The Bridge Year at Trinity College
About Trinity College
Trinity College is a Christian liberal arts college dedicated to serving the next generation with an education that is thoroughly Christian, academically rigorous, and meaningfully grounded in the life of a vibrant local church.
God created men and women to know: to know him, to know themselves in relation to him, and to know his creation. Thus, the pursuit of academic excellence is a vital component of Christian discipleship.
Classes at Trinity are based on Socratic seminars: highly participatory and deeply integrated dialogues on history, philosophy, literature, music, and more. Course work will primarily entail reading and writing. In class, students will engage in critical discussion of the ideas and worldviews of prominent historical authors and movements as well as presenting and defending their own original work
Learning without loving is no learning at all. At its best, Christian higher education shapes the affections of students, teaching them to love the Lord, to love their neighbor, and to love the gifts of God in proper proportion.
Trinity College is an education in the context of a thriving local church. Most college students choose a college and then look for a church, with little to no integration of church life and education. We serve students by providing an educational experience that deeply integrates teaching, discipleship, fellowship, and hospitality. In so doing, the college can provide students a vision of healthy local church life, a model that can be imitated elsewhere.
The gospel transforms the mind, will, and emotions so that Christians are no longer conformed to this world but grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Christian leaders are those who are equipped to lead others into gospel-transformed living in the home, church, and the culture.
Trinity College prepares students for lifelong growth in Christian maturity: to build godly marriages, excel in their vocations, and resist cultural assimilation with conviction and courage. We serve students by equipping them with essential skills for leadership and cultural engagement: exercising theological discernment; analyzing, critiquing, and constructing arguments; and persuading with written and verbal communication skills.