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Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by TCGreek, Nov 21, 2010.
Just learned that Liberty University is considered Southern Baptist. Never knew that!
Liberty is not offically a SB school, but Thomas Road Bap does contribute to the Co-op program - which designates the church as SBC.
This link in the last couple of paragraphs - give the 411 on the relationship with the SBC
Liberty is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia.
They allow two designated members of their board of trustees to represent the SBCV.
Technically it isn't SBC in the sense of a major seminary but like most Baptist colleges. It's a good set up.
Has been for over a decade.
From the Baptist Standard, 1999:
Correct in that there aren't really any SBC colleges save for Boyce, the one at SW and the one at SE. All other Baptist colleges that are typically referred to as SB actually have trustees that are partially or fully elected by respective state conventions.
Most of us with ifb background don't understand that the National Convention (SBC) controls the "seminaries" but not the "colleges". Colleges fall under the auspices of state/local control.
Many formerly "ifb" schools have linked with the conservative element of the SBC. Have many friends who attended Cedarville University, long under the auspices of the GARBC independent Baptist, that is now in the same "nominal" SBC circle.