Recently I shared with you about an exciting opportunity for bi-vocational ministers in our Kentucky Baptist Convention to receive some ministry training at Clear Creek tuition free. We filled those initial openings for the tuition-free bi-vocational certificate very quickly. I am excited to announce that we have expanded our offering for this tuition free bi-vocational certificate above the original 25 offerings to offer a few more openings to bi-vocational ministers.
We are also expanding these last few openings to anyone who is serving either in Kentucky or outside of Kentucky. Please share this great opportunity if you know someone who needs to take advantage of it.
Starting in the spring 2017 semester, these bi-vocational ministers will have the opportunity to complete the certificate tuition-free through the gracious Cooperative Program support of our Kentucky Baptist Convention churches and the financial support of individual donors who have provided scholarships to cover tuition. Students will only be responsible for a registration fee, part time Student Service Fee and the cost of their books each semester.
The bi-vocational certificate will consist of 18 credit hours. Coursework will include 8 hours in Bible, 6 hours in doctrine and theology, and classes in church revitalization and spiritual formation. The certificate will be completed across three semesters, by taking seven hours per semester the first two semesters and then four hours the last semester. The entire certificate will be delivered online to accommodate the busy schedule of the bi-vocational minister. The online cohort will begin together and take every class together.
The opportunity to earn this certificate tuition free is extremely limited and will only be offered to applicants who are serving as bi-vocational ministers and who have never taken classes at Clear Creek before. Our first spring semester online cohort will begin their certificate work in January 2017 and will complete their studies in May of 2018. There will not be a new cohort started until this first cohort has completed their studies.
One of Clear Creek’s core values is “A Servant of the Churches: We are a community that exists to train individuals sent to us by the churches. We commit ourselves to serve the needs of the churches.”
If you would like more information about our bi-vocational certificate please contact Clear Creek’s admissions director, Greg Young, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (606) 337-1103.