Thousands of colleges and universities in the United States have the word “Christian” in their name, but how do you know if the “Christian” college or university you are exploring is really Christ based? How do you know if a Christian school is such in name only? Colorado Christian University is a true Christian institution of higher learning in every sense of the word. Christ is an integral part of each and every student, teacher, and staff member’s day both inside and outside the classroom. While people’s strength of faith varies, of course, and as humans, we are fallible and may stray from what our faith guides us to do, CCU can assure prospective students that we are not a Christian school in name only. We hold true to the tenets of serving the Lord; following a moral spiritual, educational and career path; helping others to reclaim a faith that may be lost; and leading others on our journeys of spiritual, intellectual and emotional growth and evolution.
What CCU Believes
CCU’s belief system proves that the University is much more than a Christian school in name only. Because CCU unites with the broad, historic evangelical faith rather than affiliating with any specific denomination, the University adheres to the declarations of the National Association of Evangelicals: We believe:
- The Bible is the only infallible, authoritative Word of God
- There is only one God
- The deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His return in power and glory.
- For the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential.
- In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
- In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they are saved unto the resurrection of life and they are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
CCU Vision and Mission
In addition to our belief system, the CCU vision and mission hold true to Christianity and are much more than empty words. The CCU vision? “… envision graduates who think critically and creatively, lead with high ethical and professional standards, embody the character and compassion of Jesus Christ, and who thereby are prepared to impact the world.” The CCU mission: To “cultivate knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world.”
The CCU curricula integrates faith and learning in a “scholarly environment that fosters critical and creative thinking, academic excellence, and professional competence.” If CCU were a Christian school in name only, coursework would not involve such deep discussion of Christ and how Christians can make a difference in the world regardless of what career path they choose. Our academic programs foster a faith in Scripture and a commitment living and working according to God’s plan for us. CCU students are encouraged to interact with the world and prepare themselves for being leaders in their careers, communities and churches.
Learn more about how Colorado Christian University is not just a Christian school in name only on The CCU Difference page.