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How a Christian Education Strengthens Leadership


Statue of Jesus outside SNU's campusIt’s imperative to offer intangible skills on your resume and to position yourself to be a valuable and desirable employee. Christian leadership skills and values can set you apart from the rest. You can advance your skills at Christian universities in ways you can’t at other schools. Here’s why.

1. You’re held accountable for more than academic performance

Having an education that prepares you for more than just your career is a game changer. Christian universities are preparing you to think through the hard questions and moral dilemmas with a godly perspective. Having integrity is one of the top qualifiers for a good leader. You can be confident in not only your education, but also the preparation you’ve made to be a disciple in a professional environment.

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2. You have more opportunity for deeper fellowship

When you’re surrounded by people with shared and varied beliefs, your professional and Christian leadership skills will grow exponentially. You’ll learn how to discuss matters in a respectful way and learn new perspective across a variety of topics.

3. You’ll become more service-minded

A good leader is concerned with the well-being of those being led, as well as the outcome of the project or objective. Your involvement in and proximity to Christian outreach will inevitably alter your perspective, and your heart will become more focused on service than self.

4. You can study leadership strategies

Many Christian universities have programs dedicated to teaching students sound leadership principles. For example, SNU offers a B.S. in Organizational Leadership, as well as an M.S. in Management. These programs focus specifically on growing individuals to make a positive impact in the world.

Becoming a better and more effective leader is not exclusive to your time in the classroom. You’ll spend your entire professional career honing your skills to become a more solid leader. The leadership skills and tools you develop while enrolled at a Christian college prepare you to utilize your skills with a Christian perspective in the workplace.

If you have questions about how SNU’s on-campus and online Christian college programs can help you build leadership skills, click to apply using our five-minute application or contact an advisor today!

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