How to FAFSA

By Bailey Linton on January 3, 2019

It's everyone's favorite time of year again as it is time to register for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For those of you that don't know, FAFSA is the regulated federal student aid that the majority of students use to help pay for college. It can affect many aspects of funding given such as federal grants and state aid.

It's an incredibly important part of so many students'…

Choices

By Joe Stowell on January 9, 2019

January is a season for resolutions. As we survey the year we've just completed, we look ahead and dream of what the next year may hold and what value we might instill on the coming season.

A friend once told me: "Joe, I've come to realize that my life is not made by the dreams that I dream but by the choices that I make."

Count on it: You will have plenty of choices in life. And usually, they boil…

How to Avoid All-Nighters

By Bailey Linton on January 11, 2019

During my career as a student, I have been often faced with the dreaded all-nighter (not the fun, youth group kind). Spending sleepless nights pouring over books in the library, I searched for something, anything, to help support my points in the paper I was writing. I lamented over my time management skills as I sighed and grabbed another book to leaf through.

The unfortunate fact of the matter is…

Study Habits of Successful Students

By Bailey Linton on January 15, 2019

College has always been about learning.

For me, that constantly means putting my pride aside and asking myself what I can do to improve. Most of the time, that means looking to people more experienced than me for advice.

One thing that I have found myself consistently having to ask for advice on is studying. I grew up excelling at most things when I was young while putting in very little effort.…

Dr. Mike Wittmer: Who Am I?

By Bailie Rouse on January 25, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. Wittmer highlighted the questions "Who Am I, and what is my identity?" In today's culture, objectively and outwardly speaking, life could not be more easy and simple with life's comforts and access to so many resources. Yet, there is still a great wave of anxiety and questioning of who we are. Colossians 2:9-10 states, "For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily…

Why Seminary Matters: Discerning your calling and the importance of theological education.

By Ashley VanBemmelen on February 1, 2019

Editor's Note: Today's post provides a great summary on the value of pursuing seminary training for ministry. Our Admissions Director, Ashley VanBemmelen, highlights some key ways we seek to help ministry leaders prepare for or deepen their for service in the church and in other forms of ministry. For those considering seminary, this will be a helpful piece to reflect on for your own life. If you're…