University of Mobile: Distinctively Christian

The “Statement of Christian Affirmation” was adopted by the University of Mobile Board of Trustees on April 27, 2004. It is a brief, biblically based foundational statement which describes the essential theological nature of the University of Mobile. Along with the mission statement, philosophy statement and goals, it is the foundation which guides the growth and development of the University of Mobile.

"'Distinctively Christian': Higher Education for a Higher Purpose"
By: Mark Foley, Ph.D.
President, University of Mobile
What does it mean to be a distinctively Christian university in modern society? I recently asked the University of Mobile Board of Trustees to consider key actions related to more clearly defining the university's Christian identity. Click here for full essay


Statement of Christian Affirmation

As a Christian university, the University of Mobile affirms…
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…the Nature of Christ.
Jesus Christ is the physical expression of the eternal, transcendent, and triune God of the universe. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. He is an intelligent, spiritual and personal Being. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe and all contained therein.
… the Ethic of Christ.
The ethic of Jesus is love. The model of His self-less love is most perfectly demonstrated in His sacrificial and substitutionary death, burial, and resurrection and His offer of regeneration to individuals through His saving grace.
...the Mission of Christ.
The mission of Christ is to save the world from sin, offering reconciliation to God and eternal life to all persons who accept His salvation. It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ to participate in His mission, seeking constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
… the Revelation of Christ and His Authority Over Mankind.
All understanding and values are defined in terms of the relationship of human beings to Christ as He is revealed in Holy Scripture. It is the responsibility of every believer to read, seek to understand, and follow the teachings of Scripture