This year Clear Creek Baptist Bible College is celebrating 90 years of training those called of God to Christian service. I am proud of the fact that Clear Creek is still focused on this one mission that God gave our first president, Dr. L.C. Kelly, in 1926.
As we celebrate our 90th year of ministry training, we still feel clearly called and commissioned to pursue the vision God gave L.C. Kelly to give ministers of Kentucky an opportunity to pursue and obtain a ministerial education. It is with this passion in mind that we wish to announce our new bi-vocational ministry certificate.
Starting in the spring 2017 semester, 25 bi-vocational pastors from Kentucky Baptist Convention churches 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 eight hours in Bible, six 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 pastor. 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 the first 25 applicants who are serving as bi-vocational pastors in Kentucky Baptist churches 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 2018. There will not be a new cohort started until this first cohort has completed their studies. Any student above the first 25 applicants accepted from Kentucky Baptist Convention churches, or students from other states may complete the program at our current tuition rate.
If you would like more information about our bi-vocational certificate please contact Clear Creek’s admissions director, Greg Young, at email@example.com or (606) 337-1103.