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Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer students a thorough education in leadership roles within the world-wide Christian community by committing to serving God in a multi-cultural world, and providing fundamental and innovative training in the fields of Divinity and Christian Ministry.

 

Educational Objectives

RU will achieve this mission by offering curriculum based on the scripture of the Holy Bible being at the core of our teaching, and by encouraging our students and alumni to serve the needs of all people. Additionally emphasis is placed on both leadership roles within the Christian community, and the personal responsibility of individuals to become stewards of the teachings of Jesus Christ.

 

Statement of Faith

We believe …

  • The Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • That for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian in enabled to live a godly life.
  • In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that saved unto the resurrection of life and they that ate lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Statement of Christian Education

  • We believe that we exist to serve God and His Great Commission in reaching the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. As Christ-followers, we are His light to a dark world and it is our duty and privilege to make disciples.
  • We believe that God uses the faculty, staff, students and alumni to accomplish His plans. As servant leaders, each person who is part of our community can make a difference in their families, churches, communities and vocations for Christ’s Kingdom.
  • We believe that service is an act of worship to God. As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we desire to worship God by living in a way that is worthy of the calling we have received.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ intends His Church to be a diverse body of believers. As believers, we have a responsibility to spread the Gospel through evangelism, missions and outreach.
  • We believe that we have been blessed with kingdom resources and purposes and desire to steward them in a God-honoring way. Our desire is to manage our time, money and gifts and to care for the students, whose lives have been entrusted to us, in a way that models a commitment to excellence and a total-life attitude of stewardship.

 

University Objectives

Our objective is to develop intellectual skills, spiritual leadership, and professional strength. As our school motto is taken out from the Bible verse “Who know but that you have come to royal position for such a time at this? (Esther 4:14),” our school’s purpose is to prepare the students to become proactive transformers of the ministry and the society.

We seek to educate men and women in undergraduate and graduate programs to produce professionals who:

* Are broadly educated with strong biblical foundation and sharp worldview.
• Appreciate the breadth of ideas and creative expressions with discernment.
• Can evaluate knowledge from a Biblical perspective.
• Apply critical thinking in order to reason logically, use a broad range of investigative approaches, and exercise faith appropriately in the process of critical thinking.
• Hold and apply a biblically based system of values and beliefs.
• Develop a commitment to cross-cultural understanding in order to function and serve in a diverse world.
• Develop skills for independent thinking and analytical reasoning.
• Are prepared for graduate school or for a vocation in his/her chosen field of study.
• Participate in service and experiential learning opportunities.
• Demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to their fields and levels of study.
• Demonstrate competence in written and oral expression, as well as, observing the conventions of their discipline.
• Integrate major fields of study with a biblical worldview.
• Articulate and live out a biblical worldview.

 

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Views of Core Values

  • The Scriptures

The Bible is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction with God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without errors for its matter. It reveals the principles by which God judges us; and therefore, is and will remain, The center of Christian union, and the standard which all conduct, creeds and religious opinion should be tried.

  • God

There is only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in all perfections. To Him, we owe love, reverence and obedience. God is infinite in all perfections. God exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, without division of nature, essence or being.

  • Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior. Salvation includes regeneration, sanctification and glorification.

  • Evangelism and Missions

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of Christ to endeavor to make disciple of all nations. The new birth of man’s spirit by God’s Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Missionary effort rests thus upon a spiritual necessity of the regenerated life, and is repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Christ. It is duty of every child of God to seek to win the lost to Christ by personal effort and by all other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.

  • Peace and War

It is the duty of Christians to seek peace with all men on principles of righteousness. In accordance with the spirit and teachings of Christ they should do all in their power to put an end to war. The remedy for the war spirit is the gospel of our Lord. The supreme need of the world is the acceptance of his teachings in all the affairs of men and nations and the application of His Law of love.