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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

July 2024:

Summer is in full swing, and we have loved seeing students at our member institutions start internships in their desired vocational fields, study abroad, and travel across the country with their university's ministry teams to serve local camps and communities. We ask that you pray for our students to seek out the Kingdom of God and His righteousness in all that they do (Matthew 6:33), that the Gospel would be advanced through their character & life, and that they would rest & prepare well for another academic year.
We also praise God for the success of our 2024 Leadership Development Institute (LDI) and Multi-Ethnic Leadership Development Institute (ME-LDI) in June. We thank Him for bringing us together and guiding us through two weeks of networking, professional development, and a period of rest for our university leaders. We ask Him to bless the work accomplished during the LDIs and that God would continue to "do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the Holy Spirit's work (Ephesians 3:20)" within each LDI and ME-LDI attendee.
Additionally, we give thanks for the tireless efforts of our CCCU staff in D.C. and abroad as they serve our member institutions. Please pray for the CCCU presidential transition, asking that it be a smooth and seamless passing of leadership. We trust in God's guidance and wisdom during this period of change and look forward to the new directions He will lead us in. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!


The Case for Christian Higher Education

Annual Report

Advance Magazine

"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

Thank you for your interest in supporting the future of Christian higher education. We are working to advance faith and intellect for the common good, and we could not accomplish this without the generosity of our donors. If you have questions about any of the information here, or have interest in stock, IRA, or other non-cash gifts, please contact us. It is always a pleasure to be in touch with CCCU supporters!

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