Striking the Right Chord for CCBBC
August 26, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsMr. Jay Barnett, Director of Distance Education at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, sounds positively thrilled with his mission of bringing Christian studies to those interested in a pursuit of theological knowledge. With the support of the institution and the expertise of Learning House, Inc., Mr. Barnett’s outreach will be expanding dramatically.
“We have put together with our own faculty a distance education program,” Mr. Barnett said. That program debuted with the 2002-03 school year in participation with an effort funded by the state of Kentucky to bring distance education to rural areas. “However, that did not seem to meet our needs,” Barnett said. “Many centers run by the government program closed,” he explained, “as a result of poor maintenance on local levels. CCBBC wanted to stick with distance education though, he continued, and the school looked for a new service provider.”
“Just by a wonderful set of circumstances, perhaps led by God,” Barnett laughed, “we were able to get in touch with Dr. Denzil Edge,” President of Learning House, Inc.
Learning House, Inc. worked with CCBBC to find a good fit for the school’s online learning program. A partnership was struck between the two and CCBBC launched its revised online education opportunities. The past school year saw a “full load” – 35 hours – of distance learning classes, Barnett said. Another full load is planned for Fall 2005, but Barnett saw an opportunity to take CCBBC’s relationship with Learning House, Inc., and thereby its online learning program, a step further.
This fall, Barnett said, eight classes in biblical knowledge and seven in professional ministry development will be offered. He sees further opportunity for expansion though, with the possibility of courses aimed at teachers who seek some ministry education.
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, one of the only true Bible colleges in the Southern Baptist Convention, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Accrediting Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Clear Creek has been preparing men and women for ministry since 1926. One goal for our students is to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Bible and Christian theology, with the end being practical application of the Bible to life. We want our students to be proficient and excel in ministry leadership skills and to develop a sensitivity to the needs of people and the ability to minister from a biblical perspective.
About Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Dr. Denzil Edge. It is a comprehensive eLearning company that develops customized eContent, as well as audio and video products; hosts and leases course management systems; leases or sells eContent; and provides 24/7 Help Desk services, project management services, consultation and research services, editing services, and staff training for its clientele. The Learning House, Inc. provides eLearning services to numerous institutions of higher education, professional organizations, government agencies, and businesses.
Source: The Learning House, Inc. www.learninghouse.com and Clear Creek Baptist Bible College www.ccbbc.edu For more information on CCBBC please visit www.elearnportal.com/ccbbc