Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education
"Christian higher education must be the main conduit by which we can truly nurture and cultivate the 'Royal Priesthood' of all believers."
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
- Philippians 4:10-13
Education a life-long process
From that initial experience in my undergraduate days where I personally witnessed and experienced the life-changing effects of Christian higher education, I decided to be actively engaged in trying to do my part to help educate God's children. In many ways, I view being an instructor in Christian higher education as a guide who is employed to lead people on a difficult trail, mountain climb or down the rapids of the Colorado River. The guide is there to provide direction, encouragement and knowledge so the traveler can navigate and safely explore unfamiliar and uncertain areas so that by the end of the journey they have grown through the experience. It is my responsibility to assist students to further develop their own ability to think for themselves and grow to be more productive professionally and spiritually. As an instructor I will encourage, influence and motivate students to continue the lifelong learning experience beyond the classroom. If I am going to be successful as an instructor, the learning process cannot end when the student leaves the classroom. Learning is a lifelong process.