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Nazarene Bible College



Nazarene Bible College Campus


The 43-acre campus is located on a hill northeast of Academy and Fountain Boulevards in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This fast growing area encompasses a population of 500,000 and is situated on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado Springs is the home of several military installations: the United States Air Force Academy, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, and Fort Carson Army Post.

Over 100 Christian organizations have headquarters in Colorado Springs including Navigators, Young Life, International Students Inc., Compassion International, Christian Booksellers Association, Focus on the Family, Biblica, the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

A number of Nazarene churches serve the people of this area and provide opportunities for Christian service.

The College Campus

The main levels of all classroom buildings, Strickland Chapel, Williamson Center, and Sanders Administration Building are accessible to the handicapped.

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Sanders Administration Building

1) Sanders Administration Building / Trimble Library

The Sanders Administration building was named in honor of President Emeritus Hiram E. Sanders. This building houses the administrative offices and Trimble Library.

The Trimble Library is named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Trimble who generously donated the funds for the building and the library. The Trimble Library offers NBC students over 80,000 resources in a unique collection of print and electronic formats that support the curricula and objectives of the college. It also houses the Wesley Reading Room (located on the third floor), study areas, viewing and listening facilities, and computer stations for research and word processing.

Oliver Hall

2) Oliver Hall

Oliver Hall, named in honor of Dr. L. S. Oliver, second president of Nazarene Bible College, houses the enrollment management offices, and the Brand Center for Innovative Education. The Brand Center, named in honor of college benefactor Bernice Brand houses the registration, academic advising, and information technology offices.

Strickland Chapel

3) Strickland Chapel

Strickland Chapel and Conference Center, named in memory of Dr. Charles H. Strickland, the founding president of Nazarene Bible College, was dedicated in September of 1995. The building contains a kitchen for conference and event needs. The college rents the Chapel/Conference Center for different community events, such as weddings and concerts. Six classrooms surround the main auditorium.

At the top of the chapel are 12 stained glass windows, depicting Jesus Christ and his 11 faithful apostles. The colors chosen for each portrait, symbolize the attributes of each apostle. A small kiosk in the foyer area explains the symbolism of the colors chosen for each apostle.

On a clear day, Pikes Peak, a well-known local landmark, can be seen centered in the main windows.

Williamson Center

4) Williamson Center

Williamson Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. G. B. Williamson. Dr. Williamson served as a General Superintendant in the Church of the Nazarene. He and his wife taught classes at NBC for a period of 12 years. Williamson Center houses the Jarrette Aycock Prayer Chapel, Fireside Room, Alumni/Recreation Room, bookstore, campus security, maintenance, and housekeeping.

The Fireside Room, located directly to the left of the main doors, houses memorabilia from the Williamson's travels as a General Superintendant.

The Alumni Room/Recreation Room offers a space for students to relax or study.

Leist Hall

5) Leist Hall

Leist Hall is named in honor of Dr. J. F. Leist, who donated the funds to construct this building. Leist Hall holds five classrooms, one of which is exclusively used by the Christian Counseling Cohort and one which is dedicated to the AdVantage Bible Courses. Leist Hall also houses a small Counseling Center.

Powers Hall

6) Powers Hall

Powers Hall was dedicated in memory of General Superintendant Dr. Hardy C. Powers. It contains four classrooms, the Christian School Education lab, eight faculty offices, and the Alliance for Ministry Education Office.

Ward Bell Tower / The Apostles Court

7) Ward Bell Tower / The Apostles Court

The Aesthetic Center of NBC, the Apostles Court, is a circular amphitheater of walks, shrubbery, and lawns. At the center of the walkways, stands a 90-foot bell tower and carillon. The tower was donated by Mr. and Mrs. David Ward. The three spires of the tower symbolize the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The carillon (stationary bells), were donated by Dr. Richard D. Urwiller. The bells play music twice a day; morning (8 am) and evening (6 pm), and chime every hour on the hour.

The Apostles Court is also the center of two very special NBC traditions, which take place every year before Graduation: The Apostles Pageant and The Torch Ceremony. At the beginning of Convocation, selected students dress in period clothing and dramatically portray the apostles. During the Torch Ceremony, a torch is passed from graduate to graduate, symbolizing the fire and passion that will go with each graduate as they step out into the world to serve faithfully in their area of ministry.

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