In 1983 Dayspring Center for Christian Studies opened its doors in the shadow of the University of Colorado to bring Christian perspectives to the life and academic pursuits of a major university community. Since then, under the leadership of Rick Howe, hundreds of students have taken courses in Christian studies that have been approved for transfer credit by the University of Colorado. Hundreds more have lived in Dayspring’s student residential communities, and many more have participated in Study Center programs and events.
For more than twenty years Dayspring offered courses as an extension site for Denver Seminary. In 2004 the Center entered into a partnership with Northwestern College of St. Paul, Minnesota. New Study Centers were launched in Fort Collins and Greeley, Colorado with transfer credit arrangements with Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado.