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Before financial aid the full bill was $60,000 for room and board and tution. 2/3 of it was taken care of with financial aid and semester balances due. I'm still paying on about $17,000 in student loans.
Take my degree away and everything I learned in my classes and add all the points below and I would still pay double for what I got out of it. Here's some of what I got out of it that didn't take place in the classroom...
+ Meeting my wife because of a college trip (the first time I met her)
+ the experience of being on campus in the incredible environment that valued Christian living and learning eternal habits
+ learning how to develop accountability with other guys
+ learning about my relationship with God
+ growing in my spiritual gifts
+ my volunteer ministry experiences that prepared me to be a youth pastor
+ the on-campus jobs that taught me how to work with people, develop leadership skills, and develop a work ethic
+ the friends that I now have all over the nation and the world
+ the faith that was required to get there to begin with that pleased God and grew my relationship even more with Him (Hebrews 11:6)
Average State school tuition = $8,000/year
Average State school books = $500/year
Average State school room and board = $3000
Average Christian/Private school tuition = $20,000/year
Average Christian/Private school books = $500/year
Average Christian/Private school room and board = $4000
Going to the college God wants you to go (state or private) to and you chase after Him with all you got = priceless and eternal for you and everyone you ever come in contact with for the rest of forever!
The average middle class person cannot afford Indiana Wesleyan or any other private school with comfort.
Just let your main objective in going to college be to learn the most about God and your relationship with Him as possible. Careers will come and go, but the Word of the Lord will stand forever.
Winter Jam Correction
January 11 - Jr. High Rally
January 15 - Sr. High Rally
January 15 - Jr. High Come and See
January 18 - Jr. High Rally
January 22 - Sr. High Rally
January 22 - Jr. High Come and See
January 23 - Ski Trip
January 29 - Family Life Revival
February 1 - Family Life Revival
On the Calendar
Pray for 2006!
Pray that we would dig deep in the Word this year!
Birthdays this Month
5 - Alyssa Hicks
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