SCHOOL OF MISSIONS

Start preparing for the mission field on the mission field! Twelve months of preparation for a life time on mission!

School of Missions (SoM) is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe (CCBCE) in Vajta, Hungary.  The one-year program involves two semesters of study, a summer term, and a 40-day outreach practicum. We seek to prepare those who believe God has called them into ministry on the foreign mission field.

Two of the goals we have in mind for each student are:

  • That they would be rooted and grounded in God's Word.  More than a just a book, it is essential for ministry/missions preparation, as it starts and ends with Jesus as our prize.
  • We desire to be intensely practical in preparing students for the field.  This involves more than just sharing past experiences.  This also involves students making new experiences, by participating on various outreaches throughout Europe and beyond.

SoM DISTINCTIVES - On the field, for the field.

"I believe a missions training program, like the one offered through CCBCE, will send out people more prepared to face the challenges on the mission field, and will therefore be more fruitful in reaching the nations in the Name of Jesus."
Pam Markey -Missionary/SoM Director

Distinct Courses
There is a great deal of information on missions available, but that information takes on more value when it is applied and demonstrated in practical ways.  In addition to bible classes, one segment of the curriculum is the Missions Leadership course. Some of the topics covered in this course are:

  • Challenges on the mission field
  • Different roles of a missionary
  • The importance of prayer
  • Spiritual warfare
SoM students will also spend a large amount of time learning a new language through the independent Language Study course. This time is used to not only study the language, but also the culture of the people group one senses God's call to.

Outreaches
SoM students participate on one 40-day outreach practicum. In addition, there is one 10-day outreach, and one weekend outreach requirement. However, there are various weekend outreach opportunities to take part in.

Families Welcome
In addition to single students, married couples and families are welcome at CCBCE. We believe this is a major benefit for not only the individual families, but for the student body as a whole.

For more information please contact CCBCE Admissions at ccbce@ccbce.com.

Application Process

In order to apply, please complete the online application, reference, and passport information forms. Links to other helpful forms may also be found in the list below.

New Applicants

Complete an application for admission, including autobiographical information that explains your testimony of when, and how you came to know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.

  1. As part of your application packet, you will be required to submit three reference forms (one pastoral reference and two personal references).
  2. Submit application, references, and $25 non-refundable application fee.
    Check our payment options here.
  3. Submit a copy of your secondary education (high school, gymnasium, GED, matura, A-level, Reifeprüfung, Abitur, Leaving Certificate, etc.) completion certificate or diploma.
  4. Submit an official copy of your secondary education grade cards or transcripts.
  5. Submit three official passport-size photos of yourself.
*Please note, that the only entry point into the bachelor's program occurs annually in September.

Transfer Students

To transfer to CCBCE please click here for more information.

All CCBC students continuing the two-year program, please complete the Continuing Student Application and References Form and include $25 application fee.

COMPLETING SoM

All School of Missions (SoM) students will meet with the SoM director individually in order to discuss specific goals for completing the one-year program. Generally, in addition to the core courses, students will enroll in a missions leadership class and do independant language study on a language of their choosing. Only classes receiving a C- grade, or higher, will be credited towards graduation.

All outreach criteria must be met prior to graduation, unless otherwise approved by the SoM director (for more information on outreaches, please see the outreaches section of the program).

40-DAY OUTREACH

In addition to the outreaches through the Bible College every SoM student will be required to particpate on one 40-day outreach during their year at CCBCE.  These outreaches take place between semesters--typically, May-June or December-January.

  • 40-day outreaches must be pre-approved by the SoM director.
  • If you don't have a particular location or ministry in mind, we can assist in connecting you with, and placing you in a ministry for the duration of the time period.
  • This requires extra initiative on your part.
    • You will be in communication with the missionaries or minstry
    • The costs are NOT included in the tuition price.  Please budget accordingly.
  • There are various types of outreaches--practical ministry, evangelism and discipleship ministry, children's ministry, English lessons/camps, and others.
  • There will be a follow-up meeting with the SoM director to debrief and discuss your experiences and leasons learned.

Click here to view some of our outreach videos via YouTube and for more information on outreaches, please contact us at ccbce@ccbce.com.

FALL 2014 | SEMESTER DATES

August 27-28 | Student arrival dates (*Please note, arrival date into Budapest may differ from your departure date)

August 29-30 | Orientation & Registration

September 1 | Classes begin

December 6 | Graduation ceremony

December 8-9 | Student departure dates

SPRING 2015 | SEMESTER DATES

January 28-29 | Student arrival dates

January 30-31 | Orientation & Registration

February 2 | Classes begin

May 15 | Graduation Ceremony

May 16-17 | Student departure dates

TUITION

For CCBCE (on-campus) students.
From the United States
Single | $3200   SoM | $3700
Married Couple | $6000   SoM | $7000
Family | *Rate will vary based on family size
Returning Singles receive a discount of $100 (*cannot be combined with any other discounts)

From Western Europe
Single | 2400€   SoM | 2775€
Married Couple | 4400€   SoM | 5250€
Family | *Rate will vary based on family size
Returning Singles receive a discount of 100€ (*cannot be combined with any other discounts)


Check our payment options here.

Financial scholarships? Limited financial scholarships are available for those applying from non-western countries. These are granted on a case-by-case basis. All students must make a contribution towards their tuition fees.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

Tuition rate includes housing and meals for the duration of the semester.  Here is a general list of what is NOT included in the tuition fees (prices in US dollar):

  • Outreaches: will vary depending on outreach locations.
  • Visa: plan on a minimum of $130 for a visa/residence permit.
    • Not applicable for European Union citizens
    • Applicable to new CCBCE students (unless otherwise renewing a visa)
  • Transportation: depending on when you arrive, and mode of transport.  Can be a minimum of $30 per person/each way.
  • Internet: approximately $20-$40 for the semester.
  • Phone: $5 time codes are available for purchase in the coffee shop.
  • Laundry: The price for one load of wash is $1.75.  The price for one load of drying is $1.75.  You have the option to hang dry clothes in designated areas.

PAYING EARLY | BENEFITS

IF THE Fall 2014 SEMESTER TUITION IS PAID-IN-FULL BY THE August 18TH EARLY PAYMENT DEADLINE, you will receive the following:

  • Free transportation from Budapest Ferihegy Airport
    • Only eligible if student arrives and departs on the prescribed arrival and departure dates.  In the event that a student arrives or departs outside of those dates, we can assist student's in arranging transportation.  In this case, the student will be resposible for transportation fees
    • City pick-up not eligible
    • For families: traveling with children, please notify the office so we can bring proper car seats for the child(ren)
  • Reduced visa fees 
    • This does not apply for students requiring an entry visa
    • For families: this applies to students only.  Parents will be responsible for any visa fees for children
      • For further information please contact our visa department at visas@ccbce.com


In order to pay your deposit and/or tuition, check our payment options here.

TRANSFERS

For those transferring into the bachelor's degree program, government educational authorities recognize CCBCE students only as they are registered into the program.  From that point, the soonest one can earn a diploma is three years or six semesters.

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY

Transfer credit will be awarded for university-level work successfully completed, that is congruent with the degree program.


University-level work successfully completed, at a non-accredited postsecondary institution will be reviewed on an individual basis.  Regardless of the number of transferable credits, a minimum of 20 course credits (in addtion to the 20-credit thesis) must be completed through CCBCE.

*If you are transferring from another CCBC campus, please contact the admissions office directly.  

For transfer consideration, you must supply OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS from all colleges or institutions.  Please request that transcripts are sent directly to CCBCE admissions office for review and consideration.
CCBCE Admissions Office
Petőfi Sándor utca 562
7041 Vajta, Hungary

Procedures:

  1. The Admissions Office, in conjunction with the CCBCE director's authority, bears the responsibility of determining what does, and what does not, qualify as a transfer credit.
  2. Only courses with a minimum grade of  "C-" (2.00, and/or the equivalent) will be considered.
  3. In reviewing the eligibility of course work from a postsecondary institution for transfer credit, the following criteria are considered:
    1. The institution, college, or program which has awarded the credit.
    2. The content of the course as it matches with the content of CCBCE course.
    3. The credit value of the course, in congruence with each CCBCE course.
  4. Transfer credits, if approved, will be applied on a student's permanent record after a student has been enrolled.
  5. Those credits will be applied in the order prescribed on the graduation worksheet.

PETITION FOR COURSE RECOGNITION

In some cases, some applicants are already serving in various ministries around the world.  In such cases, one may apply for course recognition on the basis of ministry experience.  As with the transfer credits, the following applies: a minimum of 20 course credits are still required (in addition to the 20-credit thesis).  The petition is subject to approval by the admissions office on an individual basis.

Procedures:
  1. You may download a PETITION FOR COURSE REGONITION. (one for every course you are petitioning)
  2. When filling out the form, please be as detailed as possible.  
  3. You may make your submission via scan and email, fax, or regular post.  We request all accompanying notes or documentation be submitted with your form(s). 
  4. Credits, if approved, will be applied on a student's permanent record after a student has been enrolled.
  5. Those credits will be applied in the order prescribed on the graduation worksheet.

Questions

  • Because our campus also operates as a conference center, CCBCE welcomes--and is able to accomodate--both couples and families.  We believe that families add a unique dynamic to every semester, benefiting other student families and single students alike.
  • CCBCE welcomes visits by family members or friends.  There are certain times of the semester which are extra open for family: during the semester speaker's week, and the long holiday weekend (Thanksgiving weekend and Easter weekend annually). For more information please contact conferences@ccbce.com.

Campus address:
Campus address:
CALVARY CHAPEL BIBLE COLLEGE EUROPE
ZICHY-KASTÉLY
PETÖFI UT. 562
7041 VAJTA, HUNGARY
  • If you are receiving a package, please ensure that the sender has clearly written your name on the package or letter.  
  • If they are mailling you a package, they will be required to complete a customs form.  
    • When completing the contents section, please ensure that--if applicable--they write "GIFT - NOT FOR RESALE".  
    • If a value over $40 is noted, you may be charged on the receiving end by Hungarian customs.  
    • In order to prevent theft, please ensure that they DO NOT include cash in any package or letter. 
  • Depending on the sending location, delivery method, and mailing options; packages can take anywhere from five days to four weeks.
  • Upon arrival to campus each student will receive a temporary phone code so they may contact their loved ones.
  • The travel time from the Budapest airport to the campus in Vajta is approximately two hours.  Please note, that during the student arrival period, there may be delays in arrival times to campus due to the number of arrivals coupled with varying arrival times.
  • Golgota Teológiai Föiskola (Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe) has been accredited by The Ministry of Education and Culture in the Republic of Hungary, a member of the European Higher Education Area (operational permit number: OH-FHF/1819-8/2009).

    • In basic terms, we are accredited by the Hungarian Ministry of Education, under the authority of the European Union (EU) to offer a B.A. in Theology.

  • Regarding what is or is not transferable, is at the discretion of the individual school or university one is seeking to transfer to.  In such cases, one will need to make an inquiry with the potential school or university.
  • Similarly, it is at the discretion of the individual school, university, or workplace, to determine how, or to what capacity they recognize the degree.  However, because the degree is recognized under European Union (EU) standards, it bears substantial consideration.
  • Depending on the content, credit value, and curriculum of each course or institution; we review each transfer request after a course recognition form has been completed and submitted along with offical transcripts.  Transfer requests are approved on a case-by-case basis.
  • Generally, we say most CCBC credits are transferable.  The reason we say most, is because some classes are not part of the accredited program.  Also, if credit values differ, there may be supplementary assignments taken through CCBCE to fulfill the credit differential.  Click here for a Graduation Worksheet to review graduation requirements.
  • The program is five semesters of coursework (100 credits), plus one semester consisting of a thesis assignment (valued at 20 credits).  This is a total of six semesters or three years.
  • For transfer students, the three year graduation clock begins at the point of registration (every fall semester). 
  • All applications must be received by January 15th.
  • If you require an entry visa into Hungary, you will need to apply at least 90 days prior to the semester start date.
  • If you are beginning or continuing the CCBC program, you may apply for either spring or fall semester.
  • Check our payment options here.
  • Registration for classes via distance learning must occur prior to the following two entry points annually:
    • February 2nd
    • September 1st 

Questions

  • CCBCE has wireless internet access across campus.  There are certain websites that are restricted.
  • If possible, we recommend all students bring a laptop.  If you are not able to bring one, there are desktop computers available for students to use.  There are eight computers in one of our two libraries, and three computers in the coffee shop. 
  • iPods, iPhones, and/or iPads will work on campus with some application limitations.
  • We highly advise that you bring adapters and/or a converter in order to enable your electronic(s) and electrical item(s) to be compatible with Hungary's electricity.  
    • Converters are more expensive than adapters.  Additionally, they are difficult to find once you are here.  Most hair dryers, curling irons, etc. will need a converter.
    • Adapters are available for purchase in our coffee shop.  Most laptops, iPods or MP3 players, and digital cameras may only require an adapter.
  • In order to determine whether you will need a converter or adapter: 
    • Check the transformer on your electronic or electric item to idenitfy the range of electricity.
    • If it indicates 110-240v, an adapter is sufficient
    • Failure to use the proper conversion accessory will result in malfunction.
  • You will not need to bring bedding, as they will be provided for you.  Should you choose to, you may bring your own bedding and linens.
  • Linens are switched out every two to three weeks.
  • It is recommended that you bring your own towel(s), or you may purchase a towel after you arrive in Hungary.
  • Outreaches are required for all students.  We can't say enough regarding the degree of impact outreaches have on each student.

  • You will need to select two books, and complete two book reports from the Book Report List (updated Fall 2011).
  • Textbook requirements will vary from semester to semester, depending on the classes taught, teachers, etc.  
  • Prior to each semester the required textbook list will be sent out to each student.
  • Check our payment options here. This will contain all methods of payment for completing your transactions.  Should you have any questions, please email our accounting office at accounting@ccbce.com.
  • Outreaches: will vary depending on outreach locations.
  • Visa: plan on a minimum of $130 for a visa/residence permit.
    • Not applicable for citizens of the European Union. However, you will need to obtain a registration card  upon arrival (approximately 25€).
    • Applicable to new CCBCE students (unless otherwise renewing a visa)
  • Transportation: depending on when you arrive, and mode of transport.  Can be a minimum of $30 per person/each way.  *Fees will be covered if tuition is paid-in-full by the tuition deadline
  • Phone: $5 time codes are available for purchase in the coffee shop.
  • Laundry: The price for one load of wash is $1.75.  The price for one load of drying is $1.75.  You have the option to hang dry clothes in designated areas.
  • The easiest and most efficient method to obtain money is via ATM.  Please note, most banks charge an ATM transaction fee and have a maximum daily withdrawal amount.  In order to prevent your card from being deactivated, please notify your bank and let them know that you will be making international withdrawals/transactions.