personnel, were prohibited from carrying handguns inside any CBS buildings, even if the individual held a concealed handgun license (CHL). Senate Bill 11, Campus Carry, mandates that, pursuant to a prescribed process, institutions of higher education alter their rules governing handgun possession. While the Open Carry legislation allows licensed holders, starting January 01, 2016, to openly carry their handguns in various locations in the State of Texas, the Campus Carry legislation broadens the right for licensed holders to carry handguns in a concealed manner on college campuses, if deemed appropriate by the college. What other safety measures does CBS have in place?Campus officials work hard to ensure the safety of our campus community. For more information see http://www.cbshouston.edu/safety-emergency. CBS also offers a crisis app that provides emergency information. Click here for download instructions.What do I do if I see someone with a weapon on campus?Do not attempt to confront the individual. Alert CBS Security at 713.545.8602 or the Facilities Director at 713.545.8543. What happens if someone violates CBS’ campus carry policy? A person who fails to comply with the concealed handgun rules and regulations prescribed by CBS will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or dismissal from the college; and may also be in violation of Texas Penal Code Sections 46.03 and 46.035, subjecting the individual to criminal penalties.Who are some of the other private institutions that have opted out of Campus Carry?Examples of other private institutions who have made the decision to opt out of Campus Carry include:  Baylor UniversityDallas Theological SeminaryHouston Baptist University Rice UniversitySouth Texas College of LawLeTourneau University University of St. ThomasWhere can I get more information about campus carry, concealed carry and open carry?There is helpful information available on the internet, including:Texas Department of Public Safety, LTC informationTexas Government Code for the Department of Public SafetyTexas Penal Code applicable to Weapons Providing a safe environment in which to work and learn is an ongoing process. This is just one part of a much larger, broader crisis management plan in place to ensure the safety of our CBS community.Serving Him Together,Bill Blocker           
  • In accordance with Chapter 46.03 of the Texas Penal Code, the College of Biblical Studies-Houston (CBS) prohibits the possession and use of firearms, explosives and/or ammunition, fireworks, incendiary devices, illegal knives, or other sharp blades or other prohibited weapons in 46.05 of the Texas Penal Code on its property. For purposes of this policy, CBS property includes, but is not limited to, all CBS facilities, CBS-provided parking areas, vehicles and equipment that are either leased or owned by the CBS. In addition, CBS strictly prohibits the unlawful carrying or possession of any weapon in a CBS parking facility or parking area, including in employee-owned vehicles parked on CBS property. This prohibition includes any devices that might reasonably be mistaken for a firearm or weapon. Under Texas state law (Senate bill 1907), licensed holders may transport and store handguns and ammunitions in private locked vehicles  while parked on the campus but may not carry a handgun or ammunition into the CBS building or on CBS property. All other non-licensed persons are not allowed to store handguns and ammunition in their private vehicles. In accordance with Texas State laws, including the Open Carry, Campus Carry and concealed weapons laws, CBS will not allow a licensed permit holder to bring a firearm onto the CBS campus. The only exception to this law is for authorized law enforcement and police officers. Exceptions to this policy must be authorized in advance and in writing by the CBS administration. Violations of this policy will be considered a serious offense and will be referred to both internal administrative authorities and external police authorities. CBS employees and students share the responsibility of identifying violators of this policy. An employee or student who witnesses or suspects another individual of violating this policy should immediately report this information to security, their supervisor or Human Resources. CBS reserves the right to request the appropriate license of any individual in accordance with this policy and Texas State law, and to require the immediate removal of the weapon and the individual from its property.Violation of this policy may subject an employee or student to disciplinary action up to including termination or expulsion.   
  • The College of Biblical Studies passionately teaches about and believes in the holy, righteous, loving, and forgiving triune God Who is responsible for giving all good gifts to His children (James 1:17). As a community of faith that trains men and women for Christian service, we desire to pursue His holy purposes and model His forgiving, redeeming, love to all with whom we come in contact (John 13:34 and 15:12). In His grace, God has revealed His sovereign purposes in His written Word and in the living Word of the person of Jesus Christ, Who is completely pure and without sin as the perfect High Priest and sacrifice for our sins (John 1:1-18; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 2:21-23; Hebrews 2:17-18, 4:14-15, 9:11-12). While on this earth, we will never live lives of complete sinless perfection as Jesus did or know all that the triune God knows; nevertheless, we desire to emulate the standards of holiness and love that God has established for us. Consistent with our mission of providing biblically based education, the College embraces the Bible as the authoritative source of all beliefs about the sanctity of human life (John 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17). The Bible portrays human life as sacred with inherent value because humans are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27, 5:1-2; 1 Corinthians 11:7; James 3:9). As a result, the College of Biblical Studies does not endorse the taking of a life without just cause including, but not limited to, murder, abortion, euthanasia, and suicide.  Capriciously murdering another individual without biblical warrant is an affront to God, Who created man in His image (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17, 19:10; Proverbs 1:15-16; Matthew 5:21, 15:19; Romans 13:9; Galatians 5:21; 1 Timothy 1:9; James 2:11; 1 John 3:12; Revelation 22:15). Suicide is an unbiblical way to escape the pain one feels and is never endorsed in Scripture (Judges 9:54-57; 1 Samuel 31:4-6, 1 Kings 16:18-9; 1 Chronicles 10:4, 13-14; Matthew 27:3-5). Abortion is contrary to the biblical mandate for mothers to protect their children, including those who are in the womb (Proverbs 31:27-28; Isaiah 49:15; 66:13). The Bible declares that life begins at conception and that abortion, even when the infant will be born with disabilities or infirmities, is an unnecessary taking of that life (Judges 13:2-7; Job 10:8-12; Psalm 139:13-16; Isaiah 49:1,5; Jeremiah 1:4; Luke 1:44; Ephesians 1:4).  Forms of contraception that have the same effect as an abortion (e.g., morning after pill, abortifacients) should also be avoided. Other forms of contraception should be considered by married couples only after prayer and consultation with appropriate medical and pastoral staff. Forms of in vitro fertilization in which the human embryos and/or fertilized eggs are destroyed and not preserved should also be avoided. The human body following physical death still possesses inherent value since it is the handiwork of God and will one day be physically resurrected from the dead (John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:11-15). Consequently, any form of biotechnology that dishonors human dignity should be avoided. While the College values organ donations and non-embryonic stem cell research, an individual should not consider abortion or suicide as a good means to provide stem cells or organs to others.  Forcing euthanasia on some (e.g., aged, criminal, insane, special needs, economically and socially disadvantaged) to take advantage of organ donation and/or generate other societal benefits devalues the inherent value of life.Situations in Which One May Have a Biblical Cause to Take a LifeThere are some instances in which the Bible permits the taking of a human life under specific conditions.  The Bible endorses capital punishment when justly and biblically applied as a means to demonstrate the severity of murder and preserve the dignity of human life (Genesis 9:6; Exodus 21:12; Leviticus 24:17-22; Numbers 35:30-31; Romans 13:4). Christians should be advocates for justice in all areas of society and the world (Deuteronomy 16:20; Psalm 82:3; Proverbs 31:8-9; Isaiah 1:17; Jeremiah 22:3; Micah 6:8; Matthew 12:18-20). The Bible also allows for killing within the context of a just war or for an agent of the government having just cause to perform those duties required to preserve law and order (Deuteronomy 20:1-4; 1 Samuel 15:3; Romans 13:4; 2 Timothy 2:3). Furthermore, decisions concerning medical life support should also be made with medical and pastoral counsel. A Biblical Response to Those Who Have Taken a Life without CauseAs the lives of King David and the Apostle Paul illustrate, the Bible offers forgiveness to all murderers and those who have not appreciated the sanctity of life (Psalm 51:7-9; Ephesians 4:32; 1 Timothy 1:12-16; 1 John 1:9). As such, Christians should treat any individual who has done so with compassion and love in hopes that God may bring such a one to repentance (2 Corinthians 7:8-10; Galatians 6:1; 1 Peter 4:8). Repentance does not excuse the earthly consequences of such actions, but it does bring the forgiveness of God (2 Samuel 12:13-23).   
  • The College of Biblical Studies passionately teaches about and believes in the holy, righteous, loving, and forgiving triune God Who is responsible for giving all good gifts to His children (James 1:17). As a community of faith that trains men and women for the Christian service, we desire to pursue His holy purposes and model His forgiving, redeeming, love to all with whom we come in contact (John 13:34 and 15:12). In His grace, God has revealed His sovereign purposes in His written word and in the living Word of the person of Jesus Christ, Who is completely pure and without sin as the perfect High Priest and sacrifice for our sins (John 1:1-18; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 2:21-23; Hebrews 2:17-18, 4:14-15, 9:11-12). While on this earth, we will never live lives of complete sinless perfection as Jesus did or know all that the triune God knows; nevertheless, we desire to emulate the standards of holiness and love that God has established for us. Consistent with our mission of providing biblically based education, the College of Biblical Studies embraces the Bible as the authoritative source of all beliefs about human sexuality (John 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17). The Bible portrays human sexuality as a gift given by God to the first married couple, originally biologically created as male and female,  to unite them for the purposes of pleasure and procreation to the glory of God (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:24; Matthew 19:5). God is the author of sex, and in holy heterosexual matrimony, He encourages a husband and wife to enjoy his or her spouse in love (Proverbs 5:18-19; Song of Songs 4:10, 5:16, 7:8-9). Married couples are encouraged not to consider their bodies as their own but to put the legitimate sexual needs of their spouse first, and to meet the spouse’s needs whenever possible (1 Corinthians 7:3-5). All board members, administrators, faculty, staff members, students, applicants, and all volunteers must agree to, adhere to in attitudes, actions and beliefs these principles as well as the below-outlined actions and other related acts that are prohibited in Scripture, both explicitly and in principle (Romans 12:1-2). The holy purpose of God from the very beginning was for sex and marriage to be monogamous between one man and one woman, as originally biologically created by God, united in holy matrimony for life (Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:31-32). This design was marred by sin which twisted God’s purpose and began to promote sex for pleasure without the unique monogamous covenantal marriage commitment that the Bible requires (Romans 1:24-25; 1 Thessalonians 4:5).  While God allowed polygamy to occur in the lives of Abraham, David, Solomon, and others (Genesis 2:24; Deuteronomy 17:17), He never specifically endorsed such an activity; in fact, the Bible does explicitly state that Christians, especially those in church leadership, should maintain the monogamous commitment to one spouse for life (1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:6). Similarly, while God permitted divorce and remarriage under certain specific situations (Deuteronomy 24:1-4; Matthew 19:7-9), His original design was for one husband and one wife to be united for life (Matthew 19:4-6). Some sexual actions are always prohibited in the Bible including, but not limited to, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, transgender identification, bestiality/zoophilia, prostitution, rape, and sinful lust in all forms. For instance, sex outside of marriage is always prohibited, especially for the Christian whose body has been bought by the price of Christ’s blood and is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:13-20; Hebrews 13:4). Furthermore, the Bible discourages Christians from associating with believers who are involved in unrepentant sexual immorality (Psalm 50:16-23; 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, 15:33). Fornication, or sexual relations before the marriage covenant (including cohabitation), is always prohibited in the Bible (Matthew 5:19-20; Romans 1:29; 1 Corinthians 7:2, 10:8; Galatians 5:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Revelation 2:20). In fact, the Bible never endorses sexual behavior outside of the marital relationship. Similarly, adultery, that is, a married person having sexual relations with someone who is not his or her spouse, is always prohibited (Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 5:18; Proverbs 2:16-19, 6:32; Malachi 3:5; Mark 7:21; Galatians 5:19; 1 Corinthians 6:9; James 2:11). In fact, God specifically says that His desire to keep marriage undefiled is a reason why He consistently judges adultery and fornication (Ephesians 5:3-6; Colossians 3:5-6; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6; Hebrews 13:4). Additionally, the Bible specifically prohibits all forms of non-heterosexual monogamous marital expression, including but not limited to, homosexuality and bisexuality (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13-16; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:8-11; Jude 7-8), as such acts are contrary to God’s original design of sex and marriage between one man and one woman (Gen. 1:27-28; 2:24; Mat. 19:5) for God’s purpose for procreation (Gen. 1:27-28; 9:1, 7; Leviticus 26:9; Psalm 127:3-5; Malachi 2:15 and 1 Timothy 5:14). Despite the fact that homosexuality occurred and was endorsed by many during the time when the Bible was written, the Bible never endorses homosexual relationships and/or homosexual marriage. Similarly, the Bible encourages Christians to understand their sexual orientation and sexual identity in the original design of God as biologically created at birth: male and female with distinct differences but equal value in God’s eyes (Genesis 1:27, 5:2; 1 Peter 3:7). In fact, a Christian should find his or her primary identity in Christ as a child of God (John 1:12; Galatians 2:20; Colossians 3:1-3, 1 John 3:1-2). As a result, the Bible forbids individuals from adopting a gender identity that conflicts with the biological sex they received from birth and to affirm others who accept the sex they were biologically assigned at birth (Deuteronomy 22:5; 1 Corinthians 6:9, where use of µa?a??? means “effeminate” or indicating a rejection of one’s God-given, biological sex). The Bible teaches that exchanging the natural functions of the God-given sex for unnatural functions (including same-sex attraction or desiring to convert to another gender) is a result of sin (Romans 1:26-27). The Bible recognizes only two sexes — male and female — and a trust in the sovereignty of God will lead Christians to display and adopt only the sex God biologically gave them at birth (Genesis 5:2; Matthew 19:4). To do otherwise through sex reassignment, transvestite, transgender, gender-fluid, or nonbinary “genderqueer” and related acts or conduct is to question God’s providence and sovereignty. Furthermore, the Bible expressly forbids bestiality/zoophilia, prostitution, incest, rape, and lust in all forms (Exodus 22:19; Leviticus 18:6-18, 23; 20:15-16, 21:14; Deuteronomy 22:25-27, 23:17-18, 27:20-23; 2 Samuel 13:12-14; Matthew 5:27-28; 1 Corinthians 6:15-18; Ephesians 4:17-19; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5; 2 Timothy 2:22). Such actions reject God’s original design for sex, do not represent the selfless relationship of Christ and the church, malign the worth of the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit, and cause extensive harm to others. In addition to the above, there are some items that the Bible does not directly address but provides principles that guide Christian conduct. For instance, pornography, polyamorous marriage, pedophilia, sexting, voyeurism, and sex trafficking all are forbidden based on the prohibitions against lust and care for other individuals provided in the Bible (Amos 1:6; Matthew 5:27-28; 1 Corinthians 6:15-18; Ephesians 4:17-19; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5; 2 Timothy 2:22). Additionally exhibitionism, identification as an animal, self-marriage/sologamy, objectophilia, self-masturbation and all other selfish sexual acts are against God’s purpose of creating humans in His image and sex for the union of husband and wife in marriage. The Bible states that individuals who struggle with same-sex attraction, who have practiced sexual acts condemned explicitly or implicitly by the Bible, or who have sinfully lusted in their hearts can receive God’s abundant grace through faith in the substitutionary work of Jesus Christ on the cross in their place as payment for their sins (Ephesians 2:1-10).  The Bible encourages anyone involved in such acts or thoughts and attractions to repent of such actions as well as thoughts, and confess these actions and thoughts as sin (2 Corinthians 12:21; 1 John 1:9; Revelation 2:21). Believers should  pursue a righteous view of sex and accompanying actions by faith in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ as well as the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 4:20-24; Hebrews 2:17-18, 4:14-16). While some may be more likely to struggle with certain sins, the Bible gives examples that these sins can be overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 21:31-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).  Because a person can escape a lifestyle of sexual immorality, CBS encourages its board, faculty, staff, and students to demonstrate the love of Christ to all individuals, regardless of the sexual sins with which they may struggle (Matthew 9:10-13; John 8:3-11; 1 Corinthians 5:9-10; Colossians 4:5-6). As Christians, we should afford them the love and respect they deserve as people created in the image of God. The Scriptures command Christians to be compassionate and sensitive to those who are experiencing the temptation towards same-sex attraction, the desire to abandon their God-given gender at birth, the struggle with what the Bible says about sex, and the confession of previously-committed immoral acts. Special consideration should be given to those who express a willingness to change by faith in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit and conform to these standards expressed in belief and act to the “CBS Statement on Biblical, Holy, Human Sexuality” (2 Corinthians 7:8-10; James 5:20; 1 Peter 4:8). The Bible commands Christians to be reconciled with a repentant brother in a spirit of humility and gentleness (Galatians 6:1-2).   CBS believes that God gives two life-enhancing options for human sexual behavior according to the Bible:  (1) a regular, active, biblical conjugal “one flesh” marital sexual union of one man and one woman to help overcome the temptations of the evil one (1 Corinthians 7:3-5), and (2) celibacy (Isaiah 56:3-5; Matthew 19:10-12; 1 Corinthians 7:7, 26-28). Those who cannot control their sexual urges are encouraged to pursue biblical marriage unless they are prevented biblically and/or situationally by God from doing so (1 Corinthians 7:2, 9). Both celibacy and marriage are gifts from God by His will, with their own unique blessings and challenges, and should be received with great joy and faith. Celibacy and faithful singleness as well as godly monogamous marriage are to be celebrated and affirmed within the College.   
  • The Office of Institutional Effectiveness evaluates success with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission. CBS measures the following criteria in an effort to maintain institutional effectiveness and in response to federal requirements and its accreditors.The College uses the following definitions for Student Achievement: enrollment data; retention, graduation, course completion, and job placement rates; state licensing examinations; student portfolios; or other means of demonstrating achievement of goals.Student Achievement Goals2017-2018 Goals2016-2017 Goals2015-2016 Goals2014-2015 Goals2013-2015 Goals
  •  CBS Alumni Association Board of Directors  Top left: Tracy Winkler (2010); Betty Stewart (2009); Terry Bryan (2012); Dr. Harold Fisher (2002); Darrell Jackson (2008)Bottom left: Wilma Shaw (2009); Prima McFalls (2012) Alumni Services Volunteer Coordinator; Christine Cummings (2006);Elizabeth Bosworth (2008) Director of Alumni Services  Absentees:  Shane Boothe (2006); Artis Lovelady, III (1997); Van Hollie (2012) 
  • Suspicious Packages are any items capable of concealing or containing harmful substances that have been left unattended and/or visibly shows indicators of posing a potential threat.Characteristics of Suspicious PackagesExcessive postageHandwritten or poorly typed addressesMisspellings of common wordsStrange return address or no return addressIncorrect titles or title without a nameNot addressed to a specific personMarked with restrictions, such as "Personal," "Confidential," or "Do not x-ray"Marked with any threatening languagePostmarked from a city or state that does not match the return addressKey AppearancesOily stainsDiscolorationsOdorExcessive packaging materialExcessive weightTicking sound and/or protruding wires or aluminum foilAdditionally, items such as briefcase, gym bag, suitcase, etc. may be deemed suspicious solely because it is discovered unattended in a public place or near a sensitive facility.What to Do with a Suspicious Package, Letter or ContainerDo not panic. It is important for all of your actions to be careful & deliberate.Protect yourself from an exposure to an unknown material. Do not touch, move or attempt to clean up the unknown material.Isolate the area and evacuate all personnel from the immediate area.Contact 911 and the notify the Director of Real Estate Operations as soon as possible.Do not use radios or cell phones. All personnel who may have had contact with the unknown material should wash their hands with soap, warm water and shower as soon as possible.Do not use bleach or other disinfectants.Make a list of names and contact information for all personnel who have come into contact with the unknown material.Provide this information to law enforcement and health officials.Carefully follow the instructions provided by law enforcement and health officials.Threat by MailNote where it was found and who found it.  Caution staff and students against picking up or touching any strange objects or packages.Notify Director of Real Estate Operations or CBS Campus Security. 
  • Bomb threats may be received by telephone, e-mail or letter. If a bomb threat is received, remain calm and try to obtain as much information as possible.Notify 911 and be prepared to give as much information as possible.CMEP will go into effect at this time. Immediately call Director of Real Estate Operations first, and secondly, CBS Campus Security and inform them of the threat after you’ve spoken to the Police.Implement the following procedures: If the threat was made in writing, do not handle the letter or note any more than necessary. Do not touch or move any unfamiliar objects and wait for police to arrive on the scene. The Vice President of Academic Affairs and/or Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness & Student Affairs will make all decisions regarding cancellation of classes. Evacuation of the building is priority.Cell phones, two-way radios and pagers should be turned off at a minimum of 100 feet from the suspected bombsite. 
  • Medical EmergencyAccidents and emergencies are unpredictable. While some emergencies may only need first aid care, others may require emergency medical attention. If unsure of the seriousness, dial 911. Medical emergencies involving any student or employee must be reported to the professor or staff immediately. Staff Actions:Evaluate the scene to determine what assistance is needed. Students should be kept away from the scene of the emergency.Assess the victim's breathing.Stay calm. If a coat or blanket is available, use it to keep the victim warm. Do not move the individual unless there is danger of further injury. If 911 is called, remain calm and stay on the phone until the dispatcher hangs up. The Dispatcher may provide instructions on how to care for the injured. Stay with the injured until medical assistance arrives.Don’t hang up until you are told to do so by the 911 operator.Students and Staff should be able to provide the dispatcher with: College of Biblical StudiesAddress - 7000 Regency Square Houston, TX. 77036Exact location within the buildingNature of the emergencyApproximate age of the injured personYour name and phone numberBasic CPR instructions provided by Red Cross:BLOW: Tilt the head back and listen for breathing. If not breathing normally, pinch nose and cover the mouth with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2 breaths. Each breath should take 1 second.PUMP: If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions. Push down on the chest 1 1/2 to 2 inches 30 times right between the breasts. Pump at the rate of 100/minute, faster than once per second.CONTINUE WITH 2 BREATHS AND 30 PUMPS UNTIL HELP ARRIVES - NOTE: This ratio is the same for one-person & two-person CPR. In two-person CPR the person pumping the chest stops while the other gives mouth-to-mouth breathing.If the victim is choking:Make sure they are coughing and getting air.If the victim cannot speak or cough and you think something maybe lodged in their throat, from behind, slip your arms around the victim’s waist. Make a fist with one hand and grasp with the other hand. Place your fist right above the navel area. Press into the abdomen with quick upward thrust. Repeat until the object is removed, or the victim starts breathing or coughing.If the victim is bleeding:First Aid kits are located in the CBS Bookstore.Use rubber gloves (contained in the first aid kit) and apply pressure to the area. ?If possible, elevate bleeding area above level of the heart.For further details go to General Safety & Procedures at http://www.cbshouston.edu/safety-emergency. 
  • PurposeThe 63-hour online only program leading to the Associate of Arts degree is designed for individuals who wish to pursue an Associate degree while receiving foundational biblical principles that contribute to a biblical worldview. It may also be used as the first two years of a bachelor's degree program. Credits earned in this program may be applied to the bachelor's degree programs offered at the College or, when appropriate, may be transferable to other institutions.  Quick Facts63 total credit hoursProgram Goals Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.Learn and apply principles of Christian ministry.Graduation RequirementsSuccessful completion of all admissions requirements including completion of high school diploma or GEDSatisfactory completion of all requirements on Official Degree Plan within a maximum of eight yearsCumulative 2.0 grade point averageSatisfactory completion of 3 units in Christian Service Learning ProgramAcademic advising sessions including pre and post testing/measurementsIntent to Graduate Form filed by submitted deadlineGraduation/Diploma feeNo unresolved disciplinary matter, including but not limited to, student code of conduct violations, library, or financial obligationCompletion of exit counseling for students with Stafford or PLUS loansApproval by CBS facultySuggested SequenceCurriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)  Year 1MSMN 1301 Bible Study MethodsENGL 1301 English Composition 1COSC 1317 Introduction to ComputingENGL 1302 English Composition 2HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1BIBL 1321 GospelsMCSP 2011 Christian Service BIBL 1311 PentateuchBIBL 1312 Historical LiteratureMSMN 2301 Missions, Evangelism, and DiscipleshipMCSP 2011 Christian Service Year 2MATH 1332 Mathematical PrinciplesBIBL 1213 Wisdom LiteratureBIBL 1414 ProphetsBIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline EpistlesBIBL 1323 General Epistles & RevelationHIST 2322 Western Civilization 2PHIL 2304 Introduction to PhilosophyTHEO 1311 Introduction to Theological MethodMCSP 2011 Christian ServicePHIL 3305 Christian EthicsMSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual LifeBIOL 2301 Anatomy and PhysiologyENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech 
  • Spring 2018 New Students Financial Aid DeadlinesMonday, November 13, 2017Admission to a degree program,FAFSA completed,CBS Financial Aid Application completed, andAdd additional verification information submittedSummer 2018 New Students Financial Aid DeadlinesMonday, March 12, 2018:Admission to a degree program,FAFSA completed,CBS Financial Aid Application completed, andAdd additional verification information submitted
  • In January of each year per the IRS guidelines, CBS provides an IRS Form 1098-T to all students who had qualified tuition and other related educational expenses billed to them during the previous calendar year. The form will no longer be mailed because it can be retrieved by logging into the individual student's account in myrecords.cbshouston.edu and by clicking on 1098-T at the top of their account page. This form is informational only and should not be considered as tax opinion or advice. It serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits. Receipt of Form 1098-T does not indicate eligibility for the tax credit. To determine the amount of qualified tuition and fees paid, and the amount of scholarships and grants received, a taxpayer should use their own financial records. CBS does not provide tax advice and individuals should consult a tax advisor as needed. 
  •  "So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of faith." ~ Galations 6:10                                                                                                                                                         Mission StatementChristian women committed to the advancement of the College of Biblical Studies through ministry, fundraising, and community awareness.Come join the fun and invite a friend! Prayer Fellowship Dates Prayer Fellowship, a ministry of the CBS Women's Partnership, gathers to intercede for the College of Biblical Studies on the first Wednesday of every month, September through May. Prayer Fellowship meetings are held on the CBS Campus in Room 106 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am.September 14, 2016Off Campus Meeting March 1, 2017Campus MeetingOctober 5, 2016Campus Meeting April 5, 2017Campus MeetingNovember 2, 2016   Campus Meeting May 3, 2017Campus MeetingDecember 8, 2016 Off Campus Meeting June-August 2017Summer BreakJanuary 4, 2017  Campus Meeting  February 1, 2017 Campus Meeting   Special Events Dates & Volunteer OpportunitiesNovember 2, 2016   CBS 40th Anniversary Celebration September 2017Lunch & Learn March 8, 2017Mary Marth Award Luncheon December 2017Christmas TeaPrayer Meeting on siteMay 13, 2017President's Breakfast & Commencement   Contact Us!Advancement ContactPhone: (832) 252-0748Email: info@cbswomenspartnership.org
  •   HBU Bradshaw Fitness Center is offering the College of Biblical Studies students and employees an opportunity to become members, for a one-time payment and monthly dues. For more information contact Membership Services @ 281.649.3503. Learn more about the center at www.HBUfit.org.Student Membership:Enrollment Fee $35.00 Monthly Dues:Students: $35.00Family Add On: $35.00 Employee Corporate Membership:Enrollment Fee: $40.00 Monthly Dues:Employees: $40.00Family Add On: $35.00    
  • Safe Environment The College of Biblical Studies is committed to the safety of our students and staff.  Our priority is to create a campus environment in which people are safe from physical harm and property is secure, in a manner that meets or exceeds federal, state and local laws, as well as CBS policies that regulate these matters. It is the intent of CBS to provide a safe and secure environment for students, visitors and others with whom we serve. CBS has zero tolerance for violent acts or threats of violence. Emergency procedures are provided on the left. You are encouraged to read through and familiarize yourself with each procedure. If you have any questions about the procedures, please contact our Facilities Director at facilities@cbshouston.edu.The CBS Watchman Alert System uses text, e-mail and voice messages to alert CBS students and employees in the event of an emergency or urgent situation. Alert messages are sent to registered mobile phones, home phones and e-mail addresses. To support the CBS Security department, the College employs Professional Guard Patrol Security for the purpose of establishing and maintaining an atmosphere in which people can safely go about their varied activities in furtherance of the College’s objectives. This department accomplishes its mission through excellence in policing, safety and security. Professional Guard Patrol and local police are the primary response agencies for all crimes and incidents on campus, including emergency assistance, investigating and documenting incidents. The CBS Security Department is the liaison with local police, fire and medical response agencies. The CBS Security Department may be reached during normal business hours at 281-448-4900 or 713-545-8602.If you see a crime happening on CBS campus or are a victim of a crime, please call 911 or the CBS Security Department immediately.  CBS Campus NumbersCBS Campus SecurityDispatch 281-448-4900 Cell 713-545-8602CBS Facilities #1 713-545-8543CBS Facilities #2713-545-4906 Building AccessCBS shall take all necessary steps to provide a safe and secure structure for the protection of its students, faculty and staff members. The building will be opened based on an approved schedule and will remain locked otherwise. Parking & Security EscortStudents should park in designated parking spaces on the main campus parking lots where the lighting is the most efficient. Escorts are provided during hours of operation for any reason by calling 713-545-8602.Drug and Alcohol PreventionIt is the policy of the College of Biblical Studies that the unlawful use, manufacture, sale, attempted sale, distribution, transfer, purchase, attempted purchase, cultivation, or possession of a controlled substance, alcohol, or any illicit drug on campus, in the workplace, or off-campus as part of any campus activities is prohibited. CBS believes that spiritual, emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and physical developments have their greatest growth free from mind-altering illicit drugs and alcohol.In Case Of Emergency, Call 911You should call 911 to report all emergencies, including an active shooter on the premises, fire alarms, bomb threats, chemical spills, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, or any incident that will require a rapid response. You will be required to provide the 911 Operator with the following information:Your nameThe location of the emergency (building, floor, room number)Your location (building, floor, room number)The nature of the emergencyHow many persons are involved in the emergencyBased upon the information that you supply to the 911 Operator, assistance (i.e., police, fire department personnel, hazmat team, medical personnel) will be dispatched, as required.Useful External Emergency Local NumbersName of AgencyContact NumberAmbulance/Fire/Police/Sheriff911Ambulance Non-Emergency713-222-3434American Red Cross713-526-8300Ben Taub Hospital713-793-2000Boxer Management Company713-777-7368City of Houston713-247-1000Electric - Reliant713-207-7777Fire Non-Emergency713-227-2323Gas – CenterPoint Energy713-659-2111Harris County713-755-5000Hazardous Materials911Health Department713-439-6000HPD Non-Emergency713-884-3131Memorial Hospital Southwest713-776-5151Poison Control1-800-764-7661Water713-754-0600General Resource Links and VideosCenter for Disease Control PreventionRegional Disaster PreparednessFEMAU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesWorld Health OrganizationTexas Department of State Health ServicesAmerican Red CrossHarris County Homeland Security & Emergency Management 
  •   THINK PINK!October 1-31, 2015 is Breast Cancer Awareness Month The College of Biblical Studies will bring awareness to Breast Cancer the week of October 12-15, 2015. Join us in the atrium Thursday evening Oct.15th @ 5:15 p.m. to hear Dr. Richard Gunasekera speak about the contributing factors of breast cancer, diet and exercise and the statistics of those prone to the disease. Millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. Getting mammograms  regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.Are you worried about the cost? The Center for Disease Control offers free or low-cost mammograms and education about breast cancer. Find out if you qualify.Breast Cancer Awareness month is a yearly occurance, but for a survivor, it’s every single day. Show your support, and wear your “Pink” on Thursday, October 15th!
  • Courses Taught POLI 210:  Introduction to American PoliticsPOLI 395:  Introduction to Statistics (and Research Designs)GOVT 2301:  Principles of American PoliticsGOVT 2301: Principles of American Politics (in Spanish)Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  • Marvin R. McNeese, Jr.Chair, General Education DepartmentCollege of Biblical Studies7000 Regency Square Blvd.Houston, TX 77036(713) 204-8553 (cell)Marvin.McNeese@cbshouston.edu RESEARCH INTERESTSAmerican politics, public policy, subnational politics, campaign finance, corporate political activity, American political development, and Latin American politics.EDUCATIONPh.D. Candidate in Political Science, Rice University, Houston, TX. Major: American Politics.         Minor: Subnational Politics, Comparative Politics. Dissertation: Win the War to Win the         Battle: Putting the Venue in Interest Group Venue Shopping. Committee: Robert Stein         (chair), Keith Hamm, John Alford, and Doug Schuler. Expected December 2014.Master of Public Affairs, Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of           Texas at Austin. Major: Public Policy and Public Administration. Thesis: Toward the            '60s: Building an Institution for the Movimento Negro Brasileiro. Austin, TX.Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American            Studies, The University of Texas at Austin. Major: Government. Minor: Economics,            History.Bachelors of Arts, cum laude, Albion College, Albion, MI. Religious Studies, Spanish, and           Political Science.ACADEMIC POSITIONSInstructor, Rice University, Fall 2014Assistant Professor, Political Science, College of Biblical Studies-Houston, Houston, TX, 2011-PresentCOURSES TAUGHTPOLI 210 Introduction to Political Science, Rice UniversityPOLI 395 Introduction to Statistics, Rice UniversityGOVT 2301 Principles of American Politics, College of Biblical Studies (English and Spanish)PRESENTATIONS“What does punctuated equilibrium theory predict for the issue of hydraulic fracturing?” with           Robert M. Stein and Seonghui Lee. Midwest Political Science Association Annual            Conference, Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 2013.“Migration, Drugs and Threat to Regime in Mexico.” with Carla Martinez Machain, Midwest            Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 2011.“The effects of early voting on congressional campaign expenditures.” with Robert M. Stein,         Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 1-5, 2009.“Discriminating Corporate Campaign Contributors: Campaign Finance in an Unregulated           Environment.” Political Science Poster Session, Rice University, Houston, TX, May 5, 2008.“Sources of Health Insurance Innovation.” Political Science Poster Session, Rice University,           Houston, TX, May 5, 2008.PROFESSIONAL SERVICEEditorial Assistant, American Journal of Political Science, Editor: Rick Wilson, 2009-2011, 2013Teaching Assistant, Doug Shuler, MGMT 561 Business-Government Relations, Jesse H. Jones            Graduate School of Management, Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014Teaching Assistant, Keith Hamm, POLI 435 Money and Politics Seminar, Rice University,           Spring 2010Coordinator, American Politics Workshop (weekly), Political Science Department, Rice           University, 2008-2009Research Assistant, Director: Rick Wilson, Behavioral Research Laboratory, Rice University,            2007-2008HONORS AND AWARDSResearch Fellowship, Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute, $15,000Research Award, Tinker & Ford Foundations, University of Texas at Austin, $6,000Fellowship, Foreign Language and Area Studies, U.S. Department of Education/ The University             of Texas at Austin
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  • Chair, General Education Department; ProfessorB.A., Albion CollegeM.A. (Political Science)M.A., University of Texas at Austin (Latin American Studies)M.P.Aff.Ph.D., Rice University (Political Science)BioMarvin McNeese Jr. has been teaching at CBS since the fall of 2004.  Following an interest in politics that God awakened in his youth, Marvin’s professional experience regularly had him serving in financial administration while serving the Lord.  His training in political science and economics began at Albion College in Michigan, and continued at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Teresa Lorenzo Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned two Masters Degrees.  Dr. McNeese earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Rice University.Marvin married his college sweetheart (much later) and they have three children.  Most of his career has been spent in higher education, though He has helped several churches to develop and raise funds for their social service and charitable activities.  Marvin highly values international missions, having served as a missionary to Panama, and has participated in other short mission trips to Brazil, Honduras and the Philippines. Committed to serving through the local body, he is a deacon and Bible study teacher at Houston’s First Baptist Church.Marvin is Chair for the General Education Department and serves as a grant writer in the Development Department.  He has a passion for helping believers take up God’s challenge to meet social needs in Jesus’ name and to participate in government based on His principles.  His coursework clearly explains, according to the scriptures, the relevance and rightful place of government in our lives and a Christians’ responsibility in light of this.Publications"The effects of early voting on Congressional campaign expenditures." With Robert M. Stein. Journal of Politics.Toward the '60s: Building an Institution for the Movimento Negro Brazil. University of Texas at Austin, 1999. (Master’s Thesis) DevelopmentBuilding a Workforce Development System for Texas: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Reform. Christopher T. King and Robert E. McPherson, University of Texas at Austin, 1997.  “Blessed are the Feet of Them.” Marvin R. McNeese, Jr., The Gospel Message, Kansas City, MO: Gospel Missionary Union, v109, Issue 4, 2001. 
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  • CBS Alumni Services is now offering an exciting opportunity!The following 3 courses are FREE to all CBS Alumni who graduated with the Bachelor of Science degree. If you have any questions, please contact Alumni Services at 713-785-5995.African American Literary TraditionsMonday Evenings Time:  6:00pm –9:45pm Dates:  5/4/15-8/10/15 Prof:  Dr. P. Sinitiere The Role of Women in Life and MinistryMonday AfternoonsTime: 1:30pm –5:00pmDates: 5/4/15-8/10/15Prof:  Dr. V. Ellen(For Women Only) Critical Thinking5 Saturdays Time:  9:00am –5:30pmDates: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25Prof:  Dr. P. Shockley
  • The College of Biblical Studies appreciates and values God’s gift of marriage between man and woman that God created in His own image. As a Bible College committed to providing our students with a biblical worldview, CBS fully believes what the Bible says about marriage and operates according to that faith commitment. We abide by Jesus’s teaching on marriage when He said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, 5 and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'? 6 "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate" (Matthew 19:4b-6 NASB, capitalization in the original). The definition of marriage provided by Jesus includes several important truths that CBS expects all board members, faculty members, students and staff to value and abide by: 1) Marriage is a covenant designed by God (19:4b). 2) This biblical definition of marriage is not conditioned by culture or personal perspective but decided by God from the beginning and expected to continue until eternity (v. 4b). 3) Marriage is intended to be between one man and one woman as God biologically created them male and female at birth (v. 4b). Hence, any other proposals for marriage are outside of God’s intended design (see also Leviticus 18:22, 20:13–16; Romans 1:26–27; 1 Corinthians 6:9–11; and 1 Timothy 1:9–10). 4) The marriage covenant is sealed through sexual intercourse which should be reserved for one husband and one wife after they have entered the holy covenant of marriage (v. 5). 5) God’s design is for marriage to last until the death of one of the spouses (v. 6 and Matthew 22:30).  Therefore, the College of Biblical Studies defines marriage as a divinely designed biblical covenant between one man and one woman and God that is intended to represent the relationship of Christ and the Church, and last until the death of either spouse. This view of marriage is affirmed in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament (see Genesis 1:27, 2:23–24; Malachi 2:14; Song of Solomon 2:7, 16; 1 Corinthians 7:1–16; Ephesians 5:22–33; Hebrews 13:4).  
  • Registrar, InstructorB.S., College of Biblical Studies (Christian Leadership)M.B.A., University of Houston  BioMr. Chad Kniffen has been married to Ingrid Kniffen since 2011. He currently serves as the Analyst for the college in the department of Institutional Effectiveness.He received a B.S. in Christian Leadership from the College of Biblical Studies in 2009. Immediately following graduation, Chad enrolled in the University of Houston, Bauer School of Business, to pursue an M.B.A. He completed his M.B.A in December of 2013.Mr. Kniffen has held several positions at CBS and has worked for the Bookstore, Operations, Information Technology, and Institutional Effectiveness. He began teaching in Fall 2014.
  • Director of Institutional Research and Accreditation; Assoc. ProfessorB.A., Mississippi College (English)M.A., North Carolina State University (English Literature)Ed.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Christian Education) BioUpon completing his Ed.D. in Christian Education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Hantla is serving as Director for Institutional Research and Accreditation at the College of Biblical Studies-Houston (www.cbshouston.edu). He is also an Associate Professor in the college, teaching courses in English and Christian Education.In his administrative role, Dr. Hantla manages all research efforts both internal and external to CBS in accomplishing their mission of providing a "biblically based education for the Body of Christ, with primary focus on African-American and other ethnic minority groups." He also manages issues related to compliance and is the liaison to SACS-COC and ABHE (CBS's accrediting bodies). Dr. Hantla's current research interests range from researching best practices for implementing the flipped classroom design, an exciting technology-driven teaching approach, working with accrediting bodies to accomplish the goals of institutions of higher education, to applying effective methods for leading and managing others in Christ to grow personally and professionally. He has led numerous workshops at professional conferences on these topics and continues to research and write about educational best practices in the areas of critical thinking, technology integration in higher education, and educational leadership.For his dissertation, Dr. Hantla combined his work on critical thinking in a quasi-experimental study researching the effects of flipping the classroom on critical thinking variables measured by a critical thinking rubric. He successfully defended his dissertation with the highest score awarded by SEBTS and is working on turning his dissertation into journal publications.PublicationsDoctoral DissertationThe effects of flipping the classroom on specific aspects of critical thinking in a humanities college: A quasi-experimental, mixed-methods study (2014)Peer-Reviewed Journal ArticlesNoetic Sanctification: Using Critical Thinking to Facilitate Sanctification of the Mind (2014)The Portrayal of Fathers in Popular Media (2013)An intelligent critique of multiple intelligences: a Christian review for leaders (2012)Encyclopedia ContributionHantla, B. (2014). Craig Dykstra: A Biographical Entry. The Encyclopedia for Christian Education. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Eds.). Scarecrow Press.Peer-Reviewed Accreditation PublicationArguing the CASE: Critical Thinking through Writing (2012)Conference PresentationsBest Practices for Beginning a Flipped Classroom in the Humanities (2013)“If you notice it as advertising, it hasn’t worked”: Peripheral Persuasion and Neuromarketing as Behaviorism (2012)Cooks in the Kitchen: Promoting Writing Center Research through Collaboration (2012)
  • Maximize Your Time. Minimize Your Cost. Optimize Your Ministry!Earn a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in only FIVE years with the CBS/DTS 4+1 program 4+1 = Two Degrees! Earn a Bachelor’s degree at the College of Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts (Christian Studies) at Dallas Theological Seminary in just five years.  This new 4+1 program is convenient and cost-effective: Courses can be taken online or on campus, giving you greater flexibility to earn two degrees in less timeDallas Theological Seminary’s Houston extension is located on the CBS campusReduced semesters = reduced tuitionLess time earning your degrees means more time in ministry!The 4+1 Program allows students to earn a four-year Bachelor’s of Science degree (Biblical Studies with Pre-seminary minor) and a two-year seminary degree in just five years. For the undergraduate degree, students take 103 credit hours at CBS Houston and 24 hours of dual credit through Dallas Theological Seminary’s Houston campus or online program. After the undergraduate degree is awarded students only need 25 more hours at Dallas Theological Seminary to earn a Master of Arts (Christian Studies) degree!Here’s how it works:Apply to the MA (Christian Studies) at DTS before you enter the final year of your bachelor’s at CBSReceive Advanced Standing for courses completed at CBS (15 hours; see Course Equivalencies).Take Dual Credit classes at DTS during your final year at CBS (24 hours)Complete your remaining MA(CS) courses (25 hours).Course LocationHoursCBS undergrad courses*                                                  15 hours of which can be applied to DTS MA(CS); must earn a “B” or better to fulfill DTS Advanced Standing requirements103 hoursDTS Houston dual credit classes                                must earn a “C” or better to fulfill CBS requirements24 hours                          (click here to visit the DTS website)DTS master’s classes                                                    taken after completion of four-year CBS degree25 hours                          (click here to visit the DTS website)Total152 hours*Students must apply to the MA(CS) program within one year of completing their CBS degree in order to qualify for the 15 hours of Advanced Standing.Recent CBS graduate? You may be eligible to receive Advanced Standing toward your Master of Arts (Christian Studies) at Dallas Theological Seminary! Please contact an admissions advisor at DTS for details.CBS-DTS Course Equivalencies:CBS CourseDTS CourseMSMN1301 Bible Study Methods* or BIBL 3301 Advanced Biblical Hermeneutics*BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics (3)BIBL1311 Pentateuch*                                                         or BIBL 3311 Special Issues in OT Historical Literature*BE102 OT History I (3)BIBL1323 General Epistles & Revelation* or BIBL 3323 Special Issues in NT General Epistolary Literature & Revelation*BE107 Hebrews, Generals Epistles, and Revelation (3)THEO1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation*ST103 Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology (3)THEO1314 Angels, Church, & Prophecy*ST105 Sanctification and Ecclesiology (3)* Must earn a “B” or betterHours: 15For details and more information contact the CBS Admissions office today!832.252.4253; admissions@cbshouston.edu Already a CBS student? Contact your Academic Advisor at the Office of the Register: Last Name A-D and Spanish Speaking ProgramsEsmeralda Barrera 832-252-4640, Esmeralda.Barrera@CBSHouston.EduLast Name E-ZBridgette Jones 832-252-4683, Bridgette.Jones@CBSHouston.Edu Contact us now and get your Master’s faster with CBS and DTS! 
  • CBS is Houston's only Training Center for Biblical Counseling Certification                                                                              The College of Biblical Studies is pleased to announce its affiliation with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) as their newest Certified Training Center (CTC), the only CTC in Greater Houston.The training necessary to become certified as a Biblical counselor is now available in the form of five for-credit courses offered by the College of Biblical Studies. The courses are listed below and may be taken in isolation or as part of our Biblical Counseling degree program:MSBC 3301: Introduction to Biblical CounselingMSBC 3302: Theological Foundations of Biblical CounselingMSBC 3303: Analysis of Common Counseling ProblemsMSBC 3304: Marriage and FamilyMSBC 4303: Counseling Process This training is retroactive! Those who have previously taken the five required courses have already met the training demands and do not need to repeat them. For nearly 40 years, the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), formerly National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC), has been certifying biblical counselors to ensure doctrinal integrity and to promote excellence in biblical counseling (click here to learn more about ACBC and its certification program). Please note: The courses offered in the curriculum are not designed to meet academic or other requirements of the State of Texas for licensure as a professional counselor.To learn more about attaining certification through CBS contact Maggie Rodriguez, Director of Admissions; (832) 252-4623; Maggie.Rodriguez@cbshouston.edu. 
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  • The Christian Service-Learning Program is a supervised ministry process that is designed to help students develop and enhance their commitment and competence in ministry by promoting the practical outworking of the biblical, theological, and theoretical principles learned in the classroom setting. While all students at the College of Biblical Studies are encouraged to take an active role and participate in ministries in their local church during their time of study, students enrolled in the Associate of Arts, Associate of Biblical Studies, or Bachelor of Science program are required to satisfactorily complete three Christian Service units for graduation.Objectives:•Articulate personal convictions rooted in an understanding of concepts, presuppositions, philosophical bases and worldviews that have been examined in light of biblical principles.•Demonstrate skills necessary for interpersonal relationships.•Examine personal strengths and weaknesses in ministry settings.•Demonstrate the skills necessary for ongoing Christian ministry.•Exhibit spiritual growth.Requirements:Students may complete practicum service hours in the local church and/or ministry to which hours are expended weekly (you must do at least 28 hours per semester in your ministry of choice). Timely submission of the completed Program Agreement (see course schedule in syllabus and in Blackboard for the online agreement link and due dates).  Each section of the agreement should indicate thoughtful reflection and consideration of the student’s participation in the practicum assignment and be described in detail.Timely submission of the Student Evaluation (see course schedule in syllabus and in Blackboard for the online evaluation link and the due dates).  The student’s evaluation MUST indicate thoughtful reflection and consideration of your progress during the practicum assignment and be described in detail. Untimely or unauthorized submission of evaluations may result in an “Unsatisfactory” grade for the unit.Timely submission of the completed Online Supervisor Evaluation (see course schedule in syllabus and in Blackboard for due dates). The online evaluation will be sent to your supervisor to the email you provide in the agreement and must be completed according to its printed instructions.  The supervisor’s evaluation MUST indicate thoughtful reflection and consideration of the student’s progress during the practicum assignment and be described in detail. Untimely or unauthorized submission of evaluations may result in an “Unsatisfactory” grade for the unit. Progress “Satisfactorily” in achieving the goals and objectives of the practicum assignment.Any changes in approved service assignments must be approved in writing by the CSLP office before completion  of a Satisfactory Unit can be given for service performed.Attendance is taken from the assignments submitted in Blackboard.Course Requirements for Grading Final course grades will consist of the completed ministry agreement (33%), the completed supervisor evaluation (34%), and the completed student evaluation (33%).  The Professor maintains the right to alter course requirements, grading, and/or change the schedule of assignments. Your grades are found in Sonis.Late AssignmentsNo late assignments and/or submissions will be accepted. Attendance Students are expected to log into blackboard the first day of class and review all information about the course in which they are enrolled.  Failing to submit any assignments will result in an automatic “Unsatisfactory” grade for the unit.Letter/Numerical Grade Scale“S”   =  Satisfactory“U”  =  UnsatisfactoryOnce you enroll in the class, you will have access to the class in blackboard where you will find:The SyllabusA list of suggested places where you can do your serviceA checklist for a successful CSLPA list of questions to determine if your ministry can be used for Satisfactory Unit completion. A recommended guide to use when you meet with your supervisor that will assist you in filling out your student agreementA document where you can track your hours for the semester For any questions or concerns regarding the CSLP units, you may contact your CSLP Instructor Leonette Lewis at (832) 252-0729 or by email at Leonette.Lewis@cbshouston.edu. You may enroll into CSLP via Sonis under the registration tab, the course number is MCSP 2011 and this course is only offered online. If you have issues registering, please contact the Registrar’s office at Registrar@cbshouston.edu.  You may find more information regarding registration here.  
  • PURPOSE: The College of Biblical Studies – Houston (CBS) is an education community committed to living in accordance with biblical principles and standards, community laws and regulations and ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for all students, faculty and staff. This policy establishes the procedures for responding to incidents of sexual violence including procedures to assist victim/survivors, hold perpetrators accountable, and reduce the incidence of sexual violence.POLICY: The College of Biblical Studies – Houston (CBS) is committed to maintaining a safe learning and work environment for all students, faculty and staff and is committed to the elimination of sexual violence in all forms and will take appropriate action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of this policy. Acts of sexual violence may also constitute violations of criminal and civil law that may require separate proceedings. To further its commitment against sexual violence, CBS provides reporting options, an investigative and disciplinary process, and prevention training and other related services as appropriate.DEFINITIONS: Sexual Consent: “Sexual Assault” (as defined by section 22.011 of the Texas Penal Code) means intentionally or knowingly committing a sexual act, without the consent of the person or intentionally or knowingly committing a sexual act with a child.Dating Violence: “Dating Violence” (as defined by Family Code 71.0021) means an act, other than a defensive measure to protect oneself, by a person that:is committed against a victim:with whom the person has or has had a dating relationship; orbecause of the victim’s marriage to or dating relationship with an individual with whom the person is or has been in a dating relationship or marriage; andis intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the victim in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury assault, or sexual assault.Dating Relationship: “Dating Relationship” (as defined by Family Code 71.0021)means a relationship between individuals who have or have had a continuing relationship of a romantic or intimate nature. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on consideration of:the length of the relationship;the nature of the relationship; andthe frequency and type of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.A casual acquaintanceship or ordinary fraternization in a business or social context does not constitute a “dating relationship”.Domestic (Family) Violence: “Domestic Violence” (as defined section of 71.004 of the Texas Family Code) means:an act by a member for a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself;abuse, as that term is defined by Sections 261.001(1) ( C ), (E ), and (G), by a member of a family or household toward a child of the family or household; or dating violence.Stalking: “Stalking” (as defined by section 42.072 of the Texas Penal Code) means a person commits an offense if the person, on more than one occasion and pursuant to the same scheme or course of conduct that is directed specifically at another person, knowingly engages in conduct, including following the other person, that:The person knows or reasonably believes the other person will regard as threatening:bodily injury or death for the other person ;bodily injury or death for a member of the other person’s family or household; orthat an offense will be committed against the other person’s property;causes the other person or a member of the other person’s family or household to be placed in fear of bodily injury or death or fear that an offense will be committed against the other person’s property; andwould cause a reasonable person to fear:bodily injury or death for himself or herself;bodily injury or death for a member of the person’s family or household; orthat an offense will be committed against the other person’s property.Employee: “Employee” means any individual employed by the College of Biblical Studies –Houston(CBS), including student employees.Student: “Student” means all persons who:Are enrolled at the college in one or more courses, either credit or non-credit;Withdraw, transfer or graduate, after an alleged violation of the student conduct code;Are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have an continuing relationship with the college; orHave been notified of their acceptance for admission or have initiated the process of application for admission or financial aid.College security authority: “College security authority” means the following category of individuals at the college:Individuals who have campus security responsibilities;Any individual or organization identified in the college policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses;Any official of the college who has responsibility for student discipline and judicial proceedings; or human resources disciplinary management. PROCEDURE:  Reporting incidents of sexual violence Prompt reporting encouraged.Complainants of sexual violence may report incidents at any time, but are strongly encouraged to make reports promptly in order to best preserve evidence for a potential legal or disciplinary proceeding.Complainants are strongly encouraged to report incidents of sexual violence to law enforcement where the incident occurred. Complainants are also encouraged to contact victim/survivor offices, counseling and health care providers, and college security authorities for appropriate action.Assistance in reporting.Students and employees who become aware of an alleged incident of sexual violence are urged to encourage and assist complainants, as needed, to report the incident to local law enforcement, victim/survivor offices, counseling and health care providers,  and college  security authorities.College security authorities, when informed of an alleged incident of sexual violence, shall promptly assist the complainant, as requested, including providing guidance in filing complaints with outside agencies including law enforcement obtaining appropriate assistance from victim/survivor services or medical treatment professionals, and filing a complaint with college officials responsible for enforcing student and employee conduct code/standards.When appropriate, CBS may pursue legal action against a respondent, including, but not limited to, trespass or restring orders, in addition to disciplinary action under applicable student and employee conduct policies Confidentiality of reporting Confidential Reports. The college cannot guarantee confidentiality to those reporting incidents of sexual violence except where those reports are privileged communication with licensed health care professionals or other reports that are privileged by law.Reports to college security authoritiesComplainants of sexual violence may contact any college security authority for appropriate assistance or to report incidents.Confidentiality of reports cannot be guaranteed. College security authorities shall not disclose personally identifiable information about a complainant of sexual violence without the complainants consent except as may be required or permitted by law.The college may determine it necessary to take action regardless of whether the parties have reached a personal resolution or if the complainant request that no action be taken. In such instances, the college will investigate and take appropriate action, taking care to protect the identity of the complainant and any other reporter in accordance with this procedure.Required Reports.Any college security authority, employee with supervisory or student-advising responsibility who has been informed of an alleged incident of sexual violence must follow college procedures for making a report, including a report for the annual crime statistics report.College security authorities shall report to other school officials, as appropriate, such as the Office of the Dean of Students which is responsible for administering the student code of conduct, Human Resources which is responsible for the administration of employee disciplinary policies, and the designated Title IX compliance coordinator, in order to initiate any applicable investigative or other resolution procedures.College security authorities may be obligated to report to law enforcement the occurrence of a sexual assault, but the name or other personally identifiable information of the complainant will be provide only with the consent of the complainant, except as may be required by law.Policy Notices Distribution of policy to students.The college will distribute the sexual violence policy and procedure by posting on the CBS website and directly providing students of how to access the policy by an exact address.The college will distribute the sexual violence policy and procedure by including in the Student Handbook available to students on the CBS website.Students may request a paper copy of the sexual violence policy through the Office of the Dean of Students.Distribution of policy to employees.The college will distribute the sexual violence policy and procedure by posting in the CBS policy manual and Employee Handbook.Employees may request a paper copy of the sexual violence policy through the Office of Human Resources.Required Notice.Notice of complainant options. Following a report of sexual violence the complainant shall be promptly notified of:Where and how to obtain immediate medical assistance; complainants should be informed that timely reporting and a medical examination within 72 hours are critical in preserving evidence of sexual assault and proving a criminal or civil case against a perpetrator. Complainants should be told, however, that they may report incidents of sexual violence at any time.Where and how to report incidents of sexual violence to local law enforcement officials, and/or appropriate college contacts for employees, students and others. Such contacts should be identified by name, location and phone number for 24-hour availability, as applicable.Resources for where and how complainants may obtain on- or off-campus counseling, mental health or other support services.Notice of complainant rights. Complainants shall be notified of the following:Their right to file criminal charges with local law enforcement officials in sexual assault cases;Availability of prompt assistance from campus officials, upon request, in notifying the appropriate campus investigating authorities and law enforcement officials, and, at the direction of law enforcement authorities, assistance in obtaining, securing and maintaining evidence in connection with a sexual violence incident;Assistance available from campus authorities in preserving for a sexual violence complainant materials relating to a campus disciplinary proceeding;That complaints of incidents of sexual violence made to campus security authorities shall be promptly and appropriately investigated and resolved;That, at a sexual assault complainant’s request, the college may take action to prevent unwanted contact with the alleged assailant, including, but not limited to, transfer of the complainant and/or the respondent to alternative classes, or a work site, if such alternatives are available and feasible.Investigation and disciplinary procedures.Immediate action.The college may, at any time during the report/complaint process, reassign or place on administrative leave an employee alleged to have violated this policy.The college may summarily suspend or take other temporary measures against a student alleged to have committed a violation of this policy in accordance with Administration of the Code of Student Conduct.General principles.The college shall use the procedure for Report/Complaint of Discrimination/Harassment Investigations and Resolution when investigating complaints of sexual violence. Procedures used in response to a complaint of sexual violence should avoid requiring complainants to follow any plan of action, to prevent the possibility of re-victimization.The college investigation and disciplinary procedures concerning allegations of sexual violence against employees or students shall:Be respectful of the needs and rights of individuals involved;Proceed as promptly as possible;Permit a student complainant and a student respondent to have the same opportunity to have an appropriate support person or advisor present at any interview or hearing, in a manner consistent with the governing procedures and applicable data practices law;Employees shall have the right to representation consistent with Employee Handbook;Be conducted in accordance with applicable due process standards and privacy laws;Simultaneously inform both the complainant and respondent of the outcome in a timely manner, as permitted by applicable privacy law.Be based on a preponderance of evidence standard, meaning that it is more likely than not that the policy or code has been violated.The past sexual history of the complainant and respondent shall be deemed irrelevant except as that history may directly relate to the incident being considered.A respondent’s use of any drug, including alcohol, judged to be related to an offense may be considered to be an exacerbating rather than mitigating circumstance.Relationship to parallel proceedings.The college investigation and disciplinary procedures for allegations of sexual violence will proceed independently of any action taken in criminal or civil courts.The college will not delay its proceedings while a parallel legal action is on-going.If the college is aware of a criminal proceeding involving the alleged incident, it may contact the prosecuting authority to coordinate when feasible.Criminal or civil court proceedings are not a substitute for the CBS procedures.False statements prohibited.The college takes allegations of sexual violence very seriously and recognizes the consequences such allegations may have on a respondent as well as the complainant.Any individual who knowingly provides false information regarding the filing of a complaint or report of sexual violence or during the investigation of such a complaint or report may be subject to discipline or under certain circumstances, legal action. Complaints of conduct that are found not to violate policy are not assumed to be false.Withdrawn complaint. If a complainant no longer desires to pursue a complaint through the college’s proceeding, the college reserves the right to investigate and resolve the complaint as it deems appropriate.Discretion to pursue certain allegations. The college reserves discretion whether to pursue alleged violations of policy under appropriate circumstances, including, but not limited to, a determination that an effective investigation is not feasible because of the passage of time, or because the respondent is no longer a student or employee of the college.Discretion to deal with policy violations disclosed in investigation.  The college reserves the right to determine whether to pursue violations of policy by students or employees other than the respondent, including a complainant or witness that comes to light during the investigation of an incident of sexual violence.In order to encourage reporting of sexual violence, under appropriate circumstances college administrators may choose to deal with violations of college policy in a manner other than disciplinary action.Sanctions.Sanctions that may be imposed if a finding is made that sexual violence has occurred include, but are not limited to, suspension, expulsion of students or termination from employment.The appropriate sanction will be determined on a case-by-case basis taking into account the severity of the conduct, the student’s or employee’s previous disciplinary history, and other factors as appropriate.Retaliation prohibited. Actions by a student or employee intended as retaliation, reprisal or intimidation against an individual for making a complaint or participating in any way in a report or investigation under this policy are prohibited and are subject to appropriate disciplinary action.Sexual violence prevention and education.Campus-wide training.CBS will provide educational programming (brochures, posters, etc.) to students and employees to promote the awareness of sexual violence offenses, including sexual violence prevention measures and procedures for responding to incidents, and advise individuals of legal and other options available if they are the complainants of an incident or they learn of such an incident.Provide training on awareness of sexual violence prevention measures and procedures for responding to incidents of sexual violence. At a minimum, all incoming students and all new employees will be provided this training.Education shall emphasize the importance of preserving evidence for proof of a criminal offense, safe and positive options for bystander intervention, and information on risk reduction to recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and risk associated with the perpetration of sexual violence.Training for individuals charged with decision making authority.Prior to serving as either an investigator or decision maker for complaints under this procedure, administrators must complete investigator or decision maker training.Investigators/decision makers and anyone else involved in the adjudication process must receive annual training on the issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability.Maintenance of report/complaint procedure documentation.Data that is collected, created, received, maintained or disseminated about incidents of sexual violence will be handled in accordance with the privacy requirements and other applicable laws.Information on reports of incidents of sexual violence that are made to college security authorities shall be documented in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 United States Code section 1092 (f). Such information will be used to report campus crime statistics on college and university campuses as required by that Act. During and upon the completion of the complaint process, the complaint file shall be maintained in a secure location. Access to complaint file information shall be in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other applicable law and policy.College students or employees who experience conduct in violation of this policy are likely to have concerns and questions, including how to report and respond to sex-based misconduct. Title IX complaints by or against CBS students, employees, or third parties, can be filed with the Title IX Coordinator. To discuss concerns or report violations, please contact the Title IX Coordinator: Paul KeithTitle IX Coordinator 832-252-4619TitleIXCoordinator@cbshouston.edu
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  • Shelter-in-Place means to seek immediate shelter and remain there during an emergency rather than evacuate the area. It is always preferred to evacuate. Shelter-in-Place should only be used when an evacuation is not safe.Certain events may necessitate the initiation of the College’s Shelter-in-Place protocol. The decision to Shelter-in-Place will be made by the President or his designee. Once the decision has been made, the Director of Real Estate Operations will instruct the campus community to Shelter-in-Place.  This notification will be made using the CBS Watchman Alert System.Shelter-in-Place procedures are outlined under each emergency where appropriate.  General Shelter-in-Place procedures are as follows:Upon receiving notification to Shelter-in-Place:• Stay in your office/classroom.• Notify those around you, and encourage others to remain in your office/classroom rather than to try to leave the building.• Lock the doors, cover the door window, close the blinds, turn off the lights and stay calm.• Stay away from the windows.• Check your phone messages, email or the College website.  If a TV is available, turn it on, turn the volume off.• Report any suspicious activity, sounds or smells to the Director of Operations or 911 • Only come out when you recognize the authority directing you to do so. 
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  • General Evacuation ProceduresIf an evacuation is ordered, follow these procedures:Stay calm, do not rush and do not panic.Gather your personal belongings if it is safe to do so. (Reminder: take prescription medications out with you if at all possible; it may be hours before you are allowed back in the building.)If safe, close your office door and window, but do not lock them.Use the nearest stairs and proceed to the nearest exit as outlined on the fire escape map located in each room of the building. Do not use the elevator.Wait for any instructions from emergency responders.Do not re-enter the building or work area until you have been instructed to do so by the emergency responders.Evacuation Procedures for People with Disabilities People with disabilities will often need assistance evacuating.  Always ASK someone with a disability how you can help BEFORE attempting any rescue technique or giving assistance. Ask how he or she can best be assisted or moved, and whether there are any special considerations or items that need to come with the person. Evacuating a disabled or injured person yourself is the last resort. Consider your options and the risks of injuring yourself and others in an evacuation attempt. Do not make an emergency situation worse. Evacuation is difficult and uncomfortable for both the rescuers and people being assisted. Some people have conditions that can be aggravated or triggered if they are moved incorrectly. Remember that environmental conditions (smoke, debris, loss of electricity) will complicate evacuation efforts.Use the following guidelines:DO NOT use elevators, unless authorized to do so by police or fire personnel. Elevators could fail during a fire or major earthquake. If the situation is life threatening, call 911. Check on people with mobility disabilities during an evacuation. Attempt a rescue evacuation ONLY if you have had rescue training or the person is in immediate danger and cannot wait for professional assistance. In particular, be aware when assisting someone with a disability. The individual with the disability is the best expert in his or her disability, so ask that individual for advice before lifting or moving him/her. Take extra time when communicating with people who are deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired. Never separate a disabled person from his or her assistive aids: wheelchairs, canes, hearing aids, medications, special diet food, urinary supplies, etc. A disabled person’s equipment may not be working after a disaster occurs, or it may be insufficient for emergency circumstances. A service animal, usually a dog, is an assistive aid used by some blind, deaf and mobility-impaired people. A disaster may temporarily confuse service animals and they may not be able to help their owners as effectively as before the disaster. Some individuals with emotional and developmental disabilities may be too unsettled to respond appropriately to instructions and directions, such as a public address announcement to evacuate a building. Some disabled individuals may need to be in a quiet place for a while to regain their composure; others may even try to hide from rescue workers. Some individuals with significant mental or learning disabilities might not understand the significance of “Keep Out” signs and barricade tape.Assisting the blind or visually impaired:Give verbal instructions to advise about safest route or direction using compass directions, estimated distances and directional terms.DO NOT grasp a visually impaired person’s arm. Ask if he or she would like to hold onto your arm as you exit, especially if there is debris or a crowd.Give other verbal instructions or information (i.e. elevators cannot be used). Assisting the deaf or hearing impaired:Get the attention of a person with a hearing disability by touch and eye contact. Clearly state the problem. Gestures and pointing are helpful, but be prepared to write a brief statement if the person does not seem to understand.Offer visual instructions to advise of safest route or direction by pointing toward exits or evacuation maps. Assisting the mobile impaired:It may be necessary to help clear the exit route of debris (if possible) so that the person with a disability can move out or to a safer area.If people with mobility impairments cannot exit, they should move to a safer area and wait for assistance from first responders.Notify police or fire personnel immediately about any people remaining in the building and their locations.Police or fire personnel will decide whether people are safe where they are, and will evacuate them as necessary. The Fire Department may determine that it is safe to override the rule against using elevators.If people are in immediate danger and cannot be moved to a safer area to wait for assistance, it may be necessary to evacuate them using an evacuation chair or a carry technique. Discuss with the user of the wheelchair how to lift the user and the wheelchair either together or separately. When circumstances necessitate separating the user and the wheelchair, keep the period of separation to a minimum. Some parts of a wheelchair are safe to lift, others are not. Always ask the user to confirm where it is safe to lift. Also, ask the user what else you should know about his or her wheelchair in order to lift it safely. Wheelchairs with four wheels (not three-wheeled scooters) usually have handbrakes on each side of the chair. When the wheelchair is to remain stationary, set both brakes. When the lifting is complete, follow the instructions of the user and restore the manual or motorized wheelchair to full operation; then direct the user to a safe area. Power OutagesIf an outage occurs during the day and people with disabilities choose to wait in the building for electricity to be restored, they can move near a window where there is natural light and access to a working telephone. Advise emergency personnel. 
  • Utility Interruption EmergenciesAll utility interruptions (gas, water or electric) should be reported to Facilities at Extension 713.545.8543. If no answer or after hours, call Security at 281.448.4900If necessary, the Director of Real Estate Operations will inform the president or a vice president concerning the nature of the emergency and the anticipated time of restoration of service, if known.Under some circumstances, power interruptions may be anticipated. During the summer months when demand for electricity is high, the College may experience a planned interruption or rolling blackouts as required by the local utility company. Normally, the College will have advanced warning when this occurs.If it becomes necessary to reduce energy consumption, the following will be instituted:Condition Amber (Curtailed Load)• Shut off all lights and equipment not essential for safe operations. Power down all equipment after each use and only turn on that which is needed to complete work. The cooling plant will be taken off-line; but staff will endeavor to maintain fan operation to provide ventilation in the buildings.Condition Red (Power Failure Imminent)• Shut off all lighting (except for emergency lighting) and extinguish any open flames. Take measures to protect equipment. Voltage may fluctuate. Remember, air operated controls and domestic water pressure may be affected. The elevator may be taken out of service.Power Blackout • Set all switches to “OFF” position.• Report persons trapped in elevator to Facilities.• If you are located in an area where there is no emergency lighting or it fails to come on, please move to a corridor located on an outside wall where there may be natural light from the windows. Wait in this area until you are given further instructions.• If you must evacuate your area, safeguard your valuables and lock your desk.• It is advisable to keep a small personal flashlight available to assist you in the remote chance of a blackout at night.Telecommunications Systems Failure•If there has been a general power failure in the College, the phone system will not function.•Subject to possible building interference, cell phones and two-way radio systems will continue to function.•In the event of complete failure of the phone system, the Director of Real Estate Operations may use the CBS Watchman Alert System to apprise the president, vice presidents and Sr. Director of Marketing & Public Relations of the situation and coordinate a response to the situation. 
  • Hazardous materials are substances that are either flammable or combustible, explosive, toxic, noxious, corrosive, oxidizable, an irritant or radioactive. Some hazardous materials accidents will be minor and only involve the immediate evacuation of a site.  Others may be large enough to necessitate relocating all students, staff, and other persons to either a safer location on campus or to an evacuation area away from the campus. The nature, severity and potential for health injury of the hazardous materials accident will determine the type of response required. Whatever the severity of the hazardous materials accident, College personnel should not attempt to take it upon themselves to remove a known or possibly hazardous chemical or substance. • Be aware of the chemical and avoid contamination. • Notify the Director of Real Estate Operations of type of spill if known and location of spill.• Isolate the area. Re-locate students/staff to safe areas if necessary.  If necessary, follow evacuation procedures.• If the nature of the chemical accident poses an immediate health hazard or potential for explosion or destruction of property, the Director of Real Estate Operations will notify 911 and will activate the CBS Watchman Alert System.• If the substance should pose an ecological hazard by entering the storm drain system or by a major ground leak, we are required by law to immediately contact the authorities through the 911.Bio Hazard - Shelter-in-PlaceShelter-in-place may be necessary due to chemical, biological, or radiological contaminants released accidentally or intentionally into the environment.  If it is deemed safer to stay indoors versus evacuation, procedures are as follows:• Alert staff, faculty and students via CBS Watchman Alert System.• Follow reverse evacuation procedures to bring all persons on campus indoors, if necessary.• Do not allow anyone to leave the campus.• Close and lock all windows, exterior doors and any other openings to the outside.• If there is danger of explosion, close window blinds.• Turn off all fans, heating and air conditioning systems.• Gather essential disaster supplies, such as nonperishable food, bottled water, battery-powered radios, first aid supplies, flashlights, batteries, duct tape, plastic sheeting and plastic garbage bags.• Select interior room(s) above the ground floor, with the fewest windows or vents, i.e., offices, large storage closets, utility rooms and restrooms.• Bring everyone into the rooms. Shut and lock the doors.  
  • Severe Weather ConditionsFlood TornadoHurricaneShould inclement weather arise where circumstances may impact the ability of CBS to conduct business in a normal fashion, CBS may suspend operations. Each emergency situation is unique and CBS reserves the right to alter this policy and issue specific procedures as dictated by circumstances.PROCEDURE:A. If emergency or severe weather conditions develop, employees may leave who have good cause to believe that their safety or the safety of others in their household is at risk. Leaving must be coordinated with the department manager or supervisor to make sure that the employee’s work and work area have been adequately secured in accordance with the department’s emergency plans for protecting the work area.B. Department managers or designees will communicate any change in work schedules to employees. The decision to evacuate the facility will be addressed by the Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Affairs.C. The CBS Watchman Alert System will be utilized to disseminate necessary information to CBS faculty, staff and students.  The school alert system will be utilized to notify local media outlets regarding “campus closing” and “return to work” notices as appropriate.  The CBS phone system and website will be utilized as a notification system as well along with local radio as appropriate. D. During an emergency or other disaster, CBS buildings will not be available as a storm shelter.  This is due to the unavailability of food, water, lighting, air circulation, sanitary facilities and elevator service. A skeleton crew may or may not be in each building to secure the facilities and minimize potential damage, or to provide minimal service.When a decision to dismiss classes or close the campus is made by leadership due to weather or other conditions posing a potentially serious threat to the health or safety of the College’s students and/or employees, the following procedures are presented as general guidelines.HURRICANE Full Alert/Evacuation: Declared by the mayor of Houston, means a hurricane is estimated to reach the area within 48 - 72 hours. Upon notification of mandatory evacuation by the city or earlier based on other supporting guidance by other trusted agencies, CBS evacuation and shut down will be initiated.The CBS campus will be fully evacuated and manually shut down.The CBS campus water supply, electricity and gas will be turned off.All CBS campus entry points will be locked.Access into the CBS campus will be denied until further notice.Office Area GuidelinesTurn off and unplug computers and other essential office equipment.Move essential office equipment to protected areas. (Best location: Away from windows, preferably behind a protected wall.)Move equipment off the floor.Delicate non-replaceable computer data storage media should be stored in a watertight secure place above the floor.Place all loose papers and important documents in cabinets or files.Lower and close all blinds.Remove personal items as those are not covered under CBS insurance.Employees check with immediate supervisor prior to leaving campus at completion of hurricane preparations.Facilities and the IT cepartment will carry out final technology & equipment preparations across campus.When weather is no longer an immediate threat, authorized CBS and Boxer employees will be allowed access to complete a full damage assessment of the buildings. Utility services and normal operations will be restored as soon as possible. TORNADO & THUNDER STORMSThunderstorms can produce extreme and sudden winds which may also expose you to tornado-like weather hazards.Seek shelter inside buildings or other secure locations.  Avoid glass and exposure to flying debris.Department heads should have a specific (take cover) area within their department identified, where all employees should meet that is clear of glass windows.Move to the main or “take cover” areas, they should assume a seated position on the floor with their heads down and their hands over their heads or place themselves under a desk or between fixed seating (if possible) with heads lower than the back of the seats.Hallways and stairwells away from glass are also acceptable shelters/“take cover” areas.Once the hazard has stabilized, exit the building to an evacuation point. FloodingMinor flooding around the campus or area flooding could be a result of major multiple rainstorms, a water main break or loss of power to sump pumps. In the case of weather-related flooding, the CMT will monitor the National Weather Service and other emergency advisories to determine necessary action.Flash FloodingMost flash flooding is caused by slow moving thunderstorms, thunderstorms repeatedly moving over the same area or heavy rains from severe storms. Alerts are issued by the National Weather Service and are classified in two major areas. Flood Watch - Conditions are favorable for the development of floods.  Many more WATCHES are issued than WARNINGS. A WATCH is the first sign a flood may occur, and when one is issued, you should be aware of potential flood hazards.Flood Warning - Flooding is occurring or is imminent in the area.• The rule for being safe in flood situations is simple:  Head for higher ground and stay away from floodwaters. • Even a shallow depth of fast-moving flood water produces more force than most people imagine. • The most dangerous thing you can do is to try walking, swimming or driving through floodwaters. • Two feet of water will carry away most automobiles.Appropriate communication via CBS Watchman Alert System will be maintained with the campus community until the threat has passed.• If you safely can do so, secure vital equipment, records and hazardous materials and move items to a higher level. • Shut off all electrical equipment. • Wait for instructions from CMT. • Do not return to your site until you have been instructed to do so via the CBS Watchman Alert System, Director of Real Estate Operations or CMT. • Report any oil, chemical, biological, radioactive materials or food preparation areas suspected of mixing with the floodwaters to the Director of Real Estate Operations.• Do not dump floodwater down any drain (storm or sanitary) unless approved by Facilities.Flooded Area• Be aware of the potential for electrical shock! Wear rubber boots in wet areas. • Call Facilities @ 713.545.8543 to turn off all main electrical switches and gas supplies. • Do not enter or allow anyone else to enter the building or space until circuits and equipment are tested and proven de-energized by qualified personnel from Facilities. Do not turn power back on until appropriate repairs have been performed and electrical equipment has been inspected and approved by qualified electrical personnel.• Electrical equipment used in flooded areas must be protected with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI). • After the main power is off, unplug electrical appliances and do not turn on any appliances that have become wet until they are checked for proper operation. • Do not use any open flame until the area has been ventilated for the potential presence of natural gas. • Precautions should be taken to prevent contact with any sewage and to isolate the area to prevent contaminants from being tracked to other parts of the building. • Occupants not involved in the cleanup must be evacuated from these areas when sewage is present. National Hurricane Center Prepardness Videos Additional Resources For additional information, you may visit www.weather.govFor the latest weather advisory please visit: http://www.weather.gov/alerts-beta/wwaatmget.php?x=TXZ213
  • Please take a few moments to watch this video.The safety and security of our staff, faculty and students is our highest priority.  It is our goal to prepare and educate the CBS community to the best of our ability for possible emergency situations.  With the increase in active shooter/armed intruder incidents nationwide, we believe it is best to be prepared and on how to handle an active shooter situation if it ever occurs in the future. CBS strongly recommends viewing and becoming familiar with the tactics suggested in the “Run. Hide. Fight.” video. An active shooter is a person who appears to be actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area; in most cases active shooters use firearm(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. These situations are dynamic and evolve rapidly, demanding immediate deployment of law enforcement resources to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to innocent victims. This document provides guidance to faculty, staff, and students who may be caught in an active shooter situation, and describes what to expect from responding police officers.We cannot predict the origin of the next threat; assailants in incidents across the nation have been students, staff, faculty and others. In many cases, there were no obvious specific targets and the victims were unaware that they were a target until attacked. Being aware of your surroundings, taking common sense precautions, and heeding any warning information can help protect you and others on the campus.Guidance to faculty, staff and students:In general, how you respond to an active shooter will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter, bearing in mind there could be more than one shooter involved in the same situation. If you find yourself involved in an active shooter situation, try to remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan a strategy for survival.Active Shooter – Shelter-in-Place If an active shooter is outside the building:• Proceed to a room that can be locked, close and lock all the windows and doors, and turn off all the lights; if possible, get everyone down on the floor and ensure that no one is visible from outside the room. One person in the room should call 911.• Advise the 911 dispatcher of what is taking place, and inform him/her of your location; remain in place until the police or a campus administrator known to you, gives the “all clear” announcement. Unfamiliar voices may be the shooter attempting to lure victims from their safe space; do not respond to any voice commands until you can verify with certainty they are being issued by a police officer.If an active shooter is in the building:• Determine if the room you are in can be locked and if so, follow the same procedure described above. • If you cannot lock the room, determine if there is a nearby location that you can reach safely and can be secured, or if you can safely exit the building. • If you cannot safely exit the room or building, quickly move to the same wall as the interior door, as far away from the door as possible. Quietly put something (desks, file cabinets, chairs, etc.) between you and the shooter. If several individuals are in the room, space yourselves apart to avoid becoming a “group” target for the shooter. • Refrain from creating any loud noises, and place your cell phone in “silent” mode so it does not ring audibly and reveal your location. • If you decide to move from your current location, follow the instructions outlined below. If an active shooter enters your office or classroom:• Try to remain calm. Dial 911.• Alert police to the shooter’s location; if you cannot speak, leave the line open so the dispatcher can listen to what is taking place. • Attempting to overpower the shooter with force should be considered a very last resort, after all other options have been exhausted. • If the shooter leaves the area, proceed immediately to a safer place and do not touch anything that was in the vicinity of the shooter.If you decide to flee during an active shooting situation:• Make sure you have an escape route and plan in mind. • Do not attempt to carry anything while fleeing.• Move quickly, keep your hands visible and follow the instructions of any police officers you may encounter. • Do not attempt to remove injured people; instead, leave wounded victims where they are and notify authorities of their location as soon as possible. • Do not try to drive off campus until advised it is safe to do so by police services or College administrators.What to expect from responding police officers:Police officers responding to an active shooter are trained in “rapid deployment” procedures and proceed immediately to the area in which shots were last heard; their purpose is to stop the shooting as quickly as possible. The first responding officers will normally be in teams of four (4); they may be dressed in regular patrol uniforms, or they may be wearing external bulletproof vests, Kevlar helmets, and other tactical equipment. The officers may be armed with rifles, shotguns, or handguns, and might be using pepper spray or tear gas to control the situation. Regardless of how they appear, remain calm, do as the officers tell you, and do not be afraid of them. Put down any bags or packages you may be carrying and keep your hands visible at all times.  If you know where the shooter is, tell the officers. Be aware as you are attempting to exit the area. Responding officers may not recognize you, and may need to confirm your identity before allowing you to proceed. The first officers to arrive will not stop to aid injured people; rescue teams composed of other officers and emergency medical personnel will follow the first officers into secured areas to treat and remove injured persons. Keep in mind that even once you have escaped to a safer location, the entire area is still a crime scene; police will usually not let anyone leave until the situation is fully under control and all witnesses have been identified and questioned. Until you are released, remain at whatever assembly point authorities designate. Active Shooter Training and DrillsTraining videos are offered on our website so that they can be viewed anytime. In coordination with the Houston Police Department (HPD) and Houston Fire Department (HFD), the College of Biblical Studies will conduct scheduled drills to simulate an on-campus active shooter.  These drills will not only prepare CBS staff and faculty, but will also allow the HPD and HFD to familiarize themselves with the layout of our campus, should they ever need to answer such a call.
  • In the event of a fire, the alarm should be activated and evacuation of the building begun.  If possible, locate a fire extinguisher and extinguish the fire.  If unable, a 911 call should be made immediately.  Ensure the evacuation of the building has taken place.  CMEP will go into effect at this time.  IF YOU ENCOUNTER SMOKE OR FLAMES: •Crawl low under the smoke to get to clean air areas. •Test the door before opening by kneeling or crouching at the door. •Reach up as high as you can and touch the door and knob with the back of your hand. •If the door is hot, use another escape route. •If the door is cool, open it cautiously and continue along your escape route. •Isolate fire by closing off doors if possible.•Follow the evacuation route as outlined on the fire escape map located in each room of the building.•If you are on a second floor, evacuate using stairwells. Do not use the elevators. •Follow directions from those in authority. •Stay calm.•Once you are safe and the immediate emergency procedures have been followed, notify your vice president or the Director of Real Estate Operations.  Fire DrillCBS expects all employees to be prepared for a fire and have the ability to assist any student and visitors. The steps are listed below: 1. Spring – One Drill       Fall – One Drill     Summer - One Drill2. All CBS employees will be notified at least two days in advance concerning actual date and times of Fire Drill through e-mail or verbal communication. The notification is sent to all CBS faculty, adjuncts and staff. 3. When CBS employees receive the fire drill notification, inform others in your department to be sure that everyone is aware of the fire drill. 4. Each class has a visible fire escape map. Take the exit that is assigned to your classroom, suite or department. 5. All students and staff are advised to take anything of personal value during the fire drill. Doors must be closed and locked. 6. Running is not permissible while exiting the building. 7. Everyone should not be standing close to the building while waiting for clearance to re-enter the premises. Everyone should be stationed behind the cone(s) in the parking lot located by both the front and back door exits. 8. All rooms are checked for clearance. 9. The fire drill will last 5-8 minutes. Everyone will be permitted to enter the building once the alarm stops sounding. 10. Special care and emphasis is on our students that are in wheel chairs or have other handicap needs. General InformationFire Safety - Man Made Mechanical Emergency 
  • CBS communicates campus security statistics in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the CBS Campus Security as well as to designated campus safety authorities. This report includes statistics from the previous three years for specified crimes reported on campus and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and other matters. Crime ReportWhether you are a current or prospective CBS Student, Faculty, Staff or simply a visitor to our website, I would like to thank you for taking time to read the College of Biblical Studies – Houston Annual Security Report. This report is prepared to communicate campus security statistics and policies, and is also in compliance with the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. We not only take the instruction and learning of God’s Word very seriously at CBS, but we also take the safety or our students, faculty, staff and visitors very seriously. This report provides evidence of this seriousness and also affirms the outcomes, which is a safe campus environment for the study of God’s Word.Terry Bryan,Director of Real Estate OperationsAnnual ReportClery Act Crime Statistics 2006-20112011 Crime Log 2012 Crime Log2013 Crime Log2014 Crime Log2015 Crime Log2017 Crime LogArea Crime StatisticsOther helpful links (further information about these links can be found in the Annual Report): Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Database
  • The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) ActAs Described by the Clery Center for Security on Campus: The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act represents a turning point in our nation’s handling of sexual misconduct on college campuses and universities. The Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE Act) seeks to address the violence women face on campus: the highest rates of stalking, the highest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence, and 20-25% of female students experiencing rape or attempted rape.The College of Biblical Studies – Houston (CBS) is committed to maintaining a safe learning and work environment for all students, faculty and staff and is committed to the elimination of sexual violence in all forms and will take appropriate action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of this policy. Acts of sexual violence may also constitute violations of criminal and civil law that may require separate proceedings. To further its commitment against sexual violence, CBS provides reporting options, an investigative and disciplinary process, and prevention training and other related services as appropriate. Our Sexual Violence Policy is available for you in printable format.  Incident ReportingTo report a sexual violence incident please contact the Dean of Students office at 832-252-0757 immediately. If it happens while you are on campus, please contact the CBS Campus Security dispatch at 281-448-4900 or 713-545-8602 to reach their cell phone.The Incident Report Form may be submitted to the Dean of Students Office in room 113 or via email at TitleIXCoordinator@cbshouston.edu.If you are Assaulted•    Get to a safe place•    Do not shower, bathe, douche, wash your hands, brush your teeth, or use the toilet.•    Don’t change or destroy clothing.•    As hard as it may be not to clean up, you may destroy important evidence if you do.•    Get medical attention as soon as possible.•    Contact a friend or family member you trust or call your local Rape Crisis Hotline for support and information.Resources from TAASA (Texas Association Against Sexual Assault)To read about your rights and what to expect if this happens to you, A Survivor’s Booklet will assist you in getting prepared. There will be confusion during and after this happens, it is important to understand Sexual Assault, Trauma & Spiritual Healing to help you cope with your feelings. The Texas Residents Crisis Center Telephone Numbers provide 24-hour support, counseling, information and referrals for sexual assault survivors as well as for their family and friends.Other ResourcesOffice on Violence Against Women: Established by the Violence Against Women Act, the Office on Violence Against Women is designed to reduce violence against women and strengthen resources for all survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.National Domestic Violence Hotline: Established by the Violence Against Women Act, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides twenty-four hour support for people facing domestic violence.Stalking Resource Center: Part of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Stalking Resource Center provides assistance and guidance for those impacted by stalking.NotAlone.gov: This government-sponsored Website contains resources on responding to and preventing sexual assault in schools.Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): This nonprofit organization has a twenty-four-hour hotline for anonymous support for people dealing with sexual assault and their friends and families.The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: This nonprofit organization has a twenty-four-hour, toll-free confidential suicide prevention hotline.GirlsHealth.gov: This government-sponsored Website contains information regarding rape and sexual assault.Love Is Respect: The Love Is Respect Website offers information on how to recognize dating violence and seek help.Campus Safety and Crime Reporting: Requirements of the Clery ActThe Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 is part of the Higher Education Act. The goal of the Clery Act is to ensure students, prospective students, parents and employees have access to accurate information about crimes committed on campus and campus security procedures.Title IX CoordinatorPaul Keith, M.A.B.S.832 252 4619TitleIXCoordinator@cbshouston.edu
  • Receiving a Financial Aid RefundOnce your financial aid funds have been credited to your student account, your financial aid will first be used to pay your current tuition, fees, and bookstore charges (if applicable). If your financial aid exceeds your total current charges, your student account will show a credit balance and CBS will refund the remaining amount to you.My financial aid is more than my CBS charges – when will I receive a refund?Once your financial aid has paid for your tuition, fees, bookstore charges, etc., any remaining financial aid will be refunded to you accordingly by paper check. Once your disbursements has credited to your account please allow 7 to 14 business days before a refund is issued.    PLEASE NOTE: The U.S. Department of Education requires that your refund be available to you within 14 days of the date it was disbursed to your student account. Why does it take so long after the semester starts to receive a refund?In order to maximize the flexibility of your class schedule, CBS allows all students to add, drop, or adjust your classes up to the census date each semester.  At the same time, federal financial aid rules require CBS to confirm you are attending/participating in your classes before disbursing any excess refunds.  In order to avoid disbursing aid to you incorrectly, CBS will process refund checks within the 7-14 days period after receipt of your federal funds are added to your student account and your final enrollment/charges for the semester are process.Who should I contact for questions about the status of my financial aid?For questions about your financial aid status please contact 832-252-4602 or email the Office of Financial Aid at: FA@cbshouston.eduReplacement ChecksThere may be situations where a student will need to request a replacement check for a student account credit refund check that was lost or destroyed. To request a replacement check, please do the following:Contact Student Accounts at: student.accounts@cbshouston.edu Provide appropriate written documentation of the circumstances to support the request To generate a replacement check, CBS will be required to stop payment. CBS charges a $30 processing fee for each stopped payment.If it was an action of CBS that resulted in the need for a replacement check, the student's account will not be assessed the "Stop Payment" fee. CBS is not responsible if the check was sent to the current address listed on the student's record. Students are responsible for updating their mailing address via myrecords.cbshouston.edu.Who should I contact about questions about the status my refund?Contact Student Accounts at 832-252-4602 or by email at: student.accounts@cbshouston.edu  
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  • Spring 2018 Financial Aid DeadlinesMonday, November 13, 2017Admission to a degree programFAFSA completedCBS Financial Aid Application completed, andAdditional verification information submittedSummer 2018 New Students Financial Aid DeadlinesMonday, March 12, 2018:Admission to a degree programFAFSA completedCBS Financial Aid Application completed, andAdditional verification information submitted
  • Health Requirements for New StudentsBacterial Meningitis VaccinationThe College of Biblical Studies is dedicated to maintaining a healthy and safe environment. All new CBS students are required to receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or to meet certain criteria for requesting a waiver from such a vaccination prior to registration for classes.  This is a state requirement in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 1107 (SB1107), as amended by SB 62. Students who are age 22-years-old or older are exempt from this vaccination requirement, per SB62, which will become effective on January 1, 2014.   The law defines a “new student” as:1. New Student - A first-time student of an institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education and includes a student who transfers to the institution from another institution;2. A student who previously attended an institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education before January 1, 2012 and who is enrolling in the same or another institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education following a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester.Students are required to complete the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine form, including the month, date, and year of meningitis vaccination, and return to the CBS – Admissions Office after they have been accepted as a student. Accompanying documentation, showing the signature of a physician, other healthcare worker, or public health official must be included with the completed form. Students will not be able to register for, nor attend, classes until this form and accompanying documentation has been received. Students must also have had the vaccine ten days before classes begin. If not, students will not be allowed to enter class until ten days have passed since their vaccine.Students may waive the requirement with the following:1. An affidavit or certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice in the United States, stating that in the physician’s opinion, the vaccination would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student;2. An affidavit signed by the student stating that the student declines the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. A conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services must be used. This form may be requested by going to https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immco/default.aspx The deadlines for compliance with the above requirements related to the term the student is admitted or readmitted into CBS are below. Failure to comply by the deadline for the term of admission term will result in the student not being able to enroll for the term.  Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis Where can I get vaccinated?If you have not been vaccinated within the past 5 years, you may be able to receive a Bacterial Meningitis vaccine from the following:• your health care provider• a local health clinic in your neighborhood or• your local pharmacy• Harris County Health Centers (You should contact the provider to determine if an appointment is required)For more information, visit: Harris County Health CentersHarris County Health CentersAntoine Clinic5815 Antoine, Houston 77091713-602-3300Baytown Clinic1000 Lee Drive, Baytown 77529281-427-5195Humble Clinic1730 Humble Place, Humble 77338281-446-4222La Porte Clinic1009 Broadway, La Porte 77571281-471-4202Southeast Clinic3737 Red Bluff, Pasadena 77503713-740-5000If I take classes online or distance education, do I have to have a vaccination? • If you are only taking classes online you are not required to take the vaccination• If you are taking any face-to-face CBS courses at any site, you are required to get the Bacterial Meningitis vaccination if you fall within the law requirement. What CBS Office or department do I submit my Bacterial Meningitis Immunization forms to?The CBS Admissions Office located in suite 114 Houck Academic Center 7000 Regency Square Blvd. Houston, TX 77036 or admissions@cbshouston.edu. What if I don't know or remember if I have been vaccinated?Please contact your local health care provider for a medical opinion.What is considered a Bacterial Meningitis vaccination?The Meningitis vaccination recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (MCV4 and MPSV4) offers protection for Meningitis groups A, C, Y and W-135. The MCV4 and MPSV4 are the only vaccines currently accepted. Please visit the CDC website for additional information.What happens if I don't submit proper forms or proof of being vaccinated?A hold will be placed on your student record and you will not be able to register for classes until proper medical documentation is received.
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  • ATLA Religion Database TutorialsATLA: Searching Citations:  The Scripture Tool – Youtube video 3:30 minutesThis tutorial demonstrates how to search against scripture citations in the ATLA Religion Database with ATLAS using the Scriptures Tool on the EBSCOhost platform.ATLA: Searching Citations: The Scripture Citation Index – Youtube video 2:49 minutesDemonstrates how to search against scripture citations in the ATLA Religion Database with ATLAS using the Scriptures Citation Index on the EBSCOhost platform.ATLA: Searching Subject Headings for Sacred Texts of World Religions – Youtube video 2:47 minutesDemonstrates how to search against subject headings for sacred texts of world religions in the ATLA Religion Database with ATLAS on the EBSCOhost platform.
  • EBSCO DATABASE TUTORIALSBasic Search Tutorial – Youtube video 2:24 minutesDemonstrates how to create a Basic Search using EBSCOhostAdvanced Search - Guided Style Finds Fields Tutorial – Youtube video 2:56 minutesDemonstrates how create an advanced search using the Guided Style finds fields on EBSCOhostAdvanced Search – Single Find – Youtube video 2:32 minutesThis tutorial demonstrates how to create an advanced search using the Single Find Field on EBSCOhost.Creating a Journal Alert – Youtube video 1:38 minutesCreating a Journal Alert in EBSCOhostCreating a Search Alert – Youtube video 2:05 minutesCreating a Search Alert in EBSCOhostResults List – Youtube video 5:10 minutesDemonstrates the many features available on the EBCSOhost Results ListMy EBSCOhost Folder – Youtube video 3:58 minutesDemonstrates the features of the My EBSCOhost Personalization folderReading an Article on EBSCOhost – Youtube video 2:49 minutesDemonstrates the EBSCOhost article detailed record as well as features of HTML full text and the PDF full text viewerUsing the EBSCOhost Search History – Youtube video 3:11 minutesDemonstrates the EBSCOhost Search History feature, including editing a search, saving a search and editing a saved searchIntroduction to Ebscohost Tuturial - Youtube video 6:53 minutes An introduction to the features in Ebscohost database eBooks TutorialsEBSCO eBooks – Youtube video 3:38 minutesDemonstrates the searching functionality for EBSCO eBooks as well as how to read eBooks online.   
  • Student AidsF.A.F.S.A. (Federal Student Aid) - Free application for Federal Student AidSonis Web - College of Biblical Studies - Access to CBS Student accounts, courses taken  Christian Book Distributors- C.B.D. - Christian Books, Music, Videos, at discounts
  • Bible Web SitesA to Z Maps Online - A collection of more than 146,000 maps and supplemental materials. It combines a large database of static, animated, real-time, scientific, and antique maps in one place.Barna Group - Religious research data, survey findings and stats, etcBible.Org -   Biblical Studies Foundation - Home of Net BibleBible Gateway-  Bible translations, concordance, topicalBible Hub - Bibles and Bible study toolsBible Maps - Satellite maps of Middle East linked to Bible passages  Blue Letter Bible - Bibles, audio, commentaries Complete Bible Genealogies  - Bible Genealogies People in the Bible, Kings of Israel and Judah and JesusEarly Christian Writings - Writings of the New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, Church Fathers, Jewish and Pagan writings, etc.  Early Jewish Writings - Writings of the Tanakh, Deuterocanon, Pseudepigapha, Philo of Alexandria and Flavius JosephusEncyclopedia Mythica - Extensive collection of mythology and folklore
  • Web Search EnginesAsk.Com Search Engine - Allows users to find online information by asking a question, entering a phrase, or giving a key word. Formerly Ask JeevesDogpile Search Engine  - Top 3 search engines combined (Yahoo, Google, Bing)Scholar Google - Searches  peer-reviewed sites and journals; also legal and patent searchesGoogle Search Engine   MSN.Com Search Engine  Yahoo Search EngineRSS Feeds – Youtube video 2:09 minutesKeep tabs on new content (by search or by publication) using RSS feeds from ProQuest
  • Proquest Database TutorialsBasic Search Tutorial – Youtube video 1:24 minutesProQuest Basic Search provides a simple and intuitive path to retrieving results quickly.Advance Search Tutorial – Youtube video 1:49 minutesUse the ProQuest Advanced search to construct your search using a form, selecting specific fields and descriptive terms.Publications – Youtube video 1:54minutesUse the Publications search page in ProQuest to browse, search or create alerts for specific titles.Look Up Citation – Youtube video 1:06 minutesLook up citations in ProQuest using the information you have.Figures and Table Search – Youtube video 2:49 minutesProQuest's figures & tables searching makes it easy to find images, tables and other objects within articles.Email PDF – Youtube video 1:58 minutesEmail PDFs and original file formats from ProQuestRSS Feeds – Youtube video 2:09 minutesKeep tabs on new content (by search or by publication) using RSS feeds from ProQuest.Create and Manage email Alerts – Youtube video 1:39 minutesCreate alerts to receive notice when new content is added to ProQuest.Widgets – Youtube video 2:14 minutesAdd a widget for easy access to ProQuest from wherever you need it.My Research – Youtube video 1:06 minutesSave, organize and share your research in ProQuest with My ResearchFolders – Youtube video 2:40 minutesUse folders to organize the documents you save to My Research.eBooks  (ebrary by ProQuest) TutorialsEbrary eBooks Simple Search – Youtube video 2:50 minutesA basic search of eBooks in ProQuest EbraryEbrary Ebooks Downloads – Youtube video 2:26 minutesHow to download ebrary eBooks in ProQuest to your device 
  • Bible and Theology Department - A list of annotated books most recommended by the faculty in this departmentAnnotated Bibliography for Bible CoursesAnnotated Bibliography for General Theology BooksCounseling  Department - A list of annotated books most recommended by the faculty in this departmentGeneral Education Department - A list of annotated books most recommended by the faculty in this departmentLeadership Department - A list of annotated books most recommended by the faculty in this departmentMinistry Skills Department - A list of annotated books most recommended by the faculty in this departmentSpanish Department - A list of annotated books most recommended by the faculty in this departmentBibliografía anotada de libros para el estudio del texto bíblico  
  • Writing HelpsCBS Writing Guide - A resource for CBS students on general guidelines, page formatting and moreSample CBS Paper (Formal) – (PDF) sample paper in Turabian formatting for CBS classes with full citation examples, footnotes, bibliography, cover page examplePage Numbering Instructions – (PDF) step by step instructions on how to place “1” on the first page of    paper body instead of “1” on paper cover sheet in MS WordTurabian Tutoring in Person – the CBS Library offers in person Turabian format tutoring for CBS class papers in the library, contact the library by phone at (832) 252-4618 or email to: library@cbshouston.edu for available days and hours opened for tutoring BibMe (Bibliographic Maker)- website w/ Free automatic bibliographic maker for downloading into your paper, Turabian, MLA, APA, Chicago stylesEasyBib.com - Citation guides, bibliographic guides for MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian eTurabian – website with Turabian 8th edition, free citation maker: generate Bibliography, Footnote, Reference List & Parenthetical; autofill with, ISBN, keywords, ProQuest, MARC.The Elements of Style - by William Strunk, Jr. (This online version of this book is used in CBS English writing classes)Great Books Online - (Classic Authors and Literature and Quotations Full Text)Internet Resources on Citing: The Trademark of a Good Writer - Webpage with various links to citing and writing helpsExamples of CitationsFormatting (PDF) Turabian/Chicago Citations by EasyBibExamples (PDF) Turabian/Chicago Citations by EasyBibTurabian/ Chicago Formatting Examples in Spanish – website with Turabian/Chiago formatting in Spanish (PDF link here)Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) Research Writing - Guidelines and Citing
  • Library CatalogsCollege of Biblical Studies Library Catalog Search - Search the College of Biblical Studies Library CatalogCBS Library Catalog (Koha) Video Tutorials    (Basic Catalog Search –Youtube Video Tutorial 4:45 min.) Note some features shown in the tutorial video may not      be activate in the CBS catalog    (RSS Feeds in Simple Terms - Video Tutorial) Dallas Theological Seminary - Turpin Library Home PageHarris County Public Library - Home PageHouston Public Library - Home PageHouston Baptist University - Moody Library Home PageInternet Public Library - Search and browse Interne resources by subject area or us IPL's "Ask a Question"WorldCat Library Catalog - Cross searches 1 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwideUniversity of St. Thomas - Doherty Library Home Page
  • New Student OrientationThe purpose of the New Student Orientation is to prepare and to equip students to have a successful CBS educational experience. All new and re-admitted students are required to complete the New Student Orientation Online Course. All students will be registered for the New Student Orientation Course by the Office of the Registrar upon enrollment.    
  • Friday, September 8, 2000 Dear Friends,The College of Biblical Studies—Houston wishes to express its most profound sympathies to the family and fellow-friends of its Founder-Chancellor, Dr. Ernest L. Mays, 68, who lost his life in an automobile accident on September 7, 2000. In 1976, Dr. Mays first envisioned an institution of higher learning whose primary focus was to provide biblical and theological education for inner-city minority pastors and lay leaders.To date, over 10,000 multi-ethnic students have been equipped by the teaching ministry of the College of Biblical Studies. Though we mourn his passing, we are thankful to God for allowing Dr. Mays to see the College achieve national accreditation and expand its educational offerings to the baccalaureate level.Dr. Ernest L. Mays(Namesake for the Mays Academic Center)DR. ERNEST L. MAYS, 68 passed from this life into a new Life with God on September 7, 2000.He was preceded in death by his Wife, Helen. He is survived by daughter Erna Colfins and husband Don; son, David Mays and wife Darlene; one grandson Donavan, six brothers, four sisters and one Godchild- Veronica.Dr. Mays along with his wife founded the College of Biblical Studies, and he was currently serving on the Board of Trustees as Founder-Chancellor of the College.Dr. Mays did extensive studies at various colleges and universities, and was the recipient of the following degrees: B.A. in Economics from Texas Southern University; MED in Administration from Prairie View A&M University, Doctorate Degree in Nutrition from the American Holostic College of Nutrition.He taught at Phyllis Wheatley High School for 31 years, where he provided numerous opportunities for young people in the field of Marketing. He was a member of North Side Antioch Baptist Church where he served as head of the Christian Education Dept.Dr. Mays was a nutritionist, business man, Minister, civic leader, and iInventor.Services were held at: New Mount Carmel Baptist Church, and James Stripling Funeral Home, Houston, Texas.
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  •   Douglas E. Brooks M Div; D Min; CBS AlumniPosition: Academic Advisor; Financial Aid AdvisorHometown: Woodbridge, VAMajor in College: Biblical CounselingWhat do you love about CBS: “A top quality education at a reasonable investment.”Hobbies: Family; Tennis; ReadingEmail Address: Douglas.brooks@cbshouston.eduPhone: 832-252-0727 Esmeralda Barrera, M.A., CBS Alumni Position: Sr. Academic Advisor; Financial Aid AdvisorHometown: El SalvadorMajor in College: Christian LeadershipWhat do you love about CBS: “Our students.”Hobbies: TravelEmail Address: esmeralda.barrera@cbshouston.eduPhone: 832-2520-4640 
  • Purpose of Bacheler of Science Degree in Biblical Counseling (Accelerated Degree Completion)The purpose of the 123-hour program with split majors in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree is to provide a biblical model for biblical counseling.  The training will prepare men and women to engage in church, parachurch or private biblical counseling and provide a base for seminary or other graduate training.  Note: The courses offered in the curriculum are not designed to meet academic or other requirements of the State of Texas for licensure as a professional counselor.  Quick Facts of B.S. Degree in Biblical Counseling (Accelerated Degree Completion)Credit Hours123 total credit hoursMust have at least 69 hours of college creditAt least 36 credits must be in specific categories of general education. Program Goals of B.S. Degree in Biblical Counseling (Accelerated Degree Completion):Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.Understand historical foundations of the western world.Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical Framework model for biblical counseling.Apply principles of biblical counseling to specific counseling situations.Students take only one course at a time in the curriculum, attending one 4-hour class session with breakout sessions for small-group collaborative and independent work each week. The courses are accelerated five weeks in length. The program is 24-months of six consecutive semesters, requiring 9 credits each semester from the CBS core curriculum. Students are members of a continuing class - a cohort group, among whom an atmosphere of shared learning and personal, family, ministry and career interests develops. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with major in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership. 
  • Purpose of Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational LeadershipThe Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership at CBS is designed for those pursuing exemplary Christian leadership in business, management, entrepreneurship, church or parachurch organizations. The curriculum supports a unique philosophy that affirms the business and organizational competencies necessary for success, while challenging students to see organizations as strategic stewardships of Christian leaders. The degree program seeks to develop traits of character and competence in students and prepare them to face the challenges of leadership in an ever-changing world.  Quick Facts of Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational LeadershipMinimum of 33 total hours in major at CBSMinimum of 126 total hours to graduateProgram Goals of Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational LeadershipCategorize the literary forms of biblical books.Know foundational principles of inductive Bible interpretation.Defend biblically one’s position on major biblical interpretive issues.Understand a variety of rhetorical devices, arguments and genres.Understand biblical leadership and appreciate the value of that leadership in a business environment.Demonstrate the ability to integrate one’s Christian faith with organizational purpose.Evaluate management and leadership decisions with ethical character, sound business judgment and critical thinking skills.Understand the principles of communicating, motivating and aligning people and teams to accomplish organization objectives.Develop analytical expertise and functional frameworks drawn from a broad range of managerial skills.Learn skills useful for Christian ministry.Suggested Sequence of Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational LeadershipCurriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)Year 1MSMN 1301 Bible Study MethodsHIST 2321 Western Civilization 1ENGL 1301 English Composition 1COSC 1317 Basic Computer ScienceMSCE 3363 The Role of the Pastor’s Wife in Life and MinistryBIBL 1311 PentateuchTHEO 1311 Introduc on to Theological MethodENGL 1302 English Composi on 2MSCE 3305 Spiritual Health of the Pastor’s Wife BIBL 1312 Historical LiteratureTHEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit ENGL 2312 Research and Writing MCSP 2011 Chris an Service Learning Program Year 2THEO 1313 Man, Sin and SalvationBIBL 1321 GospelsLanguage/Culture/HumanitiesBIBL 1213 Wisdom LiteratureLSOL 1301 Introduction to Christian LeadershipLanguage/Culture/Humanities, 2THEO 1314 Angels, Church and ProphecyBIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline EpistlesLSOL 3302 Organizations as Strategic Christian StewardshipsMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramBIBL 1323 General Epistles and RevelationMATH 1322 Mathematical PrinciplesYear 3LSOL 3303 Interpersonal Skills of LeadershipLSOL 3304 Team Leadership, Empowerment and Group Dynamics in OrganizationsBIBL 1414 ProphetsMSMN 2302 Spiritual LifeLSOL 3305 Organizational Culture and Change ProcessLSOL 4301 Human Resource ManagementHIST 2324 Church HistoryPHIL 2304 WorldviewLSOL 4302 Financial Management for OrganizationsLSOL 4303 Principles of MarketingBIOL 2301 Anatomy and PhysiologyMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramYear 4LSOL 4304 Project Planning and ManagementLSOL 4305 Case Studies in Organizational Leadership and EthicsPHIL 3305 Christian EthicsGOVT 2301 Principles of American PoliticsLSOL 4306 Applied Organizational Leadership Research ProjectENGL 2332 Literary TraditionElectiveElective  
  • Purpose of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Pastoral Ministries MinorThe Pastoral Ministry minor is designed to provide male students with biblical and theological education to serve as a senior pastor or as an associate pastor or minister. The minor intends to equip the student with foundational competencies that will enable him to lead a local church or to serve effectively as a part of a pastoral staff. It includes training in preaching, shepherding and exposure to many areas of pastoral ministry. It is CBS’ conviction from the Scriptures (see 1 Timothy 2:11, 3:2; Titus 1:6) that women are not assigned the office position of pastor for the local church congregation. Since these courses are designed for the office position of pastor, the College asks female students to respect CBS’ conviction and not select MSPM courses or the minor.  Program Goals of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Pastoral Ministries MinorCategorize the literary forms of biblical books.Know foundational principles of inductive Bible interpretation.Defend biblically one’s position on major biblical interpretive issues.Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.Learn skills useful for Christian ministry.Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.Suggested Sequence of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Pastoral Ministries MinorCurriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)Year 1MSMN 1301 Bible Study MethodsHIST 2321 Western Civilization 1ENGL 1301 English Composition 1COSC 1317 Basic Computer ScienceBIBL 1311 PentateuchENGL 2332 Literary TraditionENGL 1302 English Composition 2THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological MethodMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramTHEO 1312 God, Christ and Holy SpiritBIBL 1312 Historical LiteratreENGL 2312 Research and WritingHIST 1322 Western Civilization 2Year 2THEO 1313 Man, Sin and SalvationBIBL 1321 GospelsGREE 2311 Greek 1 or GREE 3301 Introduction to Greek ToolsBIBL 1213 Wisdom LiteratureMSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical TeachingGREE 2312 Greek 2 or HEBR 3301 Introduction to Hebrew ToolsTHEO 1314 Angels, Church and ProphecyBIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline EpistlesMSMN 1103 Principles of Biblical Teaching LabMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramBIBL 1323 General Epistles and RevelationMATH 1322 Mathematical PrinciplesElectiveYear 3MSCE 3301 Introduction to Christian EducationMSMN 2301 Missions, Evangelism and DiscipleshipMSMN 2302 Spiritual LifeBIBL 1414 ProphetsHIST 2323 or 2324 Church HistoryMSBC 3301 Introduction to Biblical CounselingLSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian LeadershipMSPM 3301-04 Expository Preaching I-IVMSBC 3304 Marriage and FamilyBIOL 2301 Anatomy and PhysiologyMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramGOVT 2301 Principles of American PoliticsUpper Level Bible/Theology ElectiveYear 4MSPM 3301-04 Expository Preaching I-IVMSCE 3301 Introduction to Christian EducationMSPM 4302 Church Administration and OrganizationPHIL 2304 WorldviewPHIL 3305 Christian EthicsMSPM 4301 Pastoral MinistryMSPM 3301-04 Expository Preaching I-IVElective  
  • Purpose of Bacheler of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Christian Education MinorThe Christian Education minor is designed to provide men and women with biblical and theological education to equip students with foundational competencies that will enable them to develop and lead ministries in the local church and parachurch organizations. It includes training for Sunday School education for all ages, small group ministry, discipleship ministry, youth ministry and women’s ministry.  Program Goals of Bacheler of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Christian Education MinorCategorize the literary forms of biblical books.Know foundational principles of inductive Bible interpretation.Defend biblically one’s position on major biblical interpretive issues.Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.Learn skills useful for Christian ministry.Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.Note: Christian Education minors can have concentration specialties in either Youth Ministry or Women's Ministry. For alternative courses to the courses listed below, contact your advisor. Suggested Sequence of Bacheler of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Christian Education Minor Curriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)Year 1MSMN 1301 Bible Study MethodsHIST 2321 Western Civilization 1ENGL 1301 English Composition 1COSC 1317 Basic Computer ScienceBIBL 1311 PentateuchENGL 1311 Fundamentals of SpeechENGL 1302 English Composition 2THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological MethodMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramTHEO 1312 God, Christ and Holy SpiritBIBL 1312 Historical LiteratureENGL 2312 Research and WritingHIST 1322 Western Civilization 2Year 2THEO 1313 Man, Sin and SalvationBIBL 1321 Gospels Language/Culture/Humanities 1BIBL 1213 Wisdom LiteratureMSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical TeachingLanguage/Culture/Humanities 2THEO 1314 Angels, Church and ProphecyBIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline EpistlesMSMN 1103 Principles of Biblical Teaching LabMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramBIBL 1323 General Epistles and RevelationMATH 1322 Mathematical PrinciplesYear 3MSCE 3301 Introduction to Christian EducationMSMN 2301 Missions, Evangelism and DiscipleshipMSMN 2302 Spiritual LifeBIBL 1414 ProphetsENGL 2332 Literary TraditionHIST 2323 or 2324 Church HistoryMSCE 3302 Ministry Planning and Program DesignLSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian LeadershipMSCE 4301 Age Level MinistriesBIOL 2301 Anatomy and PhysiologyGOVT 2301 Principles of American  PoliticsMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramUpper Level Bible/Theology ElectiveYear 4MSBC 3301 Introduction to Biblical CounselingMSPM 4302 Church Administration and OrganizationPHIL 2304 WorldviewElectiveMSCE 4302 Group DynamicsMSPM 4303 Role of Associate MinisterPHIL 3305 Christian EthicsElective   
  • Purpose of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Pre-Seminary MinorThe Pre-Seminary minor is designed to provide a solid biblical and theological foundation for those students intending to pursue graduate study at a seminary.  Program Goals of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Pre-Seminary MinorCategorize the literary forms of biblical books.Know foundational principles of inductive Bible interpretation.Defend biblically one’s position on major biblical interpretive issues.Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.Recognize the development of Systematic Theology through history.Evaluate the methods used in higher criticism.Learn skills useful for Christian ministry.Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.Suggested Sequence of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Pre-Seminary MinorCurriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)Year 1MSMN 1301 Bible Study MethodsHIST 2321 Western Civilization 1ENGL 1301 English Composition 1COSC 1317 Basic Computer ScienceBIBL 1311 PentateuchENGL 1311 Fundamentals of SpeechENGL 1302 English Composition 2THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological MethodMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramTHEO 1312 God, Christ and Holy SpiritBIBL 1312 Historical LiteratureENGL 2312 Research and WritingHIST 1322 Western Civilization 2Year 2THEO 1313 Man, Sin and SalvationBIBL 1321 GospelsGREE 2311 Greek 1BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical TeachingGREE 2312 Greek 2THEO 1314 Angels, Church and ProphecyBIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline EpistlesMSMN 1103 Principles of Biblical Teaching LabMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramBIBL 1323 General Epistles and RevelationMATH 1322 Mathematical PrinciplesElectiveYear 3MSBC 3301 Introduction to Biblical CounselingMSMN 2301 Missions, Evangelism and DiscipleshipGREE 3311 Greek 3 Advanced GrammarBIBL 1414 ProphetsENGL 2332 Literary TraditionHIST 2323 or 2324 Church HistoryGREE 3312 Greek 4 Syntax and Word StudiesBIBL 4311 Old Testament IntroductionBIBL 3321 New Testament IntroductionBIOL 2301 Anatomy and PhysiologyGOVT 2301 Principles of American PoliticsMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramUpper Level Bible/Theology Elective Year 4LSOL 3301 Intro To Christian LeadershipTHEO 3211 History of DoctrineMSMN 2302 Spiritual LifePHIL 2304  WorldviewPHIL 3305 Christian EthicsBIBL 4331 Advanced HermeneuticsTHEO 4312 DispensationalismElective  
  • Purpose of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Biblical Counseling MinorThe Biblical Counseling minor is designed to provide men and women with biblical and theological education for counseling in the local church and other ministries. The minor intends to equip students with the competency to counsel from the sufficiency and supremacy of the Bible which includes the Biblical Framework model of counseling.  It includes training in marriage and family, crisis counseling and counseling in many of the categories of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV-TR.  Note: The courses offered in the curriculum are not designed to meet academic or other requirements of the State of Texas for licensure as a professional counselor.  Quick Facts of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Biblical Counseling MinorMinimum of 24 hours im major completed at CBSMinimum of 127 hours to graduateProgram Goals of of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Biblical Counseling MinorCategorize the literary forms of biblical books.Know foundational principles of inductive Bible interpretation.Defend biblically one’s position on major biblical interpretive issues.Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical Framework model for biblical counseling.Learn skills useful for Christian ministry.Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.Suggested Sequence of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Biblical Counseling MinorCurriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)Year 1MSMN 1301 Bible Study MethodsHIST 2321 Western Civilization 1ENGL 1301 English Composition 1COSC 1317 Basic Computer ScienceBIBL 1311 PentateuchENGL 1311 Fundamentals of SpeechENGL 1302 English Composition 2THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological MethodMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramTHEO 1312 God, Christ and Holy SpiritBIBL 1312 Historical LiteratureENGL 2312 Research and WritingHIST 1322 Western Civilization 2Year 2THEO 1313 Man, Sin and SalvationBIBL 1321 GospelsLanguage/Culture/Humanities 1BIBL 1213 Wisdom LiteratureMSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical TeachingLanguage/Culture/Humanities 2THEO 1314 Angels, Church and ProphecyBIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline EpistlesMSMN 1103 Principles of Biblical Teaching LabMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramBIBL 1323 General Epistles and RevelationMATH 1322 Mathematical PrinciplesYear 3MSBC 3302 Theological Foundations of Biblical CounselingMSMN 2301 Missions, Evangelism and DiscipleshipMSMN 2302 Spiritual LifeBIBL 1414 ProphetsMSBC 3301 Introduction to Biblical CounselingLSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian LeadershipENGL 2332 Literary TraditionHIST 2323 or 2324 Church HistoryMSBC 3304 Marriage/FamilyBIOL 2301 Anatomy and PhysiologyGOVT 2301 Principles of American PoliticsMCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning ProgramUpper Level Bible/Theology ElectiveYear 4MSBC 4301 Advanced Biblical Counseling 1PHIL 2304 WorldviewMSBC 3303 Analysis of Common Counseling ProblemsElectiveMSBC 4303 The Counseling ProcessMSBC 4302 Advanced Biblical Counseling 2PHIL 3305 Christian EthicsElective  
  • PurposeThe Associate of Biblical Studies degree is designed for lay leaders and ministry support personnel in the church and parachurch organizations that require only foundational biblical studies.  It may also be used as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program.  Credits earned in this program may be applied to the bachelor’s degree programs offered at the College or, when appropriate, may be transferable to other institutions.   Quick Facts70 total credit hoursProgram Goals Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.Know the foundational principles of inductive Bible interpretation.Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.Learn skills useful for Christian ministry.Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.Suggested SequenceCurriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)Year 1MSMN 1301 Bible Study MethodsHIST 2321 or HIST 2322 Western Civilization 1 or 2ENGL 1301 English Composition 1COSC 1317 Basic Computer ScienceMSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical TeachingBIBL 1311 PentateuchENGL 1302 English Composition 2THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological MethodMCSP 2011 Christian ServiceMSMN 1103 Principles of Biblical Teaching LabBIBL 1312 Historical LiteratureBIBL 1321 GospelsMSMN 2301 Missions, Evangelism and DiscipleshipYear 2ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of SpeechBIBL 1213 Wisdom LiteratureBIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline EpistlesTHEO 1312 God, Christ and Holy SpiritMCSP 2011 Christian ServiceTHEO 1313 Man, Sin and SalvationBIBL 1323 General Epistles and RevelationTHEO 1314 Angels, Church and ProphecyMCSP 2011 Christian ServicePHIL 2304 WorldviewPHIL 3305 Christian EthicsBIBL 1414 ProphetsMSMN 2302 Spiritual LifeBIOL 2301 Anatomy and   Physiology
  •  Purpose   The Bible Certificate is designed to provide basic biblical and theological knowledge and rudimentary skills in Bible interpretation and principles of biblical teaching.  This program is offered in both English and Spanish.  Quick FactsCredit Hours  36 total credit hoursProgram Goals:Describe the major characters in the Bible.Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.Distinguish the basic content of each of the biblical books.Know the foundational principles of inductive Bible interpretation.Categorize the major doctrines of the Bible.Suggested SequenceCurriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)Year 1MSMN 1301 Bible Study MethodsBIBL 1311 PentateuchBIBL 1321 GospelsTHEO 1311 Introduction to Theological MethodBIBL 1312 Historical LiteratureBIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline EpistlesTHEO 1312 God, Christ and Holy SpiritTHEO 1313 Man, Sin and SalvationBIBL 1213 Wisdom LiteratureBIBL 1414 ProphetsBIBL 1323 General Epistles and RevelationTHEO 1314 Angels, Church and Prophecy
  • The doctrinal position of the College of Biblical Studies–Houston is historically that of conservative Christianity. CBS rests firmly upon the integrity and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures and, therefore, wholeheartedly accepts the basic doctrines of the historic Protestant Christian faith. CBS also supports the non-charismatic, dispensational, pre-millennial movement. Traditionally, CBS graduates stand for these great truths, and it is the desire of the College to continue to provide personnel for service in these ranks. This Doctrinal Statement, which every board member, administrator, staff and faculty member must sign, also includes:Every word in the original writings of the Holy Scriptures is inspired of God and without error (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21; 1 Cor. 2:13).The Godhead exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God (Gen. 1:1; Jn. 10:30, 4:24; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam all mankind fell into sin with the result that all men are sinners, hopelessly sinful in themselves, apart from the grace of God (Gen. 1:27, 9:6; Rom. 5:12, 3:23; Eph. 2:1).The Eternal Son of God became incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is true God and true man, having been born of the virgin Mary (Jn. 1:1, 14, 18; Matt. 1:21‑23; Heb. 1:6, 8; 1 Jn. 5:20; 1 Tim. 2:5).Salvation is received by faith alone in Christ, who died in substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and rose again (Acts 4:12; 13:38, 39; 1 Cor. 15:1‑4; Rom. 4:4, 5; 5:1). Every true believer is promised positional and ultimate sanctification with the possibility of progressive development in life spiritually (progressive sanctification) (Heb. 10:10, 14; Jn. 17:17; Eph. 5:26, 27; 1 Thess. 4:3, 4; 1 Jn. 3:2).All who are born of the Spirit through faith in Christ can have the assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ (Rom. 5:1; Jn. 3:5, 6; 1 Jn. 5:13; Jn. 10:28, 29; 17:12; 2 Tim. 1:12).The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead, who regenerates, indwells, baptizes and seals all true believers in Christ and fills those yielded to God (Matt. 28:19; Jn. 1:13; 3:3‑6; Titus 3:5; 1 Cor. 2:12; 6:19; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30).The Church, embracing all true believers, is the body and bride of Christ, formed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:24, 25, 30; 1 Cor. 12:12, 13, 27).Christians are called to a holy life of service and testimony in the power of the Holy Spirit, which service includes the propagation of the Gospel message to the whole world. There is promised reward in heaven for faithfulness in such service (1 Pet. 1:15, 16; Jn. 12:25, 26; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 3:12‑15).The scriptural ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are for all true believers in Christ (Matt. 28:19, 20; Mk. 16:15, 16; Acts 8:12, 36‑38; 9:18; 10:47; 1 Cor. 1:16; 11:23‑26).Angels were originally created holy but now exist as unfallen and fallen including Satan (Col. 1:16; Neh. 9:6; Ps. 143:2‑5; Jude 6; Matt. 25:41; Rev. 12:9; Eph. 6:11, 12).God has revealed different dispensations or stewardships with corresponding rules of life, of which the present dispensation is the age of grace (Eph. 3:2‑6, 9‑11; Col. 1:25‑27; Rom. 6:14; Heb. 7:18, 19).The imminent return of the Lord, which is the blessed hope of the Church, is to be followed in order by: the tribulation; the establishment of the reign of Christ on earth for one thousand years; the eternal state of punishment for the unsaved and the eternal state of blessing for the saved (Titus 2:13; 1 Thess. 1:10; 4:13‑18; 5:4‑10; Rev. 3:10; Matt. 24:21, 29, 30; 25:31; Rev. 20:1‑6, 11‑15; Matt. 25:46). 
  • Do I need to apply to graduate?Yes. An Intent to Graduate form is required.Is there a charge for graduation?Yes.  All Bachelor degree and Bible Certificate candidates must pay a non-refundable $60 graduation fee. If you do not complete requirements in the term you have registered for, you must file a NEW Intent to Graduate form. Your student record will then be moved to the new degree conferral group.How long will the Commencement Ceremony last?The Commencement Ceremony should last approximately two hours.Who is this year’s Commencement Speaker?This is to be determined.What is the Delta Epsilon Chi award?It is the Honor Society of The Association for Biblical Higher Education. Its purpose is to encourage and recognize the top 7% of graduates from among the accredited institutions of the Association for Biblical Higher Education across North America who has distinguished themselves through intellectual achievement, Christian character and leadership ability.Who will graduate with honors? Honors recognition for the Commencement Ceremony is based on the cumulative grade point average (GPA) and will be given to degree candidates only. Associate of Biblical Studies (ABS) candidate honors will be listed as:Highest Honors 3.80-4.00High Honors 3.65-3.79Honors 3.50-3.64 A bachelor candidate baccalaureate cumulative GPA is based on the highest rating of the CBS cumulative GPA. The bachelor’s degree candidate will graduate with the honors of:Summa cum laude 3.80 – 4.00Magna cum laude 3.65 – 3.79Cum laude 3.50 – 3.649How do I order my Honor Cords?Red honor cords will be given to ABS candidates, and gold honor cords will be given to baccalaureate candidates at the Commencement Ceremony. There is no need for a degree candidate to purchase honor cords, CBS will provide them to qualified candidates.When will I receive my diploma or certificate?The official diploma or certificate will be available for student pick up at the Office of the Registrar within 2 to 3 weeks of the assigned degree conferral date. (See the Diplomas and Awards section) The graduation coordinator will contact you when diplomas and certificates are available for pick up.Contactgraduation@cbshouston.edu 
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  • The official CBS diploma for graduates will be available for pick up at the Office of the Registrar within 3 to 4 weeks after the degree conferral date. Your assigned graduation coordinator will contact you when diplomas and certificates are available for pick up.Please Note: All CBS financial obligations (Office of Financial Aid and Library) must be cleared in order for the official certificate or diploma to be released.Ordering a Replacement DiplomaOrder a replacement diploma by mail or in person. You have to pick up your Replacement Diploma in person at the Office of the Registrar.Your replacement diploma order will take 2 to 3 business days to process after your request is received.Your diploma will be printed with the full legal name as listed on your student/alumni record. Please contact the Office of the Registrar with any name questions.To order a replacement diploma, print and fill out the Replacement Diploma Request Form and:Bring it to the Office of the Registrar or Mail it to: College of Biblical Studies, Office of the Registrar, 7000 Regency Square Blvd., Houston, TX 77036.Pay the appropriate Replacement Diploma fee (see form for details) by cash, check, or money order at CBS Bookstore or mail a check or money order with the form. 
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  • ProfessorB.S., College of Biblical StudiesM.A., The Masters CollegeM.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryPh.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminaries (Administration and Women's Ministry)BioA native of Beaumont, Texas, Venessa surrendered her life to Christ and to His call to serve His Kingdom in the 90’s. For more than 18 years, Venessa has communicated her burden for the women of God in conferences, seminars, bible studies and retreats. Because of this burden she has founded a non-profit ministry called The Second Chance Center. The mission of The Second Chance Center is to meet the fundamental needs of young women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy and have nowhere to live.She has utilized her gifts and talents in the areas of teaching, counseling, training and mentoring women. More specifically, Venessa has taught, counseled and trained women in the areas of praying, worshiping, fasting, confessing and repenting of sin, renewing the mind, studying the Bible, applying the Bible to their personal lives, managing their time, resolving conflict biblically, relating to one another as God has designed, and honoring, respecting and submitting to God-given authorities.
  • DatabasesOff-Campus Database Login Instructions  NOTE: These logins are for CBS, DTS, Students, Faculty and staff only.If you are on the CBS campus using the College’s WiFi connections or CBS LAN Cable connections, links to the databases will login automatically. If you are off the CBS campus, then you will need to have a username and password to enter any database.  These databases are only provided to CBS students, faculty and staff, Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) students, faculty and administration. For further information, come by or call the Library Circulation Desk at 832 252-4618CBS Library Database Off campus use requires login.  ProQuest, Religion Database - 209 full text religious titlesProQuest, Research Library - 4,179 full text titles - arts, business, health, medicine, history, language, literature, science, technology and social sciencesProQuest - Ebrary ebooks (in English 80,000 titles and Spanish 14,600 titles) downloadable for 14 days, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas including: Business & economics, Computers & IT, Education, Engineering & technology, History & political science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary & area studies, Language, literature & linguistics, Law, international relations & public policy, Life sciences, Medical, Nursing & allied health, Physical sciences, Psychology & social work, Religion, philosophy & classics, Sociology & anthropology.TexShare Databases - e-Resources - Over 60 databases provided by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission in the areas of: General Information, Genealogy and History, Science and Technology, Homework and Education, Books and Literature, Business Resources, Career Advancement, Health and Medicine, Librarian's Reference Shelf  OFF Campus Access (username and password required)ON Campus Access (no username or password required) OFF Campus Access (username and password required)ON Campus Access (no username or password required)   www.libraryoftexas.org/texshareATLA Religion Index Database with ATLA Serials Full Text227 full text Biblical & Theology journals. ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.  http://search.ebscohost.comChristian Periodical Index140+ titles, Christian, Bible & Theology citations only. With coverage of journals from 1976 to the present, Christian periodical Index contains over 200,000 records and cover a broad spectrum of knowledge including science, literature, medicine, political science, music, philosophy, history, sociology, nursing and education. http://search.ebscohost.comBritannica Online Academic Edition(Britannica in English only) http://search.eb.comEnciclopedia Universal en Español(Britannica in Spanish only) http://spanish.eb.com African American Newspapers 1827 - 1998Provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. It offers researchers valuable primary sources for such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history; ethnic studies; and more. Users can compare and contrast African American views on practically every major theme of the American past. ON Campus Access (no username or password required)OFF Campus Access (username and password required) African-American History Online: by Facts on FileArticles, videos, images on African-American history and cultureWorld Religions Online: by Facts on FileArticles, videos and images on world religion http://online.infobaselearning.com/Default.aspxhttp://online.infobaselearning.com/Default.aspxe-Book Collection (Religion): by EbscoHost300+ religious e-books for reading online or downloading for a set period on your computer. http://search.ebscohost.comOpen Source Databases LinksA to Z Maps Online - A collection of more than 146,000 maps and supplemental materials. It combines a large database of static, animated, real-time, scientific, and antique maps in one place.Directory of Open Access Journals - Free Full Text scientific and scholarly journals. Directory of Open Access Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. They aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 4026 journals in the directory. Currently 1448 journals are searchable at article level. There are 271243 articles are included in the DOAJ service.ERIC- The Education Resources Information Center is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC provides access to education literature to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making and research. ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials. If possible, links to full text in Adobe PDF format are included. Within the ERIC Collection, you will find records for: journal articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers and other education-related materials.FBI Freedom of Information Act Reading Room: The Vault - Access PDF files of historical FBI documents.Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – A peer reviewed academic source for Philosophy Medline Plus - The National Library of Medicine, brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understandResearch in Ministry (RIM) - Online indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 D Min and D Miss Programs.CDRI: Digital Resources for the Study of Religion- The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative of the American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools  provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books and various forms of Christian art, architecture and iconography.Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)  - Over 10,000 theological thesis/dissertations titles representing 70 different institutions. Titles may be ordered online through our search and order system. TREN also makes available conference papers presented at annual meetings of several academic societies. You can obtain documents from TREN in three media formats: Digital, downloadable e-docs and paper copies (15 cents per page). Shipping and handling is $6.50 per shipment.U.S. Government Official Web Portal - Access all U.S. Government documents online
  • Decreased Loan Fees for Federal Direct Loans Begin October 1The Federal Department of Education has instituted some changes to loan fees for Federal Direct Loans. Origination fees for Stafford and PLUS loans will decrease beginning October 1, 2015.The loan fees for subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans will decrease from 1.073% to 1.068%. Parent and Graduate PLUS loan fees will decrease from 4.292% to 4.272%.FAFSA Changes for 2017-2018
  • To check the status of your application or award, please visit: myfa.cbshouston.eduFinancial Aid DocumentsBelow you will find links to commonly used documents.General DocumentsCitizenship-Immigration statusSelective Service verification Tax Transcript Information Tax Transcript formVeterans FormUseful LinksAcademic Catalog Financial Aid Handbook Direct Lending MPN and Entrance CounselingVeterans InformationFor information regarding your CBS student records and billing, visit myrecords.cbshouston.edu.For information regarding your CBS financial aid application and status of your awards, visit myfa.cbshouston.edu.For information about federal student aid from U.S. Department of Education, visit www.studentaid.ed.gov.For information about the Federal Free Application for Student Aid from U.S. Department of Education, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.For information about how to manage your student loans from the U.S. Department of Education visit www.studentloans.gov.For information about your grant and Title IV date from the U.S. Department of Education visit www.nslds.ed.gov.For information regarding completing your loan entrance or exit counseling, visit Mapping Your Future or NSLDS.
  • Course CancellationIf a class is cancelled by the institution prior to class starting date, 100% of tuition and applicable fees for the particular course will be refunded. A change in the scheduled professor does not constitute a cancellation and will not entitle the student to a refund.Course Change RequestsOfficial notice of course change requests must be submitted by the student according to the published refund schedule in order to qualify for any tuition refunds. Tuition refund percentages are calculated based on the submission date of the Add/Drop form or Voluntary Withdrawal form. Any debt owed by the student and/or any refund due to the student will be determined upon receipt of official notice. Adjustments will be made to tuition charges and fees which are considered refundable and are designated in the tuition and fee schedule.Return of Institutional Aid and Scholarships: Institutional aid and scholarships are awarded based on enrollment hours. If any student withdraws from the College or reduces the number of hours during the course of the term, his/her awards will be adjusted accordingly, and as a result, he/she may owe the institution. CBS does not refund institutional aid or scholarships to students.Refund ScheduleThe refund schedule that follows assumes that all applicable charges were paid in full prior to the withdrawal. Otherwise, the student may actually owe a balance to CBS. Proceeds originating from refunds that are in excess of all student account charges (tuition, fees and other related expenses) will be mailed to the student. Students should maintain their current address and contact information online at myrecords.cbshouston.edu.Note: The following refund schedule differs from the Department of Education and other financial aid refund policies. Students who are receiving financial aid under Title IV or other financial aid programs should also consult the Title IV refund policies in this catalog or contact Student Financial Services for details.“Days” in the following refund schedule refer to the number of days since the first scheduled class day of the term according to the academic calendar. It does not refer to the number of days a particular class has met, the number of classes the professor has officially attended or missed or the number of scheduled classes the student has attended or missed. In the event that the final day of a particular refund deadline falls on a Friday, Sunday or holiday, the calculation will be based on the next CBS business day.Full-Term14 week courseDrop prior to the start of the term100% refundDrop during the first week of the term70% refundDrop during the second week of the term70% refundDrop during the third week of the term30% refundDrop during the fourth week of the term  30% refundDrop beginning the fifth week or later    0% refundPart of Term10 week courseDrop prior to the start of the first class meeting100% refundDrop after the first class meeting70% refundDrop after the second class meeting30% refundDrop after the third class meeting or later0% refundPart of Term5 week courseDrop prior to the start of the first class meeting100% refundDrop after the first class meeting70% refundDrop after the second class meeting or later0% refundPart of Term2 week courseDrop prior to the start of the first class meeting100% refundDrop after the first class meeting70% refundDrop after the second class meeting or later0% refundPart of Term1 week courseDrop prior to the start of the first class meeting100% refundDrop after the first class meeting70% refundDrop after the second class meeting or later0% refundReturn of Title IV FundsFor any student who officially or unofficially withdraws from the College or fails to earn a passing grade in any class, federal regulations require a refund calculation for all students receiving Federal Title IV Funds. The calculation of the return of these funds may result in your owing a balance to CBS. If unpaid balances exist on your account, a hold will be placed on your student record. Withdrawing from classes will impact your Satisfactory Academic Progress and may cause you to be ineligible for future financial aid. All students should visit with a financial aid advisor prior to withdrawing.Refunds and repayments of Title IV funds are made in the following order:Unsubsidized Stafford LoanSubsidized Stafford LoanFederal PLUS LoansPell GrantsAcademic Competitiveness GrantThe amount of federal aid that you must repay is determined via the Federal Formula for Return of Title IV funds (Section 484B of the Higher Education Act). This law also specifies the order in which funds are to be returned to the financial aid programs from which they were awarded, starting with loan programs. In addition, institutional aid that is awarded may be affected due to withdrawals. Please be sure to consult with Student Financial Services before deciding to withdraw.Return of Title IV Funds Calculator
  • Methods of PaymentThe College of Biblical Studies accepts payments in the following ways:Online by Web Check/ACH using the Nelnet e-Cashier site through myrecords.cbshouston.edu.Online by credit card/debit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) using the Nelnet e-Cashier site through myrecords.cbshouston.edu.By mailing checks, cashier checks or money orders to:The Office of Financial AidCollege of Biblical Studies-Houston7000 Regency Square Blvd.Houston, TX 77036In person by check, money order or cash at the CBS Bookstore during normal business hours.Net Price CalculatorClick here to access the calculator which is intended to provide estimated net price information.  Accounts and BillingA question we often hear is "How do I find out what I owe CBS?" Most of your financial account questions can be easily answered by accessing your billing statement via myrecords.cbshouston.edu. However, the Office of Financial Aid is an additional resource. If for some reason you are unable to access the information via myrecords.cbshouston.edu or you have further questions, our contact information is listed below.1098T FormIn January of each year per the IRS guidelines, CBS provides an IRS Form 1098-T to all students who had qualified tuition and other related educational expenses billed to them during the previous calendar year. The form will no longer be mailed because it can be retrieved by logging into the individual student’s account in myrecords.cbshouston.edu and by clicking on 1098-T at the top of their account page.This form is informational only and should not be considered as tax opinion or advice. It serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits. Receipt of Form 1098-T does not indicate eligibility for the tax credit. To determine the amount of qualified tuition and fees paid, and the amount of scholarships and grants received, a taxpayer should use their own financial records. CBS does not provide tax advice and individuals should consult a tax advisor as needed. Please note that all alumni, former students and/or inactive students may log into their myrecords as an "Alumni" to access the 1098-T form.Retrieve your 1098-T by logging into myrecords.cbshouston.edu.Student Accounts and Delinquent Accounts PolicyAll students are responsible for the payment in full of all tuition and fees incurred. During enrollment periods students who have not met their financial obligations prior to the payment deadline will be administratively withdrawn from all registered courses and will remain responsible for any non-refundable fee charges the student incurred during the registration process. Any student owing a balance after any pre-agreed or published due date will be assessed a $50.00 late payment fee.CBS reserves the right to withhold any grades, graded work assignments or projects, transcripts (unofficial & official), certificates, diplomas and participation in commencement ceremonies from students whose financial obligations have not been fully satisfied. Holds will be placed on a student's academic record and the student will be unable to register for additional courses until the balance is paid in full.CBS reserves the right to submit any unpaid financial obligations of former and current students to a third party collection agency and to levy a collection fee. By registering for classes the student agrees to pay the reasonable costs and expenses of collection, including the collection agency fee and attorney fees in the event that CBS places any outstanding account, debt or claim with a collection agency. Non-payment of a delinquent account may also result in notification of the national credit bureaus.Returned ChecksStudents or organizations who submit two checks that are not honored by the bank (unless due to bank error) to CBS for tuition and fees, books or for any other obligation will forfeit their check-writing privileges. In the event that this occurs the student or organization must satisfy any current or future financial obligations by cash, cashier's check, money order or credit card only. No future checks from the student or organization will be accepted.In addition, a student who has tendered to CBS a check returned unpaid by the bank will be assessed a $30 returned check fee. If payment is not submitted by the due date indicated, a $50.00 late payment fee will also be assessed and the student will be placed on holds.Replacement ChecksThere may be situations where a student will need to request a replacement check for a student account credit refund check that was lost or destroyed. The student should contact the Office of Financial Aid at student.account@cbshouston.edu to request the replacement check and provide appropriate written documentation of the circumstances to support the request.To generate a replacement check, CBS will be required to stop payment (CBS will be charged a fee by the financial institution) on the original check prior to issuing a replacement check. The respective fee will be charged on the student's account as a "Stop Payment" transaction and the replacement check will reflect the adjusted credit balance on the account. If it was an action of CBS that resulted in the need for a replacement check, the student's account will not be assessed the "Stop Payment' fee. CBS is not responsible if the check was sent to the current address listed on the student's record. Students are responsible for updating their mailing address in MyRecords using their student login.Payment PlansCBS offers online payments for those who qualify. There is no minimum amount to start the plan. A selection of payment plan options can be made through Nelnet Business Solutions.Through Nelnet’s e-Cashier you will be able to arrange for payments in full to be automatically deducted from your checking or savings accounts or charged to your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express cards. Also for a $25 per term non-refundable fee, you will be able to arrange for monthly payments to be automatically deducted from your checking or savings accounts or charged to your credit cards.This is not a loan program so interest and finance charges are not assessed. Monthly payments will be automatically drafted or deducted on the 5th of the month according to the payment plan agreement you choose. You are encouraged to register early to allow for a wider selection of payment plans.For more information about our payment plan options and a schedule of the due dates, please read the payment plan information listed in the Financial and Aid Assistance Information section of the Academic Catalog.2015-2016 Payment Plan Information (PDF)Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 832-252-4602 or e-mail us at student.accounts@cbshouston.edu. Net Price CalculatorBook AllowanceCBS will now offer book allowances maximum of $300 beginning Fall 2013 to students who meet the following criteria:• Student must be Pell eligible and have a credit balance on their account. This will include all FSA funds (Example Student loans) • All financial aid documents must be completed and ready for disbursement 10 days prior to the first start of class  • $300 dollars will be mailed out the student starting the first week of class  If you are eligible for the Pell Grant, register early, and have funds remaining after tuition/fees are deducted, the CBS Office of Financial Aid will process a book allowance for you. This book charge authorization is not part of your Pell Grant. It is a short term loan from CBS as a courtesy to help defray expenses until Pell Grant awards can be processed and may not cover the total cost of your books. Book allowances will be mailed the first week of classes. This allowance will be deducted from your Pell Grant award before refunds are made. If you wish to decline the book allowances you must do so in writing. If you are eligible for a loan or Pell Grant and did not register in time for a book allowance you must contact the Office of Financial Aid to see if you are eligible to have one processed.Contact InformationEmail: student.account@cbshouston.eduPhone: 832-252-4625Fax: 832-252-4642Office Hours 
  • ScholarshipsThe following are the steps to apply for CBS scholarships:Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).Complete the CBS Financial Aid Application process (MyFA).Submit a completed scholarship application.Institutional AidStudents must submit a completed application by the published deadlines to the Office of Financial Aid and meet the eligibility requirements for each scholarship. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All scholarships are awarded based on level of enrollment, financial need, and by the order in which they are recieved. See the individual scholarships for application and eligibility requirements: Scholarship Deadline January 11, 2018 for Spring Semester.CBS Women's Partnership Scholarship (Requirements) (Application)Doris and Terry Looper Scholarship (Requirements) (Application)Ernest Mays Scholarship (Requirements) (Application)IFI Scholarship (Requirements) (Application)President's Scholarship (Requirements) (Application)  Academic Honor Scholarship (Requirements) (Application) CBS Work Study Program (Requirements)  - (Coming Soon)Other ScholarshipsInspire WomenLeizer and Rose Horowits March of Remembrance ScholarshipChristian Community Credit UnionReturn of Institutional Aid and Scholarships: Institutional aid and scholarships are awarded based on enrollment hours. If any student withdraws from the College or reduces the number of hours during the course of the term, his/her awards will be adjusted accordingly, and as a result, he/she may owe the institution. CBS does not refund institutional aid or scholarships to students.There are many scholarships out there that could suit your needs, some useful links are:http://www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directoryFor more information regarding scholarships or the application process, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 832-252-4602 or by e-mail at: fa@cbshouston.eduV.A. StudentsQualified veterans and the dependents of deceased or disabled veterans whose death or disability is a direct result of their military service may be eligible for VA educational benefits under one of the following programs while attending the CBS:Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill- Active/ Duty DischargedChapter 31: Vocational RehabilitationChapter 33: Post 9/11 G.I BillChapter 35: Dependents Education AssistanceChapter 30Veterans who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at http://www.gibill.va.gov and complete a Form 22-1990, Application for Educational Benefits, to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a Form 22-1995, Change of Program or Place of Training, online at http://www.gibill.va.gov to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.Submit the following items to the Financial Aid Office:Certificate of EligibilityCertificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)Official academic transcripts from previously attended colleges and/or universitiesChapter 33Veterans who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at http://www.gibill.va.gov and complete a Form 22-1990, Application for Educational Benefits, to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a Form 22-1995, Change of Program or Place of Training, online at http://www.gibill.va.gov to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.Submit the following items to the Student Financial Services office:Certificate of EligibilityCertificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)Official academic transcripts from previously attended colleges and/or universitiesChapter 35Qualified dependents who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at  http://www.gibill.va.gov and complete a Form 22-5490, Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance, to receive a Certificate/Letter of Eligibility.If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a Form 22-1995, Change of Program or Place of Training, online at http://www.gibill.va.gov to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.Submit the following items to the Student Financial Services office :Certificate of EligibilityOfficial Academic Transcript from previously attended colleges and/or universitiesChapter 31Disabled veterans desiring to further their education under the VA Vocational Rehabilitation program should contact the Veterans Administration Counseling and Training office at 713-383-1985. Additional AssistanceFor additional assistance regarding VA educational benefits, please contact the Veterans Administration at 1-888-442-4551 or http://www.gibill.va.gov. You may also contact the Office of Financial Aid at 832-252-4602 or fa@cbshouston.eduFor additional assistance regarding disability services, please contact Disability Support Services at 832-252-0757 or dos@cbshouston.edu. The CBS Disability Services office is located in Suite 113; the operating hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Online TutoringCBS offers free, 24-hour, online tutoring services for its students. Qualified, credentialed tutors offer their services to our students in both English and Spanish. In addition to being able to meet with live online tutors during set hours throughout the week, you may also receive additional tutoring articles and helps in each subject. Online tutors are also available to answer questions and proofread your assignments. If you have academic concerns, please use this free resource. To access online tutoring, please click here. You will be required to register for an account (which takes no longer than 2-3 minutes), and then you will receive an email with login details. This resource is quick, easy to access, and available for immediate use. If you have any questions regarding the tutoring services, or if you require further assistance, then please contact Esmeralda Barrera.
  • Contact Your AdvisorThe breakdown of the Academic Advisor distribution is as follows: DR. DOUGLAS E. BROOKSStudents with the last name E - ZPosition: Academic Advisor; Financial Aid AdvisorHometown: Woodbridge, VAMajor in College: Biblical CounselingWhat do you love about CBS: “A top quality education at a reasonable investment.”Hobbies: Family; Tennis; ReadingEmail Address: Douglas.brooks@cbshouston.eduPhone: 832-252-0727   ESMERALDA BARRERAStudents with the last name A - D & Spanish speaking programsPosition: Sr. Academic Advisor; Financial Aid AdvisorHometown: El SalvadorMajor in College: Christian LeadershipWhat do you love about CBS: “Our students.”Hobbies: TravelEmail Address: esmeralda.barrera@cbshouston.eduPhone: 832-2520-4640  Academic Advising is now located in the newly renovated Registrar's Office, Suite 102.We are here to answer all of your academic questions. Whether you are wondering what courses to take, fulfill a requirement or what to major in, we are here to assist you. Office HoursMonday, Tuesday and Thursday8:30 am - 7:30 pmWednesday8:30 am - 6:00 pmFriday:ClosedContact:Phone: 832-252-4661Email: advising@cbshouston.edu  Meet Your AdvisorClick here to meet your advisor! Know Your ProgramPlease visit the Academics Page for detailed information about our programs. We offer Bible Certificates and Associates as well as Bachelor programs both in traditional formats as well as an accelerated format for our adult students looking to finish degrees. Here at CBS, the Academic Advisors meet with students from all walks of life. Each student has unique needs in order to be successful on their educational journey.   
  • The CBS Admission staff will consider the following criteria when making a determination regarding admission:Applicants should be Christians who believe salvation is received by faith alone in Jesus Christ, who died in a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and rose again (Acts 14:12; 13:38, 39; 1 Cor 15:1-4: Rom 4:4, 5; 5:1).Applicants should be eager to grow in their Christian faith and be actively involved in Christian service.Applicants must be in full agreement with the Code of Conduct described in the Student Life section and must comply with those standards from the point of their admission to CBS and throughout their matriculation.Applicants should submit the documentation mentioned under “Admission Requirements.”Vaccination RequirementEffective for the Spring 2014 semester and every semester thereafter, all new CBS students are required to receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or to meet certain criteria for requesting a waiver from such a vaccination prior to registration for classes.  This is a state requirement in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 1107 (SB1107), as amended by SB 62. Students who are age 22-years-old or older are exempt from this vaccination requirement, per SB62, which will become effective on January 1, 2014. Entering students are required to submit a completed Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Form. For more information regarding the CBS vaccination requirement, including permissible waivers, please visit our Health Services Page.Additional Admission RequirementsFirst-time applicants are defined as those students who have not taken any previous college courses. First-time applicants are required to submit the following documentation:A fully completed CBS application for admission.A non-refundable $40 application fee. Please note that the application fee may be paid in the following ways:Online with a credit card or electronic checkIn person at the CBS Bookstore (cash, check or money order)By mail with a check or money order. Please mail the application fee to the following address:             Student Accounts              College of Biblical Studies              7000 Regency Square Blvd.              Houston, TX 77036 An approved, unexpired form of photo identification, which may include an unexpired state driver’s license, unexpired passport, unexpired permanent residency card (Green Card), consulate ID, official federal/state identification, etc.Official high school transcript, diploma or GED. Please note that official transcripts must show date of graduation, include the official school stamp and/or appropriate administrator signature and arrive in a sealed, unopened envelope that bears the logo of the school.Please have all official transcripts forwarded to the following address:              Office of Admission and Advising              College of Biblical Studies              7000 Regency Square Blvd.              Houston, Texas 77036Military veterans can obtain transcripts from their particular branch of service through one of the following links:Army: http://aarts.army.mil/Navy / Marine Corps: https://smart.navy.mil/Air Force: http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.aspCoast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/ve/official_transcript.aspBegin the process for financial aid. Apply here.Submission of appropriate placement testing scores. An acceptable score from ONE of the following examinations will satisfy this requirement: ACT, SAT, TAAS/TAKS, THEA/TASP/TSI, ASSET, COMPASS or ACCUPLACER.Exemptions to Placement Testing:Students who performed at or above the level set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the American College Test (ACT), Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS/TAKS) Exit Level Exam, Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP), Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA), or other measurements such as ASSET, COMPASS, or ACCUPLACER. Students seeking exemption must show official documentation before exemption is granted. For more information, please click here.Students who have achieved at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for 6-credit hours of college-level English Composition.Personal Enrichment Students: Personal Enrichment Students are not subject to placement testing. It is impossible to receive a certificate or an associate's or bachelor's degree without proper documentation of qualifying exemptions or successful scores on all placement testing required of the student.Bible Certificate and A.B.S. in Spanish: Students entering these programs may be exempt by meeting any of the qualifications listed in numbers 1-4 as long as the appropriate documentation is provided. Those students not meeting these exceptions must demonstrate the ability to benefit by successfully completing 6 hours of course work with an established GPA of 2.0 or higher. These 6 credit hours must be completed within the first three semesters of enrollment into the program.Please feel free to review your application status by visiting MyApp.
  • 2016 - 2017 DeadlinesApplications received after the late deadline will be reviewed, please make every effort to assist the Admission Office by submitting your information in a timely manner. If you are applying for financial assistance, please make sure to follow CBS financial aid deadlines as well.Admissions and Enrollment DeadlinesSemester StartAdmissions File Completed ByAdmissions Decision DeadlineSemester Enrollment DeadlineSemester Start DateSummer 2017                  Module 1            Trad. & Online4/19/20174/20/20174/27/20175/1/2017Summer 2017    Module 2           Online6/7/20176/8/20176/15/20176/19/2017Fall 2017     Module 1      Trad. & Online8/16/20178/17/20178/24/20178/28/2017Fall 2017        Module 2Online10/4/201710/5/201710/12/201710/16/2017*Note: The above schedule does not include ADCP program or financial aid deadline dates. If you plan to use financial aid you will need to have your financial aid processed and approved PRIOR to the above dates. ADCP students should adhere to the deadline dates for ADCP programs.  
  • Credit by ExaminationCBS recognizes and honors prior learning by accepting the following examinations by which a student may earn credit. For other than CBS exams, applicants and/or students taking CLEP or AP must provide score reports from the College Board. Assuming that an acceptable score is attained on an examination, CBS will grant placement of full credit per general guidelines. Exams not listed below will be analyzed on an individualized basis for transfers or placement. In all cases, the College will follow the recommended scores of the American Council of Education and the Department of Education.TestSubject AreaAcceptable ScoresCLEPEnglish Composition General Exam* 6 hours through June 2001420English Composition with Essay 6 hours through June 30, 201050English Composition 6 hours June 30, 201050Freshman College Composition 6 hours through June 30, 201150College Composition 6 hours as of July 1, 201050College Composition Modular (no essay) 3 hours as of July 1, 201050College Composition Modular (with essay) 6 hours as of July 1, 2010**50American Literature 6 hours50Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 6 hours50English Literature 6 hours50College Algebra 3 hours50APAll subjects offered through Advanced Placement *(Credit-hours assigned according to AP test score)3-5*CBSBiblical Counseling70Bible Study Methods70Computer Proficiency Exam70* With or without essay**CBS will not grade essays for this examPlacement TestingTestSubject AreaAcceptable ScoresTHEA/TASP/TSIReading230Writing220Written Essay5Math230TAKSEnglish: Score of 2200 or higher AND score of +3 or higher on the essay2200 & 3Math: Score of 2200 or higher2200ACTMath19English19Composite Score23SATMath500Critical Reading (Verbal)500Combined Score1070TAASReadingTL X-89MathTL X-89Writing1770ASSET*Reading35 for Associate’s and Bachelor’s 41 for ADCPWriting35 for Associate’s and Bachelor’s 41 for ADCPCOMPASS*Reading62 for Associate’s and Bachelor’s 81 for ADCPPre-algebra/Numerical25Writing32 for Associate’s and Bachelor’s 59 for ADCPCPT/ACCUPLACER*Reading55Sentence Skills60Arithmetic34*This test and scores meet “Ability to Benefit (ATB)” guidelines set forth by the Department of Education. 
  • Non-high school graduates may be admitted based on special admission requirements provided that the student has the ability to benefit from college level instruction. Upon analysis of student academic ability and/or performance objectives, non-high school graduate applicants may be: (1) required to take developmental courses; (2) restricted from certain courses and programs; (3) ineligible for federal or state aid, grants and loans; (4) required to obtain a high school diploma or GED equivalent prior to degree conferral.Applicants seeking admission under this category must have completed their sophomore year of high school, or be beyond the age of compulsory attendance (18 years old in the state of Texas). Course selection and load may be restricted for students admitted under this category. Any student admitted under this category is automatically placed on academic probation and must maintain a “C" average. At the successful completion of 6-credit hours with an established 2.0 GPA (“C” average), the student will be removed from probation, if qualified. These 6-credit hours must be completed within the first 3 semesters of enrollment in the College.  Personal Enrichment StudentsPersonal Enrichment students are those who do not desire to pursue a program at the CBS. Admission requirements are the same for these students (see Admission Criteria); however, no placement testing is required. Personal Enrichment students can take a maximum of 15 credits. Those students who desire to continue beyond the maximum of 15 credits should contact the Office of Student Success and Advising to speak with an Enrollment Advisor regarding program entry. At that time, placement testing may be required for program entry and completion of entrance assessments will be required within the first 30 days of the first term of enrollment in the program.International AdmissionsThe College of Biblical Studies does not currently grant admission to individuals requiring an I-20 form or anyone who is in the United States on a visa.Probationary Admissions PolicyAn applicant may be admitted to the College with a “Probationary” status. The admission status will be based upon an applicant’s academic or disciplinary records, or other application information. CBS reserves the right to review, deny or approve, on a case-by-case basis, any applicant for any reason. Applicants who are currently on probation/suspension at the last college they attended will be subject to additional review. An applicant in this category, if subsequently granted admission, will be designated a “Probationary Admission.” To continue at CBS in good standing, it is essential that during the first semester of enrollment, the student maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA (some may be required to achieve a higher GPA as set by the Admissions committee, be in good standing with the College and comply with any other requirements. Following the first semester of enrollment, the student will be reevaluated and based upon findings, will be allowed subsequent enrollment without provisions.
  •   Iris DavidsonPosition: Admission AssociateHometown: Born in San Salvador, El Salvador but raised in Houston, TX since the age of 5Major in College: Planning to enroll soon in Organizational Leadership degree programWhat she loves about CBS: “That I'm able to talk about God freely without having to watch what I say about my Savior.” Hobbies: Walking, jogging, and bakingEmail Address: Iris.Davidson@cbshouston.edu    Joshua Cardoso, B.S.Position: Admission CounselorHometown: Jatibonico, CubaMajor in College: Chemical EngineerWhat he loves about CBS: “I love the education that God's people receive here at CBS.” Hobbies: Family, reading and sportsEmail Address: joshua.cardoso@cbshouston.edu Assigned to students with the last names A - FAll students in Spanish speaking programs Maggie Rodriguez, M.A., M.A.C.E.Position: Sr. Admission CounselorHometown: New York, New YorkMajor in College: Organizational Management / PsychologyWhat she loves about CBS: “I love that Hispanics can achieve an Associate's degree in Biblical Studies in their Spanish language.” Hobbies: Spending time enjoying my grandchildrenEmail Address: Maggie.Rodriguez@cbshouston.edu Assigned to students with the last names G - K Debbie Harper, M.S., CBS AlumniPosition: Admission CounselorHometown: Houston, TexasMajor in College: Biblical StudiesWhat do you love about CBS: “I love the excitement from our students.”Hobbies: PhotographyEmail Address: Debbie.Harper@cbshouston.eduStudents with the last names L - Z  Lee BouldinPosition: Enrollment Marketing ManagerHometown: Houston, TexasMajor in College: Graphic Communications (BFA, Univ. of Houston, 1989)What do you love about CBS: “Instilling within our students the supremacy of Christ and the sufficiency of Scripture.” Hobbies: Bible teaching, hiking, historyEmail Address: Lee.Bouldin@cbshouston.edu  
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  • Withdrawal from All Classes for the Current TermWhen you withdraw from ALL your classes during a term, you will not receive any grade or credit for those classes, and your GPA is not affected. You will not receive a “W” for enrolled courses if the withdrawal is done prior to the fourth week of the semester. From the fifth to tenth week, students are permitted to drop with a “W” appearing on transcript. After the tenth week if students drop a class an “F” will be assigned. Please contact Office of the Registrar for more information. You are strongly encouraged to view the academic calendar for important dates.ProcedureDownload your forms: drop form and voluntary withdrawal form; or use the online Add/Drop Change FormFill and sign your forms and submit them by email to registrar@cbshouston.edu or by fax to 832-252-4698If you are a financial aid recipient, please determine the impact of the withdrawal with the Office of Financial Aid immediately.Refund PolicyThe Refund Policy can be viewed in the Student Financial Information chapter of the Academic Catalog.
  • GPA (Grade Point Average)There are two grade point averages that are relevant to your academic standing. Your semester grade point average is the average of your grades for any one given semester of your college career. Your cumulative grade point average, is the average of your grades overall.Grade-Point AverageThe grade points earned in each course are computed by multiplying the number of credit hours for the course by the grade-point value of the letter grade received. The student’s grade point average (GPA) each semester is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned in all courses by the total number of credit hours taken.GradingStudents are graded according to the following designations: Letter DescriptionNumerical Value (traditional scale) Numerical Value (1,000 point scale) Grade Points  A+99-100985–1,000 4.0 A 96-98 955–984 4.0 A- 94-95 935–954 3.7 B+ 92-93 915–934 3.3 B 89-91 885–914 3.0 B- 86-88 855–884 2.7 C+ 83-85 825–854 2.3 C 79-82 785–824 2.0 C- 75-78 745–784 1.7 D+ 73-74 725–744 1.3 D 71-72 705–724 1.0 D- 70 695–704 0.7 F 0-69 0–694 0.0 CalculatorThis page is intended for your general information. This is NOT connected with the Office of the Registrar or with your records in any way and will not give you "official" information. This calculator works with information that you provide and is merely a tool meant for your personal use to help you calculate your semester GPA.INSTRUCTIONS: Please enter your grade(s) in the form below using uppercase letters. For example: A+, B-, C. Also enter the number of credit hours for the course(s) in the box to the right of the leter grade. Click the Calculate button when finished. GradeCreditsClass #1Class #2Class #3Class #4Class #5Class #6Class #7Class #8    //
  •  Fall 2017Course Schedule by CourseCourse Schedule by Day Spring 2018Course Schedule by CourseCourse Schedule by Day  Summer 2018Course Schedule by CourseCourse Schedule by Day Important: "Course schedules are subject to change, please speak to your academic advisor for the most accurate course offerings”           
  • Contact InformationHow do I contact the Office of the Registrar?7000 Regency Square BlvdSuite 102Houston, TX 77036Email: registrar@cbshouston.eduPhone number: 832-252-4631What is the Office of the Registrar’s hours of operation?8:30am to 7:30pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) 8:30am to 6:00pm (Wednesday)How do I change my name on my student record?The Registrar’s office will need legal documentation for a name change. We ask that you bring in your original legal paperwork for us to photocopy so we can make the change to your student record.How do I change my address?A student can change their personal information through the student information portal at MyRecords.cbshouston.edu (BIO page), or come to the Office of the Registrar and we will make the change for you.Grades, Transfer Credits and Proficiency ExamsHow can I see my grades?Grades are posted on the student portal and can be seen by going to MyRecords.cbshouston.edu , “Student” tab, if a current CBS student . If you are an alumni or withdrawn student, your grades can be found at MyRecords.cbshouston.edu, “Alumni” tab.Why is there an “I” showing on my transcript?An “I” grade is for incomplete course work. The “I” grade will default to an “F” after six months if course work has not been completed.How can I change an “I” grade to a letter grade?Turn in completed work and contact your Professor for a grade change.How can I test out of a course offered?Contact your Academic Advisor for details on course offerings having proficiency exams for course credit.Why is there an “F” on my transcript when I did not go to the class?Students sometimes register for a class, never attend and forget to complete a formal ADD/DROP form to withdraw from the course. In such cases, tuition payment is still required and an “F” grade will be published because course work was not completed.What do I need to do to transfer credits from another school?You will need to order an Official Transcript from your prior college and have them send it to the CBS Admissions department @ admissions@cbshouston.edu for consideration.I am already a CBS student but I took another class elsewhere, can I still transfer credit for the course to CBS?Yes, you will need to order an Official Transcript from the other institution and have the transcript sent to the CBS Office of the Registrar.GraduationHow do I apply for graduation?To apply, students will need to complete the Intent to Graduate Form online and submit to the Office of the Registrar along with the graduation fee of $60.When is Commencement?Commencement is the annual celebration held each May at Houston’s First Baptist Church. For further graduation information, please refer to the “Graduation Information” site on the CBS website Home page or Registrar’s “Graduation” tab.I am to graduate in August; will I really have to wait until next May to walk in Commencement?Yes, CBS confers degrees or graduates students in three-degree conferral groups (August 30, December 30 and May 30). Since Commencement is held in May of each year, students who have not completed their academic requirements will not be finished to participate in May of the same year. Therefore, they are asked to wait until the next Commencement celebration the following year.I graduated, when and how will I get my diploma?CBS confers degrees or graduates students in three-degree conferral groups (August 30, December 30 and May 30). Once a final audit is done on a student’s academic record and all requirements have been met, their degree will be conferred on the 30th. Your Graduation Specialist will contact you by email within 3 to 4 weeks after the conferral date notifying you that your diploma is ready for pick up at the Office of the Registrar.Registration, Class Schedule and Course OfferingsWhat are the criteria for being an official student to register?Completion of the Admissions processCompletion of New Student OrientationCourse enrollment through MyRecords.cbshouston.eduTuition payment or payment plan set upHow do I login to the CBS student portal and register for classes?You will have to go to MyRecords.cbshouston.edu and input your Student ID and PIN to enter the student portal. If you have forgotten your personal identifiers, click on the third line on the Student Access page. Your Student ID and PIN will be sent to your email address.I cannot access my student record, what do I do?The Office of the Registrar will need to determine the reason why. It could be due to one of the following issues:Student's account has been disabled after too many Student Access attempts.Student is in Withdrawn Status and will need to be re-admitted to the college for status change.There is a “Hold” on their student record.Student recently graduated and is no longer in “Student” status but is now listed as an “Alumni”.Where do I go to pay my tuition to hold my class?Enter student portal through MyRecords.cbshouston.edu and go to the “Billing” tab to pay tuition in full or set up a payment plan with Nelnet.How do I take a course for no-credit (audit)?CBS students may audit a course by registering through the “Registration” tab and selecting “Audit” instead of “Credit”. How do I add or drop a class online?CBS students are able to drop a class online by completing an "Add/Drop Form". Click here to access the form. Once this form has been submitted, the Office of the Registrar will process the drop within 1 business day. Processing of Drops may take longer during the start of the semester. The Registrar does not accept forms submitted by fax or mail. This form should be submitted in person.I am trying to register online but the system will not let me, what do I do?Contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@cbshouston.edu or call 832-252-4631 to determine the reason why. Possible reasons:Student may have a “Hold” on their accountStudent may not have met the course pre-requisite.Student may have met the pre-requisite but the pre-requisite is under an old course number.Other (System error)I am registered for a class but I am unable to attend this semester, what do I do?You will need to complete and submit an Add/Drop form. To obtain the form, go to www.cbshouston.edu “Students & Alumni” tab. Select “Forms,” then print Add/Drop form to complete and fax to the Registrar’s Office at 832-252-4698 or go to the Office of the Registrar on campus. Please refer to the CBS Refund Policy in the Academic Catalog or go to the Financial Aid link under Students & Alumni tab.Where can I get a copy of my class schedule?Class schedules can be found by going to MyRecords.cbshouston.edu, BIO page, “Schedule” tab.What courses will be offered this coming semester?The course schedule can be found on the “Registrar’s” tab under “Registering for Classes”, or going to MyRecords.cbshouston.edu.Transcripts, Enrollment and Degree VerificationsHow do I order a CBS transcript?From the “Registrar” tab, click on “Transcripts”. Go to “Transcript Request Form,” complete, submit and pay online through PayPal or other mode of payment.Can I order a transcript by phone?NoHow much does a transcript cost?$8.00How can I get an Unofficial Transcript?Go to MyRecords.cbshouston.edu and print off your posted grades.Can my transcript be released if I have a Hold?If you have an outstanding balance with the college or outstanding degree conferral requirements, then a Student Financial Services or Registrar Hold will appear and a transcript cannot be processed until the Hold has been cleared.Can my transcript be faxed or emailed?NoI ordered an official transcript and it has not been received, what do I do?CBS can guarantee Same Day and 2 to 3 Day processing time from the Office of the Registrar but we have no control over the US Mail service time. We have seen transcripts take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks to arrive at its destination. If after 2 weeks a transcript does not arrive, we will be happy to send a second transcript complimentary on your behalf.How can I get verification of my enrollment or degree?CBS uses the service of the National Student Clearinghouse to furnish verification of enrollment or degree verification. Currently enrolled students may obtain verification free of charge by accessing the Clearinghouse website. Third parties are assessed a charge of $2.50 per verification and may contact the Clearinghouse directly at: Website: www.studentclearinghouse.org Phone: 703-742-4200 Fax: 703-742-4239 Mail: National Student Clearinghouse 2300 Dulles Station Blvd. Suite 300 Herndon, VA 20171
  • Purpose of Bacheler of Science Degree in Christian Leadership (Accelerated Degree Completion)The purpose of the 123-hour program with split majors in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree is to provide Christian leaders with biblical and theological education in order to equip them for a life of vocational or lay service as a leader in the church, parachurch or business. Upon completion of the program, successful students will:Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.Understand a variety of rhetorical devices, arguments and genres.Understand the servant leader model for leadership and recognize the value of the Biblical model organizationally.Evaluate leadership decisions with ethical character, sound judgment and critical thinking skills.Understand the principles of communicating, motivating and aligning people and teams to accomplish organization objectives.Develop functional frameworks for effective leadership skills.Apply the servant leader model to a specific leadership situation.Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.Students take only one course at a time in the curriculum, attending one 4-hour class session with breakout sessions for small-group collaborative and independent work each week. The courses are accelerated five weeks in length. The program is 24-months of six consecutive semesters, requiring 9 credits each semester from the CBS core curriculum. Students are members of a continuing class - a cohort group, among whom an atmosphere of shared learning and personal, family, ministry and career interests develops. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with major in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership. 
  • Vice President Administration; Chief Operating OfficerB.S., Ball State University (Business Administration and Human Resources Management)M.A.B.S., Dallas Theological Seminary (Biblical Studies)Paul Keith serves as the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs as well as Dean of Students at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas.Prior to coming to CBS, Mr. Keith served for eighteen years in Human Resources Management in the Academic Healthcare industry and five years in administration and operations in a local church. Paul Keith has been with CBS since 2004 and has served as Director of Auxiliary Services and Director of Admissions and Student Services and Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Operations prior to his current role.Mr. Keith earned his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Ball State University (1981) and a Masters in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in May 2007.Paul Keith and his wife Andrea and daughters Marissa and Devon reside in Sugar Land, Texas and attend Grand Parkway Baptist Church where he serves as an Elder and Bible Community teacher. 
  • William "Bill" Blocker serves as President at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas.Dr. Blocker earned a Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Blocker came to CBS from Moody Bible Institute of Chicago where he managed the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Educational Technology Services, Moody Distance Learning and Library Services. He also led a number of strategic initiatives including marketing, global impact, technology, the school’s media ministry and many others.Prior to Moody, Dr. Blocker worked with TMI Consulting for 10 years as Chief Consultant on Technology. In the mid-1990s, while serving as an adjunct faculty member for Chicago Theological Seminary, he created, developed and taught the first technology and theology course transmitted synchronously outside the contiguous United States that met stringent Association of Theological Schools’ accrediting association standards. From 1987-92, Dr. Blocker was the Chief Information Officer for a law firm in Hartford, Connecticut.He and his wife Zelda regularly lead tours to Israel and in 2009 wrote an article focused on his journeys: Making the Most of Your Trip to Israel: A Spiritual Formation Guide. The Blockers have four grown daughters, Zaneta, Angela, Rebekah and Victoria and a son, Jeremiah.
  • Professor B.A., University of Houston M.Ed., Prairie View A&M University (Educational Administration) Ph.D., Prairie View A&M University (Educational Leadership) Bio Dr. Watkins is a graduate of the University of Houston -  Victoria (BA), and  Prairie View A & M University where she received her Masters degree in Educational Administration, her PhD in Educational Leadership, and a graduate concentration in English.  Debra and her husband Danny Watkins have been married for 31 years and have two grown sons, Derek and Dustin Watkins. As an educator, Dr. Watkins is passionate about the needs, goals, and opportunities for the adult learner at the college and university level.  Her goals and aspirations for her students are that they will learn to reach their full potential both academically and spiritually. When not teaching, Dr. Watkins enjoys spending time with her husband and children and traveling as the opportunity presents itself. Publications Watkins, D. & Kritsonis, W. (2008) “National Promise for Student Academic Achievement and Success: Connecting Learning Utilizing the Ways of Knowing Through the Realms of Meaning.” Focus on Colleges, Universities, and Schools – Volume 2 Number 1 2008 Watkins, D. & Kritsonis, W. (2007) “Atlas Shrugged by Ayan Rand: A comparative Epistemological, Philosophical Perspective Based on the Ways of Knowing Through the Realms of Meaning by William A. Kritsonis, PhD” DOCTORAL FORUM – National Journal for Publishing and mentoring Doctoral Student Research – ISBN -1559 Vol. 5, No. 1. 2008 Watkins, D. & Kritsonis, W. (2007) “Postmodern Approach to Affecting Change in Special Education” National forum of Teacher Education Journal Vol. 16, Number 1 & 2, 2007-2008 (pp. 20-35) Watkins, D. & Kritsonis, W. (2007) “National Focus: Enhancing Student Achievement and Teacher Efficacy Through Effective Grant Writing and Creative Instructional Programming” Lamar University Electronic Journal of Student Research Volume 6, Fall 2007
  • Chair, Ministry Skills Department; Senior ProfessorB.S. University of OklahomaTh.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (Historical Theology)D.Min., Dallas Theological Seminary (Pastoral Ministries)Ph.D., University of Wales (Biblical and Theological Studies)Post-doctoral research, Tyndale House, Cambridge (2008, 2013)BioDr. Steve Sullivan is Chairman of the Ministry Skills department and Professor at CBS where he teaches Bible, theology and ministry skill courses. He was a pastor for 20 years and taught as an adjunct faculty at CBS from 1992 until 1998 when he became a full-time professor.Steve has been published in Christian periodicals; is the author of an article in the Dictionary of Premillennial Theology, wrote articles for the “Theological Dictionary” section of the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute. He is also a co-author of a chapter, “The Call of the Church to Community Development,” in the Faith-Based Affordable Housing Development and Finance Resource Guide produced by Fannie Mae. Steve was awarded the Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He is a member of the Pre-Trib Study Group, Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, Tyndale House in Cambridge and Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics.Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (1973) from the University of Oklahoma. He is a registered pharmacist in Texas and is licensed in Oklahoma as a Doctor of Pharmacy. He also earned a Master of Theology (1979) and Doctor of Ministry degrees (2000) from Dallas Theological Seminary. He received his Ph.D. degree in Theological and Biblical Studies at the University of Wales Trinity St. David.Steve preaches and teaches at churches, conferences, banquets and Bible studies and is involved with one-on-one discipleship with students and other men. He serves as an ethical consultant to a medical institution review board and is a member of the board of Dr. Jobe Martin’s Biblical Discipleship Ministry. Steve and his wife, Vicki, were married in 1975. They have two grown sons, Samuel and his wife Stephanie who lives in New Mexico and Andrew and his wife Debby and daughter who live in California.PublicationsSullivan, Steve P. (May 2003), Is It Right To Fight,@ The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)Sullivan, Steve P. (February 2002), How Should We Understand Man? Part 3 (Romans 2:6-11)@ The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)Sullivan, Steve P. (August 2002), How Should We Understand Man? Part 3 (Paul=s Anthropology from Romans 1-3, Part 4) Romans 2:11-13@ The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)Sullivan, Steve P. (January 2001), The Nature of the Atonement: How Should One View the Cross? Part 4@ The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)Sullivan, Steve P. (April 2001), How Should We Understand Man? Part 1@ The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)Sullivan, Steve P. (May 2001), How Should We Understand Man? Part 2@ The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)Sullivan, Steve P. (September 2001), How Should We Understand Man? Part 3@ The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)Anderson, Robert & Steve P. Sullivan (2001), Introduction: A Call of Faith-Based Organizations to Community Development,@ Faith-Based Affordable Housing Development and Finance Resource Guide, pp. 1-4.Sullivan, Steve P. (June 2000), The Nature of the Atonement: How Should One View the Cross? Part 1@ The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)Sullivan, Steve P. (August 2000), The Nature of the Atonement: How Should One View the Cross? Part 2@ The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)Sullivan, Steve P. (October 2000), The Nature of the Atonement: How Should One View the Cross? Part 3@ The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)Sullivan, Steve P. (November 1999), Substitution,@ The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org) Sullivan, Steve P. (1996), APsalm 22,@ Dictionary of Premillennial Theology, ed. Mal Couch, pp. 324-25.Sullivan, Steve P. (1996), Psalm 89,@ Dictionary of Premillennial Theology, ed. Mal Couch, pp. 325-26.
  • Professor of HistoryPh.D., University of Houston (History), May 2009M.A., Sam Houston State University (History), May 2001B.A., Sam Houston State University (History), December 1999  BioDr. Phillip Luke Sinitiere is Professor of History at CBS. A long-time Houston resident who grew up in Humble, Dr. Sinitiere holds degrees from Sam Houston State University (B.A., M.A., History) and the University of Houston (Ph.D., History). Dr. Sinitiere’s research interests include American religious history, world history, African American religion, and religion in world history. His books, articles, and essays have covered topics on American evangelicalism, Christianity in world history, and race in American religion. At both the high school and college levels, Dr. Sinitiere has taught classes in American history, world history, European history, religion in the modern civil rights movement, religion in America, history of Islam, historical memory, global Christianity, world religions, modern America, and speech communications. In recognition of his teaching and service at Second Baptist School, Dr. Sinitiere was a State Finalist for the Preserve America/Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year Award (2008) and won the Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction Award (2008). At Sam Houston State University, he received a NAACP Faculty Freedom Fighter Award (2009). At CBS, his efforts towards the college’s strategic planning process garnered a Cross-Functional Team Research Award (2013).During 2010-2011, Dr. Sinitiere participated in the prestigious Seminars @ Calvin program at Calvin College. In 2010, “The Power of Race in American Religion,” led by Michael Emerson (Rice University), examined the dynamics of race and inequality in American religious history. In 2011, “Congregations and Social Change,” led by Gerardo Marti (Davidson College), considered how congregations impact American religious culture. In 2013, Dr. Sinitiere served as the Scholar in Residence at the African American Library at the Gregory School, located in Houston’s Fourth Ward. Co-sponsored by the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University, Dr. Sinitiere’s research fellowship focused on W. E. B Du Bois and the Civil Rights Movement in Texas. In 2015, he participated in the Summer Workshop on African American Texas History (SWATH), sponsored by Texas Southern University.Outside of the classroom, Dr. Sinitiere organized a public forum on behalf of Sudanese refugees, which included a teacher training workshop on African history (2006). He delivered the keynote address at the SHSU-NAACP annual banquet (2010). He lectured on W. E. B. Du Bois at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2009) and at Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church’s Black History Month services (2009, 2010). He also participated in SHSU’s Hispanic Outreach Initiative as a discussion leader for the Encuentro Film Series (2010). At CBS, Dr. Sinitiere co-led the Faculty Book Club (2012). At CBS, Dr. Sinitiere teaches courses on Western Civilization, the history of Christianity, Humanities, and African American religious history.For Dr. Sinitiere’s personal webpage, click here. Contact Dr. Sinitiere by email: phil.sinitiere@cbshouston.eduPublicationsBooks• Holy Mavericks: Evangelical Innovators and America’s Spiritual Marketplace (NYU Press, 2009), co-authored with Shayne Lee.•Protest and Propaganda: W. E. B. Du Bois, The Crisis, and American History (University of Missouri Press, 2013), co-edited with Amy Helene Kirschke.•Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion After Divided by Faith (Oxford University Press, 2013), co-edited with J. Russell Hawkins.•Salvation with a Smile: Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, and American Christianity (NYU Press, 2015).•James Baldwin: God's Black Revolutionary Mouth, Library of African-American Biography (Rowman & Littlefield, under contract; 2017 publication date expected)Articles and Essays• “Catholic Evangelicals and Ancient Christianity,” in Vatican II Forty Years Later: Envisioning the Church of the Future, ed. William Madges (Orbis, 2006), 340-367.•“Of Borders and Boundaries: World History, World Christianity, and the Pedagogy of Religion,” World History Bulletin 23/1 (Spring 2007): 7-14.•“From the Oasis of Love to Your Best Life Now: A Brief History of Lakewood Church,” Houston History 8/3 (Summer 2011): 2-9.•“Of Faith and Fiction: Teaching W. E. B. Du Bois and Religion,” The History Teacher 45/3 (May 2012): 421-436.•“Preaching the Good News Glad: Joel Osteen’s Tel-e-vangelism,” in Global and Local Televangelism, eds. Pradip Ninian Thomas and Philip Lee (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), 87-107.•“A Legacy of Scholarship and Struggle’: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Political Affairs of His Twilight Years,” Political Affairs (Summer 2013).•“Will the Evangelical Church Remove the Color Line?: Historical Reflection on Divided by Faith,” Christian Scholar’s Review XLIII/1 (Fall 2013): 41-63.•“Introduction” (co-authored with J. Russell Hawkins), in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion After Divided by Faith, eds. J. Russell Hawkins and Phillip Luke Sinitiere (Oxford University Press, 2013), 1-11.•“W. E. B. Du Bois as Print Propagandist” (co-authored with Amy Helene Kirschke), in Protest and Propaganda: W. E. B. Du Bois, The Crisis, and American History, eds. Amy Helene Kirschke and Phillip Luke Sinitiere (University of Missouri Press, 2014), 28-48.•“W. E. B. Du Bois’s Prophetic Propaganda: Religion and The Crisis, 1910-1934,” in Protest and Propaganda: W. E. B. Du Bois, The Crisis, and American History, eds. Amy Helene Kirschke and Phillip Luke Sinitiere (University of Missouri Press, 2014), 190-207.•“Epilogue” (co-authored with Amy Helene Kirschke), in Protest and Propaganda: W. E. B. Du Bois, The Crisis, and American History, eds. Amy Helene Kirschke and Phillip Luke Sinitiere (University of Missouri Press, 2014), 241-254.•“Leadership for Democracy and Peace: W. E. B. Du Bois’s Legacy as a Pan-African Intellectual,” in Leadership in Colonial Africa: Disruption of Traditional Frameworks and Patterns, ed. Baba J. Jallow (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 202-239. 
  • ProfessorB.A., Stephen F. Austin State UniversityM.A., University of Texas-Dallas (History of Ideas Humanities)Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (Systematic Theology/Bible Exposition)Ph.D., Texas A&M University (Philosophy)BioPaul primarily teaches Christian Apologetics, Ethics, Spiritual Life, Systematic Theology, and Worldview Thinking. Paul’s philosophical and theological areas of interest include Aesthetics, Bible Exposition, European Holocaust, Hermeneutics, Historical Theology, and Philosophy of Religion. Paul’s dissertation is titled, “Bridging the Culture Gap: How John Dewey’s Aesthetics May Benefit the Local Church (Texas A&M University, 2010).Paul is married to Jill and they have four children: Schaeffer Wesley, Spencer Paul, Seth Michael and Julianna Grace.In addition to Paul’s responsibilities at CBS, Paul is also chairman of a study group, “Theological Aesthetics,” with the Evangelical Theological Society.  Paul also has taught adjunct at various institutions including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Houston campus and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  He is also involved in leading biblical tours to Israel.Paul has lectured in Ghana, Indonesia, Liberia and Scotland, and has taught at other institutions including Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University, Houston Baptist University and Darrington Unit Correctional Facility.His hobbies include gardening, scuba diving and weightlifting.  He is also a collector of works and materials related to ancient biblical antiquities, 17th century French Jansenism and World War II.Paul’s personal website is www.prshockley.org.Publications“The Aesthetic Value of Nature in Everyday Living” (ETS November 2012)“We Become What We Behold: The Search for Significance and Value in an Image-Driven Society” (Cultural Apologetics Conference, Sugar Land Texas, August 2012)“What Do the Arts Have to Do with Theology?” (ETS November 2011)“The Pursuit of Pleasure: An Inquiry Into the Purposes, Perils and Problems of Pleasure”, Reasonable Faith Forum in Spring, Texas (August 2011)“Teaching Them to Obey With Style: How Graded Absolutism Can Be Virtuous” (November 2008: ETS)“A Divided Community: The Postmodern Impact on Conservative Evangelicalism at the International Institute for Christian Studies”, Kansas City, Missouri (July 2007)“The Artistic Development of the Theanthropic Nature of Jesus Christ in Renaissance Italy: Cimabue-Dolci” (ETS 2003). ProjectsPaul is working on a number of writing projects including, How to Recover from Anemic Worship; co-author of forthcoming book, Heresies and Heretics of the Early Church (Hendrickson), Remembrance and Reconciliation: Jews, Christians, and the Tragedy of the European Holocaust, co-editor with Timothy Demy, and a primer on theological prolegomena. Paul has an article published,  “Postmodernism as a Basis for Society?” in God of the Bible and Other Gods by Robert P. Lightner (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1998), 197-208.AwardsWhile at Dallas Theological Seminary, Paul was awarded the John F. Walvoord award in Eschatology, Fred C. Lincoln Award in Bible Exposition, and the Robert and Rosemary Cromwell Award for Israel-Jordan Study Tour. While at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Paul was among 60 students who received the Who’s Who Among Students in American University & Colleges (2009). 
  • Assistant ProfessorDoctorate in Leadership, Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA. Expected graduation: 2016.M.A.C.E., Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX, May 2004.B.S., Colorado Christian University, May 1995.Bible Certificate, College of Biblical Studies, Houston, TX, May 1994.
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs; Academic Dean; ProfessorB.A., University of HoustonM.A.B.S., Dallas Theological Seminary (Biblical Studies)Th.M. Baptist Bible Seminary (Systematic Theology)Ph.D., Baptist Bible Seminary (Biblical Studies)BioDr. Joseph Parle, the husband of Suzan Parle, serves as Academic Dean and Professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas.He received a BA in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Houston (U of H) in May of 1996. In August of 2002, Dr. Joseph Parle completed a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) at Dallas Theological Seminary. In the spring of 2009, Dr. Parle completed his work for a Ph.D. in Bible Exposition at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clark Summit, Pennsylvania and as part of the program he has earned a Masters in Theology (Th.M.) in Systematic Theology.Prior to working at CBS, Joseph worked in the United States Congress, the Texas Senate and JP Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank. In addition to his administrative and teaching responsibilities, he currently has a daily program on KETH Channel 14 entitled “We Speak Inglés y Español” which teaches English as a Second Language from a biblical, historical and cultural perspective.Publications"On Implicitly Conditional Prophecy: What are You Trying to Imply by That?" The Journal of Ministry and Theology, (Fall 2010) 105-128."If Our Salvation is Secure, Why Should We Live Holy Lives?"  Testamentum Imperium, (2005), 1 - 11."The Bachelor is a Sad Example of the Definition of Love." The Houston Chronicle. 14 March 2009. F4."To All the Mothers I’ve Loved Before." The Houston Chronicle. 8 May 2009. F3. 
  • Chair, General Education Department; Associate ProfessorB.A., Albion CollegeM.A., University of Texas at Austin (Latin American Studies)M.P.Aff., University of Texas at Austin (Public Affairs)Ph.D., Rice University (Political Science)BioMarvin McNeese Jr. has been teaching at CBS since the fall of 2004.  Following an interest in politics that God awakened in his youth, Marvin’s professional experience regularly had him serving in financial administration while serving the Lord.  His training in political science and economics began at Albion College in Michigan, and continued at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Teresa Lorenzo Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned two Masters Degrees.  Dr. McNeese earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Rice University.Marvin married his college sweetheart (much later) and they have three children.  Most of his career has been spent in higher education, though He has helped several churches to develop and raise funds for their social service and charitable activities.  Marvin highly values international missions, having served as a missionary to Panama, and has participated in other short mission trips to Brazil, Honduras and the Philippines. Committed to serving through the local body, he is a deacon and Bible study teacher at Houston’s First Baptist Church.Marvin is Chair for the General Education Department and serves as a grant writer in the Development Department.  He has a passion for helping believers take up God’s challenge to meet social needs in Jesus’ name and to participate in government based on His principles.  His coursework clearly explains, according to the scriptures, the relevance and rightful place of government in our lives and a Christians’ responsibility in light of this.PublicationsToward the '60s: Building an Institution for the Movimento Negro Brazil. University of Texas at Austin, 1999. (Master’s Thesis) DevelopmentBuilding a Workforce Development System for Texas: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Reform. Christopher T. King and Robert E. McPherson, University of Texas at Austin, 1997.  “Blessed are the Feet of Them.” Marvin R. McNeese, Jr., The Gospel Message, Kansas City, MO: Gospel Missionary Union, v109, Issue 4, 2001. 
  • Director of Library Services; Adjunct ProfessorA.B.S., College of Biblical StudiesB.S., LeTourneau UniversityM.L.S., Sam Houston State UniversityM.A.C.E., Dallas Theological SeminaryBioArtis Lovelady, III is the Director of Library Services and Adjunct Professor at CBS(17 years – 2012) and is also the founder & Pastor of the Word of Grace Missionary Baptist Church (30 years - 2013), located in southwest Houston. He has been married to Carol Lovelady for 35 years and has 4 children: Crystal, Artis IV, Dorothy, Christopher “David” and 2 grandkids. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended school at Houston Bible Institute (Bible Certificate), College of Biblical Studies (Associates of Biblical Studies), LeTourneau University (Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management), Sam Houston State University (Masters of Library Science), Dallas Theological Seminary (Masters of Christian Education), Houston Community College (Real Estate License), University of Houston, Texas Southern University (2 ½ years in Drafting and Technology) and attended high school at Jack Yates Senior High School in Houston, Texas.He has been the guest speaker and teacher at numerous and various churches and organizations including church marriage retreats, men’s retreats, men’s and couples Vacation Bible School classes, teen Vacation Bible School classes, Bible study research workshops for churches, foreign missions workshops, U.B.A. workshops, Teach Conference workshops, H.A.C.E. (Houston Area Christian Educators) workshops, and was Minister of the Week in the Houston Defender.Before entering the ministry he was the first African-American to become a Senior Electro-Mechanical Design Draftsman for Schlumberger Well Services in 1982 where he worked for 8 ½ years. In 1983 he organized and is now pastor of the Word of Grace Missionary Baptist Church. He has taught “Biblical Research” at CBS and currently he co-teaches “Advance Research and Writing”. He set up the Library at CBS when the school moved to their own property at 6000 Dale Carnegie in 1995, then called the Houston Bible Institute. His hobbies are woodworking, remodeling and construction. 
  • Chair, Bible and Theology Departments; ProfessorB.S., Lancaster Bible CollegeTh.M. (Bible Exposition);Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary (Bible Exposition)BioI was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to a strong Christian family. My father was the General Manager of a large Christian radio station (WWIB). I was led to Christ by my mother when I was five years old and baptized when I was nine. In 1978, my father was asked to start a Christian radio station in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We moved to Lancaster and that is where I spent my formative years. I went to Lancaster Christian School, graduating in 1986. I then went to Lancaster Bible College, graduating in 1990. Shortly after graduation, I started a college-age Bible study group in my home church. The thing just took off and many encouraged me in my teaching ability. However, it soon became apparent that if I was going to teach the Bible then I needed further education. I decided to go to Dallas Theological Seminary. Into my Bible study class one day walked a ravishing redhead named Kimberley and we soon fell in love. We were married on July 23, 1994 and immediately moved to Dallas.Initially, I went to DTS to get the Th.M. degree. However, during my senior year several professors encouraged me to go into the doctoral program. I entered the program after graduating with my Th.M. in 1996. I worked my way through the program by teaching at Dallas Christian College and by serving as a Teaching Assistant for the Bible Exposition department at DTS. In 1999, the department gave me the opportunity to teach a course on my own and I have been a steady adjunct for them ever since (I usually teach one or two classes a semester for DTS at the various extensions and at the main campus).In 2000, CBS asked me to move to Houston and help start their Bachelor’s degree program. I have been a full-time professor at CBS ever since. I am now the Department Chair for both Bible and Theology. After finishing my dissertation in 2001 I decided to write some commentaries. I started the Loken Exposition Commentary series and have published three volumes to date. I am also writing a series of introductions on the various segments of the Bible (i.e., Pentateuch, History, Poetry, Prophecy, etc.). My only real goals in life are to teach God’s Word on the College and Seminary level and write books that will help students learn the Bible. I am living my dream. My wife and I currently live in Tomball, Texas. We do not have any children but we have more than enough pets to make up for it!PublicationsMajor Contributor: Faithlife Study Bible, Logos Bible Software, Bellingham, WA, 2013. Wrote the study notes for Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, and each of the Old Testament Minor Prophets.Contributor:  Lexham Bible Dictionary, Logos Bible Software, Bellingham, WA, 2012.  Wrote the article “Nehemiah; Nehemiah, Book of.”Major Contributor: Lexham English Septuagint, Logos Bible Software, Bellingham, WA,  2012. Translated the books of 1-2 Chronicles, Esdras A, Esdras B, Esther, Psalms, Job, Daniel, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon, and Book of the Twelve.Contributor: Lexham English Bible, Logos Bible Software, Bellingham, WA, 2012. Translated Jeremiah.Ezra & Nehemiah, Evangelical Exegetical Commentary, Logos Bible Software, Bellingham, WA, 2011.The Old Testament Prophetic Books: An Introduction, Xulon Press, Fairfax, VA, 2010.The Old Testament Historical Books: An Introduction, Xulon Press, Fairfax, VA, 2008.Ezra, Loken Expositional Commentary Series, Xulon Press, Fairfax, VA, 2007.Nehemiah, Loken Expositional Commentary Series, Xulon Press, Fairfax, VA, 2007.Esther, Loken Expositional Commentary Series, Xulon Press, Fairfax, VA, 2007.Review of The Problem of Life with God: Living with a Perfect God in an Imperfect World, by Tommy Nelson, The Conservative Theological Journal 8.Review of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, by Leslie C. Allen and Timothy S. Laniak, Bibliotheca Sacra 162 (October-December 2005): 498.Review of Mark 8:27-16:20, by Craig A. Evans, The Conservative Theological Journal 9 (August 2005): 276.Review of Revelation 6-16, by David E. Aune, The Conservative Theological Journal  8 (August 2004): 275-7.Review of The Bible Exposition Commentary: History and The Bible Exposition Commentary: Prophets, by Warren W. Wiersbe, Bibliotheca Sacra 161 (July-September 2004): 372-4. 
  • Associate Professor B.A., East Texas State University M.A.R.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Guy Jackson is an Associate Professor of Ministry Skills at CBS, where he teaches courses in Bible Study Methods and Principles of Teaching.  He has more than 22 years of experience in pastoral ministry in the local church and holds an M.A.R.E. (Master of Arts in Religious Education) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a D.P. Min. (Doctor of Practical Ministry) from Trinity Theological Seminary.  Guy and his wife Jackie are the parents of four children. Guy has served in churches of all sizes and in many church positions ranging from pastor to youth minister to education minister.  His passion has always been to use his teaching and leadership skills to disciple others  “for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry.” Presentations Principles for Effective Bible Teaching How to Teach God’s Word in a Way That Changes Lives The Divine Teaching Pattern How to “Microwave” Your Lesson Preparation Time The “Secret Recipe” for Building Life-Changing Lessons Creative, Effective Teaching Methods The Secret Technique That Will Transform Your Teaching Overnight Bible Study Methods for the Bible Student How to Teach Like a Master The Get To The Point! Method of Lesson and Sermon Preparation Small Group Leader Training Contact Information Guy K. JacksonAssociate Professor of Ministry SkillsCollege of Biblical Studies7000 Regency Square Blvd., Suite 210Houston, Texas  77036-3211  
  • Assistant Professor B.S., College of Biblical Studies Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary Bio Alex was born in El Salvador, Central America. He is the youngest of six siblings and has lived in the US since the age of eight. In the spring of his senior year of High School, he placed his faith in Jesus Christ as his sole and sufficient savior. Upon completing high school, Alex joined the US Military and served in the Army four years. He was deployed to South Korea and Bosnia while in the Army. It was during his time in Bosnia, Herzegovina that he sensed God leading him into full-time ministry. His formal education began after his four-year commitment in the US Army in 1999 at the University of Houston-Downtown. Shortly thereafter, Alex was introduced to the College of Biblical Studies where he would complete a Bachelor of Science in Christian Leadership (2003). He also served in a Hispanic Ministry as the Youth Pastor. His responsibilities included teaching weekly and mid-week Bible Studies, counseling and discipling youth along with planning youth events. After completing his studies at CBS, Alex and his wife Marisol moved to Dallas to pursue a Master of Theology (Th.M) at Dallas Theological Seminary. During seminary, Alex served as Youth Pastor at Arlington Hispanic Bible Church, Iglesia Bíblica El Buen Pastor, and as a Hispanic Ministry Intern at Stonebriar Community Church. His responsibilities included teaching weekly and mid- week Bible studies, counseling and discipling youth and leading small groups, and on occasion pulpit ministry. He and his wife were also the interpreters for a missionary team from Sugarland, TX going to Honduras, Central America. While completing his studies at Dallas Seminary, Alex was contacted by CBS and was offered a job as full-time faculty. This led Alex and Marisol back home to Houston in the spring of 2007. Back in Houston, Alex continued his ministry to youth and young adults at Crossover Bible Fellowship (2007-2009). Alex completed a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in December 2007 and a Master of Theology in May 2010. Alex has been married to Marisol since December 2001 and they have one daughter, Alexia Marie and one son, Caleb Alexander.  
  • Professor B.S., College of Biblical Studies (Biblical Studies) M.Ed., American Intercontinental University (Instructional Technology) M.Ed., Our Lady of the Lake University (Curriculum and Instruction/Master Technology Teacher) Organizational Leadership Studies, Baptist Bible Seminary Ed.D., Walden University (Teacher Leadership) Bio As a nine-year-old, Harold Fisher sat under the Sunday school teaching of his grandfather, where he came to saving faith in Christ. Harold’s mother taught for the Houston Independent School District, one of many family members involved in education. Ironically, Harold resisted the insistence of his mother that he attend college. However, her persistence paid off and Harold realized the precious value of education – so much so that he too became a teacher.­ Harold’s educational career afforded him several cherished milestones, not the least of which was being named the Spring Independent School District 2008-09 Teacher of the Year. Teaching computer skills to young people also provided an avenue for his Christian worldview. Having grown up in the church, Harold developed a genuine desire to serve the Lord and recognized that the Lord calls every believer to ministry, not just the pastors and elders. As a member of the first graduating bachelors class at the College of Biblical Studies (Biblical Studies, 2001), Harold felt ecstatic when Dr. Joe Parle, Academic Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs, invited Harold to become a CBS faculty member. Harold remarked, “I am so blessed to have the opportunity to teach at CBS where I had been so impacted as a student. I truly believe that the degree I received from CBS prepared me to have the God-honoring discipline to make it through my (two) Masters Degrees.” As he now works toward his Ed.D., Harold enjoys bringing his zeal for teaching, for ministry and for computer technology together at the School where it all started for him. “My favorite students are the ones that need the most help. So many people still fear technology because they misunderstand it. A few students come in and have never touched a computer before, or they have a fear of even touching the mouse because they're scared they will mess something up – that can be a big challenge! So first I show them, and then we do it together, and then I give them a small project to do. But my greatest joy is when I see those students who've really been struggling finally ‘get it’. You see it on their face! After that, it won't be long before they're excited about how they can use it to benefit their ministry, their church and even their family." In the midst of all of this, Harold's greatest joy is looking back and seeing how God has sovereignly orchestrated the details of his life. The young man who didn't want to go to college honors his mother by obeying the call of the Father! Publications A Technology Workbook for Christian Learners. (August 2012). Charlston, SC: CreateSpace Publications. Virtual Schooling Through the Eyes of Teachers. (May 2012). Charlston, SC: CreateSpace Publications. Attitudes and Perspectives About Teaching of Teachers who Provide Online Instruction at the Secondary Level. (January 2012). ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database – Walden University. Conference Presentations Houston Area Christian Education Conference – 2011 & 2012 Creative Teaching Methods: Exploring 20 Ways to Engage Learners Greater St. Matthew Christian Education Conference – April 2010 Adult Teaching Levels of Learning Integrating Technology in Teaching
  • ProfessorB.S., Seminario Teológica Bautista L. T. Seminario Teológico Bautista Mexicano M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) Publications Modelo Para El Discipulado Cristiano Mateo 5-7Publications“Sunday School Lessons from Job, Ecclesiastes and Proverbs”,  Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1998.“Sunday School Lessons from the Gospel of Matthew”, SBC, 1995.“El Impacto Del Vaticano II EN América Latina”, pp.43-54, Dialogo Teológico, 1983.“Mateo 5-7: Modelo Para El Discipulado Cristiano”, SBC, 1993.New Testament Editor, Comentario Bíblico Mundo Hispano, 1985-1999.In progress: “El Evangelio de Lucas”, Comentario Bíblico Mundo Hispano, Baptist Publishing House, El Paso. 
  • ProfessorB.B.A., University of HoustonM.A.C.E., Dallas Theological SeminaryM.A.B.C., The Master’s CollegeD.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Biblical Counseling)BioNicolas A. Ellen is the Senior Pastor of Community of Faith Bible Church and an instructor at CBS. He has served in full-time ministry as a Christian Education Director, Associate Pastor, Assistant Pastor and Senior Pastor for the past 18 years in the Houston, Texas area.Pastor Ellen has also developed a biblical counseling training center called Expository Counseling Center LLC. He received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, his M.A. in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas , his M.A. in Biblical Counseling from The Masters College, Santa Clarita, California and a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Pastor Ellen is a certified Biblical Counselor with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors and a senior member of the Biblical Counseling Framework Association. He and his wife Venessa have two children, Venezia and Lindsey.  PublicationsBasic Training: Biblical Framework Counseling (Houston, TX: Expository Counseling Center, 2008) Biblical Counseling Practicum (Houston, TX: Expository Counseling Center, 2009) Coming to Know and Walk With God (Houston, TX: Expository Counseling Center, 2007) Common Issues We Face in Life (Houston, TX: Expository Counseling Center, 2009) Dynamics of Biblical Counseling (Houston, TX: Expository Counseling Center, 2009Every Christian a Counselor (Houston, TX: Expository Counseling Center, 2010)Happy Even After (Houston, TX: Expository Counseling Center, 2007) Pursuing Godliness Through Disciplines of the Christian Faith (Houston, TX: Dare 2 Dream Books, 2009So You want to Get Married (Houston, TX: Expository Counseling Center, 2008) Theological Building Blocks for Biblical Counseling (Houston, TX: Expository Counseling Center, 2011) Understanding and Developing a Biblical View of Life (Houston, TX: Expository Counseling Center, 2008) With All Your Heart? (Houston, TX: Expository Counseling Center, 2008)  
  • ProfessorB.A., Claremont McKenna CollegeTh.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (Bible Exposition)M.Th., University of Wales (Biblical and Theological Studies)Ph.D., University of Wales (Biblical and Theological Studies)Ph.D. Studies, Liberty University (Professional Counseling)BioRichard M. Cozart was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in southern California. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California with a Bachelors degree. He attended Talbot Seminary then transferred to Dallas Seminary where he graduated with a Masters of Theology degree in Bible Exposition. Professor Cozart also received a Masters degree in Theology from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. He completed his Ph.D. in Biblical and Theological Studies at the University of Wales and is now in the Ph.D. program in Counseling at Liberty University. His focus of study is the use of the Old Testament in the book of Ephesians, and Scriptural culpability and avolitional aspects of the brain. He is a Ph.D. Supervisor with Wales Evangelical School of Theology in the United Kingdom. Professor Cozart and his wife Janet have four children. He has been at CBS since 2005 and primarily teaches Biblical Counseling. Dr. Cozart's book, This Present Triumph, was published by Wipf & Stock in 2013.PublicationsRichard Cozart, This Present Triumph: An Investigation into the Significance of the Promise of a New Exodus of Israel in the Letter to the Ephesians (Wipf and Stock, 2013). "The Nature of the Atonement: How Should One View the Cross? Part 2" The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)"The Nature of the Atonement: How Should One View the Cross? Part 3" The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)"Substitution" The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.johnankerberg.org)"Psalm 22" Dictionary of Premillennial Theology, ed. Mal Couch, pp. 324-25."Psalm 89" Dictionary of Premillennial Theology, ed. Mal Couch pp. 325-26. 
  • Ernest L. Mays Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Biblical TeachingA.A., Blinn CollegeB.A., Texas A&M UniversityTh.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (Educational Leadership)BioFrance Brown stands as an inspiration to all who long to realize their God-given potential. His is the story of an “Ugly Duckling.” As an at-risk youth growing up in Houston's Third Ward, he was told by many that life for him promised little more than prison and an early grave. But God had other plans.Today, France serves as the Ernest L. Mays Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Biblical Teaching at CBS. He travels nationally and internationally to teach, preach and speak. With God's help, France has impacted the lives and ministries of thousands of pastors and Christian leaders throughout the United States, West Africa and Brazil.His dynamic teaching ministry as experienced in person and on television (KETH-Houston Up With The Son ), gives life-changing insights into the power of God's Word and transcends culture, race and denomination. France has worked in the political arena, served as a congressional assistant in our nation's capital, taught at Dallas Theological Seminary and served as a leadership consultant for churches and national community organizations. As Evangelism Minister at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, with Sr. Pastor Dr. Tony Evans, France developed and led the Urban Schools Alternative (USA), a national evangelism and discipleship ministry that offers outreach interaction to public school systems. To date, this ministry has touched the lives of more than 15,000 students, parents, faculty and staff.France is a graduate of Blinn College and Texas A&M University with degrees in Business and Speech Communication. He visited as a cultural exchange student at Georg-August University in Gottingen, Germany. He earned a Master of Theology in Church Educational Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary where he was recognized as one of the nation's most noteworthy students of higher learning. He has received numerous honors and awards for his professional achievement, exceptional leadership and exemplary service to the community.France is a native Houstonian who trusted Christ for salvation at the age of 6 years old.PublicationsTransformational Teaching: A guide to developing and delivering life changing Bible lessons. Pearland, Texas: Dare 2 Dream Books, 2011. Passport to Life: Explore God’s Word, Experience God’s Blessings.  Pearland, Texas: Dare 2 Dream Books, 2010. “Pray for Boldness.” (pp. 50-55) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Book of Acts: Time to Act on Acts 1:8. BaptistWay Press. “Minister to Human Need.” (pp. 62-66) BaptistWay Adult Bible  Teaching Guide: The Book of Acts: Time to Act on Acts 1:8. BaptistWay Press. “Challenge Accepted Views for Jesus’ Sake.” (pp. 73-78) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Book of Acts: Time to Act on Acts 1:8. BaptistWay Press. “The Birth of Jesus the Messiah.” (pp. 17-22) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Gospel of Matthew: A primer for discipleship. BaptistWay Press. “God’s Beloved Son Baptized by John.” (pp. 28-33) BaptistWay  Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Gospel of Matthew: A primer for discipleship. BaptistWay Press. “Called to Follow Jesus.” (pp. 39-44) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Gospel of Matthew: A primer for discipleship. BaptistWay Press. “Judging Jesus.” (pp. 73-79) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Gospel of John.  BaptistWay Press.“Dying to Bring Life.” (pp. 87-93) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Gospel of John.  BaptistWay Press. “One Life to Live” (pp. 53-65). In J. Gregory (Ed.), Oxford Sermons, vol. 2. Hupomone. “Blacks Must Get Back to Basics.” The Houston Post, February 21. 
  • Professor B.A., Howard Payne University M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Ph.D., Regent University (Organizational Leadership) Certified Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional Bio Mike Ayers has been in full-time ministry since 1984. He began pastoring at the age of 22 and also served in student ministry for many years. Mike's leadership experience includes pastoral staff positions in mega-churches such as First Baptist Church of Euless, Texas and First Baptist Church of Orlando, Florida, as well as leadership in smaller church ministries. He and his wife Tammy were married in 1989 and have three children: Ryan, Brandon and Kaley. He is currently pastor of The Brook Church Community located in Northwest Houston, a church planted by Mike and his wife Tammy in 1995. Mike holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Howard Payne University, a Masters of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. Mike has been a long time professor of Christian Leadership at the College. Mike shares a passion to equip leaders to be effective in their churches for ministry in the demands of today’s world. Possessing rich training and experience, he offers a variety of contemporary leadership insights for pastors, staff and Christian business leaders. Publications Toward a Theology of Leadership; Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership, Fall 2006 Integrity Earns Trust; Society for Corporate Ethics and Compliance, November/December 2010 The Relationship of Ego Identity Status to Effective Leader Behavior; Regent University, April 2006 Agapao in Servant Leadership; Regent University, May 2008
  • WelcomeWe welcome you to our school and look forward to assisting you with any career services need that you might have. Please click here to get in contact with our office and we will be more than happy to get back with you to further assist you with your inquiry. Our goal at CBS is to not only train you biblically, but also to assist you in your quest after you graduate. Please feel free to contact our office with any concerns you might have.Mission:Our mission in Career Services is to support you in your pursuit of God’s purpose for your life by providing you with job postings that can fit the skills that CBS has equipped you with. Employment for StudentsTo access instructions for logging into the SonisWeb Student Portal job board click here, and follow the directions as indicated.ResourcesResume Recommendations Sample Cover Letter Resume Example Template 1 Interview Questions Resume Example Template 2 Etiquette for Candidates Resume Example Template 3 Pastoral Compensation  Other Linkswww.careerbuilder.comwww.careerbliss.comwww.collegegrad.comwww.mappingyourfuture.orgwww.monster.comwww.bls.gov/ocowww.salary.comwww.saludos.comwww.learnhowtobecome.org/grads-get-hired-guideYouthPastor.Com Job Center Designed for churches and ministries to freely post their vacant youth ministry jobs; also has a notify feature to notify professional youth workers of new employment postings (free)Jobseekers USA Business people who volunteer their time to help others in career transition. There are no charges or fees for participants. (free)ChurchStaffing.com "America's Ministry Connection" (fee-based)ChristianNet "Jobs and Christian Employment Mall" (free)Intercristo "Well-established, international job-referral service for Christians." Attempts to match Christians with jobs in Christian non-profit organizations based upon their expertise, education, geographic preference and compensation concerns. (fee-based)Kingdom Careers National job search service designed to assist evangelical churches and ministries in finding qualified job candidates. (fee-based)MinistrySearch.com Classified ads, including job openings for pastors, Christian school teachers, chaplains and other ministry opportunities. (fee-based)Christians Unite Classifieds (free)The Pastoral Search Network "Devoted to helping Evangelical churches in their search for a pastor or ministerial staff" (fee-based)Church Staff Search Job listings for Pastors, Assoc. Pastors, Youth Ministers, Music Ministers and other church staff. Open to all denominations. (free)Christian Career Center "Professional career counselors" (fee-based)ChristianJobs.com (fee-based)
  • Thank you for investing in the Lord’s work through the College of Biblical Studies. Please choose your preferred method of making a gift from the list below and proceed according to instructions.CBS is a non-profit Texas corporation, exempt from federal income tax pursuant to Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.CheckSend a check or money order made out to “College of Biblical Studies” to the following address. Please do not send cash through the mail.College of Biblical Studies Attn: Business Office 7000 Regency Square Blvd. Houston, Texas 77036Credit Card CBS donors now have a fast, convenient and secure way to give. Make a gift using your credit card by completing the safe and secure online gift form. Remember, gifts made to the College of Biblical Studies are deductible for tax purposes. We will promptly forward you a receipt upon accepting your gift. // Securities CBS maintains a securities account that makes it easier for you to transfer stock or other securities as a gift to the College. Please contact the Advancement for wire transfer instructions. Remember, you can deduct the fair market value of publicly traded securities without paying capital gains tax on the sale of the gifted stock.Real Estate An appreciated gift of property results in the benefits of an income tax charitable deduction as well as other economic advantages for the donor. Because of the unique nature of this type of gift, CBS thoroughly reviews all real estate gifts before accepting them.Matching Gifts Through corporate matching, charitable contributions can be doubled or even tripled. The process is as simple as completing a standard matching gift form from your employer and mailing it with a gift to CBS.Planned Giving If you are interested in supporting CBS through a planned gift such as a bequest, a charitable gift annuity, charitable trust, life insurance or retirement plan assets, please call the Development Office at 713.785.5995. 
  • About CBS SpeakersAre you looking for a Christian speaker for your spiritual life retreat, for a Bible conference, to fill the pulpit at your church, or for some other Christian event?The College of Biblical Studies provides a rich source of Christian communicators from our outstanding faculty who are motivated, called, equipped and gifted to communicate God’s Word in a way that changes lives.A short biography of each speaker is provided below, including their contact information. Please contact the speaker directly to make arrangements, CBS does not facilitate this process.Available SpeakersMike Ayers, M.Div., Ph.D.France B. Brown, Jr., Th.M.Guy K. Jackson, M.A.R.E.Joseph D. Parle, Th.M., Ph.D.Paul R. Shockley, Th.M., M.A.
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  • ALUMNI ANNOUNCEMENTSUpdate the CBS Global Reach Map by updating your contact information and telling us your testimony below.Join the Alumni Association and reconnect! $25 annually or $50 lifetime.Class of 2015/2016 - Your complementary class photo is ready for pick-up at the CBS Bookstore or by appointment with Alumni Services.Alumni Prayer Time - Wednesdays at 1:00pm in the campus atrium.Watch for upcoming annual Alumni BBQ! - April 2017! (See CBS calendar by clicking Events for details.)Need a class to graduate? Contact - Admissions and reconnect with CBS.Search for Alumni & Faculty by logging into the CBS Directory.ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONIdentityThe College of Biblical Studies Alumni Association consists of graduates who are actively supporting the advancement of the College in order to influence students, alumni, and donors.  Alumni Opt-In Mission StatementThe purpose of the Alumni Association is to Encourage, Engage, Equip and Empower CBS graduates.In conjunction with Student Life, the Alumni Association strive to connect the alumni and student body by cultivating and encouraging meaningful relationships. The Alumni Association will serve to maintain these relationships and keep CBS alumni informed and engaged in the life of the College for further equipping.In partnership with the Office of Advancement, the Alumni Association strives to actively chronicle the lives of the alumni and communicate their stories through various forms of media and speaking engagements to show the impact of God's transformation on their lives and in their ministries.  We also provide opportunities for alumni to express their gratitude to their alma mater through service and gifts to the college. Vision StatementOur servant leadership aim is to love well by reflecting Christ-like integrity and selflessness; beginning with the College of Biblial Studies and extending to our community and beyond. WE WANT TO STAY CONNECTED WITH YOU!Though you may have left our classroom to take your training into the world, our desire is to continue serving you in any way we can.The first step is to help us reach you. You will be the first to know of services and special events designed just for you! We look forward to hearing from you and can't wait to share all of the exciting plans we have for you! Please complete the form below so we can stay in touch.Stop by Alumni Services - Suite 114, contact us by email at alumniservices@cbshouston.edu, or call 832-252-4649 to speak with the Alumni Services Director. Fill out my online form.  //     
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  • Welcome!Students, we welcome you to life at the College of Biblical Studies!  We are dedicated to our student’s success through the services and organizations that are offered. It is our desire that you find a place of comfort within CBS that will help you to further your relationships with God and one another. Mission Our mission in Student Life is to build the body of Christ through our programs and services that will help strengthen the relationships that are built within the CBS classroom walls.  Office of the Dean of StudentsNormal Office HoursMonday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Closed Wednesday 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. and Weekends (Friday - Sunday)Please contact the Office of the Dean of Students to schedule an appointmentPhone: (832) 252-0757Fax: (832) 252-0857Email: dos@cbshouston.eduStudent HandbookOur Student Handbook is available online. Please click here to view the Student Handbook. Student ServicesAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA)The College of Biblical Studies is committed to providing a fully integrated educational opportunity for all students. To provide services for students who self-identify as having a disability, the CBS adheres to guidelines established in section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: Americans with Disabilities Statutes of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended.Students who self-identify with at least 60 days prior notice as having a disability may access services by adhering to the following guidelines:Officially enroll at the CollegeComplete an application for disability servicesProvide official documentation of the disability (documentation must be an original document, prepared on official letterhead and signed by a licensed physician). Documentation must be dated within the last three years.Documentation needed before request can be processed and deemed complete includes:Completed Student with Disabilities Accommodation Request FormStudents must provide their reasonable recommendation for the accommodation. Please be as specific as possible.The form must be signedMedical documentation supporting the request being made with a description of diagnosis from licenses practitioner on official letterhead.Documentation can include recommendations of accommodation for student from the physician.Original document in official letterhead signed and dated within the last 3 years. After receipt of all documentation, a letter of notification regarding registration for disability services will be issued to the student. If academic adjustments are granted based on an approved disability, the student will receive a Letter of Request for Academic Adjustment and may present the letter to the faculty member. Upon receipt of the letter, the faculty member will comply with academic adjustments.Students who receive academic adjustments must update their registration for academic adjustments each semester. To register for disability services, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students.PlagiarismPlagiarism is taking another person’s ideas and presenting them as one’s own or re-submitting work from another course without the faculty member’s permission. If someone else’s thoughts are used, credit must be given to that individual within the text and/or by a citation.Students should feel responsible for assisting in the maintenance of Christian standards. Students should report acts of academic dishonesty to the professor and help foster a healthy spiritual atmosphere among the student body. Covering up such dishonorable practices is detrimental to the best spiritual atmosphere among the members of the CBS family.It is the responsibility of the student to be fully informed about the College’s Academic Integrity policy. Lack of knowledge regarding the Academic Integrity policy is not a sufficient basis for appealing disciplinary action.All initial incidents of academic dishonesty will result in a grade of “F” on the assignment in question, and may subject the student to course failure.  Consequently, the incident will be reported to the Academic Dean. Subsequent incidents will result in disciplinary action by the Dean of Students and possible expulsion from the College. In this circumstance, the student has the right to appeal.There are additional aids that will assist you in avoiding in future circumstances of possible plagiarism1. A Manual for Writers 8th edition by Kate Turabian gives extensive information on avoiding plagiarism (sections 4.2.3, 7.9, and 15.1).2. Writing Helps found in http://cbshouston.edu/writing-helps 3. Writing Helps found in http://cbshouston.edu/tutoring4. Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism found in https://www.studentlingo.com/cbsStudent ResponsibilityThe College expects all students to exercise personal responsibility over their actions; behaviors should reflect a respect for biblical principles and standards, for the law, and for their obligations to CBS. Further, students are expected to exhibit a consideration for the rights of others, and shared standards of moral and ethical behaviors.CBS Students are:1.     Responsible for accepting and adhering to the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the College.2.     Responsible for living and demonstrating good and acceptable principles as a Christian.3.     Responsible for understanding how his/her actions reflect upon the reputation of himself/herself and the College.4.     Responsible for reading all student guidelines, such as the handbook and college catalog, and adhering to the same.5.     Responsible for respecting the authority of the College.6.     Responsible for meeting all college obligations.7.     Responsible for demonstrating the highest degree of integrity at all times. Related to student disciplinary issues, CBS students have the: 1.     Right to be informed, in writing, of all charges.2.     Right to choose not to discuss charges.3.     Right to adequately defend himself/herself by use of witnesses, video tapes, or other means directly related to the case. 4.     Right to an open hearing, if one is required. 5.     Right to the consultation of an attorney, but an attorney may not attend or participate in the student hearing, unless the College is represented in the hearing by a college attorney.6.     Right to reasonable review, examination of a file containing charges and witness statements. 7.     Right to request an immediate hearing.8.     Right to appeal any decision rendered regarding student conduct charges. 9.     Right to provide restitution if appropriate and acceptable.10.  Right to seek forgiveness if appropriate.Student RightsThe College of Biblical Studies is committed to respecting all members of our community and providing a quality educational experience for all students. Students have the right to file a formal written complaint in reference to academic and institutional functions, personnel, or other members of the College community.  The objective of the Formal Student Complaint Policy and Procedure is to ensure that the concerns and complaints of students are addressed fairly and are resolved promptly.Written student complaints, addressed in the manner specified below, will be handled responsively and follow the procedures stated below. The concerns and complaints of students will be addressed fairly and will be resolved promptly.Complaints related to this policy are usually the result of behavior that the student feels is unjust, inequitable, or creates an unnecessary hardship.  Students may file complaints following this policy if they believe a problem is not governed by other CBS complaint or appeal procedures or if they have exhausted those procedures. Examples of these other procedures not governed by this policy include:Academic Appeals including:                Academic Suspension/Dismissal                Satisfactory Academic Progress                Grade AppealFinancial Aid Appeals including:                General Refund PolicyADA Accommodation RequestsDiscrimination ComplaintsSexual Harassment ComplaintsOfficial Student Complaint FormFormal Student Complaint Procedures are as follows:1. Whenever possible, students are encouraged to seek an informal resolution of the matter directly with the faculty or individual/s involved. Following Matthew 18:15-17, offenses against one another should be corrected by the individuals involved (e.g., the student with the complaint should first privately address the offending student, faculty or staff member to resolve the issue). Although the preference is for these matters to initially be dealt with privately, an individual may request a CBS administrator to be present at the initial discussion if the party is concerned about the response of the other individual.2. Often a complaint can be resolved in this way. However, if an informal approach is neither successful nor advisable, the student should use the following procedure. If there is no resolution to the institutional complaint per item #1, a student may complete a Formal Student Complaint Form; forms are available in the Office of the Dean of Students. When filing a complaint, it is important that all documentation and other evidence associated with the complaint (e.g., witness statements and support documentation) be included. More than one complaint can be filed regarding the same incident. The complaint form will be considered complete only when it is submitted by the complainant.3. The complaint will be forwarded to the Dean of Students for review, investigation, and resolution. The Dean of Students will notify the student in writing of the final decision within ten business days of the date of the initial complaint and include the notice of a right to appeal.4. The student has the right to appeal the decision of the Dean of Students to the Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services within ten business days of the date of the written notice of the Dean of Student’s decision.Academic ComplaintsThe procedures for addressing academic complaints including, but not limited to, faculty members and grades are as follows:1.     Following Matthew 18:15-17, offenses against one another should be corrected by the individuals involved (e.g., the student with the complaint should first privately address the offending student, faculty or staff member to resolve the issue). Although the preference is for these matters to initially be dealt with privately, an individual may request a CBS administrator to be present at the initial discussion if the party is concerned about the response of the other individual.2.     If there is no resolution to an academic complaint, the student should address the matter in writing to the Academic Dean within 120 days of the alleged incident. In some situations, both the Academic Dean and the Dean of Students will meet with the student.3.     If the complaint involves a disagreement between a student and a faculty member, the Faculty Committee may be consulted at the discretion of the Academic Dean. In the event that they are consulted, the Faculty Committee will be the final arbiter in disputes regarding assigned grades as well as any other complaint for which they are consulted. Since the Faculty Committee is the final arbiter, there is no appeal beyond their decision.CounselingStudents are offered opportunities to secure assistance concerning personal, spiritual and academic life. The Academic Dean and Dean of Students as well as faculty and staff are available to students. Additional assistance may be obtained through various external resources should there be a need for specialized intervention. For your convenience, the Dean of Students maintains a list of approved Christian Counselors. Career ServicesThe College of Biblical Studies is glad to assist our students is preparing for and finding careers. Please click here for more information regarding our student services. VolunteerThe College of Biblical Studies provides opportunities for students to volunteer through student council or other events. Click here for an opportunity to volunteerSexual ViolenceThe College of Biblical Studies is committed to maintaining a safe learning and work environment for all students, faculty and staff. Any form of exploitation, intimidation and harassment, including sexual harassment will not be tolerated, and is prohibited by law and our institution’s policy. We believe that education is the most effective way to reinforce this commitment and to create a harassment-free environment. CBS recognizes that all who work and learn at the College are responsible for ensuring that the community is free from discrimination based on sex or gender, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, other forms of sexual misconduct, stalking and intimate-partner violence. These behaviors threaten our learning, living and work environments and will not be tolerated.College students or employees who experience conduct in violation of this policy are likely to have concerns and questions, including how to report and respond to sex-based misconduct. Title IX complaints by or against CBS students, employees, or third parties, can be filed with the Title IX Coordinator. To discuss concerns or report violations, please contact the Title IX Coordinator: Paul KeithTitle IX Coordinator 832-252-4619TitleIXCoordinator@cbshouston.eduPlease go to the sexual violence page for further information on sexual misconduct on campus.
  • FERPA Information Concerning Student RecordsThe Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution.) These rights include:The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day the [Name of postsecondary institution (“School”)] receives a request for access.  A student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect.  The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.  If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.A student who wishes to ask the school to amend a record should write the school official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.If the school decides not to amend the record as requested, the school will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing re­garding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.The right to provide written consent before the university discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con­sent. The school discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the [School] in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law en­forcement unit personnel and health staff); a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance com­mittee.  A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the [School] who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the [School].[Optional] Upon request, the school also discloses education records without consent to offi­cials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. [NOTE TO POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION:  FERPA requires a school to make a reasonable attempt to notify each student of these disclosures unless the school states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.]The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the [School] to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC  20202For a copy of the Act and more details about your rights, visit the U.S Department of Education web site. For information concerning policies related to FERPA at College of Biblical Studies, contact the Registrar's Office.FERPA BrochureFERPA Non-Disclosure of Directory InformationFERPA Student Consent to Release Education RecordsOnline FERPA training
  • GraduationCongratulations Class of 2017! The College of Biblical Studies Commencement Ceremony is an annual event celebrating our August, December and May degree and award candidates. We commend you for arriving at this point in your academic journey. The following is needed information to prepare you for this important day in your life and ministry. May God continue to strengthen and use your gifts and talents for His service.CBS Ceremonial MaceThe Ceremonial Mace is an ornamental staff made from wood or precious metals. The mace is one of the oldest symbols of authority and is carried by a high official in civic ceremonies or by a faculty member known as a marshal in formal academic ceremonies. Originally, a ceremonial mace was used as a weapon to protect a King and borne by a mace-bearer presiding as a royal bodyguard. A marshal carries the mace in academic ceremonies symbolizing the philosophical foundation and history of the institution and serves a vital role to display the power of the institution.As a treasured “symbol of office”, the CBS ceremonial mace pedestal is 42.5 inches long and lathed from dark walnut. The headpiece is set with two 3-inch diameter bronze medallions displaying the CBS seal, and is mounted on a 5-inch dark walnut disk.  At the base of the medallion sits a 4.5 inch engraved brass platform inscribed with the words “LOVE - PURITY OF HEART - GOOD CONSCIENCE - SINCERE FAITH – TRUTH” signifying God’s truth we abide by and the goal of our instruction.“But the goal of our instruction is LOVE from a PURE HEART and a GOOD CONSCIENCE and a SINCERE FAITH.” I Timothy 1:5 (NASB)Applying for GraduationIt is mandatory for all degree and award candidates to apply for graduation. ALL students must file an Intent to Graduate form with the Office of the Registrar and pay a non-refundable $60 Graduate Fee.  The Intent to Graduate (ITG) form will officially establish you as a degree or award candidate, and will initiate the preliminary review (or degree audit) of your student record to determine whether all academic requirements have been met. We strongly recommend you meet with your academic advisor to determine your fulfillment of program requirements by the anticipated graduation date of August 30th, December 30th, and May 30th. This form must be completed in full, signed, $60 fee paid and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the following deadline dates in order to be considered as a degree or award candidate: Apply to: Fall: November 10, 2017Spring 2018: March 1, 2018Please contact the graduation coordinator at registrar@cbshouston.edu or 832-252-4625 if you have any questions.               Commencement ParticipationWho can participate in the 2018 Commencement ceremony? Students who graduated August 30, 2017, December 30, 2017 and that will be graduating May 30, 2018. The deadline to submit 2018 Commencement participation appeals is March 10, 2018. All appeals can be directed via email to registrar@cbshouston.edu for consideration. Please allow two weeks for a decision to be made and communicated by letter. Commencement Ceremony InformationThe College of Biblical StudiesCommencement Ceremony will be held onDate: May 12, 2018Arrival Time: 8:00 a.m. (students)Ceremony Time 10:00 a.m. (No admittance through main Sanctuary doors after 9:55 am, all GUESTS are to enter through rear doors only after that time.)Location:Houston’s First Baptist Church7401 Katy FreewayHouston, Texas 77024MAP     Graduation Regalia and AttireCap & GownGraduation Regalia are a requirement for all degree candidates in order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Attire to be worn under regalia and for participating award candidates is as follows:Male: White dress shirt, modest tie, dark slacks and/or suit jacket, and dark socks/shoes.Female: Modest dark dress & dark shoes.Graduation FairThe Fall 2017 Graduation Fair will be held Tuesday, October 31st, from 4-8pm in the CBS atrium. Do not miss this great opportunity to place orders for your diploma frame, ring, cap and gown!Graduation Packages and ProductsVisit www.everythinggraduation.com/cbs to preview graduation packages, or to place an order for announcements, diploma frames, rings or packages if you are unable to attend one of the graduation events.Diplomas and AwardsCandidates will receive a diploma cover at the time of the Commencement Ceremony. The official CBS diploma for May graduates will be available for pick up at the Office of the Registrar within 3 to 4 weeks after the degree conferral date. The Office of the Registrar, will contact you when diplomas are available for pick up.PLEASE NOTEAll CBS financial obligations (Student Financial Services and Library) must be cleared in order for the official certificate, diploma and transcript with degree posting to be released.Frequently Asked Questions about Graduation Click here to view frequently asked questions regarding graduation.  
  • Below you will find a list of the common forms used by the Registrar's Office. You will need to either complete and submit the web form or print, fill out, and return the form.Add / Drop FormChange of Name FormEnrollment Verification Request FormFerpa Release FormFerpa Non-Disclosure of Directory InformationIntent to Graduate FormCBS Watchman Alert System Opt Out FormRegistration FormReplacement Diploma RequestTranscript Request Form 
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  • How to Order a TranscriptOfficial TranscriptsThe Office of the Registrar accepts online transcript requests through a secured site. Students, alumni, and ex-students may complete the transcript request form 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Transcript request payment is done using PayPal. This service:Eliminates the need to come to CBS to place your transcript order.Eliminates the delay created by submitting requests by mail.Gives you the ability to use your credit card for payment.Allows you to submit your request any time day or night.Note: Online ordering accommodates three types of requests:Regular Service: transcript(s) will be mailed as requested within approximately 3 business days after processing clearance.Pick-Up Service: transcript(s) are available for student, alumni, or ex-students to pick-up their transcript within 3 business days (Monday - Thursday ONLY) after processing clearance.Same Day Mail or Pick-Up: Same day processing to be mailed or pick-up after 1:00 p.m. after processing clearance.Transcript PoliciesStudent records, including the academic transcript, are protected by the FERPA privacy act. Only the student may request a copy of his or her academic record. Family or friends are not permitted access to student records without the written consent of the student.Only College of Biblical Studies transcripts may be requested or released.  Transcripts and documents from other institutions are the property of the College of Biblical Studies Houston and, as such, are under the control of the Office of the Registrar. Under federal policy, a student has the right to view the documents in his or her file; the College is not required to provide (or allow the making of) copies of these documents. Transcripts submitted to the College of Biblical Studies Houston for admission or credit transfer become the property of the College of Biblical Studies Houston and cannot be returned to the student or forwarded to other institutions.Transcript orders will not be processed until all outstanding debts and/or holds are cleared.Student must be present and picture I.D. is required to order and pick up transcripts in person. NOTE: Transcripts are held for pick-up for a maximum of 30 days. If they are not picked up within the 30 days following the printing of the transcript, they will be destroyed and will not be refunded. A new order and applicable fee will be required.Transcripts cost $8.00 each.How can I view my unofficial transcripts so I'll know when I'm ready to order my official transcripts?Login to myrecordsEnter your CBS ID number and password “Bio” default screen shows transfer courses; completed courses; and In Progress courses, if applicable. To print an "Unofficial Transcript", click on ‘printable’ in the upper right corner
  • Verification provides proof of enrollment, student status, and certificate awards or degree conferral. This information is usually requested by a student's financial lender or insurance company. It does not provide specific course information or grades, as found on an official transcript.College of Biblical Studies has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:Web: www.degreeverify.orgMail: National Student Clearinghouse2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300Herndon, VA 20171You may refer third parties seeking verification of your enrollment or degree conferral to the National Student Clearinghouse website 
  • DeadlinesStudents who wish to drop a course should first determine if the change would have an impact on their enrollment status, financial support, or academic standing and progress. Students are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisor in advance. Students should refer to the published refund policy located on the Financial Aid website. A completed official “Add/ Drop Form” is required and is available from the Office of the Registrar. Failure to drop a course properly will result in a grade of “F” being recorded on the academic record. A registered student must drop a course before 25% of the class is completed, otherwise a “W” will appear on the transcript. Courses cannot be dropped after 70% of the class is completed. All course weeks and dates for online classes are determined by the Attendance Policy for online courses.ProceduresBefore dropping individual courses, consult with your advisor and financial aid advisor to determine if:Your course drop will delay your completing your academic requirements as set by you and your advisor.Your reduced course load would jeopardize your financial aid statusAfter reviewing the above, you may complete the add/drop form 
  • Registration is now open! Helpful registration links below (Haga Clic Aqui Para Inscripción en Español)Student Information SystemsCourse ScheduleOnline Registration InstructionsAdd/Drop FormImportant InformationStudents must check their e-mail regularly. Certain communications may be time-sensitive. Failure to read official College of Biblical Studies communications sent to the students does not absolve students from knowing and complying with the content of said communications. It is the students’ responsibility to maintain adequate memory space in their inbox in order to ensure that all messages are received accordingly.Register early to make sure you are enrolled in the classes you need.Do you need to update your address and/or e-mail information?  You can do it through myrecords.cbshouston.edu.PLEASE NOTE: Students cannot register for courses until all holds have been cleared. Please contact the appropriate office regarding these holds. Please keep in mind that by registering online, you are acknowledging that you will be attending classes and will fulfill all associated financial obligations.Tuition and Fees PaymentPlease be advised that registration is not complete until all financial obligations have been satisfied.If you should have further questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 832-252-4631 or e-mail us at registrar@cbshouston.edu.
  • We're here for you! MissionThe mission of the Registrar is to maintain the integrity of the academic record data and provide quality service in the areas of academic records, student status, registration, enrollment and course information. We maintain the values of higher education while supporting students in achieving their academic goals. Registrar LinksFall 2017 Academic CalendarAcademic CatalogTranscriptsSpring 2018 Academic CalendarCourse EvaluationsTuition and PaymentSummer 2018 Academic CalendarDegree/Enrollment VerificationRegistration DiplomasWithdrawals  GPA CalculatorInstitutional EmailOnce you receive your login credentials, please follow the provided steps on activating your CBS email address. This will be the primary email address used for all CBS business.For step-by-step directions click here.If you experience any trouble accessing your email account, please visit: learnhelpdesk.cbshouston.eduTo access your student email please visit: mail.my.cbshouston.eduOffice of the Registrar Contact InformationPhone: 832-252-4631registrar@cbshouston.eduFax: 832-252-4698Hours of Operation
  • CBS demonstrates a strong commitment to the institution's educational mission through faculty who demonstrate scholarship and a heart for ministry. CBS full-time faculty members have significant ministry experience as well as academic qualifications. For instance, 100% of full-time faculty members and 94% of adjunct faculty members have served in a staff position at a local church. Some of these ministries include: Missionary, Church Pastor, Preaching Pastor, Associate Pastor, Director of Church Counseling, Coordinator of Pre-Marital Counseling, Student Ministry Pastor, Pastor of Leadership Development, Evangelism Minister, Christian Education Director, Discipleship Pastor, Worship Leader, Church Planting Pastor, Hispanic Pastor, Pastor of Assimilation, Director of Membership and Maturity, Church Consultant, Consultant for Children's Homes, School Principal, Minister of Missions, Camp Director, Chaplain and Minister to Prisons.The mission of the College of Biblical Studies (CBS) is to provide college level Bible education and biblically based general education for the Body of Christ, with primary focus on African-American and other ethnic minority groups, and to equip its students with a biblical worldview for ministry in and for the church and the world. The mission of the College of Biblical Studies requires the College to provide high-quality instruction from a biblical perspective, so the College is committed to hire and retain highly qualified faculty in order to accomplish its mission. Click here to read about each of our faculty members.
  • UncompromisingStudy the Bible in every course and every degree program! Enjoy a college experience that encourages your faith. You’ll find that your faith deepens and your biblical knowledge grows.AffordableAmong the 4-year private colleges with lowest tuition in the nation!DiverseCBS began as a Bible College focused on equipping minority students with a biblical worldview. We offer full Spanish-language programs and have a primarily minority student population, which creates a rich learning environment with a broader perspective on God's Kingdom.FlexibleOur online courses (CBS Learn) are taught by our top-rated faculty and offer the same educational experience equivalent in quality to that of students learning in our traditional classrooms. And, we work hard to ensure you have the tools, encouragement and online support you need to achieve your educational goals.AccreditedCBS is one of only four schools to hold dual-accredited status in the Southeast region. All of CBS's programs are accredited by ABHE and SACSCOC, and we are affiliated with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) as their newest Certified Training Center (CTC), the only CTC in Greater Houston.Request Information (Office of Admissions at 713-772-4253 (713-77-BIBLE))Apply Online Click here to find out about the Quality Enhancement Program
  • Q. When should I apply for financial aid? A. Students can apply as early as October for the upcoming academic year.Students applying for financial aid from CBS must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete the MyFA Financial Aid Application.Q. What is your Title IV School Code?A. Our Federal School Code is 034224.Q. What is an EFC (Expected Family Contribution)?A. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a calculated figure based on the information you report on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The calculation is made through a need analysis formula established by the U.S. Congress. While the EFC seems mysterious, it is based on a preset formula that, in the case of Federal financial aid, is set by law. The EFC formula takes into account:Income Assets Employment benefits Family size Number of family members in collegeThe calculated Expected Family Contribution doesn’t necessarily equal what you’ll be expected to pay to the College. At CBS, we use the EFC to determine your eligibility for need-based Federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships. We do this by subtracting the EFC from the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA). If the number is positive, you are eligible for need-based aid up to that amount. If your EFC is greater than your COA, you are not eligible for need-based aid but may be eligible for non-need based student and parent loans.COA minus EFC equals Need-Based EligibilityQ. Is the Cost of Attendance what I owe?A. No. The only Cost of Attendance items paid directly to the College are tuition/fees and on-campus room and board if you choose to live on-campus. The Cost of Attendance is just an estimate and includes ALL expenses to attend the College for one year, not just expenses paid directly to CBS. The COA includes average tuition/fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, transportation expenses and a health insurance allowance and varies depending on whether you live on-campus, off-campus or at-home with relatives. Your actual expenses may be different and most items are not paid directly to the College.Q. I don’t think I qualify for financial aid. Should I complete the FAFSA? A. Yes! Financial aid is intended both to remove financial barriers for families who cannot afford the cost of an education beyond high school and to fill in the gap for families who can afford only part of the cost. A number of factors in addition to family income are considered in determining your financial eligibility, including the size of your family and number of family members in college. Although most grant awards are based on financial need, some loans and scholarships are available regardless of need. Q. Don’t only students with the best grades qualify for financial aid?A. No. There are scholarships that are "merit-based," awarded on a student's academic performance. However, most financial aid, including grants and loans, is "need-based," or awarded based on a family's ability to pay for college.Q. Must I be accepted for admission before I apply for financial aid? Must I be admitted before I receive aid?A. No. You may apply for financial aid any time after January 1st. However, you must be admitted and enrolled in a degree program at CBS before you receive any funds.Q. Do I have to apply for financial aid each year? A. Yes. Your financial situation must be reassessed each year. However, after the first year you apply for financial aid, you probably will be sent a Renewal FAFSA Application that will ask you to answer some questions again and recheck the answers to others.Q. I want to apply for a scholarship only. Do I have to fill out the FAFSA? A. Yes. In order to be considered for CBS institutional scholarship where financial need is part of the criteria, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We recommend that every student fill out a FAFSA.Q. If my parents save money for college, will it hurt my chances of qualifying for grants? A. The amount in a parent's savings account is indeed used in the federal formula that determines the contribution expected from parents. However, a large portion of those savings are "protected" from consideration; only a small percentage of the remaining amount is assessed in the calculation of the parent contribution.Q. If we haven’t saved money for college, isn’t community college the only option? A. While it certainly helps to have saved for your education, there are other ways to pay for college. Families with lower incomes who have not been able to save will likely find that the expectation of them will be quite modest. For families that do not qualify for financial aid, low-interest parent or student loans and tuition payment plans can help.* Refund checks are mailed to your home address. For more information contact the Office of Financial Aid @ 832-252-4602.Q. Federal Pell grant is awarded based on the students number of credit hours by the Department of EducationWill the number of credits I take and my class attendance have an effect on the amount of PELL I receive? A. Yes. The amount of your Federal Pell Grant is fractionally pro-rated based on your enrollment status each semester. You may determine your enrollment status by counting the number of credits or equated credits for which you have been charged tuition.FULL-TIME -- enrolled for 12 or more credits or equated credits equals 100% of a semester's PELL.3/4-TIME -- enrolled for at least 9, but fewer than 12 credits or equated credits equals 75% of a semester's PELL.HALF-TIME -- enrolled for at least 6, but fewer than 9 credits or equated credits equals 50% of a semester's PELL.LESS THAN HALF-TIME -- enrolled for at least 1, but fewer than 6 credits or equated credits equals 25% of a semester's PELL.To qualify for a Federal Pell Grant award payment, you must begin attendance and maintain enrollment in your classes. The Office of Financial Aid checks your enrollment status at the end of the add/drop period and recalculates your Pell eligibility before issuing a disbursement of your Pell Grant.Q. What if my question is not answered on this list? A. Please e-mail us at: fa@cbshouston.edu
  • Reach your educational goals with financial aid.What is Financial Aid?Financial aid is any form of assistance that comes from some organized body that assists a student with the costs of attending college. These forms consist of federal, state, institutional and private funds that are used to assist students in funding their education. Scholarships and grants are “free money “ that you do not pay back, however loans are considered as self-help and you are required to pay them back when a student becomes enrolled less than half-time or graduates. When you seek aid, we will consider you for all forms of aid available.After your fees and any other charges on your CBS student account are paid, any remaining financial aid will be refunded to you.Generally, if the Office of Financial Aid has disbursed aid to your student account and a credit is created, you can expect to receive a refund approximately 30-45 days after Census Date.Refund checks are mailed to your home address. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office @ 832-252-4602.How to ApplyStep 1: Complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to use CBS school code 034224.  Once you have completed the FAFSA and it has been processed by the Department of Education, your information will be forwarded to the Office of Financial Aid at CBS. You will also need to complete a supplemental application called the CBS Financial Aid Application. Step 2: Once you have completed your FAFSA, you will be required to complete your financial aid process accessing our Financial Aid Portal. You must be admitted into the College of Biblical Studies in order to access the Financial Aid Portal (Applying to CBS). Once admitted you may access the Financial Aid Portal, please click here. Use your Sonis Student ID and password. Then click on the Registration tab. There you will find the Financial Aid link. Complete all required documents and verify student information.  To learn more about FAFSA, please click on the link Common FAFSA MistakesIf you are having trouble completing the FAFSA, please watch these helpful YouTube tutorials. DETERMINING IF YOU ARE AN INDEPENDENT OR A DEPENDENT STUDENT FOR THE FAFSAFederal UpdatesIt is important to stay up-to-date with financial aid regulations and guidelines. Click here for important federal updates regarding financial aid.Click here for Unusual Enrollment PatternTime Limitation on Direct Subsidized Loan EligibilitySpring 2018 - New and Continuing Students Financial Aid DeadlinesTuesday, November 14, 2017: Admission to a degree program, FAFSA completed, CBS Financial Aid Application completed, andAll additional verification information submittedFor your convenience you can contact the financial aid department by phone or email:Financial Aid Department Phone: 832-252-4602Financial Aid Department Email: fa@cbshouston.edu Frequently Asked QuestionsStill have questions? Click here to view our frequently asked questions.  
  • Tuition and Fees2017-18 Tuition and Fees2017-18 Colegiatura y CostosFor clarification or additional information, contact the Office of the Registrar by phone, 832-252-4631, or by email, Registrar@CBSHouston.edu.Net Price Calculator Click here to access the calculator which is intended to provide estimated net price information.  
  • Houston is a vibrant, diverse city, and transfer students enhance the CBS community by bringing a wide variety of life, ministry, and educational experiences to the campus. A transfer student is defined as a student who has previously been enrolled at another accredited college or university.Transfer CreditTransfer Credit will be considered for acceptance on all regular college credit courses taken at an accredited institution. The College reserves the right to accept only those courses where the content, objectives and extent are equivalent to those required for graduation from the College of Biblical Studies. Basic equivalency rules are established by faculty qualification standards set by a department chair and/or Academic Dean and implemented by the Registrar. When a decision/exception is needed, the chair of the particular department and/or Academic Dean should approve.Please note the following:Students pursuing a Bible Certificate may transfer a maximum of 9-credit hours.Students pursuing an Associate’s degree may transfer a maximum of 18-credit hours.Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree may transfer a maximum of 69-credit hours.Eligible transfer credits are governed by the following criteria:Coursework must be completed at an accredited academic institution, college or university.Coursework equivalent to courses that are or could be offered at CBS.Coursework complete with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher.Course(s) must be taken for a grade (not taken “pass/fail”).Coursework completed on a quarter system basis will be converted to semester hours for CBS credit by multiplying quarter hours by 2/3 to calculate semester hours.Developmental, remedial, continuing education and college orientation courses will not transfer.Six credit hours may be accepted from non-accredited institutions upon review by the appropriate academic department chair(s) or the Academic Dean.A transfer credit evaluation will be completed upon receipt of a prospective student’s external transcripts.Please note that the transfer credit evaluation will remain unofficial until the Transfer Evaluator has approved an official transcript, transfer credit evaluation form and official degree plan. The Office of the Registrar will notify the student by U.S. mail and email regarding all transferrable credits and how they will be applied towards the student’s degree program. Applicants appealing a transfer credit decision should submit a completed transfer credit appeal form for review by the Director of Admission and Advising, the Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services and the Academic Dean. Applicants may be asked to obtain course descriptions and/or syllabi for courses under appeal.CBS maintains articulation agreements with several schools. For more information, please visit www.cbshouston.edu/articulation-agreements. Vaccination RequirementEffective for the Spring 2014 semester and every semester thereafter, all new CBS students are required to receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or to meet certain criteria for requesting a waiver from such a vaccination prior to registration for classes.  This is a state requirement in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 1107 (SB1107), as amended by SB 62. Students who are age 22-years-old or older are exempt from this vaccination requirement, per SB62, which will become effective on January 1, 2014. Entering students are required to submit a completed Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Form. For more information regarding the CBS vaccination requirement, including permissible waivers, please visit our Health Services Page. 
  • Thank you for your interest in the College of Biblical Studies! The Office of Admission exists to serve the Lord and to build His Kingdom through our service and love for Him and our students. If you desire to gain additional instruction that will aid in your ministry, to deepen your walk with the Lord and to become involved in Christian service, then you are encouraged to apply to CBS. CBS grants admission to Christians who complete the application process, possess at least a high school diploma or its equivalent, are at least 18-years-old and have the ability, in the judgment of the College, to benefit from the educational programs pursued. Christian applicants who do not meet these criteria may be admitted under special circumstances and/or individual review. CBS reserves the right, at its discretion, to deny admission to any applicant.For additional information, please see Admission Requirements.Apply Online (Readmit students need to apply here)Click here to apply online.Choose an academic program. Application fee is $40.Please note that your application fee may be paid:Online with credit card or check.In person in the Bookstore (cash, check or money order)By mail with a check or money order. If you opt to send via U.S. mail, please remit payment to: Student AccountsCollege of Biblical Studies7000 Regency Square Blvd.Houston, Texas 77036Please feel free to review your application status by visiting MyApp. If you plan to apply for financial aid, please complete your FAFSA. 
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  • TRUTH.  TRAINING.  TRANSFORMATION.  “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” – 1 Cor 9:24At CBS, we are committed to running our race with diligence and excellence by providing top-rated biblically-based education that transforms and equips our students for greater service to the Houston area, the Church and the world.What Students Say about CBS:  Our Core: Biblically-based Education“Education should make us live life with zest, with gusto, with exuberance … and the right kind of education - education that holds to the spiritual conception and that has room for God in it, calls us from apathies that benumb and deaden the soul.”  - Lois Lebar“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore, I hate every wrong path. Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” – Ps 119:103-105The  CBS community wants its students to have hearts that are as soft as clay and minds that are sharp as razors. For the Christian, everything that is done is done for the glory of God. He gives everything, including education, meaning and purpose.Our professors do not work simply to transfer knowledge to our students. Instead, CBS professors encourage the students to “press on” toward excellence because God Himself is excellent, and believers are to imitate Him, both in and out of the classroom (Ps 8:9; Matt 5:48; Eph 6:7).Our Aim: Preparing Minds for Action"Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” – 1 Pet 1:13"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Rom 12:2CBS remains a place where students can be equipped with God’s truth and then be transformed. A relationship with the Triune God, a commitment to Christ and a sound knowledge of the Scripture lies at the heart of a CBS Christian education. However, we cannot just know the basics of Christianity intellectually, we must also live the Christian life and then live out what we learn. At CBS, our students not only learn the content of Scripture, but they learn what it means to depend upon the Lord, to walk with Him, to hear the still, quiet voice of the Holy Spirit and to be prepared for action.Our Audience: Those Seeking a Deeper Knowledge of Christ“And they sang a new song, saying: “You were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” – Rev 5:9-10As the fourth-largest city in the country, Houston serves as a home to people of various races, traditions, ethnicities and languages. The message of the Gospel is a global message, and with our intentional focus on educating minorities, CBS is uniquely positioned as a premier, Christian educational institution to the greater Houston area. With our biblically-based bachelor's and associate's programs, CBS is making a significant impact on the educational attainment of Houston area students.  And with an associate's degree offered completely in the Spanish language, CBS remains committed to having our student body reflect the diversity that is present within the body of Christ.Our Mission: Christian Service to the Church and the World“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.” – Phil 2:1-5Believers learn, grow and serve within the context of Christian fellowship. Unity is built as a community of people serves together. At CBS, everyone has a part to play and a contribution to make to the greater community: faculty members give instruction in the Word; staff members provide administrative and spiritual support to the students; alumni return to campus and contribute their time and resources to the school; and finally, the students learn what it means to be salt and light by lovingly spreading the Gospel, not just by what we say but also how we live and serve. The CBS community recognizes that all its members are called to be ambassadors for Christ and serve the greater Houston area, the Church and the world.
  • Thank you for your interest in the College of Biblical Studies! As a CBS student, you will acquire the ability to:Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of ScriptureApply a biblical worldview to every sphere of lifeDefend what you believeUnderstand the importance of community and relationships in ministryDevelop functional frameworks for effective leadership skillsUse principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settingsWhether you have just graduated from high school or have been out of the classroom for years, CBS stands ready to help you realize one of your most important goals: obtaining a degree from a biblically-based, accredited Christian college.We offer a variety of academic programs which can be viewed on our academics page. Click here to see what we offer. You may schedule an appointment to discuss your goals by contacting the Office of Admissions via email (admissions@cbshouston.edu) or by phone at 713-772-4253. Please do not hesitate to call, we're here to help!We know this is an important decision and we are praying with you as you seek the Lord’s direction regarding your education. The psalmist prayed In Psalm 119:135, “Make Your face shine upon Your servant, and teach me Your statutes.” This is our prayer for you.Meet Your Admissions TeamOur Admissions and Advising Team are here to help you. Click below to meet your admission team and advisors. Admissions Team 
  • What is an articulation agreement?College of Biblical Studies has chosen to develop partnerships with a few seminaries and universities. One important way of doing this is by forming articulation agreements. An articulation agreement is an officially approved agreement that matches coursework between schools. These are designed to help students make a smooth transition when transferring between the schools. Each school reserves the right to review and determine on an individual basis exactly which courses (if any) transfer and on what basis. Articulation agreements are also helpful when a CBS student decides to attend graduate school. Many schools currently accept an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree from CBS without formal agreements.CBS is proud to be associated by articulation agreement with the following schools.Texas A&M CommerceLone Star College SystemChafer Theological SeminaryColorado Christian UniversityCBS is also proud to be informally associated and recognized by the following schools:Dallas Theological Seminary  •  See also CBS & DTS 4+1 Program as an additional optionSouthwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryHouston Baptist UniversitySoutheastern Bible College
  • Academic InformationEducational ProgramTransfer of Credit PoliciesAccreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and ProgramsFacultyFinancial InformationNet Price CalculatorFinancial AidTextbook InformationGeneral Institutional InformationCBS Fact Book (PDF)Privacy of Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)Student Services and Services for Students with Disabilities Instructional FacilitiesCopyright Infringement, Computer Use and File SharingFederal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law ViolationsEmployment at the College of Biblical StudiesCBS Definition of Marriage Student Body Statistics - Fall 2016Enrollment Total Enrollment455Student-to-Faculty Ratio11 to 1Student Characteristics Percent Female47%Percent Male53%Percent Full-Time18%Percent Part-Time82%Percent by Race/Ethnicity Asian/Pacific Islander2%Black/African American48%Hispanic/Latino32%White/Anglo13%Percent by Age 25 and Under12%26 and Over88%Health and SafetyDrug and Alcohol Abuse PolicyVaccination PolicyAnnual Crime ReportCampus CarryWeapons on CampusStudent LifeStudent ActivitiesCareer ServicesStudent Outcomes Graduation and Retention Rates Career Services for Graduates Job Placement Rates for Graduates**CBS makes no representation regarding the employability of its graduates nor does it offer placement services to students or alumni. The school maintains a “Career Services” web page to help the Christian community offer its employment opportunities to students and alumni and to offer suggestions to students on résumé preparation and job seeking tips. CBS does not track alumni employment, nor does it make any statistical representations related to alumni employment. Student Achievement Goals
  • CBS demonstrates a strong commitment to the institution's educational mission through faculty who demonstrate scholarship and a heart for ministry. CBS full-time faculty members have significant ministry experience as well as academic qualifications. For instance, 100% of full-time faculty members and 94% of adjunct faculty members have served in a staff position at a local church. Some of these ministries include: Missionary, Church Pastor, Associate Pastor, Director of Church Counseling, Coordinator of Pre-Marital Counseling, Student Ministry Pastor, Pastor of Leadership Development, Evangelism Minister, Christian Education Director, Discipleship Pastor, Worship Leader, Church Planting Pastor, Hispanic Pastor, Pastor of Assimilation, Director of Membership and Maturity, Church Consultant, Consultant for Children's Homes, School Principal, Minister of Missions, Camp Director, Chaplain and Minister to Prisons.The mission of the College of Biblical Studies (CBS) is to provide college level Bible education and biblically based general education for the Body of Christ, with primary focus on African-American and other ethnic minority groups, and to equip its students with a biblical worldview for ministry in and for the church and the world. The mission of the College of Biblical Studies requires the College to provide high-quality instruction from a biblical perspective. The College is committed to hire and retain highly qualified faculty in order to accomplish its mission.  Full-Time Faculty at CBSDr. Mike Ayers, ProfessorFrance Brown, Jr., Ernest L. Mays Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Biblical TeachingDr. Richard M. Cozart, ProfessorDr. Nicolas Ellen, ProfessorDr. Venessa Ellen, Professor of Women's Ministry & Program CoordinatorDr. Sergio Estrada, ProfessorDr. Harold Fisher, ProfessorAlex Hernandez, Assistant ProfessorGuy K. Jackson, Associate ProfessorDr. Paul R. Shockley, ProfessorDr. Phillip Luke Sinitiere, ProfessorDr. Debra D. Watkins, Professor Administrative Faculty at CBSDr. William "Bill" Blocker, President, ProfessorDr. Douglas Brooks, Academic Advisor, InstructorDr. Bryce Hantla, Associate ProfessorPaul Keith, Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Student Affairs Dean of StudentsChad Kniffen, InstructorLeonette Lewis, Student Services Coordinator, InstructorArtis Lovelady, III, Director of Library Services; Assistant ProfessorDr. Israel Loken, Chair, Bible and Theology Departments; ProfessorDr. Marvin R. McNeese Jr., Chair, General Education Department; ProfessorDr. Joseph Parle, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Academic Dean, ProfessorDr. Steve Sullivan, Chair, Ministry Skills Department; Senior Professor
  • College of Biblical Studies-Houston is a Private Not-for-Profit, 501(c)(3) institution that is recognized by a number of quality assurance agencies for granting degrees. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), through a Texas Supreme Court ruling regarding a special provision under sections 61.304 and 61.313(a) of the Texas Education Code, has granted CBS the authority to grant degrees under religious exemption because the institution’s degrees are entirely religious in nature.CBS is one of only four schools to hold dual-accredited status in the Southeast region. Accredited status is the membership status granted to those colleges that meet their accreditor’s conditions for eligibility and that substantially achieve their respective missions and the criteria for accreditation. It further indicates a demonstrated commitment to ongoing institutional development. CBS believes firmly in the accreditation process to demonstrate excellence (Phil. 4:8-9) in everything it does to prepare students for their God-given calling in life and ministry.Association of Biblical Higher EducationAs its primary accreditor, College of Biblical Studies-Houston is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (and/or the U.S. Department of Education). ABHE may be contacted at 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808; www.abhe.org. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)College of Biblical Studies-Houston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of College of Biblical Studies-Houston; www.sacscoc.org.  How do I learn more about accreditation?For a deeper understanding of the accreditation process in the United States as well as the listing of all recognized accreditors, please visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) website.Note: The curriculum supporting the Associate of Biblical Studies with a major in Biblical Studies degree program is primarily biblical and theological in nature and is not to be confused or mistaken for an Associate of Liberal Arts degree as may be obtained from a traditional junior college or four year college. The hours earned at the associate’s level at CBS will best transfer to schools and colleges that espouse a biblical and theological curriculum.For more information about transferring credits, please visit http://cbshouston.edu/transferring-to-cbs.  Texas Higher Education Coordinating BoardAssociation for Biblical Higher EducationSouthern Association of Colleges and SchoolsU.S. Department of EducationCHEA
  • God has graciously provided the College of Biblical Studies with deeply faithful Christian leaders who have a common desire to deliver exceptional transformational education. These leaders possess a superior blend of skills and talents that uniquely position CBS as a leader in launching thousands of knowledgeable students who have a deeper relationship with Christ, a fuller understanding of the Bible and will bring a biblical worldview to bear on some of the world’s toughest challenges – starting right here in Houston.   Committed to our mission of providing a biblically based education for the Body of Christ and equipping our students with a biblical worldview for Christian service to the church and the world, the College of Biblical Studies believes we must deliver an exceptional quality education. As a result, this will allow us to develop Godly leaders, respectful citizens and impactful servants to the body of Christ. CBS LeadershipWilliam "Bill" Blocker, DMCE PresidentPaul D. Keith, M.A.B.S. Vice President of Administration; Chief Operating Officer   Joseph D. Parle, Ph.D.Vice President of Academic AffairsAcademic Dean   Andy LivelyController; Chief Financial Officer   Lisa Stewart, Ph.D.Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student AffairsDean of Students; Associate ProfessorBoard of Trustees OfficersIvory L. Varner, DLitt, ChairmanThomas Lampkin, Vice ChairmanRobert S. Simmons, JD,  SecretaryDavid Tauber, Sr., TreasurerMembersMatthew Barnes, MSWilliam W. Blocker, DMCEJames T. FoxBarksdale Hortenstine, JDBeverly L. Lindgren, CPARalph McBride, JDBruce E. MunstermanDavid OelfkeThomas D. OwensLaura A. Petersen, MDVernus C. Swisher, DMinA.W. Willis  Organizational ChartCurrent Org Chart  
  • Mission Introduction of the College of Biblical Studies (CBS)The College of Biblical Studies was established to provide college-level training in Bible and theology for those individuals who had little or no opportunity to receive such training by conventional means (resident, full-time). As a commuter college, this training is accomplished in a unique way through our key distinctives:• Biblical – curriculum is based on a biblical world view, founded on scriptural truth, with its focus on ministry preparation and life transformation.• Diverse – students study and experience the education process with fellow students from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.• Accessible – courses offered on campus are available during the day, evening and Saturdays, and through alternative schedules to provide students an opportunity to fit their studies into their life schedules. Our online courses provide class flexibility for the working adult.• Affordable – the cost of attendance is intentionally lower than other accredited private institutions and financial aid is available to assist students in meeting the financial requirements of their studies.Mission StatementThe College of Biblical Studies-Houston provides biblically based education for the Body of Christ, with primary focus on African-American and other ethnic minority groups, and equips its students with a biblical worldview for Christian service to the church and the world. Vision StatementBy 2020, the College of Biblical Studies-Houston will become the premier Bible college in Texas focused on transforming a diverse student body to serve Christ and impact families, churches and communities, to the glory of God.  
  • Your safety is our priorityThe CBS Watchman Alert System uses text, e-mail, voice messages to alert CBS students and employees in the event of an emergency or urgent situation. Alert messages are sent to registered mobile phones, home phones and e-mail addresses. The personal safety of students, faculty and staff is the top priority of the College of Biblical Studies.  We want to take every precaution to ensure your safety in the event of a campus emergency. The CBS Watchman Alert System provides you with timely notification if an unforeseen event occurs that would close the campus and threaten safety.  Students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the emergency alert system and may elect not to participate by completing the Emergency Notification System Election Not to Participate Form.Your contact information is automatically stored in the emergency alert system. Any changes students make to this information under my records within Sonis Web will be automatically updated in CBS Watchman Alert System. For faculty and staff any information needs to be updated under Insperity. If you have questions about the CBS Watchman Alert System, please contact Terry Bryan, Director of Real Estate Operations 832.252.4676 or terry.bryan@cbshouston.edu.Students can elect not to participate in CBS Watchman Alert System by completing the Election not to Participate Form. The election must be renewed at the start of each academic year or the student, faculty or staff will automatically be enrolled in CBS Watchman Alert System. To change an election not to participate, send an email, including name and student identification to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@cbshouston.edu.
  •   National Hurricane Center Prepardness VideosFor additional information, you may visit www.weather.govFor the latest weather advisory click http://www.weather.gov/alerts-beta/wwaatmget.php?x=TXZ213Tips for Driving on Snow and Ice: ttp://www.weather.com/activities/driving/drivingsafety/drivingsafetytips/snow.htmlCrime ReportWhether you are a current or prospective CBS Student, Faculty, Staff or simply a visitor to our website, I would like to thank you for taking time to read the College of Biblical Studies – Houston Annual Security Report. This report is prepared to communicate campus security statistics and policies, and is also in compliance with the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. We not only take the instruction and learning of God’s Word very seriously at CBS, but we also take the safety or our students, faculty, staff and visitors very seriously. This report provides evidence of this seriousness and also affirms the outcomes, which is a safe campus environment for the study of God’s Word.Terry Bryan,Director of Real Estate OperationsAnnual Report 2011 Crime Log 2012 Crime Log2013 Crime Log2014 Crime LogArea Crime Statistics Other helpful links (further information about these links can be found in the Annual Report): Career & Recovery Resources, Inc. 2525 San Jacinto Houston, TX 77002 (713) 754-7080Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender DatabaseGeneral InformationClery Act Crime Statistics 2006-2011 (PDF)Crisis Management & Emergency Plan (PDF)Severe Weather & Flooding Conditions (PDF)Criminal Activity & Weapons on Campus (PDF)Fire Safety - Man Made Mechanical Emergency (PDF)Bomb Threat (PDF)Suspicious Mail or Packages (PDF)Power Failure (PDF)Evacuation Procedure (PDF)CBS Watchman Alert SystemGeneral Resource LinksCenter for Disease Control PreventionFEMAU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesWorld Health OrganizationTexas Department of State Health ServicesAmerican Red CrossHarris County Homeland Security & Emergency Management
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  • The following are positions for employment currently available:Full TimeAssistant Director of AdmissionsPart TimeNo open positions at this time.TemporaryNo open positions at this time.Application Instructions:Resumes without Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the employment application will not be considered. Applications, resume and salary history can be emailed to: hr@cbshouston.edu ALL APPLICATIONS (1-4) MUST BE COMPLETED TO APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT. FACULTY APPLICANTS MUST ALSO COMPLETE THE FACULTY QUESTIONS.CBS Application for Employment Part 1 (PDF)CBS Application for Employment Part 2 (PDF)CBS Disclosure of Intent to Obtain Background Check: Part 3 (PDF)CBS Authorization to Obtain Background Check: Part 4 (PDF)CBS Faculty Application Questions: Part 5 (PDF) If you have questions regarding the application process, please email Human Resources at: hr@cbshouston.eduHuman ResourcesThe College of Biblical Studies - Houston7000 Regency Square Boulevard, Suite 260Houston, TX 77036(832) 252-4641(832) 252-8941 fax Believing that God values and calls men and women from every language, people and nation into His kingdom, CBS is committed to cultivating and maintaining an ethnically diverse educational and work environment that motivates and retains God’s chosen individuals. CBS does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national or ethnic origin, veteran, marital status, or physical or mental disability in the administration of its employment policies except as such conditions may constitute bona fide occupational or assignment limitation.  images/pdf/emp-Dean-of-Students-Alumni-Relations-Director-02_2011.pdf
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  • Main Campus(713) 785-5995 ph.College of Biblical Studies7000 Regency Square Blvd. Houston, Texas 77036 DirectionsFrom North59 South, exit Hillcroft (stay on the feeder past the intersection of Hillcroft & 59)Right on Savoy (first right after Hillcroft, just before Star Furniture)Left on Regency Square Blvd. (past the water fountain)From South59 north, exit Hillcroft, U-turn under the freewayRight on Savoy (first right after Hillcroft, just before Star Furniture)Left on Regency Square Blvd. (past the water fountain)Campus MapParkingAll persons utilizing CBS parking lots agree to indemnify and hold harmless the College of Biblical Studies (CBS), its agents, directors, employees, or assigns, jointly and severally harmless from and against any liability of claim, whether meritorious or not, arising with respect to any alleged loss, damage, or theft to student’s vehicle while driving or parked on campus or vicinity of campus or any extension location.
  • Welcome to the CBS bookstore where you'll find books, food, fellowship, and popular CBS merchandise!The CBS bookstore is a great place to find snacks, Bibles, Christian books, CBS swag, and a friendly, helpful staff. Prices are competitive with local bookstores and Christian book distributors.Located in the CBS atrium, you'll find the bookstore near the student lounge and student services. We offer a number of services, so come on by and meet the staff. We're here to help! Purchasing TextbooksCBS has partnered with MBS Direct to provide 24/7 convenient, online purchasing of textbooks. Students have a variety of purchasing options regarding class materials including textbook rentals and used books. MBS Direct offers targeted cost-savings plans which includes their Student Savings Initiative and the transparent value of their exclusive guaranteed buyback titles.   Click HERE to see directions on how to purchase Logos Bible Study Software! Did you know that students who order their course materials early save the most? That's becausethey're able to order used copies of more of their textbooks, which can provide savings of up to 25% off the list price!                               Questions? The bookstore staff is always happy to help.Bookstore Contact:Phone: (832) 252-4613 Email: bookstore@cbshouston.edu CBS Bookstore Hours:Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – 8:30 am to 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm - 8:30 pmWednesday – 8:30 am to 2:00 pmFriday, Saturday & Sunday – closed    
  • About the Library of the College of Biblical Studies (CBS)There are more than 42,000 volumes and over 150 hard copy journals, periodicals and newspapers available for use to support the academic programs of CBS and to meet its educational objectives and additional research. In addition, the College has extensive access to many databases with thousands of full text journals, magazines and downloadable e-books. The library has a computer lab with over 35 computer terminals outfitted with Microsoft Office and there are 5 study rooms with A/V equipment in each room (6-10 people capacity). In addition, the library and main building has Wi-Fi connectivity available to each student.The library is for CBS students, faculty and staff. Students should follow the instructions of the library staff and posted procedures for usage.The College of Biblical Studies and the University of St. Thomas have entered into an Inter-Library Loan Agreement whereby CBS students may use their prestigious Doherty library collection. The student should check with the CBS library staff as to location and procedures for utilizing the UST library.CBS Library Hours:Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – 8:30 AM to 9:00 PMWednesday – 8:30 AM to 6:00 PMSaturday – 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Friday & Sunday – closed   Ph: (832) 252-4618          Email: library@cbshouston.edu Ask A Librarian For Help"Ask a Librarian for Help" - To receive help with Library Reference Questions click this link to submit your inquiry.                                                                                          ORIf you would like to talk to our Reference Library Associate, Seferino Esparza in person, dial (832) 252-0753Semester Break Check-out PoliciesBetween semesters, materials will be checked out to CBS bachelor program students (associate program not included), CBS faculty and Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) students. CBS associate and certificates students resume check out privileges during regular semesters.Renew Library BookItems can be renewed in person, by phone or by email (email renewal is available only if the library patron account was set up with username and password at the time of patron enrollment in the library database). 
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  • In the NewsTwo CBS Houston Students Place High in National Preaching CompetitionDr. Joseph Parle to Present at 2016 Leadership Development ConferenceCollege of Biblical Studies Lights up the City with Grand Plans for Its Inaugural Gala to Benefit ScholarshipsCollege of Biblical Studies Named One of the Best Christian Workplaces for 2016Houston's College of Biblical Studies Ranks 6th Lowest Tuition in Texas, November 12, 2015Best Christian Workplaces Institute - College of Biblical Studies Case StudiesHouston honors the life and ministry of Elisabeth Elliot-GrenKHCB Interview:  Mike Huckabee comes to CBSCommunicating to Create the Desire to Excell: College of Biblical Studies Case StudiesListen to Podcast Interview!Scouting Prepares Young People To Make Ethical and Moral Choices Over Their Lifetime, November 25, 2014The College of Biblical Studies-Houston Hosts "Restorative Justice Houston 2014, May 14, 2014NBA Great David Robinson visits H-Town, May 15, 2014College of Biblical Studies Named One of the Best Christian Workplaces, April 2, 2014Dr. Blocker Honored as Community Hero in D-Mars Top 50 Black Professionals and EntrepreneursDr. Blocker's Sunday Morning Live interview on Majic 102.1, February 1, 2014CBS student Eric Edwards honored by The Alvin Sun, August 23, 2013Houston Business Journal 2012-2013 Giving Guide, 2012-13Inauguration Celebration is a Success, October 1, 2012Inauguration of Dr. Bill Blocker, July 5, 2012Dr. Blocker Joins CBS, March 1, 2012 Recommendations and RankingsCBS Ranked 10th in Texas, December 6, 2011VideoVimeoYouTubeUp with the SonSocial MediaFacebookTwitter 
  • Historical SketchCelebrating 40 years of Truth, Training and Transformation!The College of Biblical Studies–Houston (CBS), formerly Houston Bible Institute (HBI), began as a burden in the heart of the late Rev. Ernest L. Mays, the founder of HBI. He sensed that large segments of the local Christian community were functioning without trained leaders. This was especially true within the inner-city minority groups. Out of this concern, Houston Bible & Vocational Institute was incorporated in 1976. Mr. William Thomas, Jr. and Rev. Joe Wall assisted in the development of a multi-racial, interdenominational board, which began working to make the school a reality. Within a short time, a decision was made to focus on biblical and theological training because they felt that there were already adequate resources for vocational training in the area.In the fall of 1979, the first classes of Houston Bible Institute were offered. Rev. Rodney L. Cooper was the school’s first Executive Director. From its inception, the school used the facilities of KHCB-FM, a Houston-based Christian radio network, for its classrooms, and leased administrative space nearby.In 1983, Rev. Rod Cooper resigned to pursue a Ph.D., and the Board promoted Rev. Jack Arrington, then Vice President, to President. President Arrington continued the difficult task of building the foundation and establishing credibility in the minority community. In 1991, God called Rev. Arrington to the pastorate and Dr. William Boyd to fill his vacancy. Dr. Boyd began the process of building the superstructure on the vision of Mays and the foundation of Cooper and Arrington. He implemented a scholarship program that resulted in significant growth of the College.Under Dr. Boyd’s leadership, in 1996 the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board certified the school as a college and the name was changed from Houston Bible Institute to College of Biblical Studies–Houston.  In 1999, CBS achieved national accreditation through the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges (now the Association for Biblical Higher Education).  In July 2007, God called Dr. Jay A. Quine to the presidency and Dr. Boyd became the Chancellor. Dr. Quine provided leadership for the creation of the 2008-2013 Strategic Plan that focuses on the addition of a traditional bachelor’s program, a Center for Continuing Studies, and pursuit of regional accreditation.In June 2012, the College of Biblical Studies-Houston was granted Candidacy status for accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Certificates and Associate and Baccalaureate degrees.In July 2012, God called Dr. William Blocker to the presidency to provide leadership to the College in the pursuit of becoming the premier Bible college in Texas, and furthering its impact on families, churches and communities.CBS initially offered classes at the KHCB radio facilities located off the Southwest Freeway at Kirby.  In 1994, a 2-acre campus (18,000 sq. ft. in three buildings) located near Hillcroft and the Southwest Freeway was purchased.  The campus has continued to expand to meet the demands of a growing student body and today the 14-acre campus facility includes 165,000 sq. ft. in five buildings with 3.5 acres yet undeveloped.  During its 30 years of history, CBS has grown in its academic curriculum from offering a few credit and non-credit courses to today’s offerings of a Bible Certificate in English or Spanish language, an Associate of Biblical Studies degree in English and Spanish, and Bachelor of Science degree programs with majors in Biblical Studies, Biblical Counseling, Organizational Leadership and Christian Leadership.  VISIONBy 2020, the College of Biblical Studies-Houston will become the premier Bible college in Texas focused on transforming a diverse student body to serve Christ and impact families, churches and communities, to the glory of God.MISSION AND PURPOSEMission IntroductionThe College was developed to provide college-level training in Bible and theology for those individuals who had little or no opportunity to receive such training by conventional means (resident, full-time). As a commuter college, this training is accomplished in a unique way through our key distinctives:Biblical – curriculum is based on a biblical world view, founded on scriptural truth, with its focus on ministry preparation and life transformation.Diverse – student’s study and experience the education process with fellow students from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.Accessible – courses offered on campus are available during the day, evening and Saturdays, and through alternative schedules to provide students an opportunity to fit their studies into their life schedules. Online courses provide needed flexibility or the adult learner.Affordable – the cost of attendance is intentionally lower than other accredited private institutions and financial aid is available to assist students in meeting the financial requirements of their studies.Mission StatementThe College of Biblical Studies–Houston provides biblically based education for the Body of Christ, with primary focus on African-American and other ethnic minority groups, and equips its students with a biblical worldview for Christian service to the church and the world.Implementation of MissionTo fulfill its Mission, the College of Biblical Studies–Houston:Provides educational opportunities to prepare men and women for Christian vocation, leadership and ministry.Provides resources, services and an environment that encourages learning.Recruits students from the general Christian population with primary focus on African-American and other ethnic minority groups. Serves as a leadership development and resource center for churches and the Christian community-at-large.Serves as a Christian influence in the greater Houston area and beyond through educational, cultural and spiritual activities.Institutional GoalsThrough the College’s curricular and co-curricular experiences, CBS students demonstrate:Biblical and theological knowledge, recognizing Scripture as the ultimate authority for life and godliness. Skills that reflect critical-thinking and problem solving ability.Attitudes and values indicative of an integrated biblical worldview.Sensitivity to various cultural viewpoints.Skills of effective communication.Skills for Christian ministry.STATEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL PHILOSOPHY OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENTCBS is committed to the truth that the Bible is central to the Christian life and that Christians are called to love and glorify God by living a holy life of testimony and service in the power of the Holy Spirit.  The educational goal of CBS is “love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith” (I Tim. 1:5). CBS combines programs in both theological and general education so that students can recognize and interact with biblical and non-biblical worldviews. Students are educated in disciplines that help them know and articulate Scripture, preparing them for personal ministry for the equipping of the saints for ministry in order to build up the local and universal body of Christ (Eph. 4:12).From this basic philosophy flow two essential objectives; personal growth and communal ministry.  In accord with the life, education and ministry goals of each student, CBS encourages students to continue growing in the grace, awe, and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ in association with a local church. To accomplish this, CBS provides a variety of planned learning opportunities that culminate in a baccalaureate degree designed to assist students in demonstrating a godly lifestyle founded on Scriptural principles for Christian service to the church and the world. A student’s personal growth at CBS is contingent on developing Christian character along with academic competencies. Christian character is cultivated by biblical knowledge, proper interpretation of the Scriptures, prayer, repentance from sin, worship of God, application of biblical truth, and use of spiritual gifts through dependence on the Holy Spirit. Academic competencies encompass emotional, intellectual, and social disciplines that help students develop skills for problem solving, communicating, as well as building and sustaining interpersonal relationships. Communal ministry is the natural outflow of personal growth. The CBS educational program is designed to enable students to effectively serve the body of Christ and to instill a personal commitment for world evangelism and discipleship through the local church. Students are encouraged to engage in worship with other believers through CBS chapels and other events. Biblically-based professional courses in ministry skills equip students with the tools to be servant leaders, helping them to identify and answer societal issues through programmatic ministries. The Christian Service Learning Program requires students to apply the skills learned in the classroom through supervised ministry in local church, parachurch, and faith-based organizations. The College is committed to the centrality and sufficiency of Scripture in the Christian life so that the God of the Bible will be honored through the student’s life, worship, and service. Together with the faculty furnishing the substantive body of knowledge, all divisions of CBS converge to provide an ethnically diverse student-centered campus where personal growth and communal ministry are nurtured in order to present every believer complete in Christ (Col. 1:28) for the glory and honor of His name.DOCTRINAL STATEMENTThe doctrinal position of the College of Biblical Studies–Houston is historically that of conservative Christianity. CBS rests firmly upon the integrity and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures and, therefore, wholeheartedly accepts the basic doctrines of the historic Protestant Christian faith. CBS also supports the non-charismatic, dispensational, pre-millennial movement. Traditionally, CBS graduates stand for these great truths, and it is the desire of the College to continue to provide personnel for service in these ranks. This Doctrinal Statement, which every board member, administrator, staff and faculty member must sign, also includes:Every word in the original writings of the Holy Scriptures is inspired of God and without error (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21; 1 Cor. 2:13).The Godhead exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God (Gen. 1:1; Jn. 10:30, 4:24; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam all mankind fell into sin with the result that all men are sinners, hopelessly sinful in themselves, apart from the grace of God (Gen. 1:27, 9:6; Rom. 5:12, 3:23; Eph. 2:1).The Eternal Son of God became incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is true God and true man, having been born of the virgin Mary (Jn. 1:1, 14, 18; Matt. 1:21 23; Heb. 1:6, 8; 1 Jn. 5:20; 1 Tim. 2:5).Salvation is received by faith alone in Christ, who died in substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and rose again (Acts 4:12; 13:38, 39; 1 Cor. 15:1 4; Rom. 4:4, 5; 5:1). Every true believer is promised positional and ultimate sanctification with the possibility of progressive development in life spiritually (progressive sanctification) (Heb. 10:10, 14; Jn. 17:17; Eph. 5:26, 27; 1 Thess. 4:3, 4; 1 Jn. 3:2).All who are born of the Spirit through faith in Christ can have the assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ (Rom. 5:1; Jn. 3:5, 6; 1 Jn. 5:13; Jn. 10:28, 29; 17:12; 2 Tim. 1:12).The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead, who regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all true believers in Christ and fills those yielded to God (Matt. 28:19; Jn. 1:13; 3:3 6; Titus 3:5; 1 Cor. 2:12; 6:19; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30).The Church, embracing all true believers, is the body and bride of Christ, formed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:24, 25, 30; 1 Cor. 12:12, 13, 27).Christians are called to a holy life of service and testimony in the power of the Holy Spirit, which service includes the propagation of the Gospel message to the whole world. There is promised reward in heaven for faithfulness in such service (1 Pet. 1:15, 16; Jn. 12:25, 26; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 3:12 15).The scriptural ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are for all true believers in Christ (Matt. 28:19, 20; Mk. 16:15, 16; Acts 8:12, 36 38; 9:18; 10:47; 1 Cor. 1:16; 11:23 26).Angels were originally created holy but now exist as unfallen and fallen including Satan (Col. 1:16; Neh. 9:6; Ps. 143:2 5; Jude 6; Matt. 25:41; Rev. 12:9; Eph. 6:11, 12).God has revealed different dispensations or stewardships with corresponding rules of life, of which the present dispensation is the age of grace (Eph. 3:2 6, 9 11; Col. 1:25 27; Rom. 6:14; Heb. 7:18, 19).The imminent return of the Lord, which is the blessed hope of the Church, is to be followed in order by: the tribulation; the establishment of the reign of Christ on earth for one thousand years; the eternal state of punishment for the unsaved and the eternal state of blessing for the saved (Titus 2:13; 1 Thess. 1:10; 4:13 18; 5:4 10; Rev. 3:10; Matt. 24:21, 29, 30; 25:31; Rev. 20:1 6, 11 15; Matt. 25:46).NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICYThe College considers itself a Christian ministry within Houston’s multi-ethnic community. CBS does not discriminate against any qualified person on grounds of race, national origin, age, or because an otherwise qualified person is handicapped. This policy applies to all student admissions, academic policies, scholarships and other college-administered programs with noted exceptions.DENOMINATIONAL AFFILIATIONSThe College is not affiliated with any denomination. The College seeks to serve those individuals and churches of similar biblical faith and welcomes to its student body qualified persons who are in general agreement with the College’s doctrinal position.ACCREDITATIONThe College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), to award certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. Contact ABHE at 5850 T.T. Lee Blvd, Suite 130, Orlando, FL 32822 or call 407-207-0808. The ABHE address is provided to enable constituents to:learn about the institutions’ accreditation status, file a third-party comment, or file a complaint against the institution.The College of Biblical Studies-Houston is accredited with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the status of College of Biblical Studies. The SACSCOC address is provided to enable constituents to:learn about the institutions’ accreditation status, file a third-party comment, or file a complaint against the institution.Both accrediting bodies are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the United States Department of Education, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.Why is accreditation important?Whether a college, university, or program is accredited is important to students and the public for the following reasons: Students who want federal grants and/or loans must attend a college, university or program that is accredited. Employers ask if a college, university or program is accredited when deciding to provide tuition assistance to current employees, evaluating the credentials of new employees, or making a charitable contribution. The federal government requires that a college, university or program be accredited in order to be eligible for federal grants and loans or other federal funds that can ultimately have an impact on students and the public, e.g., research. State governments also require that a college, university or program be accredited for reasons such as making state funds available to institutions, when they allow students to sit for state licensure examinations in some professional fields, etc.Who are the accreditors?In the U.S., the accreditors are private, nongovernmental organizations created for the specific purpose of reviewing higher education institutions and programs for quality. To find a list of all recognized accreditors in the U.S., please go to the CHEA web site at www.chea.org and click on “Databases and Directories.” How do I learn more about accreditation?U. S. Department of Education: www.ed.gov Council for Higher Education Accreditation: www.chea.org Association for Biblical Higher Education: www.abhe.org Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges: www.sacscoc.org  
  • Are you ready to impact your world?Training in the truth that leads to transformation! Incorporated in 1976 as Houston Bible Institute, the College of Biblical Studies (CBS) began offering classes in 1979. Since our first class, we have lived out our mission of providing a biblically based education that embraces all ethnicities and strives to equip our students with an academic and spiritual foundation needed to lead their communities, churches and families.Christianity is Losing GroundCBS believes we must tackle this challenge head-on by meeting the educational, spiritual and social needs of Houston – the fourth largest and most diverse city in America.Committed to Our MissionWe offer students a top-rated, nationally accredited theological education taught by highly qualified faculty – 75% of whom have their doctorates. We also remain committed to affordable education. Because of low tuition rates as well as need-based scholarships, financial aid and flexible class schedules, many students who otherwise might not be able, have successfully obtained their college degree.Online, on campus, or both, students can choose from several bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees or personal enrichment courses. We also offer an associate’s degree taught entirely in the Spanish language. And with a special emphasis on the adult learner, CBS works hard to meet the needs of today's busy adult.Come and see for yourself what transformation looks like!Celebrating 40 years of Truth, Training and Transformation   
  • Thank you for your interest in the College of Biblical Studies. We are delighted that you are considering pursuing your education with us. At the College of Biblical Studies, we are committed to providing biblically based education for the Body of Christ, with primary focus on African-American and other ethnic minority groups, and equipping our students with a biblical worldview for Christian service to the church and the world.Whether you are just beginning your academic career or seeking to finish what you started years ago, we hope that you will prayerfully consider CBS.We offer a variety of academic programs including:Bachelor Degrees Through Accelerated Degree CompletionBachelor of Science in LeadershipBachelor of Science in Biblical Counseling Bachelor Degrees Through Four Year Degree CompletionFour-Year Bachelor Degree (PDF) Associate of Biblical Studies DegreeBible CertificateWe invite you to look around our website and encourage you to read the academic catalog (PDF; 5MB). As you contemplate enrolling at the College of Biblical Studies, our staff and faculty are available to assist you every step of the way. In particular, our Admissions and Advising Office is happy to schedule an appointment to meet with you and discuss your academic goals. You may contact our Admissions and Advising Office via email at admissions@cbshouston.edu. If you prefer, you may reach an admissions representative by phone at 713-772-4253 . If we can be of assistance or answer any questions, please do not hesitate to call.We know this is an important decision and we are praying with you as you seek the Lord’s direction regarding your education. The psalmist prayed in Psalm 119:135, “Make Your face shine upon Your servant, and teach me Your statutes.” This is also our prayer for you. Again, we are honored that you are considering earning your degree at the College of Biblical Studies. We look forward to seeing you in the classroom sometime soon.CBS is also the largest extension campus for Dallas Theological Seminary. Through our unique relationship with DTS, qualifying students are able to earn a Master's degree from one of the most respected seminaries in the world - right here on our Houston campus!
  • College of Biblical Studies (CBS) - Main Campus(713) 785-5995 ph.Toll Free: 1-844-227-9673 or 844-CBS-WORDCollege of Biblical Studies7000 Regency Square Blvd. Houston, Texas 77036DirectionsFrom North59 south, exit Hillcroft (stay on feeder past intersection of Hillcroft & 59)Right on Savoy (first right after Hillcroft, just before Star Furniture)Left on Regency Square Blvd. (past the water fountain)From South59 north, exit Hillcroft (u-turn under the freeway)Right on Savoy (first right after Hillcroft, just before Star Furniture)Left on Regency Square Blvd. (past the water fountain)Campus Map Houck Academic Center Floor PlanGround Floor Second FloorParkingAll persons utilizing CBS parking lots agree to indemnify and hold harmless the College of Biblical Studies (CBS), its agents, directors, employees, or assigns, jointly and severally harmless from and against any liability of claim, whether meritorious or not, arising with respect to any alleged loss, damage, or theft to student’s vehicle while driving or parked on campus or vicinity of campus or any extension location. Fill out my online form.//
  • One of the founding principles of the College of Biblical Studies  is to "…equip its students with a biblical worldview for Christian service to the church and the world".  At CBS, we believe this is as important within the community as well as within the classroom.  We have several opportunities for individuals as well as church and ministry leaders to be better equipped to impact Houston for Christ.  Below are just a few examples of how we accomplish this ministry outside of the traditional classroom experience. CBS Women's PartnershipThe CBS Women's Partnership includes Christian women committed to the advancement of the College of Biblical Studies through ministry, fundraising and community awareness. They meet regularly for prayer, fellowship and speaking engagements. If you are interested in joining the CBS Women's Partnership or getting more information, click here. 
  • The need is great. The time is now. The impact is eternal.God is calling hundreds of students to the College of Biblical Studies, and He is touching their lives through a distinctive education that deepens their faith and transforms their minds with biblical knowledge. We seek the support of generous believers who will join us in our mission of transforming lives that is so needed in Houston, in Texas, and in the world. We invite you to come alongside the College and invest in our greatest assets: Students!Donate Now Our graduates are making an extraordinary impact across all walks of life – permeating every community across Houston and beyond. These graduates are impacting the corporate world, nonprofit organizations, ministries, churches, and even those society prefers to forget.Help us train up courageous, godly leaders.Financial support from faithful friends of CBS helps us keep tuition low and a college education within reach for our students.Train one, transform thousands. Would you like to have an eternal impact on literally thousands of lives? Your gift to CBS doesn't just help our students - it impacts every single person our students reach. Just one student trained at CBS will go on to transform thousands more in their lifetime.When you give to the College of Biblical Studies, you are more than a donor to us. Frankly, you become a hero in the eyes of our students, faculty, and administration. We see the impact your gift makes each and every day, and we continually thank God for your support.Donate Now For further information or to discuss opportunities to invest in CBS-Houston, contactIrby Bair at 832.252.0759 or Irby.Bair@CBSHouston.edu. The College of Biblical Studies is a 501(c)(3) corporation.All donations are tax deductible.CBS has earned the Excellence in Giving's Seal of Transparency 

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