I recently read an article about a University of Virginia survey in which graduates were asked what type of education they would recommend to new students considering the careers they currently represented. Ninety-one percent of them answered that they would pursue a liberal arts degree. It should not surprise us that this would be the answer from a secular school.
Then the article stated the University of Virginia discussed what they thought were the key skills any person should gain out of their college education. Here is what they concluded:
These are, without doubt, key skills you want to learn in college. It really isn't important that you learn a particular strategy on making money (how to make a living), but it is much more important in these college years of a person's life that students learn how to communicate well, how to work with people, and how to think analytically (in other words, how to really live).
From an educational point of view, these are three goals of Florida Bible College, but not the three goals of the college. These and all goals must be founded on sound Bible doctrine with correct theological understanding. The education is to be Bible and Christ centered.
Perhaps a simplified way to understand this is the education received from Florida Bible College would equip students to be:
It is our intimacy with the Lord through an accurate understanding and application of God's Word that fuels our outreach for the Lord. As the student goes deeper into the Word, it is likely they will go wider for the Lord.
Can you imagine the uniqueness of Florida Bible College?
A Bible college that has a theologically sound faculty and staff with a healthy balance of inward, upward, and outward commitment to modeling a Christ-like lifestyle while teaching and mentoring the next generation of servants/leaders? Academically and spiritually living and learning to grow with the students!
With all of my heart and soul, I truly believe what we are endeavoring to do at Florida Bible College is to bring together what real education is, teaching people the kind of skills that make them effective in the world, using the Word of God as the very foundation. If that is the kind of education you want students to have, then Florida Bible College is the best place to support, and we can commend it unhesitatingly to you!
Dr. Stan Ponz