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Calvary Unveils Updated Seal

Calvary Unveils Updated Seal

Marketing and Communications Director, Shaun LePage, unveils the updated academic seal at On-Ramp 2019.

Calvary’s Academic Seal Gets an Update

Calvary University is excited to unveil an official visual update to their academic seal. The update was instigated by Calvary’s President, Dr. Christopher Cone, in his continued desire for Calvary to pursue excellence across all planes. 

The seal preserves many elements of prior seals, such as the global cross and Greek text, as well as incorporating newer elements of Hebrew text.

The academic seal represents Calvary’s academic standing and excellence, as well as the mission Calvary embraces. The global cross has long been emblematic of Calvary’s commitment to the work of discipleship for ministry across borders. The global cross is grounded on the Word, representing Calvary’s distinctive of undergirding every class and every degree program with the Bible.

Calvary’s commitment to Scripture is accentuated in the Hebrew text taken from Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” The Greek text comes from 1 Timothy 1:5, and is translated, “but the goal of our instruction is love.” CU’s focus on academic excellence is upheld by a deeper desire for life transformation and a closer walk with the Lord and each other. 

Calvary University Press Innovates Textbook Production

Calvary University Press Innovates Textbook Production

Calvary’s publication imprint slated to boost textbook availability and cut student costs.

Calvary University is excited to announce the development of their own publishing imprint, Calvary University Press. Faculty member Dr. Mike Dodds heads up the advancement for this new arm of the school. The goal of CU Press, he explained, is “to disseminate out biblical understanding.”

By streamlining the process of getting books into print, Calvary hopes to encourage faculty, alumni, and other likeminded people to pursue publishing. Dodds pointed out that some publishers shy away from books of a strictly theological and dispensational nature, anticipating low sales. CU Press’s print-on-demand system eliminates low sales as a hindrance by removing the substantial “money-down” factor that most publishing houses face. Without dependency on outside publishers, Calvary faculty can pursue publication in a more welcoming environment.

CU Press is focused on academic publishing across the many disciplines Calvary offers. An editorial board headed by Dodds will examine submitted manuscripts for precision, as well as alignment with Calvary’s standards. Once the board approves the manuscript, it will be passed on to editorial staff for copy editing, proofreading, and formatting before being submitted to a print-on-demand service.

This new direction holds great potential, not only for faculty, but for students as well. Lower markup on textbooks, as well as readier access to e-book formats, can reduce student fees and expenses.

Dodds anticipates using CU Press as an instrument to promote Calvary’s academic standards. “It shows that we’re academic, and the level of academic rigor that we desire.” He is also eager to put out works that present our dispensational hermeneutic with excellence. Calvary is preparing to hit the ground running with this new branch of enterprise, thankful for the new opportunities God is bringing our way. 

Dr. Mike Dodds, Director of the CU Press.

CU Press streamlines the process for printing theological and academic works.

Join Calvary University in India Summer 2019!

Join Calvary University in India Summer 2019!

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Join Calvary University in India May 19-June 1, 2019!

Calvary University has a long standing tradition of hosting and training students from India. Only a few short years ago one of those students lead several summer ministry teams to his home country. Now another one of our students is opening the door for a more long-term relationship between Calvary and India.

India is home to 1.4 billion people, only 2.2% of which have a knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Most believers live in the densely packed urban areas leaving many villages with little to no witness of who Jesus is.  Local pastors work hard to reach these surrounding villages.  However, they face a mountainous task in reaching everyone. Of 2,554 people groups, 2,290 (89.7%) remain unreached with the gospel (Joshua Project)  Many of these groups still do not have the Word of God in their own languages.

India is a location rich with history and deeply entrenched in the History of Missions as many of the early pioneers of the Modern Missions Movement, folks like William Carey, Adoniram Judson and others set out to reach this richly diverse area with the gospel. However, India remains a place of great need, especially in the poorer village areas.  Hinduism is the dominant religion and recently the government has become increasingly hostile to Christian activities.

Next Summer the Burnham Center for Global Engagement is offering a two week mission trip to India. Faculty, staff, students and friends are welcome to join us for two weeks of ministry. We will be focusing on supporting the work of indigenous pastors through training and children’s activities. We will also be working on a project to complete construction on a local church. This project will require $3000.00 for the material costs.

 

For more information about joining us in India or helping with the construction project contact Joshua Paxton, Director of the Burnham Center for Global Engagement.

Join Calvary University in Southern Texas, Summer 2019!

Join Calvary University in Southern Texas, Summer 2019!

Hot off the heels of spending time in Greece the Burnham Center for Global Engagement is already preparing for 5 potential trips for the summer of 2019. Itineraries and plans are being assembled for trips to Southern Texas and Israel. Three other possible locations for students to serve are Panama, India, and Utah.More details will be announced about this summer opportunities as they are being put together.

 

 

2019 Texas Trip (May 17-26)

Students, faculty, staff and friends have the opportunity to visit Alianza Cristiana del Valle church in southern Texas. The church is about as far south in Texas as one can get and within several miles of the Mexico border. We will not be crossing the border into Mexico, so passports are not necessary. However, we will be working with people in the church. Mornings will be filled with work projects and then the evenings with vacation Bible school for the kids and adult discipleship lessons. Opportunities on this trip also include leading a worship time in the evenings.

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Potential Itinerary

May 17 – Depart Calvary for Dallas, TX

May 18 – Continue to Alton, TX (Five nights stay at Melody Lane Renewal Center)

May 19-23 – Ministry and work at Alianza (Morning work projects, VBS and Adult Discipleship in the evening)

May 24 – Visit to Padre Island

May 25-26 – Return to Calvary via Dallas

Total Cost – $600

The Burnham Center is excited to offer this opportunity to Calvary students and others who are interested in going. It is necessary to conduct a background check in order to go on this trip. For more information contact Burnham Center Director Joshua Paxton  or Trip Leader Tammy Pihl.

Calvary and Greek Bible College Sign Articulation Agreement

Calvary and Greek Bible College Sign Articulation Agreement

Image result for pics of GreeceCalvary University and Greek Bible College in Athens recently signed an articulation agreement allowing for the acceptance of credits for students at Calvary from Greek Bible College. This agreement allows for Calvary students to participate in Greek Bible College’s International Student Program, The English Alpha Program. This will further enrich Calvary’s Study Abroad options for its students. “The International Student Program is a one-year course in the Bible designed to equip students to understand the Word of God and its significance for life and Ministry.” Greek Bible College ISP

Courses include:

Image result for pics of GreeceOld Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Corinthians, Hebrews, Genesis, Evangelism, Survey of Theology and more, including four courses in Greek! All courses are taught in English.

What could be better than learning Greek in Greece!

For more information on this unique opportunity check out Greek Bible College’s Website

Or contact the Director of the Burnham Center for Global Engagement, Joshua Paxton.