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7 Qualities of a Spiritual Leader

7 Qualities of a Spiritual Leader

The Seven Qualities of a Spiritual Leader (That You’re Probably Going to Hate… ) By Dr. Cliff Winters Don’t train leaders without first training them to be godly. I suppose everybody has their own issues and needs when it comes to spiritual leadership.  Some pastors...

7 Qualities of a Spiritual Leader

The Seven Qualities of a Spiritual Leader (That You’re Probably Going to Hate… ) By Dr. Cliff Winters Don’t train leaders without first training them to be godly. I suppose everybody has their own issues and needs when it comes to spiritual leadership.  Some pastors...

Is academic training necessary to serve in ministry?

Is academic training necessary to serve in ministry?

Is it necessary to receive academic training to serve in ministry? Developing the necessary skills and qualifications is important to effectively serve in church ministry. Education forms the cornerstone of effective ministry. In a study conducted by Lifeway Research,...

Why Does a Biblical Studies Degree Matter?

Why Does a Biblical Studies Degree Matter?

Why does a Biblical Studies degree matter in today's world? A degree in Biblical Studies is foundational for those who are interested in Christian ministry. Dr. David Kingrey, Chair of Barclay College Online's Biblical Studies program, says, “The Bible is our most...

What are steps to discover your calling?

What are steps to discover your calling?

What are the steps to discover your calling? Discovering your specific calling in church ministry is a journey that requires self-reflection, prayer, and discernment. Here are some steps to help you uncover your unique calling: 1. Reflect on Your Passions and Talents:...

How can a Christian College Change Your Life?

How can a Christian College Change Your Life?

How can a Christian college change your life? Welcome to the world of Christian colleges, where education isn't just about hitting the books; it's a journey that transforms you inside out. Wondering how a Christian College can totally shake up your life? At these...

What signs indicate you may have a calling to ministry?

What signs indicate you may have a calling to ministry?

What signs indicate you may have a calling to ministry? Are there signs that indicate you may have a calling to ministry? Are you searching to discover your calling in church ministry? Finding your calling goes beyond just a career or a job. Barclay College wants you...

Discover Your Calling: Unleash Your Potential in Church Ministry

Discover Your Calling: Unleash Your Potential in Church Ministry

Are you searching to discover your calling in church ministry? Do you feel a deep sense of purpose in serving others and want to unleash your potential in church ministry? If so, you've come to the right place. In this article, we will explore the journey of...

Senator Jerry Moran Visits Barclay College Campus

Senator Jerry Moran Visits Barclay College Campus

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran visited the Barclay College campus on August 10, 2023, to tour the Ross-Ellis Center for Arts and Ministry and Jackson Hall, the home of the School of Nursing. “I appreciated the opportunity to tour Barclay College’s campus and learn about...

Sarah Holliday Named Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Sarah Holliday Named Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Sarah Holliday, 2020 Barclay graduate, has been named the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Barclay College. Sarah played three seasons of volleyball at Barclay College and four seasons of basketball. Sarah is also a Campus Admission Counselor. Athletic Director Scott...

Barclay Theatre thru the eyes of Cinderella

Barclay Theatre thru the eyes of Cinderella

Liz Johnson is a senior at Barclay College and plays "Ella," also known as" Cinderella," in Barclay College's production of Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Theater Kansas (https://www.facebook.com/theatrekansas/) recently interviewed her. Here are a few words...

He is Risen: An Easter Liturgy

He is Risen: An Easter Liturgy

One of the marks of Easter Sunday in most churches is reciting together the words, “He is risen. He is risen indeed,” then singing the hymn, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today.” I remember attending my first Maundy Thursday service and being immersed in the heart-rending...

Alumni Profile: Caleb Ross Hunter–It’s Different, But …

Alumni Profile: Caleb Ross Hunter–It’s Different, But …

It feels like it was yesterday and a lifetime ago all at once. In May of 2012, I walked across the stage in the Hockett gymnasium, like many other Barclay College students, to receive my Bachelor’s of Science in Youth Ministry with honors. If you would have stopped me...

Robert Barclay — First Quaker Theologian

Robert Barclay — First Quaker Theologian

Barclay College was named in honor of Quaker's first theologian. If you've wondered who he was, read on. Robert Barclay:1648-1690 Robert Barclay was born in Gordonstown, on the north coast of Scotland. His father was Colonel David Barclay, who sat in two of Oliver...

Can a Pastor be a Woman?

Can a Pastor be a Woman?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Can a Pastor be a Woman? This is a question many denominations are asking. This is an excerpt from Dr. Derek Brown's book, "On Quakers and Pastors," published by Barclay Press, Newberg OR. Dr. Brown is Vice President for Academic Services and Chair of...

New nursing program arrives in rural Kansas

New nursing program arrives in rural Kansas

by: Jessica Watson Posted: Jul 14, 2022 / 06:45 PM CDT Updated: Jul 15, 2022 / 07:35 AM CDT HAVILAND, Kan. (KSNW) — More than a million. That’s how many registered nurses are needed in the next eight years, according to a new study. One Kansas college now stepping up...

Please Pray for Ukraine

Please Pray for Ukraine

Please be praying for the Ukraine and our world. May the peace of Christ be with you today. A Prayer for the Crisis in Ukraine, by Pete Greig. Father God, King of all nations, I cry out to You now for the people of Ukraine and especially those who are grieving, dying...

The First African American Woman Police Officer

The First African American Woman Police Officer

The first African American woman police officer in the United States is presumed to be Georgia Ann Robinson, and she had a Kansas connection. Officer Robinson was orphaned as an infant in Louisiana, came under the care of her older sister for a few years, and then was...

Packing for College: 7 Tips from a College Graduate

Packing for College: 7 Tips from a College Graduate

Packing for college can be one of the most daunting tasks for both parent and child as you both prepare for the college journey. It's not just about what to pack but how to pack. In the weeks leading up to my move to Barclay College, I started the task of packing for...

Faculty Profile — David Mabry: Personal Touch with Academic Rigor

Faculty Profile — David Mabry: Personal Touch with Academic Rigor

When a student enrolls in the Master of Arts in Family Ministries concentration with Dr. David Mabry, they can expect a personal touch with academic rigor undergirded by extensive practical experience in theologically and biblically informed Family Science applied...

Fall Student Recital

Fall Student Recital

The Fall Student Music Recital to be held in Lemmons Auditorium on Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m.  Come enjoy an evening of music.

What is restorative justice?

What is restorative justice?

Restorative justice is not a new concept.  Since the beginning of civilization, it has been around and is commonly used in other nations for seeking justice.  It is based upon the belief that achieving justice requires repairing harm. The process often involves...

Church Camp Visited by Barclay Teams this Summer

Church Camp Visited by Barclay Teams this Summer

Drawing by LINZIE HUNTER FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE Summer Teams visit our conference church camps  throughout the U.S. The summer teams share about Christ with the people they meet and serve, encouraging students at the camp and sharing their experience with Barclay...

Criminal Justice System: What Can Be Done?

Criminal Justice System: What Can Be Done?

Criminal Justice System: The Three C's are Cops, Courts, and Corrections The criminal justice system has three C’s, which are Cops, Courts, and Corrections. Most citizens would concur that each one needs some reform to achieve better outcomes. The problem is not due...

How to Afford College. [Tips from My Time in Financial Services]

How to Afford College. [Tips from My Time in Financial Services]

Figuring out how to afford college can be scary, but knowing what to expect can help you navigate the process with confidence. Over the last four years, I’ve had the privilege of working with college students in the financial services office of Barclay College in...

Mid-America Friends Celebrate 150 Years

Mid-America Friends Celebrate 150 Years

by David O. Williams, D.Min.  Lead Superintendent, EFC-MAYM Interim Director, EFC-International The very first session of Kansas Yearly Meeting was held in Lawrence in October of 1872, and what a scene it must have been.  According to a reporter from the Western Home...

What is Family Ministry?

What is Family Ministry?

What is family ministry? Dr. David Marine Mabry explores this topic in the article below. Sarah loves her family. They are not perfect, but to Sarah, they are a gift from God. So, when her life was transformed when she began following Jesus as a teenager, she had a...

Follow My Example as I Follow the Example of Christ

Follow My Example as I Follow the Example of Christ

by David O. Williams, D.Min. “So, what does all of this have to do with the price of bread?” It has been over 40 years now since I first heard those unexpected yet refreshing words of wisdom from my college philosophy professor, Dr. Robert Hess.  It was the first week...

Margaret Fell: Mother of Quakerism

Margaret Fell: Mother of Quakerism

by Elaina Halverstadt March is Women’s History Month, and how do we begin to celebrate the unique contribution of women to God’s creation and to humanity? To start, we can take it as a reminder to examine the lives, the spirits, and the examples of those women who...

Women’s History Month: Mary Fisher, Quaker

Women’s History Month: Mary Fisher, Quaker

by Brockie Follette In 1658, at the age of 35, Mary Fisher felt prompted to travel in a group of six Quakers to the Mediterranean and visit the Ottoman Empire to expound her faith to the Sultan. When their ship reached Smyrna, she asked the English Consul how to...

Women’s History Month: On Quakers and Women Pastors

Women’s History Month: On Quakers and Women Pastors

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is an excerpt from Dr. Derek Brown's new book, "On Quakers and Pastors," published by Barclay Press, Newberg OR. Dr. Brown is Vice President of the School of Graduate Studies and Distance Learning, and Chair of the Pastoral Ministry program at...

How to Find God at a Christian College

How to Find God at a Christian College

Even students at a Christian College want to know how to find God. Barclay College has been known for decades as a place where people find God and experience transformation into who God has made them to be. Students graduate from Barclay changed forever and ready to...

Haviland, Kansas: A Story for Black History Month

Haviland, Kansas: A Story for Black History Month

(Editor's note: February is Black History Month, and the small town of Haviland, Kansas, has a story to tell. This is written by Aaron Stokes, Mayor of Haviland.) We are a quiet, rural community far away geographically from many of the concerns that currently plague...

How Black Quakers Influenced History

How Black Quakers Influenced History

Quakers are known for their stand against slavery, and Black Quakers played an important part. Many may not know it was common for Quakers to own slaves prior to the American Revolution. However, in the early to mid-1700s, the situation became untenable to a number of...

Full Tuition Scholarships. How I Found One at a Christian College.

Full Tuition Scholarships. How I Found One at a Christian College.

by Kaleigh Smallbeck A full tuition scholarship is a great find toward an affordable college degree. Finding scholarships bring down the cost of your education so you can graduate with little to no debt. However, some colleges offer unique scholarships for accepted...

Why a Christian College is a Good Choice

Why a Christian College is a Good Choice

by Kaleigh Smallbeck When you start thinking about college, there are a lot of decisions to make. One decision to consider is what kind of college you want to go to. Christian colleges are unique choice that will make your college experience unforgettable! Here are...