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Covenant Bible Seminary
Academic Information


Academia at Covenant Bible Seminary


In the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18–20), Jesus did not say, “Go and learn more stuff!” He didn’t instruct us, “Impress the world with more and more letters after your name!” He never told anyone, “Your reason for being here is to cram as much knowledge inside your head as you can!”

At Covenant Bible Seminary, we are continually asking, “So what? Now what?” That means that every academic course, every assignment, needs to have a purpose. No sermons, no Bible lessons, no worship services without a practical application that will Make A Difference in the world around us.

Jesus said, “As you are going around in life, help more and more people become Followers (yes, big F) of Me. Baptize them into this new life. Teach them how to obey what I have taught—you’ll find it in the Word of God. By the way, I will be with you every step of the way. You cannot fail if you will just follow My example!”

At CBS, academics serve a greater purpose than credentials or 
bragging rights or even the acquisition of truth.


We believe that TRUTH serves in
pursuit of a greater good:
to
LEAD

L

LEARN
How to fulfill God’s calling 

Reach the world with the Good News of a Savior who loves people so much He’d rather die than let them go.

E

EXPERIENCE
God’s rich blessings in your life

Use your experience to bless the world–at–large.

A

ADVANCE
like a well–disciplined army

Use our academic success to appropriate the power of God, defeat a determined army of evil, and rescue people who are at great risk of destruction by God’s enemies.

D

DIRECT
the power of God’s love and acceptance

into the lives of defeated, guilt–ridden, fearful, angry people who desperately want to know Jesus—they just don’t know yet that they want to know Jesus.


Covenant Bible Seminary Information

  • Entrance & Enrollment
  • RECORDS, TRANSCRIPTS AND TRANSFER
  • QUARTER CREDIT SYSTEM
  • RECOGNITION, APPROVAL AND AFFILIATION
  • ORDINATION

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Students are admitted to the Seminary who have experienced a spiritual rebirth, (John 1:12-13), by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and who have the desire to serve Him with all of their heart. Seekers may also be admitted, subject to the approval of the Dean.

SPECIAL STUDENTS, AUDITORS AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

We recognize that an academic degree is not always required to function in a viable ministry; therefore, students may be admitted to the Seminary without seeking admission to any particular degree program as a special student or auditor, as well as those who are simply seeking to learn more about the Christian faith.  Students earning forty-five (45) credits at the Seminary may be awarded a certificate upon written request by the student, and approval by the Dean.


DEGREE PREREQUISITES:

Students who seek to enroll in a degree program must meet the prior academic standing required for that degree. Students admitted to the degree programs of the Seminary are those who exhibit the academic and spiritual characteristics which are necessary for successful completion of the program to which they are applying, subject to approval of the Dean.

WORK STUDY EXPERIENCE FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT:

A maximum of one (1) year (45 academic credits) may be earned by "work experience", of not less than three (3) years in an approved ministry.  This applies to either the Undergraduate School or the Master of Divinity Degree Program, but not both, with approval by the Dean.

ENROLLMENT STATUS:

Students may enroll in either Resident or Independent Study Subjects.

FULL-TIME STUDENTS:

Students are considered full-time who take between 9-12 quarter credit hours. More than 12 hours may be taken with approval of the Dean. Students taking less than 9 credit hours are considered part-time.

TRANSFER STUDENTS MUST EARN 15 CREDITS AT CBS:

Students with credits from other institutions are encouraged to set up an appointment with the Dean to determine if these credits may be applied to a degree program at Covenant Bible Seminary. A minimum of fifteen (15) quarter credit hours must be taken at Covenant Bible Seminary, in addition  to  any  credits  transferred,  to  qualify  for  graduation in  any degree program of the Seminary.

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