Those who come to study at DIU often hold a sense of calling, that God wants to use them in some way to serve others through their vocation, especially the underserved of the world. Sometimes that is through Bible translation, sometimes through helping others engage with the Scriptures better, sometimes through teaching literacy, and sometimes students aren’t quite sure what exactly their future holds. But, more often than not, they know that they want to prepare themselves to serve well when they can better discern that calling.
DIU President Scott Berthiaume opened this Fall 2023 semester talking about the idea of a student’s calling, and how that has three distinct parts. The first call is to the Christian faith, and this is the foundation of everything else. The second is our calling to a particular type of vocation or ministry. The third part of our calling includes the unique context into which each of us will be placed.
DIU is a community where you can grow in your Christian faith, be equipped for your particular vocation or ministry, and then get help finding a unique context into which to exercise your gifts or skills. President Berthiaume shares in this chapel message about how we do that here at DIU, and what you can expect when you study at DIU.