Become: Heart

See how JBU's focus on a Christ-centered education equips students to serve God.


Hello, my name is David Kamwana and I'm an Engineering major at John Brown University. What do you picture when I say the word "heart?" This? Or this? Here at JBU, when we think about heart we think about our passion to honor God. Heart is central to JBU's whole person philosophy of educating the head, heart, and hand. It's at our core. The pulse. The heartbeat that drives everything we do. In the classroom, professors build curriculum on a foundation of faith, and focus on learning how God works in even the smallest of details. Students tackle hard issues that Christians face in every profession and ministry. Faculty invite students into their own homes for Bible studies, movie nights, or even just to enjoy a home-cooked meal among friends. Speaking of friends, the residence halls are more than just a place to crash. RAs help foster a supportive community and build an atmosphere where lifelong friendships are created. And while these one-on-one friendships are important, we don't lose sight of the need to worship together. Chapel services combine singing with messages from students, faculty, and well-known speakers from around the globe. At JBU, passion drives action. Using your talents for God is why you're interested in a Christian education, and there are plenty of opportunities to serve both locally and globally. Some students reach out to the community by serving the elderly or mentoring children through the outdoors. Construction Management majors have traveled to Haiti to rebuild after quake devastation and business students are involved with sustainable fresh water projects in rural Guatemala. Getting a college education at JBU means more than excellent academics and career opportunities. It means being part of a community that is intentional about spiritual growth and service. Come visit campus, meet our students and faculty, and you'll see how helping students love God and serve others is at the heart of what JBU is all about.