Christian Study Center Movement
What is the Study Center model? Most study centers have some kind of physical building. Many have a residential program, while still others provide vocational discernment. Cogito hopes to have a physical building in the future, but we don’t at this time. We also don’t have a vocational program, although that is “in the queue,” as they say. Does COGITO fit the study center model? It turns out that “model” might be the wrong word as study centers around the country have no one template. Having said that, study centers do hold shared values:
- A desire to serve a specific college or university
- A desire to contribute to the academy itself in depth of rigorous thought on issues of faith
- A desire to help students and/or faculty integrate faith with the highest levels of intellectual rigor
- A concern for students and/or faculty as individuals, not just numbers to be “taught at”
Consortium of Christian Study Centers’ Annual Meeting Summer 2016
In addition to serving individual students, Cogito is committed to the flourishing of Hampden-Sydney College as a whole and believes in and supports its mission of forming “Good men, Good citizens.” We believe a robust commitment to exploring issues of faith at a compelling level will contribute to Hampden-Sydney’s larger mission.