Spiritual Formation in Higher Education: A Case for Grace-Filled Service Delivery from the Book of Romans

Spiritual Formation in Higher Education: A Case for Grace-Filled Service Delivery from the Book of Romans

Author by Dr. Israel Olaore

Journal/Publisher: Emerging Discourses On The Future Of Higher Education In Africa

Volume/Edition: 1

Language: English

Pages: 112 - 120

Abstract

Spiritual formation is one of the recognized benchmarks of higher education that is Christian (Maddix and Estep, 2013).  Ministry to students in Christian higher education is more of mentoring by faculty members than didactic delivery of academic content in classrooms. Students catch the everlasting gospel through the lifestyle of their teachers than through the materials taught to them. This paper proposes a grace-filled approach to service delivery in higher education as the most efficient and effective method. Three aspects of the gospel of righteousness by faith in Christ Jesus; justification, sanctification, and glorification are explored through the book of Romans. This exploration is applied to character regeneration, character sustenance, and character transference in youth and young adults in higher education.  Changed lives that are prepared to face the realities of life from the grace-filled leadership and mentorship of Christian teachers are the resultant outcome.


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