2 Timothy 1:13-14 says, “What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.” The Biblical Studies course at San Diego Christian College did just this for me. The sound teaching I received while attending this college provided a pattern for me to follow as I entered full-time Christian service. I view the education that I received as a good deposit that was entrusted to me. I use what I learned in my courses on a daily basis and still keep in touch with a few of my professors, whom I consider to be mentors and advisors that I will carry with me throughout my life. I am so thankful for the opportunity I had to attend SDCC and believe it truly equipped me, with God’s help, to teach, lead, and raise up a future generation of young women desiring to influence this world for Christ.
The Bible Courses that I took while at SDCC had a huge impact in my life in that they provided a solid foundation for what I believed and why. I came to the college as a fairly new believer craving to know truth and learn more about God, faith, and the Bible. The Bible Department definitely met those expectations by teaching me how to study the Bible, how to apply those truths to my life, and how to communicate these things to others effectively. I left the college feeling equipped to further pursue knowledge and growth in my own life, as well as encourage and teach others in their pursuit of God and truth. There’s so much more I could say- the Bible Department was such a huge blessing to me during college!
~Denise VanDommelen, Admin. Asst., Sr High Ministry, Shadow Mountain Community Church
The SDCC Bible Department equipped me to be a complete minister. They didn’t only give me facts and information but they challenged me to apply what I was learning to my life. The end result was being able to minister from my life and not just from my mind. The professor’s modeled this type of learning and I am grateful for the years that I spent learning this very important principle.
...I have to say the biggest influences on my career were the Bible classes.
~Timothy Jay O'Neill, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1983, Children's Ministries Director and Administrative Pastoral Assistant at Eagle Point Community Bible Church in Oregon.
I chose to major in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Youth Ministry because God has given me a passion to work with youth. My education at SDCC has been so helpful because I have learned not only in the classroom but also from the lives of my professors, who live out what they teach, helping me to think outside the box, and encouraging me in my process. I could not wait to get out and apply what I had learned.
~Rondi Pogue, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, May 2006