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22 SEPTEMBER 2023 Good News • Christian College Guide CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GUIDE 2023 Tips to Stand Out on Your College Applications Getting accepted to your dream college can be a competitive process. College Fair Circuit Coordinator and Director of College Planning at Westminster Academy Donna Payner offers the following tips to help students stand out in the college application process Activities When doing the resume or activities part of the application, talk about what your role was in the club, not what the purpose of the club is because college admission counselors know these nationally recognized clubs. They want to know what that student did personally to contribute to that club. Always look for opportunities to highlight leadership roles, especially if there’s been a progression. For instance if you’ve been in key club for four years, you started out as just a member then you were a committee chairman and then you were elected president, that shows a progression of leadership for which you made a big contribution. Not everyone will have the opportunity to be president of a club, but leadership can still be demonstrated through participation on committees. Volunteer in an area you’re passionate about. If you’re passionate about the environment, then volunteer to help the environment. If you’re passionate about working with children, then your volunteer service should reflect that. Colleges want to see you demonstrate that passion, and a long-term commitment is more important to colleges than a lot of scattered experiences all over. Essays When it comes to essay topics, Christian colleges often want to hear your testimony and how you live out your faith within your community. Secular colleges tend to look for a student to show who they were, how they’ve encountered an obstacle, how they’ve grown throughout high school and why they’re ready for college. Demonstrate resiliency, maturity and problem solving. Testing Prepare early for the standardized testing process. Those SATs and ACTs should really be something that happens spring of the junior year or the summer between junior and senior year and should be wrapping up by October or November of the senior year. Florida public universities continue to require test scores, but many colleges across the US remain test optional as they watch how the students who started in the 2021-2022 school year progress through their college experience. Students should check the college websites. To determine if they should submit a test score, they should check the Admitted Student Profile on the admissions page to see if their scores are competitive and would ultimately help them in the admissions process. Colleges that are test optional typically say test scores are just another piece of the puzzle, but they can be a piece that helps them make a decision. Apply early The most important tip Payner offers is to apply early and complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form early so you will be first in line for acceptance and financial aid. Learn more at The transition from high school to college is such a pivotal time, setting the trajectory for the future and establishing friendships that often last a lifetime. Many parents have strong allegiances to their alma mater and look forward to the day when their child will carry on their legacy. However, finding the best college fit is a very individual choice that should be tailored to the personalities and priorities of each student. We’ve compiled this Christian College Guide to help with the discovery process, focusing on institutions who teach from a Christian worldview. Also, during the month of September, representatives from Christian colleges across the country will meet with graduating seniors and juniors at Florida Christian College Fairs hosted at the Christian high schools throughout the state. Locally, the college fairs will be held at the following schools. • Westminster Christian Academy, Fort Lauderdale; Sept. 11, 9 – 11 a.m. • Jupiter Christian School, Jupiter; Sept. 12, 10 – 11:30 a.m. • Calvary Christian Academy, Fort Lauderdale; Sept. 12, 5 – 6:30 p.m. They will then continue on to Christian high schools in Naples, Fort Myers, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, Seffner, Oviedo, Orlando and Jacksonville. Colleges with representatives registered to participate in the Christian College Fairs are marked with an asterisk * in the Christian College Guide on pages 24-30. The purpose of College Fairs Donna Payner, College Fair Circuit Coordinator and Director of College Planning at Westminster Academy, said “The purpose of the college fair is to connect Christian students from covenant families to Christian colleges where they can continue their education in a place that’s teaching biblical worldview.” Preparation in advance is critical. “I have personal meetings with each one of my seniors to talk about what’s financially realistic for their families, whether they want to stay in-state or go out-of-state and what are they ultimately looking for in a college,” said Payner. “Every family is looking for different things and has different financial situations they have to consider. Once they’ve expressed those then I try to guide them toward colleges.”Because the representatives travelling here are often the ones making admissions decisions, it is important that students do some research ahead of time so they are prepared to ask good questions. How can students prepare? • Explore the list of colleges that are coming and go to those college websites. • Look for which colleges offer the major they think they want to study. • Consider the location and whether or not that’s a realistic location. • Find a question that’s not easily answered on the website to ask the college representative. • Determine whether the activities you’re interested in are available at the college. • Factor in the cost and what type of financial ad may be needed. • Get organized in advance with your questions on a notepad. • Prioritize which colleges you are most interested in and visit their booths first. • Speak up and dress for success. Like in an interview, this is your opportunity to get the questions answered that will help you make a good decision about your future. Be Assertive and professional. How can parents help? It is important for the student to know themselves and for a parent to know their child. Consider how well they adjust to new situations and how resilient they are. Perhaps the biggest tip Payner provides parents is to communicate with their child about what is realistic for their family financially. “Parents and students should have this conversation before they start filling out applications because it can be devastating to get into one of your top choice colleges just for your parents to say, ‘I’m sorry honey we can’t afford this.’” Then talk about whether they want to be in-state or out of state. “If it’s hard to get back and forth from a place and a student is homesick that could make a big difference on whether they stay there and finish,” said Payner. “Climate makes a huge difference, especially for students from Florida who are not used to the cold.” When it comes to financial aid, Payner suggests students apply to colleges early, get accepted early and complete their FAFSA early because that puts them in line for the money that is given away on a first come first served basis. She suggests having these conversations the summer before their junior and senior year and being ready to finish college applications by November 1. If you do not attend one of the high schools the Florida Christian College Fairs are visiting, you may still be able to attend. Contact the guidance counselor at the host school to gain access. Choosing A College That’s Right for You Shelly Pond Good News Editor

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24 september 2023 Good News • Christian College Guide CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GUIDE 2023 ALABAMA Faulkner University Montgomery, AL Church of Christ Samford University * Birmingham, AL Baptist ARIZONA Arizona Christian University Phoenix, AZ Nondenominational Grand Canyon University Phoenix Inter-denominational ARKANSAS Central Baptist College Conway, AR Baptist Missionary Association of Arkansas Harding University Searcy, AR Church of Christ John Brown University Siloam Springs, AR Inter-denominational Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, AR Southern Baptist CALIFORNIA Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA Nondenominational Biola University La Mirada, CA Inter-denominational California Baptist University * Riverside, CA Southern Baptist Concordia University Irvine Irvine, CA The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA Mennonite Brethren Church Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena, CA Multi-Denominational Hope International University Fullerton, CA Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Jessup University Rocklin, CA Nondenominational Life Pacific University San Dimas, CA International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Los Angeles Pacific University San Dimas, CA Pepperdine University Malibu, CA Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA Church of the Nazarene San Diego Christian College Santee, CA Nondenominational Simpson University Redding, CA Christian & Missionary Alliance Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa, CA Assemblies of God Westmont College Santa Barbara, CA COLORADO Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO Inter-denominational SEE AD PAGE 29 Denver Seminary Littleton, CO Nondenominational FLORIDA Ave Maria University Ave Maria, FL Catholic Barry University Miami Shores, FL Catholic Eckerd College St. Petersburg, FL Presbyterian Church (USA) Hobe Sound Bible College Hobe Sound Johnson University – Florida Kissimmee, FL Ocean’s Edge University Fort Lauderdale, FL A ministry of Calvary Chapel SEE AD PAGE 28 Palm Beach Atlantic University * West Palm Beach, FL Inter-denominational SEE AD PAGE 23 Pensacola Christian College Pensacola, FL Baptist Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL Catholic Saint Thomas University Miami, FL Catholic South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary* Deerfield Beach, FL SEE AD PAGE 25 Southeastern University * Lakeland, FL Assemblies of God The Baptist College of Florida * Baptist Graceville, FL Trinity Baptist College * Baptist Jacksonville, FL Trinity College of Florida Trinity, FL Trinity International University-Florida North Lauderdale & Miami, FL Evangelical Free Church SEE AD PAGE 27 University of Fort Lauderdale Lauderhill, FL Nondenominational Warner University * Lake Wales, FL Church of God Word of Life Bible Institute * Hudson, FL GEORGIA Covenant College * Lookout Mountain, GA Presbyterian Church in America Emmanuel College Franklin Springs, GA International Pentecostal Holiness Church Point University West Point, GA Nondenominational SEE AD PAGE 30 Toccoa Falls College * Toccoa Falls, GA Christian & Missionary Alliance SEE AD PAGE 34 IDAHO Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID Church of the Nazarene ILLINOIS Concordia University Chicago River Forest, IL The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Greenville University Greenville, IL Free Methodist What follows is a directory of Christian Colleges in alphabetical order by state. This list was primarily compiled with information from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and includes some institutions from the Association for Biblical Higher Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, with a few local exceptions. Colleges registered to attend the Florida Christian College Fairs are marked with an asterisk. *


26 SEPTEMBER 2023 Good News • Christian College Guide CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GUIDE 2023 Judson University Elgin, IL American Baptist Lincoln Christian University Lincoln, IL Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Moody Bible Institute Chicago, IL North Park University Chicago, IL Evangelical Covenant Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL Church of the Nazarene Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, IL Trinity International University Deerfield, IL Evangelical Free Church SEE AD PAGE 27 Wheaton College Wheaton, IL Inter-denominational INDIANA Anderson University – IN * Anderson, IN Church of God, Anderson Bethel University – IN Mishawaka, IN Missionary Church Grace College & Seminary Winona Lake, IN Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Huntington University Huntington United Brethren Indiana Wesleyan University Marion, IN Wesleyan Taylor University Upland, IN Nondenominational IOWA Dordt University Sioux Center, IA Christian Reformed Church Northwestern College Orange City Reformed Church in America KANSAS Central Christian College of Kansas McPherson, KS Free Methodist Friends University Wichita, KS Nondenominational MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS Church of the Nazarene Sterling College Sterling, KS Nondenominational Tabor College – KS Hillsboro, KS Mennonite Brethren Church KENTUCKY Asbury Theological Seminary Wilmore, KY Inter-denominational Asbury University * Wilmore, KY Nondenominational SEE AD PAGE 35 Campbellsville University Campbellsville, KY Baptist Kentucky Christian University Grayson, KY Christian Churches and Churches of Christ MASSACHUSETTS Eastern Nazarene College Quincy, MA Church of the Nazarene Gordon College Wenham, MA Multi-Denominational Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary South Hamilton, MA Multi-Denominational MICHIGAN Calvin University* Grand Rapids, MI Christian Reformed Church Concordia University - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Cornerstone University Grand Rapids, MI Nondenominational Kuyper College Grand Rapids, MI Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, MI Free Methodist MINNESOTA Bethany Lutheran College Mankato, MN Evangelical Lutheran Synod Bethel University – MN St. Paul, MN Baptist Crown College Saint Bonifacius, MN Christian & Missionary Alliance Martin Luther College New Ulm, MN Ev. Lutheran Synod North Central University Minneapolis, MN Assemblies of God University of Northwestern - St. Paul Saint Paul, MN Nondenominational MISSISSIPPI Belhaven University Jackson, MI Presbyterian Church (USA) Mississippi College Clinton, MI Southern Baptist MISSOURI College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO Nondenominational Evangel University Springfield, MO Assemblies of God Hannibal-LaGrange University Hannibal, MO Southern Baptist Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO Southern Baptist Ozark Christian College Joplin Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Southwest Baptist University Bolivar Southern Baptist NEBRASKA Concordia University – NE Seward, NE The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod York University York, NE Church of Christ NEW MEXICO University of the Southwest Hobbs, NM Nondenominational NEW YORK Alliance University New York, NY Christian & Missionary Alliance Houghton University * Houghton, NY Wesleyan Roberts Wesleyan University Rochester, NY Free Methodist The King's College New York, NY Nondenominational NORTH CAROLINA Campbell University Buies Creek, NC Baptist Carolina Christian College Winston-Salem, NC Mid-Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City, NC Christian Church/Church of Christ Schools Montreat College * Montreat, NC Inter-denominational

28 SEPTEMBER 2023 Good News • Christian College Guide CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GUIDE 2023 OHIO Cedarville University * Cedarville, OH Baptist SEE AD PAGE 31 Malone University Canton, OH Friends Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon, OH Church of the Nazarene Ohio Christian University Circleville, OH Churches of Christ in Christian Union OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, OK Southern Baptist Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City, OK Church of Christ Oral Roberts University Tulsa, OK Southern Nazarene University Bethany, OK Church of the Nazarene Southwestern Christian University Bethany, OK International Pentecostal Holiness Church OREGON Bushnell University Eugene, OR Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Corban University Salem, OR Nondenominational George Fox University Newberg, OR Friends Multnomah University Portland, OR Warner Pacific University Portland, OR Church of God PENNSYLVANIA Cairn University Langhorne, PA Nondenominational Clarks Summit University Clarks Summit, PA Baptist Geneva College Beaver Falls, PA Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Lancaster Bible College Lancaster, PA Messiah University * Mechanicsburg, PA Inter-denominational University of Valley Forge Phoenixville, PA Assemblies of God Waynesburg University * Waynesburg, PA SEE AD PAGE 33 SOUTH CAROLINA Anderson University – SC Anderson, SC Southern Baptist Bob Jones University * Greenville, SC Nondenominational Charleston Southern University * Charleston, SC Baptist Columbia International University * Columbia, SC Multi-Denominational Erskine College Due West, SC Associate Reformed Presbyterian North Greenville University Tigerville, SC South Carolina Baptist Convention Southern Wesleyan University * Central, SC Wesleyan

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30 SEPTEMBER 2023 Good News • Christian College Guide CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GUIDE 2023 TENNESSEE Carson-Newman University * Jefferson City, TN Johnson University Knoxville, TN King University Bristol, TN Presbyterian Church (USA) Lee University * Cleveland, TN Church of God, Cleveland Lipscomb University * Nashville, TN Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Milligan University Milligan, TN Christian Churches and Churches of Christ SEE AD PAGE 36 Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN Seventh-day Adventist Trevecca Nazarene University * Nashville, TN Church of the Nazarene TEXAS Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX Church of Christ Baylor University Waco, TX Baptist Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX Baptist Dallas Theological Seminary Dallas, TX Nondenominational East Texas Baptist University Marshall, TX Baptist Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, TX Baptist Houston Christian University Houston, TX Baptist Howard Payne University Brownwood, TX Baptist LeTourneau University Longview, TX Inter-denominational Lubbock Christian University Lubbock, TX Church of Christ The King’s University – TX Southlake, TX Inter-denominational University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton, TX Baptist Wayland Baptist University Plainview, TX Baptist VIRGINIA Bluefield University Bluefield, VA Baptist Liberty University * Lynchburg, VA Evangelical Patrick Henry College Purcellville, VA Nondenominational Regent University * Virginia Beach, VA Inter-denominational WASHINGTON Northwest University Kirkland, WA Assemblies of God Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA Free Methodist Walla Walla University College Place, WA Seventh-day Adventist Whitworth University Spokane, WA Presbyterian Church (USA) WISCONSIN Concordia University – WI Mequon, WI The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod CHR HIGH ON CA Equippe them, ou and serv visible to 40 prog Universi of Christ to more and nati website 706 ISTIAN A HER EDUCATION — AMPUS AND ONLINE. ed to impact the world around ur students and alumni live, love ve in a way that makes the cross o a world in need. With more than grams of study and growing, Point ty is training the next generation tian leaders to take their faith job sites, churches, industries ions than ever before. Visit our to learn more! 6-385-1000 |

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32 SEPTEMBER 2023 Good News • Christian College Guide CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GUIDE 2023 Now more than ever, students are looking for whole-person education with an ethical, Christian perspective. Professor Gregory Rummo, Lecturer of Chemistry at Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA) University, wrote about the value of Christian higher education in his essay below. College Is Not a Waste of Money, Time or Talent College was the best four years of my life. I looked up to my professors as if they were sages on stages. For three of those four years, I worked for the university as a teaching assistant and laboratory technician in the chemistry department. The faculty made me feel as if I were part of the team. We had “good chemistry” so to speak. I still think fondly about all of them. Sadly, most have passed away. College opened the door to everything else I have ever wanted to do with my life including further studies in several different graduate programs and careers in both industry and academia. I get it that college isn’t for everyone. Mike Rowe provides a valuable resource through his Mike Rowe Works Foundation for those who want to pursue a career without a four-year degree. And there are trade schools for those who’d rather build or fix things instead of designing them. But for those of you who are considering college, let me encourage you to hold on to that dream. It will be worth it all in the end. And it’s not a waste of money, time or talent as some have bloviated. You don’t have to go to an Ivy League school to be successful or achieve your dream. There are exceptional students in every college just as there are short-cutters and cheaters. Hard work and integrity will be worth far more to a future employer, graduate school admissions committee or the college professor who writes you a stellar letter of recommendation than the name of the institution appearing on your diploma. There are public community colleges and smaller private universities that provide a good education — maybe better in some aspects — since class sizes tend to be smaller. And there are affordable degree programs online offered by accredited schools for the truly self-motivated who cannot attend a traditional day institution due to work schedules or family responsibilities. Consider a Christian College And consider a Christian college! When I first applied to teach at Palm Beach Atlantic University, I was required to submit a statement that described how I would integrate a Christian worldview in my courses. I wrote, “in whatever discipline I have taught, my goal has always been to create a sense of awe for the creation (general revelation) and for its pinnacle — man — as expressed through the Scriptures (special revelation) through an understanding of a biblical world view, i.e., that each of us carries the Imago Dei — the image of God within our souls — although marred, broken by sin and in need of redemption.” You may be wondering how a chemistry professor can blend the Bible and science together in the classroom. In the words of former ABC News Science Correspondent, Dr. Michael Guillen, “Christianity and science are an awesome power couple.” It is noteworthy that the father of classical physics, Sir Isaac Newton, and the father of quantum physics, Max Planck, were both able to seamlessly integrate faith and science. Belief in God did not present a contradiction to their understanding of the design and the mechanics governing the respective worlds they studied. They both believed that God is the Ultimate Designer, ‘For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…He is before all things, and in him all things hold together'” (Colossians 1:16-17). I attended what was then a small, private Catholic college for my undergraduate degree and a larger, Catholic university where I earned one of my two graduate degrees. My parents started saving money for my college education when I was still in grammar school. But that was during an era when their first house, a small Cape Cod in Yonkers, N. Y. cost them less than $6,000. (Yes! Six-thousand dollars!) Inflation has inflated everything, not just college tuition. My father, who had an M.A. From New York University and taught music in a public high school in the Bronx told me that he’d pay my tuition, but anything beyond my undergraduate degree was on me. “Oh — and get a job to pay for your books,” he added. Gregory J. Rummo, B.S., M.B.A., Iona University, M.S., Fordham University, is a lecturer of Chemistry at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach and currently a DMin student at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale. A version of this essay appeared on the Op-ed pages of the Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post and Orlando Sentinel. Kingdom-minded Leaders Make an Impact PBA’s mission to equip students to grow in wisdom, lead with conviction and serve God boldly is engrained in everything we do. Our theme verses going into this school year are Philippians 4:6-7. They urge us to “not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present [our] requests to God.” The verses promise us that “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard [our] hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” I am thankful that we serve a God who will sustain and equip us for whatever trial or hardship we are facing, and who cares for hearts and minds. My prayer is that PBA will continue to produce Christ-first, Kingdom-minded leaders who are able to make an impact in their communities, in the country, and in the world, and I am grateful for individuals like Professor Rummo who seek to do just that. Dr. Debra A. Schwinn, a physician, researcher and innovator, is president of Palm Beach Atlantic University. ( - Dr. Debra A. Schwinn - Palm Beach Atlantic University President Educating the Whole Person Professor Rummo with his General Chemistry 1 Lab Class (Spring 2023). Front row: Niang Thang; 2nd row: Gregory Rummo, Dallas Watterson, Elizabeth Desjardins; 3rd row: Seth Linnenbrink, Sarah Campbell, Alexi Cuaderno; 4th row: Lauren Paulk, Andrea Hernandez; Back row: Tanya Thomas, Andy Breius - Gregory J. Rummo - g a C o l g E a o y a S e w m dt s E w

your inner cationand alue, ation for v Waynesburg ently consist ergraduate . ader r high-quality Christian educ University has built a reputa alue school, ranked a best v major concentrations and c Offering more than 70 und servant lea ersityinP A Christian univ e local communities and int f indiv impacts thousands o vice ocusonser University’s f ocusedout positive, career-f Pennsylvania . ernationally viduals in its e annually he tcomes. T Thrive in Authentic Community at Colorado Christian University Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. Are you looking for a place to deepen your faith and learn alongside others in authentic community? At CCU, this vision is real. Christ-Centered Community We believe that living in Christian community can be life-changing, with a focus on fellowship, encouragement, accountability, and service. We don’t do dorms. All on-campus housing is apartment-style, complete with a living room, kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Our apartments are grouped together in themed stairwells with their own character and traditions. Exemplary Academics Ranked in the top 2% nationally for our core curriculum, CCU offers 100+ academic programs with a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Here, we cultivate faith and learning, rooted in the truth of Scripture. Our rigorous academic programs are designed to equip you professionally and challenge you to think critically within a Christian worldview. Small class sizes ensure individual attention from professors who know you — personally. Spiritual Formation Here at CCU, Christ isn’t just an element — He’s the emphasis. You’ll experience this through weekly chapel services, discipleship groups, and men’s and women’s ministries. Chapel provides Christ-centered worship through teaching and student-led music. Discipleship groups provide you with the chance to get to know other students on a deep, spiritual level. With many opportunities for mentorship, CCU works to cultivate a community where you can seek encouragement, accountability, and support. Engagement with the World God has equipped you with unique talents, passions, and strengths. At CCU, we want you to use these gifts to make a difference. Our students are encouraged to participate in outreach ministries around the Denver area. Examples include serving in local care homes, working in inner-city homeless shelters, and tutoring for at-risk youth. Another way you can serve is by designing a student-led mission trip to anywhere around the world. Denver and the Rocky Mountains Because of our unique location, CCU offers you the best of both worlds. CCU’s campus is located in Lakewood, Colorado — a suburb that sits on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, just 10 miles west of downtown Denver. Most classes are scheduled Monday-Thursday, which means three-day weekends in Colorado. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. - Philippians 1:6 [ESV] Colorado Christian University’s main campus, located in Lakewood, Colorado

34 SEPTEMBER 2023 Good News • Christian College Guide CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GUIDE 2023 Attending a private Christian college can be expensive. State schools, and even community college for the first two years, are less expensive alternatives – at least financially speaking. However, if you want to live out your faith in your vocation, the financial bottom line may not be the best criterion for selecting a school. Let me share four reasons why a Christian college education is a wise investment. Christian colleges link what you are learning and your Christian life At a Christian college, your biblically based attitudes, values and beliefs (in other words, your worldview) will be reinforced and deepened. You might even discover that some of your attitudes, values and beliefs are not scriptural and need correction from the influence of the world around you. Classes will help you evaluate academic theories and perspectives through the lens of a biblical worldview. You will be challenged to think about how you can be salt and light to those around you through your vocation (Matthew 5:13 – 16). You will also study the Bible because the best way to recognize error is to be wellgrounded in the truth. For example, if you study at TIU-Florida, you will take at least three courses (nine credits) in Bible and theology to give you a firm foundation in the Word. Christian colleges offer community that fits your Christian lifestyle During their college experience, students study, and often live, in community with their classmates. Christian classmates help promote an environment where a Christian student can thrive and make wise choices. While a student, the social activities at a Christian college will be more appropriate to a believing student’s preferences than those they might find at State U. Though Christian students sometimes make poor choices, it is also true that students who embrace similar values will have positive peer support in upholding those values. It is common for college friends to become lifelong friends. I recently saw a Facebook post about a group of TIU alumni who started out as dorm mates and now, about 15 years post-graduation, are still friends who did a “girls’ weekend” together while their husbands cared for their young children. The foundation for their long-term, Christ-centered friendship started at Christian college. And, although the purpose of college is not to find a spouse, the Christian community and opportunity to meet a diverse cross-section of godly, committed Christians may lead to a happy and enduring Christian marriage. Christian colleges are staffed with godly professors and other mentors One of the ways that students prepare for their future vocation is through mentoring relationships with professors and other staff. These mentoring relationships provide advice and counsel based on real-world experience and can continue long after a student graduates. Christian college faculty are committed to their students and to their students’ growth in all areas: academically, personally and professionally. A future Christian businesswoman can be mentored by someone who shares her strong ethical foundations that come from Scripture. The future educator is mentored by professors and practicing educators who view all students through a lens of imago Dei, honoring that each one is created in God’s image. Christian colleges help you put feet to your faith While many schools require service learning or community service, at a Christian college your community or other service is done in the name of and in service to your Lord, Jesus Christ. Options that are available at any school, such as Habitat for Humanity or the Red Cross, may be available, but in addition, Christian colleges offer mission-focused service opportunities that integrate spiritual outcomes with meeting physical or other needs. See where faith can take you Christian colleges, like Trinity International University, educate the whole person. In addition to pursuing academic excellence, a Christian school will help you grow in your faith. You will strengthen your knowledge of biblical truth through required formal Bible courses. You will study your discipline through a lens of a biblical worldview. You will be mentored by godly professors and other staff who will invest in you and your development. You will join a community where others share your Christian values and forge lifelong friendships. Finally, you will put your faith into action through service in Christ’s name and for his glory. Christian college is a wise investment for you or your child’s future. Karen A. Wrobbel, EdD is a Professor of Education and Dean of Trinity College and Graduate School at Trinity International University. - Karen A. Wrobbel, EdD - Dean of Trinity College and Graduate School, Trinity International University Why Choose a Christian College? GEORGIA COLLEGE OF THE CHRISTIAN of Take a vir f campus: rtual tour f p c dt cl

35 SEPTEMBER 2023 Good News • Christian College Guide Christian College Guide s s s r f s s r o r r r r e e e As the Vice President for Enrollment at Cedarville University, I often find myself having discussions with students and families about why they should consider Christian colleges. Unfortunately, many students are unaware of all that Christian colleges have to offer, and they often sell them short because they lack a power conference Division I football team. In truth, there are many Christian colleges across the nation that serve as bastions of both academic excellence and spiritual growth, offering a unique combination that empowers students to thrive in all aspects of life. Christian colleges also emphasize service, encouraging students to serve others and share the Gospel. In a world facing myriad challenges, Christian colleges matter more than ever. They shape not only careers but also character, producing graduates who are well-prepared to lead and serve with integrity and compassion. At Cedarville University, one of the fastest-growing and largest Christian colleges in the nation with over 5,000 students, our mission is to transform students’ lives for Gospel purpose while upholding the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. I encourage you to check us out (and other Christian colleges) and prayerfully seek God’s leading as you make this important college decision. The Significance of Christian Colleges Ocean’s Edge University Equips Leaders Our heart at Ocean’s Edge is to equip the next generation of leaders to find their purpose and fulfill their calling. We exist to bridge the gap in education and discipleship to raise up leaders who passionately love God and have a heart to grow in their giftings. If you are a college-age student looking to grow in leadership, and desire to be invested in by leaders who care about you, this is the place for you. We provide the opportunity to get a degree through our partner schools while being equipped and trained with hands-on experience, one on one mentoring, and small groups. You can graduate in as little as three years, leave with two years of internship experience at a large church, and receive training that will last a lifetime to prepare you to make a kingdom impact in your local community. belong, b e a life-c Explor become, and b , a ordable ff changing t. be set apar eral ar e, Christian lib rts edu at e Learn mor CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GUIDE 2023 - Scott Van Loo, Ph.D. - Vice President for Enrollment Management Cedarville University

For over 150 years, Milligan University has prepared men and women to be servant-leaders. Our focus on scholarship, community, and faith inspires students to make a difference. Nationally Recognized Academics U.S. News ranks Milligan among the top 12 regional universities in the South, and among the top two in value. Our business, education, engineering, and nursing programs, among others, are well respected and recognized. Connect the Classroom to the World Our professors design projects to address real issues. Engineering students purify water for rural communities. Chemistry and biology students improve antibiotics for cystic fibrosis patients. Ministry students visit innovative churches around the country. Milligan Difference Milligan emphasizes fun traditions, a close-knit community, and national champions in athletics. Our students come from all over to experience our distinctive approach to higher education. With over 40 campus organizations, we offer something for everyone. Faith Matters We want to help you connect your career path and passion with God’s mission–that’s your life purpose. Value The price of a Milligan education is competitive and affordable. We offer a variety of scholarships and financial aid options to make your degree attainable, ensuring that a Milligan education is a wise investment. 36 SEPTEMBER 2023 Good News • Christian College Guide CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GUIDE 2023 a p p Point University is a private institution that educates students to impact culture for Christ. The University provides a broad, comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for their chosen professions, awarding associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Point is equipping the next generation to take their faith into the marketplace in new and culturally relevant ways — to erase the lines between who they are and what they do so that they see life and mission as one and the same. Founded in 1937 as Atlanta Christian College, Point University originally devoted its attention to the education of ministers, missionaries and other church-related workers. Point University continues today to serve and inspire the next generation of Christian leaders motivated to live out their faith in the marketplace. It offers associate and bachelor’s degrees for full-time, traditional students; accelerated associate and bachelor’s degrees in a hybrid format (online and on-campus) for adult learners; and fully online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees for those seeking to increase their education from wherever they are. With more than 40 programs of study and growing, Point is training the next generation of Christian leaders to take the cross to more job sites, churches, industries and nations than ever before. Point University Equips the Next Generation On-Campus and Online SUN LIBERALAR A PREMIER CH T NIVERSITY TIAN HRIS , TN NSONCITY MILLIGAN.EDU | JOH Students on campus at Millign University Students walking in front of Point University’s Lanier Academic Center Experience an Elevated Education

37 SEPTEMBER 2023 Good News • Christian College Guide Christian College Guide Consistently ranked a best value school, Waynesburg University has built a reputation for value, high-quality education and outcomes. The University’s focus on service annually impacts thousands of individuals in its local communities and internationally, and its Strategy for the 21st Century affirms its commitment to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership skills for all students. Top programs include nursing, counseling and criminal justice, which rank among the best nationally. Waynesburg University offers more than 70 undergraduate major concentrations and several graduate and professional programs, both online and in-person, and its Pathways Center provides comprehensive student support services to help all students succeed and grow in their vocation and calling. Rooted in its mission of faith, learning and service, the private, Christian university is located on a beautiful, traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional studies in the vibrant business community of Southpointe. Waynesburg University Ranks Among the Best in Nursing, Counseling and Criminal Justice Waynesburg University is a Christian liberal arts university near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania C Comemen You might j entor with row a just gr h us! second Give it a shot! hel By pow Me p reshape the future for a tee f investing just a few hours a w f wer to change a life! We use a entoring is not difficult, and ye f en in foster care week, you can a small-group t, has the MENTOR LEARN R Y DONATE be ten-fold. will Giv Your reward e it a shot! f ld. be te Y r rew rd Since 1890, Asbury University’s commitment to rigorous Christian liberal arts education has not wavered, and students at the picturesque school in Wilmore, Ky., can expect to belong, become and be set apart. Through an emphasis on whole-person development — thinking well, living well, loving well and serving well — Asbury strives to develop graduates into critical thinkers who are ready to serve others and change the world. With a deeply engaged and thoughtful faculty and staff invested in the lives of students, Asbury’s unfailing principles of faith, morality, deep thought and ordered love are evident in all areas of life at Asbury. From academic life and spiritual development to community life, athletics and extracurricular activities, Asbury’s holistic, student-centric focus is evident. The school, which also has online and graduate options, offers more than 50 areas of study, has a vibrant NCAA DIII athletics program, a robust club sports and campus activities scene, unique study abroad opportunities, close-knit residence halls, and a highly engaged and successful alumni base all around the world. Students at Asbury benefit from mentorship and discipleship, an incredible selection of internships and professional development, and building lifelong relationships. Learn more about Asbury and its Christ-centered programs at Asbury University Graduates Critical Thinkers Ready to Change the World Asbury University students on campus in Wilmore, Kentucky CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GUIDE 2023

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