California Pacific School of Theology

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California Pacific School of Theology
Motto Go With God
Type Non-Profit
Established 1998
Founder I.D.E. Thomas
Affiliation Christian, Non-Denominational
President Bill Forges
Location West Hills, California.
Website Official website

California Pacific School of Theology is a higher-education Christian theological school in the United States non-accredited at this time, issuing religious degrees in West Hills, California. The school offers distance education for Graduate and Undergraduate programs.[1]

History[edit]

California Pacific School of Theology was chartered in 1998, however the history of the school dates farther back and is linked with the institutions California Graduate School of Theology (Cal Grad) and California Center for Theological Studies (CCTS).[2]

Cal Grad was established in 1969 by Dr. William Steuart McBirnie and continues to function to this day. A Korean interest obtained ownership of Cal Grad in 1987, which at that time I.D.E. Thomas detached and established a school functioning under the name California Center for Theological Studies (CCTS). CCTS operated out of First Baptist Church of Maywood CA for 12 years until the retirement of Dr. Thomas from that organization.

At that time, the decision was made to broaden the regional scope of the school, and the name was changed to California Pacific School of Theology. While the school organization remained the same, the school was then chartered under the new name and functioned in Glendale, CA at the facilities of United Community Church, the establishment founded by Dr. McBirnie and original founder of Cal Grad.[3]

CPSOT utilized the facilities of United Community Church in Glendale for 14 years. In 2012, due to changes with United Community Church, CPSOT opted to change location to West Hills, CA and offer online educational programs, along with occasional satellite campus courses.

Theology[edit]

California Pacific School of Theology is a Christian, non-denominational school and is known for holding conservative evangelical doctrine. This includes belief in the divine, inerrant inspiration of the Bible, The Triune nature of God (Trinity), the deity of Jesus Christ, and the doctrine of salvation by grace.[4]

Programs[edit]

California Pacific School of Theology offers both Undergraduate and Graduate programs in Christian Theology. Degrees offered are currently Bachelors, Masters, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy.

California Pacific School of Theology is a religious non-profit corporation, registered by the State of California, as recorded, December 9, 1998. As such it has degree granting authority under the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). BPPE approval is not accreditation, only an oversight agency in California for private and for profit schools.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theology, California Pacific School of. "CPSOT | Programs". California Pacific School Of Theology. Retrieved 2016-10-21. 
  2. ^ Theology, California Pacific School of. "California Pacific School Of Theology". California Pacific School Of Theology. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  3. ^ "United Community Church - Our History". www.uccglendale.org. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  4. ^ Theology, California Pacific School of. "California Pacific School Of Theology". California Pacific School Of Theology. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  5. ^ California, State of. "Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education". www.bppe.ca.gov. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 

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Coordinates: 34°12′01″N 118°37′47″W / 34.200202°N 118.629650°W / 34.200202; -118.629650