I hope that this letter finds you doing well as you undertake the college search process! As a 2008 alum of Messiah College where I majored in Bible, I myself am some years removed from the college search process. Nonetheless, I still vividly remember my apprehension, confusion, and concern as I tried to discern which college would offer the best fit for me academically, spiritually, and socially. In the end, my answer to that question was Messiah College. As you navigate this exciting and nerve-wracking time of your life, I hope that you too will consider Messiah College and the resources of its Biblical and Religious Studies department in your decision making.
When choosing a college, it was important to me to find an institution that would not only help me to grow into a mature scholar but would also equip me with the tools that I would need to serve the church in my future endeavors. Messiah did all of this and more. The community of students, educators, and administrators at Messiah supported me and encouraged me to grow in numerous ways both inside and outside of the classroom. Through both my classes and involvement in some of the very numerous extracurricular opportunities, I formed friendships with both students and faculty that have withstood the test of time.
The faculty members in the Biblical and Religious Studies department are an essential asset to Messiah’s community. The professors are not only prominent scholars in their field, but they also deeply care about the academic, social, and spiritual success of their students in class and beyond. Both during my time as a student and since I have graduated, my professors in the Biblical and Religious Studies department made a point to check in with me frequently and offer me assistance in achieving my goals.
Without a doubt, I am who I am today because of the superior education and formation that I received as a student at Messiah College. Since I graduated from Messiah, I have been pursuing graduate degrees in Biblical Studies. Thanks to the courses, professors, and encouraging environment at Messiah, I have been more than adequately equipped to succeed in graduate-level education.
I know that the college search process can be an intimidating journey as various colleges vie for your attention. However, I hope that in the shuffle of making decisions you will give Messiah serious consideration. As you continue to weigh your options in the weeks and months ahead, you should feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have as you consider whether Messiah is the right place for you. Blessings to you in your journey!