In 1983 Dayspring Center for Christian Studies opened its doors in the shadow of the University of Colorado. Its purpose was to bring Christian thought and perspectives to the life and academic pursuits of a major university community. Since then, hundreds of students from CU and the surrounding community have taken courses in Christian studies that have been recognized and approved for transfer credit by the University of Colorado. Hundreds more have lived in our student residential communities, and many more have participated in Study Center programs and events.
We have changed our name to The Center for Christian Study to reflect the fact that we are part of a growing number of Study Centers in the United States and abroad under the auspices of Centers for Christian Study International (CCSI).
The Center is a learning community strategically located next to the University of Colorado, Boulder. Our programs include undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and local men and women who want to engage the mainstream academy and Christian perspectives in scholarship, and do it in the context of intentional community. Some participants are enrolled in a Center program; others are pursuing a degree from a local university; still others are involved as life-long learners. Some share life together in a residential community; many others are part of the Center’s larger relational network in the Boulder area. Some are involved in local advisory leadership for the Center, and others are adult mentors and host families for students.
Center activities and events feature formal academic coursework, lectures, conferences, concerts, recitals, drama and other artistic performances, movies, retreats, discussion groups, mentoring, service, and the many dimensions of life-in-community.