Since our founding in 1914, thousands of students from Colorado Christian University and our heritage institutions have started non-profits, worked ethically and innovatively in business, led churches, performed surgeries, taught our children – and changed the world as they helped others experience the Kingdom of God on earth.
Our prayer is that thousands more students will continue to flock to CCU, to have their lives transformed here. And our prayer is that these students will likewise be impacted by their faculty and peers and go on to influence others.
Will you come alongside us in our campus redevelopment project so that more CCU students will have life-changing stories to tell?
Katie Miller came to CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies without a plan – and unsure if God even had one for her. After some time here, she chose to be an accounting major, and she faced the overwhelming prospect of not simply landing an interview, but a job with a top accounting firm. The only problem? None of the top firms would even look at her résumé.
“I applied to a lot of accounting firms,” she recounts. “A lot. And every door closed. I started thinking this wasn’t for me. I almost gave it up" – until CCU professors learned of Katie’s goals, that is. Professors took time to make contacts within the industry and to mentor Katie. With their help, she landed a couple of interviews.
After a rigorous interview process, Katie was offered not one, but two positions at some of the most prestigious accounting firms in the nation. She chose the position she’d been hoping for all along. Katie decided to attend a small University, trusting it could offer even more than a bigger institution. She trusted she could compete against students from bigger schools with more name recognition, and she did. “Size doesn’t limit us,” she added. “It works for us. It made me a stronger student and a stronger applicant…It was really because of CCU that this happened.”
Soon, she’ll be auditing major not-for-profit organizations such as Compassion International and Young Life, serving them as a Christian counterpart – and one who knows that what God wants, above all else, is for his people to earnestly seek Him. She’s done that not only with her heart, but with her mind.
Bachelor of Arts -
Enel Aardevälja grew up in Estonia and wasn’t
exposed to the gospel until she was a teenager. At the time, her parents were
going through a divorce and she was looking for answers. She found them through
a guest speaker – Mark – who also
taught at CCU. When Mark suggested Enel travel 5,000 miles to attend college in
Colorado – which
had been a lifelong dream – Enel could only dimly see how to make it happen. But Enel trusted
After a journey full of stops and starts, and two
scholarship offers, Enel arrived at CCU. Here, God’s hand was evident:
professors helped her to open up; students befriended her. She’s earned a 4.0
and majored in youth ministry – a course of study unheard of in Estonia. And, her time at CCU has
shaped her vision – or
made God’s vision evident: to continue working with youth, exposing them to the
life-changing gospel of Jesus. She’s discovered innate leadership abilities,
and it’s evident that God will use her charisma and care to influence others.