Mission - Arizona Christian University


Our Mission

Arizona Christian University provides a biblically-integrated, liberal arts education equipping graduates to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in all aspects of life, as leaders of influence and excellence.

Our Vision

Arizona Christian University exists to educate and equip followers of Christ to transform culture with the truth.

Core Commitments

  • Before all else, be committed to Jesus Christ – accomplishing His will and advancing His kingdom on earth as in heaven.

  • Teach students to read, understand and trust the Bible, grounding them firmly in the truth through a biblical worldview.

  • Be devoted to evangelism and to prayer without ceasing.

  • Be committed to loving God with all our heart and soul, mind and strength, by pursuing excellence in spiritual formation, academics, athletics and extracurricular activities, doing all for the glory of God.

  • Teach students to think critically, speak and write clearly and effectively, use technology effectively, develop interpersonal skills, and pursue personal and professional ethics through biblical literacy and integration.

  • Provide opportunities for students to serve locally and globally, and promote a culture of lifelong commitment to servant-leadership.

  • Influence, engage and transform the culture with truth by promoting the biblically informed values that are foundational to Western civilization, including:

  1. the centrality of family
  2. traditional sexual morality and lifelong marriage between one man and one woman
  3. the sanctity of human life
  4. compassion for the poor
  5. a biblical understanding of human nature
  6. an understanding of God’s purposes for limited government
  7. personal, economic and religious freedom
  8. free markets, capitalism, and property rights
  9. natural law, the original meaning of the Constitution and judicial restraint
  10. international human rights and the advancement of freedom throughout the world.
  • Prepare students to be leaders of influence in their community, state, nation and world – through the church, the family, business, government, education, health care, media, the arts and every area of society.

  • Be a leading conservative Christian liberal arts university.

Statement of Faith

Arizona Christian University is the only accredited, evangelical Christian university or college in Arizona where all trustees, administrators, faculty, staff and students declare they are followers of Jesus Christ.

Student affirmation agreements

Students at Arizona Christian University declare their faith in Christ through agreeing to the affirmations contained in this document: Student Affirmation of Faith

staff affirmation agreements

All Trustees, Administrators, Faculty and Employees of Arizona Christian University declare their faith in Christ thought signing the following Statement of Faith: Employee Statement of Faith. They also affirm their agreement with ACU’s Core Commitments.

Daniel Award

The Daniel Award for Courageous Public Faith is given to an individual who has courageously stood for Jesus Christ and His truths within his or her sphere of influence. The name is derived from the Old Testament example of Daniel and his willingness to defy an unjust decree and continue in public prayer.