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Central Bible College is a private[1] coed[2] Bible college for the Assemblies of God. It has an 108 acre campus in Springfield, Missouri[2] and was founded in 1922.[2] The college has a Bible-centered curriculum designed to educate and train ministers, missionaries, and Christian workers. The highest degree offered is a bachelor's degree.[3] The College serves less than 1,000 students,[4] in Spring 2009 there were 554 full-time and 81 part-time students at Central Bible College.[1]

It is the purpose of Central Bible College to provide Bible-centered courses of training to prepare Christian workers for effectual service at home and abroad; to maintain an institution which shall foster and nourish the spiritual life of its students; to stimulate missionary and evangelistic interest and zeal; and to serve as an instrument to perpetuate and strengthen the distinctive testimony and ministry of the Assemblies of God.[5]

Central Bible College has been accredited with the Association for Biblical Higher Education since 1948 and was last reaccredited in 2006.[4] In addition, Central Bible College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.[1]

The current President is Dr. Gary Denbow.[1][6] Central Bible College credo is: "For the training of ministers and missionaries."[7]

History

The college was founded in 1922 by the General Council of the Assemblies of God as the Central Bible Institute. It was renamed Central Bible College in 1948 when it began to offer a four-year baccalaureate program.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d "Central Bible College" Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  2. ^ a b c Peterson's (2009) Colleges in the Midwest‎ (24th edition) Peterson's, Lawrenceville, New jersey, page 139, ISBN 978-0-7689-2690-3
  3. ^ Thompson, Hugh A. (2002) 2001 Academic Library Trends and Statistics: For Carnegie Classification Volume 1, Association of College and Research Libraries, Chicago, page 138, ISBN 0-8389-8212-3
  4. ^ a b "Central Bible College" Association for Biblical Higher Education
  5. ^ "Purpose Statement" Central Bible College
  6. ^ Denbow, Gary (16 September 2007) "Clean speech" Today's Pentecostal Evangel pp. 21-22, page 22
  7. ^ Reddin, Opal L. (July 2005) "A Defining Moment in the General Council of the Assemblies of God" Discernment Newsletter page 8

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Coordinates: 37°15′09″N 93°17′44″W / 37.2525°N 93.29556°W / 37.2525; -93.29556

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