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The Christian Education & Leadership Program - CELP

May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from God’s glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience.
Colossians 1:11

Let us run with perseverance the race that is before us.
Hebrews 12:1

Who are you?
Who is God calling you to be?
What is God’s purpose for your life?

For a young person making the passage into adulthood, college life can be compared to the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the Promise Land. According to the Bible these newly liberated persons first spent some years wandering in the wilderness wondering who they were, who God was calling them to be, and what God was calling them to do with their lives. Theirs was a wilderness journey full of mountains to climb, valleys to cross, and rivers to ford. Even upon their arrival in the Land of Promise the Israelites discovered that their journey was not over. A full and meaningful life occurs daily within a constantly changing landscape that yields fresh challenges and new opportunities. It is a life-long endeavor full of wonder--and some awesome views.

So, where do you find your strength?

Christians believe that the strength necessary to live a full and meaningful life is to be found through practicing the beliefs and following the example of Jesus Christ, (who at the beginning of his own ministry also spent time in the wilderness wrestling with the meaning and purpose of life). Christian faith is like a fitness program for the spirit that can help one develop the strengths and abilities to face the challenges of a meaningful life. As with a physical fitness program, the benefits of a spiritual fitness program are realized through discipline and commitment. While at Limestone you will have opportunities to grow intellectually, physically, emotionally, and spiritually; to develop the strength and abilities necessary to reach your potential as a human being created by God. The Christian Education and Leadership Program is designed to enable you to explore and deepen your faith in Christ, to follow his example of service to those in need, to relate the practice of Christian faith to your career goals, and to lead others to a realization of the “good news” to be found through faith in Christ. As part of the Christian Education and Leadership Program you can prepare to live strong on your journey, enjoying the abundant life which Christ promises.