Vision: Proclaim. Equip. Defend.
Our vision is to prepare a generation of spiritually mature, biblically equipped, academically advanced, and socially developed individuals for a life of opportunity and service to the glory of God.
As an extension of the ministry of the Church, we exist to help students develop their relationship with God through Jesus Christ, to discover and encourage their gifts, and to inspire each student to realize his or her full potential in serving God in spirit and in truth. Therefore, our vision for the seminary and for each student is conveyed through quality graduate programs by:
- Proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ through sound theological scholarship, expository teaching, and evangelism.
- Equipping those whom God has called for a life of service unto Him, cultivating a Christ-centered and biblical worldview.
- Defending the Christian faith against ancient and contemporary challenges to its viability, veracity, and reliability.
Statement of Purpose
Veritas Evangelical Seminary has been established as a graduate institution seeking to honor Jesus Christ and His word through conservative classical scholarship and biblical exposition for the sole purpose of developing competent Christian men and women for spiritual leadership.
To fulfill this purpose, we seek to establish a community of learners who are devoted to Jesus Christ and His body, the Church, within a Christian context of instruction of the inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God. This will provide student-learners with an academic opportunity that enables them to fulfill his or her goals as a Christian leader while developing a more profound worship of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our mission is to equip Christians to evangelize the world and defend the historic Christian faith through rigorous academic and devotional study of the inspired Scriptures. To accomplish this mission, all graduate instruction will emphasize the formation of a Christ-centered and biblical worldview based on God’s truth as revealed in the Bible.
As a community of learners devoted to the mission of Jesus Christ and the furtherance of His Church, we seek to proclaim Christ’s death and resurrection in a classical, biblically based environment. As our name suggests, we seek to create an educational atmosphere that characterizes and fulfills our mission by:
Veritas (Truth): Discovering truth in both general and special revelation, teaching the truth of the Bible as the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God, defending the truth, and longing to cultivate a Christian worldview within all students who will in turn communicate these truths to others.
Evangelical (Biblical/Redemptive): Proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ’s redemptive power through His death and resurrection, instilling within our students a passion and desire to evangelize through clear and winsome biblical exposition, outreach, and mission service.
Seminary (Community): As an academic institution we seek to draw together a community of learners who can encourage, challenge, and interact with others of like-mind, including their instructors, who seek to refine and expand their spiritual and intellectual foundation in Christ. Our goal is to educate the whole student within a Christian environment realizing that God works through our peers to the benefit of all (Lk. 2:52; Mt. 22:37). Therefore, the seminary environment serves as a means to cultivating our whole person to the cause of Christ, and thereby, serving God to the fulfillment of the great commission (Mt. 28:19-20).
To develop the student’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, and devotional understanding of God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the doctrines of orthodox Christianity.
To develop in the student an awareness that worship of God involves the total life of faith
and practice independent of one’s circumstances or environment.
To develop in the student a sense of awareness, responsibility, and engagement in church
planting, evangelism, and global missions.
To equip the student with the understanding necessary to skillfully and humbly defend the Christian faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
To assist the student in developing a biblical worldview centered in Christ which will provide the interpretive framework through which to understand the world and provide enduring solutions to its problems.
To increase the student’s understanding of church and para-church ministry related to
biblical studies, theological studies, and apologetics.
To assist students in gaining an appreciation for Godly knowledge and wisdom, not as an end in itself, but as a means to clarifying, defending, and sharing the gospel with skill, and to help the student live the Christian life as a thoughtful individual.
To help students embrace a life of Christian humility and sacrificial love, which are the
greatest visible and relational testimonies one could offer fellow Christians and the world.
In order to achieve our goal, Veritas Evangelical Seminary will offer the student knowledge of God, His Word, and the world in which we proclaim it. It is our firm conviction that the church today must be both biblical and practical. That it would be both anchored to the Rock and geared to the times. It should proclaim God’s changeless truth in these changing times. We take seriously, Paul’s statement that “I am put here for the defense of the gospel” (Philip. 1:16). In a day when serious doctrinal declension permeates the church, we are convinced that in the spiritual realm too, we cannot recognize a counterfeit unless we know the genuine.
With this in view, we offer students a complete understanding of the whole counsel of God in Scripture and a systematic understanding of “sound doctrine” that the apostle Paul urged the church to pursue (2 Tim. 1:3; 4:3-4). For we are firmly convinced that we cannot recognize error, or transform the individual unless we know and receive the truth. Jesus said, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” (Jn. 17:17). Indeed, He added, “I am the truth” (Jn. 14:6). So, whether it is in propositional form or in personal form, Veritas is committed to convey and apply the truth of God to the church of God.