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Overview

  • 11.24.2015

VISION

The vision of GCU is to glorify God by equipping students who will proclaim God's Word, to build up the body of Christ through education, and to advance God's kingdom by reaching out to the globe. GCU seeks to maintain an appropriate balance between training for academics and professionalism.

OUR MISSION

The mission of GCU is to educate qualified students to become global leaders with Biblical principles, and to equip them with competent knowledge, skills and Christian Worldview to serve the church, communities, societies, the nation, and the world through excellent Christian higher education. GCU serves its commitment to meet the educational needs of the multiethnic student body coming from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

BIBLICAL FOUNDATION STATEMENT

Georgia Christian University (GCU) is a Jesus Christ centered institution of higher learning that is unwavering in its belief that the following doctrinal statements are foundational to the educational and spiritual growth of each GCU trustee, faculty, student, and staff member:

  • The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. It is accurate, without error, reliable, and authoritative. The sixty-six Old and New Testaments canonical books are infallible;

  • There is one eternal, transcendent, omnipotent, personal God that exists as the Trinity. Three persons, the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit;

  • God, the Father, is the first person of the Trinity. He is the infinite Spirit sovereign. He is eternal, immutable, and unchangeable in all His attributes. He exists without any time or space limitation;

  • Jesus Christ is a person in the Godhead. He is the Son of God. He is the Perfect, sinless humanity and the absolute, full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, indissolubly united in one divine-human person since His unique incarnation by miraculous conception and virgin birth;

  • The third person of the Godhead who convicts, illuminates, regenerates, indwells, seals all believers in Christ, and fills those who yield to Him is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to all believers; however, the manifestation of any particular gift is not required as evidence of salvation;

  • The biblical record is the full historicity and perspicuity of primeval history, including the literal existence of Adam and Eve as the progenitors of all people, the literal fall and resultant divine curse on the creation, the worldwide cataclysmic deluge, and the origin of nations and languages at the tower of Babel;

  • Jesus Christ became the substitutionary and redemptive sacrifice for the sin of the world, through His literal physical death, burial, and resurrection, followed by His bodily ascension into heaven;

  • The gift that comes from the eternal penalty of sin provided solely by the grace of God on the basis of the atoning death and resurrection of Christ, to be received only through personal faith in His person and work is Salvation;

  • There will be a future, personal, bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth to judge and purge sin, to establish His eternal Kingdom, and to consummate and fulfill His purposes in the works of creation and redemption with eternal rewards and punishments;

  • There was a special creation of the existing space-time universe and all its basic systems and kinds of organisms in the six literal days of the creation week; and

  • Satan exists as a personal, malevolent being who acts as tempter and accuser.

  • Heaven and Hell. Two distinct, different, and real places. Hell is the place of eternal punishment, where all who die outside of Christ are confined in conscious torment for eternity.

OBJECTIVES

  • To nurture everyone's gift for Christian ministry, leadership in society, and service to the world;

  • To promote and encourage academic excellence, critical reflection, and involvement to the community service; and

  • To Integrate cultural differences in effective academic development

CORE VALUES

  • God First, as the owner, creator and sustainer;

  • Excellence in Teaching, Research, Scholarship and Management;

  • Respect for Diverse Societies and to Fight for Justice;

  • Commitment to Life-Long Learning and Teaching; and

  • Effective Career Development Opportunities

INSTITUTIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Georgia Christian University emphasizes and believes in the Triune God: eternal, transcendent, omnipotent, and personal. God the Father, the first person of the Divine Trinity, is infinite, sovereign, and unchangeable in all his attributes. GCU believes in the sinless humanity and the absolute, full deity of Christ Jesus, indissolubly united in one divine-human person since his unique incarnation by miraculous conception and virgin birth. Holy Spirit, the Third person of trinity resides among us always.
GCU believes that the Bible is the Word of God, and as such, it is our only infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration of the Scriptures by the Holy Spirit; thus, we affirm the inerrancy of the original manuscripts whose objective truth is our responsibility to interpret in accordance with the principles of Scriptures and to proclaim in accordance with the imperatives of the Gospel.
GCU emphasizes and believes that the universe is God's creation and his handiwork. We believe that God created human beings in His own image.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION STATEMENT

Georgia Christian University believes that God calls each individual to prepare intellectually and spiritually to share Christ throughout the world. Specifically, the University believes it has been called to offer academic programs where the curriculum as a whole and each course within that curriculum is:

1. Christ-centered;
2. Based on the Bible;
3. Academically relevant to degree programs that are meeting the needs of the world;
4. Pursuing academic excellence;
5. Taught by faculty who are Christians and comply with the institution's doctrinal beliefs;
6. Taught by faculty who are dedicated to quality higher education;
7. Taught by faculty who are academically credentialed;
8. Taught in an environment conducive to academic and spiritual growth;
9. Designed to integrate the academic training with Christian commitment ; and
10. Based on Christian belief in God's mission for the world.

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Georgia Christian University does not discriminate against race and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Georgia Christian University does not discriminate against age according to the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Also, GCU does not discriminate against sex in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Furthermore, GCU will not discriminate against disability or religion. However, as a Christian education institute all students are required to study and attend chapel regardless of their religion.