The campus of St. Louis Christian College sits on 35 acres of rolling hills located in Florissant, Missouri. The city of Florissant has a long and rich history. Settled in the late 1700s (prior to the nation becoming independent), the village, called “Fleurissant,” by its French settlers and “St. Ferdinand” by its Spanish rulers, was a typical French village of the time. The College is located in a comfortable suburban setting just 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis and the city’s impressive array of cultural and recreational opportunities. Students enjoy both the vitality of the city of St. Louis and the safety of a suburb that is rated the safest community of comparable size in the state of Missouri and in the top 20 safest in the United States. The College’s 35-acre campus includes men’s and women’s residence halls and campus apartments, as well as educational and recreational facilities.
Florissant is proud of its diversity. At the 2010 census, there were 52,158 people, 21,247 households and 13,800 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 69.3% White, 26.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.0% of the population.
From its inception, St. Louis Christian College has provided Bible-centered higher education to equip men and women as leaders who impact the world for Christ. The College was founded to meet the ministry needs of the St. Louis region. In June 1956, three St. Louis ministers met to discuss a common concern: the need for leadership in the churches of the St. Louis region. Luther Perrine, Hubert Burris, and Vernon Newland reviewed the evangelistic decline of the previous quarter century and proposed to found a Bible college as a “center of evangelism” for the St. Louis region. Out of that proposal, St. Louis Christian College was established.
St. Louis Christian College prepares biblical servant leaders for urban, suburban, rural, and global ministry.
Values & Goals
SLCC is committed to biblical education as evidenced by maintaining a robust education in Bible that adheres to sound doctrine and the proper interpretation of Scripture in accordance with our Statement of Faith.
SLCC is committed to Christian character as evidenced by the College’s Guide to Student Life that promotes a godly lifestyle following the example of Christ and the teachings of the New Testament.
SLCC is committed to Christian worldview as evidenced by a curriculum that integrates Christian thought and life across a broad academic range.
SLCC is committed to leadership mentoring as evidenced by caring faculty and staff who invest in students and a curriculum that incorporates experiential learning which includes mentors and supervisors.
SLCC is committed to institutional excellence as evidenced by maintaining an attractive physical environment, by providing reliable information, and by providing support services that support the learning experience.
SLCC is committed to developing ministry skills as evidenced by preparing students both academically and experientially to serve in the world for Christ.
SLCC is committed to Christian community as evidenced by providing a campus environment that encourages unity, spiritual formation, and growth.
Student Learning Objectives
Although bachelor-degree students pursue any of several different programs based upon their choice of second (ministry) majors, all degree programs share certain common goals. Those common goals are expressed in the following list of Student Learning Objectives. These objectives are supported by specific course assignments and performance standards identified in the SLCC Instructional Assessment Program Plan. Upon completing their program of study at St. Louis Christian College, graduates will …
- Exhibit knowledge of the Bible and Christian doctrine through proper exegetical interpretation of Scripture.
- Integrate spiritual disciplines necessary for lifelong development as a disciple of Christ.
- Exhibit communication skills essential for life and ministry.
- Access, critically evaluate, and use information to be a responsible Kingdom leader.
- Articulate the essential elements of the Gospel to engage modern cultures and religions from the perspective of a Christian worldview.
- Affirm the value of human beings as created in the image of God through Christ-like acts of service.
- Incorporate knowledge of the natural and social sciences, humanities, and liberal arts into a biblical worldview.
- Employ servant-leadership skills that reflect a biblical worldview and support the principles of the Restoration Movement.