For many ministers and laypersons the dream of attending a distant Bible college is only that – a dream. ExCeLL offers an unprecedented opportunity for training and study of the Word right in the local church. A twelve-course curriculum has been prepared which will equal one full year of studies at Texas Bible College. This will meet the requirement stipulated in Article VII, Section 2, Paragraph 9 (UPCI Manual) for local ministerial license in the UPCI. The program is not limited to ministers, however, and laypeople who desire this level of learning are welcome to enroll. Even new converts have found that it provides a sound doctrinal foundation. Students earn Texas Bible College credit hours just as if they were enrolled at the campus in Lufkin.
Classes convene one night per week for a period of eleven weeks in the Spring and Fall. They normally begin at 7:00 p.m. and end by 10:00 p.m. Two courses are taught each night with approximately one hour and twenty minutes devoted to each with a break in between. Instruction is provided by the local pastor and/or his ministerial staff – able “word handler” (II Corinthians 4:2; II Timothy 2:15) who are “apt to teach” (I Timothy 3:2). A certificate will be awarded for the successful completion of each course, and a transcript will be available on permanent file. Each site is encouraged to have a graduation service for those who finish the ExCell curriculum.
If you are interested in attending these exciting classes, please see Bro. Sims!