About CUTS

Our Mission

For the glory of God, the mission of LBC@CUTS is to train servant-leaders of the diverse urban Christian community for ministry that transforms persons, families, and communities for the Kingdom of Christ. We accomplish this with academic excellence in biblical, theological, ministry, and vocational training delivered in culturally relevant adult educational programs.

Our History

Since 1971, CUTS has been instrumental in preparing leaders to develop effective leadership in the urban community for the cause of Christ. For more than 30 years, CUTS has provided biblical, theological and ministerial training to equip and empower pastors, ministers and leaders to deal with challenges that the church faces, scholastically and spiritually.

CUTS has previously worked in partnership with Geneva College to offer as many as six degree programs including two Associate and four Bachelor degree programs.

In July 2012, Lancaster Bible College (LBC), Lancaster, PA and CUTS announced accrediting agency approval for a new partnership that will establish CUTS as an LBC site in Philadelphia. The partnership, called "LBC@CUTS", involves a contractual relationship that enables CUTS to offer degrees through LBC.

The LBC@CUTS program partnership will mean that LBC@CUTS students will have the opportunity to earn their degree through LBC and will be Lancaster Bible College graduates. LBC@CUTS will deliver biblical higher education in the form of academically rigorous, accredited, associate, bachelors, and masters-level degree programs. The vision of LBC@CUTS is to make education affordable, accessible, and culturally and ethically relevant in the urban Philadelphia context.

Our Advantage

CUTS specializes in providing an optimal educational environment for adult learners. We offer small class sizes and our instructors are committed to the holistic development of competence for each student. Classes are held in an accessible, air conditioned facility that includes a library, computer lab and student lounge. We also have a Student Resource Director dedicated to providing additional support for individual student needs. Our tuition rates are reasonable and federal financial aid is available to those who qualify.