Christian Bible College and Seminary Distance Learning

The Christian Bible College and Seminary, or CBCS, is a distance learning institution dedicated to providing students with the means to learn theology at their own pace.  It was founded in 1990, headquartered in Independence, Missouri, and now functions as a non-for-profit institution in that state.  It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission International.  CBCS is nondenominational but overtly Christian, and defines its faith as being in Jesus Christ.  Of course, the school does not discriminate based on religion, race, or any other factor as prescribed by law.

Academics are the core of the university.  The school offers a variety of degrees, including Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degrees.  All coursework is done by distance learning, including books, taped lectures, and other traditional means of learning.  Students are encouraged to be flexible and design their own path towards a degree.

The school offers several specializations for degrees at all levels.  Bachelors, for instance, may specialize in Bible Studies, Christian Ministry, Theological Studies, Religious Education, and Biblical Counseling.  The master’s and doctoral programs offer even broader ranges of topics to specialize in.  Students may also enroll in a combination program which combines a master’s degree with a certificate program in Christian Counseling Therapy.

CBCS has a generous credit transfer policy and will accept transfer credits from all other theological schools.  However, credits from secular schools must be evaluated by the school’s review board before a credit can be given.

The school has a flexible academic policy.  There are no final exams for any courses, all courses are a standard five credits, and (except for a few counseling programs) there are no core courses.

Unlike most schools, CBCS does not charge by the course or credit hour – it charges a fixed fee for each degree.  All degrees require exactly 60 credit hours, or 12 courses, but compound on one another (E.G. one must have an associate’s degree before one can earn a Bachelor’s degree).  There is no time limit for students to earn a degree – students are always encouraged to work at their own pace in a way that fits in well with their current life.

Tuition, which may be discounted, ranged from $1,400 to for the Associate’s degree to $2,100 for the Doctoral Degree – extremely affordable compared to other universities.  This is in accordance with the Christian values of CBCS, which strives to make Christian education affordable to everyone.  Bear in mind, though, that students are expected to cover the cost of textbooks, audiotapes, and other course materials, which typically cost the same as they would from a Christian bookstore.

Although the school does not participate in federal financial aid programs, it does offer financial assistance to all students and allows total tuition to be broken up and paid over time.

In conclusion, the Christian Bible College and Seminary is an excellent and very affordable option for those seeking to learn more about theology at their own pace in a very traditional academic setting.

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4 comments on “Christian Bible College and Seminary Distance Learning
  1. Dr. Bob Burkett says:

    Christian Bible College and Seminary Distance Learning

    Hi: I am an experienced professional Christian college educational administrator. I have three college degrees including a doctorate degree in educational administrative management. I have served as a youth pastor, as an associate pastor, and I am currently the Associate Pastor of Education of Bloomington Baptist Church.
    We have several Christian schools here in this college town of Bloomington Indiana that have many graduating students who desire to attend a Christian college locally here in Bloomington.
    I feel lead by our Lord to establish a branch of a Christian college here in Bloomington and to continue to serve as it’s administrator. We might call it Bloomington Christian University. If it is the branch of a Christian college here in Indiana it might be called Indiana Bible College Bloomington Christian University or Indiana Baptist College Bloomington Christian University.
    For your information, I am the associate pastor of education at Bloomington Baptist Church and we have a large building right next to this church that can be used as the campus for Bloomington Christian University. Could you please send me a copy of your Christian college’s curriculum details and what you charge your students and what you pay your teachers? Could you please help me to get a branch of your great Christian college established within the next month here in Bloomington, Indiana? Thanks so very very much! God bless you for your help to me and to our area’s many Christian schools graduating students.
    Dr. Bob Burkett
    568 South Crimson Court
    Bloomington, IN 47403
    Phone#: 812 825 4646
    My Email Address: DrBob.Burkett@hotmail.com

  2. Dr. Bob Burkett says:

    Hi: Did you receive my email message to you about my desire to establish a branch of a Christian college here in this college town of Bloomington Indiana? I desire to learn the full details of the curriculum of a Christian college and what is charged to the students and what is paid to the teachers of this Bloomington Christian University or Bloomington Bible College?
    Thanks so very very much for helping me to accomplish this as soon as possible.
    Dr. Bob Burkett 568 South Crimson Court, Bloomington, IN 47403 My Phone#: 812 825 4646
    My email address: DrBob.Burkett@hotmail.com

  3. Dr. Bob Burkett says:

    Hi:
    I am a professional Christian educator and I feel lead by our Lord to establish a branch of a Christian college here in this college town of Bloomington Indiana. Could you please help me to accomplish this. In addition, I need a copy of the details of a Christian college curriculum information. I need to learn what is charged to our students and what is paid to our teachers. Please contact me at my address below:
    Dr. Bob Burkett 568 South Crimson Court, Bloomington, IN 47403 Phone #: 812 825 4646 Email Address: DrBob.Burkett@hotmail.com

  4. Dr. Bob Burkett says:

    Hi:
    I am an experienced professional Christian college administrator with a doctorate degree in Christian educational management. We have several Christian schools here in this college town of Bloomington Indiana with many graduating students who desire to attend a Christian college locally here in Bloomington. Could you please help me to establish a Christian college for them? I have three college degrees including a doctorate degree. Could we possibly establish this Christian university/college as either a new independent Christian college or perhaps as a branch of an existing Christian college possibly here in Indiana?
    Thanks so much for your help to me and to our area’s many Christian students!
    Dr. Bob Burkett
    568 South Crimson Court
    Bloomington, IN 47403
    Phone#: 812 825 xxxx Cell Phone#: 812 320-xxxx
    Email: DrBob.Burkett@hotmail.com

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