Attending Central Christian College of the Bible has changed my life tremendously. I now know more about the Bible than I ever have before. I’ve also had the opportunity to build friendships that I know will last forever. It is a pleasure to be able to come to a place where I have been surrounded by an outstanding community.
I was raised in a Christian home in Springfield, Illinois. Church was always something that was part of my life. When I was in high school, I was heavily involved in sports and other school activities. My goal was to study special education in college and rely on sports to help pay for a good chunk of my college expenses. But a mission trip to South Africa during my senior year changed my life and I felt called into children’s ministry while on that trip.
With graduation in a few weeks, I had to connect with a new college quickly. My dad and I discovered Central while searching online.
When I arrived at Central that fall, I remember being so excited. During my first few months I started learning more and more things that I never knew, even though I went to a Christian school all my life and attended church weekly. I was happy to be in a place where I was going to learn and be equipped for ministry. I was getting poured into constantly by professors, staff, and RA’s, and I was in good hands to learn more about God. He taught me how to love like Jesus and be more like Him in just a few short months of being on Central’s campus.
During my four years at Central, I have been blessed with many service opportunities. Being part of the traveling worship band with Central was probably one of my favorite things that I was involved with here at Central. Our team led worship for churches, youth groups, and events.
I’ve also had the wonderful opportunity to be involved with Crossroads Christian Church in Macon, Missouri. Not only were there countless opportunities to serve in children’s ministry, youth ministry, and worship ministry, but I also did my apprenticeship for school and absolutely loved it.
I am preparing to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree, with a major in Christian Education and a minor in Worship Arts. After graduation, I plan to find a school to teach in or a children’s ministry to serve in; I’m also open to worship ministry as well. I plan to always be involved in the church and the ministry no matter where God takes me and what job I end up having. The church and serving the church has had a huge impact in my life.
I will always be grateful for Central Christian College of the Bible. There have been so many things I have learned from my time here at Central, and I know that I can always rely on the knowledge I have gained. Central would not be the way it is without our wonderful supporters that take care of us in every way. I am truly grateful for the Full-Tuition Scholarship from the donations that come from churches, people, and organizations. I’m grateful for my time here at Central and will always remember and cherish the memories I have made here.
We are able to provide the Full-Tuition Scholarship for students like Alyssa because of the generous donations from friends and churches.
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