Seminaries & Bible College Merger

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  1. Rhetorician

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    For all who want to be "in the know!"

    http://www.faith.edu/news/merger.html

    Faith and Central lay plans for merger. I do not know much about these two schools. But I know that with shrinking Christian Education Dollars this could be a good thing.

    I wish some of you who have better connections to the schools than I have could come back and let me know some particular details and issues connected with the planned merger?

    "That is all!":thumbsup:
     
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    Faith Baptist was originally Omaha Bible Institute, upon moving to Iowa, its name was changed to Faith. Sometime in the late '80 Denver Baptist Bible College closed and sent it seminary to Faith
     
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    Faith used to be a GARBC approved school and has to my knowledge been fairly consistent in that vein. They merged/absorbed Denver Baptist Bible College and Seminary a number of years ago which also was a GARBC school. They have, in my mind been improving over the years.

    GARBC stopped "approving" schools a few years ago.

    Faith was a Bible college, then Bible college/seminary and it seems the seminary is somewhat separte at this point.

    Do not know anything about Central.

    Their Denver merger gained them the library and some of the faculty due to, in my mind, some very poor financial decisions on the part of the Denver folks. The old campus neiborhood was declining so they sold it and moved to better digs that they could not pay for - was my impression anyway.

    http://www.faith.edu/ is the college/seminary website
     
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    The reason the GARBC stopped approving schools was because the "approving" authority was the GARBC "Council of 18". The problem was that many of the council members were executives of the Schools, mission Boards and other minstrys. Anotherwards it was the fox guarding the henhouse. Dr. L. Duane Brown reccomended that the Council be composed only of local pastors - specifically no paid employee of any apporved agecny a member. The resoultion was voted down.

    Reason such as that and other, caused men like Dr. Brown and others to leave the GARBC, and they formed the IBFNA - Indepenent Baptist Fellowship of North Americia.

    Salty

    More of the GARBC split can be found in the book "What Happened to the GARBC at Niagara Falls?" by Dr. Brown.
    Check this link here

    actually there are many baptist groups listed here ( good quick reference) - the GARBC and IBFNA are about halfway down.
     
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    I just recieved this email from a friend of mine. He was part of the Denver College.

    PHP:
    It is good to hear from you.   Faith Seminary had already 
    started when Denver Seminary merged with it
    .  The proposed 
    merger of Faith 
    and Central Seminary is a wonderful proposal 
    and I believe will strengthen both institutions.  We have many
    friends 
    and two sons with both institutions and the merger 
    will enlarge their ministries 
    for the Lord.
    Yours in Christ
    I havent asked his permission to give his name - yet

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    Kevin Bauder, president of Central Seminary, seems to be of the opinion that fundamentalism has too may seminaries for the size of the movement (which probably is not a movement any more), so I am not surprised that he is involved in trying to merge two together. These two are very conservative and probably a good fit for each other.
     
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    I just received his permission -

    Dr. L. Duane Brown, was the last President of Denver Bap College and Seminary is the individual who gave the info in the quoted post.
     

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