Cedarville University Discipleship Ministries has initiated a new ministry this year for married student couples called Tied and True, which is a spinoff of our very successful Fit to be Tied program that matches mentoring couples with students who are dating or engaged. The new ministry provides a small-group setting for young married couples to meet, study Scripture, build friendships, and encourage each other to love the Lord and each other. Once a month these young men and women gather for a panel discussion with faculty couples to discuss topics that have come up in the small group. This new discipling ministry combines support and mentorship to address very practical challenges these young married students face as they pursue their education at Cedarville and prepare for what God has next. You can read more about this new ministry in a recent news release.
Join us live or online on Sunday, December 2, at 6 p.m. for our annual Community Christmas Celebration. This concert has become a tradition for the more than 3,000 who attend every year and begin their Christmas season enjoying choral and instrumental music worshiping through inspiring renditions of classic carols.
Please join us for this musical celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. If you’re not able to join us in person, view the concert via livestream.
Today, November 27, faculty, staff, students, and friends are being encouraged to give thanks, give back, and give joyfully. Having received the benefits of Cedarville scholarships herself, Allie Hundley ’13 is now stewarding her resources to ensure others receive a biblically centered education that prepares them for a lifetime of vocational distinction and godly service. Listen to more of Allies’ story in a short video.
Join Allie and alumni like her who are making a difference for the next generation of Cedarville students and give a gift today. #GivingTuesday #CUGiveThanks
I love to introduce you to Cedarville students, and this story is particularly special. Hitesh Kewalramani ’21 was raised as a Hindu in India. When he reached college age, he came to the United States to study, beginning at a community college in the Chicago area where he met Ethan Hand ’21. The two began a friendship that led Hitesh to eventually ask, “Why are you different?” That question began a journey for Hitesh that led him to a saving relationship with Jesus and then to Cedarville University for professional training and biblical grounding in his new relationship with God. What a privilege for Cedarville University to have a part in equipping students for a lifetime of ministry! Watch the video below to hear Hitesh’s powerful testimony.
This season of the year provides another opportunity to thank the Lord Jesus for His gracious hand upon Cedarville University. With the Apostle Paul, I also thank God for each of you who stand with us in prayer, in giving, and in faithful support. Parents, partners, students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors, and friends, thank you for being part of God’s work at Cedarville University and for standing with us for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.
At Cedarville University, we are committed to equipping Christian young people for Gospel impact and Kingdom service. Nowhere is this more evident than our Accelerated B.A.+M.Div. dual degree program. This unique program allows students to earn a B.A. in biblical studies and a Master of Divinity in just five years, creating a faster pathway to ministry and saving them thousands of dollars in tuition over a traditional M.Div. approach.
Watch this short video to hear Dr. Jason Lee, Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies, explain how this innovative, accelerated program works and effectively equips students for full-time vocational ministry. (Don’t forget to share this resource with any students who may be considering a ministry path, too.)
Along with the B.A.+M.Div., our School of Biblical and Theological Studies offers two stand-alone M.Div. options: a 79-hour traditional M.Div. and a 61-hour Advanced M.Div.
If you are aware of students who are interested in being equipped for full-time Gospel service, please encourage them to consider Cedarville University.
Last Friday it was our privilege to welcome 500+ guests to chapel as part of our #CUFriday visit event. Together we continued our ID: In Christ series, studying Ephesians 3:14-21 — Paul’s prayer for the church in Ephesus. The apostle in these verses prayed for what he was most concerned about, and despite his own difficult circumstances, his prayer was not for his own well-being. Instead, in humility, Paul prayed that the Ephesian believers would be strengthened through the Spirit so they might comprehend the love of Christ in order to live in the fullness of God. Those words are rich with power and meaning. Listen in as we examine Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian believers and for us as well.
For more than 50 years, Roger and Charlotte Kuriger faithfully, quietly gave to Cedarville University. They lived simple lives focused on intentionally caring for others. It was this heart for people, and a special connection with Cedarville, that resulted in the University receiving the largest estate gift in our 131-year history this fall. The Kurigers, through an endowed fund established in their names, will provide scholarships for M.S.N. and accounting students for years to come. Roger and Charlotte Kuriger treated us as “family” in their estate, and we were honored to welcome them posthumously to the Cedarville family as the 2018 Honorary Alumni of the Year. Watch a video about the Kurigers remarkable story to learn more about this remarkable couple.
Cedarville University Emergency Medical Service (CUEMS) became the first collegiate emergency medical service in the nation in 1968. Since then, Cedarville students from all disciplines have been the first responders to those in need on campus and our neighbors in the village of Cedarville. All 15 members of CUEMS are nationally certified emergency medical technicians trained at the basic, intermediate or paramedic level. We are proud of this service, which for the last 50 years has been a shining example of the kind of servant leadership we strive to develop in our students
During Homecoming and Parents Weekend, we recognized outstanding alumni and friends of the University during the Legacy Banquet, held this year on October 5. These individuals live out the Cedarville vision statement — godly servants who have engaged culture and achieved vocational distinction. Our winners this year include: Alumni of the Year – Wesley ’84 and Dawn (Staley) Polsdorfer ’84; Young Alumna of the Year – Kristen (Craig) Zeigler ’14; One Another Mindset Award – Tim Ware ’98; Distinguished Educator – Lynn Brock ’68; and Honorary Alumni of the Year – Roger and Charlotte Kuriger. Read more about these outstanding award recipients in a recent press release.