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From The President

Thank you for your interest in supporting the CCCU! We invite you to join us as we work to promote and protect Christian higher education through our work in public advocacy, experiential education, and professional development. 2 Corinthians 9:7-8 gives us a foundation: "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."

Below, you will find more information about our work on Capitol Hill, our efforts in leadership and professional development for staff and faculty, and our off-campus study programs. By investing in the CCCU, you invest in the future of our 180+ institutions, in the next generation of Christian thought leaders, and in building God’s kingdom throughout the world. Thank you!



Monthly Prayer Focus

December 2023:

The holiday season is in full swing, and we are filled with gratitude for our member institutions and supporters of the CCCU as we enter into the Advent season. The book of Luke reminds us, "Behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:10)." We hold tight to God's promise of great joy, the promise that He sent a Savior for all people. The joy we have because of Jesus entering the world and saving us is too great of news to keep to ourselves. We ask for guidance and wisdom to share this Good News to our friends and family. We also pray for the advancement of Christian higher education and opportunities to come together in faith and learning. May we all be made complete with God's joy by remaining like-minded, having the same love, and being one in spirit as we enter into the Advent season. 
We also praise God for the recent release of the CCCU's Fall Advance magazine on faith and learning. We thank Him for bringing together various contributors who are committed to integrating the Christian faith into all aspects of higher education. We ask God to plant good seeds of curiosity and hope as we share and promote the value of Christian higher education. May we live out our call to seek out the kingdom of God and his righteousness in all that we do (Matthew 6:33). 
We also pray for our CCCU staff in D.C. and abroad as we serve our member institutions. We ask for faithfulness and wisdom in supporting our schools and pray for a blessed year ahead as we continue advancing our mission. 


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"You [Christian colleges] have what everybody else is desperate to have: a way of talking about and educating the human person in a way that integrates faith, emotion, and intellect. You have a recipe to nurture human beings who have a devoted heart, a courageous mind, and a purposeful soul. Almost no other set of institutions in American society has that, and everyone wants it."

-David Brooks

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