Bringing Jesus into every aspect of community

The College’s student-led house system is an opportunity for you to build lifelong friendships, live on mission together, and become more like Jesus alongside one another.

Character Service Friendship

Joining Your House

  • 1

    Enroll in the College

    After you are accepted, we’ll send you an email with your House assignment.

  • 2

    Get placed in a house

    Get to know the other members of your house and leaders at house events.

  • 3

    Participate in community

    Invest in your house and build lifelong friendships.

What It Looks Like

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  • Competitions

    Throughout the academic year, Houses compete in a variety of events, and each House hosts one competitions per year. These competitions culminate in the House Tournament — a two-day event involving literature, art, trivia, and a field day. The winning House is awarded the House Cup.

  • House System Mission Trip

    Every spring, the House System goes on mission together for a week. Students have the opportunity to serve, share the gospel, and give their lives for the cause of Christ. This mission trip is offered through the Center for Great Commission Studies in partnership with the House System.

  • Calibrate

    Calibrate is a time of worship for The College to come together and remember why they are pursuing ministry. These worship nights are meant to glorify God; unify The College; and worship through music, Scripture, testimonies, and other creative expressions. Each House host one Calibrate a year.

  • College Fall Retreat

    Every fall, the House System steps away from campus for a weekend of teaching, worship, rest, and retreat. Each House is invited to come and enjoy The College community in a new context. Houses pile into vans and head out to that year's destination on Friday and return Sunday afternoon.

The Houses

  • Endurance
  • Selflessness
  • Teachability

Building a Cross Culture

David Brainerd was an American missionary to Native American people groups in Delaware, New York, and New Jersey. Converted at the age of 21, he began his ministry right away and would only minister for eight years before passing away from Tuberculosis, a disease that he dealt with during most of his missionary endeavors. Brainerd is known for his ministry to Native American people groups despite their initial reluctance to receive the gospel. He was persistent in his ministry and teaching and would eventually see many come to understand the gospel, be saved, and get baptized. Despite ongoing battles with depression, loneliness, and sickness, Brainerd was faithful to gospel ministry during his life and an inspiration to some of the most well-known missionaries in the modern era.

Where You’ll Live