Since your search has landed you here, chances are you’re starting to think about how Christianity translates in your graduate education. But how will you know if a Christian college is right for you? Here are three great reasons to help you evaluate the reasons to go to a faith-based university. Reason #1: You want to cultivate your calling You believe God leads your life. You believe your life’s work should be your calling. Therefore, you’ll want God’s leadership in your education. Within the supportive atmosphere of a Christian university, you can find answers to life’s tough questions from instructors and fellow students who are evaluating God’s word alongside you. Reason #2: You want to make a meaningful impact As a Christian graduate student, you are preparing to contribute significantly to your chosen profession. Why wouldn’t you want your courses to give you skills that aid you in that contribution from a Christian perspective? A true Christian university establishes a forum grounded in biblical foundations for reflection and thought so that you can go on to ethically influence the companies and organizations you work for. Reason #3: You want to learn among those who share your faith Throughout your educational journey, you’ll be in a constant process of formation. Learning with fellow Christians offers ample opportunities to foster disciplined habits and skills that promote godly character. You will encourage and be encouraged to live a Christ-centered life with the virtues that form you and your classmates into the people God wants you to be. Here are some things to look for in a Christian university:
- It makes a total commitment to Jesus Christ as the perspective for learning
- It is committed to the development of Christian character and the living integration of faith and learning
- It opening shares its Statement of Faith and weaves it into curriculum
- It is committed to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and affirms the importance of learning grounded in God’s Creation and in His uniquely authoritative revelation through Scripture
In short, attending a Christian university is a great way to encounter new perspectives that will ultimately shape you into a stronger Christian in life, work and family.