Spiritually Accountable Colleges Assessment Project (SACAP) Application

To help promote the SACAP, we are offering $500 grants to students engaged in doctoral work in accredited, Christian graduate schools and universities.  The following is the text from the application form, a fillable PDF that can be obtained by emailing an application request to:

[email protected].

Introduction to Application

Christian colleges, founded with offering plate money, have shown a disturbing ability to drift away from the purposes for which so many people had previously sacrificed. Aren’t administrators that lead a Christian institution away from Kingdom purposes guilty of grand larceny? It is heartbreaking for a family to send their child to a Christian college, and to find out the school ended up undermining the faith the student had when he or she entered. When schools founded on offering-plate money lose their Christ-centered purposes, we should be indignant.

Just as colleges must make public their consumer outcomes (e.g., graduation rate, retention rate, employment rate), we believe Christian colleges should be making public their spiritual outcomes (e.g., alumni devotional practices, church attendance, ministry involvement, theological beliefs, …). To help promote this goal, we are offering $500 grants to students engaged in doctoral work in accredited, Christian graduate schools and universities.

Availability of grants will be announced as funds become available. We currently have three grants available. The application deadline for these grants is January 30, 2020. Conditional approval of the three applications will be announced by March 31, 2020. Recipients are expected to submit data, analysis, and two fresh articles they base on their findings within one year. If Christian Academia Press deems the submissions acceptable, money will be distributed upon that submission.

By applying, grant recipients give the following permissions:

  • Christian Academia Press reserves the right to publish or not publish the articles or data submitted.
  • Grant recipient gives first rights to publish the articles in Christian Academia Magazine or other publications of Christian Academia Press (e.g., podcasts). Authorship will be attributed to the author (i.e., the grant recipient). Articles may be edited by the publisher. A recipient may republish any and all parts of the articles after being initially published by Christian Academia Press.
  • Recipient grants first rights to publish the data in Christian Academia Magazine or other publications of Christian Academia Press (e.g., podcasts). Christian Academia may choose to write articles based on the data. Authorship of the data will be attributed to the researcher (i.e., the grant recipient).
  • Christian Academia Press reserves the right to deem a submission as unacceptable (e.g., because of lacking confidence in reliability or validity of the research, quality of writing or usefulness of the material for the goals of the Spiritually Accountable Colleges Assessment Project). In such a case, the grant may be offered to a new applicant instead.

Review the article on the Spiritually Accountable Colleges Assessment Project (SACAP). https://christianacademiamagazine.com/spiritually-accountable-colleges-assessment-project/

Essay Requirement

The actual application form, a PDF which can be obtained by emailing [email protected], includes a fillable text box for writing on the following:

  • Why is this an important project?
  • What could it accomplish?
  • How else could the goals of this project be achieved?

Other Requirements
The rest of the application requires short answers in the following areas:

  • Basic Information: Contact info, school and program info, expected graduation date, references, etc.
  • Career Aspirations: How you hope to use your degree, what you hope to do after graduating
  • Research Interests: Research questions for your project, methods, previous research experience (if any)
  • Evidence of writing ability
  • Church life and theological beliefs

Submission Procedure

Applicants are to print their completed application and to submit it both as an email attachment and as a letter.  The printed letter should go to

David Agron


5110 N Greer Ave.

Covina, CA 91724

The scanned attachment should be emailed to [email protected].

Another project we have available is to use a simple form to research how schools facilitate and assess spiritual formation and what changes they have made based on assessment findings. The recipient will submit the data for each school studied as well as an article giving an analysis of the what was learned about the group.  The same terms apply to this project as to the SACAP grant.  A $100 stipend will be given upon submission of acceptable data and article.  If this is of interest, email [email protected] with “Spiritual Assessment Form” in the subject line.



  • David Agron, Ph.D.

    Dr. Agron is the managing editor of Christian Academia Magazine. He also serves as an accreditation consultant. Since 1999, Agron & Associates, Inc. has specialized in helping Christian colleges achieve accreditation. In both roles, his mission is to help raise up Christian colleges in quality, quantity, reputation and impact for the Kingdom of God. If you would like to discuss how his firm can help your school achieve accreditation, contact him at [email protected].

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