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Admissions




Admissions Policy  (Top of Page)    (Admissions Top)   

1.  Since the express purpose of MBC is to train men and women for Christian service, it is expected that those who seek admission manifest evidence of good character, a dedication to purpose, a willingness to learn, and a sincere desire to know the will of God.  Such demands the utmost in personal discipline of the Christian life.

2.  All applicants for admission will be considered without regard to race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, handicap, or religion.

Application Procedure  (Top of Page)   (Admissions Top)


Correspondence Students

1.  Print the Macedonia Baptist College APPLICATION, complete and mail to the admissions office of MBC.  Please read and sign the Policy & Doctrinal Statement.                                                                               
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2.  Send a $25.00 application fee.  This fee is non-refundable.                              
       
3.  A copy of student's high school diploma or G.E.D. must be submitted with the application.  A copy of Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree must be submitted by students entering the graduate program.

4.  Print a copy or view the Macedonia Baptist College Handbook.      

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Transcript and Transfer Credit Information  (Top of Page)   (Admissions Top)

1.  Send the request for transcript to the high school from which you graduated (or a copy of your G.E.D.) and all colleges attended.
2.  No more than 64 transfer credits will be applied to the student's MBC transcript.         
3.  1 semester credit hour is equivalent to 1 1/2 quarter credit hours.


Life Experience Credit  (Top of Page)    (Admissions Top)

1.  Submit a resume of full-time Christian work experience for evaluation of possible Life Experience Credit.
2.  Life Experience Credit will be determined by the faculty and applied at 6 credit hours per year of Christian service at a cost of $7.50 per credit hour granted.
3.  Life Experience Credit may be applied ONLY to undergraduate studies.

NOTE:  Combination of transfer credit and life experience credit may not exceed 64 credit hours.


Financial Information (Top of Page)    (Admissions Top)

COSTS AND FEES

Undergraduate Program Tuition per 2.0 hour course ........................ $30.00

Graduate Program Tuition per 2.0 hour course ................................. $60.00

Application Fee ..................................................................................... $25.00

Book Fee ................................................................ (varies per course load)

Graduation Fee ................................................................................ $125.00  ($150 for Graduate                                                                                                                                    Students)

Note:  A spouse of a full-time student of Macedonia Baptist College may attend at no additional cost for tuition.   Application and Graduation fees will apply to both spouses.

METHOD OF PAYMENT

Tuition and fees are due and will be charged to the student's account upon registration.  All students should come prepared to pay tuition and book costs at time of enrollment.

Note:  Cost of books must be paid in full at time of purchase.


Student Conduct  (Top of Page)    (Admissions Top)

Standards of Conduct and Discipline

The administration of Macedonia Baptist College strives to accept students who express a sincere desire to live for Jesus Christ and whose character gives evidence that is consistent with such a profession.

Students and faculty of Macedonia Baptist College are expected to deport themselves in a manner that befits a Christian and brings honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.  Attendance at Macedonia Baptist College is a privilege and the college specifically reserves the right to dismiss students who conduct themselves in a manner incompatible with its purpose and functions.

Students from other denominations and religious affiliations are welcome to study at the Macedonia Baptist College.  However, promotion of doctrinal positions and controversial subjects opposed to the Statement of Faith of Macedonia Baptist College will be grounds for dismissal.  The final decision in all matters of discipline will be decided by the president of Macedonia Baptist College.

Macedonia Baptist College is a ministry of Bright Light Baptist Church.  Therefore, its operation is subject to the guidelines of the constitution of Bright Light Baptist Church, Concord, North Carolina.

 
Christian Service Program  (Top of Page)    (Admissions Top)
 
Purpose: 
Christian Service is a “hands on” focused activity designed to integrate academic exercise with practical ministry in an observable and evaluative environment so the student will develop experience in a specific service activity.
 
The Christian Service Program of Macedonia Baptist College is designed to provide educational experience for students who wish to earn college credit in both Theology & Christian Education programs.  Christian service is vital to developing skills to effectively minister in the church. 
 
Christian Service offers three areas in which a student has the opportunity to enhance their Christian growth and development:
    In personal growth, a student is encouraged to use this program toward continued spiritual
    growth.
    In church life, a student is encouraged to become an integral part of a local church where
    spiritual gifts can be recognized and applied. 
    In ministry, a student is encouraged to seek those areas of service that would allow for
    application of their giftedness and academic training.

The goal of the Christian Service Program is to promote student involvement in the ministries of local churches.  Students may earn 2.0 credit hours per quarter for their participation.  The tuition charge is $12.00 per credit hour.
 
Objectives:
That each participant will:
1.  Be accountable for 1-2 hours of Christian Service activity each week in the ministry of   
    his/her local church with a minimum of 10 weeks of involvement each quarter.
 
2.  Apply the principles taught in the classroom to opportunities available within the ministry of
    their local church, therefore, building practical experience.
 
3.  Identify and develop individual gifts and abilities through a variety of ministry opportunities
    including the following:
                               Church Planting                                 Prison & Detention Centers
                               Church Office/Clerical                       Personal Evangelism/Visitation
                               Teaching/Sunday School                  Vacation Bible Schools
                               Home/Foreign Missions                    Children/Youth Ministries
                               Nursing Home Ministries                   Bus Ministry
                               Street Preaching                                Spanish Ministries
 
4.  Exhibit skills in the areas of leadership, coordination and cooperation.
 
5.  Participate in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others
 
6.  Develop practical experience under the direction and supervision of Church leaders.
 
7.  Assist the local church in its ministry outreach by becoming involved and being held
    accountable.

 
Requirements:
Each participant must:
1.  Complete a Christian Service Registration Form.
 
2.  Complete and return to the college office a Weekly Activity Report signed by their pastor or supervisor coordinating the Christian service activities. 

  Note:  For pastors seeking Christian Service credits, a member of the administrative staff of
            the college will act as supervisor.
 
3.  Faithfully attend the services of their local church.
 
4.  Return a Field Supervisor Evaluation form at the end of each quarter.
 
Grading:
1.  All students who successfully fulfill their responsibilities for Christian Service will receive a grade of “P” (Passing).  Any student who does not fulfill his/her responsibilities will receive a grade of “I” (Incomplete).  These grades will be recorded each quarter on the Student Report for each participant.
 
2.  The Christian Service grade will be based upon the following:
   a.  Completing and turning in all required forms :  Registration Form, Weekly Activity Report,
        Field Supervisor Evaluation
   b.  Faithfulness to the assignments and activities; The demonstration of obedience to God’s
         Word
   c.  Maintaining a servant’s attitude in the performance of Christian service.
 
Things to consider:
1.  Will the ministry activity allow you to use your spiritual gifts?
2.  Is the ministry activity one that will challenge you and provide opportunity to increase your capacity for Christian service?
3.  Will you have the necessary transportation and/or funds for this ministry?
4.  Does the ministry activity meet the expectations of the 1-2 hour weekly minimum and a minimum of 10 weeks of involvement each quarter?
5.  Will this ministry activity provide practical experience to enhance your future ministry goals?
 
Forms:
 
      Christian Service Registration Form
      Christian Service Evaluation
      Christian Service Weekly Activity Report
      General Information for Supervisors                                         
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Degree Programs

   Theology Program - 6 Year Course Outline                               
   Christian Education Program - 2 Year Course Outline

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Degree Requirements    (Top of Page)    (Degree Programs Top)

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

For all undergraduate diploma/degree programs, at least one half of the credit hour requirements must be earned at MBC.  For example, if the student is eligible to receive 64 Life Experience Credits, he must complete 16 hours at MBC to receive the Bible Diploma, 32 hours must be earned at MBC to receive the Associate of Theology Degree, 48 hours must be earned at MBC to receive the Graduate of Theology Degree, and 64 hours must be earned at MBC to receive the Bachelor of Theology Degree.

       Theology Program                                                                   

Bible Diploma                                     32 Hours    

Associate of Theology                         64 Hours  

Graduate of Theology                          96 Hours

Bachelor of Theology                          128 Hours
                                                            (20,000 word thesis)

       Christian Education Program

Christian Education Diploma                32 Hours    

Associate of Christian Education          64 Hours  

       Note:  Students enrolling in the Christian Education program may earn up to a Master of
                 Christian Education with the application of Life Experience or Transfer Credit.

GRADUATE STUDIES

Master of Theology

Student must have an earned Bachelor Degree.

Student must complete 32 hours of coursework in addition to allowances for advance standing and transferred graduate level credit hours.

Student must complete a 30,000 word thesis for the Master of Theology Degree.

Doctor of Theology

Student must have an earned Master's Degree.

Student must complete 32 hours of coursework in addition to allowances for advance standing and transferred graduate level credit hours.

Student must complete a 50,000 word thesis for the Doctor of Theology Degree.





Philosophy & Purpose

Philosophy (Top of Page)

MACEDONIA BAPTIST COLLEGE is a local church ministry designed to prepare men and women for serving the Lord.  Our philosophy is local church oriented.  We believe that the hope of our culture will come from the local church, and the training is designed to help make a difference in lives.

MACEDONIA BAPTIST COLLEGE is distinctly Baptist is its philosophy and purpose and is dedicated to promote and defend Biblical truths held by Baptists throughout the centuries.

MACEDONIA BAPTIST COLLEGE is without denominational or governmental support or influence.  Autonomy creates an atmosphere of liberty to teach Biblical truths without the necessity to gain governmental or denominational favor.

Our staff is dedicated to produce students who love the Lord and His work.  The college will provide basic training for preachers, teachers, missionaries, and Christian workers in general.  We invite any serious Bible student to come be a part of MACEDONIA BAPTIST COLLEGE.



Purpose (Top of Page)

With a burden to provide a means of education for full-time pastors, Christian workers and students who could not leave families, jobs, and other obligations to go to Bible College, Dr. Ronnie Simpson founded the Bright Light Baptist Institute in the fall of 1991 as a ministry of Bright Light Baptist Church, Concord, North Carolina.
 
Due to the growth and desire of local churches to participate in the learning opportunities, the name of Bright Light Baptist Institute was changed to Carolina Bible College in 1993.
The primary focus of the ministry is the working student who has neither time nor resources to a attend a traditional four year college.  Night classes that meet once a week were designed with needs of this student in mind.  The class lecture is supplemented with out-of-class assignments to meet the educational criteria for the student.





Statement of Faith  (Top of Page)

We believe that the 1611 King James Bible is the Word of God for the English speaking people, supernaturally inspired, so that it is inerrant and preserved by God and an authoritative standard for every age and every life.

We believe that God, out of His love for mankind, sent Christ into the world to save sinners.

We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only way to eternal salvation.

We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man, that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and wrought mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as revealed in the four Gospels, that He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins and was bodily raised from the dead on the third for our justification.  Later, He ascended to the Father's right hand where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers, and from whence He is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin through his death on the cross.  By His shed blood we are redeemed from our sins.  He became sin for us that we might be justified through faith in His shed blood.

We believe that once a person is saved he becomes a new creation in Christ.  The goal of the Christian will be grow to in spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God and the indwelling Spirit.

We believe the church exists for the purpose of sharing the exciting message of Christ with our community and with the world.  We also believe it is the responsibility of the church to develop mature disciples of Christ through joyful worship service and meaningful Bible studies.

For more detailed information, please see the Policy & Doctrinal Statement of Macedonia Baptist College.



Administration & Faculty (Top of Page)



Ronnie Simpson, Ph.D., Th.D.,  D.D.
Founder and President, Instructor
Bethany Theological Seminary, Ph.D.;
Faith Bible Theological Seminary, Th.D.;
Baptist Christian College, D.D.




Andy Simpson, Th.D., D.D.
Administrator, Instructor
Carolina Bible College, Th.D., D.D.






Jeff Simpson, Th.B.
Carolina Bible College
Dean of Students, Instructor







Jeremy Simpson, Th.D.
Instructor
Carolina Bible College, Th.D.








Tony Owen, Th.B.
Instructor
Carolina Bible College, Th.B.;
Central Piedmont Community College






Robert (Bo) Wagner, Th.D.
Instructor
Carolina Bible College, Th.D.








Wayne Hathcock, P.E.
English Instructor
North Carolina State University;
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, P.E.







Guest Instructors/Speakers

   Dr. Winston MazakisDr. T.R. MooreDr. Allen Barker

   Dr. David WoodDr. James Sightler Pastor Jon Stephens

   Pastor Allen MontgomeryPastor Terry Simpson     




 


Satellite College Information  (Top of Page)

Click the following links for information.                                        

             Information on Macedonia Baptist College Satellite College Association
             Carolina Bible College Handbook - Sample
             Hebrews Volume I - Sample
             BI-224 Hebrews I - Sample of Textbook and Lesson Homework

             Note:  Score keys for the textbook homework, lesson review homework and exams are                          also available. 

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Macedonia Baptist College
"Equipping the Called to Effectively Serve"
Advantages of MBC...

s Low tuition ~ $30 per 2.0 hours of credit
s Learn while continuing to work in your local church
s Sound Bible material
s Respect for Local Church and Pastors
s Study at your pace... You determine your course load
s Offering undergraduate and graduate degrees
s Practical education... Use what you are learning now!
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."                                                                                     II Timothy 2:15