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What Our Graduates Say

Pastor Steven Zwart, senior pastor at Unity Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg, Minnesota, graduated from Dordt College in 1991, with a major in communication and minors in church music and theology.

“The communication department of Dordt College provided me the tools I needed to effectively communicate with my audiences, small groups, and staff," said Zwart. "The professors did not give me tools just for the day, but they gave me tools that would help daily in my profession now, more than 20 years after graduation. That’s the beauty of a Reformed education at Dordt College: it’s relevant and enduring.”

Pastor Zwart said Dordt’s world and life view have impacted the way he teaches and preaches, the way he cares for people, and the way he reaches out to people who are hurt and broken. "I am very grateful for the professors and classroom setting that allowed me to explore critical issues of gospel and culture, the impact of human history on today, and how best to relate to our world from a Christ-centered perspective,” he said.

A Dordt College alumnus from the Class of 1999, Daniel Vos graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2003. “Dordt College is a wonderful place for Christian higher education. If you are willing, it will challenge you to think and live in a more consistent Christian fashion.”

Vos majored in american history and said that the clear Reformed perspective on history was good preparation for further study “because it taught me how to read in an academic sense, read a high volume of material, and respond with clear, Reformed thought.”

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According to surveys conducted by the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education, the five key influential aspects of seminary education are faculty, interaction among students, biblical studies, study of history/theology, and field education/internship.

A Dordt College education encompasses all of these aspects.