Individuals and leaders must commit and be equipped to live and work under high standards of integrity and personal honesty to effect change in society. Transformation at the individual level is the starting point of difference in the community. This transition should resume early, as the adage states that prevention is better than cure. Hence, I propose focusing on future leaders, particularly young individuals. The question is how enrolling in a Christian institution can help leaders develop morally in cultures where corruption and immorality are rampant. This paper proposes that studying in a Christian university can help students build their morals and general knowledge.
Evidently, the older I grow, the more responsibilities I acquire. It is no longer about me showing up in school or accomplishing community service by a specific duration; instead, I have to pay phone bills and insurance premiums and make work deadlines. It is easy to lose faith with increased responsibilities as much time one spends accomplishing the tasks. Instead of putting Christ at the forefront, we focus on making money to meet our needs; studying in a Christian institution has taught me to incorporate religion into studies and careers. The tutors come from varied backgrounds; thus, they guide us by relating their paths, how they do things differently, and their lessons. Hence I gain first-hand experience from people who have passed through college and prospered in their careers while nourishing their faith in Christ.
When growing up in church, an individual feels a sensation of community. That perception can shove off in college since there may not be as many individuals that partake in your faith. The experience makes people feel lonely or excluded in their new surroundings, motivating them to go down a darker path (Eber, 2018). The institution teaches that finding a job may be difficult and making money may be challenging. However, that should not be of worry as a community will help. Studying in a Christian institution gives one the right to question a professor if they teach not under a Christian based as one has support from the educational system.
Some individuals denounce Christian institutions saying that a diversity of faith promotes tremendous advancement. However, having studied at the institution, I have been able to identify that there is no shortage of variety. In my enrollment in school, I can testify that students come from all over the nation to study in this particular institution. The institution is impeccable for acquiring a more paramedic view of faith and deepening Bible knowledge (Meyer & Paltzer, 2021). Concerning my career, studying in an institution founded on Christian values has widened my scope of relating with people. I have acquired values such as honesty, patience, kindness, and righteousness. It has also given me the opportunity of standing in my perspective where I will not be pulled off in every direction. Hence participation in acts such as mortality and corruption is out of the edge for me to be involved.
Young people should focus on bringing societal change because they are future leaders. For students to become Christian professionals in a diverse postmodern society, Christian academics must develop and demonstrate a Christian perspective and a holistic approach to all areas in the curriculum (Obukhovska, 2020). Students’ faith and education may be combined through Christian higher education to be competent in their field and devoted to using their skills to improve their continent’s spiritual and material conditions (Keenan, 2019). Students will be able to contribute positively to the transformation of the societies in which they will find themselves once they have undergone moral reform. This process could be aided by including Christian ethics, Christian values, and a Christian worldview into the curriculum and employing the appropriate pedagogical methodology.
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