Many Christian tertiary educators share a passion to see holistic transformation in students’ lives. This qualitative study grew out of the desire to explore whether students who are not Christ-followers, but who apply to study within an overtly Christian context, experience such change. It investigated why they chose to apply, their initial expectations, the positives and challenges of their lived experiences, and self-perceptions of any holistic change. While geographical proximity appeared to be the strongest motivator, many did experience holistic change during their time of study. The most daunting challenge appeared to be the biblical critique required in assignment and class work, the time required for that, and the stress involved. My hope is that this study might add to our understanding, and highlight ways in which educators can work more fruitfully with students who do not share our Christian faith.
"Non-believing Students at a Christian Tertiary Institution: What Drew Them, What They Expected, and What They Found,"
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol9/iss2/2