Student Handbook 2022-2023
Student Handbook Introduction
1. Student Success
1.1 Section One - Spiritual Growth
In order to further develop servant leaders for the church, students are required to participate in Central’s discipleship program, chapel services, local church services, and Christian Service.
1.2 Section Two - Academics
Central offers several ministry related degrees which include: Bible, Biblical Research, Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Christian Leadership, Christian Ministry, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Preaching Ministry, and Youth & Family Ministry. We also offer a variety of online degrees, liberal arts degrees, and certificates through partner institutions such as Moberly Area Community College and Indiana Wesleyan University. More information about these programs can be found at https://cccb.edu/future-students/oncampus/areas-of-study/.
1.3 Section Three - Wellness
Students are encouraged to be conscientious of their spiritual health, but also their physical, mental, and emotional health. Central has hired a wellness coordinator this year who will work with Student Development, Athletics, and the cafeteria to promote healthy options for our students.
2. Student Services
2.1 Section One - Housing and Food
Students are encouraged to build healthy relationships within the campus community. Student Development offers various services that are meant to help students build community and navigate life as a college student. On our campus, one of the primary connecting points for our students is through Student Services. This department includes the Vice President of Student Development, the Associate Director of Student Development, and Residential Directors. This team of people works together to provide the support and the guidance needed for a successful campus experience.
2.2 Section Two - Student Activities & Ministries
2.3 Section Three - Health & Safety
3. Student Standards
3.1 Section One - Respect for Authority
Central Christian College of the Bible exists to develop servant-leaders for the church. CCCB’s Certificates, Associate Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, and Graduate Degrees are all designed to equip men and women for national and international leadership in the Kingdom of God (See 1.1-2). The purpose of Central's Student Conduct Code is to cultivate leadership development and to maintain a campus environment conducive to learning, spiritual growth, and academic excellence. The community life standards listed in the Student Handbook support the mission of the College to develop servant-leaders for the church. When standards are violated, appropriate intervention seeks to restore personal and group alignment with expectations, to produce personal growth, and to restore the highest level of campus community.
3.2 Section Two - Respect for the Community
Philippians 2:1-5 “Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.”
3.3 Section Three - Respect for Self
Ephesians 4:12 tells us that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Most of the issues that we face as Christians (whether we are new to the faith or have been raised in the faith) are directly related to that spiritual battle that goes on all around us. You will not find the Christian life to always be simple here at Central; you will not find yourself to be safe from this spiritual warfare. Developing your faith and preparing for ministry requires discipline and hard work. It involves surrounding yourself with people of good character, studying diligently, staying in His Word (not allowing the Bible to become a textbook only), and devoting yourself to prayer and seeking God in all areas of your life.