The decision to go to Bible college is a choice to intentionally seek the Lord—a decision He will certainly bless, as God is “a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6). No matter what the future holds for your child, whether they are called to vocational ministry or not, advancing their spiritual education will prepare them to glorify God and withstand the pressures of life in any capacity.
There are three major reasons why attending a Bible college is a great choice to set your child up for spiritual success in this life.
#1 BIBLE COLLEGE IS A PLACE TO BUILD A FOUNDATION
Attending Bible college provides students the unique ability to examine their faith for weaknesses. These blind spots are unfortunately untestable until leaving home for college. How strong will your child’s walk with the Lord be away from you as their parent? We’ve all read the statistics of how many youth walk away from the church while in college. Bible college provides a place to build a strong Biblical foundation, rooted in Scripture and Christian fellowship, where the temptation to walk away from the Lord after college is reduced. As a parent, instead of pressuring your child toward a career-goal oriented life, what if you allowed your child to attend Bible college first?
#2 BIBLE COLLEGE IS A PLACE FOR SWEET DEVOTION
Bible college becomes one of the most treasured seasons of life for those that attend, because it is a season set apart for seeking the Lord. It is not uncommon to hear Bible college alumni encouraging current students to enjoy this season of life because it is unlike anything else. Why not take advantage of this unique season of life to sit at the feet of Jesus for such an extended time? Bible college is a great place for your child to grow deeper in their walk with the Lord and make Him the priority of their lives, seeking Him daily. The intimacy experienced with the Lord will prepare them to be spouses, parents, neighbors, and employees who are more effective in witnessing the love of Christ to people in their lives, whatever the context.
#3 BIBLE COLLEGE IS A PLACE FOR HEART EXAMINATION
How many 18-year-olds do you know that are completely certain of what career they’d like to pursue? Not many; in fact, 50% to 70% of students change their majors at least once. On top of that, more than 50% of college graduates pursue careers that are not related to their majors. It seems that the last year of high school isn’t the best time for students to make long-term career goals. Taking a semester or two at Bible college is a productive “pause” in life while students ask God what He wants from their life. No one ever regrets investing into their personal relationship with the Lord, and a gap-year at Bible college could be what your child needs to confidently move forward in life.
Calvary Chapel Bible College
Calvary Chapel Bible College is designed to help grow and equip students in each of these areas of life. Whether your student needs a couple of years to make progress toward education or is seeking a four-year degree, CCBC provides Bible-based programs to help your student grow as a disciple of Christ. Learn more about Calvary Chapel Bible College today!