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Featured Best/Worst Baptist Colleges?

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by Gina B, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

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    Which ones would you recommend, and which ones would you not recommend?

    Having a dorm is requirement.

    Location isn't too much of a concern, though the south/deep south is probably not going to work out. Lower down especially is out, like Florida and such, but up higher like towards Indiana, West Virginia could work out. Everywhere else can likely be considered.
     
  2. Squire Robertsson

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    Maranatha Baptist University, Watertown, Wisconsin at

    http://www.mbbc.edu

    is a good school.
     
  3. John of Japan

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    Amen. Solidly Baptist, regional accreditation, high standards in every way, top teachers, a wonderful coffee shop, and the alumni association is the best I've ever heard of. What more could you ask for?
     
  4. Gina B

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    Thank you, will be requesting info. Looks like they have a good music program. Yay! :thumbs:
     
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    Carson Newman University
    Jeffersn City, TN
     
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    Might want to check out Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) in Langhorne, PA.

    Good education, dorms, great music program.

    Great east coast weather - 4 degrees this morning and a big nor-easter due tonight

    Rob
     
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    What is the reluctance of the "south"?
     
  9. Gina B

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    Mom concerns. I know people near, or have lived in, or am familiar with most other areas and feel like it would be more safe to have her where people could go to her or I could get to her quicker and where she is more at ease and is in a more familiar environment.

    Plus, if I end up taking her back to the coast with a Southern accent, they might stone me with avocado pits. :laugh:
     
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    I would highly recommend the Bible College I am going to now if one is interested in a Bible/ Ministry education.

    Fellowship Baptist College of Indiana-http://fellowshipbaptistcollege.com/

    This a very small school. But the people in authority here are wonderful humble spiritual people.

    at my last school I had a horrible problem with the people in authority exerting way too much control over every aspect of our lives and with lying and manipulation.

    There are many great ministry opportunities here and God's spirit is really working among the students.
     
  12. Greektim

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    Now you need to spill the beans about your former school ;)

    Would your college fit the local church trying to make a college concept from another recent thread?

    It also doesn't bode well when the school is unaccredited, tuition free, and doesn't list its faculty on the website. Something to hide?
     
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    The school's website has a PDF catalogue that lists faculty, many of whom are teaching at their alma mater. However, I did notice one with a degree from Andersonville.
     
  14. Zenas

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    Gina, it would be worthwhile to look at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Kentucky. Tom Butler, who is a very active member of Baptist Board, is on their Board and I believe he would be very happy to tell you all about the place if you PM him.
     
  15. Greektim

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    Is that degree from Andersonville supposed to mean something? That is just another degree mill.
     
  16. Jordan Kurecki

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    Accreditation does not mean something is successful in the eyes of God. I can think of many secular colleges that are an abomination to God and have accreditation. One of the Baptist Distinctives is Separation of Church and State and as a bible college that centers on training people for ministry accreditation is neither beneficial nor necessary. Tuition free is made able because the college again is a ministry of the local church which is biblical in regards to training for ministry, this is made possible by the generosity of the people of the local church. I find your criticism of the school somewhat arrogant and ignorant.

    God will use a college where the faculty and students are Spirit filled, not the ones who have the most fancy pieces of paper hanging on their walls thinking they are better than everyone else.

    1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
    1Co 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
     
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    It is good to see churches take the role of educating and developing those seeking to take leadership roles in the ministry. Too often I think that mentorship and spiritual development is an area where the local church drops the ball and leaves it up to the seminary. Too often I think that we are “professionalizing” the ministry. As long as the ministry/outreach is not billing itself as a degree producing college, then I see no problem with such discipleship within a church or denomination.
     
  18. Greektim

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    Success in the eyes of God? As if the Bible college is the institution that God ordained??? Accreditation is success in the eyes of academia. And being a college is an academic institution, like it or not.

    This is my problem w/ local churches trying to have a "college" as a ministry. They are diploma mills at best in the area of academia. They lack the research capabilities and the faculty to host valuable insight beyond the common indoctrination training you will receive at these church "colleges".

    So let's stop calling these "colleges" because that implies conferring academic degrees. It is a church institute (even that term conveys academics). It is a church training center. I have no problem with that. In fact I encourage the local church to do that. But don't call it something that it clearly is not.

    PS... that text you quoted is about the gospel, not academia or training instutitions. So it fails to be a good comparison. I get what you are trying to say. I really do. But keep it in context. It has way more punch when it is related to the power of the gospel and the foolishness and the scandal of the gospel.
     
  19. Greektim

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    This is absolutely true. But a local church Bible "college" is not the answer for that. Seminary has its place, but the best education is a hard knock education. I'm speaking from experience.
     
  20. Gina B

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    The credits will need to transfer.

    And no, it absolutely cannot be a Hyles Anderson type place, or have anyone there that went there, or anyone that drove by there, or anyone that has rules about molesting the ducks actually written into the rule book because if they think the kids are that dumb, they shouldn't accept them in the first place.
     
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