Christian colleges from across the nation will gather in Kansas City February 27 for the Annual Midwest Christian College Expo.
For the 23rd year, the college fair will feature Christian colleges and universities plus ministry opportunities. Organizers say that the fair received approval from county and city health authoriteies and will follow established health guidelines.
The free event runs from 10 a.m. to Noon. on Saturday, February 27 at Colonial Presbyterian Church, a large suburban church located at 9500 Wornall Rd. in south Kansas City, Mo. It has been held at this location for 22 of its 23 years.
“Surveys have found that enrollment at private Christian schools skyrocketed in 2020, partly in response to Covid and social unrest” says expo coordinator Anita Widaman, “This year’s event provides students with great options and may be the only in-person college fair in the region this Spring.”
Widaman says that college education should reinforce the strong family values of hard work, compassion for others and give young people an opportunity to change the world. Often times, public education struggles to do that because their values often conflict with those of Christian students.
“That’s why a Christian college education can make such a positive impact on students,” Widaman said.
In the past over 60 colleges have made the event a huge draw for high school juniors, seniors and their parents scouting some of the nation’s best colleges, universities and missions opportunities.
Organizers say the Expo is a convenient way to visit with colleges from many states by finding them in one location-for one day, thus saving travel time and gas. In 2020 colleges attended from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, Arizona and numerous other states.
The fair will follow Jackson County guidelines for social distancing and masks inside the building.
The expo is organized by the Metro Voice Newspaper – Kansas City’s Christian community newspaper. For 32 years, Metrovoicenews.com is currently one of the largest independent Christian news and lifestyles digital platforms in the nation. You can also sign up to receive a free weekly news email from Metro Voice HERE. For more call 816-524-4522.
Here’s some of the colleges that will be attending:
Baptist Bible College
Central Christian College of the Bible
Central Methodist University
Colorado Christian University
College of the Ozarks
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University NE
Emmaus Bible College
Faith Baptist Bible Col. & Theo. Sem.
Grand Canyon University
Heartland Christian College
John Brown University
Kansas Christian College
Kansas Wesleyan University
Northwestern College of Iowa
Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma Christian University
Olivet Nazarene University
Ozark Christian College
Southern Nazarene University
Southwest Baptist University