Because the Bible is the fully true Word of God
(2 Timothy 3:16), we will offer and require the study
of all 66 books of the Bible before graduation with a degree. We will seek to creatively integrate classical theological disciplines and ministry training by studying books of the Bible(i.e. Church History will begin with the Books of Acts and keep going; Pastoral Leadership will come through the study of the Pastoral Epistles; Systematic Theology will flow out of the study of the Pauline Epistles).
Because He is Lord (Philippians 2:11),
we will continually ask Jesus Christ to sit on the throne
of the seminary and on the throne of the lives of its faculty, administrators, and students for the
glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Because apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5),
we will continually seek to plug into the Vine Jesus Christ through yielding to Him in prayer. We will offer a unique emphasis on prayer including classes on prayer,
a school of prayer, prayer faculty, and multiple prayer opportunities in the life of the seminary.
Because the return of Christ awaits the evangelization
of all people groups (Matthew 24:14), we will keep
our eyes on the unreached peoples of the world
and train our students to have a heart for the
fulfillment of the Great Commission
(Matthew 28:18-20) by seeking to reach millions
of souls for Jesus Christ.
Because the local church is God’s plan (Matthew 16:18),
we will be based in the local church and have a symbiotic relationship of service and training with local churches
and parachurch ministries.
Because we were created for community
(Genesis 1:26; Romans 12:5).
We will seek to build a campus-based fellowship
where the “one anothers” of Scripture are lived out, where authenticity and accountability are practiced,
and where integrity is modeled and taught.
Because God has a huge heart for the poor
and overlooked (Matthew 25:31-46), we will strive
to motivate, equip, and train students to minister
to “the least of these” as a lifestyle.