It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Christian Scholars program (CSP) at Georgetown College. I am the director of CSP, which is one of the largest student organizations on campus. Thank you for dropping by this website. Let me tell you a little about the beginning of the program and its aims.
The Christian Scholars program (formerly known as Christian Leadership Scholarship or CLS) was established at Georgetown in 1980. In 2001 Georgetown College received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to provide programs for the “theological exploration of vocation,” and with this support we developed the current program elements — Freshmen CSP Directions Pre-Orientation Camp, Fall Break Retreat to Hilton Head, CSP Freshmen Seminar, Mission travel support, and the Seminar on Vocation.
CSP students experience a vibrant academic Christian community of professors, staff, and other students who help them pursue God’s calling. Because we know that vocational discernment requires intentionality, CSP utilizes many distinct Christian resources – scriptures, Christian writings, personal relationships, vocations classes, retreats, and mission travel experiences – to help students discover God’s world and their place in it.
On this site you will find several examples of reflective writing, a syllabus for Seminar on Vocation, and a description of what we do. From the student narratives you will see that vocation offers a rich and interesting perspective for students.
I hope that this website communicates the vitality of the students involved in this program and the many ways that we are learning to think about or vocation and the wonderfully rich lives God is calling us to.
Grace to You,
Dr. Sheila Klopfer