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Update From the President’s Office on CU’s Current Response to COVID-19

Update From the President’s Office on CU’s Current Response to COVID-19

Dear Calvary Warriors,

Our crisis management team and our university leadership  have been working together proactively during these past weeks to ensure sound strategies for adapting to the very fluid COVID-19 situation, seeking first and foremost your health and safety. As we continue to work hard to do our part to stop the spread of this health threat, here are some steps CU is taking:

(1) We are following CDC guidance and cancelling or postponing large gatherings and events. We have postponed Feast and Fund (rescheduled for August 7), we are postponing Commencement (rescheduled for June 27), and Chapel/Assemblies will be delivered and live-streamed, but will not be required for in-person attendance.

(2) CU will also limit staff and faculty gatherings as much as is possible. For example, this week’s War Council (all employee meeting) will be postponed until the next regularly scheduled date. Updates that would normally be given in this meeting will be communicated via email in the next few days.

(3) Beginning after Spring Break and continuing through the end of the semester (including Cycle 6), all classes will be delivered online only. As Calvary has a robust blended model, and all of our students and faculty are already engaging in CU’s distance learning model, this will be a simple switch for most of you.

(4) Calvary will not be closing the dorms during the semester unless instructed to do so by a public health official. We are working on ways to ensure our students continue to receive normal services even as we try to practice very important social distancing.

(5) Most operations and services will continue to function, but may be accomplished in virtual environments rather than in person.There may be some services suspended, and if so we will communicate with you as these things become apparent.

(6) As is typical, Calvary’s primary mode of communication with our students, staff, and faculty will be through CU’s official email system, and we urge you to check your email accounts frequently, as this is a readily changing situation.

Please be prayerful, remembering that even in the midst of adversity, we find our strength and contentment in Him, rather than in our circumstances (Php 4:10-14).


Christopher Cone, Th.D, Ph.D, Ph.D
President / CEO
Research Professor of Bible and Theology
Calvary University

Christian Leader’s Conference: What Makes Counseling Biblical?

Christian Leader’s Conference: What Makes Counseling Biblical?

Christian Leaders’ Conference

9am – 6pm February 17, 2020

$25 Registration Fee (includes lunch & dinner)


9:15 CST  Welcome & Orientation | Dr. Christopher Cone

9:35 CST  The Difference Between a Discipline and a Worldview | Dr. Luther Smith

10:35 CST  Break

11:05 CST  Deconstructing Psychology | Dr. Christopher Cone

Panel Discussion

12:10 CST  Lunch Break

1:05 CST  The Priority of Scripture | Dr. Thomas Baurain

2:05 CST  Break

2:15 CST  Where Wisdom Is Found | Dr. Jeff Cox

3:15 CST  Break

3:25 CST  Specific Distinctiveness of This Approach: Consistent Application of Literal Grammatical Historical Hermeneutic | Dr. Luther Smith

4:25 CST  Break

4:35 CST  CU Church Cohort Presentation | Bill Stebbins

4:55 CST  General Distinctiveness of This Approach: A Discipline Born from the Biblical Worldview Followed | Dr. Christopher Cone

6:00 CST  Conference Summary/Closing | Dr. Luther Smith


Calvary University’s Student Life Center

512 Bong Ave., Belton, MO 64012

Live-streamed to Calvary’s interactive teaching sites in Fort Morgan, CO, and Warrenton, MO!

Dr. Christopher Cone

Dr. Christopher Cone

CU President, Research Professor of Bible and Theology

Dr. Luther Smith

Dr. Luther Smith

Dean of the College, Department Chair of Biblical Counseling, Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling

Dr. Jeffrey Cox

Dr. Jeffrey Cox

Program Director of Graduate Biblical Counseling, Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling

Dr. Thomas Baurain

Dr. Thomas Baurain

Dean of CU Seminary, Professor of Bible and Theology

Register Today!

2020 Feast & Fund set for March 20

2020 Feast & Fund set for March 20

CU alumna Moriah Roberts cheerfully bids on a choice item during the 2019 Feast & Fund.

The 2020 Feast & Fund Auction has been set for March 20, 2020. This event is a fun-filled evening for all, a delicious meal, as well as an important financial boost to the work of Calvary University.

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, to allow time to look over the numerous silent auction items before dinner at 6:30 pm. The evening will include an excellent dinner and a live auction of several items. You won’t want to miss out.

Click here for more information and a sign-up form.

Calvary University Gains Colorado Authorization

Calvary University Gains Colorado Authorization

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education approves Calvary University to operate as a degree-granting institution in Colorado.


Kansas City, MO, December 9, 2019 — Calvary University continues to innovate in Christian higher education by gaining the unanimous consent of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) to offer a full range of degrees (Bible, Theology and Liberal Arts) through the Calvary University Innovation Center (CUIC) in Fort Morgan, Colorado.

Dr. Christopher Cone, president of Calvary University (CU), announced on Thursday, December 5, that Vice President of Western Initiatives and Director of CUIC, William George, along with CU‘s Vice President of Student Development, Cory Trowbridge, met with CCHE Chair Tom McGimpsey, and the CCHE Board of Commissioners where CU received the official approval “to operate as an authorized private, degree-granting institution in Colorado pursuant to the Degree Authorization Act.” 

I want to thank the CCHE,” said Dr. Cone, “for the opportunity to serve the people of Colorado. We’re excited about being able to present these robust programs. This has been a very long and difficult journey, but this opens up horizons for CU in Colorado and beyond.” 

Calvary has offered all of its degrees worldwide for some time now through its “blended” model, which allows online students to take courses from anywhere via live stream or video recording, simultaneously with students in the classrooms on the main campus in Kansas City, Missouri. With this approval from the CCHE, CU will be able to offer all of its courses in and through the classrooms at the Fort Morgan site as well.

“Colorado is a big part of CU’s strategic direction,” Dr. Cone added, “so this opens up important doors for us. We’re currently assessing how to best utilize all of our locations.”

Dr. Teddy Bitner, Chief Academic Officer for CU, said, “We’re looking forward to expanding our programs in Colorado. We can now begin to pursue options like teacher education and business degrees that we could not offer before in Colorado.”

“We want to definitely thank Dr. Bitner and the Academic Department, as well as all those who made many and varied submittals,” said George. “Special thanks also to Heather DeLange, Director, Office of Private Postsecondary Education for bringing CU’s authorization to the CCHE. We are now free to offer our full-range of Calvary undergraduate and graduate programs (i.e., Education, Business, Music, Theater, etc.) out of our Colorado site.”

“I want to thank Jeff Campa and Bill George for their incredible labor and sacrifice,” Dr. Cone wrote in a congratulatory email to the CU staff and faculty on Friday. Campa served as Director of the CUIC beginning in December 2017, before being deployed to the Middle East by the U.S. Army as a chaplain in January of this year. At that time, George took the lead role in Fort Morgan. “This is an impossibility without them and their families,” said Dr. Cone. “I extend my congratulations to everyone there in Colorado.”

More information regarding specific degree offerings through the Colorado site is forthcoming. 


Calvary University is an accredited, Bible-centered university that has been preparing Christians to live and serve in the church and in the world according to the Biblical worldview since 1932. CU offers more than 60 accredited undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees, fully online or through the main campus in Kansas City, Missouri, and teaching sites located in Fort Morgan, Colorado, and Warrenton, Missouri. CU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Visit for more information about financial aid, to view our catalog, request information or make a donation. 

Be our guest for Calvary Days: Experience Student Life at Calvary

Be our guest for Calvary Days: Experience Student Life at Calvary

See for yourself what life is like as a Calvary University Warrior!

Calvary Days provides high school juniors and seniors, and college freshman transfers a chance to meet current CU students and professors, stay in the dorms, eat in the Student Life Center, sit in on college classes, attend an assembly, enjoy a CU theatre production, and so much more.

Calvary Days 2020 is scheduled for March 12-14. Be our guest and let us introduce you to student life at Calvary University in Kansas City, MO. Click here for more information and a registration form.