A Brief History
In 1938 Kansas City Bible School started in the basement of the church at 29th and Askew. Students lived in nearby houses rented as dormitories and studied under teachers who held down numerous jobs to pay the bills. But the men and women who had trusted God to start this little institution refused to let such things confine them. Six students graduated the next year. There have been over 1200 graduates since.
In 1941 God further blessed the efforts of Brother A. C. Watkins, Sister Morey Shaver, Doctor C.E. Cowen, and other such visionaries by allowing them to purchase a section of land south of the city. At the corner of what was then 74th and Highway 69, the twelve acres that had formerly served as Dr. UHL’s Sanitarium began to be transformed into place of Christian growth and learning. Since that time, Kansas City has surrounded our campus and much of our own landscape has changed, but God’s blessing remains. Current faculty and staff remain committed to the faith on which KCCBS was founded. We are still living on God’s promises and growing under His good favor.
“Developing servant leaders who know God, who have a passion for holiness of heart, and who are inspired and prepared for a lifetime of learning and Kingdom service.”
Although KCCBS is affiliated with the Church of God (Holiness), it welcomes and actively recruits students of various denominations and backgrounds.
The principle objectives of KCCBS are to enable students to
- Respond positively to the call and the claims of the gospel and the ensuing life of discipleship.
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the classical disciplines taught from a Christian world view.
- Exhibit a basic knowledge of the faith and practice of the Christian church from a Wesleyan-Armenian perspective, and develop a fuller understanding of and commitment to God’s Word in its entirety.
- Display moral character based on Christian principles; form personal, scriptural convictions; and practice Christian social graces.
- Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish the duties of their professions.
Student Achievement and Institutional Effectiveness Report
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