“To inspire and nurture a thoughtful pursuit of Christ one student, one professor, one university at a time.”
The followers of Jesus were first known as disciples. The Greek word, mathetes, means literally a pupil or student. Jesus was their Rabbi, their Teacher (two of their favorite titles for him), and they committed themselves to learn from him. Just before his final departure Jesus issued what is known as the Great Commission:
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
We have embraced this for ourselves and seek to fulfill it in our calling to influence university communities wherever God leads us.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are 20 million college and university students in the United States today, attending 4,200 institutions of higher education. Of these, some 300,000 students are enrolled in Christian liberal arts colleges affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Schools, representing approximately 1.5% of total college and university enrollment.
While we affirm the important role of traditional Christian liberal arts schools, our concern is for the vast majority of students who are at secular institutions. We envision many students, faculty, and staff at these schools engaging Christian thought and community in transformational ways, with expanding and enduring influence around the world.
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