The authentic Christian community at CBC nourishes life-giving relationships. Whether you're talking about life over lunch, studying for finals, or going downtown for coffee, the environment at CBC is intentionally designed to sharpen your life and leadership. You'll grow as you gain hands-on ministry experience in the context of relationships.
The development of student leadership is the focus of our student life program. There are over 100 student leadership positions filled every year either by election or appointment. Resident assistants are selected by the resident directors.
Central Bible College provides a variety of opportunities for every student who wants to become actively involved. A commitment to become an active participant in campus life will be fulfilling experience. You will become part of a building program that will prepare you for a lifetime of ministry.Athletics
The athletics program of Central Bible College is supervised by the athletic director under the auspices of the Vice President of Student Life. In addition to intercollegiate basketball, soccer, and volleyball competition with other Christian colleges, Central Bible College furnishes intramural competition in basketball, softball, and volleyball.
Christian sportsmanship and physical development (1 Timothy 4:8) are the goals of the athletic program at Central Bible College.
The college is an active member of the NCCAA, National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association.Automobiles
The State of Missouri financial responsibilities law provides that in the event of an accident in which judgement is obtained against a driver, the judgement must be satisfied within 30 days or the driver's license and vehicle license may be revoked. Therefore, all students bringing cars to Central Bible College are required to carry public liability and property damage insurance in the following amounts: Individual liability - $10,000; Single-accident liability - $20,000; Property damage - $10,000.Campus Clothing
Students should select clothing which is simple, modest and neat. For more information concerning dress, see the Student Handbook.Employment
Central Bible College maintains an employment referral service to assist students in finding part-time employment. Names of prospective employers provide students with valuable leads in securing work. Students must exercise their own initiative in contacting employers.
Students who plan to work part-time while in school will find it advisable to come to Central Bible College with sufficient funds to pay their first semester's expenses.Handbook
The Student Handbook, published annually, contains school regulations and policies governing student life and activities at Central Bible College. The Student Handbook is available for download.Housing Policy
All unmarried students are required to live in the college dormitories except where the student is living with parents or immediate relatives, or where a work situation makes it necessary to "live-in," at the place of work. All off-campus housing requests must be submitted to the Vice President of Student Life office for final approval by the Board of Administration.
All resident hall students must carry a minimum of 9 hours of classroom work. Correspondence work will not count for residency requirements.
The college reserves the right to inspect residence hall rooms at any time.
Dormitory rooms are furnished by the college, but students are asked to bring all other furnishings. See Student Handbook for further details.
Students wishing to spend the night or a weekend out of the residence hall with relatives or friends must sign week-end leave forms provided by the dorm supervisor.The Learning Center
The Learning Center, located in the Library, is designed to assist students in developing academic readiness by teaching strategies for studying and time management. The mission of The Learning Center is accomplished by a study skills course, student advising, and a variety of tutorial services.Marriage and Divorce
Since marriage is seen as an extremely important step to be taken only after serious thought and earnest prayer for God's will, the college opposes poorly planned marriage. Any student planning marriage other than during the summer months must receive permission from the Board of Administration. Students who choose to be married during the school year without permission will automatically be suspended by Central Bible College on the date of their marriage.
The Assemblies of God discourages divorce officially and practically, while recognizing that many divorces occur prior to conversion and realizing that God's grace forgives everyone. While the college does not issue ministerial credentials, it should be recognized that divorced persons who remarry may become ineligible for ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God.Musical Events
Musical advantages offered by the city include season tickets at special student rates offered by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the Community Music Association. Artists of international renown are featured in the concerts.Missionary Internship
Each summer selected students of Central Bible College are given the opportunity to gain practical experience in missions by working on foreign or home mission fields under the direction of experienced missionaries. The program is sponsored jointly by the Central Bible College Department of Missions, the Campus Missions Fellowship, the Home Missions Division, and World Missions Division of the Assemblies of God.
Students are selected as missionary interns on the basis of scholarships, missionary call, and activity in practical Christian service at Central Bible College. Candidates must be approved by the faculty. Under certain conditions, academic credit may be earned for this experience.Orientation
New students entering Central Bible College are required to take part in the orientation program scheduled on the official college calendar. At this time the course of study, rules and regulations of the college, and extracurricular opportunities are explained. Details of the program will be given to each student upon arrival on campus.Pets
Four-legged pets are not permitted in campus housing. Fish are the only pets allowed. For rental housing, the largest tank allowed is 25 gallons. For dorm housing the tank size can be no larger that 10 gallons.Placement Service
The facilities of the Student Ministries Office are available to all students in:
- Assisting students to obtain the kind of ministry for which they have prepared themselves.
- Furnishing inquiring students accurate information regarding the opportunities in different fields of ministry.
Pastors and district officials are encouraged to contact the Student Ministries Office about ministry openings. When possible, personal interviews are arranged. Graduating students are asked to register with the placement service so that pertinent information is always available.Property Damage
Each student is expected to protect and preserve college properties and will be held responsible for damage or breakage.Student Discipline
Because Central Bible College believes that it is responsible not only for the intellectual and spiritual development of its students, but also for their social and moral development every effort is made to cultivate a positive, constructive approach to Christian living and behavior. Frequent visitation of the Holy Spirit's presence in chapel and in classrooms and residence halls facilitates the achievement of this goal.
General student conduct is governed by the ideals and standards of the Student Handbook. While enrolled at Central Bible College, each student is expected to observe these ideals and standards of conduct, whether he is on the campus or away.
Central Bible College reserves the right to require the withdrawal of students because of low standards of scholarship, because of poor physical or mental and standards of behavior with those which the college seeks to maintain. A student who does not fit in with the aims and ideals of the college may be asked to withdraw whenever the general welfare demands it, even though there may be no specific breach of conduct. Refusal to conform to rules and regulations of the college may result in dismissal without refund of tuition or room.
The college reserves the right to modify and amplify at any time the standards set forth in the Student Handbook by any means it deems fit. The college also reserves the right to use its discretion in interpretation and enforcement of all ideals and standards of conduct, however communicated. Any exceptions will be made by the Board of Administration.Student Health Insurance
All students attending Central Bible College are required to carry health insurance. The college will provide this mandatory health insurance for a nominal fee for those students who do not have health insurance at the time of registration. Information is available in the Student Development Office.Personal Property Insurance Coverage
Personal property and household items in dorm rooms or campus apartments are not covered against damage or loss by the college’s insurance. In order to protect you from loss, it is recommended that students purchase a “personal items floater” or “renter’s” insurance policy. Married students are especially encouraged to carry this type of low-cost insurance. Single students still financially supported by parents may be covered by their family’s insurance; such students should check with parents to determine coverage.Telephones
Students are provided with telephones in their rooms upon request. Telephone charges for long-distance calls not made collect or on a charge card are automatically recorded and billed to the individual student. Please Note: This bill must be paid monthly as a separate bill in order to retain telephone service.Vacation Periods
Residence halls are closed to all students during the Christmas vacation period but open during fall and spring vacations. Any exceptions will be made by the Board of Administration. The college reserves the right to close residence halls during the spring vacation period. A weekly rate will be charged for those allowed to stay during the spring vacation.
Those attending summer classes may secure housing from the Vice President of Student Life office. The Dining Commons will be closed during all vacation periods. Food service will be provided on a limited basis.