Mission, Vision, and Values
Your Calling. Our Mission.
At the end of the day, mission drives everything. A mission is a task that is assigned or begun. In 1973, CCBS began with a mission to train men and women in the Word of God to become effective servants of God. Today, that mission still drives all that we do. Whether God is calling you to be a pastor, a counselor, a chaplain, an apologist, a leader in an organization, or something else entirely, CCBS exists to serve you. Our mission, vision, and values are the core of what and how we do what we do!
Carolina College of Biblical Studies exists to disciple Christ-followers, through biblical higher education, for a lifetime of effective servant leadership.
Carolina College of Biblical Studies will be a premier institution of biblical higher education whose graduates launch and lead healthy ministries worldwide.
- We value the authority of Scripture. We believe that the truth is absolute and that it is inerrantly recorded in the Holy Scriptures. The sixty-six books of the Protestant Bible are our authority. We read them at face value and apply them to our lives as individuals and as an institution. The authority of Scripture is our primary value.
- We value the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Because Jesus is Lord, we are committed to knowing, worshiping, and following Him, our resurrected King, God and Savior. We are equally committed to the supremacy of His purpose to disciple the nations. Our curriculum, policies, and programs of study reflect the supremacy of Jesus Christ.
- We value educational integrity. Because we are committed to the authority of Scripture, we also are committed to do all things for God’s glory. Our classroom behavior, curriculum, organization, and administration reflect an ongoing pursuit of academic integrity and institutional improvement.
- We value multi-ethnicity. All men are made in God’s image. Some from all races will trust Christ. Because this is so, we serve a multi-ethnic community as a Bible college in Fayetteville, NC. Faculty, administration, and curriculum reflect our mutual commitments to Biblical integrity and multi-ethnicity.
- We value ministry capability. The men and women who serve Carolina College of Biblical Studies are proven in the crucible of ministry. Our classes combine both the theory and the practical reality of service so that graduates can effectively disciple others.
- We value dependence on God through prayer. Prayer expresses dependence upon God and a belief that God responds to prayer. In our efforts to serve God, we choose also to depend upon Him to bring about change in us and for us as we pray.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
The following is a statement of the doctrinal position to which the Board, Administration, and Faculty of CCBS are committed:
The Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament, is verbally inspired by God, is inerrant and infallible, and is of supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
There is one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
The Person of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, is true God and true Man (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1, 14; Philippians 2:5-11).
God created the world in six twenty-four-hour days apart from pre-existing materials and any evolutionary process; God created humanity in the image and likeness of God. Each person’s biological sex (male and female) has been sovereignly appointed by God from conception and is an irreversible aspect of his or her nature (Gen. 1:1,2; 1:26, 27; 3:6-19; Matt. 19:4).
Mankind sinned and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death (separation from God). Further, all men are declared by God to be totally depraved with a sinful nature and have become sinners in conduct (Ps. 51:5; Jer. 17:9; Rom. 1:21-32; 3:10, 23; 5:12; 6:23; Gal. 3:22).
Satan is a personal being, originally the highest ranking angel; that he sinned and fell through pride; that he is the ruler of this present evil world system; and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire (Genesis 3:1-19; Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Revelation 20:10).
The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and in our place, and that any who believe in Him are eternally Saved, justified on the basis of His blood (Romans 3:24-26; 5:8-10).
The Lord Jesus Christ arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He presently ministers at the Father’s right hand as our Head, High Priest and Advocate (Ephesians 1:20-23; Colossians 1:17-19; Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:21-28; I John 2:1-2).
The Return of Christ
This same Jesus will come again personally and bodily to receive the Church unto Himself (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18), to execute His judgment on an unrepentant world (John 5:28-29; 2 Peter 3:7, 10-13), and to establish His earthly kingdom of peace and righteousness.
The Eternal State of the Dead
Both believer and unbeliever will be raised bodily in their own order, the saved unto everlasting blessedness in Heaven and the lost unto everlasting and conscious punishment in the Lake of Fire, (1 Corinthians 15:58; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:1-22:15).
Christians are to live daily in the fullness and power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, resulting in a life of service and evangelizing to the glory of God (Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 5:19-21; 2 Corinthians 5:15-21).
Unity of the Body
That Christians who believe the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God should not allow their doctrinal distinctives and/or differences to hinder love for and fellowship with other members of the body of Christ (Psalm 133:1; 1 Corinthians 1:10, 12:13, 24-27; Ephesians 4:11-16; Philippians 1:27; Hebrews 13:1).