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.
Joining Your House
Enroll in the College
After you are accepted, we’ll send you an email with your House assignment.
Get placed in a house
Get to know the other members of your house and leaders at house events.
Participate in community
Invest in your house and build lifelong friendships.
What It Looks Like
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 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 hosts 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.
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.
Building Community with Your Classmates
Here’s what student leadership looks like within each house:
- Chancellor: House Leader
- Female and Male Fellow: Catalyst for Great Commission living
- Regent: Developing deep community
- Scholar: Inspiring a love for learning