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South Bend, Indiana

Welcome my dear Christian Friend,
  I am excited about the external studies programs . . .  offered by Calvary Christian College and Seminary.

  I have personally reviewed the curriculum, and find it to be scripturally sound. Upon completing the prescribed courses of study, each student will be a knowledgeable individual who is able to rightly divide the Word of truth and share it with others. Therefore, I am happy to endorse this school. --Dr. Jack Van Impe (1983 Graduate, Member of Advisory Board).


Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15)

Our Mission:

Paul's inspired words formed the foundation of our Mission Statement from the beginning of Calvary Christian College and Seminary:

"According to 2 Timothy 2:15, Calvary Christian College and Seminary exists to provide quality Bible college and ministry training with degree recognition to every Christian student desiring it, and deserving it, regardless of their physical location or financial limitations."

Our Means:

Calvary Christian has always been a school whose fees are well within reach of almost anyone who truly desires a Bible-centered education. We earnestly desire to continue that policy.  We  must cover our costs, however. To do that we must ask that students pay $10 per credit hour plus $50 to cover the graduation fees.  All course work fees must be paid in advance.  Course work is shipped very promptly upon receipt of the appropriate fee: $30 per three-credit hour course and $40 per four-hour course.

Our Methodology:

Christian education by correspondence isn't new. It was actually one of the favored methods the Apostle Paul employed for equipping the saints with the vital doctrines and duties accompanying the Christian faith during the first century.

I am happy to report the Pauline off-campus model reappeared several years ago in response to growing numbers of men and women desiring an education but unable to relocate to classroom settings. Sadly, instead of applauding the "university without walls" in its effort to provide alternative educational opportunities for the disadvantaged and disenfranchised, the movement has been met with unkind and unwarranted criticism* from institutional protectionists angered with these schools for refusing their unbiblical man-made accreditation.

Today while the future of  "traditional" college is being debated, distance learning has proven to be a viable means of education through the following triad of evidences: The first can be clearly seen in the development of the self-study process. Quantum advances in technology and information storage and delivery systems now offer students- around the clock and around the world- quality scholarship and study opportunities via the computer and the internet in the comfort of their own home. 

The second evidence comes from its growing- and may I say prominent- list of proponents. A quick Google search reveals Government agencies, small and large businesses, home-schoolers, the military, secular universities, and Christian colleges and seminaries are all scrambling to incorporate distance study alternatives into their overall mission strategies. When reporting on this trend, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote: "All across the country, going to college is acquiring a whole new meaning as higher education undergoes a virtual transformation, one that some predict will make traditional campuses the dinosaurs of the digital age." Interestingly, that excerpt appeared in an article from their July 20, 1998 edition.

Finally, and perhaps most compelling, are the products of these distance education programs: the graduates. Nowhere has this been more of a blessing than in the Christian community. Thanks to the visionary efforts of many conservative off-campus Bible colleges like Calvary Christian, hundreds of thousands of evangelists, pastors and Bible teachers who probably would not have been trained- have been armed for  battle in a field glutted by agnostics, skeptics and liberals, where they are fully equipped to earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:3).

Now in all honesty, who would benefit most by accusing, opposing, and ultimately eliminating these schools, my friend (Rev. 12:9-10)?

If you sense the Lord's call upon your life, believe that preparation for ministry is the next event on His agenda for you, but cannot for whatever reason relocate to an on campus Christian school, we invite you to examine the following endorsement and then download the opportunities available to you at Calvary Christian College and Seminary:

"As a graduate and friend of Calvary Christian College and Seminary, it is my honor to recommend this school to anyone desiring sound Bible college and/or ministry degree training."

Dr. John F. Stampfli, Brigadier General, United States Army Reserve  (2009-2011 Graduate: Doctor of Biblical Studies).

Yours for Christian Education,

Kenneth F. Pierpont, D.Min
Vice President

PS: Please remember, God has a prepared place for a prepared person. Could it be He is just waiting on you?



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