Chapel is the heartbeat of Cedarville University, and now this iconic campus experience is available for our alumni, parents, and friends through the CU Chapel+ App. Through the app, you’re able to watch chapel via livestream (plus other Cedarville video on demand), stream live events such as Homecoming and Community Christmas Concert, preview upcoming chapels, save chapels you’d like to watch for later viewing, and share meaningful chapels with family and friends. The CU Chapel+ App is available in the Apple app store and the Google Play store.
Cedarville University will host the seventh annual 9Marks Pastors Conference on October 29–30 to challenge, strengthen, and encourage ministry leaders as they serve their church and community. The conference will host eight speakers, including University trustee Mark Vroegop, who serves as Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis; Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director of 9Marks; and Dr. Jeremy Kimble, Director of Cedarville’s Center for Biblical Integration and Associate Professor of Theology. The conference is $80 per person, and there are Cedarville alumni and student discounts available.
Keith and Kristyn Getty will be on campus October 28 for the SING! Ohio conference and concert. The Gettys, known for their popular, modern-day hymns, including In Christ Alone, are long-time friends of Cedarville. Keith will speak at a free leadership summit from 12-2 p.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center Recital Hall. Attendance for the summit is limited to 180 people, so make sure to register early. Then they will perform their only Ohio concert on this tour at 7 p.m. in the Jeremiah Chapel. Tickets are available for $12-30. I am excited for their return to campus and their inspirational worship of King Jesus.
Approximately 300 Cedarville University students and faculty members went out on 19 Global Outreach teams this summer. They traveled to Europe, Asia, Central America, South America, and Africa, including hard-to-reach communities in China, India, Kosovo, and South Asia. They partnered with missionaries and indigenous churches to serve local communities and present the Gospel. Their hard work and faithfulness resulted in a summer harvest of salvations and discipleship that will go on into eternity.
For the first time ever, Cedarville is offering one of its iconic Bible minor classes for free to the general public. Dr. Chris Miller’s beloved Old Testament Literature class is now available on video on the Cedarville University website. This video class is a great resource to alumni as an Old Testament refresher or to anyone desiring to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Word of God.
On October 12, Cedarville will hold its annual Junior Jam, a day full of faith and fun, for hundreds of third- through sixth-graders. The theme for Junior Jam this year is “Powerful Persuasion,” centered around Romans 8:38-39. Students will enjoy music, games, and plenty of hands-on activities. Registration is $20 per child, T-shirts can be purchased for an additional $5. Deadline to register is October 3.
The Schools of Pharmacy and Business and The Graduate School will join forces on October 4 for a special one-day conference, “The Business of Disrupting Healthcare.” This 2019 Encore! event will feature outstanding speakers and networking opportunities, with a focus on healthcare, business, and entrepreneurship. Registration for this free event, which includes a Chick-fil-A box lunch, is required. Register by September 24 to guarantee your spot.
I am honored to announce this year’s Alumni Award Winners
. Each honoree will be formally recognized during the Legacy Banquet held Friday, October 4, during homecoming weekend. This year’s winners include:
- Alumnus of the Year Don Lough, Jr. ’87, Executive Director of Word of Life Bible Institute.
- Young Alumna of the Year Jerica (Ward) Lamar ’09, a U.S. Diplomat in Kenya.
- Honorary Alumni of the Year, given posthumously to Warren and Betty Wiersbe in memory of these dear friends of Cedarville. Also on October 4, we will dedicate The Warren and Betty Wiersbe Library and Reading Room in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies.
I thank God for each of these distinguished alumni and friends of the University, and we look forward to honoring them on October 4.
The first three buildings in the 10-year campus master plan have been making great progress this summer and fall. Workers have finished the outside walls of the 282-bed residence hall up to the second floor, the footprint for the new Civil Engineering Center is clearly visible, and heavy equipment has been excavating and grading the future location of the Chick-fil-A restaurant next to Centennial Library. It’s an encouragement to see these buildings take shape in fulfillment of all the Lord is doing here at Cedarville. Enjoy this latest video update!
God has blessed Cedarville University with another record enrollment this fall, the 13th in a row. There are now 4,380 undergraduate, graduate, and College Now students at Cedarville. This record enrollment is led by our largest freshman class ever of 995 students. Getting Started Weekend was literally buzzing with excitement as this exceptional group of students arrived to begin their 1,000 days of transformation for God’s purposes. Please pray for our faculty, for our staff, and for me as we seek to faithfully provide an excellent education marked by intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority. At Cedarville, we want to do more than prepare young people for a career; we want to see them become fully mature disciples, ready to stand for the Gospel and to bring glory to King Jesus in everything they do. Pray with us that we may be faithful in this stewardship that God has granted.