Written by President Dennis Jones
At HCU, it’s quite simple really. Our passion is for world evangelism. As former President Charles Coil put it, “We like to say IBC means evangelism.” Our purpose is to motivate and train soul-winners. We can and must make evangelizing the world the top priority. We believe that training full-time preachers and teachers of the gospel is the most effective and efficient way of accomplishing the goal (2 Tim. 2:2).
Graduates of Heritage Christian University are trained to be knowledgeable, practical, optimistic, balanced, dependable, energetic, and most importantly, Christ-like. It is our prayer that those who earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree at HCU will be soul winners, builders, and promoters of all the good. We believe it is possible for preachers to teach God’s word accurately without being cynical, harsh, or extreme (1 Cor. 13:4–8).
Heritage Christian University is determined to maintain a gentle and humble spirit, as we hold fast to evangelistic zeal and biblical integrity. Our students will be taught the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27). They will be taught that our heavenly Father is a God of love, grace, patience, and of great kindness.
Further, our students will be taught that objective truth can be understood and determined by humbly seeking God’s will through prayerful study of His inspired Word.
Students will learn that it is unwise to allow themselves to become distracted from the Lord’s work by engaging in pointless contests with other Christians as to who is the most spiritual or who surpasses all others in scriptural soundness. We believe faithfulness is more important than gaining popularity among those who stage competitive games of self-promotion by attempting to discredit others.
We are not turning to the left, nor are we turning to the right (Joshua. 1:7)! We plan to stand firmly in the middle of the Bible, set our minds on things above, and faithfully love and serve our great brotherhood.