Educated Christian Statement

22_webTo fulfill our mission, we produce educated Christians. The faculty’s Educated Christian Statement articulates the institution’s vision of the Educated Christian.

An educated Christian is a faithful servant whose knowledge, values and skills center in loving God, loving others and loving learning.

1. Loving God: Knowledgeably, personally loves God and His truth, manifesting this love by living according to biblical precept.

This attribute may be made apparent in the following ways. The educated Christian:

  • Understands and loves the Bible, applying it by allowing it to shape his/her worldview;
  • Demonstrates ability to talk intelligently about God and His working in his/her life;
  • Understands loving God, applying this understanding in all relational interactions;
  • Possesses a substantive grasp of orthodox theology.

2. Loving Others: Lives out love for God in loving others, manifesting this love in compassionate service.

This attribute may be made apparent in the following ways. The educated Christian:

  • Understands how to love others and contribute to their lives;
  • Develops and uses spiritual gifts, especially in discipling and mentoring others;
  • Participates in Christian service, indicating a biblical ministry philosophy and passion;
  • Engages his/her community through civic involvement;
  • Understands interpersonal relationship skills, demonstrating this understanding through mature, gracious and professional interaction with others;
  • Understands the importance of cooperation and works well with others.

3. Loving Learning: From a basic general knowledge and through a Christian worldview, eagerly acquires, applies, and communicates knowledge.

This attribute may be made apparent in the following ways. The educated Christian:

  • Demonstrates critical, logical thinking ability, including the ability to differentiate between uncompromisable absolutes and peripheral matters;
  • Possesses a biblical worldview that underlies and informs engagement with knowledge;
  • Possesses a broad-based general knowledge, including understanding of and appreciation for the fine arts, literature, history, science, math, and current events;
  • Possesses a deeper knowledge in his/her selected field of study;
  • Communicates effectively in speech and writing;
  • Seeks knowledge eagerly, committed to a lifelong pursuit of personal development.

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