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from Dr. Scarborough

My grandfather’s grandfather had a long and successful career as a country doctor in Illinois, although he never set foot inside a medical college.  He received his training in the field by observing and working alongside an experienced physician for a number of years.

I have in my personal library “Doc” Scarborough’s entire medical curricula . . . two thick leather-bound volumes, the second of which has a certificate attached to the flyleaf.  That document was signed by his mentor attesting that the above named apprentice (my great-great-grandfather) had attained the official status of a licensed physician.

It was U.S. President James A. Garfield who reportedly said of Mark Hopkins, the noted administrator and professor of Williams College, “The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other.”  Such a classic pattern of teaching and training is the vision of CrossFire Christian College.  We offer undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity, not only to study under the teaching of an experienced and anointed servant of God, but also to share life with that person in an intimate one-on-one setting.

I personally teach students enrolled in our Biblical Studies track, and Dr. Kym Hellmann personally trains those in the Christian Counseling track, serving as their Clinical Supervisor as they pursue a degree, licensure, and board certification.  Students enrolled in the Biblical Counseling track benefit from a combination of Bible and counseling courses mentored by Dr. Kym and me, assisted by graduate assistants Naomi Madrid (MBC) and Tracie Hoy (ThM).

At CrossFire Christian College, students can enjoy these “personal and practical” times of spiritual growth in Christian discipleship and leadership through non-traditional study, private tutoring, or by distance learning technology.  At the same time, students can earn an undergraduate, masters, or doctoral degree from an accredited (by AICCS) institution with an affordable investment of money and a minimal period of time spent in traditional lecture-type college classes.

Check out CrossFire.  We may be the next step that you’ve been praying about and searching for in your Christian ministry. 

Dr. Curt Scarborough

Dr Curt

Dr Curt Scarborough, President

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