Core Values

Etched in Stone, Inscribed Upon Our Hearts 

CIU has five core values, each written in stones around campus. Picture here is the prayer & faith stone.The five core values of CIU are literally written on stones at our campus: Authority of Scripture, Victorious Christian Living, World Evangelization, Prayer & Faith and Evangelical Unity.

We also inscribe these values upon our hearts. Our faculty, administration and staff all commit to the solid foundation that was laid in 1923.

Come to CIU and you will strive for academic excellence with the Bible at the core of all learning. You also will practice skills related to personal and vocational goals in the community away from the classroom.

Our students can trust us to ensure that their CIU experience will always be fully formed and informed by these five bedrock values:

Authority of Scripture

The Bible is the ultimate foundation and the final truth in every aspect of our lives. We concentrate on mastering God's Word, learning to understand its meaning and apply its teaching.

Victorious Christian Living

Victory in Christ comes to those who yield humbly to the Holy Spirit who makes us more like Him in our daily lives.

CIU has five core values, all etched in stone around campus. Pictured here is the world evangelization stone.World Evangelization

"For God so loved the world He gave..." We prepare each student to have an impact as part of the "missions team," whether in a "sending church" or as one sent. The Holy Spirit dispenses blessings and works through us so that we are a blessing ourselves

Prayer & Faith

The CIU community seeks joyful reliance upon God for material provision, victory over sin, growth in Christlikeness, and fruitfulness in ministry. Our relationship with Him is expressed in daily prayers of a loving and needy heart. 

Evangelical Unity

Evangelical unity means accepting other Christians of evangelical conviction, regardless of denominational or theological affinity, for purposes of fellowship, encouragement, edification and ministry.