Dear Students, Parents, and Friends:
This great prayer was prayed over me when I was young, and it’s my prayer for our Assemblies of God young people: “Lord, help them to lay foundations strong enough to bear the weight You will later place on them.”
I encourage each young person in the Assemblies of God to attend one of our endorsed colleges and universities because that’s the best way I know for a strong foundation to be laid in their lives. We need young people who will change the world, and I can think of no better way to do that than preparing for future life and vocation in one of our schools.
Did you know that between 50 percent and 70 percent of students from evangelical churches and homes who attend a public university or college leave the faith within four years of high school graduation but the retention rate for those students who attend an evangelical college is 93 percent? You see, our colleges and universities put a floor underneath the feet of our young people by helping them grow in their love for Jesus and inspiring them to make their lives count for Christ and His kingdom!
Does it cost money to attend one of our schools? Yes. Is it cheaper to go to a community college? Yes, but is it worth it? You must measure cost against worth. It’s worth it to have Spirit-filled and knowledgeable professors. It’s worth it to be surrounded by strong Christian friends. It’s worth it to be in smaller classes taught by a real professor instead of huge classes taught by a graduate teaching assistant. It’s worth it to be in chapel and to experience times of revival. It’s worth it to have the opportunity to meet the person who will be your Christian spouse for life. The worth of one of our schools if far greater than the cost! I cannot emphasize this strongly enough!
Thanks for letting me share my heart with you! And, I look forward to your enrolling in one of our great schools!
Sincerely yours in Christ,