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“Thank you for letting Christian Union change my life. I am involved with the weekly Bible courses and have grown immensely spiritually, mentally and emotionally…the lessons I have learned inspire me to continue in my faith and integrate them into my professional career. Once again, thank you for making this possible.” -- Benjamin Lee ’19

Course Highlights

You can provide the Christian instruction, spiritual development, and leadership training missing from the top universities shaping the nation’s future leaders. At these leading institutions, many students have not read a Bible or heard the Gospel, much less what it means to devote their lives to seeking and serving God. Bible courses are one of the most vital elements of Christian Union’s core program that develops Christian leaders at intellectually rigorous, highly secular universities.

Bible course curriculum spans four years and consists primarily of a 10-lesson course each semester/quarter. A course is comprised of 8-10 students of the same sex and class year, meeting for 1.5 hours, with weekly homework. Feedback from students includes comments like these: “I have waited my whole life for a Bible study like this.” And, “Before attending Christian Union’s Bible courses, I had never encountered the Scriptures in a rigorous, academic way...Now every page is relevant and instructional.” And, “Christian Union Bible courses have given me a deeper understanding of the Gospel and how to live it out.”

Course titles include: 1 John, 2 Timothy, Acts, Colossians, Hebrews, Mark, Philippians, Romans, Seeking God Lifestyle, Sex and Spirituality, Vocational Integration & Financial Stewardship

Currently, 95 percent of Christian Union faculty has seminary or other graduate degrees; many blend professional and ministry experience which provides students with the high-quality teaching and the life experience of adults they can emulate. They conduct weekly Bible courses and mentor students toward spiritual and leadership growth. One ministry fellow said: “It is unspeakably rewarding to see students understand and grab hold of the Gospel, apply Scripture to their lives, and grow in their understanding of the story of redemption.”

Become a Bible Course Sponsor 

More than 1,300 students from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Harvard Law, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, and Yale were enrolled in semester-long Christian Union faculty-led Bible courses in 2018-19. Many students were surprised to find such rich, in-depth Christian curriculum available in such highly secular academic environments. 

Together with your support, we can continue and expand this transformative work at these nine universities.

A gift of $10,800 underwrites a full year Christian Union faculty-led Bible course for 8-10 students, and offers a unique opportunity for sponsors to connect with these future leaders. 

Each sponsor is invited to visit the course he/she sponsors, either in person or via Skype, so that students can meet you and learn from your faith journey. In addition, the assigned faculty member will send you a course update to share the impact of your investment. 

For questions, please contact Dave Magnuson, Associate Vice President of Strategic Gifts, at (847) 508-7431 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..