Coming out of Classical Conversations, my whole education was pretty much rooted in a Christian community. At ORU, getting that same sense of togetherness and those opportunities to share my faith was really a special thing.
ORU’s environment of faith has continued my classical foundation by encouraging me to Know God and Make Him Known more in my everyday life.
CC created a solid foundation of academic excellence and leadership that continues to grow very naturally here at ORU.
In a way, ORU felt much more like an extension of my education in Classical Conversations, where a strong education was the focus, and integration of faith was the priority.
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.