Whatever is Praiseworthy
| by Carol Best firstname.lastname@example.org
MidAmerica Nazarene University was established by faith and for over 50 years its story of achievement and accomplishment has provided evidence of God accomplishing His purposes through the hearts and hands of His people. The excellence that we celebrate throughout the university these days is an indication of the prolonged commitment, persistence and support of those who believe in the mission and purposes of the university. Philippians 4:8 records the Apostle Paul’s admonition, “If anything is praiseworthy – think about such things and the God of Peace will be with you.” We celebrate these accomplishments as tangible evidence of God’s provision for the university through those who are faithful and respond fully to His call on their lives.
This issue of ACCENT features many reasons for us to celebrate. The accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students began as “seeds of excellence” planted by those whose vision reached beyond the possible and extended to the “impossible places” where our God does His best work. The financial support from our alumni and friends continues to be the “seeds of faith” planted as investments in the future and the new possibilities God seeks to provide for generations yet to come. The harvest will be seen in lives transformed through our ministry of excellence and faith put to work.
A.W. Tozer provided this challenge, “Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.” MidAmerica Nazarene University seeks to be a place where hearts can soar, where visions and dreams for the future are nurtured. We celebrate the dreamers among us who stretch to reach beyond the horizon and in doing so, inspire us all to discover the empowering presence and provision of Jesus Christ who is worthy of our praise.