The modern higher education system is broken. Modern education is hostile to faith, too expensive, and academically weak. We need nothing short of a revolution. Sattler College was founded upon the biblical vision of Christian discipleship that addresses the mind, soul, and heart. Our mission is to provide an education that instructs the mind, discipleship that shapes the soul, and inspiration that inflames the heart. Our goal is to enable graduates to heartily say, “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love, and a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). Our primary distinctives are encapsulated by the three "C's":
Sattler College Distinctives: (The Three "C's")
At Sattler College we believe in implementing a rigorous and well-defined, college-wide curriculum. Our faculty are trained at institutions like Harvard and Stanford. This curriculum encompasses the best of Christian education in the classical tradition. In addition to expository writing, history, biology, mathematics, and economics, students are required to take courses in the Old Testament, New Testament, apologetics, biblical Greek, biblical Hebrew, and church history. Our goal is to produce well-rounded students who can rightly handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). In addition to our core, we offer five majors: Biblical and Religious Studies, Business, Computer Science, History, and Human Biology. Each major builds upon the Core curriculum, providing an opportunity for deeper study within a specific area of expertise.
A majority of students stop involvement in the church or even lose their faith during college. In addition, negative behaviors such as pornography, drug use, sexual promiscuity, and cheating typically increase during a student's college years. Much of this is simply the outworking of Jesus' teaching, "Everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher" (Luke 6:40). With only the smallest minority of typical college faculty who believe in the inspiration and infallibility of the Scriptures, students naturally adopt these views and their faith suffers or is destroyed. In contrast, we believe that college is actually an opportunity to grow in their faith through wise study, mentoring, and discipleship. Our goal is to train the next generation of students to be the City on a Hill that Jesus commands (Matthew 5:14).