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Philosophy of Education Statement

The Master’s University is a comprehensive liberal arts and professional preparation institution, using biblically-centered

curricula and co-curricular programs to educate maturing disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. We affirm and teach that:

The Holy Bible provides the authoritative base of our curricula, and that each academic discipline must be

evaluated from a biblical perspective. That which is in harmony with the Word of God is truth and that which

contradicts it is in error. We exercise thoughtful Christian liberty where the Scripture permits it.

There is no dichotomy between the sacred and secular; we treat the pursuit of education as an act of worship

that honors and glorifies God.

The goal of education is to prepare the whole person. We seek to instill in our students the knowledge, skills,

and attitudes necessary for their chosen profession, while cultivating their spiritual growth, strengthening their

moral character, and developing their abilities as citizens and leaders.

Philosophy of Spiritual Development

What The Master’s University believes and teaches are not just theoretical concepts, but are actual guidelines for daily

living. The paragraphs below describe how the doctrinal statement of the University gives guidance and direction to the

faculty, staff, and students of TMU.

DIVINE AUTHORITY

Every expression and pursuit of the Christian life (renewing of the mind, prayer, worship, sanctification, evangelism,

etc.) is empowered and experienced from Him, to Him, and through Him. We view student’s comprehensive

development under the direct oversight of Divine authority. The interrelated biblical principles that define the

Distinctive of Divine Authority are as follows:

Sovereign Lordship.

Christ is sovereign Lord over all creation and reigns as the authoritative head of the

church. As the mediator of the New Covenant, His comprehensive rule is the powerful authority by which a

distinctive Christian life is experienced and directed. Romans 11:36; 14:7-12; Ephesians 1:16-23; Colossians

3:15-17.

Sufficient Word.

Scripture is the Word of God to man and is sufficient to address everything pertaining to life

and godliness without error or equal. It stands as the authoritative standard by which truth and error are both

revealed and understood. Scripture alone is the authoritative revelation by which a distinctive Christian life is

guided. Psalm 19:7-11; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:3-1; John 17:17.

Submissive Dependency.

Development of the whole student in community is a supernatural experience in

the human condition. The Christian life is exclusively dependent upon the empowering grace of God to realize

the submissive obedience required by divine authority. John 14:16-17; Galatians 2:20-21; Titus 2:11-14;

Philippians 2:9-13.

HEART TRANSFORMATION

A superficial change in external behavior is not the authenticating mark of a distinctively biblical life. The Master's

University desires to see genuine change in the student’s life that is sustainably rooted in the transformation of his or

her intellect, affections, and resolve. By focusing on what the Bible describes as the heart, we can confidently exhort

and encourage a student's comprehensive development without reverting to legalistic methodologies.

The interrelated biblical principles that define the Distinctive of Heart Transformation are as follows:

Lifestyle of Worship.

Our priorities and actions flow out of a heart of worship. Within the fellowship of

believers, spiritual development is realized as the hearts of the people unite in worshiping the true God over