NHCLC EDUCATION REFORM WHITE PAPER – By Dr. Jesse Miranda and Dr. Gus Reyes
NHCLC Senior partner is Indiana Wesleyan University. NHCLC also has strategic partnerships with Liberty University, Regent University, Denver Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university that is committed to liberal arts and professional education. U.S. News & World Report ranks Indiana Wesleyan University as “one of the best Master’s universities in the Midwest.” Over 3,200 students live and learn in state-of-the-art residence halls and academic facilities on IWU’s residential campus in Marion, Indiana. More than 80 majors are offered, covering everything from Art to Theology and Ministry. An increasing number of honors students on the residential campus has led to the formation of the John Wesley Honors College. Another 12,000 adult learners attend classes at regional IWU Education Centers in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, as well as through our Online Degree programs, including Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degree offerings such as the Master of Education, certificates, and electives. The innovative adult education program, which was established in 1985, has received national attention. IWU has been Indiana’s fastest-growing University for the past two years. The University’s total enrollment, which now exceeds 15,000 students, makes IWU the largest private university in Indiana. One result of this growth has been the establishment of the IWU School of Nursing, a premier nursing school in its own right. Indiana Wesleyan University stands ready – with the resources and the passion – to equip future generations of learners with skills they will need to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world.
Liberty University is the largest and fastest growing Christian Evangelical university in the world. Founded in 1971 by my father, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr., Liberty started with his vision to train young Champions for Christ. We’re now the largest private university in Virginia, offering more than 60 accredited programs of study. Our campus boasts top-notch facilities and state-of-the-art technology, but our original mission and purpose remains strong as we continue to grow. Liberty hosts some of the world’s best-known Christian evangelists, speakers and performers every semester, and our vibrant spiritual life based on a solid doctrinal statement truly sets us apart from other schools. While academics and faith are our top priorities, Liberty is also pleased to offer NCAA Division I athletics and many recreational opportunities. Everything we do is designed to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge and skills essential to impact tomorrow’s world.
NHCLC and Regent University
Regent University is proud to be NHCLC’s graduate programs partner. Founded in 1977, and led by the nation’s first Latino President at a Christian university, Dr. Carlos Campo, Regent is one of the country’s leading centers of Christian thought and action. Our commitment to a Biblically based curriculum empowered by the Holy Spirit, rigorous academics and an uncompromisingly Christ-first approach to higher learning has resulted in nearly 15,000 outstanding graduates. They are Christian leaders serving and impacting communities across 88 nations at every level of society.
Leadership, Character and Excellence.
More than a repository of knowledge, our primary calling is to see Jesus Christ glorified and the body of Christ prepared to serve Him. Therefore, our broad range of online and on-campus programs purposefully develop students’ character, knowledge, skill, and vision to lead and uplift societies on a global scale. U.S. News and World Report ranks Regent’s online programs in the Top 25 of all universities in the nation, with faculty credentials and student engagement as our key strengths.* With this gold standard recognition, Christian higher education through Regent University is accessible and flexible without compromise in quality.
A Diverse Global Community and Service.
Regent is especially proud that our student, faculty, and staff community reflects the range of God’s creation. Our student body is comprised of 33 percent non-Caucasian students and is expanding rapidly as we develop services to meet their needs. Additionally, we have created The Center for Latino Leadership, the Youth and Urban Renewal Center, and RUGlobal, a 10-year project to infuse a global perspective, cross-cultural understanding and practical training across our curriculum. We are also delighted to co-develop with NHCLC, Take 2 Through College—a special program offering scholarships, mentorship and other community-based support to increase student success through college graduation.
We open our hearts and hands to the NHCLC community and invite you to discover how Regent University can help you fulfill your calling or how you can participate in any of our community-based centers and programs. Visit Regent’s Center for Latino Leadership at www.regent.edu/nhclc.
Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Certificate and Continuing Education Programs. Christian Leadership to Change the World.
* Source: U.S. News & World Report Online Education: www.usnews.com/education/online-education
Denver Seminary is committed to the great truths and abiding fundamentals of the Christian faith. Each year trustees, administration and faculty are required to affirm and sign Denver Seminary’s doctrinal statement without mental reservation.
Students and Seminary staff are required to affirm and sign the National Association of Evangelicals’ Statement of Faith.
National Association of Evangelicals’ Statement of Faith
1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary combines a rich tradition with cutting-edge educational innovation. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature and ready for a broad array of ministries.
We are deeply privileged to have a history that includes people of vision in the founding and development of what is now Gordon-Conwell such as A. J. Gordon, Russell Conwell, Harold John Ockenga and Billy Graham. They provide a heritage and paradigm from which we are moving into the future. While being historically orthodox and evangelical, we seek to address the issues of our times with both relevance to the culture and faithfulness to Christ and God’s truthful Word.
Gordon-Conwell is unique with its broad array of students from 96 denominations and 38 different countries. We offer multiple sites and delivery systems to meet the varied needs you might have as a prospective student. These include a classical model of residential education at the South Hamilton, MA campus; an urban context offering classes in five languages in downtown Boston, MA (CUME); and adult educational models in both our Charlotte, NC campus and our offerings in Jacksonville, FL. Along with these campuses we have online offerings to address student needs, despite location and vocational commitments. And our Doctor of Ministry programs, delivered at various locations, are geared to provide strength and renewal for your own ministry and calling.
If you come to Gordon-Conwell, what can you expect? You can anticipate being pushed to think in ways you never imagined, for the Church needs thinking Christians who can address our contexts from a Christian worldview perspective. You will be prodded to deepen your walk with Christ, while looking outward to the needs of the world. You will meet professors and fellow-students who may think differently than you do about those parts of our faith that are secondary to the core. And, they will expand your own theological and spiritual horizons. You will find professors who are world renowned while giving themselves personally to your needs and concerns. You will be encouraged to have a passion for a world without Christ, while giving attention to the needs of the whole person and the whole of society. You will sometimes be nudged beyond your comfort zone to become prepared to serve Christ wherever he calls you.
God is doing exciting things at and through Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. We’d love to have you join this dynamic community. Whether you sense a leading to pastoral ministry, cross-cultural ministries, teaching ministries, counseling or a lay person serving Christ in the marketplace, I encourage you to consider Gordon-Conwell, a seminary helping the Church to think and live.
Dennis Hollinger, Ph.D.
President & Colman M. Mockler Professor of Christian Ethics
Cedarville University attracts 3,300 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu
William Jessup University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution founded in 1939. The main campus is located in Rocklin, California, a vibrant community in the Sacramento metropolitan area. WJU enrolls students from across the country and around the world.
In partnership with the Church, William Jessup University prepares Christians for leadership and service in church and society, through Christian higher education, spiritual formation and directed experiences.
The university offers rigorous academic programs from Business Administration to Youth Ministry and inspires its’ graduates to become learners, leaders, professionals and people who make a difference in the world. WJU is the first private Christian university in the Sacramento area accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The state-of-the art, 128 acre campus provides endless opportunities to meet the growing needs of students allowing them to experience the most of college life.
Community is built across the campus through classroom discussions, spiritual formation groups and informal gatherings. Relationships are vital for the growth of our students and university. Our students encourage one another through social interaction, ministries, intercultural celebrations and community service.
William Jessup University offers degrees in many different disciplines, including Business Administration, Family & Children’s Ministry, English, History, Intercultural Studies, Liberal Studies (Teacher Education), Math, Music, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy and Youth Ministry. Anticipated majors include fields in the humanities and science.
WJU also offers an accelerated learning program known as the School of Professional Studies (SPS) at its campuses in Rocklin and San Jose. Program concentrations include Business Administration, Christian Leadership, Counseling Psychology and a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Credential Program.
For more information, please visit www.jessup.edu or call (916) 577-2200.