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The Midwest Christian College Conference Soccer Tournament is set to begin this week in Florissant, MO. After finishing the regular season 5-0 in conference play, the Barclay College Bears were rewarded the #1 seed and will play host college #8 St. Louis Christian at 4:00 PM CST on Thursday, October 23rd.

The games will begin at 10:00 AM with #3 Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) and #6 Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO). Then at 12:00 PM #4 Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO) takes on #5 Calvary Bible College (Belton, MO). At 2:00 PM #2 Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) and #7 Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, IA) will play. Semi-final matches and consolation games will resume on Friday, culminating with the remaining consolation matches and the championship on Saturday at 3:00 PM.

All games will be played at the Eagan Center, which is about one mile north of St. Louis Christian. From Dunn Road, take Waterford Drive about one mile and the field is on the right. The address is 1 James J. Eagan Dr., Florissant, MO 63033.


The Run for Missions 5K, 10K, and Half-Marathon is coming up Saturday, October 25th. The event takes place on the Barclay College campus. Further information online registration can be found at

BARCLAY STUDENTS! A special significantly discounted rate for all current students for all three events is $20. You can save $3.25 in online registration fees by using the attached paper registration brochure. You can turn in the brochures and payment to Deb Folkerts at the Welcome Center or Traci Ballard at Haviland Friends Church anytime during normal business hours up until Thursday, October 23rd. You can register with me in person anytime Friday at the gym or on race day morning up until 30 minutes before the race starts.

  • Another fun option is to form a TEAM of 10 persons to run the 5K.
  • All registrants will get a t-shirt and a customized finisher’s medal.
  • All runners and volunteers also receive a free post-race pancake breakfast.
  • Follow the Run for Missions on Twitter @RunforMissions or on Facebook.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you won’t want to run or walk but still want to help, the race needs about 40-45 Volunteers to be successful. You can register to be a volunteer at I will communicate with you about how to you can help after you sign up. (All volunteers who show to help get a free t-shirt.)

Hope to see you on October 25th and hope you will run for walk for missions!


For the second year in a row, the Barclay College soccer program has earned the Midwest Christian College Conference regular season title. Last year’s team finished in a three way tie with Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) and Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO). Each team had one loss last year, but this year the Bears cruised through the regular season undefeated.

Late Friday afternoon, while the Bears were in route to Springfield, Illinois to take on NAIA Robert Morris University, St. Louis Christian (Florissant, MO) made the call to cancel the Bears final MCCC regular season match due to excessive rainfall in and around St. Louis. The cancellation this late in the season, with no opportunities to re-schedule, assured the Bears of a 5-0 finish in MCCC play and the outright regular season championship.

“For the last eleven years the MCCC regular season championship title has belonged to Manhattan, so being recognized as the regular season conference champions is a great accomplishment for Barclay. It feels great,” exclaimed Head Coach Kevin Lee. “But our celebrating has been cut short because we know there is so much more to accomplish. Now our focus will turn to the MCCC Tournament and on the NCCAA Southwest Region Tournament as we attempt to qualify for the national tournament.”

Though disappointed that they did not get the chance to finish things on the pitch, the Bears still played Robert Morris Friday evening. Midway through the first half, Freshman Julio Cobo (Katy, TX) used some clever foot skills prior to passing it to fellow Freshman Josh Moore (Houston, TX), who then flicked it over to Sophomore Melvin Lara (Katy, TX) for an easy tap in and the early lead. In the second half, a penalty kick was awarded to the Bears following a foul in the box. Moore was chosen for the kick and he delivered a powerful kick to the corner to put the Bears up 2-0. The 2-0 win improved their record 10-1 overall. It was their second win over NAIA opponents this season.

The Bears will take the next week off in preparation for the MCCC tournament hosted by St. Louis Christian October 23rd-25th.


On Tuesday, October 7 the Barclay College soccer team traveled to Moore, OK to take on NCCAA Division II Southwest Region rival Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College.  Although the Bears had beaten the Saints 3-0 in Haviland nearly a month ago, they knew this would be another tough test.

After a scoreless first half, Freshman Josh Moore (Houston, TX)  was able to connect off of a corner kick served into the box from Freshman Julio Cobo (Katy, TX).  Then, later in the half, the Bears built their lead to 2-0 when Junior leading scorer Kingsley Assibey (Accra, Ghana) was on the assisting side of a goal this time around. He placed an incredible ball to a charging Cobo, who made a perfectly timed break and then directed it into the corner of the goal. The 2-0 victory marked the first time the Bears had swept Hillsdale in over five years.

BC will next face NAIA Robert Morris University in Springfield, Illinois. Game time is set for 7:00 PM CST on Friday, October 10th. The following day they will attempt to go undefeated in Midwest Christian College Conference play and finish off their regular season schedule on a good note with a match against St. Louis Christian College (Florissant, MO).


Barclay College Men’s Soccer  moved up to #3 in the NCCAA Division II’s most recent addition of the Top 10. After two wins over Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, IA) and #5 Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) over the weekend, the Bears propelled from #6 to #3.

With a 5-0 overall record, the Bears will take on Midwest Christian College Conference opponent Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO) at home on Saturday. Game time is set for 4:00 PM CST.

For an up to date list of NCCAA rankings, visit the NCCAA official website at


Mark your calendars for our annual Auxiliary Auction on Saturday, October 4th! The auction begins that Saturday at 9am, but be sure to come out on Friday, October 3rd to participate in our annual Alumni Soccer game. There will be a BBQ supper at the field at 5:30pm, and the game starts at 7:30pm.




Friday, October 17, 2014


Sand Creek Station Golf Course – Newton, Ks.


8:30 Registration 9:00 Shotgun Start


$70 *includes green fees, cart and lunch


4 Person Scramble

Things you need to know about Sand Creek:

  • Host of the 2014 US Amateur Public Links Championship
  • Given 4 1⁄2 stars by Golf Digest
  • Voted 2nd
  • Top 50 best public golf courses to play in US.
  • Best golf course to play in Kansas (Golf Week magazine)

**You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to play one of the best golf courses in Kansas and enjoy fellowship with others who love Barclay College.
**To register, contact Larry Lewis at (620) 862-5252 or email

Group Of Senior Couples Enjoying Meal Together

September 30 – October 3

Click here to fill out the Reservation Form for the Senior Camp on the Prairie.


You will be staying in spacious air conditioned rooms with connected baths.


The college has 4 camping stations with all the amenities for camping. The local Thresher   Show Grounds could set up about eight locations for campers with electricity and water only.


Here is your chance to enjoy all of the fun you can have with a 4×4 and the sandy back roads of Haviland.  Dr. and Mrs. Halverstadt will do their best to not get you stuck (not really).  During the ride you will see an outdoor park with exotic animals. You may even get to tour the “4 bay home” that Ron Kendall is building.  You will also enjoy a break at the German Baptist pastry shop. If you do not have your own 4×4, I may loan you mine.


You will want to be a part of such old standards as “The Price is Right,” “To Tell the Truth,” Family Feud,” “Wheel of Fortune” and “What’s That Tune?”  Since you have always wanted to be on these shows, here’s your chance. 


This is a ten mile, one way, bike trip.  It will provide a stop at a convenience store to “catch your breath.”  You may bring your own bicycle or one will be provided.  You will need a mountain bike or a highway bike for this.  You need to be a little healthy to make this trip.  The guide for the trip is Dr. David Williams.


This back trail trip lasts for seven miles. It is down the back roads and along an abandoned highway bed.  You need a trail bike or something that can handle sandy roads real well. The guide for this is experienced riders, Pete and Gayle Zook.  They have already planned for bicycles you may ride – or bring your own.


Haviland is the closest incorporated city to the Brenham Meteorite Field.  This field of meteorites is one of the most highly recognized fields of meteorites in the world.  In 1995 the largest pallasite meteorite that was ever found had landed near Barclay’s President’s home.  We are all pleased that the meteorite missed it. J The museum carries a selection of meteorite jewelry.  You may want to wear some home.


You’ll feel like you have caught your dream whether you catch a fish or not.  The guide for this experience is Jon Folkerts, the master outdoorsman.  He takes you to t (which is really a pond) where you can fish to your hearts content.  The pond is spring fed, which means it’s always full of water.  Bring your own rod and reel, or use one of ours.


Your tour will begin at Hall’s Flea Market in Wellsford, 4 miles from Haviland. Next you will get to visit the home of Carol Brown where you will be captivated by the antique furniture, and stories Carol can tell (which will surprise you).  Then you may enjoy the Antique Junction, right here in Haviland – one of the nicest antique venues in the area.  So, during this trip you experience the best of three worlds.


This will take you back to the music you love.  If you have never seen a Gaither Homecoming you will not know what to expect.  But if you have, you’ll know you won’t want to miss it.


If you are into the sports, here is your chance to shine.  We have the equipment, but if you want to bring your own, do it. Who knows, you may be the camp’s champ in your sport.


The story of Haviland’s own namesake, Laura Haviland, is a remarkable story.  Laura was small of stature but a giant when it came to making things happen.  The Book review by the author will inspire you to want to read the book. The author will even place her signature in you own personal copy.


By the end of two days you may have heard about some things you had to miss and wished you had opportunity to do them.  Wednesday evening you will get to choose your Thursday morning activity. It will be a good feeling to be able to go home knowing you got to do what you wanted to do.


You will be surprised what you will learn about the city of Haviland and the County of Kiowa.  There will be a bus tour with our own V.P. for Registration and Records, Dr. Glenn Leppert, as narrator.  He has a ready knowledge of this city and the County of Kiowa.  The narration will be micked so you won’t even need your hearing aids.


This visit will give you an opportunity to enjoy the activities at the Kiowa County Senior Center .You will enjoy the Wii Bowling game, pool, table games, outdoor games including horse shoes and the walking path.


During your time at camp you will enjoy singing and listening to music you love.  With a little drama and time with Quacker, the puppet, and you’ll feel at home with people you like.


This will be an unbelievable story of the disappearance of our neighboring city of Greensburg.  The disappearance of the town was by a tornado in 2008 and now, its rebirth.  You will see the new hospital, commons building, high school and the old soda fountain where you may have ordered a soda at some other time.


This is your opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Fred, author and Professor Emeritus.  His beautiful home, in the newest neighborhood of Haviland, will bless your soul and fill you full.  During your time, you may play croquet, horseshoes or sit on his wonderful second floor veranda and see the country prairies.


Enjoy some time at the new museum with Doc Rock.  The museum is for showing how God created everything. You may even get to see some things you have never seen before, and maybe The Doc will give you a Rock. 


You’ll love to do either of these activities with those who love to do it too.  We are blessed with local people who are close to being professionals in these areas. Bring your pictures, you will be surprised by what they become.


You will have opportunity to meet the Barclay Family.  There will be a dinner for you and the faculty and staff so you may become better acquainted with them.


Your devotional time will be enriched by the people who will be with you when you have your devotions.  Members of our staff and faculty will share times of inspiration when you may share with others your own private times with the Lord.


These will always be out and a part of your spare time during the weekend.  Whenever you want to get to yourself or with others like you, go to the tables with the puzzles and table games.

BC Athletics

The 2014-15 Barclay College Athletics schedules were recently released. This year the Bears will compete in Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country in the fall and Men’s and Women’s Basketball in the winter. In Spring 2015, the Bears will also explore regional competitions for Men’s and Women’s Track and Field.

At the end of August, both Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Soccer will open their season on August 26th. Women’s Volleyball, under new Head Coach Larry Lewis, will travel to Sterling College in Sterling, KS to begin their season while Men’s Soccer will host Oklahoma Wesleyan in an exhibition soccer match on the campus of Barclay College. Men’s Soccer looks to build on their recent successes; 2013 Co-Champions in the Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) and their runner-up finish at the NCCAA Division II Southwest Region Tournament. The NCCAA Southwest Region Tournament for both volleyball and soccer will be hosted by Barclay College October 24th-25th.

Cross Country will be up and running on Sept. 6th in Wichita while they continue to grow the program and qualify runners for the mid-November NCCAA National meet in Cedarville, OH for the second year in a row. They will also plan to run meets in Hillsboro, Hutchinson and Vanessa, KS leading up to nationals.

This winter, Men’s Basketball opens up against Central Christian College in McPherson, KS on Nov. 4th while Women’s Basketball will kick things off on Nov. 11 in Haviland, KS against Dallas Christian College under the leadership of new Head Coach Ryan Kendall. Homecoming will be Saturday, February 7th against Ozark Christian College. Then on February 19th-21st, the Men’s and Women’s MCCC Tournament will be played in Haviland to start post-season play for both teams. Both will travel to Arlington, TX for the NCCAA Division II Southwest Region Tournament on February 26th in hopes of qualifying for nationals.

The Barclay College Athletics page will have the most up-to-date news, schedules, times and match results. Please email about any Barclay College Athletics questions.


Friday, August 8 – Sunday, August 10

  • Soccer Team Retreat in Colorado
  • Sunday, August 10
  • Athletes Move-In Day

Monday, August 11

  • 7:30 AM Cafeteria Opens for Athletes and Student Leaders
  • 8:00 AM Cafeteria Opens for Athletes and Student Leaders
  • 1:00 PM Student Leader’s (RA’s, StuCo) Move-In, and Meet for Supper at 5:30 PM

Tuesday, August 12

  • 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Student Leader Orientation
  • 8:00 AM Cafeteria Opens for Athletes and Student Leaders (RA’s, StuCo)

Wednesday, August 13

  • 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Student Leader Orientation
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Student Leaders and Athletes Registration

Thursday, August 14

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM New Students Move-In Day and Registration
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Parents Reception
  • 6:00 PM President’s Dinner for New Student’s Families and Barclay Faculty and Staff

Friday, August 15

  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM New Students Orientation
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Retuning Students Move-In Day and Registration
  • 5:30 PM Cafeteria Opens to all students

Saturday, August 16

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Returning Students Register
  • 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM New Students Orientation