The Bible encourages us to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have,” but to do it with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).
The 2013 Apologetics Conference at Barclay College is open to anyone on the Barclay College campus or the wider community in Haviland, Greensburg, Pratt, and other towns in the area.

As a result of attending this conference, you will:

  • Strengthen your faith.
  • Enjoy the stimulating presentations by a world-class speaker.
  • Grow in your knowledge.
  • Find encouragement to follow Christ and live for Him.

Be better prepared to give a reasonable answer for your faith – to “defend” it – without being defensive!

March 21-23 at Haviland Friends and Barclay College

Dr. Craig Hazen, new Adjunct Professor for Barclay, serves full-time as the Founder and Director fo the M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University in California.

Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Elightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and journals.

Sign up online for the Apologetics Conference

Barclay College is teaming up with the American Red Cross on March 1, 2013 to sponsor a life-saving blood drive from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM at the Hockett Auditorium.

Philippians 2:3-4 says, Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own Interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

This event is all about OTHERS…

Come and support by either volunteering or donating, so that others may be blessed with life.  Sign up to donate at or by emailing

Get the skills you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced business environment with an online degree in Business Management from Barclay College. Students will acquire “real-world” skills and a well-rounded business education from specialized courses in management, marketing, finance, ethics, accounting, statistics and law from a Christ-centered, Bible focused perspective.

Program Outcome

Students who earn a Barclay College Business Management degree online:

  • Will understand and demonstrate the ability to apply business concepts, terms and theories within the context of a Christian worldview.
  • Will have skill in analysis, decision making, leadership, and managing a business for the glory of God.
  • Will understand the effects of globalization on contemporary business and how to succeed in an international marketplace.
  • Will understand Christian ethics and fiscal responsibility and how to apply them in a business setting.
  • Will demonstrate professional competence and academic scholarship.

Prepare to move ahead in your business career today by enrolling in the Barclay College online Bachelor of Arts in Business Management degree!

For more information, click here.

As we just finished the season of giving, I want you to look at the children in your room or center and unwrap the joy of learning for each one of them. Have you ever had the desire to get into their little minds to see how they operate and what makes them tick? That is my passion as an Early Childhood Special Education specialist and the mother of three girls, all three with special gifts and great challenges according to this world.

What are the keys to unwrapping this gift? Psalms 139:13-14 states, “…you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I’m fearfully and wonderfully made…” This statement ensures that God alone instilled every child with certain gifts and abilities that others may or may not have. The way the brain takes in, processes and executes information is unique for each child. Our primary challenge as educators is how we look at a child’s “normal” abilities or the characteristics we want to see each of our children develop.

The first key is to have a firm understanding of the five developmental domains in Early Childhood (cognitive, physical, speech/language, social emotional, and self-help.) An additional domain often added is behavior. Whether it is a chart that you keep handy, researching information on the internet, or whatever specific tool you can utilize to assist you with a quick reference to these, it is essential that you keep them as a ready reference. In other words, we must keep our minds sharp with what is “normal” and continually hone our ability to identify these desired traits at a specific age. This skill is crucial and will serve any parent or educator well in their desire to touch the life of a child.

Jeremiah 1:5 states, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.” As you know, God has created all children in a fashion that they develop differently and at different paces. This is especially obvious between boys and girls. Each child has different talents, abilities, and challenges, regardless of the current functioning developmental level. Dr. Carolyn Leaf, author of The Gift in You, (Leaf, 2009, p. 25) has done extensive brain research and states, “Because each of us has a unique gift, we each walk in our gifting differently. You can’t compare your gift to anyone else’s and when you walk in your own gift a few things will follow. Love is one, wisdom is another.”

I truly believe that every child that walks through your door is a gift from God. You are the one that God has chosen to assist them to use their gifts that He gave them to their utmost potential. We will be spending time this year developing these “gifts” in your children!

Blessings & Joy in Learning!

Cheryl Couch, M.Ed

Barclay College

Early Childhood Special Education Specialist

On Saturday, January 26th, Barclay College will conduct their annual homecoming ceremonies at half-time of the men’s game against Central Christian College of the Bible.


There will be a women’s game at 1:00 PM and the men’s game will start at 3:00 PM with the homecoming ceremonies at halftime.


Immediately following the conclusion of the men’s game, the alumni basketball game will be played. Please contact Athletic Director Royce Bryan at if you plan on participating in the alumni basketball game.

We are pleased to announce the Barclay College is ranked #9 in list of the Best Colleges providing free tuition. We selected the colleges based on the quality of the programs, the types of courses offered, the faculty, awards, rankings, and reputation. Here is a link to our article:

Our ranking articles are referenced at the websites of schools such as Boston University, Washington State University, the University of Florida and UMass Amherst. If you reference our article at your website, we would be pleased if you could link to it. About is an independent organization with no ties to any other educational institution. All its editors know the academic world inside out, with some holding Ph.D.’s and having extensive experience in teaching, research, and publishing at the university level. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments. Best regards, Brian Jenkins Senior editor

  As part of the school’s national accreditation requirements, Barclay College recently submitted progress reports to the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), both for the undergraduate and the graduate programs.

The College continues to be on track moving toward Higher Learning Commission – North Central region accreditation (HLC), Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) accreditation, and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) for state teacher licensure in elementary education.

For HLC regional accreditation, the College recently submitted a “Letter of Intent to Complete Eligibility Filing” (on October 31, 2012), and the College plans to complete the “Eligibility Filing: Institutional Submission” by December 31. A panel will then review the filing, with the possibility of allowing the College to submit a “Letter of Intent to Pursue Candidacy” by the summer of 2013. A “Candidacy Visit” would be in the spring or winter of 2014.

An ACSI accreditation team is scheduled to visit Barclay College on February 18-19, 2013. For KSDE, the College submitted our Letter of Intent and received official confirmation. The College has submitted potential visitation dates for March, September, or October, 2013.

November 26th will be the fifth annual Campus of Light celebration. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. that evening and is held in front of Phillips Hall. There will be musical numbers punctuated by the lighting of each building on campus. Aerial displays are included in the program. Everyone is invited to come watch and fellowship.

Barclay College dismisses classes for one day each year during its Missional Conference. This year it was on September 26. A total of 236 people were assigned to work at various jobs.

The Barclay community completed eleven paint jobs including 5 houses, 2 fences, and 3 garages. They also worked on two yard fences, cleaned six yards, and began the process of roofing a garage. Outdoor windows were washed at three locations and students also cleaned out an antique store. Five dump trucks patrolled the town in search of trash, while others cleared three miles worth of highway litter. The future site of the Haviland Creation Museum saw significant leaps forward. In the downtown area, students restored a mural painted on the wall of a building under the direction of Hannah Kendall.

The community of Haviland is highly appreciative of the jobs accomplished. The town continues receiving support from the faculty and students at Barclay who continue advancing the town with follow-up projects.