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Choosing the Right College

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Finally, you made it! After years of prayer, preparation, and possibly even some creative persuasion, your son or daughter has decided to go off to college. But wait! Before you exhale, kick up your feet, and begin making plans for your new craft room, one big question remains. How do you ensure your child selects the right school?

Choosing a College

There are many questions to ask when deciding which college or university to attend. Will they be equipped and prepared for their future career? Will they connect with other students, staff, and faculty? Can you afford the cost of attending the institution? Does the institution offer classes in a variety of formats to complement his or her learning style? Though there are countless strategic factors to consider, the true test is one of divine realization.

A university education should be more than just training, but rather a passage for self-exploration and discovery. Dr. John Spurling, President of The King’s University (TKU) brilliantly articulates this, “Our mission as a university should go beyond transmitting facts and simply filling you with information. You must experience divine inspiration, for that leads to your transformation.” While other factors such as affordability, degree programs, and community life are largely important, God’s calling is key.

At The King’s University, an accredited, evangelical university based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of north Texas, we have the pleasure of hearing many unique student stories.

Undergraduate student Marie Flores has experienced firsthand the divine calling of God on her life. Marie has a passion for people to find their freedom and identity in Christ. “When you know where your identity stands, everything falls into place,” explains Marie. Every student has a calling; the key is finding a university that can help write that story.  

Much of the success of The King’s University is attributable to the existence of a flexible, spirit-empowered environment and community where students can thrive as they learn to walk out their purpose. TKU accomplishes this by focusing on four core areas:

Integrated Learning Model

TKU offers a complete educational experience through a unique integrated learning model that combines accredited higher education with practical ministry experience in dynamic local churches. TKU’s main campus is partnered with Gateway Church, one of the fastest-growing and most influential churches in America. Each of TKU’s additional locations is also aligned with a healthy local church, which provides students with valuable ministry experience and the opportunity to build relationships with ministry professionals.

Spirit-Empowered Community

TKU provides a vibrant atmosphere for students to connect with God, faculty, and their peers. Whether eating lunch in the cafe, worshipping in chapel, or socializing in the student union, there are numerous ways to develop meaningful friendships in a Christ-centered community. The University strives to create activities that both enhance and complement academic discovery, while also fostering the development of relationships beyond the classroom. TKU is committed to providing a healthy place where students can explore life and experience God.

Exceptional Value

Named one of the 50 Most Affordable Small Private Colleges in the US, TKU offers the unique benefit of a quality Christian education from outstanding faculty for less than most private universities. When combined with scholarships and financial aid, an accredited Christian education has never been more affordable.

Flexible Course Offerings

TKU offers students the flexibility to customize their course schedule. Students can take courses on-ground during the day or evening, online, or a combination of the two. TKU’s extensive online learning program enables you to earn up to 100% of your bachelor’s or associate’s degree online. The King’s University also offers short-term intensive modules throughout the year from its multiple campuses and teaching sites across the country.

As your child begins to narrow down college choices, first ask, “Are you ready to answer his call? And if so, where is he leading you?”

If it is his will, we invite you to further explore the opportunities at The King’s University. At TKU we are dedicated to the preparation of men and women for effective leadership and Christlike servanthood wherever God calls them.  

The King’s University (TKU) is an accredited, Spirit-empowered, evangelical university based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with branch campuses and teaching sites in 10 U.S. cities and two overseas locations. TKU offers students a unique learning experience, which combines accredited higher education with practical ministry experience within dynamic local churches. Named one of the 50 Most Affordable Small Private Colleges in the U.S., TKU provides a full range of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs in the areas of theology, worship, biblical counseling, Christian ministry and more. TKU offers students the flexibility of daytime or evening classes, as well as online study. Learn more at

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