At their August meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Christian College of Georgia committed to a process which will translate the college’s curriculum into distance education formats. The Transition to Distance Learning Initiative will make the College’s reliable and cost-effective educational programs for Disciples of Christ adult, life-long learners accessible to everyone with a high school degree, including candidates for ordained ministry who do not have access to seminary education. Expansion of Christian College’s distance education program will begin slowly with two new online courses joining the existing Disciples History and Polity online course this year.
Christian College is a Specialized Disciples Institution of Higher Education which has prepared students for licensed (and now commissioned) ministry through a proven curriculum since 2006. The Institute for Christian Ministry curriculum fulfills all learning outcomes for an “Apprentice Track” educational program for commissioned ministers seeking ordination under the new Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry.
The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Higginbotham, former Vice President and Academic Dean of Christian Theological Seminary, will lead the Transition to Distance Learning Initiative as a part-time contract employee of the College, effective September 1, 2011. For more information please contact Dr. Bob Harris, President of Christian College, at 1-800-235-2496 or [email protected], and visit www.ccofga.org.
Submitted to the Disciples News Service by the Christian College of Georgia