Lindsey loves college so much that when she graduates, she plans to work at a college, either in residence life or campus ministry. Eventually she hopes to attend seminary. Meanwhile, she’s keeping busy as a youth ministry volunteer and member of Northwestern’s International Justice Mission chapter, and she spent the summer before her senior year as a short-term missionary in Greece through the college’s Summer of Service program. She’s also been a resident assistant, cheerleader and Admissions Ambassador.
The right fit
During freshman year, when I felt called to teach about the Christian faith, I wondered if that meant being a Christian education major at Northwestern. I started looking at other college programs, but after taking Foundational Issues in NWC’s religion department, I knew I wanted to be here, learning from my professor and classmates.
My homework, in part, is studying the Bible, which has strengthened my faith because it’s allowed me space to wrestle with some of the “burning issues” in Christianity. I love digging into the textbooks. Also, I’ve been able to sit down and have great conversations with each of my teachers—people who have dedicated their whole life to studying God’s Word. God has given my professors such knowledge of our Creator; it blows me away. I value both their wisdom and their friendship. It’s apparent they care about me and my spiritual wellbeing.
A whole education ...
When someone on campus repeats a phrase we hear a lot, that Northwestern offers “a whole education for your whole life,” it’s usually part of a joke. But, in fact, I and many of my friends agree with this statement. Through being involved in co-curricular activities and chapel and living in the dorm, I have encountered the pain and joy of others, loved deeply and been loved in return, and seen the spirit of Jesus in His people. Overall, it has taught me compassion and shown me the importance and value that each and every person has in God’s eyes. Northwestern has prepared me for a career, but it also has prepared me for a lifetime of being a servant of Christ. Living in His spirit, I want my words and actions to reflect the Lord. Simply put, I want to love God and love people.
Brothers and sisters
Words cannot express how grateful I am for each classmate, friend, faculty and staff member who has shown me grace and care. I have been shown love, laughed until my abs hurt, and cried with those who surround me here. Their actions have shown me what the body of Christ truly means.