The University seeks to educate Christian men and women in undergraduate and graduate programs to produce thinking Christians who:
Are broadly educated with a biblical foundation and worldview.
- Appreciate with discernment the breadth of ideas and creative expressions that have shaped humanity.
Apply critical thinking in order to:
- reason logically,
- use a broad range of investigative approaches, and
- exercise faith appropriately in the process of critical thinking.
- Communicate and defend their ideas on the basis of evidence.
- Hold and apply a biblically based system of values and beliefs.
- Develop a commitment to cross-cultural understanding and engagement in order to function and serve in a diverse world.
- Seek to view themselves and others as God does.
- Participate in service and experiential learning opportunities.
Demonstrate competence in the set of knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to their fields and levels of study.
- Demonstrate competence in written and oral expression, observing the conventions of their discipline.
- Integrate major fields of study with a biblical worldview.
- Apply ethical principles that are consistent with biblical values.
Understand and apply biblical knowledge.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Bible.
- Understand the historical roots of the Christian faith and its relevance to contemporary civilization.
- Appropriate biblical knowledge as the foundation for continued character development and formation in the image of Christ.
Articulate and live out a biblical worldview.
- Engage the world of ideas.
- Engage their vocations as faithful stewards of God's calling.
- Live with integrity.
- Serve the body of Christ and others as Christ served.
- Carry out Christ's commission to make disciples of all nations.
- Live as responsible citizens.