Exciting Changes to the M1 Class!
Calvary Chapel Bible College is excited to announce some major improvements to the Practical Christian Ministry program! For over 40 years of CCBC’s history, students have always had a service component to their education. This practical service has been a unique and effective tool in achieving the Bible college’s purpose and vision:
“To Know God and Equip His Servants”. We do this in light of our Lord’s instruction to His disciples: “…whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:43-45 NKJV). We believe that practical service opportunities are integral to forming Christ-like character in students and that is why we have the Practical Christian Ministry program to this day.
In recent years, an academic dimension was added to the service program in order to better prepare the head, heart, and hands of students as they serve others. This academic dimension was a weekly class that included a lecture or a book discussion about a topic related to servanthood. That Practical Christian Ministry class has been changed into a series of professional development seminars, beginning this fall semester. The introduction of these seminars is one of the ways in which we are expanding the Practical Christian Ministry program to not only address servanthood in general but also a Christian view of vocation and practical skills related to modern work.
A different professional development seminar will take place on each Friday morning of the semester in lieu of the Practical Christian Ministry class. Some examples of seminar topics include:
- Time Management Skills
- Productivity Tips
- Navigating Workplace Conflict
- Resume Building
- Job Interview Skills
- Developing Concentration & Focus
- Work as Ministry
- Being an Effective Workplace Witness
- Basic Financial Literacy
- Cultivating a Servant’s Heart
- Modern Networking
- Christian Ethics in the Workplace
- Searching For Employment
Students will be required to choose four out of the fourteen seminars to attend during the semester, about once a month. This new feature comes alongside several other improvements to the training and evaluative methods of the Practical Christian Ministry program. And all of these changes are a part of the continuous improvement process at CCBC as we pursue accreditation and find new and better ways to equip our students. We hope that you will join us this fall to use your head, heart, and hands as you learn more about God’s Word and become more like Jesus!