Q. Are you accredited?
A. Yes, The Crossing Bible College has chosen to be accredited through Transworld Commission International. This is an internationally recognized, non-profit, church educational organization. They handle accreditation of Christian theological seminaries, universities, and colleges throughout the world, and provide supervision for over 600 schools in 9 countries and 42 states throughout the the USA.
Q: What degrees do you offer?
A: Currently we offer a 30 Credit Certificate in Theology, a 60 Credit Associate's in Theology, a 120 credit (60 credits completed at TCBC & 60 transferred in from a previously earned degree) Bachelor’s degrees in Theology, as well as a 120 credit Bachelor's degrees in Ministry (completed all or mostly through TCBC).
Q: What can I do with my degree once I have it?
A: The Crossing Bible College alumni will be the first to hear about opportunities for full time ministry within The Crossing Church. When a new campus location is launched, graduates will be considered first for all positions. We will also partner with other churches to provide additional employment and internship opportunities. Graduates may serve as pastors, youth pastors, ministry leaders, Bible teachers, hospital and jail chaplains, personal evangelists, missionaries, leaders of outreach missions, professors, instructors, life group leaders and more. The possibilities of ministry options are countless.
Q: How will I attend courses and how long is each one?
A: Currently we offer an online platform ONLY. Each course is 8 weeks and will be held through our student portal. It consists of assigned reading, watching short video teachings from The Crossing Church pastoral staff, writing research papers, and taking quizzes. All of which can be done throughout the assigned week at the convenience of the student's schedule. There are no scheduled class lectures to attend. Everything is done 100% online, with the exception of the required Practicum.
Q: What is Ministry Practicum?
A: Students are required to serve at least 72 Hours in approved ministry. Tuition is prorated throughout those courses. These hours will be logged by each student and signed off by a Ministry leader. See “Degree Programs” > “Ministry Practicum Requirement” for more information.
Q: How many courses are in 1 academic year?
A: It is up to the student, they can attend Part Time with one course at a time, totaling 5 courses in the academic year, Or full time, going 10 courses in one academic year, 2 at a time.
Q: How much is Tuition and what are my payment options?
A: Each course is $150.00. This can be paid in full prior to the start of class and will include a 10% discount or by by monthly payment arrangement.
Example: Student A is taking 2 courses at a time and is considered full time. He wishes to pay in advance, therefore his credit card will automatically be drafted for $300 - $30 discount = $270 on the tuition due date, prior to the start of the course.
Student B is taking 1 course at a time and is considered full time. He wishes to make monthly payments, therefore his credit card will automatically be drafted for $300 divided by 2 months = 75.00 a month.
Q: Are my books included?
A: No, the cost of books in not included, books are typically between $10.00 and $30.00 per course and can be purchased online at Amazon by either hard copy or kindle version.
Q: Do you accept federal student loans, grants, GI Bills or other loans?
A: We believe that everyone should be able to afford a quality Christian education without incurring debt. In order to keep tuition affordable, we are a self-pay, non-profit, not government funded college, and we are unable to accept any other form of payment outside of an automatic draft from a debit or credit card.
Q: Will my credits transfer in from another college?
A: We do accept and transfer in religion based classes from other schools, however general education credits will not be accepted. All of our courses are Christian based and therefore any credits transferred must be comparable in nature by proof of course syllabus from previous college. If a student has an associate’s degree, whether in Christian studies or not, 30 credit hours will transfer into the degree upon completion of 30 credit hours at TCBC. If a student has a bachelor’s degree or higher, they will receive 60 credit hours. If a degree is in Christian Studies, full credit will be awarded.
For example: If John Smith has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, upon completion of 30 credit hours at The Crossing Bible College, he will receive 60 transfer credits and will have only one additional year remaining to get a 2nd bachelor’s degree in theology.
Q: Will my TCBC credits transfer to another college if I leave?
A: You can transfer your credits into any of the hundreds of colleges accredited world-wide under Transworld Accrediting Commission International, however most nationally and regionally accredited colleges do not accept TransWorld accreditation as it is considered.
Q: Do you have to be a member of The Crossing Church?
A: Students are not required to be members, but are encouraged to read through the belief statements, as they are in line with those of The Crossing Church. We accept students from all over the world, keep in mind all due dates and times are based on Eastern Standard Time.