To develop Holy 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.
Students will learn to hear God’s voice by deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ and increasing their sensitivity to the Holy Spirit—for themselves and for others. Students will pursue wholeness and integrity in their relationships with others and with God. Students will expand their biblical knowledge, approach life from a Spirit-empowered worldview and be able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Students will learn the skills needed for motivation and perseverance in addressing the complexities of life. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and strategies required to adapt appropriately to changing environments. Students will honor God by embracing wellness through self-management and self-care to include physical exercise, good sleep patterns, and proper nutritional habits.
Students will learn to develop problem-solving, critical-thinking and decision-making skills in preparation for professional careers. Students will demonstrate an increase in knowledge and increased capacities for knowledge attainment. They will participate in identifying, analyzing, and creating solutions for the world’s greatest problems.
Students will learn to model respect, responsibility, flexibility, adaptability, and sacrifice as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of a globalized world. Students will learn to use multiple strategies to develop culturally responsive relationships that support and encourage constructive change.
Students will learn to recognize, develop, and communicate bold responses for today’s complex issues. Students will contemplate God’s purpose for their lives and God’s vision for their futures while also seeking to understand the world’s challenges and how these dynamics intersect. Students will learn practical, scalable objectives that assist in moving from vision to reality while challenged to bring hope and transformation to the world.
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.