At the heart of a Grace education are academically challenging courses that are specifically designed to foster a thirst for character, competence, and service within the hearts and minds of our students. Every student at Grace completes a series of general education courses and thus enjoys a common experience that stretches across all the disciplines. Explicitly taught from a liberal arts approach, the core challenges our students to acknowledge his infallible source of truth as revealed in His Word (Special Revelation), and through His Works, His creation (General Revelation). Courses in the core are driven by the mission and evangelical heritage of the college, and have been created around four key human relationships: with God, with others, with self, and with the world, which includes both cultures and the environment.
We believe that worshiping Christ, following His Calling, connecting with others, and engaging His world are key to unlocking an academic experience that strengthens character, sharpens competence, and prepares for service. We also believe that an education that emphasizes the integration of faith and learning lays the foundation for and is in perfect concert with our mission. At Grace, we are committed to a life of worship and spiritual growth, and actively look for reflective and practical ways the Christian faith intersects with the disciplines we teach in the classroom.
Grace is unique in that the coordination of the Core Curriculum is organizationally and strategically placed under the Student Affairs Department. This creates an atmosphere where faculty and Student Affairs professionals work together as they equip students with foundational knowledge, instill a curiosity for learning and prepare students to think christianly, critically, creatively and globally.
We want student to develop a love for learning in multiple disciplines from which to continually evaluate the changing world around them and navigate the inevitable career changes that the shifting economy may require. At Grace, our students learn well, how to learn well. We believe the Grace Core provides students with the foundation of scholarship and experience for life-long learning and specialization in their major.