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Colorado Christian University    
 
    
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

What We Believe


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Strategic Objectives

 

In pursuit of Colorado Christian University’s God-given vision and mission, our first priority continues to be an enduring commitment to Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. To that end, the CCU Board of Trustees has established a set of strategic objectives to guide the future of the University.

Colorado Christian University shall:

  • Honor Christ and share the love of Christ on campus and around the world;
  • Teach students to trust the Bible, live holy lives and be evangelists;
  • Be a magnet for outstanding students and prepare them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, and professions by offering an excellent education in strategic disciplines;
  • Teach students how to learn;
  • Teach students how to think for themselves;
  • Teach students how to speak and write clearly and effectively;
  • Give students significant opportunities to serve our Lord while they are at CCU and help them develop a lifetime habit of such service;
  • Impact our culture in support of traditional family values, sanctity of life, compassion for the poor, Biblical view of human nature, limited government, personal freedom, free markets, natural law, original intent of the constitution, and Western civilization;
  • Be seekers of truth;
  • Debunk “spent ideas” and those who traffic in them;
  • Ask God to multiply our time and ability to the glory of His great name;
  • Be a servant of the Church; and
  • Become a great university

Vision

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We envision graduates who think critically and creatively, lead with high ethical and professional standards, embody the character and compassion of Jesus Christ, and who thereby are prepared to impact the world.

Mission

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Colorado Christian University cultivates knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world.

Christ-centered community

Our community of interdependent students, faculty, and staff seeks to honor and obey Jesus Christ, who is present in Spirit and speaks in Scripture, and to advance God’s purposes in the lives of every member.

Academics

Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum integrates faith and learning in a scholarly environment that fosters critical and creative thinking, academic excellence, and professional competence.

Spiritual formation

Our academic and student development programs cultivate a deep and enduring faith that affirms the authority of Scripture and embraces Christ as the authentic center of life.

Engagement with the world

Our students experience and engage the world in ways that prepare them to be leaders who serve and transform their professions, churches, and communities.

Biblical Foundation

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“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 (NIV)

“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:17 (NIV) 

Statement of Faith

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CCU unites with the broad, historic evangelical faith rather than affiliating with any specific denomination. In this commitment, the University embraces the following declarations of the National Association of Evangelicals:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe 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.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they are saved unto the resurrection of life and that they are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

These declarations do not comprise all that individual Christians may consider important elements of faith; rather, they establish the essential framework within which members of the University both unite in shared beliefs and explore differences.  

Lifestyle Expectations

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As an institution of evangelical Christians, we believe that our faith in Christ is a living faith that bears visible fruit as, through God’s grace and empowering, we gradually grow in likeness to Jesus. As Paul urged the Ephesians, we also urge one another “to live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Eph 4:1).

As an educational institution, we believe that our students learn important lessons about spirituality, character, integrity, and morality by observing within the institution the Christ-like values lived out by respected role models.

As a result, our institutional mission is fulfilled in part as members of the CCU community - students, faculty, staff, and administrators - consciously seek a lifestyle that is both pleasing to Christ and exemplary to those who may be observing. To foster fulfillment of this aspect of our mission, we define guidelines for the behavior and conduct that are expected of those who choose to be part of our community.