• Building Greatness: "By His Grace, For His Glory"

    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

    Class of 2013

    Katie Miller

    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.

  • Enel Aardevälja '14

    Bachelor of Arts -  Youth Ministry

    Enel Aardevälja '14

    Why CCU?

    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 God.

    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.

  • David Medina

    Certificate -  Biblical Studies

    David MedinaDavid Medina was a young man who grew up learning to be machismo – street smart and averse to showing weakness. Involved in drugs and the party scene, David realized prison was his future – until he turned to God. "I never knew we had a bargaining God until I bargained with him," recounts David. "I said, 'You get me out of this and I'll give you the rest of my life.''' In an unexpected reversal of fate, God got him out.

    Transformed, David worked for years at OfficeMax, but another idea lingered in the back of his mind. He wanted to stop kids from taking the path he took as a young man. So, in 2006, David enrolled in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at CCU, studying organizational management. A class assignment to create a business plan in one of his classes brought David's journey full-circle. He thought concretely about a youth center. Today, Anchor Youth Development Center is engaging kids in the poorest neighborhoods of Denver – or Colorado, for that matter. David took the ideas he learned in class and he applies them every day to God’s great calling on his life. He is, in CCU parlance, a world changer.
  • Great stories happen every day at CCU. We expose students to the Risen Christ who turns their lives upside down.
  • Contact Info

    Office of Development

    Phone: 303-963-3330

    or 800-44-FAITH

    Fax: 303-963-3331

    Email: ccudevelopment@ccu.edu