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Staying Grounded in Faith (Yes, Even at a Christian School)

How to avoid putting your relationship with God on autopilot—and instead grow during your college years By Bernie Dana

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How resources like Charisma’s Best can impact the nation at a critical time

How to stay clear of the most common financial pitfalls during your college years

Why small Christian colleges offer huge value

‘Higher’ Higher Education

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By Victor Bustinza

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Top 10 Admission Mistakes

Expert advice on how to improve your chances of acceptance By Michael K. McKeon

How to Make the Most of Your College Career

Advice from a recent graduate on thriving during your time on campus By Kayla Mahnken

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The Case for Attending a Christian University

Why larger schools produce a betterprepared young believer

Higher Education at Church 5 reasons why you should attend a church-based school By Ron Phillips

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Charisma’s Best Christian Universities, Colleges and Schools Search through basic and enhanced listings of more than 260 of North America’s top Christian institutions

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Preparing the Next Generation

How resources like Charisma’s Best can impact the nation at a critical time

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With the American culture becoming increasingly godless, we need the next generation of Christian leaders now more than ever.

ur first issue of Charisma’s Best Christian Universities, Colleges and Schools was such a success it spun off a second publication focusing on seminaries and graduate schools. And now this is the second issue that highlights undergraduate programs. We’re excited that we connected so many students and colleges through this print publication as well as online. What we are doing is evolving and growing, and we have you to thank. I am concerned about the state of higher education in our country, especially at secular universities, which are anything but godly and are becoming increasingly hostile to Christianity. We need strong Christian students who are lights in such dark institutions. But I know from experience that secular universities usually savage the faith of young Christians, many of whom aren’t strong enough spiritually to withstand and, as a result, fall away from the faith. Christian colleges exist to prepare the next generation of Christian leaders. And with the American culture becoming increasingly godless, we need these leaders now more than ever. That’s why I believe it’s important that you connect college-bound students with Charisma’s Best Christian Universities, Colleges and Schools. If you know my story, you know I was raised around Christian higher education. My parents met at a Bible college, and my dad was a professor at one of the colleges in this issue when I was growing up. My son graduated from another Christian university listed here, I serve on the board of another, and years ago I met my wife when she attended one of the colleges in Charisma’s Best. So my family has been impacted! In addition, many of the staff at Charisma Media are alumni of the Christian colleges listed here. Charisma has long been connected to and

covered the Christian educational scene. We wrote about these schools as journalists, but at least one college president told me years later that our article was a marketing tool that helped put his school on the map—especially to people outside their denomination. Within their denomination, people sat up and took notice because Charisma had reported on the exciting things happening. At the same time, Christian colleges have found that advertising in Charisma helps them connect with students they might not have found any other way. So it’s important to the colleges as well as to the parents, grandparents and potential students because there are few places they can turn to help make decisions on where to continue their education. Obviously, there are secular resources that list the nation’s best universities. But these lists include only regionally accredited schools, the vast majority of which are secular. Plus, when Christian colleges are clumped in with secular institutions, the criteria (e.g., number of fraternities or average SAT scores) generally don’t reflect well on more ministry-minded schools. When we formed a “blue ribbon” committee for this project, we discovered many of these Christian colleges simply wanted a better way to get out their message, and so we asked them to help us highlight the elements they felt mattered most. Charisma’s Best not only features interesting articles to help potential students better prepare for college, but it was also designed to be a key resource for those wanting to be led by the Holy Spirit through their entire journey of finding the right school. They can also go deeper by visiting charismasbest.com, which has more information on each school—whether it’s a large university or church-based Bible school. I pray God uses this invaluable resource to help guide students on the path He has for them.

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Staying Grounded in Faith (Yes, Even at a Christian School)

Going to a Christian college doesn’t mean your faith can go on autopilot. Here’s how, with some intentionality and discipline, your relationship with God can grow more than ever during these years. By Bernie Dana

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very year I watch as young adults arrive on the university campus, thrown into a vibrant environment of learning, sharing and exploring new horizons. It’s an exciting time of building new friendships, taking in information and learning to establish one’s own worldview and personal boundaries outside the confines of life at home. While this new environment is positive and exciting, it also can be overwhelming. Students have to grapple with many questions: How do I react when I find out that not all Christians view Scripture in the same way? How do I stay motivated to be an example of Christ when it seems like everyone around me is already a Christian? How can I develop a genuine and true faith when I feel that I’m often judged by my willingness to comply with behavioral standards? I know this journey from firsthand experience. During my freshman year at college, I launched into my first semester along with the guys from my residence hall. We were excited to share life’s experiences—we studied together, prayed together, went to class together. When the weekend came, we looked for ways to have fun. However, we soon realized that our different backgrounds provided varying views of which “fun” activities were acceptable. One of the guys had been taught that it was wrong to swim in mixed company. Another of our friends cha ri s masbe st.co m

was from California, and beach parties were a part of their youth groups’ regiment of approved activities. For many, being a Christian was based on complying with a list of rules that shaped their behaviors. As the semester progressed, some of my friends began tossing aside their rules, only to realize that their “Christianity” now had nothing left—no substance, no hope. One of my colleagues in the humanities department tells a similar story. While Susan was growing up, she was not allowed to read any literature unless it was written by a Christian author. For example, she wasn’t permitted to read To Kill a Mockingbird, a piece of literature we now consider a classic and a staple of literature classes for eighth-graders everywhere. Upon arriving at a Christian university, Susan found herself encouraged to read literature of all types and to think about what was being presented. Not every piece had a happy ending. Not every person characterized in these stories exemplified Christian character. But she found truth in them, and in every subject. The life-changing paradigm shift she experienced is summed up in the phrase: “All truth is God’s truth.” She realized that her life was enriched as she sought God’s guidance to discern truth from many sources. This idea has guided her life since. Many students and professors tell similar stories. The subject matter may differ, the exact moments may vary. But we 2 01 3 | C H A RI S M A ’s b e s t c o l l e g e s

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to you seeking to know what makes you tick.” What are your top practical reasons to stay close to Christ in college? “This is a critical time in our lives. If we don’t learn to walk in our faith now, it may be hard to do it later.” “We need to practice being faithful followers now, so that it becomes a habit to trust in the Lord.” “God gives us hope and the promise of His guidance and blessing if we abide in His will. It’s really very practical. He has promised to provide for our needs—and He does!”

can all remember that at some point we had to learn to think on our own. Students often approach professors and ask, “What should I think about this?” It is not our job to tell them what to think. It is our job to teach them how to think.

Real-Life Roundtable

Recently I posed the following questions to a group of university students gathered for my upper division business classes. Most of these students are juniors or seniors who have wrestled with the issues of spiritual formation and found what works for them. Their ability to talk through these questions resulted in practical advice for college students of any age. What is your top piece of advice you would give to fellow students to help them stay grounded and grow in their faith throughout the Christian college experience? 12

“Let the Christian environment enhance, rather than replace, your pursuit of spiritual growth. I noticed that over the summer, when I was working in a non-Christian environment, I was much more focused. It’s easy to sit back when you return to school and not exercise the same self-disciplines you would in a non-Christian school or work environment.” How does learning and expanding one’s intellectual horizons help strengthen faith? “Examine why you believe what you do and learn how to articulate those beliefs.” “Increase your knowledge in many areas, and you’ll earn the right to be heard on many different topics, including your faith. Reflect Christ to others by being competent. When you demonstrate excellence in your work and relationships, others will come

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Prior to joining the Evangel University faculty in 2001, Business Department Chair Bernie Dana served as the executive vice president of Vetter Health Services, Inc. (VHS) in Omaha, Neb. He was also the corporate secretary and member of the board of directors of Vetter Holding, Inc., its 33 subsidiary corporations, and The Vetter Foundation, a charitable organization for support of Christian ministries and quality training in long-term care. (The Q&A student panel included the following: Kevin Acevedo, Kelly Goncalves, Caleb Voth, Payton Cribbs, Chelsea VanderVlucht, Caleb Merrell, Briana Barton.) c h ar ism asb est . com

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It is not a professor’s job to tell students what to think. It is our job to teach them how to think.

How can a student avoid “Christian” overload and find authenticity? “Look for the real Jesus in everything.” “We need to set aside individual time to spend with God. It can’t always be collective.” “Serve others! Get involved through a church or other venues. By serving others, you will see the needs of the world and gain perspective about what to value.” “Surround yourself with friends who will challenge you and motivate you to grow in your faith. Sometimes in a Christian college environment, students tend to cover for each other instead of challenging each other and holding each other accountable. It’s important that you choose people to have around you who are going in the right direction!” 3

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dmission representatives have seen it all, from inspiring personal essays to application-bruising errors. Those that handle student applications tend to remember these mistakes, and they certainly know how students can prevent them. As a dean of admissions, I can say that avoiding the following 10 potential pitfalls will definitely help you in the admission process, not to mention save you from dealing with the repercussions when you would rather be picking out posters for your freshman dorm than scrambling to figure out a plan B.

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Not providing your social security number on your application.

If you fail to provide your social security number, colleges won’t be able to download your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and will not be able to provide you with a need-based aid package, including any government grants or loans. It’s as simple as that!

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Not answering optional application questions.

programs for prospective students; when their representatives will visit the student’s high school; and about regional receptions or off-campus interview opportunities. Students who send test score results are also more likely to be invited for other specific opportunities, such as science, math or performing arts program scholarship competitions. Using score choice usually leads to walking away from opportunities.

Optional questions are opportunities for bolstering your application, and failing to answer them deprives the college of information that could be used to your advantage. For example, it could result in their advising you about special scholarship opportunities or services that you might be specifically qualified to receive.

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Electing to use “score choice” when taking the ACT or SAT.

When you take standardized tests, you have the option of listing a limited number of colleges to which you can have your test scores sent for free. The “score choice” option allows you to limit the results available to schools, but there are cons to doing this: If you choose to wait until after you review your test scores, you’ll need to pay and request to have those scores sent separately to colleges and universities. More importantly, most colleges consider those who have chosen to have all their scores sent to them directly among their “hottest” prospects, particularly those who send scores when taking the tests in the spring of their junior year. Those students are then informed of spring, summer and fall campus cha ri s masbe st.co m

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Failing to demonstrate interest.

Colleges increasingly take into consideration whether students have directly demonstrated interest in learning more about them. If and how you demonstrate interest can determine whether you get specific brochures, whether students or faculty call you, or whether you’re invited to participate in special opportunities. Also—and this is important for any student— many colleges check your established interest and interactions with the school when making admission and scholarship decisions. If two applicants have similar

achievements but only one has previously shown an interest in the school, that student is usually the one selected. Fortunately, demonstrating interest is easy: You can use the response methods in this magazine (or at charismasbest.com) to ask for more information about that college; visit the college’s website and fill out an online inquiry form; meet with a school representative at a college fair or high school visit; or call to request information. The best way to demonstrate interest is by visiting campus or scheduling an off-campus interview; just make sure to indicate any campus personnel with whom you have met.

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Not checking the email address you listed when you inquired or applied.

Your college application is a time to be serious, not cute. And colleges will not take you seriously if you have an email address like heartbreaker375@domain.com. If necessary, open a new email account with a more formal address, like your name or a variation of it. Maturity is something that colleges expect in the students they admit.

Nowadays, colleges send email messages to students instead of regular mail. These emails messages could begin by notifying you of campus visit or scholarship opportunities, but after you’ve applied, email becomes more important. You could receive messages updating you on the process of your application or if items are needed to make admission and financial aid decisions. Failing 2 01 3 | C H A RI S M A ’s b e s t c o l l e g es

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to check your email on a regular basis can result in missed deadlines, so if you have more than one email address, be sure to check the one you provided on your application.

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Not providing your cell phone number on your application.

Most students have cell phones, and most colleges will try to reach you on your cell phone if they want to speak with you. Usually you end up playing phone tag when they try to reach you on your home phone, or your little brother might forget to give you the message when a college calls. Again, as with email, make sure you have a cleaned-up cell phone greeting if providing your number; a college representative isn’t going to understand or appreciate a “cute” voicemail greeting.

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Failing to take the supplemental application seriously.

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Common Application), they have a serious purpose in asking certain questions. If an application asks how you became interested in the college, take the time to provide a thoughtful answer. It helps to know something about the college and its mission when responding. One-sentence answers generally don’t make good impressions. Colleges request supplemental application essays or personal statements for good reasons. If they inform you that you neglected to include one with your application, it isn’t a good idea to respond that you already wrote an essay that you included with the Common Application. Even if they admit you, that supplemental answer could have put you in the running for special programs or even scholarships.

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Goofing off during senior year.

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Waiting until the last minute.

This is never a good idea. Procrastinating with your college applications just increases the likelihood of error or missing a deadline. The college application process is a time-compressed period with lots of deadlines. Waiting until the last minute could mean your application is incomplete after the deadline or you miss the scholarship deadline. Waiting until the last minute to submit your FAFSA could mean there is no time for an appeal for additional financial aid due to new family circumstances before the deposit deadline. The best advice throughout this process is to plan ahead. 3 Michael K. McKeon is the dean of admissions at Saint Mary’s College of California.

This article originally appeared on CollegeXpress.com. Visit CollegeXpress .com to search for colleges, scholarships and more. Used with permission. c h ar ism asb est . com

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Colleges request supplemental application essays or personal statements for good reasons.

to know you are taking the most demanding courses available to you, and they factor in your senior year schedule when deciding whether to award scholarships—they don’t just use a GPA and test score formula. Although your first six semesters of high school might be the minimum to get you admitted, you could damper your educational prospects due to “senioritis.” Colleges want to see you taking English, mathematics, lab science, social studies and a foreign language in the senior year, not jewelry making and Fun With Fossils—and they expect you to continue earning high marks. Remember, most college acceptances are provisional, and the admission staff is going to re-review your application in the summer after you graduate when they receive your final transcript. Poor performance can result in their withdrawing acceptance.

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College Debt: Declined!

How to stay clear of the most common financial pitfalls during your college years By Victor Bustinza

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ow much is a college degree really worth? That’s the question countless students face after graduating with a degree while accumulating thousands of dollars of debt in the process. The college years are a critical time for making wise financial decisions, whether dealing with student loans, credit card debt or other purchases. As a potential student, it’s key for you to realize that bad choices during this period can have severe ramifications and leave you in an adverse financial situation that affects your future—including your ability to make future major purchases such as a car or a home.

According to the Institute for College Access and Success, two-thirds of four-year undergraduate students graduate with significant debt, with the average student loan totaling $26,600. A recent Fidelity survey found 2013 graduates’ total debt averages $35,200, while the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports a delinquency rate of 11 percent on student loans this year. In addition, Sallie Mae’s latest research on collegiate credit card use indicates that 30 percent of students have at least one credit card, with an average debt of $499. Clearly, with student debt on the rise, it’s crucial for you to gain good 18

financial information early in your college career and avoid the mistakes that have become all too common on campuses around the nation. To help on this front, Dr. Rinne Martin, a finance professor at Oral Roberts University (ORU) since 1977, recently shared tips on student financial planning. Martin holds a Ph.D. in Finance and is a pioneer in establishing the Personal Financial Planning course at ORU. He championed the establishment of a personal financial planning class as part of the school’s curricular offerings because he knew the dire need for students to be competent financial managers. Here are some tips from Martin

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on how students can avoid common financial pitfalls. 1) Know what the Bible has to say about money and money management. The way a person manages God’s money is a reflection of the “Owner.” The Bible has much to say about finances in the areas of giving and stewardship, as well as how to avoid making money an idol. In Mark 10:17-31, the rich young ruler’s reluctance to give his possessions to the poor is an example of missing the mark in the area of finances. The man did not understand the principle of submitting his riches to God. If you want to avoid the frequent financial c h ar ism asb est . com

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pitfalls of fellow college students, start by studying what the Bible has to say about finances. 2) Don’t blame God for lack of provision when the problem is actually poor money management. In many cases, Christians say they’ll pay their bills “when God provides.” Essentially this is blaming God rather than themselves for poor money management. The truth is, often people face financial problems not because God didn’t provide enough money, but because they didn’t know how to or did not choose to manage God’s money well. Let’s stop blaming God for our own mistakes! cha ri s masbe st.co m

3) Understand the role of faith in financial planning. Every believer should adhere to God’s direction regarding financial decisions. But as a student, it’s imperative that you seek God’s direction during your planning process, given that the “normal” route on college campuses is to become financially shackled for years to come because of unwise decisions. Godly decisions will positively impact finances long-term. 4) Know the appropriate use of credit. There are really only three reasons to use credit: 1) to purchase a home; 2) to purchase a vehicle; 3) to borrow money to be invested

(e.g., educational loans). Every college student is investing time and money into furthering an education. Given this, any additional credit—such as credit cards—while on your road to graduation should be reserved for only when absolutely necessary. 5) Know the importance of your credit score. Many students graduating from college either have bad credit or nonexistent credit, which equates to bad credit. Students with bad credit will pay higher interest rates on most loans, have higher insurance premiums and pay larger deposits for renting an apartment as well as for utilities. This can 2 01 3 | C H A RI S M A ’s b e s t c o l l e g e s

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Many people impulse purchase and marry someone who is financially incompatible. This decision can negatively impact their marriage and life. Students should also incorporate into their budget an estimate of their income and expenses upon graduation. 8) Understand the importance of healthy choices. A person can save an estimated $250,000 in a lifetime by exercising and receiving proper nutrition. On the flip side, the cost of poor lifestyle choices such as alcohol, smoking, gambling and other destructive habits can contribute to high medical bills, loss of time on the job and large amounts of financial loss. Your health directly affects your financial well-being.

be easily avoided by establishing good credit during your sophomore and junior years in college. One suggestion is to take out a small secured loan at a local lending institution. Timely repayment will assist in establishing good credit. 6) Know the difference between debt and credit. It isn’t wrong for a person to use credit; in fact, it can be great tool. However, credit is what also gives you access to debt. When borrowing money, you should have the intent and ability to repay. School loans can be “good debt” if used as a tool to get a better education and corresponding financial benefits. Education can position you to earn more money and improve your her standard of living. 20

However, using school loans to take a vacation during spring break, for example, is an abuse of borrowed money. Don’t use any form of highinterest credit if you’re unable to pay it in full each month. The bottom line is this: If you plan to use credit for anything, make sure it’s only after much thought and prayer. 7) Set financial goals. Financial planning without financial goals is like taking a vacation with no road map and no destination in mind. It’s important to have a plan that includes everything from what kind of career you plan to embark on to whom you’d like to marry. Though it’s often taken for granted, marriage is the biggest financial decision you will make in your lifetime.

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10) Understand that good money management can be a good witness. As Christians, we should excel in the area of money management. The Bible has so much to say regarding this subject—more than 2,300 verses. One good way of witnessing to people is by demonstrating that you are a good money manager. And whenever possible, pass whatever sound financial principles you’ve learned on to others. 3 Victor Bustinza is an admissions counselor at Oral Roberts University. c h ar ism asb est . com

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Financial planning without financial goals is like taking a vacation with no road map and no destination in mind.

9) Be familiar with tax implications. You don’t have to be a tax expert or personal accountant to know that Uncle Sam is a major factor in financial planning. Our country’s tax structure is set up to tax multiple times on the same dollar. When people make money, they are taxed on the federal level, state level and for social security. When people spend money, they are taxed again for sales tax and corporate tax. Corporations pass tax expenditures along to the consumer in the form of higher product cost. You have the opportunity to reduce your taxes by utilizing savings or retirement plans such as a 401k/403b and/or an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

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How to Make the Most of Your College Career Advice from a recent graduate on thriving during your time on campus

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o you’re getting ready to go to college. High school is behind you and now you’re moving on to bigger and better things. Are you excited? Good—you should be! College is full of new and exciting experiences. It’s also full of challenges and a lot of work. And though work is a good thing, it’s not always pleasant. In today’s culture it’s normal for people to expect college students to spend these four years (sometimes more) of their life partying, getting drunk and giving a lot more time to social adventures and a lot less time to their studies. The world tells us this is the time we should be busy “finding ourselves” and “making our own way.” Apparently, the college years are more about flirting with—or reveling in—debauchery than an actual education. And the cultural message is crystal-clear: If you mess up, it’s OK; that’s co n t inu ed » what you’re supposed to do in college anyway.

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Christian college doesn’t make this counter-cultural journey any easier. Though they may not be as overt on some campuses, the same temptations exist at Christian schools as they do at secular schools. For some, the temptations are extreme and include those previously mentioned. For others, there’s a more subtle temptation to simply skate by in college. And truthfully, this one often holds more power over those who consider themselves “good Christians” than we would like to admit. Either way, we can rejoice and have hope, for the Lord Jesus Christ has not abandoned us to the temptations of the world: “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (1 Cor. 10:13). Christ has won the victory over sin and you are no longer a slave to it. Claim the power you have in Christ to

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stand up under the temptations of this world. Remember: The Lord is your warrior and He is fighting for you! Make a decision today to work hard, no matter how little you may want to or how much you would like to be out doing something else. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and make memories during this time. But keep in mind that it’s of even greater importance to glorify God in the work He has given you to do in this season. If you put your best foot forward now, you’ll be able to look back at your college years without regret, satisfied that you used them as God intended rather than wasting them away on frivolity.

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God’s Word, however, paints an entirely different picture. Thankfully, the Bible declares that we don’t have to choose this self-destructive path that the world is desperately attempting to lead us down. The Lord, in His goodness and mercy, has called us to Himself to surrender our lives to Him and to live for His glory—during any season of life. First Corinthians 10:31 says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God” (NIV). And Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” God has created you for one purpose: to glorify and enjoy Him forever. In this stage of your life, He has called you to be a student. So study hard and work to accomplish your absolute best. But let me add this: Just because you may have decided to attend a

one whenever you experience any life changes. For others, you thrive on spontaneity and have a harder time getting into a routine. Either way, developing some structure—via routine—while you’re away at school will be a big help as you adjust to college life. Don’t forget to include a daily devotion to keep you spiritually minded and remind you of your worth and purpose in Christ. 2) Join a church. Again, just because you’re headed to a Christian college doesn’t mean you’ll get your fill of Christian community on campus. If you’re going away from home and no longer have a local church to worship in, find one. You need to be worshipping with the saints on a weekly basis. It will also be a great way to get involved in ministry outreach and service programs. You’ll make new friends and maybe even a few professional connections. In addition, get involved with a Bible study on campus to go deeper in the Word and develop stronger relationships. 

3) Eliminate distractions. You’re a college student. You’re here to study hard and earn not just a degree but an actual education. Don’t toss aside that boring textbook that you think is a waste of time just because your friends are going to see a movie. Take advantage of this time that you have now to specifically devote to learning. You won’t get this opportunity again! If you struggle with distractions like Facebook, Pinterest and other time-suckers, consider downloading the SelfControl app or a similar application to force you to spend your time being productive. 4) Commit your plans to the Lord. Psalm 127:1 says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain” (ESV). It is good to make plans (see Prov. 16:3), but if you don’t acknowledge the Lord in them and His control over them, your work is in vain. Make your plans and speak with the Lord about them. Listen to His guiding voice through the Scriptures and allow

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Him to direct you into the right path. It may not be the one you had planned for yourself, and that’s OK. If it’s from God, it’s far better! 5) Make memories. Though it’s important to put your studies first, make sure you give yourself time to have fun too. College is a unique time in your life when you have relatively little responsibility. Take this time to do things you enjoy, learn more about who you are and make memories with the people you’re with. Join an intramural sports team, go on retreats, learn how to swing dance. Maybe you’ll even have the opportunity to travel abroad. Whatever the opportunity, take advantage of it and have fun as you keep in mind your bigger goal of making the most out of your college career in every way. 3 Kayla Mahnken graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in English. A writer, editor and harpist, she is also a monthly contributor to letterstomysisters.org.

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Larger schools combine learning about the message and the audience like no other type, ultimately producing a better-prepared young believer by Paul Conn

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ever bring a knife to a gunfight.”

That’s a bit of common-sense advice that I never expect to use in a literal sense. I hope never to be in a gunfight, with a knife or otherwise. But I get the message: Make sure your weapons match up to the situation, or more particularly to your opponent’s artillery. The cultural wars of the 21st century are a gunfight, for sure. Not that we should be surprised, as Christian believers. The relationship between the people of God and the forces of secularism has always been more a battle than a waltz. Scripture warns us: “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities” (Eph. 6:12, KJV). For a young follower of Christ— whether called to full-time vocational ministry or not—life in 2013 is a constant challenge to maintain and advance the claims of a Christ-centered life. The question is: What kind of intellectual and personal training will best equip the believer for the fight? What kind of schooling? What kind of campus and classroom? In my opinion, the best place to train for Christian living in a dark world is the Christ-centered liberal arts college or university. Some of the other types of preparation—the traditional Bible college, the parachurch “boot camp” or many others—have lots of positive qualities but ultimately send young people into the gunfight with a knife—underequipped. When I was a college student pondering how best to prepare for ministry, an older Christian once told me: “Know 26

the message; know the audience; know why it matters.” As I think back on that good advice, it strikes me that “knowing the message” means knowing the Bible; “knowing the audience” means knowing the culture; “knowing why it matters” means knowing God for oneself in a deeply authentic way. I was the product of a good Bible college. My undergraduate transcript is filled with biblical studies, theology and Greek. It was a traditional training for ministry, and it taught me “the message” quite well. But when I graduated and began to preach and serve as a local youth pastor, I realized that I knew a lot more about what I was trying to communicate than I did about the people to whom I was speaking and the culture in which the dialogue was occurring. As I considered what kind of education I needed next, I automatically applied to seminary, but without much enthusiasm. Eventually, I enrolled instead in a graduate program in psychology and earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in that area. That program taught me nothing about God—not intentionally, at least— but it taught me a lot about people and indirectly about ministry. So after eight years of full-time study, I felt better equipped for my calling. But I always regretted the fact that my intellectual training had come in two separate silos, and I missed the integration and crosspollination that I knew was an indispensable part of a complete education.

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Later, I went to Lee University to teach psychology, and there I saw that integrated, real-life combination of biblical truth with the arts and sciences, which I now believe necessary to provide the optimal training for a life of Christian discipleship. I saw this model not just at Lee, but also at many other wonderful Christcentered institutions around the country that offer accredited degrees. I have now been president of Lee University for 27 years, and I have handed thousands of diplomas in commencement ceremonies to students graduating in dozens of fields from history to premed to French. For all of them, regardless of their academic major, I know that they have also taken courses in Bible, in Christian ethics and worldview, and have learned the demands of Christian service and global servanthood. Now they are ready to go out there into the battle—not with a knife, but with a gun. They have explored the message of the Bible alongside fellow believers, and at the same time have learned the culture of which they are a part—all in an environment that affirms faith rather than destroying it. I believe it is the best possible preparation for the life to which God has called them. 3 Paul Conn served on the psychology faculty at Lee University (then Lee College) for 15 years before being named president in 1986. He received a master’s and Ph.D. from Emory University. Paul and his wife, Darlia, have three married children and eight grandchildren. c h ar ism asb est . com

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I should do. Then a special mentor offered me this single statement that changed my life: “The time you take to sharpen your tools is never wasted.” My pastor encouraged me to go to a Christian college. There my entire life was transformed. The leadership tools I acquired, the relationships I formed and the social skills I developed are with me to this day. For more than 35 years I have observed countless young people go through that same kind of transformation.

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Naomi Schaefer Riley coined the term “higher higher education” regarding Christian colleges in an article she wrote by that title in USA Today (June 21, 2005). “For most high school seniors,” she wrote, “going to a college that bans alcohol and premarital sex, and requires chapel once a week, seems like a raw deal. But the skills students absorb at religious colleges might be giving them an edge in the job market.” I attended a small denominational undergraduate college, an c h ar ism asb est . com

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interdenominational religious graduate school and a large secular university. The differences between the religious institutions and the secular institution were incalculable. I found myself in two very different worlds. But looking back, I can also see the specific benefit to attending a smaller, regional Christian college. Having that kind of environment as a college freshman was instrumental in shaping my own life, and I’ve seen the same ring true for thousands of students cha ri s masbe st.co m

»»An integrated learning environment. Someone said, “Christ died to take away our sins, not our minds.” Christian colleges emphasize the importance of the integration of our Christian faith and the academic subject being studied. Focus is clearly placed on developing a Christian worldview by thinking “Christianly” about all academic subjects. At a Christian college you’ll find caring, godly professors who are highly competent in their fields shepherding students through their scholarly pursuits. And in the tight-knit community of a regional college, the smaller class sizes highlight one of the unique advantages of attending this type of school: the personal attention instructors can give each student. »»An integrated spiritual environment. At a Christian college the student’s spiritual life will also be nurtured. The entire academic community is drawn by what Morton Kelsey calls “the questing spirit” as everyone reaches toward God. Here at Valley Forge Christian College we want our students to experience the presence of God as one of the core components of their college life. How sad it would be if a student were to become an academic giant but spiritually remain as small as a bonsai plant, a mere image of what might have been. In the smaller environment of a Christian college, there is an

ongoing quest to become men and women of God. That is why the entire environment—from the residence hall to the classroom to the athletic field and beyond—is designed to cultivate spiritual growth. »»An integrated relational environment. Yes, there is a distinct family atmosphere at a Christian college. Yes, the faculty-to-student ratio is low. Yes, we learn each other’s names. Yes, we rejoice in each other’s victories and we empathize with each other’s sorrows. That is part of the charm. But it is more than that. Someone said, “Very few people are sanctified in isolation.” Where can one better learn about biblical forgiveness and conflict resolution and Christian tolerance than in a place where Christians live and learn and practice the art of giving those around them a little “grace space”? A.W. Tozer said, “Truth is like a bird; it cannot fly on one wing. Yet, we are forever trying to take off with one wing flapping furiously while the other is tucked neatly out of sight.” A Christian college provides students with the atmosphere to learn how to fly with both wings spread in biblical truth— through an integrated learning, spiritual and relational environment. In a Christian college you will find a “higher” higher education that will change your entire life. It certainly changed mine. 3 Don Meyer, Ph.D., has been the president of Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, Pa., since 1997 and has presided over the most rapid growth in the history of the institution.

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Higher Education at Church 5 reasons why you should attend a church-based school By Ron Phillips

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out of our church, Abba’s House. Today we are equipping people for ministry and life who cannot take the normal route of four years at a district college and/or three or more years at a traditional seminary. Our specific purpose is to educate and train those who will serve the Lord and His church. Christian universities and colleges have distinct benefits in educating believers, but I believe when it comes to “equipping the saints” (Eph. 4:12), church-based schools provide unparalleled, practical opportunities for a wide range of Christians: those seeking biblical training for the first time, those returning to college and finishing their degree or even those seeking an advanced degree. And in each situation, these Bible schools often make room for an alternative track in which students can continue their education without

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costing them a job, family or mountains of debt. If you’re considering what type of Christian school fits you best, here are five reasons a church-based school may be your best choice.

1) It offers hands-on training.

Church-based schools can offer a high-quality educational experience supplemented with hands-on practical ministry. In what other environment can you work alongside the staff of a local church to see how classroom theories are actually applied in real life? Such mentoring fits the New Testament model of discipleship.

2) It offers more flexibility.

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wish I could be educated and trained like other ministers, but I just don’t have the time or money.” How many times have pastors heard this from church volunteers or even from fellow ministers? From recent high school graduates to retirees, from bi-vocational ministers to full-time pastors, when it comes to being equipped for the task of everyday ministry, we can all improve through training. We desire to be solidly grounded in Scripture, theology and practice in order to walk out our faith on an everyday basis. But too often we let budget, time and life circumstances dictate whether we actually pursue biblical training. Because of this dilemma in our own church family and community, Dr. Alan Johnston and I launched Berea Bible Institute and Seminary a decade ago

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students can take additional classes online and put in the necessary hours for work-related credits. This approach not only offers flexibility, it also means students can still work an outside job while attending school and/or fulfilling their internship. For distance students, many Bible schools will host special weekly and weekend classes, conferences or services to allow them to join the onsite students for learning and practical ministry experiences, as well as earning credit toward graduation.

“real-world” ministry scenarios at a church, while the church is supplied with a wealth of new, enthusiastic volunteers to assist their staff and regular volunteers. The church may be able to hire future staff from students that already have the ministry DNA imprinted on their lives. At Abba’s House and Berea, for example, most of our members have graduated, kept their secular employment, and are serving our church and mission work around the world.

3) It costs less.

Church-based schools help many of us older pastors mentor young, emerging leaders in a structured and measurable way. Naturally, this is best done face-toface, yet today’s technology allows young pastors to be mentored and guided through distance learning that’s equally as effective. Any student with a laptop, tablet or smartphone today has access to libraries and research that the older generation only dreamed of. Because of this, today Abba’s House and Berea have branches in Virginia, India and the Dominican Republic and are able to equip, train and mentor a new generation of church leaders.

Although many Christian universities and colleges have cut tuition costs in recent years to attract new students (and in some cases, stay afloat), the overall cost at these schools can be tens of thousands of dollars. At church-based schools, a college degree can be earned for between $10,000 to $12,000 total, plus living expenses. Staff and retired teaching professionals require little if any remuneration at these schools, meaning students don’t have to absorb the costs.

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5) It facilitates true mentoring.

When I consider the unique value of church-based schooling, all I have to do is think of the amazing testimonies of

those around me. Dawn Coulter is a Berea graduate who, while maintaining her successful career, has launched and facilitates a church staff in a poor inner-city area of Chattanooga, Tenn. Her husband serves as a deacon at Abba’s House, while Dawn spends her Sundays teaching and loving those less fortunate in the inner city. Our student pastor, Chris Brooks, finished his Bachelor of Science with us, and I taught him New Testament Greek. A gifted young man, Chris was saved after a successful military career and business career, and he only needed a few hours to complete his degree. Berea got him over the finish line. Church-based schools are dream nurturers. They are places that give people that little nudge that launches them into God’s purpose for their lives. And though church-based education can’t be everything to everybody, these institutions provide a unique focus that is both narrow yet sharp. They serve a clear purpose in God’s kingdom and may be exactly what you need as you consider the type of school to attend. 3 Ron Phillips, D.Min., is the pastor of Abba’s House in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the co-founder and chancellor of Berea Bible Institute and Seminary.

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We started with a list of 311 Christian schools and narrowed it down to the 268 currently included. Though the listings are free, many colleges paid for an enhanced listing or bought display advertising so they could tell their story in their own way. To help you focus on which schools are either Pentecostal/charismatic or are open to Pentecostal/charismatic theology,

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we added an icon that is a Holy Spirit dove next to these schools. These are the ones we call “Charisma’s Best.” We also eliminated any colleges we knew were anti-Pentecostal. In fact, a couple of schools we contacted even asked us to take them off our lists, which we did. However, many Protestant and evangelical colleges with solid reputations are open to Pentecostal/ charismatic students. Though we’ve done due diligence, we can’t vouch for every school. We believe our information is correct and that the schools we’re endorsing merit this; however, we want this to be interactive, so if we’ve made a mistake, please contact us so that we can make changes in the future. Likewise, if we haven’t included a university, college or Bible school that should be listed, send us contact information for that school so that we can research it more and make a qualified decision. More than anything, we hope this listing serves as an invaluable guide during the key process of selecting a school. —Steve Strang, Publisher c h ar ism asb est . com

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or many years, Charisma has served not only the Pentecostal/charismatic community, but also the wider evangelical community. We know the two communities overlap, yet when we created Charisma’s Best Christian Universities, Colleges and Schools, we were primarily aiming to serve the Pentecostal/ charismatic institutions of higher learning because they have few other avenues to reach potential students. We believe sending young people to a Christian institution of higher learning is vital today, partly because as the American culture becomes more and more ungodly, we need strong Christian leaders—which is what these institutions produce. We also know that secular schools can often challenge a student’s faith to the extent that students fall away from their Christian faith. This motivates parents and grandparents to get their college-bound students in Christian schools, where their faith is developed rather than destroyed. Because of this, Charisma’s Best Christian Universities, Colleges and Schools is

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Alabama Amridge University Montgomery, AL Phone: (334) 387-7000 Website: amridgeuniversity.edu Email: admissions @amridgeuniversity.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Bethany Bible College Dothan, AL Phone: (334) 793-3189 Website: bethanybc.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Concordia College Selma, AL Phone: (334) 874-5700 Website: ccal.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Lutheran Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Heritage Christian University Florence, AL Phone: (800) 367-3565 Website: hcu.edu Email: jcollins@hcu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Huntsville Bible College Huntsville, AL Phone: (256) 539-0834 Website: hbc1.edu Email: registrar@hbc1.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s In Character School of Ministry Mobile, AL Phone: (251) 661-1951 Website: getincharacter.org Email: info@getincharacter.org Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate Judson College Marion, AL Phone: (800) 447-9472 Website: judson.edu Email: admissions@judson.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s

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New Life Bible College Montgomery, AL Phone: (334) 558-0258 Website: nlbcollege.org Email: nlbc@nlcogic.org Affiliation: Church of God in Christ Degrees: Bachelor’s Samford University Birmingham, AL Phone: (800) 888-7218 Website: samford.edu Email: admission@samford.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Selma University Selma, AL Phone: (334) 872-2533 Website: selmauniversity.org Email: selmau.admissions @bellsouth.net  Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Southeastern Bible College Birmingham, AL Phone: (205) 970-9200 Website: sebc.edu Email: info@sebc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

A l as k a Alaska Bible College Glenallen, AK Phone: (800) 478-7884 Website: akbible.edu Email: info@akbible.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Alaska Christian College Soldotna, AK Phone: (877) 222-7211 Website: alaskacc.edu Email: mail@alaskacc.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Certificate Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, AK Phone: (800) 252-7528 Website: alaskapacific.edu Email: admissions @alaskapacific.edu Affiliation: Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

A r i zo na American Indian College of the Assemblies of God Phoenix, AZ Phone: (800) 933-3828 Website: aicag.edu Email: aicadm@aicag.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

Freedom Bible College and Seminary Rogers, AR Phone: (800) 494-7497 Website: freedom biblecollege.org Email: admissions @freedombiblecollege.org Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Arizona Christian University Phoenix, AZ Phone: (800) 247-2697 Website: arizonachristian.edu Email: admissions @arizonachristian.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Bachelor’s

Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, AR Phone: (870) 245-5110 Website: obu.edu Email: admissions@obu.edu Affiliation: Arkansas Baptist State Convention Degrees: Bachelor’s

Gateway International Bible Institute Phoenix, AZ Phone: (602) 993-5353 Website: gibionline.org Email: contact@gibionline.org Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ Phone: (800) 800-9776 Website: gcu.edu Email: golopes@gcu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

A r k ansas Central Baptist College Conway, AR Phone: (800) 205-6872 Website: cbc.edu Email: info@cbc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Missionary Association of America Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Ecclesia College Springdale, AR Phone: (479) 248-7236 Website: ecollege.edu Email: info@ecollege.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

C a l if o r nia Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA Phone: (800) 825-5278 Website: apu.edu Email: admissions@apu.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Bethesda Christian University Anaheim, CA Phone: (714) 517-1945 Website: buc.edu Email: admission@buc.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Biola University La Mirada, CA Phone: (562) 903-6000 Website: biola.edu Email: admissions@biola.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s California Baptist University Riverside, CA Phone: (877) 228-8866 Website: calbaptist.edu Email: admissions @calbaptist.edu Affiliation: California Southern Baptist Convention Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

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charisma’s best christian colleges California Christian College Fresno, CA Phone: (559) 251-4215 Website: calchristiancollege.edu Email: admissions @calchristiancollege.edu Affiliation: Christian Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

Pacific Baptist College Pamona, CA Phone: (877) 622-2921 Website: pacificbaptist.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA Phone: (877) 258-3678 Website: clunet.edu Email: cluadm@clunet.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Patten University Oakland, CA Phone: (877) 427-8836 Website: patten.edu Email: admissions@patten.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Canyon Hills Bible College Bakersfield, CA Phone: (204) 325-8648 Website: canyonhillsbible college.org Email: N/A Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Certificate, Associate Concordia University Irvine, CA Phone: (949) 214-3010 Website: cui.edu Email: admission@cui.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Cottonwood Leadership College Los Alamitos, CA Phone: (562) 308-2460 Website: cottonwoodcollege.org Email: clcinfo@cotton woodcollege.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate Harvest Bible University Los Angeles, CA Phone: (213) 384-8747 Website: harvest.edu Email: info@harvest.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Life Pacific University San Dimas, CA Phone: (909) 599-5433 Website: lifepacific.edu Email: admissions @lifepacific.edu Affiliation: International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s 34

Providence Christian College Pasadena, CA Phone: (866) 323-0233 Website: providencecc.edu Email: admissions @providencecc.net Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s San Diego Christian College El Cajon, CA Phone: (619) 588-7747 Website: sdcc.edu Email: admissions@sdcc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s School of Bible Theology Seminary and University San Jacinto, CA Phone: (951) 927-3410 Website: sbtsu.org Email: office@sbtsu.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Simpson University Redding, CA Phone: (530) 226-4606 Website: simpsonu.edu Email: admissions @simpsonu.edu Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA Phone: (619) 421-6700 Website: swccd.edu Email: admissions@swccd.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s

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The King’s University Van Nuys, CA Phone: (818) 779-8040 Website: kingsuniversity.edu Email: admissions @kingsuniversity.edu Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Vanguard University Costa Mesa, CA Phone: (800) 722-6279 Website: vanguard.edu Email: admissions @vanguard.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Vision International University Ramona, CA Phone: (760) 789-4700 Website: vision.edu Email: rwolfe@vision.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Vision University Pasadena, CA Phone: (626) 791-1200 Website: visionu.net Email: VisonUniversityUSA @gmail.com Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate William Jessup University Rocklin, CA Phone: (916) 577-2200 Website: jessup.edu Email: admissions@jessup.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s World Mission University Los Angeles, CA Phone: (213) 388-1000 Website: wmu.edu Email: admissions@wmu.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

C a n a da ACFM International Training Center Calgary, AL, Canada Phone: (918) 392-0511 Website: afcmitc.com

Email: office@afcmitc.com Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate Briercrest Bible College Caron, SK, Canada Phone: (306) 756-3200 Website: briercrest.ca Email: admissions@briercrest.ca Affiliation: Briercrest Gospel Assembly Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Canadian Baptist Bible College Winkler, MB, Canada Phone: (204) 325-8648 Website: canadianbaptist biblecollege.com Email: cbbc@pvbc.ca Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s Canada Christian College Toronto, ON, Canada Phone: (416) 391-5000 Website: canadachristian college.com Email: jennifer @canadachristiancollege.com Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Crandall University Moncton, NB, Canada Phone: (506) 858-8970 Website: crandallu.ca Email: admissions@crandallu.ca Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s Eston College Eston, SK, Canada Phone: (888) 440-3224 Website: estoncollege.ca Email: admissions @estoncollege.ca Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Horizon College and Seminary Saskatoon, SK, Canada Phone: (877) 374-6655 Website: horizon.edu Email: admissions@horizon.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Bachelor’s Redeemer University Ancaster, ON, Canada Phone: (905) 648-2131 Website: redeemer.ca Email: aschuster@redeemer.ca Affiliation: Reformed Christian Degrees: Bachelor’s c h ar ism asb est . com

charisma’s best christian colleges Steinbach Bible College Steinbach, MB, Canada Phone: (204) 326-6451 Website: slcconline.edu Email: hwomble@slcconline.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Summit Pacific College Abbottsford, BC, Canada Phone: (604) 853-7491 Website: summitpacific.ca Email: admissions @summitpacific.ca Affiliation: Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Degrees: Biblical Theology, Church Ministries Trinity Western University Langley, BC, Canada Phone: (604) 888-7511 Website: twu.ca Email: admissions@twu.ca Affiliation: Protestant Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Tyndale University College and Seminary Toronto, ON, Canada Phone: (416) 226-6380 Website: tyndale.ca Email: admissions@tyndale.ca Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor’s

Co lo r a d o Colorado Christian University Longwood, CO Phone: (303) 963-3200 Website: ccu.edu Email: admission@ccu.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

SoutheaStern univerSity

1000 Longfellow Boulevard Lakeland, FL 33801 (800) 500-8760 SEU.edu

Southeastern University offers more than 50 undergraduate and 14 graduate degree programs, including our new Doctor of Education. With over 3,400 students, SEU prepares its graduates for a lifetime of service in career fields such as nursing, communication, teaching, performing arts, business and ministry. Our beautiful, modern campus is situated in Lakeland, Fla., within 30 minutes of Tampa and the Disney area of Orlando.

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D i st r i ct o f Co lu m b i a American University Washington, D.C. Phone: (202) 885-6000 Website: american.edu Email: admissions @american.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Apostolic Christian College Washington, D.C. Phone: (202) 544-6940 Website: apostolicchristian college.com Email: registrar@apostolic christiancollege.com Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Founded: 1935 affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees offered: Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Freshmen admissions: Either SAT or ACT required application deadline (fall): Rolling admissions process; apply today undergraduate student body: 3,083; 44% male, 56% female; 1% Asian, 13% black, 15% Hispanic, 62% white, 9% other descent; 3% international, 69% from in-state Students who live on campus: 42% online enrollment: 288 Freshmen retention: 69% Graduation rate: 38% academic staff (Ft): 101

F lo r i da Baptist College of Florida Graceville, FL Phone: (800) 328-2660 Website: baptistcollege.edu Email: admissions @baptistcollege.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach, FL Phone: (800) 448-0228 Website: bethune.cookman.edu Email: admissions @cookman.edu Affiliation: Methodist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Clearwater Christian College Clearwater, FL Phone: (800) 348-4463 Website: clearwater.edu Email: admissions @clearwater.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational

Student/teacher ratio: 19:1 average class size: 19 no. campus ministries: 24 expenses: Tuition/Fees: $19,986; Books/Supplies: $1,200; Room/Board: $8,647 notable alumni: Caleb Kinchlow (Emmy Award winner); Kristen Ledlow (ESPN co-host for NBA Inside Stuff); Manwell Reyes (Group1Crew lead singer); Dee Gordon (MLB shortstop); Chester Spellman (appointed by Governor Rick Scott as Chief Executive Officer of Volunteer Florida) admissions email: admission@seu.edu

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charisma’s best christian colleges Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Evangelical Bible College and Seminary Greenacres, FL Phone: (561) 965-0363  Website: ebcministries.org Email: dpdonnally@cs.com Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Email: administration@lcus.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Logos Christian University Jacksonville, FL Phone: (904) 398-3700 Website: logos.edu Email: lcc.registrar@logos.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College Tampa, FL Phone: (813) 886-8492   Website: ftscc.org Email: foct@tampabay.rr.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach, FL Phone: (888) 468-6722 Website: pba.edu Email: admit@pba.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Florida Christian College Kissimmee, FL Phone: (407) 847-8966 Website: fcc.edu Email: admissions@fcc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

River Bible Institute Tampa, FL Phone: (813) 899-0085 Website: revival.com/rbi Email: rbi@revival.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s

Global Impact Bible College and Seminary Bradenton, FL Phone: (941) 792-2080 Website: gibcs.com Email: pastorjoanna@gibcs.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Grace and Truth Christian University Tampa, FL Phone: (813) 903-8822 Website: graceandtruth empowered.org Email: ctahaynes@aol.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate Heritage University and Seminary Kissimmee, FL Phone: (407) 348-6200 Website: heritageseminary.com Email: admissions @heritageseminary.com Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Life Christian University Lutz, FL Phone: (813) 909-9720 Website: lcus.edu 36

Southeastern University Lakeland, FL Phone: (800) 500-8760 Website: seu.edu Email: admission@seu.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Trinity College of Florida Trinity, FL Phone: (727) 376-6911 Website: trinitycollege.edu Email: admissions @trinitycollege.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate University of the Supernatural Ministry Miami, FL Phone: (305) 398-7969 Website: university. kingjesusministry.org Email: university @kingjesusministry.org Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s University Ministries International Tallahassee, FL Phone: (850) 383-0494 Website: uminternational.com

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Email: dresbrown @uminternational.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Vision Christian Bible College Groveland, FL Phone: (352) 557-4814 Website: visionchristian biblecollege.com Email: drjangarber@yahoo.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Warner University Lake Wales, FL Phone: (800) 309-9563 Website: warner.edu Email: admissions@warner.edu Affiliation: Church of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Zion Christian University Clearwater, FL Phone: (727) 791-4846 Website: zion.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Bible training program Zoe University Jacksonville, FL Phone: (904) 743-6166 Website: zoeuniversity.org Email: zoe@zoeuniversity.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

G e o rgia Beulah Heights University Atlanta, GA Phone: (404) 627-2681 Website: beulah.org Email: admissionsinfo @beulah.org Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Brewton-Parker College Mount Vernon, GA Phone: (912) 583-3265 Website: bpc.edu Email: admissions@bpc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

Covenant College Lookout Mountain, GA Phone: (706) 820-2398 Website: covenant.edu Email: admissions @covenant.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in America Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Emmanuel College Franklin Springs, GA Phone: (800) 860-8800 Website: ec.edu Email: admissions@ec.edu Affiliation: International Pentecostal Holiness Church Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Free Chapel School of Discipleship Gainesville, GA Phone: (678) 677-8300 Website: freechapel .org/discipleship /school-of-discipleship Email: N/A Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate New Hope Bible Institute Warner Robins, GA Phone: (478) 953-7898 Website: nhbi.org Email: jalday@newhope-intl.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Toccoa Falls College Stephens, GA Phone: (706) 886-7299 Website: tfc.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Bachelor’s Truett McConnell College Cleveland, GA Phone: (800) 226-8621 Website: truett.edu Email: admissions@truett.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

H awaii YWAM Kona University of the Nations Kailua-Kona, HI Phone: (808) 326-7228 Website: uofnkona.edu Email: advisor@uofnkona.edu c h ar ism asb est . com

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Email: admissions @greenville.edu Affiliation: Free Methodist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

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Jerusalem University College Rockford, IL Phone: (800) 891-9408 Website: juc.edu Email: admissions@juc.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Christian Life College Mount Prospect, IL Phone: (847) 259-1840 Website: christianlifecollege.edu Email: info@christianlife college.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s Dayspring Bible College Mundelein, IL Phone: (224) 677-7800 Website: dbc.edu Email: mlaskus@dbc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Greenville College Greenville, IL Phone: (618) 664-7100 Website: greenville.edu

Judson University Elgin, IL Phone: (800) 879-5376 Website: judsonu.edu Email: admissions@judsonu.edu Affiliation: American Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s North Park University Chicago, IL Phone: (800) 888-6728 Website: northpark.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Evangelical Covenant Church Degrees: Bachelor’s

EvangEl UnivErsity

1111 N. Glenstone Ave. Springfield, MO 65802 (800) 382-6435 evangel.edu

Boldly Christian. Unquestionably academic. These four words tell the story of Evangel. As the national university of arts, sciences and professions of the Assemblies of God, Evangel’s focus is to train young people for leadership positions in business, government, church and home. Evangel is a residential university, drawing more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and many foreign countries. The university recently completed

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Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL Phone: (815) 939-5011 Website: olivet.edu Email: admissions@olivet.edu Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, IL Phone: (800) 748-0085 Website: trnty.edu Email: admissions@trnty.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Bachelor’s Wheaton College Wheaton, IL Phone: (630) 752-5005 Website: wheaton.edu Email: admissions @wheaton.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Founded: 1955 affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's accreditation: CSWE, NASM, NCATE, HLC of NCA Freshmen admissions: Either SAT or ACT required acceptance rate: 64% application deadline (spring): 12/15/13 Undergraduate student body: 44% male, 56% female student/teacher ratio: 16:1 Expenses: Tuition: $18,920;

I n di a n a Anderson University Anderson, IN Phone: (765) 641-4080 Website: anderson.edu Email: info@anderson.edu Affiliation: Church of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Huntington University Huntington, IN Phone: (800) 642-6493 Website: huntington.edu Email: admissions @huntington.edu Affiliation: United Brethren in Christ Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Trinity College of the Bible Theological Seminary Newburgh, IN Phone: (800) 457-5510 Website: trinitysem.edu

Room/Board: $6,910 Financial aid: (417) 8652811; 90% undergrads with financial need notable alumni: Bob Ferguson (Senior Vice President, Global Cadillac); Sara Groves (award-winning singer/songwriter); Dr. Fred Mihm (professor of anesthesia, Stanford University Medical School); Steve Poppen (VP/CFO of the Minnesota Vikings [NFL]); George O. Wood (General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God) admissions email: admissions@evangel.edu

an extensive campus development program, with nine major construction projects. Evangel offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and 12 master’s degrees. Study-abroad opportunities are offered in Australia, England, France, China, Russia, the Middle East and Latin America, and competitive internship opportunities abound.

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charisma’s best christian colleges Email: dgibson@trinitysem.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN Phone: (800) 489-8646 Website: valpo.edu Email: undergrad. admission@valpo.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

I owa Central College Pelia, IA Phone: (641) 628-5286 Website: central.edu Email: admissions@central.edu Affiliation: Reformed Church in America Degrees: Bachelor’s Dordt College Sioux Center, IA Phone: (800) 343-6738 Website: dordt.edu Email: admissions@dordt.edu Affiliation: Christian Reformed Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Ankeny, IA Phone: (515) 964-0601 Website: faith.edu Email: admissions@faith.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Deaf Missions Training Center Council Bluffs, IA Phone: (712) 322-5493 Website: deafmissions.com/ibtc Email: N/A Affiliation: Christ’s Church of the Deaf Degrees: Certificate Kingsway Christian College and Seminary Norwalk, IA Phone: (515) 288-2852 Website: kingsway.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate 38

Kansas Baker University Baldwin City, KS Phone: (800) 873-4282 Website: bakeru.edu Email: admission@bakeru.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor’s Central Christian College McPherson, KS Phone: (800) 835-0078 Website: centralchristian.edu Email: rick.wyatt @centralchristian.edu Affiliation: Free Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Friends University Wichita, KS Phone: (316) 295-5100 Website: friends.edu Email: learn@friends.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS Phone: (913) 971-3380 Website: mnu.edu Email: admissions@mnu.edu Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Ottawa University Ottawa, KS Phone: (785) 242-5200 Website: ottawa.edu Email: admiss@ottawa.edu Affiliation: American Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s Southwestern College Winfield, KS Phone: (800) 846-1543 Website: sckans.edu Email: scadmit@sckans.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

K e n tucky Asbury University Wilmore, KY Phone: (800) 888-1818 Website: asbury.edu Email: admissions@asbury.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational

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Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Boyce College Louisville, KY Phone: (502) 897-4201 Website: boycecollege.com Email: boyceadmissions @sbts.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s Campbellsville University Campbellsville, KY Phone: (270) 789-5220 Website: campbellsville.edu Email: admission @campbellsville.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Mid-Continent University Mayfield, KY Phone: (270) 247-8521 Website: midcontinent.edu Email: admissions @midcontinent.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Union College Barbourville, KY Phone: (800) 489-8646 Website: unionky.edu Email: enroll@unionky.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg, KY Phone: (606) 539-4240 Website: ucumberlands.edu Email: admiss @ucumberlands.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Team Impact Christian University Baton Rouge, LA Phone: (225) 292 1771 Website: tiuniversity.com Email: dean@tiuniversity.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Maine Faith School of Theology Charleston, ME Phone: (207) 285-3373 Website: faithschool.org Email: info@faithschool.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate

M a ryl a n d Maryland Bible College and Seminary Baltimore, MD Phone: (410) 488-2606 Website: mbcs.edu Email: info@mbcs.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s Washington Bible College Lanham, MD Phone: (301) 552-1400 Website: bible.edu Email: admissions@bible.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

M a ss ac h us e tts Lo uisi a n a Evangel Christian University of America Monroe, LA Phone: (800) 346-4014  Website: ecua.edu Email: admin@ecua.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Eastern Nazarene College Quincy, MA Phone: (617) 745-3711 Website: enc.edu Email: info@enc.edu Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Gordon College Wenham, MA Phone: (866) 464-6736 Website: gordon.edu c h ar ism asb est . com

charisma’s best christian colleges Email: admissions@gordon.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Michigan Concordia University Ann Arbor, MI Phone: (800) 253-0680 Website: cuaa.edu Email: admissions@cuaa.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Cornerstone University Grand Rapids, MI Phone: (616) 222-1426 Website: cornerstone.edu Email: admissions @cornerstone.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Grace Bible College Grand Rapids, MI Phone: (616) 538-2330 Website: gbcol.edu Email: enrollment@gbcol.edu Affiliation: Grace Gospel Fellowship Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Hope College Holland, MI Phone: (616) 395-7850 Website: hope.edu Email: admissions@hope.edu Affiliation: Reformed Church in America Degrees: Bachelor’s Kuyper College Grand Rapids, MI Phone: (800) 511-3749 Website: kuyper.edu Email: admissions@kuyper.edu Affiliation: Reformed Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, MI Phone: (800) 968-0011 Website: arbor.edu

InternatIonal House of Prayer unIversIty

12901 S. US Highway 71 Grandview, MO 64030 (816) 763-0243 ihopu.org

IHOPU is for students who long to encounter Jesus. As part of the International House of Prayer, our Bible school is built on the centrality of the Word and 24/7 prayer with worship, equipping students in the Word and the power of the Spirit for the bold proclamation of the Lord Jesus and His kingdom. Training at IHOPU forms not only minds, but also lifestyle and character to sustain students for a life of obedience, humility

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Email: admissions@arbor.edu Affiliation: Free Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

M i n n e s ota Acts International Bible College Blaine, MN Phone: (763) 755-4800, ext. 114 Website: actscollege.org Email: mail@actscollege.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Bethel University St. Paul, MN Phone: (800) 255-8706 Website: bethel.edu Email: buadmissions-cas @bethel.edu Affiliation: Converge Worldwide (former Baptist General Conference)

founded: 2000 affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees offered: Certificate accreditation: Not accredited acceptance rate: 99% application deadline (fall): 7/19/14 undergraduate student body: 657; 48% male, 52% female; 12% Asian, 6% black, 5% Hispanic, 74% white, 3% other descent; 14% international, 35% from in-state resident students: 0% live on campus

Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Concordia College Moorhead, MN Phone: (800) 699-9897 Website: cord.edu Email: admissions@cord.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Crossroads College Rochester, MN Phone: (507) 288-4563 Website: crossroadscollege.edu Email: cwilliams @crossroadscollege.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Crown College St. Bonifacius, MN Phone: (952) 446-4142 Website: crown.edu Email: info@crown.edu Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

online enrollment: 650 freshmen retention: 62% areas of study: Forerunner School of Ministry 52%, Forerunner Music Academy 38%, ACTS School of Missions 8%, Forerunner Media Institute 2% academic staff (ft): 18 student/teacher ratio: 13:1 average class size: 30 no. campus ministries: 10 expenses: Tuition/Fees: $2,250 admissions email: admissions@ihopu.org

and anointed service in the kingdom. Our curriculum combines in-depth biblical training with discipleship, practical service, outreach and works of compassion. With schools of ministry, music, media and missions, our one- to four-year programs prepare students to serve the Great Commission and obey Jesus’ commandments to love God and people.

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charisma’s best christian colleges North Central University Minneapolis, MN Phone: (800) 289-6222 Website: northcentral.edu Email: admission @northcentral.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Bachelor’s Oak Hills Christian College Bedmidji, MN Phone: (888) 751-8670 Website: oakhills.edu Email: admissions@oakhills.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s Spirit Life Bible College Brooklyn Center, MN Phone: (763) 560-7221 Website: slbc.slcgrace.com Email: biblecollege @spirituallifeministry.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

M i ss i ss i p p i Belhaven University Jackson, MS Phone: (601) 968-5940 Website: bellhaven.edu Email: admission@belhaven.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain, MS Phone: (662) 685-4161 Website: bmc.edu Email: admission@bmc.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Mississippi College Clinton, MS Phone: (601) 925-3800 Website: mc.edu Email: enrollment -services@mc.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Oral rOberts University

7777 S. Lewis Ave. Tulsa, OK 74171 (918) 495-6518 oru.edu

MAKE NO LITTLE PLANS HERE. This powerful challenge of ORU's founder, Oral Roberts, is central to the DNA of the university bearing his name. Oral Roberts University, a world-renowned Christian university, builds Spirit-empowered leaders who impact their world. Boldly pursue your purpose. Experience ORU for yourself. Get connected at campusvisits.oru.edu or oru.edu/admissions or (800) 678-8876.

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Southeastern Baptist College Jones, MS Phone: (601) 426-6346 Website: southeastern baptist.edu Email: rkitchens @southeasternbaptist.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Tougaloo College Jackson, MS Phone: (601) 977-7700 Website: tougaloo.edu Email: jjacobs@tougaloo.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s

M i ssou r i Biblical Life College and Seminary Dixon, MO Phone: (573) 759-6238 Website: biblical-life.com

Founded: 1963 affiliation: Non-denominational Degrees offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate accreditation: HLC, NCACS, CCNE, ABET, NCATE Freshmen admissions: Either SAT or ACT required. SAT 940 critical thinking/ math combined; ACT 20 acceptance rate: 59% application deadline (fall): Rolling admissions process Undergraduate student body: 2,873; 44% male, 56% female; 2% Asian, 17% black, 7% Hispanic, 51% white, 20% other descent; 7% international, 44% from in-state students who live on campus: 69% Online enrollment: 209 Freshmen retention: 81% Graduation rate: 56% Most popular degrees: Nursing, Business

Email: biblicallife@centurytel.net Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Carver Baptist Bible College Kansas City, MO Phone: (816) 333-1577 Website: carverbible collegekc.org Email: admissions @carverbiblecollegekc.org Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO Phone: (800) 222-0525 Website: cofo.edu Email: admiss4@cofo.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s Evangel University Springfield, MO Phone: (800) 382-6435 Website: evangel.edu

Administration, Ministry & Leadership, Media, Biology academic staff (Ft): 141 student/teacher ratio: 16:1 average class size: 19 no. campus ministries: 40+ expenses: Tuition/Fees: $22,508; Books/Supplies: varies; Room/Board: $9,296 Financial aid: (918) 4956510; average aid package $20,437 notable alumni: Clifton Taulbert (author of several national best-sellers); Dr. Stephen Mansfield (New York Times best-selling author of The Faith of George W. Bush); Jim Stovall (author/Emmy Awardwinning co-founder and president of the Narrative Television Network); Dr. Mitchell Duininck (director of In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa, Okla.) admissions email: admissions@oru.edu

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charisma’s best christian colleges Email: admissions@evangel.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Global University Springfield, MO Phone: (800) 443-1083 Website: globaluniversity.edu Email: recruit @globaluniversity.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s International House of Prayer University Kansas City, MO Phone: (816) 763-0243 Website: ihopu.org Email: admissions@ihopu.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate James River Leadership College Ozark, MO Phone: (417) 581-5433 Website: jlrc.com Email: admissions @jamesriver.org

Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate Lindenwood University St. Charles, MO Phone: (636) 949-4949 Website: lindenwood.edu Email: admissions @lindenwood.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Southwest Baptist University Bolivar, MO Phone: (417) 328-5281 Website: sbuniv.edu Email: eMcCallister@SBUniv.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s St. Louis Christian College Florissant, MO Phone: (314) 837-6777 Website: slcconline.edu Email: hwomble@slcconline.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

Valley Forge Christian College

1401 Charlestown Rd. Phoenixville, PA 19460 (800) 432-8322 vfcc.edu

Valley Forge Christian College is located on 106 beautiful acres 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia. VFCC offers 57 undergraduate and six graduate degrees. Through a rigorous academic environment, dynamic chapel services and practical leadership experiences, students are transformed daily as VFCC fulfills its mission: to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.

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M o n ta n a Rocky Mountain College Billings, MT Phone: (800) 877-6259 Website: rocky.edu Email: meghan .meyer@rocky.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

N e br a s k a Concordia University Seward, NE Phone: (800) 535-5494 Website: cune.edu Email: admiss@cune.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Founded: 1939 affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s accreditation: MSCHE, CCCU, CSWE Freshmen admissions: SAT required. SAT 850 acceptance rate: 70% application deadline (fall): 08/01/14; rolling admissions process Undergraduate student body: 1,040; 48% male, 52% female; 1% Asian, 12% black, 9% Hispanic, 62% white, 15% other descent; 1% international, 53% from in-state students who live on campus: 83% online enrollment: 29 Freshmen retention: 75% graduation rate: 48% Most popular degrees: Digital Media, Early Childhood Education, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology-Counseling,

Grace University Omaha, NE Phone: (402) 449-2831 Website: graceuniversity.edu Email: admissions @graceuniversity.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Hastings College Hastings, NE Phone: (800) 532-7642 Website: hastings.edu Email: hcadmissions @hastings.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Nebraska Christian College Papillion, NE Phone: (402) 935-9400 Website: nechristian.edu Email: admissions @nechristian.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

Youth Ministry Distinctive programs: Deaf Ministries, Entrepreneurial Studies, Social Work academic staff (Ft): 33 student/teacher ratio: 17:1 average class size: 22 no. campus ministries: 20 expenses: Tuition/Fees: $17,614; Books/Supplies: $500; Room/Board: $7,794 Financial aid: (610) 9171475; 98% undergrads with financial need; average aid package $11,985 notable alumni: Philip Bongiorno (distinguished church leader); Court Durkalski (CEO of Truline Industries); Morris Cerullo (international evangelist); Dr. Stephen R. Tourville (PennDel District Superintendent, Assemblies of God); John Higgins (missionary to India) admissions email: admissions@vfcc.edu

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Drew University Madison, NJ Phone: (973) 408-3739 Website: drew.edu Email: cadm@drew.edu Affiliation: Methodist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Concordia College Bronx, NY Phone: (800) 937-2655 Website: concordia-ny.edu Email: admission @concordia-ny.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

Somerset Christian College Newark, NJ Phone: (800) 234-9305 Website: somerset.edu Email: info@somerset.edu Affiliation: Pillar of Fire International Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

Davis College Johnson City, NY Phone: (877) 949-3248 Website: davisny.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Houghton College Houghton, NY Phone: (800) 777-2556 Website: houghton.edu Email: admission @houghton.edu Affiliation: The Wesleyan Church

Anderson University

316 Boulevard Anderson, SC 29621 (800) 542-3594 andersonuniversity.edu

U.S. News & World Report recognizes AU as a “Best Christian College;” a Top Tier (No. 20) University in the South, the No. 2 Regional College in the South for “Excellence in Teaching,” and one of the “Up and Coming Universities to Watch” in the nation for four years in a row. The Princeton Review calls us one of the “Best Southeastern Universities,” and Institutional Research and Evaluation named AU one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.”

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Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s International Bible College Stony Brook, NY Phone: (631) 689-7760 Website: international baptistny.org Email: info@international baptistny.org Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Nyack College Nyack, NY Phone: (800) 336-9225 Website: nyack.edu Email: admissions@nyack.edu Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester, NY Phone: (585) 594-6000 Website: roberts.edu Email: benedict_mattie @roberts.edu

Founded: 1911 Affiliation: South Carolina Baptist Convention degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate Accreditation: CCSACS, NASM, NCATE, ACBSP, NASAD Freshmen Admissions: Either SAT or ACT required. SAT 1000; ACT 21 Acceptance rate: 75% Application deadline (fall): 7/1/14 Undergraduate student body: 2,614; 34% male, 66% female; 1% Asian, 8% black, 2% Hispanic, 86% white, 3% other descent; 2% international, 82% from in-state resident students: 72% live on campus online enrollment: 300 Freshmen retention: 76% Graduation rate: 48% Most popular majors: Bio/ Pre-Med, Graphic Design, Business, Interior Design, Education, Kinesiology,

Affiliation: Free Methodist Church Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

N o r t h C a r o l in a Brevard College Brevard, NC Phone: (828) 884-8300 Website: brevard.edu Email: admissions@brevard.edu Affiliation: Methodist Degrees: Bachelor’s Fire School of Ministry Concord, NC Phone: (704) 782-3555 Website: fire-school.org Email: info@fire-school.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs, NC Phone: (800) 253-6472 Website: gardner-webb.edu

Nursing, Theatre/Musical Theatre Academic staff (Ft): 110 student/teacher ratio: 17:1 Average class size: 20 no. campus ministries: 23 expenses: Tuition/Fees: $21,730; Room/Board: $8,184 Financial aid: (864) 2312070; 99% undergrads with financial need; average aid package $23,366 notable alumni: Perry Noble (pastor, NewSpring Church); Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees); James Lee Barrett (awardwinning screenwriter); Kerry Howard (interior designer featured on Top Design and Design Wars); Chris Brown (worship pastor, Elevation Church); George Kanellos (White House preservationist) Admissions email: admission@anderson university.edu

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charisma’s best christian colleges Email: admissions @gardner-webb.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Heritage Bible College Dunn, NC Phone: (910) 892-3178 Website: heritagebible college.edu Email: pparker@heritage biblecollege.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

Email: jreese @laureluniversity.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Montreat College Montreat, NC Phone: (800) 662-6968 Website: montreat.edu Email: admissions @montreat.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian (U.S.A.) Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Impact University Clemmons, NC Phone: (336) 714-4048 Website: impactuniv.com Email: info@impactuniv.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Peace College Raleigh, NC Phone: (919) 508-2000 Website: peace.edu Email: nfleming@peace.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Bachelor’s

Laurel University High Point, NC Phone: (336) 887-3000 Website: laureluniversity.edu

Piedmont International University Winston-Salem, NC Phone: (800) 937-5097 Website: pbc.edu

Lee University

1120 North Ocoee Street Cleveland, TN 37320-3450 (423) 614-8000 leeuniversity.edu

Email: admissions @piedmontu.edu  Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate STC Bible College Thomasville, NC Phone: (336) 472-4109 Website: stcbiblecollege.com Email: admin @stcbiblecollege.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Wingate University Wingate, NC Phone: (800) 755-5550 Website: wingate.edu Email: admit@wingate.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Founded: 1918 Affiliation: Church of God Degrees offered: Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Freshmen admissions: Either SAT or ACT required Application deadline (fall): Rolling admissions process; apply today Undergraduate student body: 4,550; 43% male, 57% female; 1% Asian, 5% black, 4% Hispanic, 76% white, 14% other descent; 5% international, 49% from in-state students who live on campus: 43%

N o r th Da kota Trinity Bible College Ellendale, ND Phone: (701) 349-3621 Website: trinitybiblecollege.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

Ohi o Allegheny Wesleyan College Salem, OH Phone: (330) 337-6403 Website: awc.edu Email: college@awc.edu Affiliation: Wesleyan Methodist Degrees: Bachelor’s

Online enrollment: 577 Freshmen retention: 77% Graduation rate: 49% Academic staff (Ft): 157 student/teacher ratio: 18:1 Average class size: 20 no. campus ministries: 50+ expenses: Tuition/Fees: $6,875; Books/Supplies: $575; Room/Board: $2,985 Financial aid: (423) 614-8500 Admissions email: admissions@ leeuniversity.edu

Lee University is a Christian university whose purpose is to provide learning experiences designed to develop in students the knowledge, appreciation, understanding and ability that will prepare them for responsible living in the world.

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charisma’s best christian colleges Capital University Columbus, OH Phone: (866) 544-6175 Website: capital.edu Email: admissions@capital.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Cedarville University Cedarville, OH Phone: (800) 233-2784 Website: cedarville.edu Email: admissions @cedarville.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Cincinnati Christian University Cincinnati, OH Phone: (513) 244-8100 Website: ccuniversity.edu Email: info@ccuniversity.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville, OH Phone: (740) 283-6226 Website: franciscan.edu Email: admissions @franciscan.edu Affiliation: Roman Catholic Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s God’s Bible School and College Cincinnati, OH Phone: (513) 721-7944 Website: gbs.edu Email: sbuckland@gbs.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon, OH Phone: (866) 462-6868 Website: gotomvnu.com Email: admissions@mvnu.edu Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

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1200 Sycamore St. Waxahachie, TX 75165 (888) 937-7348 sagu.edu

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927 and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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Ohio Mid-Western College Sharonville, OH Phone: (513) 772-9888 Website: omw.edu Email: ohiomidwestern college@gmail.com Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s Valor Christian College Columbus, OH Phone: (800) 940-9422 Website: valorcollege.com Email: admissions @valorcollege.com Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Certificate, Associate Tri-State Bible College South Point, OH Phone: (740) 377-2520 Website: tsbc.edu Email: info@tsbc.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

founded: 1927 Affiliation: Assemblies of God degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Fall 2014) Accreditation: SACS undergraduate student body: 1,702 resident students: 61% live on campus online enrollment: 562 freshmen retention: 61% Graduation rate: 47% Academic staff (ft): 74 Student/teacher ratio: 21:1 no. campus ministries: 20 expenses: Tuition/Fees: $16,950; Room/Board: $5,990 financial aid: (972) 825-4730; 92%

O k l a h om a Family of Faith College Shawnee, OK Phone: (405) 273-5331 Website: familyoffaith college.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, OK Phone: (405) 878-2023 Website: okbu.edu Email: admissions@okbu.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville, OK Phone: (866) 222-8226 Website: okwu.edu Email: admissions@okwu.edu

undergrads with financial need notable alumni: John Hagee (founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas); Alton Garrison (Assistant Superintendent of the Assemblies of God); Michael Miller (Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force); Jonathan Woods (Senior Manager of Capital Markets, Walmart); Crystalyn Maloney (marketing creative designer, Disney); Trey Mitchell (accountant, Murphy Oil); Brandi Lewis (acrobatics coach, World Olympic Gymnasium Academy) Admissions email: admissions@sagu.edu

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charisma’s best christian colleges Affiliation: The Wesleyan Church Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Oral Roberts University Tulsa, OK Phone: (800) 678-8876 Website: oru.edu Email: admissions@oru.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Rhema Bible Training College Tulsa, OK Phone: (918) 258-1588, ext. 2260 Website: rbtc.org Email: rbtc@rhema.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate Southern Nazarene University Bethany, OK Phone: (405) 789-6400 Website: snu.edu Email: admissions@snu.edu Affiliation: Church

of the Nazarene Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Wisdom University Tulsa, OK Phone: (918) 712-7122 Website: wisdomuniversity online.org Email: N/A Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Master’s, Doctorate

O r e g on Concordia University Portland, OR Phone: (503) 280-8501 Website: cu-portland.edu Email: admissions @cu-portland.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Liberty University

1971 University Blvd. Lynchburg, VA 24515 (855) 466-9220 Liberty.edu

Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Va., is the world’s largest Christian university. Nearly 13,000 students attend classes on its 7,000-acre residential campus and more than 90,000 study through its thriving online education program.

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Corban University Salem, OR Phone: (800) 845-3005 Website: corban.edu Email: admissions@corban.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Email: admissions @warnerpacific.edu Affiliation: Church of God (Anderson, IN) Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

New Hope Christian College Eugene, OR Phone: (800) 322-2638 Website: newhope.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s

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North Lake College Eugene, OR Phone: (541) 343-1641 Website: nwcu.edu Email: admissions@nwcu.edu Affiliation: Evangelical Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Warner Pacific College Portland, OR Phone: (503) 517-1020 Website: warnerpacific.edu

Founded: 1971 Affiliation: Private, nondenominational Christian university Degrees offered: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Accreditation: SACS-COC, NCATE, CCNE, ABET, ABA Freshmen Admissions: Either SAT or ACT required. SAT 930-1140; ACT 20 Acceptance rate: 21% Application deadline (fall): 1/31; rolling admissions process; apply today Undergraduate student body: Nearly 13,000; 45% male, 55% female; 3% Asian, 7% black, 3% Hispanic, 60% white, 27% other descent resident students: 56% live on campus Online enrollment: 90,000 Freshmen retention: 93%

Baptist Bible College and Seminary Clarks Summit, PA Phone: (800) 451-7664 Website: bbc.edu Email: admissions@bbc.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Eastern University St. David’s PA Phone: (610) 341-5967 Website: eastern.edu Email: ugadm@eastern.edu Affiliation: American Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Graduation rate: 46% Most popular majors: Business, Education, Psychology, Communications, Nursing, Religion Academic staff (Ft): 550 student/teacher ratio: 25:1 Average class size: 25 no. campus ministries: 9 expenses: Tuition/Fees: $20,768 (resident); Books/ Supplies: varies; Room/ Board: $7,050 Financial aid: 96% undergrads with financial need; average aid package $27,218; visit Liberty.edu/ FinancialAid for more information on financial aid notable alumni: Shannon Bream, Rashad Jennings, Meredith Andrews, TobyMac, Samantha Ponder Admissions email: admissions@liberty.edu

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charisma’s best christian colleges Geneva College Beaver Falls, PA Phone: (724) 847-6500 Website: geneva.edu Email: admissions@geneva.edu Affiliation: Reformed Presbyterian of North America Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Grove City College Grove City, PA Phone: (724) 458-2100 Website: gcc.edu Email: admissions@gcc.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Bachelor’s Lancaster Bible College Lancaster, PA Phone: (717) 569-7071 Website: lbc.edu Email: tbecker@lbc.edu  Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Lebanon Valley College Annville, PA Phone: (717) 867-6181 Website: lvc.edu Email: admission@lvc.edu Affiliation: Methodist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Messiah College Grantham, PA Phone: (719) 619-6000 Website: messiah.edu Email: admiss@messiah.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Valley Forge Christian College Phoenixville, PA Phone: (800) 432-8322 Website: vfcc.edu Email: admissions@vfcc.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Patrick Henry college

10 Patrick Henry Circle Purcellville, VA 20132 (888) 338-1776 phc.edu

At Patrick Henry College, students receive a broadbased education that stresses content, excellence, the pursuit of knowledge and the exercise of Godgiven talents—all in light of the revealed truth of the inerrant Bible. The 63 credit core curriclum lays a common foundation for advanced learning in each of the five academic programs. Majors are offered in government, history, journalism, literature and classical liberal arts.

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Email: enroll@csuniv.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Anderson University Anderson, SC Phone: (800) 542-3594 Website: andersonuniversity.edu Email: admission @andersonuniversity.edu Affiliation: South Carolina Baptist Convention Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Columbia College Columbia, SC Phone: (800) 277-1301 Website: columbiacollegesc.edu Email: admissions@colacoll.edu Affiliation: United Methodist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Cathedral Bible College Myrtle Beach, SC Phone: (843) 477-1448 Website: cathedralministries.org Email: N/A Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC Phone: (843) 863-7050 Website: csuniv.edu

Founded: 2000 affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees offered: Bachelor’s accreditation: TRACS Freshmen admissions: SAT or ACT required. SAT 1100; ACT 24; email Admissions@phc.edu for full list of requirements acceptance rate: 85% application deadline (fall): 06/15/14; rolling admissions process; apply today Undergraduate student body: 320; 53% male, 47% female; 13% from in-state Students who live on campus: 88%

Columbia International University Columbia, SC Phone: (800) 777-2227 Website: ciu.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Erskine College Due West, SC Phone: (864) 379-8838 Website: erskine.edu Email: admissions@erskine.edu Affiliation: Reformed Presbyterian

Freshmen retention: 89% graduation rate: 53% academic staff (Ft): 27 Student/teacher ratio: 12:1 average class size: 16 no. campus ministries: 25 expenses: Tuition/Fees: $25,570; Books/Supplies: $1,000; Room/Board: $9,594; Other: $1,000 Financial aid: (540) 4418140; 90% undergrads with financial need; average aid package $16,500 admissions email: admissions@phc.edu

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charisma’s best christian colleges Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate North Greenville University Tigerville, SC Phone: (864) 977-7001 Website: ngu.edu Email: admissions@ngu.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Southern Wesleyan University Central, SC Phone: (864) 639-2453 Website: swu.edu Email: central@swu.edu  Affiliation: Evangelical Christian Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s W.L. Bonner College Columbia, SC Phone: (803) 754-3950 Website: wlbc.edu Email: N/A

Affiliation: Churches of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

Website: abcnash.edu Email: abc.officeacademic affairs@gmail.com Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Phone: (800) 277-9522 Website: bryan.edu Email: admissions@bryan.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

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Belmont University Nashville, TN Phone: (615) 460-6785 Website: belmont.edu Email: buadmission @mail.belmont.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, TN Phone: (800) 678-9061 Website: cn.edu Email: theubner@cn.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD Phone: (800) 888-1047 Website: usiouxfalls.edu Email: admissions @usiouxfalls.edu Affiliation: American Baptist Church Degrees: Bachelor’s

T e nn e ss e e American Baptist College Nashville, TN Phone: (215) 256-1463

Regent UniveRsity

1000 Regent University Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23464 (800) 373-5504 regent.edu

Regent University is a leading center of Christian thought and action driven by our commitment to global influence from a biblical perspective. Regent's academic standards are exceptional—one reason Regent is ranked a Top 10 Best in Online Bachelor's Education by U.S. News & World Report and recognized nationally as one of only 21 universities in the U.S. to receive an "A" rating by ACTA.

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Berea Bible Institute and Seminary Hixson, TN Phone: (423) 877-6462 Website: bereabible seminary.com Email: alanbereabible2 @gmail.com Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Bryan College Dayton, TN

Founded: 1978 Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees offered: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate Undergraduate student body: 2,396; 39% male, 61% female; 3% Asian, 20% black, 5% Hispanic, 55% white, 17% other descent; 2% international, 50% from in-state students who live on campus: 22% Online enrollment: 1,897 Freshmen retention: 77% Academic staff (Ft): 42 student/teacher ratio: 20:1 Average class size: 18

King College Bristol, TN Phone: (423) 652-4861 Website: king.edu Email: admissions@king.edu Affiliation: Presbyterian Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Lee University Cleveland, TN Phone: (423) 614-8500 Website: leeuniversity.edu Email: admissions @leeuniversity.edu Affiliation: Pentecostal

no. campus ministries: 40 notable alumni: Bob McDonnell (Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia); Tony Hale (actor and 2013 Emmy winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series); William Ball (Hollywood veteran visual effects technical director and 2008 Oscar recipient); Jay Sekulow (Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice); Scott Rigell (U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District of Virginia); Nicole Johnson (Miss America 1999 and international diabetes advocate)

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charisma’s best christian colleges Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Mid-South Christian College Memphis, TN Phone: (901) 375-4400 Website: midsouthcc.org Email: N/A Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s New Life Bible College Cleveland, TN Phone: (423) 479-7120 Website: newlifecollege.net Email: nlbc@nhm.cc Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s Tennessee Temple University Chattanooga, TN Phone: (423) 493-4487 Website: tntemple.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville, TN Phone: (615) 248-1200 Website: trevecca.edu Email: admissions@trevecca.edu Affiliation: Nazarene Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Union University Jackson, TN Phone: (800) 489-8646 Website: uu.edu Email: info@uu.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Victory University Memphis, TN Phone: (800) 960-9777 Website: victory.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

T e xa s All Nations School of Ministry Houston, TX Phone: (281) 821-2222, ext. 104 Website: allnations.cc Email: school@allnations.cc Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate cha ri s masbe st.co m

Arlington Baptist College Arlington, TX Phone: (817) 461-8741 Website: arlingtonbaptist college.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Baptist University of the Americas San Antonio, TX Phone: (800) 721-1396 Website: bua.edu Email: mary.ranjel@bua.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s Baylor University Waco, TX Phone: (800) 229-5678 Website: baylor.edu Email: admissions@baylor.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Calvary Cathedral International Bible School Fort Worth, TX Phone: (817) 332-1246, ext 238 Website: calvarycathedral .org/bible-college Email: N/A Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate Christ for the Nations Institute Dallas, TX Phone: (800) 933-2364 Website: cfni.org Email: info@cfni.org Affiliation: Charismatic Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s Christian Bible Institute and Seminary Spring, TX Phone: (888) 360-0004 Website: christianbible institute.net Email: info@christian bibleinstitute.net Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Criswell College Dallas, TX Phone: (214) 821-5433 Website: criswell.edu Email: N/A Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

RiveR BiBle institute

3738 River International Drive, Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 899-0085 Founded: 1997 Admissions email: rbi@revival.com Admissions website: revival.com/rbi Description: The vision for the River Bible Institute is plain: to train men and women in the spirit of revival for ministry in the 21st century. The school was birthed in 1997 with a desire to train up revivalists for the 21st century. It is a place where the Word of God and the Holy Spirit come together to produce life, birth ministries and launch them out. The Word will challenge those of you attending the Institute to find clarity in your calling and be changed by the awesome presence of God.

This school is not just for the full-time minister, but for all of God's people who are hungry for more. The River Bible Institute will deepen your relationship and experience in the Lord, and provide you with a new perspective on how to reach others with God's life-changing power. notable alumni: Pastor Cory Erman (founder of Turkish Revival Ministries); Evangelists Adam and Patricia Smith (founders of Truth and Power Ministries); Pastors Dale and Lucy Van Volkenburg (started RBI in South Africa; full-time pastors); Pastors Jason and Hannah Gillick (pastors of New Breed Church)

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charisma’s best christian colleges Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX Phone: (800) 460-1328 Website: dbu.edu Email: admiss@dbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Dominion Seminary of Theology Abilene, TX Phone: (325) 267-1067 Website: iblcentral.net Email: admin@iblcentral.net Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate East Texas Baptist University Marshall, TX Phone: (800) 804-3828 Website: etbu.edu Email: admissions@etbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s Elevate Leadership Institute Frisco, TX Phone: (214) 387-9833 Website: elevateinterns.com Email: college@elevatelife.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s FIRE Institute Fort Worth, TX Phone: (817) 386-9431 Website: fireinstitute.com Email: fireinstitute@ag.org Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Certificate Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, TX Phone: (325) 670-1206 Website: hsutx.edu Email: enroll@hsutx.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Houston Baptist University Houston, TX Phone: (281) 649-3211 Website: hbu.edu Email: admissions@hbu.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s

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Howard Payne University Brownwood, TX Phone: (325) 649-8020 Website: hputx.edu Email: enroll@hputx.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Institute for the Arts Austin, TX Phone: (512) 386-1761 Website: instituteforthearts.com Email: iftaadmissions@aol.com Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s LeTourneau University Longview, TX Phone: (903) 233-4300 Website: letu.edu Email: admissions@letu.edu Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Messenger College Euless, TX Phone: (817) 554-5950 Website: messengercollege.edu Email: info@messenger college.edu Affiliation: Church of God Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s The Oaks School of Leadership Red Oak, TX Phone: (214) 413-1638 Website: oaksleadership.com Email: info@oaksleadership.com Affiliation: Southwestern Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie, TX Phone: (888) 937-7348 Website: sagu.edu Email: admissions@sagu.edu Affiliation: Assemblies of God Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s The Way Bible College Woodlands, TX Phone: (281) 681-8922 Website: waychurch .org/#/bible-college Email: info@waychurch.org Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate

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Wayland Baptist University Plainview, TX Phone: (806) 291-3500 Website: wbu.edu Email: admityou@wbu.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s West Coast Bible College and Seminary Waco, TX Phone: (800) 921-4561 Website: westcoastbible.org Email: ​info@westcoastbible.org Affiliation: Casa do Oleiro Ministries in Brazil Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

V irgi n ia Bluefield College Bluefield, VA Phone: (276) 326-4231 Website: bluefield.edu Email: admission@bluefield.edu Affiliation: Baptist Degrees: Bachelor’s Faith Landmarks Bible Institute Richmond, VA Phone: (804) 262-7104 Website: flbi.org Email: rgupton @faithlandmarks.org Affiliation: Pentecostal Degrees: Certificate Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Phone: (800) 543-5317 Website: liberty.edu Email: admissions@liberty.edu Affiliation: Southern Baptist Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Patrick Henry College Purcellville, VA Phone: (888) 338-1776 Website: phc.edu Email: admissions@phc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Bachelor’s Regent University Virginia Beach, VA Phone: (888) 373-5504 Website: regent.edu Email: admissions@regent.edu

Affiliation: Interdenominational Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate Roanoke College Salem, VA Phone: (540) 375-2270 Website: roanoke.edu Email: admissions@roanoke.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Degrees: Bachelor’s

Washi n gto n Trinity Lutheran College Issaquah, WA Phone: (800) 843-5659 Website: tlc.edu Email: info@tlc.edu Affiliation: Lutheran Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s

W est V irgi n ia Appalachian Bible College Mount Hope, WV Phone: (304) 877–6428 Website: abc.edu Email: admissions@abc.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s Mountain State University Beckley, WV Phone: (304) 929-4636 Website: mountainstate.edu Email: gomsu @mountainstate.edu Affiliation: Nondenominational Degrees: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

W YO M I N G Jackson Hole Bible College Jackson, WY Phone: (307) 739-8630 Website: jhbc.edu Email: jhbc.admin@gmail.com Affiliation: Community Bible Church Degrees: Certificate

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