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David FincherYou may have noticed that today’s society is skeptical of most authority figures. That makes the concept of authority itself difficult for people to accept. But at Central Christian College of the Bible, authority is one of our core values. Like you, we want our students to know about true authority in faith and life.

We aren’t presuming an authoritarian position for ourselves. Instead, we help our students learn about the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18) and the written Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17). This allows them to see the authority of Christ and the Word above any human authority.

As we submit to His Word, we also learn the true nature of authority in the church and in society today. We are to “be subject to one another out of reverence to Christ” (Ephesians 5:21) and “submit ourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution . . . to a king as one in authority” (1 Peter 2:13-14). Whether it is the primary authority of Christ and the Word or the secondary authority of the church and the government, we want our students to know how to live as “one under authority.”

The core value of authority is applied in several ways at Central. Our standards for student and employee behavior derive from Christ’s example and biblical principles. Our choices for programs and activities equip the body of Christ by recruiting and training leaders for the church. Our positions on cultural issues are based on the eternal Word of God, above modern opinions. And our policies follow requirements established by the Department of Education, the State of Missouri, and applicable accrediting agencies, under whose authority we fall.

Our very identity as a Christian college and a Bible college displays our belief in the core value of authority. We are proud to serve the Lord’s church in this vital role of teaching students the importance of authority in times of confusion, rebellion, and disobedience.


Dr. David Fincher, President

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