Table of Contents - Clarion Seminary and School of Ministry

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Table of Contents - Clarion Seminary and School of Ministry

     Table of Contents Introduction page 2

    About CSM page 3

    Administration page 5

    Doctrinal Statement page 6

    General Information page 11

    Admission Information page 16

    Graduation Information page 17

    Certificates and Degrees Offered page 20

    Credit Information page 21

    General Requirements page 22

    Degree Requirements page 23

    Course Titles page 33


    CSM Student Application Form 3 pages

    Page 42


    School of Ministry

    Catalog Introduction

    (Revised Nov19, 2011 - Satellite Version)

    “Declaring the Heart of God to the Ends of the Earth”

     The purpose of this catalog is to provide current information regarding admissions, policies, fees, course offerings and degree requirements. It does not constitute a contract. It is the policy of CSM, whenever possible, to give advance notice of change, to permit possible necessary adjustment. However, the administration of CSM reserves the right to modify, revoke, or add policies and/or

    procedures at any time. If a student drops out of school or becomes inactive and later decides to return, he will then be subject to the policies and procedures in effect in the current catalog at the time of his return.

     Clarion School of Ministry is pleased to announce that it offers a choice in high quality Christian Education, our Distance Education program is a self-paced Bible Training program that can be accomplished off campus, in your home, your automobile, or anywhere you have an audiocassette tape player, a ball point pen, and clipboard or you may enroll in one of our live satellite schools which meet one weekend a month. Advanced placement is offered through credits granted for life experience and courses taken at other institutions. CSM is in partnership with New Covenant Schools of Ministry,

    headquartered in Whiteville, North Carolina and Integrity School of Ministry of DeSoto, TX. In accordance with the laws of the state of Texas Clarion Seminary and School of Ministry awards religious or ecclesiastical degrees at the Associate, Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels in the areas of Bible Studies, Christian Education, Theology, Psychology, and soon Missiology.

     Our main office is located at 103 Ashburne Glen Lane, Red Oak, Texas 75154, under the direction of Dr. Robert O. Johnson.

     We are a satellite school operating under their authority. Our director is Dr. Lee Martin. Address all Correspondence to:

    Clarion School of Ministry

    Dr. Lee Martin

    103 Ashburne Glen Dr

    Ovilla, TX 75154

    Telephone: 214-202-0449




    School of Ministry

Dear Friends,

     The word “clarion” literally means “a clear and certain sound.” In ancient times, it was the kind of sound you

    would expect to hear from the King’s Herald, bearing a message from the King himself. Clarion World Ministries began in the autumn of 1987. It was originally designed to provide “a clear and certain sound” for the training and instruction

    needed by native pastors and evangelists throughout the world and to provide for them the equipment necessary for reaching their own nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ. It was later incorporated and developed a partnership with Dr. Lyndon Purifoy and New Covenant Ministries. We soon expanded to include the founding and operation of Schools of Ministry, first in the Philippine Islands, then in Uganda, Zimbabwe, and of course, the United States. Our purpose has always been to share the heart of God with the ends of the earth. That is still our main thrust.

     We conduct Leadership Training Seminars in foreign countries on a regular basis: sometimes as many as five or six in one calendar year. We help to set up Bible Schools for the training of native pastors and evangelists, and provide the necessary curriculum including courses on audio and videocassette tapes. We provide bibles, concordances, dictionaries, and other helpful study books. When finances are available, we provide computers, printers, tape duplicators, sound systems, overhead projectors, and chain saws. We often take to the foreign field money to purchase horses, bicycles, motorbikes, and other vehicles for transportation. We buy clothes for the needy, medicine for the sick, and food for the hungry. Sometimes we buy, or help to buy plots of land to construct church buildings. We have provided the finances to build many of churches and/or parsonages over the years.

     Now God has provided the opportunity for us to help our brethren here in the USA in a very special way. Many powerful preachers of the Word of God have never had the opportunity to attend a Bible School and earn a degree. In our day the lack of a degree can sometimes be a real hindrance.

     CSM is now fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Christian Schools (NAACS), in Jacksonville, Florida. We can award credits for life experience, years spent in the military and/or active ministry, and we can transfer credits from other reputable institutions. While many of us had thought we could never recover all our years of labor and turn them toward a valuable degree, Clarion School of Ministry now makes it possible. A ministerial degree may well be within the grasp of all who read this. We are honored that God has favored us, opening the way for our affiliation with this great institution, providing us a way to help you claim the degree you need and deserve.

For His Glory,

Robert O. Johnson

Dr. Robert O. Johnson





Dr. Lee Martin

    Special Consultant Clarion School of Ministry

    Chancellor/Director Integrity/Clarion School of Ministry Ferris, Texas

    Graduate Frontier School of Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies, Christ for the Nations

    Master of Religious Arts of Theology, Christian Life School of Theology Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Psychology, Jacksonville Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry in World Missions, Clarion Seminary and School of Ministry

Dr. Robert O. Johnson

    President Clarion Seminary and School of Ministry

    President Clarion World Ministries, Inc.

    Director of World Missions Independent Assemblies

    Executive Vice President Independent Assemblies, Philippines

    Doctor of Theology, New Covenant Schools of Ministry

    Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Education, New Covenant Schools of Ministry Doctor of Divinity Asian Christian School of Ministry

Dr. Lyndon Purifoy

    Dean of Academics Clarion School of Ministry

    President New Covenant Ministries, Inc.

    Bachelor of Christian Education, Jacksonville Theological Seminary Master of Christian Psychology, Jacksonville Theological Seminary Doctor of Theology, Jacksonville Theological Seminary

    Doctor of Divinity, Asian Christian School of Ministry

Dr. Ted Estes

    Pastor Claremore Christian Fellowship, Claremore, Oklahoma

    Special Consultant Clarion School of Ministry

    Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care, Oral Roberts University

Rev. Clifford R. Johnson

    Executive Vice President Clarion School of Ministry

    Vice President Clarion World Ministries, Inc.

    Bachelor of Religious Arts in Theology Jacksonville Theological Seminary

    Master of Religious Arts in Education, New Covenant Schools of Ministry


Kristina R. Johnson

    Registrar and Secretary Clarion School of Ministry

Doctrinal Statement

    Clarion School of Ministry is interdenominational in nature, however, we cling to the following Articles of Faith.

The Bible

    We believe that both the Old and New Testaments constitute the inspired and complete written Word of God. We believe in the Bible as the absolute and final authority in all matters.

The Eternal Godhead

    We believe in a Holy Trinity consisting of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; three in number, but one in purpose, mind and eternal substance.

The Creation

We believe that, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1); that “God

    created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Gen 1:27); that “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3); “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by him, and for him; and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Col. 1: 16-17).

The Fall of Mankind

    We believe that through the sin of Adam in the garden of Eden, mankind fell from favor and fellowship with God to disfavor and sinfulness, which brought the curse of God upon the earth and death to the human race. Gen 2:17; Gen. 3:1-19; Rom. 5:12.



    We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to destroy the work of the devil; that He willingly laid down his life, submitting to an agonizing death by crucifixion and that faith in His blood will redeem believers and restore them to favor and fellowship with God. Gal. 4:4-5; 1 Pet. 1:18-20; 1 John 3:8.

The New Birth

We believe that all men in their fallen state are “dead in trespasses and in sins” (Eph. 2:1); “For

    all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). Therefore, it is essential that

    “ye must be born again” (John 3:7).

    The new birth is accomplished by: believing on the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31), confessing Jesus as Lord (Rom. 10:9-10), sincere repentance (Mat. 3:2, 4:17; Acts 3:19, 17:30), and the abandonment of sin (1John 3:9).

    At the New Birth the believer is spiritually re-created (2 Cor. 5:17), his mind is renewed (Rom 12:2), and he receives a new heart (Ezek. 36:26-27).

    He will know that he is born again because the Holy Spirit will bear witness with his spirit (Rom. 8:16) and he will begin to love the brethren (1John 3:14).

Water Baptism

    We believe in water baptism by total immersion for all believers after the new birth (Mat. 28:19). Baptism in water symbolizes the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12), and serves as a formal testimony to the world that the “sinful man” is dead and buried, and the “righteous man” is risen with Christ to walk

    in newness of life.


    We believe in the doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, beginning at the time of the new birth and continuing progressively throughout the earthly life of the believer, reaching complete fulfillment at the time of resurrection (John 17:7; 1 Cor 6:11; Eph 5:26; 1 Thess. 5:23; Heb. 13:12).

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

    We believe that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is intended for all born-again believers (Acts 2:38-39). It is a spiritual immersion of the believer, by the Lord Jesus, into the Holy Spirit (Mat.


    3:11). With this baptism comes heavenly power for effective witnessing (Acts 1:8). The initial, physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues (languages) as the

    Spirit gives the utterance (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6). The continuing evidences of a Spirit-baptized experience are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (Gal. 5:22-23), and good works (Acts 10:38).

Spiritual Manifestations

    We believe in all the Spiritual manifestations, nine of which were listed by the apostle, Paul in 1 Cor. 12:1-11. All believers are to “desire Spiritual gifts” (1 Cor. 14:1), and to “covet earnestly the best

    gifts” (1 Cor. 12:31).

Divine Healing

    We believe that the atonement of Christ provides for Divine healing of the body as well as for the salvation of the soul (Isa. 53:5; 1 Pet. 2:24). Healing may be administered by those who are especially called for this ministry (Mat. 10:1; Acts 3:1-8 etc. ), by the elders of the church, by prayer and anointing with oil (James 5:14-15), by all Spirit-filled believers, by the laying on of their hands (Mark 16:18). Believers may also receive physical healing by confessing their faults one to another and praying one for another (James 5:16).

The Rapture

    We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth to resurrect the believers and take them to heaven (John 14:3; 1 Thess. 4:16-17), and that their resurrection bodies will be immortal and incorruptible. We believe the rapture will occur before that seven year period, commonly called “the tribulation” (Mat. 24L21, 29; Rev. 7:14), when God pours out His wrath upon the earth (Nah. 1:2; 1 Thess. 5:9). We believe that when the church is taken out of the earth, it will be “a glorious church,

    not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but… holy and without blemish” (Eph. 5:27) and will

    be effectively crushing the strongholds of Satan (Mat. 16:18), so much so that antichrist can never be revealed or come to power until the church is “taken away” 2 Thess. 2:7-8).

The Judgment of the Righteous

    We believe that all men will be judged after death (Heb. 9:27). The righteous will appear before the judgment seat (throne) of Christ in heaven after the rapture, where they will receive or forfeit rewards according to the lives they have lived on earth since conversion (Rom 14:10; 2 Cor. 5:10). All the righteous will have eternal life (John 3:16), and will enter into the joys of the Lord (Mat. 25: 21, 23).

The Second Coming of Christ

    We believe that Jesus Christ will return to the earth with an uncountable host of His saints (Jude 14, 15), and heavenly armies (Rev. 19:11-21), to defeat the antichrist and his armies at the battle of


    Armageddon and take control of the government of the earth, thus fulfilling Isaiah 9:6 and Luke 1:32-33.

The Millennium

    We believe that after the battle of Armageddon, Christ will begin a 1,000-year reign of peace and righteousness on this earth, during which time, Satan is loosed and will immediately go out to deceive whom he may. He will assemble an army consisting of all who still have the seed of rebellion within them after 1,000 years of peace and righteousness on earth under Christ (Rev. 20:7-8). He will lead them to attack Jerusalem, at which time fire will come down from God out of heaven and devour them, thus eliminating the last trace of rebellious nature on the earth (Rev. 20:9). Satan will then be cast into the lake of fire and shall be tormented day and night forever (Rev 20:10).

The Judgment of the Wicked

    We believe that the wicked will be resurrected after the Millennium (Rev. 20:5), to be judged at the Great White Throne. Their degree of punishment will vary according to their works, but all will be confined to the lake of fire to be tormented forever (Mat. 13:42; 22:13; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; Rev. 11-15)

The New Heaven and New Earth

    We believe that after the last judgment, the earth, including its atmosphere, will be melted with a fervent heat; its elements completely dissolved. Then God will make a New Heaven (atmosphere) and a New Earth purged of all traces of sin (2 Pet. 3:10-13). The plan of redemption will then be complete and God will move the heavenly city, New Jerusalem, to the New Earth from whence Jesus Christ and he resurrected saints will rule the earth and all the universe forever (Rev. 21:1-22:6), thus fulfilling God’s original intention for the human race (Psalm 8:6).



    General Information


    Clarion School of Ministry offers a wide range of ecclesiastical and theological studies and in accordance with international laws, grants certificates, diplomas and degrees where allowed by law.

    CSM awards certificates, diplomas and degrees from the Associate through the Doctoral levels. Since the study programs offered by CSM are exclusively religious by nature we are not accredited by an accreditation association that is recognized by the United States Department of Education. Instead, CSM is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Association for Christian Schools (NAACS),

    Jacksonville, Florida and Accrediting Commission International (ACI), Beebe, AR . ACI has a

    membership of over 307 Schools, Colleges, Universities and Theological Seminaries in 39 states and 8 nations. ACI is the world’s largest non-governmental accrediting agency.

Accreditation is primarily designed to:

     1. Certify that an institution has met the established standards of excellence:

    2. Assist prospective students in identifying reputable institutions, which offer certificate,

    diploma or degree programs that will meet their needs and goals;

    3. Allow institutions to evaluate the acceptability of transfer credits into their own

    curricula programs.

    Accreditation is found only in the United States of America, as all other countries regulate colleges and universities through government approval. In the United States, accreditation is a voluntary process governed by independent accrediting agencies that are either recognized by the federal government or not. The license to operate a college or university is regulated by the state government and is not considered accreditation. Each state has different guidelines concerning universities, seminaries, and bible colleges.

    Regional Accreditation

    There are six private corporations, referred to as agencies that provide accreditation for universities within certain regions of the country. These agencies are recognized by the federal government and all colleges accredited by them are listed in a publication produced by the Department of Education. Many excellent colleges and universities have chosen to become regionally accredited, while others of equal standing and reputation have chose, for Biblical or theological reasons, to remain non-regionally accredited. CSM is one of those institutions.

    Professional Accreditation

    Almost 100 different professional accrediting associations such as the American Dental Association, The American Bar Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Home Study Council, have been established to provide accreditation for a particular field of study or professional occupation.


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