Spiritual Growth Category Archives

Spiritual Growth in College

January 6, 2020

man standing on hill in front of sunrise with feet turning to roots in the groundAs a parent, you want your student to receive a high-quality education and be prepared to succeed in his or her chosen vocation. But as a Christian parent, you also want your student to grow in his or her faith and be transformed to live a life that honors God in everything they do. At Cedarville University, you can be assured of both.

In today’s post, guest writer Aaron Cook, Director of Discipleship Ministries at Cedarville University, shares how his experience as a student at Cedarville changed his life, and how Cedarville is still intentionally changing students’ lives today.

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Posted in Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

4 Reasons Why Teaching Creation at a Christian College Is Important

December 10, 2019

Creation: In the BeginningWhen it comes to their science departments, most Christian universities and colleges either ignore the issue of creation and Genesis altogether, or they promote theistic evolution or some other harmonization of Genesis. There are only a handful of schools that believe that Genesis is historically accurate and forms a foundation for science, the Bible, and Christian education. In today's post, Dr. John Whitmore, Professor of Geology at Cedarville University, shares four reasons why Cedarville holds true to a biblical, literal six-day Creation, and why we always will.

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Posted in Academics Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

New Magazine From Cedarville University

November 26, 2019

Magazine cover with woman speaking to student on benchCedarville Magazine is a great way for you to get to know Cedarville University. Published three times a year, the magazine tells Cedarville stories for God's glory. 

The fall issue – Life-on-Life Discipleship – is now available online, and we'd like to share it with you. In it you'll find stories that show Cedarville's commitment to discipling students. From chapel to the classroom, from athletic fields to the residence halls, from ministry teams to small-group studies, focused life-on-life investment is the hallmark of a Cedarville education.

We trust you'll be blessed by the stories and encouraged as you discover the heart behind everything Cedarville does.


P.S. It's not too late for students to apply for fall 2020! Call 1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784) if you have any questions!

Posted in Spiritual Growth 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?

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