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Whether your life circumstances have put degree completion on hold or you are looking for better career advancement opportunities, SCOPE has a flexible and achievable pathway to help you earn your degree and reach your next goal.

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SCOPE offers customizable, character-based leadership and practical skills development programs for professional resume-building advancement and for leaders who want to gain new tools to equip themselves and their teams for success.

WHY CHOOSE SCOPE?

With a biblical foundation, SCOPE creates the pathway to achieving your next professional or organizational goal by equipping and training you to lead and succeed.

What make us unique
Centrality of a Biblical worldview
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40%
of the US workforce will require training and reskilling by 2025 — CED.org
Renee Hodge
MS, EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

A Passion for Education

Where I Started

We had played around with the idea of what would it take to start a Christian School in this area. The Lord brought people into our lives that had the same desire, so I remember having a conversation with Bodie, my husband, about the school.

Why I Needed SCOPE

As we were heading into our second year of the school, we still couldn't find a school administrator. I was the ideal candidate, but the problem was I didn't have the degree to be an administrator. I was going to have to go back and get my master's in educational leadership. I looked at a couple of schools that are out there for the program, but my mind kept coming back to SCOPE through Bob Jones because of the biblical worldview.

What I Wanted to Achieve

The SCOPE program taught me how to be a good leader. Not just any leader, but a leader based on the example of Christ's life. I loved how they always took us back to the Bible to look at the example of Christ. We should use that to then turn and be leaders to our staff and be the person that God wants me to be.

Renee's Story
Adriel Solis Pineda
MA, BIBLICAL COUNSELING

Reaching a Community for Christ

Where I Started

In our ministry, we're currently working with a lot of Hispanics, and I found myself unequipped to be able to counsel them. That drove me to have a desire and a passion to better equip myself with a Biblical Counseling degree to help them with their needs.

Why I Needed SCOPE

The reason why SCOPE works so well within the context of ministry is because of its flexibility. I'm able to take my classes, work with my family, take care of the ministry, take care of work, and do all these things at the same time without having any conflict with my schedule.

What I Wanted to Achieve

We have a Puerto Rican family who live in our neighborhood behind our church building. The man has several kids, and the lady that he's with right now has three kids, and not all three kids are from the same father. It just clicked with me, “How do I deal with people who, even though they are one home, all come from different broken homes?” That was the one thing that made me think about counseling. I wanted to help them in the best way possible.

Adriel's Story
Delaney Edwards
MA, Sport Administration and Coaching

Coaching is Now My Calling

WHERE I STARTED

As a junior, I was excited to transfer to Bob Jones University to play basketball for the women’s team. Growing up in a Christian home, it was important for me to be mentored and discipled and I desired that on and off the court. My assistant coach, Maggi Wooster, became the life-changing influence I needed as a future coach.

WHY I NEEDED SCOPE

I was in the Health Science, Pre-Physician Assistant program and was planning to go to graduate school for a PA master’s degree. Because of my additional years of eligibility for basketball, I decided to stay at BJU. I started my master’s degree in Sport Administration and Coaching to satisfy academic requirements, but little did I know how God would use this degree to give me my calling.

WHAT I WANTED TO ACHIEVE

I am now the assistant women’s basketball coach at a NCAA Division III college. Through SCOPE, my master’s degree provided me with the biblical framework that I use as a coach every day. I am learning how to intentionally form relationships with my girls to reach their hearts for Christ and am excited to influence my team in a way my coaches influenced me.

Delaney's Story
Gabriel Rutledge
MA, Sport Administration and Coaching

Dealing with Difficulties

WHERE I STARTED

Coach John Shoffner invested in me as a basketball player at Webber International University. Years later, I returned to the program to be his assistant coach. When he stepped down, I took the opportunity to apply for the head coaching position. I thought I would be a viable candidate, but I was turned down twice. It felt like a huge setback. 

WHY I NEEDED SCOPE

It was disappointing to realize my basketball knowledge was not enough to be a head coach at the collegiate level. I was told I needed a master's degree for advanced training in organizational leadership. The Sport Administration and Coaching program was flexible and affordable in helping me unlock what seemed impossible.

WHAT I WANTED TO ACHIEVE

SCOPE helped me accomplish my dream of being the head basketball coach at my alma mater. It equipped me with the tools to guide my players in their relationships with each other and, most importantly, with Jesus Christ. I have learned valuable skills to lead others on and off the court and teach my players how to deal with their own adversity.

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