Faith, Mission, & Values

CIU students in front of the prayer towers.

We educate people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. That’s our mission. That’s what we’ve been doing since 1923, and now our graduates work to bring those eternal values to the ministry and the marketplace in 150 countries around the world.

As a biblical university, Christian faith is our foundation. That’s our statement of faith; that CIU affirms the Bible as the foundation for all life and learning.

Scholarship, community and the purposeful drive empowered by a zeal for the Great Commission are what have attracted thousands of students for nearly a century to our Christian university and seminary.

We have never strayed from our core values. You don’t have to either. At CIU, you’ll form Christ-centered partnerships that will last a lifetime.