A view of the chapel through the trees.

Core Values

As an institution committed to inerrant Scripture, given by God as our final authority for faith and life, we hold ourselves accountable to it and to each other with regard to these values as we cultivate academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning.

  1. Christ centeredness. We are here to model and to engender Christ centeredness in all that we do. The lordship of Christ should affect and be evident in every aspect of education, relationship, and endeavor at Trinity.
  2. Comprehensive education. We are here to educate for the whole of life, beginning with the mind and including a comprehensive discipleship that results in a comprehensive witness. We seek to nurture students to become spiritually mature and biblically informed persons who make well-reasoned and wise intellectual and moral judgments, thereby equipping and motivating them to tackle real-world problems.
  3. Community. We seek to be a learning community that operates by the ethics and values of the Kingdom of God. The makeup of the community should be a reflection of the breadth and diversity of the family of God. The way we treat people should be consistent with the morals, justice, compassion, humility, and love of our Lord. Interaction with students should both reflect an attitude of service to them as individuals and take advantage of opportunities for mentoring and modeling and personal development.
  4. Church connectedness. We value service to the Church because we believe that the Church is God's central vehicle to accomplish his work in the world. Our vision for serving the Church is a global vision, just as God's vision for his Church is global. A particular value affecting Trinity's work is to identify and meet the educational needs of the EFCA.
  5. Cultural engagement. We seek to bring faith, life, and learning to bear on the issues facing our world. Our perspective is one of engagement with culture from a Christ-centered and biblically rooted foundation. We are committed to high standards of research, scholarship, thinking, and living as a means of preparing students to engage the world and to respond honestly and earnestly to those in a pluralistic society.