LCC’s faculty come from North America and Eastern Europe, from a variety of Christian denominations, and are committed to caring for students and teaching each subject (history, business, literature, international relations, etc.) from a Christian worldview.
Our students come from three dozen countries, including come nations where preaching the gospel is illegal or strongly discouraged. Whereas traditional missionaries might move to one of these countries, learn the language, make friends, incorporate into society—these dear young people come to our Christian community of their own accord. Many are attracted to a Western-style liberal arts education, in English. LCC has also developed an excellent reputation in these countries, and now our many graduates are our best recruiting tool!
Benjamin and Corrie both use their musical talents in worship services on campus and in local churches. Corrie is a trained choral director and leads choirs in chapel services, the annual Christmas program, and campus music nights.
The majority of LCC’s students do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ. They come from various backgrounds including atheist/agnostic, Muslim, nominal Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox homes/nations. All take required courses in Bible and Christian worldview, which are taught invitationally by our Theology faculty. The campus Spiritual Life team works with student Christian leaders to provide a variety of contexts for evangelism to other students and the wider community in Lithuania and abroad.
LCC Spiritual Life team, LCC faculty and staff, and their spouses, often lead Bible studies, philosophy nights, chapel services, outreach efforts (such as the Alpha program), and generally seek involvement in the lives of students as mentors and counsellors. Corrie and Benj each lead discipleship groups, and enjoy hosting students in our home. We also speak occasionally in student events, such as Spiritual Life retreats and chapel services.
LCC’s Bachelor of Arts in Theology and minor in Theology prepare students for a wide variety of ministries. Currently our Theology graduates minister in more than a dozen countries. In addition to LCC courses, Benjamin has taught OT courses at seminaries in Lithuania and Ukraine, and preaches in local churches.
As director of the Center for Faith and Human Flourishing, LCC’s research center, Benjamin assists LCC’s faculty in conducting and presenting scholarly research (presentations, peer-reviewed articles, books) in all disciplines, and organizes scholarly conferences. Benjamin is active in scholarly societies and regularly publishes his own biblical research in academic venues.