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Eric Metaxas Speaks at OCU Leadership Forum

President Jon S. Kulaga opened the University's annual Leadership Forum by welcoming the many attendees in the new Ministry and Performing Arts Center. 

Underscoring the importance of character in leaders, Kulaga noted that the University strives to inculcate three habits in students through its Christ-centered higher education: 1) spiritual growth through practicing inner devotion, or holiness, 2) intellectual development through academic learning, and 3) keeping faith alive through community service—habits of the heart, head, and hands.  Then he introduced this year's three keynote speakers, distinguished leadership advisors and practitioners:

Logan Stout, a 16-time World Series player, Stout is an entrepreneur, business leader, motivational speaker, coach, and author of Stout Advice: the Secrets to Building Yourself, People, and Teams.  Stout spoke about the importance of developing ‘up-hill habits’ to support building positive outcomes in life.  He recommends that leaders develop ‘bullseye targets' to focus efforts on achieving specific goals and objectives.  He advises maintaining a ‘momentum mindset’ so initial success stays on course.  Individuals can ‘design’ their lives by developing good habits to replace bad habits and help the world become a better place by leading with love.

Eric Metaxas, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Amazing Grace, and If You Can Keep it: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty, hosts The Eric Metaxas Show.  Metaxas shared about how to succeed as a person of faith in a secular world, narrating humorous anecdotes about his journey to becoming a follower of Christ and successful author. He maintains that leaders will benefit from focusing on what is good, true, and beautiful, and order their desires and passions according to God’s will.  Americans are ‘blessed to be a blessing,’ the greatest honor and sobering because of the responsibility it requires to cherish and protect the freedoms we enjoy as citizens.

John McConnell, Chairman and CEO of Worthington Industries, is a board director of OhioHealth and has served also on Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Hospital, YMCA, and Columbus Zoo boards.  McConnell shared his real-world experience of inheriting leadership of an established steel manufacturing enterprise in a mature industry facing stresses of globalization.  Survival meant innovating to create new products and services, using creative imagination to anticipate and meet needs of a rapidly evolving marketplace.  Today Worthington Industries is benefiting from McConnell’s applying strategic, progressive leadership.  His advice:  Be creative, seek and discover innovative ways to meet new challenges to continue being successful.

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Overlook of the 25th Annual Quilt Show held in 2018

Campus Hosting 26th Annual Quilt Show

Overlook of the 25th Annual Quilt Show held in 2018

Published: July 25, 2019

Ohio Christian University is delighted to welcome the Goodtime Quilters Guild to campus for the fourth year in a row. The guild will be holding their 26th annual Quilt Show in the Maxwell Center on August 1-3. One of the organizers and president of the guild Judy Clifton expects the show to attract over 1,300 guests. “The quilt show is something we do to be an entertainment and to show what we do,” Clifton said. “We’ll hang 180 to 200 quilts. The talent of these ladies is just phenomenal, they just do fabulous work.” The show is the 145-member guild’s biggest event of the year. It
Ohio Christian University is delighted to welcome the Goodtime Quilters Guild to campus for the fourth year in a row. The guild will be holding their 26th annual Quilt Show in the Maxwell Center on August 1-3. One of the organizers and president of the guild Judy Clifton expects the show to attract over 1,300 guests. “The quilt show is something we do to be an entertainment and to show what
Ohio Christian University is delighted to welcome the Goodtime Quilters Guild to campus for the fourth year in a row. The guild will be holding their 26th annual Quilt Show in the Maxwell Center on
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Engage Conference 2019

Engage Conference 2019  image

Published: April 12, 2019

Engage: Evangelism at the Intersection of Faith
Engage: Evangelism at the Intersection of Faith
Engage: Evangelism at the Intersection of Faith
Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference   image

Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference   image

Published: April 5, 2019

Over fifty youth leaders from more than thirty churches and organizations converged on the Ohio Christian University campus for the second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Anticipation for the conference was met with engaging and relevant information applicable to those in attendance. The subject of the day was the importance of actively engaging youth with the reality of Biblical Truth in these formative years. Dr. Walt Mueller, expert in youth culture and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, began the conference with a dive into youth culture and practical ways
Over fifty youth leaders from more than thirty churches and organizations converged on the Ohio Christian University campus for the second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Anticipation for the conference was met with engaging and relevant information applicable to those in attendance. The subject of the day was the importance of actively engaging youth with the reality of Biblical Truth
Over fifty youth leaders from more than thirty churches and organizations converged on the Ohio Christian University campus for the second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Anticipation for the
Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success image

Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success

Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success image

Published: March 28, 2019

Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000 in scholarships from 68 separate donors were awarded to students in attendance. Parents of recipients were encouraged to attend the banquet and meet the donors supporting their children’s education. Students Hannah Reager (’20), Davi Da Silva (’19), and Marissa McCrary (’20) all shared with those in attendance the impact that the donors had on them individually. Each student at Ohio Christian
Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000 in scholarships from 68 separate donors were awarded to students in attendance. Parents of recipients were encouraged to attend the banquet and meet the donors supporting their children’s education
Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000

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Dr. Ben Carson - Co-founder of Carson Scholars Fund Benefitting Thousands image

Dr. Ben Carson - Co-founder of Carson Scholars Fund Benefitting Thousands

Dr. Ben Carson - Co-founder of Carson Scholars Fund Benefitting Thousands image

Published: March 18, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson and his wife started the Carson Scholars Fund in 1994, which gives scholarships to students in grades 4–11 for "academic excellence and humanitarian qualities." More than 5,700 scholarships have been awarded to students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Carson Scholarship winners have attended more than 450 colleges and universities, and have received more than $3 million in scholarship funds to help finance their education."After being named a Carson Scholar, I have set a goal for myself to keep on helping others and working hard, not just through college,
Dr. Ben Carson and his wife started the Carson Scholars Fund in 1994, which gives scholarships to students in grades 4–11 for "academic excellence and humanitarian qualities." More than 5,700 scholarships have been awarded to students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Carson Scholarship winners have attended more than 450 colleges and universities, and have received more than $3
Dr. Ben Carson and his wife started the Carson Scholars Fund in 1994, which gives scholarships to students in grades 4–11 for "academic excellence and humanitarian qualities." More than 5,700
Dr. Ben Carson - A Christian, First and Foremost image

Dr. Ben Carson - A Christian, First and Foremost

Dr. Ben Carson - A Christian, First and Foremost image

Published: March 11, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson puts the greatest value on his relationship with God."The most important thing for me is having a relationship with God. To know that the owner, the creator of the universe loves you, sent His Son to die for your sins; that's very empowering. Knowing Him and knowing that He loves me gives me encouragement and confidence to move forward.”― Ben Carson  Dr. Carson will be featured at Ohio Christian University's 2014 Leadership Forum on April 21, 2014.Seating is limited so get your tickets today at www.OhioChristian.edu! The 700 Club talks to the world-renowned neurosurgeon
Dr. Ben Carson puts the greatest value on his relationship with God."The most important thing for me is having a relationship with God. To know that the owner, the creator of the universe loves you, sent His Son to die for your sins; that's very empowering. Knowing Him and knowing that He loves me gives me encouragement and confidence to move forward.”― Ben Carson  Dr. Carson will be
Dr. Ben Carson puts the greatest value on his relationship with God."The most important thing for me is having a relationship with God. To know that the owner, the creator of the universe loves you
Dr. Ben Carson - Columnist, Commentator, Contributor image

Dr. Ben Carson - Columnist, Commentator, Contributor

Dr. Ben Carson - Columnist, Commentator, Contributor image

Published: March 6, 2014

Weekly columnist for the Washington Times and Fox News contributor, Dr. Ben Carson is a nationally acclaimed speaker and best-selling author. He was one of the top guests appearing on the Shawn Hannity Show for 2013. Then last October Fox News hired the renowned neurosurgeon to be a contributor.“Dr. Carson is a brilliant neurosurgeon who has dedicated his life to healing others,” Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News said in a statement regarding the hire. “He also has a broad perspective on what’s going on in the country and his wisdom and provocative viewpoints will make a major
Weekly columnist for the Washington Times and Fox News contributor, Dr. Ben Carson is a nationally acclaimed speaker and best-selling author. He was one of the top guests appearing on the Shawn Hannity Show for 2013. Then last October Fox News hired the renowned neurosurgeon to be a contributor.“Dr. Carson is a brilliant neurosurgeon who has dedicated his life to healing others,” Roger Ailes
Weekly columnist for the Washington Times and Fox News contributor, Dr. Ben Carson is a nationally acclaimed speaker and best-selling author. He was one of the top guests appearing on the Shawn
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Dr. Ben Carson - New York Times Best Selling Author

Dr. Ben Carson - New York Times Best Selling Author image

Published: March 4, 2014

Dr. Carson has written five best-selling books: “Gifted Hands; The Ben Carson Story”, ”Think Big; Unleashing Your Potential For Excellence”, “Take The Risk; Learning to Identify, Choose and Live with Acceptable Risk”, “The Big Picture” and his fifth book, "America The Beautiful", was released early in 2012 and has made the New York Times Bestseller List.“If we commit ourselves to reading thus increasing our knowledge, only God limits how far we can go in this world.” ― Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence Dr. Carson will be featured at Ohio Christian
Dr. Carson has written five best-selling books: “Gifted Hands; The Ben Carson Story”, ”Think Big; Unleashing Your Potential For Excellence”, “Take The Risk; Learning to Identify, Choose and Live with Acceptable Risk”, “The Big Picture” and his fifth book, "America The Beautiful", was released early in 2012 and has made the New York Times Bestseller List.“If we commit ourselves to reading
Dr. Carson has written five best-selling books: “Gifted Hands; The Ben Carson Story”, ”Think Big; Unleashing Your Potential For Excellence”, “Take The Risk; Learning to Identify, Choose and Live
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Dr. Ben Carson - Cancer Survivor

Dr. Ben Carson - Cancer Survivor image

Published: February 27, 2014

The World Famous Surgeon Becomes A PatientIn 2002, at age 50, Carson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer. Before undergoing surgery to remove the cancer, Carson told a reporter for the Washington Post that he was turning the outcome of the surgery over to “the Lord, [who] can heal anything.”“Do your best and let God do the rest.”― Ben CarsonDr. Carson will be featured at Ohio Christian University's 2014 Leadership Forum on April 21, 2014.Seating is limited so get your tickets today at www.OhioChristian.edu!
The World Famous Surgeon Becomes A PatientIn 2002, at age 50, Carson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer. Before undergoing surgery to remove the cancer, Carson told a reporter for the Washington Post that he was turning the outcome of the surgery over to “the Lord, [who] can heal anything.”“Do your best and let God do the rest.”― Ben CarsonDr. Carson will be featured at
The World Famous Surgeon Becomes A PatientIn 2002, at age 50, Carson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer. Before undergoing surgery to remove the cancer, Carson told a reporter