Program and Operating Support

The on-going programs and organizations that the Next Century Campaign supports are integral to shaping the JBU community and the greater communities of which JBU is a part. These various operations create perspective, change hearts, shape lives and ultimately strengthen JBU’s witness of Jesus Christ across the world.

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$23 MILLION GOAL FOR 2019

$18.2 MillionGIVEN AND PLEDGED

$6.8 MillionREMAINING

 
Soderquist Leadership

Impact

Soderquist Leadership

Soderquist Leadership provides values-based leadership development for organizations of all sizes around the world. Soderquist Leadership has been developing high performance teams and building effective leaders since 1998.

Chuck Hyde

Staff Perspective

Chuck Hyde

CEO, Soderquist Leadership

“Our work at Soderquist Leadership is important not only to the performance of an organization but to the development of each individual as well. Our promise is that we will equip leaders to go further faster through values-focused training and development. It is deeply satisfying work, and I’m blessed to be a part of it.”

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Center for Healthy Relationships

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Center for Healthy Relationships

The Center for Healthy Relationships (CHR) empowers people to build healthy relationships using the transforming power of biblically-based consulting, education, enrichment resources, research and assessment.

Gary Oliver

Staff Perspective

Gary Oliver

Executive Director, CHR

“The strength of any society rests on the strength of its marriages and families. Since 1998, The Center for Healthy Relationships has been helping thousands of men and women both at JBU and around the world experience the unique difference Christ can make in all of our relationships.”

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KLRC

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KLRC

In 1983, KLRC was a 100-watt radio station, broadcasting only the JBU campus and immediate community. Today KLRC is an award-winning Christian radio station that reaches over 100,000 people in the NWA community each week and can be streamed online from around the globe.

Sean Sawatzky

Staff Perspective

Sean Sawatzky

General Manager, KLRC

“Every day, KLRC is given the awesome privilege of sharing hope with people even when they’ve tuned out the rest of the world. We are a part of something life-changing here at KLRC, and that is incredibly rewarding.”

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Missions

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Missions

JBU offers missions trips each year to meet the needs of local communities in Ireland, Lithuania, Uganda, Guatemala, New Orleans and Chicago. These trips are a powerful opportunity for students to get involved in the work of God’s kingdom and gain perspective on the world around them.

Frank Huebert

Staff Perspective

Frank Huebert

Director of Service and Outreach Ministries

“The missions opportunities JBU provide our students the opportunity to connect their faith to their learning and life-practice in ways that make a personal, local and global impact. ”

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Athletics

Impact

Athletics

The JBU athletics program, a rallying-point not just for JBU but for local and regional communities as well, is an integral part of the education and community experience at JBU. The athletics program provides student-athletes opportunities for character and leadership growth that are unique to the crucible of competition.

Robyn Daugherty

Staff Perspective

Robyn Daugherty

JBU Athletic Director

“JBU student-athletes are called upon to sacrifice for one another and learn to follow, lead and encourage one another. JBU Athletics develops athletes into better people, community members and followers of Christ.”

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