“Our Christ-centered education and The Salvation Army’s Christ-centered service have teamed up to empower servants on the frontlines of ministry,” said Dr. Dave Holden, Greenville University dean of adult and graduate studies, of the collaborative agreement established between the university and the Indianapolis, Ind., Harbor Light Center.

Dr. Holden spoke at a certificate presentation ceremony held at the center to honor the 45 staff members who completed professional development training classes for which they also earned continuing education units (CEU).

Major K. Kendall Mathews, Harbor Light Center executive director, initiated the partnership with Greenville University to design a program with CEU credit hours for the center’s staff. In turn, the university’s faculty and students gain advanced insights on what is required to serve beneficiaries and their families. The collaboration also facilitates internship positions for students and opportunities for staff to earn graduate degrees or complete undergraduate studies.

“[We] see the value in working together to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Dr. Holden. “It’s not just for personal development but for spiritual service to those in need of salvation and release from substance abuse.”

Recognizing the importance of continuing education, Major Kendall has established other collaborative relationships with educational institutions in previous appointments. He concluded, “This new partnership has blessed our staff in a very practical way and shows all things are possible through Christ.”

 

 

 

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Blessings overflowing

by Commissioner Heidi Bailey It’s been said, “There is no welcome like an Indian ...

Building bridges at the College

by Major Karen Johnson In his Christmas message of 1915, General Bramwell Booth is ...

Heartwarmers from America’s Heartland

In the vein of John Krasinski’s YouTube sensation, “Some Good News,” we share some ...