2020 Commencement & Convocation: Gratitude to God
Posted On September 17, 2020
This past Friday, Reformation Bible College held its 2020 commencement and convocation exercises. We are thankful for both our 2020 graduates and our current students as they go into a new season of knowing, worshiping, and serving God in all of life. While we reflect on the past year and look forward to the year to come, we also thank God for bringing Dr. R.C. Sproul’s vision for RBC into its tenth academic year.
On Friday evening, the sound of bagpipes began the procession of faculty, current students, and the graduating class. Dr. Stephen Nichols, RBC President, opened the evening in prayer and thanked God for bringing a single-minded board of directors, an exemplary faculty, a staff solely devoted to serving our students, a host of generous supporters, and more than 100 alumni to RBC.
We were pleased to have Dr. Burk Parsons, senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel, deliver the graduation address. Dr. Parsons spoke on Romans 16:17–20, admonishing students to defend the truth of God against falsehood and place their ultimate hope in Jesus Christ.
Immediately following the college hymn, “Clothed in Righteousness,” written by Dr. Sproul, Dr. Nichols led the faculty in reciting their vows and affirming their statement of faith. He then prayed to the Lord, dedicating this academic year to God and requesting His help in the months ahead.
Dr. John Tweeddale, academic dean and professor of theology, then formally presented the 2020 graduating class with their degrees. After a prayer of dedication by Dr. Keith Mathison, professor of systematic theology, Dr. Nichols officially presented the graduating class of 2020 to all in attendance and all watching online.
We give thanks to God for our graduates and upcoming students, and we are grateful to everyone who has prayed for and supported RBC over the years. Your giving is an investment in students like these. Please remember the graduates in your prayers, as well as the returning students and the many new faces we welcome on campus this fall.