To develop Spirit-empowered leaders through whole-person education to impact the world.
Raise up your students to hear My voice, to go where My light is dim, where My voice is heard small, and My healing power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth. Their work will exceed yours, and in this I am well pleased.
The ability to walk in wholeness, so that every part of your life; social, family, spiritual, emotional, and personal, is held together by the gravitational pull of Jesus Christ at your center. This means hearing God’s voice, rejecting compromise, embracing truth, and exemplifying the integrity needed to bear the weight of leadership.
The determination to persevere and not give up in the face of trials, despite the odds against you. This happens by discovering that the Holy Spirit is always by your side, cheering you on, and encouraging you to lift your head and take another step forward to overcome life’s obstacles.
Dedication to lifelong learning to ever increase your impact. This means you are always on a quest to know more, and continually gaining a knowledge base that will be utilized to ascend into places of prominence in your life and career.
Learning how to love, understand and work with people from a broad spectrum. Engaging difficult situations, not running away from them. Being filled with compassion and putting action to emotion, while having the ability to share with anyone, from any lifestyle, background, place or culture, what God has put in you.
The capacity to turn vision into reality to impact the world. This happens by fearlessly pursuing your dreams, seeing what others can’t see, and doing what others will not do. With faith in God and living boldly, you will see the miraculous.
ORU provided a space for me to dream God-sized dreams for my life, as well as cultivated a heart prepared for pursuing purpose.
ORU prepared me for the very things that got me to the job I am in now. The career center made a world of difference when I got into my interview processes and applying for jobs.
ORU has equipped me for success by helping me develop a firm foundation for my faith, integrity, leadership, and relational skills. I feel confident leaving that I am ready to be launched into every man's world for the glory of God.
Not only did ORU teach me the business skills I needed to succeed, but also it positioned me to be set apart in my work ethic, passion, and desire to learn.