The main teachings of the Bible have been summarized in documents called creeds or confessions. Of the many creeds that have appeared throughout the history of the Christian Church, we have chosen to adopt three creeds and three confessions as our own.
CIT believes three historical creeds namely, Apostolic (1st cen.A.D), Nicene (325 AD) and Athanasian (451 AD)
The confessional statement of CIT is found in the following historical documents. The three forms of unity are a summary of what we believe, and are based wholly on the Bible.
Written in Heidelberg by two German theologians, ZachariusUrsinus and Caspar Olevianus, at the request of Elector Grederick III, it qas adopted by the Synod of Heidelberg in 1563. It consists of a number of questions and answers, and is organized into 52 Lord's Days, allowing the minister to preach one on each Sunday of the year.
Adopted by the Synod of Dort in 1618-1619 by the Reformed Churches, the Belgic Confession was written in 1561 by a preacher of the Reformed Churches in the Southern Netherlands (now Belgium), Guide de Bres, who died a martyr in 1567. Its primary purpose at the time was to protest against the cruel oppression by the Roman Catholic government, and to prove to the persecutors that the adherents of the Reformed faith were not rebels, but law-abiding citizens.
CANONS OF DORT
Also known as the Five Articles against the Remonstrants, the Canons of Dort were adopted at the Synod of Dort in 1618-1619, and are statements of doctrine written to define the Reformed doctrine and reject that of Arminius and his followers.
Since every ministry situation involves a Biblical MESSAGE which a PERSON communicates in a particular CONTEXT and for a specific GOCAL, Calvin College aims at the following goals for its students
Academic Policies & Procedures
CIT believes that a systematic theological education is crucial to a comprehensive and proper understanding of God's Word. Every student is expected to do his or her best in studying and understanding the Scripture.
The following guidelines apply to the academic life of every student:
CIT affirms that men and women are suited for Christian service by their personal holiness, spiritual giftedness, academic competence and ministry skills. This means that personal qualities are as important as the acquisition of knowledge and ministerial skills.
CIT provides scholarships up to 80% of their total fees. Students in need of financial assistance for their studies can apply for their scholarships. Scholarships will be made available to students also on the basis of their academic and all round performance.