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Board report looks at identity, mission, future

By on January 6, 2014 in Academic News, Campus News with 2 Comments

_B3F0158.CR2An historic document is included in the new Fall-Winter 2013 issue of ACU Today magazine.

“For Such a Time As This: The Identity, Mission and Future of Abilene Christian University” is a presentation of a Board of Trustees special report you should make time to read.

The board articulated “what it means for ACU to be a Christ-centered institution of higher education within the Christian heritage of the Stone-Campbell faith tradition, particularly as expressed in Churches of Christ. We strongly affirm the finest values of that heritage and will pursue a Christ-centered focus using the inspired Word of God to guide our decisions as an institution. Rooted in these values, ACU will pursue sound and innovative educational principles so our students will be fully prepared to live lives of Christian service and leadership. This document aims to be comprehensive enough to provide guidance in meeting the challenges and opportunities of the future, yet brief enough to be used readily in various deliberations throughout the university.”

Download a PDF of this report (contains the 16-page layout from ACU Today)

If you have comments or questions about this document for the Board of Trustees, please email

View this story in the new online issue

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  1. Wes Thornton says:

    This article is both informative and inspiring. Every church leader in our heritage needs to read this article.

  2. Tony Hawk says:

    It is so refreshing to read this story. I know you don’t represent the thinking of the entire Church of Christ, though I wish you did. My hope and prayer is that the Church of Christ can become a part of the greater Christian community. When I was planting a church in Vancouver, there were only about 1,000 members of our denomination. I learned then how much I need the greater Christian community who professed faith in Christ, whether they agreed with me on everything else or not. I was surprised at my naivete as I quickly learned that this was not the thinking all of us. Thank God for men like Lynn Anderson, early on, and Paul Faulkner, later who came alongside me to help me see a different side of the Churches of Christ. I will lift you all up as you courageously and humbly do all that God is calling you to do.

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