Bible colleges : their present health and possible futures / by Robert Carl Kallgren. [print]Material type: TextPublication details: [(c)1988. Description: xv, 214 leaves : illustrations, forms ; 28 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Christian education -- United States -- 20th century | Bible colleges -- United StatesLOC classification: BV1467.B535 1988BV1467.K14.B535 1988COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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Thesis University of South Carolina 1988.
Chapter One: Introduction
General Background Statement of the Problem Significance Definition of Terms Delimitations Summary.
Chapter Two: Review of Related Literature
Introduction History of the Bible College Movement Introduction Historic Influences Old Testament Contributions New Testament Contributions Early Church Contributions Medieval Contributions Renaissance Contributions Reformation Contributions The New World The Colonial Colleges The Age of Enlightenment The Bible College Movement Summary The Nature of Bible Colleges -0- The Mission and Objectives of Bible colleges The Curriculum of Bible Colleges General Education Component Biblical/Theological Component Vocational Training Component A Profile of Bible College Students A Profile of Bible College Alumni Summary Institutional Purposes and Goals Historical Perspective on Institutional Purpose and Goals Measurement of Institutional Purpose and Goals Summary Financial Health of Higher Education Institutions Summary Chapter Summary.
Chapter Three: Methodology
Introduction The Populations The Samples Instrumentation Bible College Questionnaire Mission Agency Questionnaire Christian School Leaders Questionnaire Church Leaders Questionnaire Data Collection Procedures Responses Data Compilation and Analysis Summary.
Chapter Four: Findings
Analysis of Institutional Health Introduction Enrollment Trends Full-time Equivalent Student Enrollment New Student Enrollment Summary Financial Condition Summary Summary Perspective on the Future of Bible Colleges Introduction Mission and Purpose Emphases Vocational Programs Sponsored Ministries Student Body Profile Skills and Competencies Personal Perspective Mission Programs Problems Relationships Future Fundamental Problems Summary Prospectie of Employers of Bible College Graduates Introduction Mission Leaders Educational Profile of Missionary Candidates Projecting Bible College Vocational Programs Recommendations for Bible College Emphases Personal Perspective on the Bible College Movement Summary Christian Day School Leaders Introduction Current Relationship to Bible Colleges Teaching Credentials Required by Christian Day Schools Recommendations for Improving Relationships Between Bible Colleges and Christian Day Schools Summary Church Leaders Introduction Educational Credentials for New Pastors Availability of Pastorates for Recent Bible College Graduates Availability of Church Leadership Roles for Bible College Graduates Personal Perspective on Bible Colleges Summary Chapter Summary.
Chapter Five: Conclusions, Recommendations, and Observations
Introduction Conclusions Institutional Health of Bible Colleges Presidents' Perspective on the Future of Bible Colelges Employers' Perspective on the Future of Bible Colleges Summary Recommendations for Future Research Observations Summary.
List of Tables
Founding of Bible Colleges and Institutes by Decade Comparison of Objectives ("Essential" and "Very Important") for Attending College Between Bible College Freshmen and Freshmen in All Four-Year Colleges Content Areas in the Presidents' Perspective Questionnaire Summary of Distribution and Returns of Questionnaires by Group Enrollment Trends for Bible Colleges, Christian Liberal Arts Colleges, and Seminaries for the Years 1975-87 and 1979-87 Enrollment Trends of Bible Colleges by Geographical Region for the Years 1979-87 Enrollment Trends of Bible Colleges by Denominational Affiliation the Years 1979-87 Enrollment of New Students in Bible Colleges, Christian Liberal Arts Colleges, and Seminaries for the Years 1975-87 Years of Annual Operating Deficits of Bible Colleges for 1982-87 Percentage of Bible Colleges by Cumulative Current Fund Balance as a Percentage of Unrestricted Current Fund Revenue for the Year 1986-87 Percentage of Bible Colleges by Indebtedness as a Percetnage of the Book Value of Capital Assets for the Year 1986-87 Percentage of Bible Colleges by Debt Service as a Percentage of Unrestricted Current Fund Revenue for the Year 1986-87 Size of Endowment Funds of Bible Colleges for the Year 1986-87 Percentage of Bible Colleges Using Different Methods to Increase Endowment Funds Mean Scores of Bible College Presidents' Views of Priorities of Elements in the Mission of Bible Colleges Mean Scores of Bible College Presidents' Views on the Priority of Strengthening Bible College Vocational Programs Mean Scores of Bible College Presidents' Views on Recommended Changes in Emphasis in the Development of Specific Competencies and Skills Mean Scores for Mission Leaders as to Expected and Preferred Educational Qualifications of Future Mission Candidates Mean Scores of School Leaders as to Present Proportion and Preferred Future Proportion of Bible College Graduates in Specific Roles Percentage of Schools Which Require Specific Academic Credentials for Beginning Teachers and Bible Teachers.
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