A story in Detroit’s Native Sun newspaper highlights the new campus of Grace College in the Motor City. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Grace College offers Christian education experience
A small oasis sits on Detroit’s northwest side, offering visitors escape from the city’s troubled times and a unique educational experience to gain higher learning based on Christian values.
Since 1948, Grace College has used Biblical teachings to transform the lives of its students and uplift the communities in which they live. Its principles are affiliated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, which was influential in the founding of Grace Theological Seminary in 1937.
“Coming from the Brethren tradition, the founders were shaped by a heritage that drew distinctive features from a variety of historic traditions,” explains Andrew Robinson, associate director of marketing and recruitment at Grace College Detroit. “Influential among this group was Alva J. McClain, the institution’s first president. As McClain, along with those around him, established the seminary and then the college, he sought to create an environment that was informed in meaningful ways by the eclectic heritage of the Brethren tradition while fashioning institutions that would thrive within American evangelicalism, which was in the 1930s and 1940s, an increasingly robust and influential movement.”