Dean’s Welcome

Greetings and welcome to our new website! Our desire is to be able to showcase some of the things that make New College Franklin unique or rare in higher education. In these pages you’ll discover what it means for a college to have a Christian foundation, to teach classically, to teach the classics, to embrace the Liberal Arts (Trivium and Quadrivium), to personally mentor and disciple students, to seek to instill wonder and awe for who God is and what He has done, and to facilitate growth in spiritual depth and maturity for the purpose of serving.

I know words and images can only do so much—college websites are filled with descriptions and photos designed to represent the college experience. Sometimes it is difficult to know what is sincere or foundational. Because of this fact, I would eagerly invite you to come and visit in order to experience the college community, church community and intentional education for yourself.

We think that you will discover that we embody these ideals with an open heart – a heart that deals with the flaws of sin, but strives towards something greater, brighter, and more beautiful as the Lord shines in us “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Cor. 4:6) Come explore our site, come visit the college, come see what the Lord might be pleased to do in you.

Gregory Wilbur, M.M.
Dean of the College