So, you've applied to Ambrose and you're wondering: what do I do from here? Is this really where I want to go for post-secondary? Let’s be real: paying that tuition deposit is the first step in the right direction and here is why: I am currently in my fourth year here in the Bachelor of Theology: Children and Family Ministry Degree. In all theology degrees, it is required to take part in a 3 to 12 month full-time internship in a church or an organization. I am currently on internship which has allowed me to grow in ways I never thought were possible (take a look at my previous blog when I talk about learning to fly and how afraid I was to take the first leap while on internship). Over my time at Ambrose, I have realized that I really value an education that challenges me both intellectually as well as spiritually, and Ambrose is where I discovered myself. Here are a few times I look the leap and it allowed me to soar.
1. Applying to Ambrose: This, out of all my leaps, was the biggest. I had done so much research and thought I had everything figured out. I knew which program I wanted to go in to, how many classes I was going to take, and what I would be after I graduated. (Little did I know how much everything I thought was going to happen—did not!)
2. Paying my Tuition Deposit: This is where it got real for me. I knew Ambrose is where God wanted me to learn and grow—and trust me you will! This leap was hard, but I knew everything would come together and this was the only way to finally get the ball rolling. So, if you are thinking Ambrose why wait? Get your tuition deposit in - I promise it will be worth it!
3. Change of Program(s): While at Ambrose I was challenged, and through this God revealed to me His plan for my life. As a result, I changed my degree four times before I realized my calling to Children’s Ministry. This is to say: it is totally okay if you don’t know what you want to do or which program to go in to — take the leap and learn and earn university credit while you do so!
4. Internship: Internship is the final part of a theology degree, and I thought it was going to be really scary, however this has not been true! True, internship has been a further challenge in finding out who I am. BUT in order to get here and only being steps away from graduation I had to go through leaps 1-3. I can promise Ambrose is worth it in more ways than one. Do not let fear stand in the way of you getting an amazing education, as well as life-long friendships with both classmates and professors, and finding out who you are and how far you have come.
Often it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel when going to post-secondary; but now that I am on the other side I can honestly say how much Ambrose has been a huge part of my life and I have made no regrets. So, my advice to you is take a deep breath, turn on your computer or go to Ambrose, make your deposit, and make that first leap of many!