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Resources for Pastors

CBU is a University committed to the fulfillment of Christ’s Great Commission. One of the practical ways CBU fulfills this objective is through serving the church. Specifically, CBU offers a wide range of services and benefits to Baptist churches and affiliated organizations nationwide designed to encourage their growth and maximize their effectiveness.

Musical Performances

CBU is home to the highly acclaimed Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music. Vocal and instrumental groups from the School of Music perform in hundreds of churches each year. A variety of group sizes and styles are available, including:

  • The University Choir & Orchestra (150 members – requires seating capacity of 500+)
  • Male Chorale (90 members)
  • Women’s Choirs (two groups – 90 members each)
  • Chamber Singers (15 to 25 members)
  • Concert Band (70 members)
  • Jazz Band (30 members)
  • String Ensemble (20 members)
  • Bunnell Strings (five members)
  • Small Vocal Ensembles (five groups of 6-10 members each)

Music groups are available for on-site performance during the fall and spring semesters as well as during an 8-week nationwide summer tour. Contact Becky deVries for scheduling information (951) 343-4949 or rdevries@calbaptist.edu

Conference and Camp Services

Consider CBU when thinking about where to locate your next conference or summer camp event. Choose from a wide variety of comfortable meeting and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art presentation technology. For summer camps, CBU features an ample variety of room accommodations and athletics facilities, including an air-conditioned gymnasium and one of the region’s best aquatics center. CBU also provides turnkey catering and foodservice solutions at very reasonable prices. For more information, visit CBU's Conferences and Events website.

Minister’s Kin Scholarship

CBU offers a special $3,250 per year scholarship for students whose parent(s) is employed in a full-time ministerial position in an evangelical church or are a full-time employee with either a Baptist agency or missionary organization, such as the IMB or NAMB. For more information, contact CBU’s Undergraduate Admissions Office at (877) 228-8866 or admissions@calbaptist.edu.

Bachelor of Applied Theology (BAT) Program

The BAT degree is an intensely practical degree created to develop the next generation of church leaders. The BAT program is designed specifically for students who want to prepare for Christian ministry vocations. As a fully directed educational experience, the BAT program enables students to study with like-minded people and will afford students opportunity for highly-relevant ministry internships. For more information about the BAT program, visit the CBU School of Christian Ministries website or contact them at (951) 343-4248.

California Baptist Archives and Historical Depository

CBU is the home of the California Southern Baptist Archives and Historical Depository. Researchers can find a wealth of information in this growing collection of convention photographs, annuals (for the Convention and Associations since the 1940s), newsletters and brochures, official convention files, church histories, denominational and general Baptist publications. CBU welcome the opportunity to provide similar archival services to Baptist conventions from other states. For more information, e-mail the CBU Annie Gabriel Library at library@calbaptist.edu or call (951) 343-4228.

Speakers Bureau

Need an expert speaker to present on a particular topic or theme? CBU’s Christian faculty members are available to present at church meetings and events on a wide variety of topics including doctrinal, cultural and psychological issues.

For additional information, contact CBU’s Marketing and Communication Division at (951) 343-4474 or send a note to cbu4you@calbaptist.edu