Reforming the Liberal Arts: How God’s Goodness is Revealed in All Things
The liberal arts and the humanities have been getting a bad wrap since at least Socrates’ time. But nowadays their reputation has suffered for new reasons.
Dean’s List Fall 2022
Providence Christian College would like to congratulate the following students for their academic achievements during the Fall 2022 semester.
A Passion for Lost Civilizations
While most kids dream of being an astronaut or a veterinarian, Rebecca Brach would spend her early days reading about the pyramids of Egypt, or studying the Mayan ruins of El Salvador…
Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly
Adrian Saucedo ’21 looks back on the brokenness with a secure understanding of God’s hand over his life leading him to Providence and his current career.
Educating the Educators
Around the world, Providence graduates are furthering the college’s mission as redemptive educators, engaging culture, and reaching student’s hearts in their respective corners of God’s kingdom.
Providence Christian College launches The Virtuous Mind podcast
Providence Christian College is pleased to announce the launch of its new podcast, The Virtuous Mind, hosted by Dr. David E. Alexander, Dean of Academics.
Providence Christian College Announces Search for New President
The Board of Trustees of Providence Christian College is pleased to announce the search for Providence’s next president.
Spring 2022 Dean’s List
Providence Christian College would like to congratulate the following students for their academic achievements during the Spring 2022 semester.
Providence Christian College Commencement Ceremony Featuring David L. Bahnsen, The Bahnsen Group
Providence is pleased to announce the 12th annual commencement exercises to be held in Witherspoon Sanctuary in Witherspoon Hall at 10 o’clock, Saturday morning, May 14, 2022.
The Danger of Discontentment
A transcript from a special chapel message delivered by Darrell B. Harrison on April 13, 2022.
Fall 2021 Dean’s List
Providence Christian College would like to congratulate the following students for their academic achievements during the Fall 2021 semester.
A Quick Study: From Los Angeles to New York City
Callao chose to attend Providence primarily because of its location: a central hub of media, culture and arts in the city of Los Angeles.
Alumni Spotlight: Cody & Carissa (Berger) Walter
Cody Walter ’16 is currently the Head Baseball Coach at Providence Christian College, a position he took over in May 2019 after serving as the Assistant Coach for three years
A Bold Mission
This past year I spoke to a large number of potential students as they were considering enrollment at Providence Christian College for the Fall 2021 semester.
My Unexpected Journey to Totalitarian America
In November 2021, Habi Zhang, renowned essayist, philosopher, and Chinese political dissident, was a featured guest speaker at Providence Christian College. The following is a transcript of Zhang's speech delivered to the student body during a special forum on...
The Story of the Reformation Movement
Martin Luther nailed ninety-five points of protest, known as the Ninety-five Theses, to the door of the town church, and in doing so, he galvanized a worldwide movement, now known as the Protestant Reformation.
Spring 2021 Dean’s List
Academic achievement of full-time students is recognized each semester by publication of a Dean’s List. To qualify for this honor, a student must achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and not earn any grades below a C-.
Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne Delivers 2021 Commencement Address
Providence Christian College · “Building on a Firm Foundation” - Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne (2021 Commencement Keynote Address)Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne, Executive Coordinator of The Gospel Reformation Network and Senior Pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian (PCA), was the...
Commencement Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne
Providence Christian College will be holding its annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15 at 10:00am PT. This year’s keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne.
In Memoriam of DR. CHUCK RYOR 1965 – 2021
It is with grieving yet hopeful hearts that we share the news of Dr. Chuck Ryor’s tragic passing on April 9th. Dr. Ryor served as a Lecturer of Communications at Providence Christian since 2008.
Fall 2020 Dean’s List
Providence would like to congratulate the following students on their academic achievements! Students named to the Dean’s List have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the semester.
Providence Launches Witherspoon Scholars Program
The Witherspoon Scholars Program is an elite liberal arts offering for ambitious and intellectually curious students.
Alumni Spotlight: Samuel Fennema ’19
In the midst of a global pandemic, Samuel Fennema ’19 is navigating his first year as an educator in China, serving at a multi-ethnic expatriate school.
New Academic Structure: The Covid Silver Lining
Providence’s faculty and administration set forth on a new plan for academics that once again proved necessity can be the mother of invention.
Student Spotlight: Christine J. Eaton ’21
Christine J. Eaton ’21, a current senior whose fondest recollections were that of reading tales that transported her to another world.
Spring 2020 Dean’s List
Providence would like to congratulate the following students on their academic achievements! Students named to the Dean’s List have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the semester.
Fall 2019 Dean’s List
Providence would like to congratulate the following students on their academic achievements! Students named to the Dean’s List have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the semester.
Student teaching (on the mission field) in Costa Rica
When Becca Hernandez ’20 and Hannah Martinez ’20 went to Costa Rica with the Women’s Soccer program on a missions trip in fall 2019, they had no idea that God would lead them right back to Costa Rica only six months later.
“It Truly is a Good Friday”
A Meditation by Dr. Scott Swanson
Jesus’ cry of dereliction from the cross, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” is recorded for us in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark.
It is with a deep sense of appreciation for his years of service to Providence Christian College that we make you aware of the resignation of our president, Dr. Jim Belcher, effective April 1, 2020. Jim has been a faithful and enthusiastic champion of the college’s mission and vision over the last six years.
Spring 2019 Dean’s List
Providence Christian College is pleased to announce the Spring 2019 dean’s list. Students named to the Providence dean’s list must be enrolled full-time and maintain a PGA of 3.50 or higher for the semester.
The Courage to Lead: Aaron Gooch
Since he was 12 years old, Aaron Gooch ’21 knew he wanted to play college baseball at a Christian College. Not only did he have a passion for the game, but he also had a love for the Lord.
“Who is the Elite?” – Claremont Institute’s Dr. Matthew Peterson Delivers 2019 Commencement Address
Dr. Matthew Peterson, Vice President of Education at Claremont Institute, was the commencement speaker at the 2019 Providence Christian College Commencement Ceremony.
Information about the 2019 Commencement ceremony. Location, schedule and parking information for commencement weekend.
Dr. W. Robert Godfrey Speaks at Inaugural Resurgam Academic Conference
Last week, the entire Providence student body took part in a two day campus-wide academic competition named, Resurgam (A Latin word meaning “I shall rise again”).
The New Counterculture
Dr. Jim Belcher’s first chapel message at the new Providence Christian College campus in Old Town Pasadena, California.
Providence Appoints Pete Hamstra VP for Enrollment
Providence Christian College is delighted to announce the hire of Pete Hamstra as our new Vice President for Advancement effective immediately
Providence Moves to New Campus!
Providence has a new home! Just three miles south of our current campus in the historic Old Pasadena Playhouse District. The brief video tour demonstrates this amazing new chapter in the history of Providence.
Providence’s Academic Core Featured on A Visit to the Pastor’s Study with Pastor William Shishko
Dr. David Corbin, Vice President for Academic Affairs was recently featured on A Visit to the Pastor's Study radio program with Pastor William Shishko. In this episode, Dr. Corbin discusses the unique and groundbreaking academic core of Providence Christian College....
Convocation 2018: A Well-Ordered Soul
President Dr. Jim Belcher delivers the Convocation address to the Providence student body on August 22, 2018 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, California.
Providence Sea Beggar Mascot Featured in Los Angeles Times
Not far from Arcadia, in Pasadena, is Providence Christian College, home of the Sea Beggars.
Apply for Fall 2018 now! Be the next Sarah!
On May 5, 2018, Sarah Bergquist ’18 and her classmates proudly walked across the stage at Commencement and concluded their studies at Providence Christian College. This year’s senior class featured 27 students—the largest assembly of degree candidates in Providence’s history.
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Kimberly Postma (Class of 2011)
Kimberly Postma never could have imagined that she would become a teacher. A Kansas City native from a Reformed household, Postma had a natural gift and passion for mentoring young people
Dr. David Corbin Transforms the Core with Western Civ and Business/Entrepreneurship Sequence
Providence unveiled academic changes that will go into effect Fall 2018.
LAW & ORDER: An Avodah
This spring, Providence students were given the opportunity to move beyond the screen and learn what actually happens in the Los Angeles court system.
This is Living Water
Dr. David Corbin’s commencement address to the Class of 2018.
Dr. David Corbin Takes Up His New Role as VP for Academic Affairs at Providence Christian College
Dr. David Corbin has been appointed to the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs, beginning July 1, 2018. Corbin comes to Providence after serving at The King’s College in New York City, as the Dean of their school of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics....
Spring 2018 Dean’s List
Providence would like to congratulate the following students on their academic achievements!
Providence Appoints Dr. David Corbin Vice President For Academic Affairs
On February 24th 2018, the Board of Trustees of Providence Christian College unanimously voted to approve the appointment of Dr. David Corbin as the next Vice President for Academic Affairs. This appointment concludes a three year national search for a permanent VPAA.
Is Providence The New Harvard?
“Is Providence The New Harvard?” and “Excellence With A Soul”
2018 Sea Beggar Scramble Golf Outing and Athletics Banquet
Friday, April 6 at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena
Providence Fall 2017 Dean’s List
Congratulations to the students on the Fall 2017 Dean’s List
February Academic Conference Featuring Dr. Gregg Frazer
The Academic Conference will be held on Thursday, February 8
Alumni Spotlight: Annika (Hargreaves) St. John, Class of 2010
Alumna Annika St. John shares her Providence story and beyond
Notes From A Freshman: Living In The City Of Stars
by Christine Eaton
photos by Megan Joy Stewart
A Broader Understanding: Student Spotlight on Dean Whitcher
Dean Whitcher from Oceanside, CA talks about gaining a broader understanding at Providence
Lifelong Learning At Providence: Student Spotlight On Iris Blanche
Iris Blanche from Chino Hill, CA talks about the object of her faith.
Providence Receives 1.1 Million Dollar Gift For New Health Science Program
This Fall, Providence added a new concentration in Health Science to its liberal arts degree to prepare students for careers and callings in the healthcare field. The Health Science Concentration provides a foundation for those students interested in careers in health...
Solus Christus: A Christmas Concert
Chamber Singers Reach Out In The Community And Also Prepare For Annual Christmas Concert
Join us for the Christmas Concert on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm
Senior Perspective: A Semester In New York City
To learn in the metropolis of New York City is both a difficult and a wonderful thing.
Notes From A Freshman: Finding A Home At Providence
Providence Christian College is not just a liberal arts college; it is a Christian college with a strong community where students can learn, grow, and flourish.
Great Books Class Visits Steinbeck National Center
It is a rare experience to be able to take education beyond the classroom and encounter the world an author lived in – to see the places and culture that impacted his works.
Nationally Recognized Business Leader Robert C. Doll To Speak At Providence On October 25
Wednesday, October 25 at 11:00 am in Franson Hall
Reformation 500 Celebration Scholarship
Providence is celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation this fall
Sea Beggar Weekend At Providence!
Plan to join us October 26 & 27 for a weekend of fun for everyone!
Live From The Red Carpet! Studying Film in LA
Professor Armes is an accomplished film editor in Hollywood with a host of film credits including last year’s E! Live from the Red Carpet from all the major awards shows including the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Grammy Awards and the Academy Awards.
Christian College Fair Coming to Pasadena
Imagine a high school gym jammed with tables loaded with displays and brochures. Hundreds of people crowd the aisles, bearing backpacks or lugging tote bags. Many are gathered around tables, waiting to talk to well-dressed people wearing name badges. It's crowded,...
Incoming Providence Freshman Christine Eaton Writes for Christian Magazine
Christine Eaton has a deep passion for Christian truth and storytelling. Entering as a freshman into Providence Christian College, she is excited to attend a school that offers her an education in both.
Homeboy Industries: An Avodah
This spring semester, a group of 17 Providence students visited Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles to learn more about the prison system and the challenges of reentry into society for former offenders.
Brian DeHaan to Lead Athletic Department
Brian DeHaan has been hired as the new Athletic Director at Providence Christian College. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the College after building up the athletic department at Maranatha High School.
Cultivating Academic Excellence
Since its founding, Providence has intentionally invested in its mission to provide students with deeper learning for greater wisdom.
When Faith Comes Full Circle
As a child, Joey Venegas’s life was in a shambles. Born in Pomona, California, Venegas grew up in an impoverished home filled with substance abuse, physical violence, and emotional torment.
Incoming Freshman Chooses Providence for New Health Science Program
“Providence is a really good place to get my bearings in the world” says incoming freshman Rebekah Dirksen
Providence Sponsors Christian Homeschool Educators Conference and Graduation
Providence will sponsor the Greater Los Angeles area Homeschool Graduation at the Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) of California Conference for the third straight year.
Friendships Built on Faith
Wherever life takes us, we will still be friends. It’s a deep friendship that is built to last because Christ is at the center.
Providence Receives 1.1 Million Dollar Gift To Establish Health Science Program
Providence will add a new concentration in Health Science to its liberal arts degree to prepare students for careers and callings in the healthcare field.
Providence Announces Addition Of Intercollegiate Golf Program For Fall 2018
Josh Ault has been selected as the Head Coach for men’s and women’s golf.
From Pasadena to Jerusalem: Providence May Term in Israel
This May, students from Providence Christian College in Pasadena will be traveling for May Term abroad to see with their own eyes what they have been studying in their Biblical and Theological Studies classes – the Holy Land.
Senior Spotlight: Student Body President Kyle Kortenhoeven
Once a Beggar, Always a Beggar
by Frank Manriquez
Providence Musical Groups To Perform At Annual Spring Concert
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Glendale
Providence Approved For Full Member Status With NAIA
Providence will be allowed to participate in postseason competition beginning with the 2017-18 academic year
Baseball and Ministry; Meet Alum Cody Walter
Assistant Baseball Coach and Providence graduate Cody Walter
Providence Seniors Chosen to Attend Kuyper Conference at Princeton University
Two seniors have been nominated by the faculty at Providence Christian College in Pasadena to attend the prestigious Kuyper Conference at Princeton Theological Seminary this month in New Jersey. Nicole Dotinga and Renee Haveman were selected from the student body to...
Senior Spotlight: Melissa Paramo
“Growing up as a Mexican-American I never knew how big of a deal it was to come from immigrant parents until I was older. It’s something that I learned to take pride in especially because I was fighting to not be a mistake or be what society wanted me to be.”
Silver Screen Countdown
By Sydney Svendsen 3:45 AM, Friday, January 13, 2017. The Marimba ringtone pierces through Julia Lodder’s dream. She lays in disbelief for a moment. Then, realizing what this means, she turns off her alarm and jumps out of bed. Everything that she needs is already...
Passing the Pirate Hat; Mr. Providence in the Last Two Years
By Presence Massie In its day, S.O.C.A.L. (Student Organized Campus Activities and Leadership from 2014-2016) was a form of student government given the task of representing students to faculty, staff, and administration as well as planning campus-wide events once a...
Rebecca moved from Uruguay, where her parents are full-time missionaries, to attend Providence.
A Place Where I Belong: Madeleine “Maddie” Silva ’17
As a child, Maddie Silva felt torn between two worlds. Influenced both by her father’s Mexican heritage and by her mother’s German-English ancestry, she wondered whether she truly belonged in either culture.
Alumni Spotlight: Clay Smith Class of ’10
Clay Smith works in a job at the intersection of his two areas of skill and interest: the Bible and computers.
February Academic Conference Featuring Dr. Richard Gamble; Reformation and Revolution: John Calvin and Geneva
February 9 and 10
The Reformation and The Word
In many Reformed churches, schools, and colleges, we take time to remember and reflect on the Reformation. We recall the great work of God in renewing and purifying his church according to the Word of God.
Providence Welcomes Visiting Professor Dr. Lauren Kim
Dr. Kim has over 15 years of educational leadership and history teaching experience in both Reformed Christian undergraduate and graduate-level studies.
Providence Spring 2016 Dean’s List
Providence would like to congratulate the following students for their academic achievements!
The Liberal Arts and Bible Study
by Dr. Scott Swanson, Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
Pablo “foundation” Garcia is a senior at Providence this year, as well as being one of the founding members of the Providences men’s soccer team.
A Semester In The Big Apple
Providence senior Amy MacArthur takes a semester to study in New York City
Providence To Celebrate Reformation Day
Dr. Robert Godfrey from Westminster Seminary California will speak on the Reformation as we approach the 500th anniversary next year.
Providence Music Ensembles To Perform “Soli Deo Gloria” Christmas Concert On Saturday, December 3rd
The Providence Christian College Chamber Singers and Instrumental Ensemble will perform their annual Christmas concert on Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Lake Avenue in Pasadena. The Christmas Concert is free and open to the...
Join Us For Providence Homecoming Weekend On October 28 & 29!
We hope to see you there!
Providence Student Profile: Javier Scott from Saint Catharine, Jamaica
by Kavin Carter
A Study of California’s Natural Beauty
Highlights from the Earth Science class trip
The Art Atop The Mountain
Los Angeles is a beautiful city with many iconic landmarks, but few compare to the Getty Villa.
Providence English Professor Dr. Juliette DeSoto Completes Ph.D. Program In English
Dr. De Soto teaches classes like Critical Theory and British Literature at Providence.
A Community That Commits
Providence students will learn to make the kind of commitments that engender character
First Cross Country Invitational Scheduled For Upcoming Weekend
A look at Sea Beggar athletics for the fall
Providence Student Life Department Hosts Student Club and Local Church Fair On Campus
Students get ready for another great year of activities at Providence
Providence Welcomes Second Largest Incoming Class And Total Enrollment Continues To Grow
Convocation will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 11 am in Franson Hall. The public is welcome to attend.
Providence Fall Sports Athletic Teams Prepare For Second Season Of Intercollegiate Play
Providence joins National Christian College Athletic Association
Professor Whitney Gamble Participates In White Horse Inn Radio Series
Paul and James on Justification
The Providence Promise: A Safety Net That Will Help Students Pay Back Loans After Graduation
Providence offers all first-time freshmen a safety net for college loans.
Jewish Cultural Avodah
The Jewish Cultural Avodah allows students to study Judaism in the historical context of the Bible as well as the tradition and culture of Jews in the 21st century.
Oppose SB 1146 Now, Your Voice Matters!
Contact your state representative by August 12!
Providence Offers College Prep Tips at Christian Home Educators Association Conference
Over 2 million students in the United States are learning at home, a 75% increase since 1999.
From Canada to California: Student Spotlight on Josiah Vander Veen
Josiah hails from Langley, British Columbia
Providence Humanities Class Culminates In May Term Trip To Italy
Students return from a 3 week trip to Italy
Providence to Sponsor Graduation Ceremony at CHEA for Homeschooled High School Seniors
For the second year in a row, Providence Christian College is joining the Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) of California at their annual conference in Pasadena in July to offer that experience to homeschool students who are graduating from high school.
Providence Alumna Caryn Vanden Berg Graduates From Medical School
“Providence made me think about some big life questions. As a doctor, I’m already using the critical thinking that I learned at Providence to aid me in my profession.”
Providence’s Newest Faces: Head Baseball Coach Trevor Davidson and Assistant Coach Cody Walter
Sea Beggar Baseball Names New Head Coach
Spring 2016 Dean’s List
Students named to the Dean’s List must have been enrolled full-time and have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the term.
From Pasadena to Pisa, Providence Students Spend May Term Studying in Italy
Students from Providence Christian College will be studying “La Vita Bella in Italia (The Beautiful Life in Italy)” in May as they travel to Rome May 16 through June 4 for the college’s May Term trip abroad.
Avodah Takes Students Into the Halls of Justice
Students Heard from an LA District Attorney On Recent Avodah
Providence Students Attend WonderCon 2016 For Class Credit
Cool Classes at Providence: Fantasy Literature, Film and TV
Study of Movies Avodah Brings Students to Paramount Studios
A closer look at the film industry.
“It Truly Is A Good Friday”; A Meditation by Dr. Scott Swanson
We cannot fathom the anguish and pain of this forsakenness that our Savior bore in His love for us, nor the anguish and pain of the Father’s giving up His one and only Son (Jn. 3.16).
The Study of Friendship And Love
Students at Providence in the Philosophy of Friendship and Love Class study the topic through a broad range of literature.
Christian Hip-Hop Artist and Poet Propaganda To Speak At Providence
Propaganda is a Christian hip-hop and spoken word artist and poet who grew up in Los Angeles, California.
Students Who Choose Psychology Gain Both Personal Growth and Numerous Career Opportunities
Providence recently added a concentration in Psychology.
Black Gold: An Avodah On The History Of Oil In L.A.
Students learned how the oil discovery has shaped California in many ways.
Did You Hear The Universe?
Students gathered at President Jim Belcher’s house to listen to a presentation entitled “Gravitational Waves” by Dr. Arnold Sikkema.
Providence Experiences Record-Setting Year For Campus Visits
Sign up for our next Campus Visit Day!
Avodah Focuses On Deep Space Exploration Through Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour
Providence students tour the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena for an Avodah
Providence Productions: Short Film Culture At Providence
The newest club at Providence recently entered a 48 hour film challenge
Modern Church Music: A Tale Of Two Styles
A discussion of music in church today by Providence professor Lawrence Mumford.
New Career and Calling Office Assists Providence Grads In Finding Meaningful Employment and Careers
Let us help you find your calling!
Pasadena Artist and Musician Bernard Chadwick Spearheads Fine Arts Concentration At Providence
The Fine Arts concentration gives students an opportunity to fully immerse themselves in one of the creative capitals of the world.
Providence Avodah Features Music Professor Performing in Verdi’s Requiem at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Music Professor Christina Bristow sings in the Los Angeles Master Chorale
Campus Improvements and “Third Spaces” at Providence
New spaces at Providence designed to create community among the student body.
Join Us For The Sea Beggar Scramble!
Join us for the annual golf tournament!
Providence Signs Two Soccer Athletes From Ontario Christian
Alexis Cervantes and Anthony Quintanilla will be joining the Sea Beggars in Fall 2016.
2016 Spring Academic Conference
Featuring Dr. James Skillen
Second Semester Avodah Program Begins With Visits To L.A. Landmark Museums
President Jim Belcher describes the Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena as “our very own portal to Europe right here in Pasadena”.
World Renowned Artist and Writer Makoto Fujimura To Speak at Providence
Friday, January 22 at 11 am
Providence Makes Promise To Help Pay Back Student Loans If Needed
Providence Christian College offers all first-time freshmen a student loan safety net.
Providence Appoints Dr. Chuck Ryor As Athletic Director
Providence is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chuck Ryor to his new role at Providence as the Athletic Director.
Providence Adds Psychology Concentration
A Psychology Concentration has been added for Fall 2016
Providence Adds Music Concentration and Announces New Music Scholarships For Fall 2016
Music continues to be an important part of Providence Christian College
Alumni Spotlight: Adrian Crum
Adrian Crum is in his final year at Westminster Seminary California, completing his master of divinity degree.
Providence Students Study Poverty and Homelessness on Skid Row in L.A.
The aim of Providence’s Avodah Program to educate students through experiential learning.
Providence Seniors Present Capstone Projects During Final Exam Week
The Capstone course is designed to allow students to demonstrate their mastery of institution-wide learning outcomes.
Student Spotlight – A Story of Grace: Femi Oyerinde
Olufemi Oyerinde, affectionately referred to as Femi, is a sophomore international student at Providence Christian College. On your first interaction with this young man, you’ll notice his London (England) accent and you’ll discover his passion for apologetics and Reformed theology.
President Jim Belcher Interviews With KKLA’s “A Passion For Christ” Host Richard Kennedy
Listen to the radio interview here!
Providence Chamber Singers Annual Christmas Concert
“Glory to God in the Highest”
Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 PM
Prism Church in Pasadena
Providence Music Professor Christina Bristow Sings on TV Game Show
Watch Professor Bristow sing for Wayne Brady on “Let’s Make A Deal”
Providence Celebrates Dutch American Heritage Day
November 16 is Dutch-American Heritage Day
Providence Alumnus Provides Valuable Insights On Mexican Culture Avodah
The Centro Cultural in Tijuana, Mexico
Sea Beggar Athletics Wraps Up Inaugural NAIA Season
Go Sea Beggars!
Providence Celebrates Reformation Day With Special Chapel Speaker Rev. Chris Gordon
Providence will celebrate Reformation Day this Friday, October 30th
Providence Celebrates 10 Years of God’s Faithfulness
Providence Christian College celebrated 10 years of commitment, challenges, courage, faith, pioneering spirit and a whole lot of prayer this past weekend.
Dr. Jim Belcher Interviewed by White Horse Inn Radio Show
Dr. Belcher speaks with Michael Horton about “Millennials and Christian Education”.
Campus Visit Program Provides Unique Insights For Families
Providence will host its next visit day on Friday, November 13. See the visit day schedule and register now to join us!
Providence Congratulates Christian Radio Station KKLA 99.5 On 30 Year Anniversary
Providence Christian College was on hand September 24th at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena to congratulate KKLA 99.5 FM on 30 years of broadcasting Christian programming in Southern California.
Growing Music Department Led by LA Master Chorale Soprano, Professor Christina Bristow
As Providence grows in student body size, so do the music opportunities offered by the institution.
Providence’s New First-Year Experience Program Focuses On Cultivating Life-Long Learners
With renewed commitment to cultivate critical thinking and educate the whole person, Providence introduced the first-year experience this fall under the direction of Dr. John Cunningham.
Bestselling Christian Author Lynn Austin To Speak at Providence on Saturday, October 10
Spend the morning with bestselling author Lynn Austin and explore Pasadena in the afternoon.
Signature Avodah Program Begins Year With Study of Pasadena Landmark
On Saturday, students visited the Huntington to kick off this year’s Avodah program
New Faculty and Staff Join Providence
With student body growth of 57% this year, the college has been preparing to serve students well by bringing new faculty and staff on board this summer.
Providence Christian College Welcomes Largest Class in School History
More than 80 new students arrived at Providence over the past few weekends
Providence Christian College Volleyball Team Plays Against Nationally Ranked Opponent For First Ever Match
The Providence Christian College volleyball team travelled to Vanguard University for the first match in school history on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
Providence Expands into New Dorm
In anticipation of the largest incoming class in school history, Providence has added Townsend Hall as a residence hall
Providence Unveils New Magazine
This spring we unveiled our new Providence Christian College magazine
Providence Celebrates Class of 2015
Providence Christian College held its 7th Commencement Exercises on May 9, 2015.
Providence Christian Colleges Welcomes New Director of First Year Experience and Faculty Member
Dr. John Cunningham will be joining Providence Christian College as director of the First Year Experience
Providence Hires New Soccer Coach
Providence Christian College is excited to announce Sam Mahtani as the new coach of the men’s and women’s soccer program for the fall of 2015. The Sea Beggars intend to compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). After several years of...
Interview with Professor McHargue
To listen a recent interview between Dr. Larry McHargue with Ian Harriman and Max Belz, click here.
Providence Launches New Athletics Programs
Providence Christian College is excited to announce the addition of five new sports beginning in Fall 2015. In addition to Sea Beggar Baseball that was launched this fall and the Cross Country program that is already four years old, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and...
Dr. Jim Belcher Inaugurated as Third President
After a festive and historic weekend of dinners, visitors, parents, and the conferment of the presidential medallion, Dr. Belcher was inaugurated as Providence’s third president on Saturday afternoon. Though he had been holding his new position since July 1, 2014, Dr....
President Jim Belcher Hits the Ground Running at Providence
The campus of Providence Christian College is aflame with activity and ambition upon the arrival of Dr. Jim Belcher, who officially commenced his term as the third president of the College on July 1st 2014. The Belcher family moved in their new home at Atchison Place,...
Providence Launches Baseball Program
Pasadena, California – Providence Christian College is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Scolinos as Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director at Providence Christian College. The appointment of Scolinos represents a new initiative to establish a collegiate...
Max Belz Appointed as Director of Experiential Learning
Providence is pleased to announce that Max Belz has been hired as the new director of experiential learning. The position merges experiential learning responsibilities and new programs the college is launching this fall. The primary responsibility will be to develop...
Chamber Singers Director Christina Bristow Selected As Finalist in National Competition
Christina Bristow, director of the Providence Christian College Chamber Singers, has been selected as a finalist for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATSAA) competition for opera singers. The biennial NATS Artist Award competition is designed to...
Dr. Jim Belcher Appointed President of Providence Christian College
The Board of Trustees of Providence Christian College is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Jim Belcher to the office of President. With his appointment as the 3rd president of Providence, Dr. Belcher brings to the office a great zeal for Liberal Arts...
Providence To Host Evangelical Theological Society Conference
Providence Christian College and its Biblical and Theological Studies Department are pleased to host the annual conference of the Evangelical Theological Society Far West Region on Friday, April 11, 2014.
Student Profile: Colin Beveridge
Before coming to Providence, sophomore Colin Beveridge was at home on the range. In 2012, Beveridge lived in Montana, riding horses and packing mules. “Prior to Providence, I had a real soul-searching attitude,” Beveridge said. Though he liked the open spaces and...
Providence Announces Reformed Scholarship
Student Profile: Danielle Dirksen
Junior Danielle Dirksen had been looking forward to studying abroad since she was in high school. Last fall, she finally got that opportunity by studying at Oxford University through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. “I had always wanted to study...
February Academic Conference Featuring Dr. Richard Mouw: The Call to Cultural Discipleship
Providence is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Mouw will be the keynote speaker for the February Academic Conference this year. Dr. Mouw is President Emeritis of Fuller Theological Seminary and has authored 19 books with various themes on the intersection of...
Student Profile: Filmmaking with Johnathan Kruis and Ian Harriman
Students Johnathan Kruis and Ian Harriman didn’t know each other before they came to Providence but have some things in common. They are both juniors. Both come from Arizona. Both love making movies. “I always liked messing around with the camera, just recording,”...
Student Profile: Presence Massie
Presence is a first-time freshman from Sierra Vista, AZ. She sat down to share with us how she went about choosing Providence and her time here so far. When you were making a decision about college, what was the overriding factor or what was central to your college...
Avodah Program Continues to Impact Student Learning Outside the Classroom
Discovering California’s vast cultural range is integral to a Providence education. Students learn what it is to be a Christian thinker both inside the classroom and outside it. Avodah excursions this fall included a study of Scientology as well as a trip to the Mt....
Five Reasons I Wouldn’t Trade My Providence Christian College Degree
by Mark Hogan, Class of 2013 My undergraduate learning took place at a wonderful Reformed liberal arts college in Pasadena California called Providence Christian College. Here are five reasons (in no particular order) I wouldn’t trade the education I received there...
Avodah: LA’s Skid Row
A Holistic Healing of Homelessness By Marissa Branson I can’t get the image of her out of my head. It was a Saturday afternoon on the urine-saturated sidewalk in Skid Row. She was lying, passed-out face on the cement with her pants pulled down revealing her half naked...
Providence Announces New Financial Aid Program For Fall 2014
Since Providence Christian College’s establishment in 2005, its mission has been to equip students for God’s glory and for service to humanity. Starting next fall, students will be even more equipped thanks to Providence’s re-commitment to providing an affordable...
Providence Welcomes Largest Incoming Class in History
Providence Christian College made history this fall by welcoming the largest class in school history. 29 students hailing from Arizona, California, Texas, Virgina, New Hampshire, and Washington among other places arrived at Providence for the new semester and the new...
Avodah Immersion: Destination Israel
A group of 22 Sea Beggars made up of professors, staff members, parents, and students went to Israel for three weeks in May for the Avodah Immersion trip. The trip was part of Providence’s signature Avodah program. Usually the program focuses on different cultures and...
Class of 2013 Graduates
Providence Christian College held its 5th commencement exercises on May 4 at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. 23 seniors walked across the stage after Provost Russ Reeves presented the class to Dr. Dominic Aquila. The class of 2013 is the largest graduating class in...
Providence Earns Initial Accreditation from WASC
After 8 years of reports and visits, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has granted Providence Christian College initial accreditation. President Dominic Aquila received a letter with the good news from the WASC commission on Monday, March...
Avodah: Chinese, Mexican and Jewish Culture
Providence emphasizes learning and formation outside the classroom as much as inside it. Because Los Angeles is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, students have ample chances to learn about other cultures and religions. Los Angeles is home to...
Providence Students Win Film Contest for 2nd Consecutive Year
People have been going to California to make movies for a long time. For the second year in a row, Providence students claimed first prize in the college category in the annual Prairie Grass Film Challenge hosted by Dordt College. Sophomore Johnathan Kruis led the...
Pulitzer Prize Winner Visits Providence
It’s not every day that you get to meet and hear a lecture by a Pulitzer Prize winner. But if you were at Providence yesterday, you got that chance. Daniel Walker Howe, eminent U.S. historian and author of What Hath God Wrought, spoke on religion in pre-Civil War...
Students attend Westminster Conference
Last weekend, Providence students had the opportunity to attend the annual Westminster Seminary conference. The topic for 2013 was “The Whole Armor of God: The Belgic Confession and Heidelberg Catechism for today.” Faculty speakers explored the relevance of these...
Providence Hires Director of Advancement
Providence Christian College is pleased to introduce Michael Kiledjian as the new Director of Advancement. Michael comes to Providence with a broad résumé in development and planned giving. He is a strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, which was evident in...
Chamber Singers Celebrate Christmas
The Providence Chamber Singers sang their annual Christmas concert at Santa Anita Church on Saturday night. The name of the evening’s performance was Christmas Past, Christmas Future, celebrating both traditional Christmas music and contemporary arrangements,...
Avodah: Huntington Museum and Mormon Temple
The Civil War, religions born in America, musical satire: just another week at Providence. During the second week of November, students visited the Huntington Library down the street from the Providence campus. The library’s featured exhibit was on the Civil War,...
Drama Presentation: “A Night of Mix-ups and Make-ups”
During the November 9 visit weekend, the Drama Association put on “A Night of Mix-Ups and Match-Ups,” three scenes from different plays. Resident director Courtney Withington directed the students, while sophomore Rora Melendy oversaw production. Providence students...
Avodah: Homelessness in Hollywood
Sunset Boulevard. Homelessness. For most people, these two images clash like erroneous notes in a symphony. Yet, it remains a fact that poverty-afflicted members of humanity crowd the streets of Hollywood. On Monday, Oct. 22, students from Providence Christian College...
Accreditation Team Visits Providence
After much preparation and hard work, the final site visit in pursuing accreditation has come and gone. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) sent a site visiting team to Providence from October 29-31. WASC is the regional accrediting body for public...
We Are Family
The Student Life department hosted a superb Family Weekend October 19 and 20. Vicky Lootens, of Washington State, visited her granddaughter Taylor ’16 and commented on the “warm hospitality” throughout the weekend. Parents joined the Providence community for chapel on...
Avodah: Earth Science that Rocks and Rolls
by Shelli Cammenga, ’13 The Avodah program is off to an unforgettable start! Taking full advantage of California’s natural wonders, the Earth Science class spent four days last week touring the Golden State and seeing formations they had been learning about in the...
Cross Country Team Runs Season Opener
The 2102 Redlands Invitational once again served as the season opener for Sea Beggar cross country. This fall marks the fourth year of intercollegiate competition at Providence. Keri Whitaker is the head coach of the team, some members of which she’s coached for 3...
New Students Arrive
For some colleges, orientation means conducting ice breakers and helping students connect their computers. While the first few days at Providence include some of that, students have also been orienting themselves with the valleys and hills of metro Los Angeles. On...
Students Recount Promising Summers of Work and Service
Even though Providence students have taken a break from their studies over the summer, they haven’t been taking it easy. Many of them have been making the most of their three months away from college. Education students Laura Fobar and Emily De Boer both work at...
Since moving to Pasadena in the summer of 2010, William Carey International University, campus owner and proprietor, has made several big improvements to campus. Most recently, the operations and property services offices have tended to the grounds and taken on big...
Alumni Spotlight: Where are they now?
Where does a Providence degree take you? What kind of person does Providence produce? What do sea beggars take on after they graduate? Since these are questions that everyone from donors to parents to students asks, we thought we would update you on our graduates....
Avodah: This is Cambodia
Each year, Providence students explore another country as a part of the Avodah program. This year, Dr. Steve Kortenhoeven accompanied six students to Cambodia for 11 days. The purpose of these trips is to be fully immersed in the culture of a different culture. The...
Alumni Spotlight: Lorah Gleason
Since the age of 16, I knew I wanted to teach. Providence ended up being the perfect place for God to prepare me for a career as a teacher. In retrospect, it amazes me to trace all the ways that circumstances worked out through my years of college to get me ready for...
Providence Appoints Interim President
Providence Christian College’s board of trustees has unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Dominic A. Aquila as the college’s interim president, effective July 1, 2012. Dr. Aquila brings a combination of academic and administrative experience in various...
Providence Restructures Academic Programs
By Max Belz On Monday May 1, the Providence Board of Trustees announced a restructuring of the academic program. Starting this fall, Providence will offer a Liberal Studies major with eight concentrations. Students will choose a minimum of two concentrations to...
Providence Receives $1 Million Matching Gift
Providence Christian College is pleased to announce the receipt of a $1,000,000 matching gift pledge toward the Providence Promise Campaign. This anonymous gift is the second $1,000,000 gift the college has received in the past month and demonstrates the Lord’s...
Providence Celebrates 4th Graduating Class
On May 5, Providence Christian College held its 4th Commencement Exercises on campus in Franson Hall. Dr. Esther Meek of Geneva College delivered an address titled “It’s a Wonder-Full Life.” She encouraged the students to cultivate a sense of wonder and to be present...
On The Town in L.A.: A Student Guide
When visitors hear that Providence is near L.A., most think of walking downtown Hollywood; seeing the stars, the Chinese Theater, the Hollywood sign, and maybe heading over to Beverly Hills. Those more familiar with the L.A. area might think of the famous Ferris Wheel...
Out and About in Pasadena: A Student Guide
What’s not to love about going to college in a beautiful and historic town like Pasadena? Junior student Shelli Cammenga takes a look at the great things in Pasadena that Providence students love to do. Any visitor to Providence will likely hear the phrase “lots of...
Avodah: Jewish Culture
A well-dressed group of college students stood waiting in the cool night air. Outfitted in dress clothes, they appeared as if they were going to church. Last Friday night, however, they attended a Shabbat service. This excursion on the evening of Feb. 3, 2012 was one...
Education in Community: The Providence Clubs Program
The mission of Providence Christian College is not only to ground students in knowledge, but to provide opportunities for them to take their knowledge and engage the world around them. As students learn that God can be glorified in many ways, Providence’s Club program...
Sea Beggars by the Numbers
Sea Beggars by the Numbers 71 Students 7:1 Student to Faculty ratio 12 states 3 provinces 2 foreign countries 37% Male 63% Female 68% Reformed Top 5 States and Provinces California (54%), Arizona (13%), Michigan (7%), Alberta (7%), British Columbia (5%) Freshmen...
MLK Day of Service
Though classes were held on Martin Luther King day this year, the annual tradition of service continued. Both a morning and afternoon group of students with gloves and trash bags set out to clean the campus. “We just wanted to get out and help make the campus look a...
Spring Avodah Excursions Announced
Check out some of the great excursions our students will take this semester! Not sure what an Avodah is? Read more about what it is and why the Avodah Program is such an important (and exciting!) part of the Providence experience. Spring 2012 Avodah Excursions...
Providence Chorale: One Voice, One Message of Glory
With one voice and one message, the Providence Chorale started off the Christmas season with three concerts this past weekend. Singing songs in a variety of styles, both modern and classical, and in a number of languages including Latin and German, every audience...
Students Attend Theological Conference
On November 16 Dr. Ryan McIlhenny and Dr. Scott Swanson accompanied twelve Providence students for the seven-hour drive to San Francisco for the Evangelical Theological Society Conference. The conference lasted for three days and was held in the downtown Marriott...
Drama Association Performs “Antigone”
The Providence Drama Association completed a weekend run of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone on November 5. The powerful performance brought some audience members to tears and left the crowd with weighty questions about responsibility and freedom. The play is also a classic...
Friends of Providence Continue Generous Support
Providence Christian College has been greatly blessed through the past years with generous donors who provide gifts of time, money, and prayers in support of our mission. Saturday evening, October 29, 2011 Providence hosted a banquet for a group of our donors from the...
Avodah to Getty Villa in Malibu
The amazing thing about Avodah excursions is that they are part of the Providence student job description. I realized as we were driving up the Pacific Coast Highway, breathing in salt-water air and watching pelicans swoop down to meet swelling waves, that we were...
Avodah to LA Philharmonic: Significance of a Symphony
After seeing the outside of the Walt Disney Concert hall on their many previous excursions into LA, a group of students were finally able to experience what goes on inside during a recent Avodah to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. All would agree it was a night to...
Sea Beggar Athletics: Building A Tradition
Sea Beggar Athletics: Building a Tradition Realizing the importance of athletics as we build a holistic educational program, three years ago Providence started a men’s and women’s cross country team. Under the leadership of Keri Whitaker, the cross country team has...
Avodah to Islamic Mosques
Saturday October 15th, Providence students went on an Avodah to visit two Islamic mosques in Los Angeles, CA. The purpose was to learn more about the religion of Islam as well as the presence of Islam in Southern California. Students visited the Islamic Center of...
Providence Hosts Family Weekend
From California to Washington, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters recently traveled to Providence to experience college life with their children, grandchildren and siblings. Every year, Family Weekend is a much anticipated event and this year was no...
Avodah: Reagan Library
President Ronald Reagan once said, “Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.” In his case, he may have considered his Presidential Library as one of the rewards. On September...
Godfrey Addresses Providence Community in Convocation Ceremony
Thursday morning August 25, at 10:00 AM, the Providence community gathered in the Sovereign Grace sanctuary for the college’s annual convocation. Fresh off of the successful defense of his dissertation, dean of student life and assistant professor of education Dr....
May Term 2011: Visions of Los Angeles: People, Place, and Power in the City
As places where culture making “reaches critical mass,” cities reveal the material expressions of humanity’s ultimate concerns—concerns that presuppose an interest in the origins of the self in society, the brokenness that accompanies that world, and an expressed...
Providence Celebrates Third Commencement
On Saturday May 7, Providence Christian College held its third commencement exercises in Latourette Hall. 10 students graduated. This year’s graduation ceremony was the first ever held on Providence’s campus. The last two years, graduation was off campus due to space...
2010 Grad Reflects on the Worth of a Providence Education
It has been more than eight months since my graduation from Providence last year. These eight months have given me a great deal of time to reflect on my Providence education and to ask myself the simple question, “Was it worth it?” Was it worth the expense of a...
Providence Chorale Presents a Christmas Concert
The Providence Chorale Association is pleased to invite the How community to Schulkinder attend a Christmas concert on Saturday, A December 11 hosted by the United Reformed Church in wholesale nfl jerseys Ontario, CA. We would wholesale mlb jerseys love to see our old...
Drama Association Performs “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
By Max Belz A crowd of over 250 people turned out for the Providence Drama Association’s inaugural full-length play in the past two weekends. The play was A Midsummer Night’s cheap nfl jerseys Dream and it followed two semesters of smaller productions of one act...
Freshmen Students Arrive for Fall Orientation
By Max Belz, Admissions Counselor Two leather suitcases and a box records sitting on the pavement Freshment students began arriving with their families on Friday, bringing with them everything they might need to make their room feel like home away from home. On...
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