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Nazarene Bible College




Delta Epsilon Chi

Each year the faculty of NBC may elect a number of graduating seniors to the distinction of membership in Delta Epsilon Chi, the honor society of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. These students must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.70 or higher. They must exhibit Christian character and leadership ability. The name of this society means "Approved in Christ" as taken from the first Greek letter in each word of this phrase found in Romans 16:10.

Oke Bible Reading Award

This award was established in 1969 by Dr. Norman R. Oke, former academic dean and professor of theology at Nazarene Bible College. Participants, chosen by their fellow students from the junior speech class in Oral Interpretation, present a program of Scripture readings in chapel each spring. Certificates and awards are given as recognition for excellence in public reading of the Scripture.

Russell V. DeLong Sermon Award

This annual sermon series was established in 1975 through the generosity of the Russell V. DeLong family. Dr. DeLong served as a pastor, college president, evangelist, writer, and radio voice in the Church of the Nazarene. Students nominated by their Christian Preaching II professors are invited to participate in the event by submitting a sermon manuscript. A faculty committee selects the finalists who deliver their sermons in chapel. The preachers are given certificates and awards in recognition of their outstanding achievement in preaching.

The Evangelism Award

This award was established in 2011 and is provided by the Chic Shaver Center for Evangelism. The award recognizes the importance of highlighting evangelism among our pastors and people. A graduating senior or student entering the senior year is selected by the administration at the recommendation of the evangelism professors of Nazarene Bible College. The award is given as recognition to the person who “shows the greatest concern for and effectiveness in reaching lost people for Christ."