SAU Online is a group of believers – believers in God, believers in what we do and believers in YOU. We’re online learning that really works. Our online students are a significant portion of students at Spring Arbor University, Michigan’s largest Evangelical university. By offering various programs and three degree levels, SAU Online could be the [...]
“SAU’s MBA program was a unique experience from the beginning. The classes included all the fundamental knowledge that you would expect from a master’s level program, and then some.” Read More
“As a busy mother of four young children and children’s ministry director, the last thing I could imagine myself doing was returning to school. Yet, I couldn’t escape the nagging sense that I was becoming a very tired servant. Often I wondered what sort of message I was sending to others with my frenetic behavior and continual commitments. My journey with MSFL enabled me to sort out the difference between how I presented myself to the world and how I truly lived in my own soul. Amidst the academic rigor of the program, I found myself in the same boat with a small cohort that quickly became our soul companions. The MSFL curriculum was the pathway God gave me to understand my identity as the Beloved of God—that same gift of belovedness I can now offer to those in my church, in my home, and in my community.” Read more
“As I’ve become increasingly aware of God’s presence and His voice in my studies in the MSFL, my own definition of “to know the love of Christ” is taking on a deeper meaning in my spiritual journey. Day by day, freedom to worship, to celebrate, and to experience community with God and others is the norm as it permeates all of my life with God. My courses in the MSFL are also inviting me to look back at my historical journey with God and to embrace where I am now, hidden and covered with freedom in Christ. I am gaining trust and confidence in my freedom in Christ as I’m now embarking on coursework that is equipping me to step out of my comfort and into a dynamic Spirit directed life. I am excited to see where the Spirit will guide me in this journey.” Read more
“The MSFL program has helped me to always be thinking about the effectiveness of what we do every week as a church through the lens of Christ-like formation, not merely numbers and budgets.” Read more
“I have nothing but great things to say about the MCOM program. This is my second semester in the program. Even though it is all online, there is a great sense of community. I also attended the main campus of SAU for my undergrad and it is the same type of education, sense of belonging, and community that I had there as well.” Read more.
“What a blessing it is to be an SAU graduate student. Not only am I investing in my future and in the development of my career, but I am surrounded by a community of mentors and scholars who are also committed to integrating Christ’s love into today’s business world.” Read More
“Looking back at the experience I’ve had, I can echo what has been said about the professors. They care and will work with you to see that you have not just a good experience, but learn in the program. Another aspect of the program that I’ve enjoyed is the internationalism that I’ve experienced. I’ve had classmates in Dubai, France, and several other countries. I’ve also enjoyed getting to know others within the states.” Read more.
“The MSFL program at SAU brought focus to what God was already stirring up in my heart regarding my own spiritual formation. The professors and my cohort members pushed me to consider the spiritual life in ways that go beyond the denominational boxes that many of us live in.” Read More…
“You will meet such great friends. The program is intense, but manageable. The professors are extremely knowledgeable, fun, and professional. The best thing is that SAU and Dr. Robert Woods has an excellent class geared to help the most seasoned online student or first-time online student to succeed in earning the degree. I can’t say enough great things about it.” Read more.
Annette Carter Ford
“I’m nearing the end of my MCOM studies and am thrilled to have learned and grown so much in these 2 1/2 years. I live in Kazakhstan, so the fact that this program is online means I can study with people like you in the States. As an “older” student (I’m 43 ) I have returned to school after many years and plan to go on for PhD studies fall 2013. This program has prepared me well for study, research, and writing at the PhD level and beyond. If you come, and especially if you plan to continue in your education as I am, take advantage of the opportunity to be a graduate assistant with Dr. Woods. He’s an amazing mentor!” Read more.