Barry G. Allen, President and CEO
Christian higher education is more essential to our culture today than it ever has been.
And how fortunate we Kentucky Baptists are to be in relationship with three quality Christian higher education institutions: Campbellsville University, University of the Cumberlands and Georgetown College.
The leaders of each of these schools take seriously the unique calling of Christian higher education (a) to encourage and model biblical morality for a generation that has grown up in moral relativism; (b) to articulate and defend the biblical worldview for a generation that has grown up in spiritual pluralism; and (c) to equip disciples who will manifest a faithful presence at the highest levels of influence for a polarized and embittered culture.
As Jim Denison, president of the Center for Informed Faith, recently reminded Baptist college administrations, “Remember you serve a King who is building His kingdom through you. These are not our schools, but His. We join Him as He works to draw them to Himself and to use them for His greater glory.”
Christian higher education has at its core Christ, who is truth. You can be pleased our three institutions approach their missions with a commitment to holistic education, nurturing the intellect, shaping and molding the heart and soul, modeling servanthood as a way of life, and touching our neighbors throughout the world with a touch of God’s love.
Paul Corts, president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, recently observed that today as most of higher education in America has lost its way and deserted its heritage of faith, losing sight of its reason for being, we can be thankful to be the beneficiaries of those faithful stewards who followed the admonition of scripture to preserve and grow “the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 3).
Why not consider making a legacy gift for the benefit of these three institutions to perpetuate that scriptural admonition? Call us for assistance.