How Do We Respond to A Crisis?
How do we respond to a crisis when it comes? Right now we are facing a crisis of sorts in Christian Higher Education in Northern California. For the past few months, the Leadership of WJU has been in prayer for God’s highest and best for our sister school, Bethany University. During the course of those prayers, we have watched as God seemed to be moving first one way and then another.
Now it has finally become clear that Bethany University will be closing its doors. Scripture tells to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. Right now, we are weeping with our brothers and sisters in the Bethany University family. At the same time, we are determined to see a Kingdom win in this for the students, faculty, and staff of Bethany and our sister schools .
WJU has pledged to aggressively support current Bethany students academically, financially, and athletically. We are currently pursuing a number of pathways to support the Bethany University family. Along the way, I have forged a bond in recent weeks with Dr. Lew Shelton, President of Bethany University. Our prayers are toward the faculty, alumni and current students of Bethany University.
Followers of Christ respond to a crisis with prayer, with study of His Word, and with obedience. I am praying that WJU and the Bethany University family will see God’s hand at work in the midst of this crisis for His Kingdom good. There are NO obstacles too great for people who follow Jesus. I look forward to seeing what God and His people will do in the midst of this crisis. The future burns bright with the promises of God for the WJU family, for the Bethany family, and for the Kingdom of God.
In His Grip,
Dr. John Jackson
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