Connor Hart, a Cedarville freshman mechanical engineering major from Loveland, Ohio, founded The Hands of Hope Foundation while in high school. With the help of the School of Engineering, he is continuing the work while attending Cedarville. The Hands of Hope Foundation is a nonprofit that provides children with free 3D-printed prosthetics.
Criminal justice professor Dr. Patrick Oliver has developed a biblical mentoring program for minorities aspiring to law enforcement leadership. His program has had a remarkable success rate, with all but two of 26 graduates promoted or appointed to a higher rank after entering the program, and 15 of them named CEOs of law enforcement agencies. His program was recently featured in an international publication for police chiefs
Our computer science students have been involved in a very exciting project, combining their vocation with their passion for the Gospel. They have created a smartphone application that can be used as an evangelism and discipleship tool for sharing the Gospel with unreached people groups who have little to no written language. The app was tested last summer in Kenya and Uganda, and they expect to release a final version this year.
Dr. Dan DeWitt, Director of the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity and Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Apologetics at Cedarville University, has earned double honors for his first children’s book, The Friend Who Forgives. This story about the friendship of Jesus and Peter was honored by Christianity Today and the Gospel Coalition. Read more about Dr. DeWitt’s new children’s book in a recent PR release.
It was a joy to have our Trustees with us in chapel today, as they were on campus for their annual midyear meeting. As we continued in our ID: In Christ series, we came to Ephesians 4:25–5:2, discovering practical application of what it means to live out our identity in Christ.
The Apostle Paul provides a list of things we should not do, and then some that we should do. As followers of Jesus Christ, our desire should be to live as imitators of God, motivated by our love for Christ.
Join us as examine what it looks like to be a mature follower of God.
This year, we hosted our largest missions conference ever, with 100 missions organizations and more than 50 missionaries on campus. Dr. Kevin Ezell of the North American Mission Board and Cedarville’s own Dr. Matt Bennett, Assistant Professor of Missions and Theology, challenged students to not just take the Gospel to places far away, but to live with Gospel purpose and passion wherever He leads them.
Watch the video below for highlights of this year’s Missions Conference.
It was great to return to Monday chapel after a bit of a break, continuing our ID: in Christ series in Ephesians. We discovered in Ephesians 4:17–24 that to realize our true identity in Christ, we first must change our thinking. Renewed thinking leads to renewed living.
What we genuinely believe about something affects our actions and how we live. If I believe a stove is hot, I will not touch it. If I believe I am a new creation because of Jesus Christ, I will strive to live a life that honors Him.
We must reject our old self, renew our minds daily, and then embrace our new self. Join us for “We Are New Creations in Christ” as we discover how to change our thinking to embrace fully our new identity in Christ.
Dear friends and partners in ministry,
We have compiled the 2018 Cedarville University Highlights of the Year into an online resource that I think you’ll find interesting and encouraging.
Along with a record enrollment and strong financial footing, the Highlights of the Year celebrates three significant academic advancements, the impact of chapel and global outreach, vibrant student community, and a new master facility plan. In each of these, I see God’s hand of faithfulness on us as we continue preparing students for vocational distinction and lifelong impact for Him.
I pray these highlights are a blessing and encouragement to you as you pause to reflect on the tremendous ways God has blessed Cedarville. And I ask you to stand with us in 2019 as we prepare the next generation to stand boldly for the Word of the God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ — in their careers, in their families, in their communities, and in their ministries.
View the 2018 Cedarville University Highlights of the Year now!
In a few short days, 101 missionaries and 54 mission agencies will gather on campus for the largest Missions Conference ever hosted by Cedarville University. Dr. Kevin Ezell, President of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), will be our keynote speaker and Dr. Matt Bennett, Assistant Professor of Missions and Theology, will give the closing message. My hope and prayer is that God will work in our midst in a powerful way, calling Cedarville students to a lifetime of Gospel purpose at their jobs, in their neighborhoods, and in places where the name of Jesus has not yet been proclaimed.
Chapel sessions will be livestreamed at 10 AM and 7 PM each day.
Julia Gardner, a third-year professional pharmacy student, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in August 2015, just six weeks after her wedding. With two and one-half years of treatment behind her, I am glad to report that Julia is now in remission, and she’s looking forward to receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2020. Her story of recovery is inspiring, but even more inspiring is how she determined to use her own suffering to serve others who are fighting this terrible disease through her organization, Julia’s Jammies.