University Goals

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.