Many of us grew up going to a faith-based school as a child and learned some of our greatest lessons in religion classes. So, why should your religious education end when you graduate from high school? The joy that can come from attending a Christian college makes all the effort, time, and sacrifice worth it. If you’re heading back to college, think about all of the benefits you could receive from a Christian school. It could prove to be a soul-moving and enlightening experience!
Why Choose a Christian Education?
Choosing a Christian education likely ensures you will be learning in a morally and spiritually safe environment that puts an emphasis on faith-based values. There are many benefits from this style of education, including learning from role models with likeminded values. For example, you will be taking courses from teachers, instructors and advisors who love sharing their faith in God as they share their knowledge and skills as well. In a Christian school classroom, your instructors are free to openly speak about their faith and values as they teach. This freedom even allows your teacher to use the Bible (one of the greatest learning tools we have) as a part of their lesson plan.
Another reason to choose a Christian college is that it will likely open even more doors to you within the Christian community. You’ll get to know other students, teachers and local leaders in your community who all share your same passion for Christ. With such close proximity to so many amazing Christians, you will enjoy a whole new circle of friends and mentors. These are people who will support you in your Christian Walk, as well as your daily life. The benefits of spending so much time with likeminded Christians is not only far-reaching, but long-term when you think about the friends you will make — and the potential job offers it could produce.
A Christian college sends disciples out into the world. If you’re truly serious about serving the Lord, then shouldn’t you be trained for that service by other Christians? A faith-based university sends its students out into the world to serve whatever sector they were trained in, from medicine to engineering. Then, in beautiful harmony with God’s greater plan, those students are able to serve the Lord in their specific sector. By choosing a Christian college, you will get to represent the Gospel, through your very own intellect and experiences.
Don’t forget, one of the most important reasons to attend a Christian college is what it can do for your faith. Attending daily classes on a religious campus will only help you to grow in your relationship with God. No matter what you choose to study, you will be learning from faith-filled teachers and surrounding yourself with likeminded Christians who seek to grow in their love for Jesus as well.
With all of these factors in place, your life can’t help but be transformed in the greatest way possible by a Christian education. “Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.” (Proverbs 9:9). You’ll likely find an impassioned love for God and learn to serve the world through your new career path (and the church) all at once! A Christian education is truly a beautiful gift from God, and you will get to return that gift to the world when you graduate!