(Excerpted from, Finding Funds for a Small Christian College, by David Agron, Ph.D) A college newsletter can be an exceptional tool for recruiting donors and students—really. But how do you entice a potential donor or student to actually read your newsletter and engage with your school instead of throwing out your valuable insights with the […]
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Who decides if your school is a good school (and what does the government have to do with it)? This question requires a basic understanding of state approval and accreditation. In many countries, the government — perhaps their ministry of education — provides credible certification. In the United States, private accrediting agencies are trusted as […]
Theological Schools Impact Communities (Excerpted from commencement address at Yellowstone Christian College) Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in […]
Integration of Faith and Scholarship is not “a Given,” Even in Christian Colleges We know we need God to somehow be involved in what we do in our schools. Can Christian schools depend on standard secular methods to achieve spiritual goals? A slavish imitation of a standard academic model tends to leave Jesus out of […]
Results of Funding Terrorist Training Before the Islamic State dreamed of taking over the world, Osama Bin Laden planned it, prayed for it, promoted it, and finally—he impacted. A key part of his plan focused on funding—funding for training. By promoting violence as a holy duty, Bin Laden recruited young men to training camps, graduating […]
Sometimes a board member gives nothing other than useless advice. Jesus prayed all night before choosing his disciples. Have you ever wished you had done the same before recommending certain people to join the board? Or, were you stuck with appointed members, people who would not have chosen to serve the school, but who are […]
She patiently slumps in the chair across from your desk. You hang up the phone and apologize for making her wait. Next you tell her how happy you always are to see an alumna like her. Then she begins. “The graduate school won’t accept me because I went to this college. They say you aren’t […]