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Issue 8: July 2019


In Fall 2019, Barry Armstrong of Rolla, Missouri, enrolled as an online student to become the 5,000th student in our 63-year history.

How did you learn about Central?
It began with a Google search for online Bible colleges. I came up with a few prospects, including some that my previous pastor recommended. Central was included in the list.

What made you choose the online program here?
Affordability was a factor since I am already carrying student loan debt. Central was one of the lowest tuition rates I found. The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) was also a major plus in my decision.

How does going back to school fit with your responsibilities at work and your family?
It is my hope that this degree will help set an example to my family with two things:

  • It is never too late to finish what you start. I’m trying to finish school at 38 years old!
  • It is in our best interest as followers of Christ to go where He calls us. I’ve told my wife and others that I feel much like Moses. “ME, God? What do you see in me that I am called to this?”

I also hope that I will learn leadership skills in this program that will better equip me in my current job and future ministry.

What are your goals for your education?
My goals for education are to increase my Bible knowledge and eventually start to work in some sort of ministry. I currently serve on the worship team at Greentree Christian Church. I am trying to be open to what God will use me for, because I feel that He has called me down this path. I hope to finish in about two years. I am looking forward to what
God does in my future!

Learn how you can complete an associate or bachelor’s degree that is practical, affordable, and flexible. Email online@cccb.edu for more information or visit www.CCCB.edu/online.