BH Carroll Institute

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  1. Jimmy C

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    Was talking with a friend the other day who is involved in the BH Carroll Institue. For a new seminary, things are going great. The have 250 students enrolled with I think 50 in thier PhD program. they are working for state accredidation and after that SACS and ATS - they plan to be fully accredited by the time thier first graduates hit the pavement.


    The following is from their website:

    http://www.bhcti.org/Students/index.cfm?action=page&contentid=126

    Reinventing Theological Education
    B. H. Carroll Theological Institute is reinventing theological education in innovative, creative ways that make ministerial training more relevant, practical, effective, as well as affordable and accessible to all Christian workers. Using a nexus of scholars, teaching churches, and learning centers, Carroll Institute mobilizes the Body of Christ to minister and serve an increasingly lost and needy world. With a focus on the Great Commission, this approach commits a minimum of resources to buildings and a maximum of resources to intellectual capital and learning technologies. It operates from a center in Arlington, Texas where professors (Senior Fellows) with a depth and breadth of experience in theological disciplines plan curricula. They also teach and coordinate the work of academically qualified scholars (Resident Fellows) in teaching churches across the nation and ultimately around the world. Carroll Institute uses a broad range of media to connect with the churches and provide theological education that is biblically based and practically oriented
     
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    Jimmy C,

    I looked at the web pages. Did I miss the word "degree" any place? Is it there? Does that tell us anything?

    sdg!

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  3. Jimmy C

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    Also from the website - they cannot offer degrees until accredidation comes through

    "most of our courses of study will require two or more years to complete, we intend to offer degrees about the time students complete their courses of study. Therefore, we hope to offer accredited degrees upon completion of the self-study, site-visit, and approval by the accrediting agencies."

    Most of the full time proffs are former proffs at SWBTS - including the former dean of the school of theology, and former dean of the school of music. They are very conservative theologically, and are frankly stunned at the number of students that they already have.

    Their concept is to have certain teaching churches in cities that the professors will go to, as well as internet courses - instead of having the students come to Ft Worth or Waco or louisville. It is an interesting concept that seems to be catching on.
     

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