College Suggestions

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by Kayla, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. Kayla

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    Does anyone have a college suggestion a good one, I would like one that is doctrinally sound. And I don't want anyone talking down anybody else's suggestions.
     
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    I would certainly recommend my alma mater, Eastern College in Pennsylvania. It's a good school academically, the Christian atmosphere is because of the students it attracts and not because of the rules it enforces, the professors are all active in Christian ministry beyond the classroom and there's a good balance of financial aid against relatively reasonable (for a private, Baptist college) expense. Also, it is accredited by a regional agency, which, contrary to some criticism, does NOT mean compromise of curriculum. The only drawback is the overlap of the school term with the winter months.

    If you don't want to go that far from home, then my wife's alma mater, Missouri Baptist College in the St. Louis suburbs is also a fine school, thoroughly Christian in the Baptist tradition, and solid academically. They also do a really good job with financial aid.
     
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    My son goes to Samford University in Birmingham Al.
    Great school!!!
    It is a well rounded University with many majors.
    Known for Pre Law and Pharmacy.
    Also has a nursing school.
    Beeson Seminary, Mcwhorter School of Pharmacy, and Cumberland School of Law.
    VEry
    Beautifu campus. With southern Hospitality!!!
     
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    It depends upon what you are looking for in a college. Do you just want a Liberal Arts College for working in the secular world or do you want to train for the ministry? A Christian Liberal Arts College would be something like Bob Jones, Pensecola, Liberty U. and so on. To train for the ministry such as missions or the pastorate, I would only recommend Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. Theologically Fundamental Conservative and Methodologically diverse to reach the multitudes of diverse people in America and around the world. BBC is supported by over 1,000 Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches so the tuition is kept low compared to most other Bible colleges. I can speak of BBC first hand because I am scheduled to graduate in May '04.
     
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    I agree. It would probably be good to know a little more about what you would like to do for a career. What degree would you be seeking? Different colleges will be stronger than others in different areas and degree programs.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Crown College of The Bible. Powell, Tn.

    Crown College

    This is a great college for people going into the ministry, they have courses on; youth ministry, missions, music, edu., office admin., and pastoral. They are a old time fundamental Bible college that I would recommend to anyone.

    Cline

    p.s. Lord willing I will be going there myself soon.
     
  7. Kayla

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    I am going into the Lord's service to be a teacher at a Christian School. I want to help start a Christian school in current area. The closest (good) Christian School around is about an hour away.

    BTW...BBC is where my pastor went to College.
     
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    Maranatha BBC in Watertown, WI, is fully accredited and certified for education. High standards without being so legalistic you can't breath. Use the KJV but certainly not only.

    Small town (25k), small college (1k) but with all sports, drama, music, intramurals, etc that make the whole college experience great.

    Wife and I attended in the late 60's and all three kids in the 90's. Two thumbs up.

    http://mbbc.edu/
     
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    Perhaps you might also check out Ouchita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Good Luck in your search for a school.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  10. Rosell

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    You don't often hear about young people wanting to go to college to teach in a Christian school. So I'm going to pause to ask the Lord's blessing on you and your future. This is a ministry calling as important as being a pastor or missionary, because I think the future of the church in this country rests with the next generation of leaders now being prepared and trained in Christian schools.
     
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    Joe,

    I know several folks that have attended Ouchita. that school seems to produce some of the finest young men and women that I have been aquainted with.

    Hard for this Texas boy to admit!
     
  12. Kayla

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    Thank you for the prayer, my area of missouri is very rural and our church is going to be building a new church building soon, We are being blessed of the Lord and have been getting new members. And one of the things they we want to build is a school. I myself having to go to Public School, would want younger children in my church to have the opportunity to go to a good Christian school. Public School is a battle ground everyday. It would be great to have a school for them where the worldly influence to little to none. I am starting to get as long winded as Abby.
     
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    Kayla,

    I would recommend Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. Not too far from Missouri, and they have a very good Christian Education program there, which allows you to become a licensed teacher (if that's important to you). They are regionally accredited, and accept financial aid. They are very conservative doctrinally, but there is a refreshingly balanced atmosphere- not a critical spirit at all. The people are warm and friendly, and most of the professors end up knowing you by name quite quickly. My wife has her Elementary Education degree from FBBC, so we are quite familiar with the quality of the program.
     
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    Another good college is Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

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    Well I have looked into several. The Final Desision will probably come after my parents and my pastor have review the situations. Thanks for all of your suggestions. Oh yeah if you know where the websites are for these colleges you could definately post them on here, it would be much appresated. (My spelling is really bad). I plan to work on that before college. I have 2 years yet. My pastor jokingly told me I should go a college today because it is where his grandson is going to go. He has been joking with me about his grandson like that for a long time. Because David(His grandson) and I are such good friends. I told him that I should at more to a college than boys.
     
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    Heritage Baptist University and Seminary in Greenwood, Indiana.
     
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    Here is the website for Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. Baptist Bible College Homepage

    The college has an excellent elementary education dept. and music education dept. I know several students who have graduated with a degree in elementary education and have been extreemely successful in both the public and private schools. Should you decide that you wish to teach public schools or feel that God wants you to be His ambassador to the public schools (something I wish more would do) then BBC is also accredited by American Association of Bible Colleges as well as the final stages of approval for North Central Accreditation. The State of MO has also certified the graduates of BBC to teach in MO public schools. IF you are interested, our College Days is just around the corner in which we invite everyone to come and check us out and sit in on our classes and meet the professors and student. The website will have more details.
     
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    I strongly suggest Liberty University.

    Liberty is a strong, conservative Christian liberal arts university that is fully accredited and offers degrees of AA to PhD. I graduated from LU with two majors in 2001 and have found that I grew spiritual, relationally, and intellectually by leaps and bounds while at ole LU. The faculty is great and students are loving and friendly.

    BTW: Did I mention that LU is a Division 1 school whose men's and women's basketball teams both made the NCAA tournament this last weekend. :D
     
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    [slur removed - this thread specifically asked not to TALK DOWN anyone's suggestions]

    [ March 09, 2004, 01:19 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob Griffin ]
     
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    Kayla,

    I think you are most wise to depend on the input of your parents and pastor (grandson aside! [​IMG] ). In addition to Faith ( http://www.faith.edu ), if you haven't considered these schools, I'll throw them in- I've personally taken teens from my youth group to the campuses, and was impressed with what I saw...

    Maranatha Baptist Bible College- http://www.mbbc.edu
    Northland Baptist Bible College- http://www.nbbc.edu
    Pillsbury Baptist Bible College- http://www.pillsbury.edu
    Bob Jones University- http://www.bju.edu

    You might also want to consider Clearwater Christian College, Pensacola Christian College (on our trips, it was our experience that they had the best cafeteria food!), Ambassador Baptist College, Piedmont Baptist College, and Appalachian Bible College.

    Enjoy the decision-making process!
     

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