Wave Leadership College classes started back up this month. It has been an exciting season as we navigate all the new regulations related to COVID-19, not only in the department of health areas, but also in the department of education and in accreditation. We are thankful to be approved to operate classes face-to-face, as well as virtual this year, and kicked off our orientation week with a theme of Unity in Diversity. I shared with our students, faculty, and staff a revelation that even though we must physically distance ourselves in this current season, we must carefully and intentionally “throw ropes to each other” and tie ourselves together in love and unity. As a cancer survivor and gold star family member, I know first hand that God has incredible things to teach us in trials. Our team will be on our watch to not shrink back, but to take ground each day. We must stay connected to each other in community and we will count it all joy.

We greatly missed the rite of passage that is Wave Conference, during our first week of the semester, and look forward to October when we can serve the Collective in our Summit sessions. I’ve been working on various initiatives to better support Collective churches as they send their students to Wave Leadership College. We now offer church matching, guaranteed scholarships for every 4 students, and HomeLink connections with your church. I’d love to hear your thoughts on these initiatives and any other ideas you may have in regard to how we can better serve you and your church family. Please find me at Summit, or reach out to me via phone or email, anytime.

I’m excited to share that we have put together a seminar for the month of October called Race in America. The seminar will be available virtually and is free and open to the public. If you would like to register, or for more information, please click HERE. We look forward to our exceptional guest speakers and the opportunity to better equip ourselves on how to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly as it pertains to this important issue. Our curriculum committee has made the decision to turn this seminar into a 16-week required course as part of our Associate of Ministry degree, and I’m thrilled at the thought of our students engaging on a deeper level in these types of conversations. Our mission to equip Christian leaders to build the local church and transform their communities for the glory of God is always on the forefront of our minds. The hands-on ministry experience and discussion based classrooms, we have built, provide a meaningful academic and personal foundation for a lifetime of effective serving.

Finally, as we begin this school year, we also begin our fiscal year. Would you consider becoming a monthly partner of $25, or more, to help us continue our mission of equipping Christian leaders? As you know, Wave Leadership College is a completely independent, accredited non-profit Christian college. In order to keep the cost of tuition low, we rely heavily on the donations of those who believe in this important mission, and 2020 may be a harder fundraising year than typical. Thank you for your financial support, your faithful prayers, and your individual messages of encouragement. I’m grateful for the faithfulness of God and the co-laborers He brings.

All my love,

Sarah L. Hummel, M.A.
Executive Vice President
Wave Leadership College
1000 N. Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 401-6422


Wave Leadership College is committed to equipping Christian leaders to build the local church and transform their communities for the glory of God.

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