Life skills are just as important as academic skills–maybe more so.
The core information in this article was originally featured in The Key, Spring 2016 in an article written by Larry Carter, President of GLCC.
Will You Have the Life Skills You Need When You Graduate?
Great Lakes Christian College graduates do!
The staff at Great Lakes Christian College care about answering our students’ deepest questions. While we do prepare our students for careers, we care more about preparing them for LIFE. To prepare them for life means to set a context for living.
That context means:
- Teaching the Bible
- Instilling Christian Values
- Imparting the wisdom of the ages
- Having an appreciation for history and literature
- Developing a gratitude for the goodness of God
This is what we strive to do. To us, higher education means that not only do we focus on giving students a quality college-level learning experience, but that we also insist that there is a “Higher” education that only comes from God Himself.
Core Competencies for Life Skills
Core competencies are the attitudes and skills that every graduate should develop during a four-year program at GLCC. These qualities are necessary for success and excellence in any field of service. The General Education Requirements lay the foundation for the Core Competencies, and the majors strengthen and extend them.
- CRITICAL THINKING: Graduates will demonstrate a habit of the mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, information, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.
- INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Graduates will be able to interact with other people one-to-one and in groups by applying skills in conversation, listening, conflict resolution, collaboration, and consensus-building.
- KINGDOM MISSION: Graduates will be able to articulate God’s mission in the world, the church’s role within it, and their vocation as individual believers – in light of God’s kingdom as revealed through Jesus.
- RESPECT FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY: Graduates will be able to understand, analyze, and appreciate the historical development of the knowledge, traditions, literature, values, and beliefs of human cultures around the world.
- SELF-UNDERSTANDING: Graduates will be able to recognize and evaluate their personality, strengths, weaknesses, and spiritual gifts in the context of their family of origin and life experiences.
- WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Graduates will be able to organize and present their conclusions, ideas, opinions, feelings, and beliefs to others in both oral and written forms.
Partner with Us For Educational Skills AND Life Skills
When you partner with us for your education you are on your way to becoming a servant leader for the church and for the world. You will develop and hone an honorable moral compass–there really isn’t a more important life skill than that.
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