Cedarville University’s 30th annual Masterworks Concert will commemorate the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven on March 27, from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Jeremiah Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and those age 65 and older. There is no cost for children under 12. We hope you join us for this powerful presentation, featuring guest conductor Jackson Leung from Wright State University, and guest pianist Andrea Arese-Elias from the University of Dayton. If you are not able to join in person, enjoy the concert over livestream on our website
There’s a disturbing trend among Millennials and Generation Z, who believe that socialism is a viable alternative to a free market economy. Without embracing a biblical worldview and the grace of God, humanity’s sinful nature will find a way to abuse any system, but our School of Business Administration (SBA) holds that a free market system is the best option for promoting human flourishing and constraining the worst tendencies of human nature. The SBA is hosting a speaker series to address this important and timely topic, which is open to the public.
It’s a day of high-energy fun and drawing near to King Jesus. CedarMania is happening on March 21. Worship will be led by HeartSong. There will be small groups led by Cedarville students, workshops for leaders, crazy games, exciting competitions, and much more for junior high and high school youth. Encourage your youth to come with a group and multiply the fun and learning as they take the lessons and experiences from CedarMania into their church youth program or homeschool cooperative. We look forward to seeing them on March 21.
The Cedarville Beyond Startup Accelerator hosted “The Second Pitch” on January 11, where eight students presented their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of judges. Four of them won cash prizes and a chance to turn their ideas into investment-ready businesses. On March 27, the accelerator will host an Investor Impact event bringing together angel investors, venture capitalists, and private equity leaders to finance top Christian startups from across the nation.
High-spirited fun, joy-filled worship, and meaningful times of connecting with God and other middle and high school students are all part of the CedarMania experience, which will be held this year on March 21, in conjunction with our Youth Leaders Summit. “Give Me an Answer” is the CedarMania theme, and Dr. Dan DeWitt, Director of Cedarville’s Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity, will be the keynote speaker. Our HeartSong music team will lead worship. Cost is $30 per participant, which includes a T-shirt.
During our GO conference this year, which ran from January 7-9, we heard challenging messages about embracing missions as a way of life from Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. On the last evening of the conference, Dr. Akin challenged our students with a message from The Journals of Jim Elliot, who died in 1956 at the hands of the Huaorani people of Ecuador, whom he was attempting to evangelize. Elliot’s story remains a powerful testimony to the importance of spreading the Gospel. You can listen to conference messages online.
The start to 2020 will bring plenty of opportunities to connect with Cedarville. We will host prospective students and families on January 17 for CU Lead on January 18, a one-day conference that equips students to “Lead Like Jesus.” On January 24, current and future worship and music leaders will come to Cedarville for the Worship 4:24 Conference to learn how to lead their congregations in praising and honoring King Jesus. And then, we’ll have another opportunity for prospective students and families to learn about Cedarville at CU Monday on Presidents Day, February 17.
On January 7-9, Cedarville will host the annual Global Outreach (GO) Conference. We are privileged this year to have Dr. Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, as our conference speaker. The GO Conference is a chance for us to hear from the Lord through missionaries, mission agency leaders, and church leaders with a passion for missions. Our students are encouraged to live for maximum Kingdom impact, whether they serve locally or globally. The GO Conference also kicks off a new semester of chapel, where we will continue our series in the book of Nehemiah. You can livestream the GO Conference and daily chapel from our website or from the CU Chapel+ app, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
On December 3, Cedarville participated in #GivingTuesday, a national grassroots initiative that encourages charitable giving during the holiday season. Our goal was to raise $150,000, and the Lord did abundantly more than we could ask or imagine, as 329 generous donors gifted $1,065,866 to the University. We are humbled and grateful for this outpouring of support. If you would like to invest in all that the Lord is doing at Cedarville, please consider making a year-end gift.
On March 21, Cedarville will host hundreds of middle school and high school youth and their leaders for CedarMania and the Youth Leaders Summit. There will be lots of high-energy activities, inspiring messages to encourage faithful discipleship and growth in Christ, powerful worship, and lots of fun. We hope that young people attending this event, as well as their youth leaders and pastors, will be encouraged and challenged to pursue the Lord with greater passion and commitment.