Formerly the DCC School of the Bible, the Rocky Mountain School of Ministry is now in partnership with Lincoln Christian University to offer graduate and undergraduate Bible and theology classes for credit. By next year htese classes are to be available online.
The DCC School of the Bible was started by Glenn Giles in 1991 in Denver, Colorado. Although not called by that name until around 2000, the first class was held in the Denver Church of Christ office. The school gradually grew to include many different classes and students. The History and Reliability of the Bible course became the most popular class. It consisted of an overview of the history in the Bible, principles of interpretation, the reliability of the Bible, archaeology, and the development of the Bible canon. Several students, since the school’s inception, have graduated with a Certificate in Biblical Studies.
In July, 2009, the school changed its name to The Rocky Mountain School of Ministry expanding its scope and vision. It is currently under the direction of Glenn Giles and under the oversight of the elders and staff of the Denver Church of Christ, in Denver, Colorado. The school now in its partnership with Lincoln Christian University’s Hargrove School offers graduate and undergraduate Bible and theology classes which are granted credit through Lincoln Christian University, of Lincoln, Illinois. We are anticipating being able to partner with Lincoln Christian University in the Fall of 2010 in teaching classes using various formats (including online, intensive, and traditional classes) leading to a 36 semester hour Master of Arts Degree in Christian Studies. This degree is slated to be available for students to complete worldwide.
It is the purpose of The Rocky Mountain School of Ministry to bring glory to God through helping to develop intimate relationships between God, his disciples, and the lost through knowledge and application of his Word.
The mission of The Rocky Mountain School of Ministry is to equip disciples to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world through evangelism, church growth, and church planting.
The Conviction and Goal of the School:
It is our conviction that Bible knowledge, though essential, is not enough in itself for one to develop a close relationship with God or with others. While Bible knowledge is indeed a necessary part of the road to relationship, knowledge by itself produces pride which destroys intimacy. True biblical love takes knowledge and uses it to change one’s individual life to produce godly intimate relationships with others. It is therefore the goal of The Rocky Mountain School of Ministry to help students not only gain but especially to apply biblical knowledge to their lives and the lives of others to develop rich God-glorifying personal relationships with God, other disciples, and the lost.
Vision of the School:
Our vision is to create classes, seminars, courses of study, and training materials which will enrich, equip, and inspire disciples throughout the world for works of service and to be able to effectively communicate and transmit Christ to this present generation.
My son, keep my words
and store up my commands within you,
keep my commands and you will live;
guard my teachings as the apple of your eye,
bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
(Proverbs 7:1-3, NIV)