We hosted our semi-annual grad fair last Thursday in Tulsa Centre’s recently remodeled room 101. Always a happy time to hand out caps and gowns and visit with students. This time though we had angels rejoicing with us!
As Keith and Zoe, two of our advisors, visited with one of our business graduates about her journey at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, the student, LC, shared that as quickly as she learned business principles in class, she applied the understanding in her position at Hilti. In her words, it was a continual cycle of concept learned, concept applied … concept learned, concept applied. What a wonderful report about the practicality and excellence of the content of our courses! What you do matters professionally for our students!
When asked about growing in her knowledge of God, LC indicated she had bit by bit with each course and wanted to continue to seek Him and even find a church after graduation. Zoe, sensing that our student was ready for the next step in her spiritual journey, asked LC privately if she would like to acknowledge Jesus as her Savior. She did and Zoe led her in prayer. It was a special moment of celebration for LC and for our team.
Some of you planted and some watered in this student’s life; God worked through that effort to make the seed grow. Not only did this student earn her BSBA through us but she was introduced to Jesus as her Lord receiving eternal life through Him. What you do matters spiritually for our students!
Back to our new furnishings: when I shared this good report with our Associate Vice President Kent Claggett, he reminded me that before carpet was laid in this facility, we wrote Scripture verses on the concrete as part of our foundation! Those verses, the powerful Word of God, are still infusing life into our classrooms and our classes! “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires” (Hebrews 4:12, NLT).
When you teach in one of our programs, whether online, distant, or Tulsa and Bartlesville, you partner with a strong mission so that what you do matters in the immediate future of our students and in their lives for eternity.
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father (Colossians 3:16-17, NLT).