Introducing Christ's College

By Kevin L. Clauson, M.A., J.D.
January 01, 2001

Christ College is a relatively new and unique institution in Christian higher education. Founded in 1990, the college emphasizes a Biblical worldview within a framework of the historic Protestant Reformation. It also operates within a classical Christian context with all classical elements judged by Scriptural concepts. Pro Christo etRegni Progressu is our motto For Christ and the Advancement of His Kingdom. We exist to help students develop the intellectual tools to advance Christ's kingdom in every endeavor. The college is not vocationally oriented, but rather idea oriented. Our graduates are just as likely to be homeschooling mothers as Christian schoolteachers.

Christ College currently offers a Bachelors or Associate degree in Christian thought (although the Atlanta Metro Campus contemplates additional majors or minors). The Christian Thought major encompasses a strong and extensive core consisting of courses in theology, philosophy, history, literature, political economy, and other "classical liberal arts" courses. The courses fit together to form a cohesive whole and are taught in small class settings by professors who are committed to a Christian worldview and the positive contributions of Western Christendom.

Christ College has two campuses. One is in Lynchburg, Virginia, centered around a magnificent renaissance revival building situated on a tree-shaded city block. Bahnsen Hall reminds us of academic buildings of old with its columned portico and interior central rotunda (somewhat reminiscent of the state capitol rotunda in Richmond, Virginia). Lynchburg is located a few minutes from the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. The other campus of Christ College is located in Cumming, Georgia (about 40 miles north of Atlanta) in the complex of Chalcedon Presbyterian Church, whose senior pastor is Dr. Joseph Morecraft. The Atlanta Metro campus has plans to add majors and to build a new campus to accommodate future growth. Each campus has its distinctive features but both adhere to the same mission and purpose.

Christ College is not necessarily for everyone, but rather for those Christians who truly desire to advance Christ's reign in this world by the Word and the Spirit. We teach scripturally-tested truth, not "integrationism" (that is, the synthesis of Biblical ideas and non-Christian ideas). We read "classics" (although this is only a part of the curriculum) and then judge their content by God's Word. We encourage the cultivation of godliness in our students' personal lives. We seek life preparation, not career preparation. If this vision of education excites you, visit our website at or contact us by the means described below.

Christ College, 434 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24504, (804) 528-9552. E-mail: [email protected].

Atlanta Metro Campus of Christ College, 2155 Monroe Dr., Cumming, GA 30040, (770) 844-0335 or (770) 205-9390. E-mail: [email protected].

Kevin L. Clauson, M.A., J.D.

Kevin L. Clauson, M.A., J.D., is the President of Christ College. Louis Ferreira, Ph.D., D.Phil., is the Executive Vice President of the Atlanta Metro Campus.

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