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Louis Collins Speaks To Students During Engage 2020

CCCK Hosts Third Annual Engage

Central Christian College of Kansas was proud to host its annual Engage initiative on September 14-16. This year the campus was honored to host author and speaker, Louis Collins to share how students, faculty, and staff can remain “Anchored” in a time that is so turbulent. Louis Collins is an alumnus of CCCK from 2008.

The theme for this year’s spiritual formation programming is “Anchored” from Hebrews 6:19 – “we have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf”. This theme aligns with the College’s mission to provide a Christ-Centered Education for Character, which emphasizing the development of eight specific character traits (Trustworthy, Team-Player, Devoted, Diligent, Rational, Creative, Healthy, and Courageous).

This three-day intensive serves as an opportunity to facilitate the holistic development of students, challenging them civically and academically, while also developing them spiritually. Students were challenged to embody the words found in Hebrews 6:16-20.

As CCCK strives for students to engage civically, the culmination of Engage ends with the entire campus community going out to serve the McPherson community, and surrounding organizations and counties, thus fulfilling the mission of the institution. While many organizations were not accepting volunteers this year due to Covid-19 concerns, CCCK was still able to find enough service locations for our student body and much of our staff to work and serve our community.

Ultimately, 300 people were able to serve the local community, and just over 30 students made commitments to Christ.

President Favara had this to say,

I am immensely proud of what our students, faculty, and staff achieved in the pursuit of godly service.  While the presence of COVID tends to shut down activities, I was encouraged to see our students willing to step out and demonstrate Christ-like service and character. I believe it is this type of character and this level of commitment that can help bring some light and joy to our world.

ABOUT CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF KANSAS

Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person through four core characteristics: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central, go to centralchristian.edu/about.

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