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June 30, 2017

3 Ways to Grow Your Faith at College

At a Christian college like Geneva, there are many opportunities for students to grow their faith, but still many find it hard to connect with God’s word on a consistent basis. It’s even harder if you attend a secular school that doesn’t provide support for a life of Christian faith. With the busyness of academics, athletics and activities taking place every day, it can be difficult to always put God first. However, there are ways in which students who want to grow as a follower of Christ can do so. Here are three ways to grow your faith as a student:

  1. Wake up 15 minutes earlier each day, and use that time to pray and reflect on God’s word.

When it comes to time management, many students are willing to sacrifice sleep to study, get projects done, or socialize. So, here is a great opportunity to use that willing sacrifice for something that can really make a difference. Take some time before starting the day to get right into God’s word. After a while, maybe it turns into more — maybe you want to start waking up a half-an-hour earlier —  but just a small amount of time can set the course for the rest of your day and allow God to work in your life.

  1. Join or form a Bible study.

This may seem like a more obvious one, but it is definitely one of the truest as well. In Matthew 18:20 Jesus says, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." It is not wrong to pray on your own, in fact personal meditation is one of the most important things to do. However, it is clearly part of God’s plan for believers to join together in fellowship with one another. Find a group of trusted friends and get together to discuss God’s word.

  1. Reach out to Christian mentors

This is one of the best ways to learn from those who are older and have more experience in this world. At Geneva, professors are all committed Christians who care about your academic standing in their classes and are more than willing to connect with you on a deeper level to help you on your walk with Christ. Professors can be mentors who guide you in your faith, and they can answer questions that your friends — or you on your own — cannot. If you are not on a Christian campus, look to local churches – many of them cater to the needs of college students with special ministries just for you.

If you are looking for a college, find out more about Geneva where we place the highest priority on supporting your spiritual development in all campus life. Everything we do is grounded in God’s inspired word. Learn more: admissions@geneva.edu | 800-847-8255.