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2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook


Personal Relationships

– Believers should demonstrate a growing maturity in

personal relationships, as evidenced in these areas:


An understanding of, and commitment to, integrity in relationships with

others and in personal thinking.


Consistent loyalty and responsibility in performing duties,

fulfilling agreements and obligations, and sustaining deep relationships for

mutual edification.


Humble acknowledgement of God’s faithful provision of our

status, gifts, possessions, and accomplishments, and a readiness to sacrifice

personal preferences and freedoms for the gospel’s advancement.

Relationship with the World

– Believers should demonstrate a desire to serve God

fully as they engage the world, as evidenced in these areas:

Eternal perspective:

An understanding of, and commitment to, the Great

Commission implications of our calling.


Commitment to live in terms of internalized biblical principles that

guide and stabilize attitudes and behavior, and a readiness to stand on biblical



Grace when confronted with opposition, determination when

confronted with obstacles, and resiliency in the wake of failure.

Love comprises the driving force in our relationship with God and with all others.

Scripture encourages us to “put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity”

(Colossians 3:14; NASB). We love when we, at our own expense, give and withhold

emotions, words, and actions for the benefit of those we love for the ultimate glory

of God.