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Feast & Fund Rescheduled for August 7

Feast & Fund Rescheduled for August 7

Message from the President on the Postponement of Feast and Fund:

Dear Calvary Family,

While we were very much looking forward to spending an evening with you in fellowship and in support of what God is doing through Calvary, our desire is to lead as good neighbors and support all possible efforts at minimizing the spread of COVID-19. In light of recent guidance from the CDC and government authorities we have determined that it is most considerate of you and our communities to postpone the Feast and Fund Auction event until August 7.

We apologize for the short notice, as COVID-19 and the public response have created a very fluid situation, and we want to exercise the utmost caution and consideration for all of you. Thank you so much for your willingness to participate and for tolerating this unplanned (humanly speaking) deferment of fun and fellowship. We look forward to being able to enjoy the Feast and Fund event with you on August 7, God willing. Registrations and auction items will remain active for the new date.

This event was originally scheduled in part to meet financial needs which are especially great during the summer, and postponing the auction has significant financial implications for Calvary. We ask that you prayerfully consider joining the Cohort or making an initial donation to help support the important work being done through Calvary University. Thank you so much for your friendship, and for your willingness to encourage and support. Let’s all be prayerful and vigilant as we navigate these challenges together, with confidence in Him.

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

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Calvary Introduces 5-Year BA and MDiv Degree Program

Calvary Introduces 5-Year BA and MDiv Degree Program

New 5-year BA and MDiv gets students through faster with less debt

Calvary University is announcing the latest development in their academic program: A 5-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Divinity (MDiv). While traditionally, an MDiv takes three years of study after the completion of a four-year BA, this program compacts the seven years into five.

Calvary’s Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Teddy Bitner, explained that most MDiv programs assume the incoming student does not have a biblical background, so there is a lot of redundancy between a Bible college degree and an MDiv, especially for Pastoral Studies majors. The new program identifies the overlapping courses and eliminates the undergraduate equivalents so students, can, according to Bitner, “cut out hours and compress the timeline.”

The program requires 163 hours and has enough space for an undergraduate minor in Biblical Counseling or Business. Bitner said this is an innovation. None of the other 5-year programs he studied offered room for a minor. Students in the 5-year track work through their General Education courses the first two years before advancing to higher level courses.

The 5-year plan enables students to get through the program faster, get into ministry faster, and in doing so save money on tuition. Due to the intense nature of the program, applying students will be vetted by Bible and Theology and Ministry Studies faculty.

Five-year masters programs are not entirely new to academia. Bitner explained that Calvary did thorough checking with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which confirmed that a large enough number of schools have incorporated the plan. It has become a broadly accepted practice.

Bitner pointed out that the new track would strengthen Calvary’s academic program and help students get into the field sooner to pursue ministry. “We want to reinforce the importance of a biblical foundation for ministry,” he said, “which is not always the case in other institutions anymore, especially in areas of languages. So we are becoming more and more unique.”

Calvary University Announces New Warrior’s Choice Degree Options

Calvary University Announces New Warrior’s Choice Degree Options

Kansas City, MO: Answering an increasingly recognized need for more individualized and specialized career training, Calvary University has announced the launch of the Warrior’s Choice degree option. Warrior’s Choice is a program that initially provides eleven concentrated and specialized Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degrees designed to produce more versatile graduates skilled in complementary career and ministry disciplines. Warrior’s Choice is designed to help graduates be better able to engage vocations and ministry from a broader perspective and be better equipped for bi-vocational ministry. While the Warrior’s Choice program will add emphases in coming months, the initial eleven areas of emphasis include:

  • Bible, Theology, and Pastoral Ministries
  • Pastoral Ministry and Leadership
  • English Literature and English Language Learner (ELL) Studies
  • Business and English Language Learner (ELL) Studies
  • Intercultural and English Language Learner (ELL) Studies
  • Intercultural Aviation
  • Counseling and Youth Ministry
  • Youth Ministry and Worship Arts
  • Performing Arts (Music and Theatre)
  • Business and Music
  • Business and Theatre

The Warrior’s Choice degree option is now open for student enrollment, and Calvary University invites prospective students to apply. Calvary University offers seventy degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and seminary levels, during six academic cycles per year, so that students have more options for beginning their studies throughout the year rather than being limited by the traditional two semester calendar. Most courses offered at Calvary’s Kansas City campus and Calvary’s Innovation Center in Colorado are offered in a blended model, so that those courses taught on campus are also available online. Through the blended model almost all of Calvary University degrees can also be completed online. For more information contact Calvary University’s Admissions Department.