Through excellent, Spirit-filled teaching, develop learners who understand and are personally committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the whole Word of God as a foundation for all of life, and are able to explain and defend these teachings with grace and humility, with no reason to be ashamed (Matt. 7:24; 1 Tim. 4:16; Rom. 1:16; 2 Tim. 2:15; 3:16-17; 1 Pet. 3:15).
Through modeling and mentorship, help students mature in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, forming Christ-like habits, values, and character that prepare them to navigate the challenges of the modern world (Romans 8:28-29; Phil. 3:17; 2 Pet. 3:18; 1 John 2:6; Dan. 12:3; Matt. 13:43; Phil. 2:15).
Through experiential service and hands-on learning, enable students to develop work-related knowledge, skills, and teamwork abilities, applying biblical learning practically in a variety of work and ministry settings (James 1:22; 1 Thess. 4:11-12; Hag. 2:4; Neh. 4:6; Col. 3:23).
Through instruction and training, prepare servant-leaders who appreciate the dignity of labor and serve by leading with biblical values, Christ-like character, and practical excellence in their families, churches, communities, workplaces, and all other mission fields of the world (Luke 22:26-27; Mark 10:45; John 13:13-15; 2 Thess. 3:7-10).
Through integrative and collaborative courses, develop well-informed students, who love truth, beauty, and goodness; who think biblically and reasonably, reflecting the mind of Christ concerning all areas of life within God’s world, discerning truth from error under the guidance of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit (Rom. 12:1-2; Col. 1:15-17; 2:3; 1 Cor. 1:24; John 16:13; 1 Cor. 2:16; Acts 17:11; 1 Thess. 5:21).
Gifts of the Spirit
Through feedback and encouragement, help students discover and use their spiritual gifts and find their unique calling within God’s plan, trusting in the Holy Spirit’s enablement, and living in expectation of Christ’s return and the life to come (Eph. 4:1-16; Rom. 12:3-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; Acts 1:8; Eph. 2:10; Phil. 3:20-21; Titus 2:13).
As a growing, worldwide community of teachers and learners who have been redeemed by the love of God in Christ, develop worshipers of God who love Jesus Christ, love His Church, and show His love to each other and the world, all for the glory of God (John 13:35; 1 Cor. 6:20; Rom. 15:4-7; Phil 1:27).