Churches everywhere need more servant-leaders with a biblical education. To train them in new and affordable ways, the Trustees of Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO) and St. Louis Christian College (Florissant, MO) have agreed to investigate the possible benefits of a merger or similar formal arrangement between the two institutions. This will provide traditional and innovative options for ministry education in the St. Louis area.
Building on a framework reviewed by the administrative leadership of both schools, Dr. David Fincher (President of CCCB), will lead in the design of a formal plan. The Trustees of both schools will consider that plan for approval preferably during their October 2021 meetings. Any agreed plan will then be implemented during the following months with the support of The Solomon Foundation and other regional partners. This relationship has the potential to serve the ministry needs of the greater St. Louis area in more ways, including CCCB’s innovative Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership degree, online degree programs, and the services of the Christian Church Leadership Foundation and Network.
Additionally, this relationship will provide past SLCC students with access to their records and other academic resources. Current SLCC students will have a path to complete their educational programs, either on Central’s campus in Moberly or at a location in the St. Louis area. It will also provide affordable options for future students in the greater St. Louis area to be served in new and exciting ways. President Terry Stine will coordinate communication and efforts with SLCC’s students, staff, and supporters until his planned and voluntary retirement in the summer of 2022.