Torch, Fall/Winter 2010

Fall–Winter 2010 | TORCH 23 We’ve removed the hurdles! Master of Education 1-888-CEDARVILLE Plan now for spring 2011 graduate courses — classes begin in January! • Convenient online and on-site courses to fit your busy schedule • Affordable tuition at $350 per credit hour • Relevant and practical courses taught from a biblical perspective • GRE requirement waived for most students Advantages of Cedarville’s M.Ed. Program: have such an impact not only on those receiving help, but on those giving it. They took steps to reach out, and their efforts are changing lives. Second, we need to meet people’s needs long-term, not just in the moment. This means investing in lasting solutions that provide the skills and education necessary to break the cycle of poverty. As a result, the people we reach out to experience the dignity and worth they deserve while we demolish the perpetration of dependence on others and government assistance. In the book of Micah, the prophet pleads with God on behalf of the people, asking what a nation must do to regain the Lord’s favor. “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and love mercy and walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). Here He gives us three tasks: to be fair in our dealings with others, to minister to the needs of the poor and homeless, and to stay in modest fellowship with Him. This is God’s call to us, the Church. Will you answer it? Julie Furj serves as an assistant professor of social work. She received undergraduate degrees in Bible and Social Work at the Philadelphia Biblical University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Cedarville, she was the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She has taught at Cedarville since 2008.