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Mission, Vision and Goals



Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment



To be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving

  • Learning 2 Corinthians 10:5 “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
  • Leading Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
  • Serving Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”



  • Faith Integration. Establish a culture where biblical faith permeates all aspects of University life
  • Admissions & Enrollment. Manage enrollment growth
  • Student Success. Prepare students to succeed intellectually, professionally, spiritually and personally
  • Faculty/Staff Development. Develop a community of faculty and staff committed to integrating faith and work
  • Distance Education & Online Learning. Enhance learning opportunities through online programs
  • Institutional Identity. Build a distinctively Christian identity that highlights excellence
  • Facilities & Space. Develop and update Capital Project plan
  • Financial Stewardship. Generate sufficient resources to achieve institutional goals and financial stability



Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”