University of the Nations
Founded upon Biblical principles, the University of the Nations (U of N) fulfills its commitment to Christ's Great Commission by equipping men and women spiritually, culturally, intellectually, and professionally, and inspiring them to use their God-given abilities to communicate and demonstrate the Good News in all nations.
The University of the Nations sees the world as its classroom. It is committed to develop Christian men and women who are called to reach those who do not know Christ. Special attention is given to nations, cities and people groups without the Gospel. Evangelism and concern for the poor are presented as ways of life. The university seeks to broaden the scope of evangelism by equipping students to serve worldwide in various domains of life. Opportunities are provided for students to grow and learn in their areas of calling in order to serve effectively in the profession or vocation to which they are called. Believing that the command of Jesus to be salt and light in the world means Christian service and witness in all walks of life, the University of the Nations endeavors to equip students to take the Gospel to their profession by learning to think Biblically, discern spiritually and act humbly.
The University of the Nations' approach to education is based on II Peter 1:5-8 which stresses balanced development in every area of life--in faith, virtue (character), knowledge, self control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love. By God's grace and surrounded by the love of Christ, students increase in their faith and worship of God. They are fortified with knowledge, turned toward wisdom, and inspired to be obedient to God's calling on their lives.
While the University of the Nations is committed to educational excellence in every aspect, its aims are achieved through knowing and loving God and seeking His revelation and guidance, intercession, worship and praise are integrated into every course. The living out of God's ways are to be apparent in student and staff relationships--in forgiveness, openness, repentance, honoring the gifts and abilities of each person, unity, teamwork, hospitality, servant leadership and loving one another as commanded by Jesus.
Every course in every College/Faculty of the U of N is to be a "multiplier for missions"; serving to increase the training locations, workers and resources available for the mission fields. International in scope, each course is to provide cross-cultural training as it relates to the course's specific educational content. Courses are designed to be applicable in real-life situations. Each area of study includes field assignments and cross-cultural experiences for every student.
The University of the Nations' structure, as originally envisioned, includes seven major educational areas (Colleges/Faculties) and several multi-disciplinary Centres and Institutes which focus on communicating the Gospel worldwide to and through specific areas of society. The university is an integral part of Youth With A Mission and is committed to the same statement of purpose as the parent organization.