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Cedarville's B.A.+M.Div. Provides Faster, More Affordable Path to Ministry

November 19, 2019

Bible text close upIf your student is planning to pursue vocational ministry, we have a great opportunity for them at Cedarville! 

At Cedarville University, we are committed to equipping Christian young people for Gospel impact and Kingdom service. Nowhere is this more evident than our Accelerated B.A.+M.Div. dual degree program. This unique program allows students to earn a B.A. in biblical studies and a Master of Divinity in just five years, creating a faster pathway to ministry and saving them thousands of dollars in tuition over a traditional M.Div. approach.

And, students can customize their M.Div. by choosing a specialty track that fits their ministry goals. They can choose from academic ministry, biblical apologetics, biblical care and counseling, missions, pastoral ministry, women's ministry, worship and theology, and youth and family ministry.

Watch this short video to hear Dr. Jason Lee, Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies, explain how this innovative, accelerated program works and effectively equips students for full-time vocational ministry. It's another great reason to choose Cedarville University!

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Posted in Admissions Careers Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

How Important Is a University's Doctrinal Statement?

November 14, 2019

Bible text close upLike your local church, Christian colleges all have a statement of beliefs. As you research and visit different institutions with your student, how important is it to consider each college's doctrinal statement?

First, know that a doctrinal statement provides the general framework within which the university will be offering its education. It is a good idea to review the statements (most are posted online) to assure you are comfortable with the direction. If you have questions about what you read, this is a great opportunity to involve your pastor to provide insights.

Second, ask Christian universities if their faculty sign the doctrinal statement as a condition of employment. Not all do. Knowing that faculty will be teaching in line with the institution's stated beliefs provides a point of accountability to you as a parent. Are you comfortable that the faculty at the university will uphold the beliefs that are most important to your family?

Several years ago, we conducted a study related to parents' use of the Cedarville University website. We made an interesting — and candidly, unexpected —finding. Parents were more likely to search terms related to the University's doctrinal commitments and focus on spiritual growth than any other topics.

In today's post, Dr. Jason Lee, Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies, provides insight about the importance of Cedarville's Doctrinal Statement and how it informs Cedarville's approach to Christ-centered higher education.

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Posted in Admissions Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Reminder: It's Time to Complete the FAFSA!

November 12, 2019

FAFSA logoAs a reminder, the FAFSA opened October 1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required to access all need-based scholarships at Cedarville as well as state and federal grants. If you have not had a chance to complete this important form  yet, we encourage you to do it soon. It's the best way to ensure that your student receives the most financial aid possible.

Need help completing the FAFSA? Our financial aid team has put together some resources to help you understand the FAFSA so you can successfully complete it and avoid unnecessary errors or processing delays. You'll find tips that will assist you as you complete this important step in your student's college journey.

 

Posted in Admissions Affordability Financial Aid

A Bold, Biblical Approach to Geology

November 7, 2019

Rock formationsAt Cedarville, we approach the study of geology differently from most universities – even ones that call themselves "Christian." As with every program we offer, our geology program boldly acknowledges the Bible as the ultimate framework for research and study, without sacrificing academic excellence. We are unashamed to adhere to a literal, six-day account of creation and recognize God as the Creator of all life. We are honored to be included in Answers in Genesis’ select list of Creation Colleges.

Each year, Dr. John Whitmore, Professor of Geology, leads a group of students on a trip to the Grand Canyon, where they examine geological evidence that supports the biblical account of Creation and Noah's Flood. Read today's post to watch a video to get a taste of this incredible trip.

This bold, biblically integrated education is exactly what your student will experience at Cedarville University.

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Posted in Academics Why Christ Centered Higher Education?