Why a Reformed Bible College at Ligonier?: Because Time Is Too Precious for Education Based on Historical Novelties
Posted On May 05, 2010
Why is Ligonier Academy introducing an Undergraduate Program alongside its Certificate Program and its Doctor of Ministry Program? To get answers to these questions, let’s take some time to think about the vision and the mission of our Undergraduate Program.
Our Vision: A Community of Teaching and Learning
Reformation Bible College has been founded to provide educational opportunities for Christians who recognize that the knowledge of their God and His holiness is foundational to lives and vocations that lead to the glory and enjoyment of God. Each of the College’s program offerings provides opportunities to be grounded and growing in Christian maturity. Our Undergraduate Program is no exception. Committed, as we are, to training Christ’s disciples to live in the Word and live out the gospel, our vision for the College is that we will be a community of teaching and learning from which God’s people will emerge with a fuller knowledge of their God and of their gifts for service to Him.
Our Mission: A Heritage of Reformation
Because time is too precious for education based on historical novelties, Reformation Bible College aspires to be a leader in providing education in the historic Reformed faith. Our undergraduate degree program is specially designed to pass on the heritage of our Reformed forebears to our children and the generations that follow them. Convinced that literacy in theology and history is necessary for a mature knowledge of Scripture and a discerning engagement with the world, we focus on four areas: the content of Scripture, the system of doctrine taught in Scripture, the history of the church, and the great works of literature, philosophy, and music. We believe that our curriculum, with its emphasis on the coherence of biblical revelation and of the Christian worldview, will give Christ’s disciples the grounding needed to live lives and to engage in vocations that glorify God and foster continuing reformation. We are persuaded, then, that what God enables us to realize here will advance the cause of God’s kingdom as the truth of Holy Scripture reaches every corner of the globe.