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Bible college provides opportunities

For decades, Tri-State Bible College has been an important institution in the Tri-State. Its faculty and administration have offered an alternative educational opportunity with a more obvious focus on blending Christianity and education.

Its mission is “training faithful servants for tomorrow – today.”

They do that by offering a Bible-oriented program where its graduates can offer Christian service.

It offers undergraduate and master’s degrees with the goal of “learning practical skills essential for the development of Christian character and the communication of Biblical truths.”

The school is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer the certificate of Biblical studies, an associate of arts degree and bachelor and master’s degrees in theology.

The college also offers a free Bible course to the public during the summer. This year approximately 50 community members gave up part of their Saturday to participate.

Recently, the college announced plans to expand its library that has many rare and valuable books. The expansion would benefit especially the college’s master’s program. The expansion will cost approximately $125,000 to $150,000.

Now the college must start a fundraising campaign to reach that goal. Recently U.S. Rep Bill Johnson said he would do what he could to help the college secure grants. That is admirable. But all of us should step up to the plate in any way we can to support this valuable asset.