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Mission and Goals

The purpose of the University of the Cumberlands graduate program in Christian Studies is to provide for all students a Biblical and theological foundation for ministry, while equipping them with the practical skills necessary to be an effective Christian leader in the local church or Christian organization in which they serve.


Goals of the Program

  • To guide men and women in developing a Biblical foundation, Christian theology and worldview.
  • To equip men and women with the practical skills necessary to be an effective Christian leader in the local church or Christian organization in which they serve.
  • To provide high quality academic training for ministry and opportunities for students to learn from some of the foremost Christian leaders in their respective areas of ministry.

We affirm:

  • The Inspiration and Authority of the Scriptures;
  • The Existence of One God in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
  • Men and women are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of His creation;
  • Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin;
  • The Deity of Christ, His Incarnation, Atoning Death and Resurrection;
  • Everlasting Life in Heaven for all those who have trusted in Christ for Salvation

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