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Cedarville Magazine

Cedarville Magazine engages Cedarville family and friends as we explore compelling topics through a distinctly biblical lens. Subscriptions (three issues a year) are free of charge to alumni and supporters of Cedarville University. 

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Current Issue: Summer 2021 – "A Season for Growth"

These are the days of warming temperatures in the Midwest, of trees greening with leaves, flowers blooming, and corn and soybeans popping out of the ground. Summer is also a unique time for growing in our walk with God, our relationships in the church, and our hospitality with neighbors. May you be encouraged and inspired as you consider the ways that Jesus is calling you to follow Him during this Season for Growth.

Alumnotes, Summer 2021

Alumnotes features special information for Cedarville University alumni and their updates, including professional news, weddings, births, and obituaries. Alumnotes is included as an insert in Cedarville Magazine for alumni recipients.

Highlighted Stories from the Summer 2021 Issue

Worship band at Bell Shoals Church in Tampa, Florida

The Wonder of Corporate Worship

In a season when tuning in to services online has become the norm, nothing can replace enjoying the wonder of our faith together as the body of Christ.
Dr. Chris Miller teaching OT Literature on a TV screen

Bible Minor, Major Growth

Two years ago, Cedarville began making available for free the Old Testament Literature class taught by Chris Miller, later adding Theology 1 and 2. God is using these videos to grow the faith of individuals, small groups, and Sunday school classes.
Open Bible with a cup of coffee on a table and greenery in the background

Quiet Time Refresher

Having focused time with the Lord through the Bible and prayer is a tried-and-true discipline for growing in our love and commitment to Him. School of Biblical and Theological Studies faculty offer insights and inspiration for a quiet time with God.
Two teenage girls paddling a canoe

More Than Fresh Air

What is it about summer camp? Is it the challenge of fun outdoor activities, the reconnecting with the beauty of God’s creation, or the quiet moments alone with the Lord that inspire us? Discover why many have made camp a regular spiritual growth rhythm.
Road heading out west

Transformational Road Trip

Summertime is the season for hitting the road. Iconic American destinations such as the Grand Canyon or Washington, D.C., beckon millions each year. For believers, these trips offer more than an invigorating adventure; they are an opportunity for spiritual transformation.
Brian Bales speaking with his Cedarville friends over Zoom

Disciples for Life

Meet six friends who met at Cedarville 30 years ago. ether in their faith. Their decades-long commitment to the Lord and to each other has not flagged.
Student sitting on the campus grass and reading a book

Summer Reading List

During this Season for Growth, consider picking up one of these titles written or recommended by our Cedarville faculty to grow in grace, godly wisdom, your love of the Word, and your relationship with the Lord.

Spring 2021 - "Preparing Educators, Making Disciples"

The School of Education is one of the oldest and largest schools at Cedarville, with 5,303 alumni and a 100% placement rate for graduates over the last three years. Dr. Kevin Jones, recently featured on the Cedarville Stories Podcast, is serving as the school’s new dean, and Dr. Lori Ferguson, as the new assistant dean. These two Great Commission educators are leading the School of Education into the 21st century, well-poised to prepare compassionate and professional educators who will span the globe living out and sharing the Gospel.

Alumnotes, Spring 2021

Alumnotes features special information for Cedarville University alumni and their updates, including professional news, weddings, births, and obituaries. Alumnotes is included as an insert in Cedarville Magazine for alumni recipients.

Highlighted Stories from the Spring 2021 Issue

Student's hand placing pin on a map with a passport laying nearby

For the Nations

Whether working in already-existing schools, serving alongside missionary families and church plants, or establishing new schools, Cedarville is preparing teachers to plant seeds among every tribe, language, and people.
Male student teacher

Cedarville Students Are In Demand

There is a growing teacher gap in the United States. But Cedarville education majors are poised to fill that gap in a career field they see as much more than a job - it's a calling.
Female student teacher

Go-Getters With Servant's Hearts Bless Local Schools

Go-getters. Hungry. Teachable. Humble. Supportive. Servants. Cedarville education majors are making quite an impression at local schools.
Stack of schoolbooks with Bible on top

Reject, Redeem, Receive

The School of Education sends graduates into the world who have learned how to critically evaluate modern educational theories through a biblical worldview.
Education major working with three homeschool students

Helping Hand for Homeschoolers

Cedarville has a faithful and rich tradition of supporting homeschooling parents with events and classes that strengthen and reinforce their educational investment in their kids.
Dr. Kevin Jones and Dr. Lori Ferguson

Great Commission Educators

Dr. Kevin Jones and Dr. Lori Ferguson are committed to helping their faculty members to continue discipling students so graduates are prepared to go to every city and every country as Great Commission educators.
Cindy Hasselbring

From Math Teacher to the White House

Cindy Hasselbring ’95 applied five times to NASA and was turned down every time. But those failures became career lessons as she made a giant leap from high school math teacher to STEM education policy advisor to the White House.
Kylie Beste with student

What a First Year!

The first year at a new job is typically full of excitement, adjustments, and growth. But no one could have predicted the kind of first year that five recent graduates had adapting to the challenges brought on by a global health crisis.

Fall 2020 - "Caring Well. Staying Well."

This issue of the magazine highlights how God has been working in and through the Cedarville family during a global pandemic and cultural divide. From safely returning to campus for in-person classes, to stepping up to serve and care well for others, to affirming the value of every person, the Cedarville family has sought to honor God in the midst of challenges and give Him all the glory as He has led us through.

Alumnotes, Fall 2020

Alumnotes features special information for Cedarville University alumni and their updates, including professional news, weddings, births, and obituaries. Alumnotes is included as an insert in Cedarville Magazine for alumni recipients.

Highlighted Stories from the Fall 2020 Issue

Nurse taking student's temperature at UMS

Caring Well. Staying Well.

From hand sanitizing stations in every building to acrylic shields in classrooms, the University has taken extraordinary measures to provide a safe learning and living environment.
Steve Norris '01 donating coronavirus convalescent plasma

Stepping Up

This COVID-19 season has uncovered heroes from the Cedarville family in the unlikeliest places. And all it took was letting God use them right where they were for such a time as this.
Outdoor chapel

Heart of the Matter

In order to have the best opportunity to preserve the vibrant, residential, life-transforming Cedarville experience, we have taken serious precautions during this pandemic.
Sophomore class officers 1957 with James Parker Sr.

A Time to Come Together

This summer, the Cedarville community looked closely at the biblical perspective on race and ethnicity and rearticulated its historic stand against racism.
Male student in mask with Cedar Lake and Dixon Ministry Center behind him

Navigating the Pandemic

Cedarville experts weigh in on the pandemic and discuss how Christians can give hope to a fearful culture.
Rachel Hartley on Turning Points

Nurses on the Frontlines

Three nurses. Three very different stories. Three individuals, all connected to Cedarville, with a heart to follow Jesus wherever he may call. Call he did, in the middle of COVID-19, and they responded.

Spring 2020 - "Business for the Glory of God"

This issue of Cedarville Magazine spotlights the School of Business Administration (SBA). Since 1959, the SBA has taught and mentored students into a view of business that emphasizes excellence, stewardship, leadership, and Kingdom influence. That focus will continue and grow as the SBA, one of Cedarville's largest schools, looks forward to developing students who influence the 21st-century marketplace for the Gospel.

Alumnotes, Spring 2020

Alumnotes features special information for Cedarville University alumni and their updates, including professional news, weddings, births, and obituaries. Alumnotes is included as an insert in Cedarville Magazine for alumni recipients.

Highlighted Stories from the Spring 2020 Issue

New York City skyline

Business for the Glory of God

We desire to develop a generation of entrepreneurial-minded business leaders using their gifts to promote human flourishing with creativity and enthusiasm. These business leaders will influence people that may never visit a church. They have a unique opportunity to stand for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.
Lorne and Mark Scharnberg

Family Business

The Scharnbergs of Des Moines, Iowa, are the family behind the largest gift in Cedarville’s history, which will help build the School of Business Administration’s new home. Find out how the Scharnbergs built their enterprises on faith, integrity, and biblical wisdom.
Artist's rendering of Scharnberg Business Center

A New Day for Business

The Milner Business Administration Building has served Cedarville well, but a new home for the School of Business Administration is on the horizon, the Lorne C. Scharnberg Business Center. This expanded and innovative space will help Cedarville train and inspire Christian business professionals for the 21st-century marketplace.
Anne Rich, Professor of Accounting; Chuck Hartman, Associate Professor of Business Law and Accounting; and Paul Schloemer, Professor of Accounting

It All Adds Up

Cedarville’s accounting program has an outstanding record of preparing students for career success. For many years, Cedarville students have achieved a 100% pass rate on the Certified Public Accountant examination. This Q&A with Cedarville accounting professors explores how Cedarville has performed so well.
Rich Williams and SafeClip

Accelerating Cedarville

Last fall, Cedarville announced the launch of the Beyond Startup Accelerator. The accelerator will connect student and alumni entrepreneurs with expert business advice and potential investment. Deputy Director Kyle Peterson outlines the exciting vision to establish the University as the Midwest hub for faith-based business development.
Integrated Business Core

Integrated Business Core: Investing in the Community

Since 2002, the SBA has offered a practical and profitable way for students to apply their classroom learning while also giving back: the Integrated Business Core.
Bolts

Student Consultants Help Companies Save Millions

The Lean Process Management class gives students the opportunity to look at a company’s processes to evaluate waste in terms of time, material, or movement, with the goal of helping that company work more efficiently and profitably.
Zach Rubosky

Internships Build Global Network

An increasing number of Cedarville students have chosen to go the extra thousand miles to pursue internships abroad.

Fall 2019 - "Life-on-Life Discipleship"

Intentional. Transformative. Biblical. These words and more describe the 1,000 days of an undergraduate experience at Cedarville University. But at the heart of it all is the word that you’ll find at the core of the University mission statement: discipleship. From chapel to the classroom, from Callan Athletic Center to the residence halls, from Global Outreach to D-Groups, focused life-on-life investment for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ is the hallmark of a Cedarville education. The Fall 2019 issue of Cedarville Magazine offers an in-depth profile of the University’s many-faceted commitment to the Great Commission command to “Go therefore and make disciples . . .”

Alumnotes, Fall 2019

Alumnotes features special information for Cedarville University alumni and their updates, including professional news, weddings, births, and obituaries. Alumnotes is included as an insert in Cedarville Magazine for alumni recipients.

Highlighted Stories from the Fall 2019 Issue

Dr. Thomas White talking with a student at Fall Bible Conference

Life-on-Life Discipleship

At Cedarville University, obeying the Great Commission means a culture of making disciples by going, evangelizing, and teaching until the Word of Christ dwells in us richly (Col. 3:16). Intentional discipleship is embedded in every aspect of the University. From older students to younger, in the residence halls and the classroom, from student life to Global Outreach, making disciples who make disciples is Cedarville’s mission.
Aaron Cook and Discipleship Council

Catalyst for Change

Aaron Cook ’99 became the Director of Discipleship Ministries at Cedarville in the summer of 2014. Every year, Cook invests in members of the Discipleship Council, who likewise invest in Discipleship Group leaders, who then pour into D-Group members. It’s a chain reaction of discipleship, in fulfillment of 2 Timothy 2:2.
Students discussing the Bible while sitting on the grass

Discipleship on the Go

Discipleship at Cedarville clearly includes dedicated times in the Scriptures and meeting for fellowship, but much of it happens while students are having a meal, helping a neighbor, playing sports, or ministering together. Discipleship happens on the go at Cedarville University, just as all of life happens on the go.
Day of Discipleship Fall 2019 magazine story Susan Lefever and student

Day of Discipleship

Every day, Cedarville faculty and staff work tirelessly in the various roles God has granted them at the University. But they go beyond that to fulfill the Great Commission, meeting with students for intentional times of spiritual growth in their knowledge of the Word, prayer, ministry, and love for Christ.
The Gearhart Family

Seeing the Difference

A Cedarville dad relates his personal testimony of how his daughter has been transformed by the personal investment she’s received at Cedarville. From HeartSong to the classroom to her residence hall, the Gearharts have seen discipleship transform their daughter’s life.

Summer 2019 - "A Vision for Future Faithfulness"

This issue of Cedarville Magazine walks through the ways that God is blessing the University. The 10-year campus master plan is the practical outworking of a vision for future faithfulness. This plan will change Cedarville’s campus, increase the scope of programs, and enlarge the University’s capacity to transform the lives of undergraduate and graduate students. Read more in the pages of this summer’s Cedarville Magazine.

Alumnotes, Summer 2019

Alumnotes features special information for Cedarville University alumni and their updates, including professional news, weddings, births, and obituaries. Alumnotes is included as an insert in Cedarville Magazine for alumni recipients.

Spring 2019 - "Chapel: The Heartbeat of Campus"

This issue of Cedarville Magazine celebrates the impact of chapel, or more importantly, how God has used this extraordinary hour of the day to transform lives for His glory and Kingdom purposes.

Alumnotes, Spring 2019

Alumnotes features special information for Cedarville University alumni and their updates, including professional news, weddings, births, and obituaries. Alumnotes is included as an insert in Cedarville Magazine for alumni recipients.

Highlighted Stories from the Spring 2019 Issue

Chapel band during Missions Conference

Chapel: The Heartbeat of Campus

Chapel provides the central place where God works and moves in the hearts and minds of the Cedarville University family.
Students streaming out of Dixon Ministry Center

Life Together

Daily chapel is the cornerstone of Cedarville's campus community.
Chapel has a worldwide audience.

Cedarville and Beyond

Tech advancements take chapel and the Gospel worldwide.
Audience in chapel worshipping with hands raised.

Memorable Moments

Students attend hundreds of chapel services during their 1,000 days at Cedarville. Sometimes, however, God uses a particular message in a deep, meaningful way to speak to an individual student.
Dr. White speaking in chapel.

Chapel: Platform for Presidents

Cedarville University presidents have prioritized daily chapel. They have maintained its importance in campus life.
Students chaplains meeting with Jon Wood, vice president of student life & Christian ministries and Aaron Cook, director of discipleship ministries.

Training Ground

Faculty and staff intentionally invest in student chaplains to grow them as skilled communicators, but more than that, to help them have a maturing, transformative walk with Christ.
Chapel during worship

In Closing: Chapel Changed My Life

Within a couple days on campus, God used Chapel to transform this year's senior class president forever.