Spiritual Growth Category Archives

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?

Student Leadership Conference Coming in January

November 1, 2019

CU LEAD graphicCedarville University offers an exceptional opportunity for high school students who want to develop their servant-leadership skills.

For more than 20 years, Cedarville's high school leadership conference has been equipping excellent Christian students with the knowledge and skills to implement positive change through effective stewardship, influence, and service. Beginning with the biblical definition of leadership, students spend a packed day on our campus growing their leadership skills through practical advice, spiritual challenge, and memorable activities!

Please encourage your student and friends to register for the CU LEAD Conference on January 18.  At this dynamic event, students will engage with other high school and college student-leaders, grow their leadership skills, and hear from top faculty speakers. The sessions will be practical, biblical, and fun!

Visit the CU LEAD Conference website for more information. Then, encourage your student to register for this life-changing event!

Posted in Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Cedarville Receives High Marks in Student Survey

September 13, 2019

Dr. Jason Lee talking with female and male studentIf you really want to know what sets Cedarville apart, you should listen to those who know us best – our students!

Last spring, we asked students to rate Cedarville on five important scales related to their classes, professors, and spiritual growth. The results overwhelmingly validated that what we say about the University matches students’ experience.

Overall, Cedarville earned a 4.63 ranking (out of 5.0) from the more than 500 students who participated in the survey. The statement “My classes have been taught from a biblical worldview” earned a perfect 5-star ranking from students. The remaining statements earned scores of 4.56 to 4.65, including:

  • Cedarville University has helped me grow in my walk with Christ.
  • Cedarville academics are marked by excellence.
  • My professors have demonstrated care for me as a person.
  • My academic program is preparing me well for a career.

As a university, we are encouraged that students affirmed what we’ve always known to be true: Cedarville is doing a great job of providing excellent academics in submission to biblical authority.

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Posted in Academics Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education?