In an effort to reach more students and to offer more resources, The Virtues Campus has relocated from Coon Rapids, Minnesota, to Golden Valley, Minnesota.
We are now located at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427. The church will serve as the host of the administrative office and primary campus location for The Virtues Campus, effective immediately for the 2017-18 academic year.
“It has always been the vision of The Virtues Campus that campuses be embedded in host churches where students are surrounded by the hustle and bustle of church and community life,” said Dr. David Glesne, President of The Virtues Campus. “We are thrilled, therefore, that The Virtues Campus will be housed at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley this coming academic year! “
The Virtues Campus offers an innovative approach to blended learning for local college students. Students enrolled in our program pursue an accredited degree online while meeting at a local church campus for in-person guidance, mentoring, and instruction from an academic pastor. The on-campus portion of our program offers education in Bible studies, application principles, and career-readiness.
Started in 2015, The Virtues Campus began with a once-a-week pilot program hosted at the original headquarters at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids. Last year, we expanded to offer our full program that meets for two to three mornings each week during the standard school year.
By relocating to Calvary Lutheran Church, The Virtues Campus can surround students with the alive environment of the church’s large congregation and active community, enriching the educational experience, Glesne said. The church’s location also will allow The Virtues Campus to reach more students in the growing western suburbs of the Twin Cities.
“Calvary is a bustling place where God’s people are involved in worship, study, healing, and outreach ministries,” Glesne said. “In this way, Virtues students become involved in the life and work of the local church.”
Dr. Julie Marxhausen is serving as the academic pastor for the Golden Valley campus. Fall classes began Sept. 6.
We are continuing to work to add additional campus locations for the 2018-19 school year. This includes a campus at Zion Church in Clear Lake, Iowa, which is tentatively scheduled to open fall of 2018.
Applications are currently being accepted for the spring 2018 semester. For more information, contact us at 651-401-1045 or Info@VirtuesCampus.com.