Central Christian University’s mission and purpose is to form professionals with outstanding educational capacities and knowledge in scripture to work in their desired area of study, while impacting governments and communities with the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
As part of our broader mission of preparing students for responsible living, CCU takes seriously the task of guiding students to integrate faith and vocation through the practice of ethical action, redemptive service and responsible citizenship in the church, community and the world.
Faith & Vocation
In CCU it is highly important for each student to know who they are in Christ through faith and what they’re calling is, also known as vocation. Vocation or calling can be defined as a two-part response to our faith: first, we are called into a direct intimate relationship with God through Christ; second we are called to advance Christ’s kingdom with knowledge and wisdom by using our individual abilities, skills and talents for his purposes.
As people of God who have been made citizens of God’s kingdom through Jesus Christ, our first responsibility is to love God with all we have and are, and secondly to love our neighbors as our self by using our resources, talents, abilities, passions, skills and energy to serve God and other people. We believe in being responsible with everything we have because he made us administrators of what we have, not owners.
Living as God calls us to live, consists in works that manifest uncompromised commitment to the sacredness of human life (regardless of its location on the globe) and to justice, giving testimony of follower of Jesus Christ.
CCU accepts all types of students, not limited to religious belief, sex, gender, color or nationality. However each student is obligated as long as they are enrolled in CCU, to follow CCU guideless and core values of Christian living, according to the bible.
Service learning was added to the curriculum in 2014, with the purpose to prepare students in community work and involvement. Since its start, students have done than 4,000 hours of service. Students may complete their service requirement through service embedded or enhanced courses, departmental service projects, or service coordinated through Christian Care Counseling Center and Chaplains of Florida outside the curriculum. A central goal of service learning is for students to learn how to use their academic knowledge to help others flourish and to address the roots of systemic problems.