Admissions

Admission Process



Any Christian man or woman of good character and right purpose who is willing and able to do the work prescribed by the administration and faculty may enroll in the school. All applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED. Only men can be trained as gospel preachers. Women can be trained to teach women and children, and develop their Christian character. Certain courses such as Homiletics will require special arrangements. Women will not be allowed to participate in any class or activity that would be contrary to Biblical restrictions. An interview will be conducted with the Director and/or Dean of Students to determine acceptability of the applicant. The conductor(s) of this interview will be looking for the following traits: (1) honesty, (2) willingness to work hard while at school, (3) ability to work well with others, (4) a willingness to bring all problems to the Director or Dean of Students to be reviewed in a fair and upright way, and (5) to function correctly and properly as a citizen. Candidates are required to submit an application with letter of intent and references to: Bill Haywood, Dean of Admissions, Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development, 1162 Hwy 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Applications are available upon request and are also included in the catalog. When your application and letter of intent is processed, you will be notified, in writing, about your acceptance or denial. You must provide information about your immediate family. If you or your spouse has been divorced, please explain how your previous marriage ended. Provide the names, addresses and phone numbers of three personal references, so that all references can be checked before registration day. One reference should be that of your local preacher or an elder.

The purpose of the Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development is to prepare men to become faithful preachers of the gospel and offer such courses in Bible and Bible-related subjects as necessary to meet that end. We also want them to be able to defend the truth in any area.

Orientation



TOrientation for students will be held at 11:15 a.m. on the first day of classes. All students are required to attend this orientation.

Pre-Enrollment Checklist



A pre-enrollment checklist is given to each student on the day of orientation. This checklist is signed by the student and placed in his file.

Previous Credit



The Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development is a special purpose institution. That purpose is to prepare men to become faithful preachers of the gospel and offer such courses in Bible and Bible-related subjects as necessary to meet that end. Credits for previous education and training will be given to students transferring to the Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development after being evaluated. The students will be placed at the level to which they have attained. Transferring of credits earned at TCSOP&CD to another institution is solely up to the receiving institution. Any student interested in transferring credit hours should check with the receiving institution directly to determine to what extent, if any, credit hours can be transferred.

  1. To provide quality instruction for men who may be unable to attend regular colleges, or who find it impractical to do so.

  2. Courses are designated studies in Bible and Bible-related subjects to help prepare men to become gospel preachers.

  3. Strong emphasis will be placed upon textual study of the Bible, Bible preaching in the pulpit, and to “Train Men of the Book” to be dedicated to preaching the full gospel of Christ.

To emphasize the need for accepting the word of God as final authority in matters of faith and practice.

 

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