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April 2010

A message from President Smith

Dr. Kenneth A. SmithWelcome to the inaugural edition of The Geneva Bulletin. This quarterly e-newsletter for pastors and churches is designed to better acquaint you with Geneva College and the many resources we offer to churches. My name is Ken Smith; I am a graduate of Geneva and now serve as president of the college.

While Geneva College is not a church, we believe that our mission is complementary to that of the church. Faith and learning are inseparable as our students are prepared to become servant-leaders, ready to transform their work, families, churches, and communities for Christ′s kingdom.

Geneva College is home to a diverse population of students, each with unique gifts, interests, and life experiences. Students attend chapel every week and are encouraged to be involved in Bible studies and accountability groups. Because we believe evangelism is part of our mission as a college, we accept students from a variety of faith backgrounds. As a result, our Christian students interact with both Christians and non-Christians on campus, and we encourage them to imitate the love of Christ in every situation. By God′s grace, we have had the joy of seeing many students come to faith during their years at Geneva.

For more than 160 years, Geneva has been committed to a Reformed Christian worldview. We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, and because God made the world and sent His Son to redeem it, He is at the center of learning and life at Geneva College. This foundation becomes the context in which the faculty and students pursue every field of study as a particular aspect of life in God′s creation. Geneva′s philosophy for this Bible-based, Christ-centered education is outlined in the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education.

Founded in 1848 by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences, and professional studies. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). The traditional undergraduate program includes 32 majors and 41 concentrations. Elementary education, business, engineering, student ministry, biology, and psychology are our most popular degree programs. The Geneva College Adult Degree Completion Program provides an accessible way for non-traditional students to earn a bachelor′s degree. Geneva also offers seven graduate programs.

If you are not familiar with our institution, I invite you to visit our campus in person or through our website. As you discover all that we have to offer, please encourage college-bound students to consider attending Geneva College.

Resources for churches

Professional development - Guest speakers are regularly on campus for chapel, the Colloquia Series, J.G. Vos Memorial Lecture Series and the Bitar Memorial Lecture.

Musical performance - Groups are ready to minister at your church through music.

Pulpit supply and speakers bureau - Our knowledgeable faculty and staff are available for pulpit supply and as conference speakers.

Services on campus - Conference services, bulk mailing and duplicating are available for your use.

Pisgah program - Pisgah's challenging ropes course is designed to promote unity, build character and develop leadership. Youth and adults are welcome.

Resources for your college-bound students

Gold & White Connections - Each pastor referral will provide a $1,000 per year scholarship opportunity for an undergraduate student through the Gold & White Connections program. The deadline is January 1 for the student's intended year of entry with late submittals considered on a case-by-case basis.

Church Matching Scholarship - Geneva College will match up to $500 a year in undergraduate student scholarships given by churches. Join the more than 60 churches that are already taking advantage of this new program.

Pay It Forward Referral Scholarship - Students referred by their pastors to Geneva′s Adult Degree Completion Program will receive a $1,000 scholarship opportunity from the college.

Message from a student

Ed Lum, physics major
It was through the community at Geneva College that God did an amazing work in Ed's life. And it is through the integration of faith and learning that he continues to develop his gifts and pursue his calling.

Click here to read Ed's profile.

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Click here to read the Faith & Learning at Geneva College viewbook.
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Visit the Geneva College Pastors and Churches page.

Click here for more information on the Church matching grant at Geneva.

Click here for more information on the Gold & White Referral Program.

Click here for employment opportunities at Geneva.

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