Statement of Faith
Excel College is designed and centered on a Christian perspective. We believe the Bible is the Word of God and is authoritative for all matters of life and theology. While we are not affiliated with a particular denomination, our commitment to a spiritually-grounded faith in Christ is reflected in how we do community, our academic methodologies, and the practical integration of faith in the everyday lives of our staff and students. In the context of discipleship, our curriculum serves as an opportunity for our students to experience rich critical engagement with both sacred and secular authors within a Christian framework. Students accepted into our program have made a profession of faith in Christ, but are not required to reach the same conclusions in every matter as their faculty, Excel College, or its leadership. They are, however, expected to engage respectfully and thoughtfully with Excel College’s Christian approach and content matter, just as with any other student’s perspectives.
At Excel College, I experienced challenge and growth like I could never have imagined. The Core Curriculum led me into a newfound love for God and His Creation as I learned to see him and His world rightly. I came to see life as a WHOLE instead of a collection of PARTS and this laid a foundation for wisdom that will guide me for the rest of my life. My life is fueled by a passion to see and relate rightly with God, his creation, myself and my neighbor and has led me into a position where I get to partner with His Spirit in leading the next generation into the same revelation.
The Excel College Program is exactly what I have been looking for over the last few years in regards to completing my degree. I have been able to use my previous experience as a Squad Leader for the World Race and Intern with G42 Leadership Academy to begin to fulfill my Phase 2 requirements for my emphasis in Community and Program Development. I have already had the opportunity to work alongside leaders at Excel in developing and refining programs for youth and young adults. Excel College’s holistic approach to education and living has already made an impact in my life and I look forward to the growth I get to continue experiencing here professionally and personally.
I’ve gained three important perspectives during my time in the program that drastically changed my approach toward life. Learning about education in the context of empathy helped me to critically challenge ideas that would help push me toward God’s Truth. Learning about creativity in the context of Creation helped me to find gratitude in God’s Goodness. Learning about responsibility in the context of relationships helped me to pursue God’s beauty that he intended for us.
I have found the answers to so many questions about God’s character that I never had answers to previously. I know my time in the program has been a foundation building process and that this foundation will last me a lifetime. I’ve also taken on a new perspective of what education is, fulfilling my desire to question and be curious – something I haven’t received in any other environment.