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The _collab for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research

Why Advise

Collaboratory advisors are educators, alumni and friends who partner with students at Messiah College on projects that enable them to use their gifts and professional abilities in service to Christ.  The great accomplishments of every generation are almost always the work of students: people able to pay attention to and learn from others. 

Our advisors mentor the next generation of servant leaders for the church while also making hands-on professional contributions to projects.  Faculty members who advise in the Collaboratory also have opportunity to contribute to their teaching, scholarship and institutional service goals for term tenure and promotion.

What Advisors Do

  • Serve locally and internationally in Jesus' name.
  • Share leadership with students of groups, projects, and site teams.
  • Work on projects: plan, design, testing, implementation.
  • Meet weekly for a time of worship and Christian discipleship.
  • Live the gospel in life, word and deed.

What is Shared Leadership
Advisors sharing leadership with students is a core strategy for mentoring and Christian discipleship in the Collaboratory. Collaboratory advisors empower students to make choices and learn from mistakes, while also working

to protect the interests of our clients.  Advisors aim to work themselves out of a job by developing student leaders to assume increasing responsibility, and transfer authority commensurate with the students' maturity and ability.

Please contact the Director to learn more about advising in the Collaboratory:

Dr. David Vader
Messiah College
Box 3034

One College Avenue
Grantham, PA  17027

Phone: 717-796-1800 ext. 7226



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