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HELPING THE NEXT GENERATION DISCOVER AND EMBRACE THEIR GOD-GIVEN MISSION

BU@CW is program based out of Colonial Woods that offers a two or four year college education. It combines the strengths of Bethel University and Colonial Woods Missionary Church.  Those seeking a degree will benefit from Bethel University’s strong academics while being immersed in the leadership culture of CW. Students will receive practical ministry experience in a learning environment that promotes spiritual growth.

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WHY BETHEL UNIVERSITY AT COLONIAL WOODS?

LIFE FLEXIBILITY

Through BU@CW, you will earn a college degree while still having the flexibility to remain at home and continue to work a part-time job.

REDUCED TUITION

Bethel University offers discounted tuition to students at extension sites, allowing BU@CW to offer tuition at a much lower cost. You can earn 30 credit hours for a full year at the cost of $10,500.

PRACTICAL TRAINING

Ministry and business apprenticeships will be offered to you through BU@CW. Up to 3 credit hours per semester will be given for practicum experience.  This amounts to 8-10 hours weekly of firsthand leadership, ministry, and workplace experience.

DEGREE OPTIONS

BU@CW offers ten degree options, and we anticipate adding more potential selections in the future.  The current options are:

  • What does Colonial Woods believe?
    We uphold the doctrine of the Missionary Church denomination, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Go to www.mcusa.org for information on the Missionary Church, or here for more information on our core beliefs.
  • Is Colonial Woods part of a denomination?
    Colonial Woods belongs to the Missionary Church denomination, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. You can learn more about the Missionary Church by visiting www.mcusa.org.
  • How should I dress?
    For all of our services, we want you to be comfortable and wear what you want. Some enjoy dressing up as they have for years, wearing dresses and suits, while others prefer worshiping in jeans. Much of what people wear is based on what service they attend. Venue tends to be a more relaxed enviroment while our Heritage Service is often are more business/casual. For all of our services modest dress is always appropriate. So, the bottom line – dress how you would like; we just want you to be there and enjoy your time with God and us.
  • What should I expect when I visit?
    When you first walk into our foyer doors, you will be greeted by some smiling faces. Our greeters are happy to help you find your way around. There is a Welcome Center just inside the foyer that can help explain service options, Children's or Student Ministry, or classes available. Before you leave, make sure you check out Guest Central. They will have a special gift there just for you as a thank you for joining us!
  • How long are your worship services? What are they like?
    Services are approximately 60-minutes long, but can vary a little shorter or longer sometimes. Colonial Woods is unique in the way that we offer three services at different times: 8:00 AM Sunday Heritage Service Location: Worship Center Our Sunday Heritage Service is our traditional service. Here you can expect to hear hymns, choruses and traditional arrangements of modern songs with live preaching. 9:30 AM Sunday Service Location: Worship Center Our 9:30 Family Service has contemporary worship music (such as Hillsong, Bethel and Elevation) and live preaching. ​ 11:00 AM Sunday Service Location: Worship Center Our 11:00 Family Service has contemporary worship music (such as Hillsong, Bethel and Elevation) and live preaching. ​ Livestream And if you happen to be unable to join us, you can always join us via livestream! Just click here to tune in.
  • What is the preaching and worship style?
    Our teaching is Bible-based, Christ-centric, and applied to our day-to-day lives. The worship style is diverse utilizing modern songs as well as traditional hymns. (for more information on our beliefs, please go here.) We recognize that Colonial Woods may not be the church for everyone. Biblical community is very important to us and if CW is not a good fit for you or your family, we want to help you find a church home. There are several fantastic, Christ-centered churches in the area and we’d be happy to point you in a direction that might be a better fit for you. Please contact us so that we can help!
  • Is there something for my children?
    Yes there is! We have an excellent Children's Ministry program provided for infants through 4th grade during each of our weekend services. Children will not only be closely cared for, but we also gear teaching and education for each age group that allows not just the parents, but the whole family to grow in their faith together. Because we care for children it is our goal to be very secure in protecting our children. So we have included a KidCheck security check-in system for our kids 4th grade and under. To make your first time checking in faster create your login for KidCheck ahead of time by clicking on the image below:
  • What translation of the Bible do you use?
    There are many wonderful translations of the Word of God out there but as a church we consistently use the NIV in our services and classes. While you may hear other translations used (such as the ESV or The Message Paraphrase) they are typically used alongside the NIV to help give greater understanding to the meaning of the text.
  • How do I contact a pastor for prayer and/or counseling?
    If you’re attending a worship service and you would like to have someone pray with you, our Prayer and Care Team members will be standing near the stage following the service. They would love to pray with you. If you have an immediate need and would like to speak with a pastor, you can contact our office at 810-984-5571. Our office hours are 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday. The church offices are located at 3240 Pine Grove Avenue, Port Huron. Our Counseling Center is also an amazing resource. They have a highly qualified team of counselors who are able to meet any type of counseling need. You can contact their office at 810-984-5575.
Calculate Savings

COST: $10,500

Total cost is for one year of tuition and fees at BU@CW. The price is based on 15 credits per semester, including 3 practicum hours. The cost will increase if the student registers for additional credits.

*For those eligible for the Pell Grant and Michigan State Grant, the out-of-pocket cost is substantially reduced.

HERE ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS

1. apply with us at cw

Fill out this short info form to get the process started and get more info. Our site director will get in touch with you shortly.

2. apply with bethel

Students should transfer FAFSA, SAT/ACT scores, and school transcripts to Bethel University.


*All students must meet the admission criteria for Bethel University.

3. acceptance

& enrollment

Bethel University's admission team will notify you of acceptance and begin your enrollment at BU@CW.

4. select your classes

You will work with your advisor to select the appropriate classes pertaining to your degree.

LET'S START A CONVERSATION

DEGREE(S) OF INTEREST
FAQ BU@CW
  • What does Colonial Woods believe?
    We uphold the doctrine of the Missionary Church denomination, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Go to www.mcusa.org for information on the Missionary Church, or here for more information on our core beliefs.
  • Is Colonial Woods part of a denomination?
    Colonial Woods belongs to the Missionary Church denomination, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. You can learn more about the Missionary Church by visiting www.mcusa.org.
  • How should I dress?
    For all of our services, we want you to be comfortable and wear what you want. Some enjoy dressing up as they have for years, wearing dresses and suits, while others prefer worshiping in jeans. Much of what people wear is based on what service they attend. Venue tends to be a more relaxed enviroment while our Heritage Service is often are more business/casual. For all of our services modest dress is always appropriate. So, the bottom line – dress how you would like; we just want you to be there and enjoy your time with God and us.
  • What should I expect when I visit?
    When you first walk into our foyer doors, you will be greeted by some smiling faces. Our greeters are happy to help you find your way around. There is a Welcome Center just inside the foyer that can help explain service options, Children's or Student Ministry, or classes available. Before you leave, make sure you check out Guest Central. They will have a special gift there just for you as a thank you for joining us!
  • How long are your worship services? What are they like?
    Services are approximately 60-minutes long, but can vary a little shorter or longer sometimes. Colonial Woods is unique in the way that we offer three services at different times: 8:00 AM Sunday Heritage Service Location: Worship Center Our Sunday Heritage Service is our traditional service. Here you can expect to hear hymns, choruses and traditional arrangements of modern songs with live preaching. 9:30 AM Sunday Service Location: Worship Center Our 9:30 Family Service has contemporary worship music (such as Hillsong, Bethel and Elevation) and live preaching. ​ 11:00 AM Sunday Service Location: Worship Center Our 11:00 Family Service has contemporary worship music (such as Hillsong, Bethel and Elevation) and live preaching. ​ Livestream And if you happen to be unable to join us, you can always join us via livestream! Just click here to tune in.
  • What is the preaching and worship style?
    Our teaching is Bible-based, Christ-centric, and applied to our day-to-day lives. The worship style is diverse utilizing modern songs as well as traditional hymns. (for more information on our beliefs, please go here.) We recognize that Colonial Woods may not be the church for everyone. Biblical community is very important to us and if CW is not a good fit for you or your family, we want to help you find a church home. There are several fantastic, Christ-centered churches in the area and we’d be happy to point you in a direction that might be a better fit for you. Please contact us so that we can help!
  • Is there something for my children?
    Yes there is! We have an excellent Children's Ministry program provided for infants through 4th grade during each of our weekend services. Children will not only be closely cared for, but we also gear teaching and education for each age group that allows not just the parents, but the whole family to grow in their faith together. Because we care for children it is our goal to be very secure in protecting our children. So we have included a KidCheck security check-in system for our kids 4th grade and under. To make your first time checking in faster create your login for KidCheck ahead of time by clicking on the image below:
  • What translation of the Bible do you use?
    There are many wonderful translations of the Word of God out there but as a church we consistently use the NIV in our services and classes. While you may hear other translations used (such as the ESV or The Message Paraphrase) they are typically used alongside the NIV to help give greater understanding to the meaning of the text.
  • How do I contact a pastor for prayer and/or counseling?
    If you’re attending a worship service and you would like to have someone pray with you, our Prayer and Care Team members will be standing near the stage following the service. They would love to pray with you. If you have an immediate need and would like to speak with a pastor, you can contact our office at 810-984-5571. Our office hours are 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday. The church offices are located at 3240 Pine Grove Avenue, Port Huron. Our Counseling Center is also an amazing resource. They have a highly qualified team of counselors who are able to meet any type of counseling need. You can contact their office at 810-984-5575.
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