Grove City College is a Christian college with the motto “because faith and freedom matter.” The school bases its vision, mission, and values off of God. Being independent in that it does not accept any federal funding, Grove City College is able to make the decisions that its morals entail.
Students usually choose this college for the quality of the Christian atmosphere. To be surrounded by others who share similar beliefs in the college stage of one’s life is truly special in aspects of growing together but it also makes it just as difficult.
Sometimes it is hard to exercise one’s faith when it seems to be exercised constantly, like at a Christian school. Students get a certain amount of chapel credits, take humanities courses based off of a particular religious aspect, and some actions are monitored under Christian principles. With the humanities courses or the chapels, one may assume that learning about the Bible for 50 minutes a day or a 20-minute chapel can be “enough” for our Christian lifestyle. It is important to understand that those are just additional aspects to what we should be doing on a regular basis for our faith.
Grove City College offers many opportunities to get involved in a group, organization, or participate in an activity revolving around God. There are specific small groups like Men of God or Women of Faith that bring people, no matter where they are in their life, can come and lift one another up closer to Him. Red Box Missions, Inner City Outreach Trips, Prison Ministry, and Young Life are more examples of groups that particularly go out and work to help people see God in different aspects of their life. No matter what one decides to do, strengthening one’s faith is something we have to work at every single day and it certainly helps when there are other people to hold one accountable.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).
If we as Christians continue to exercise our faith in God and live in Him, an impact on others can always be made on people who might need it most.