The Values Of The Christian Tradition

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21 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK School of Education Bethel University MCKENZIE, TENNESSEE Our Vision Guided by the values of the Christian tradition, the education faculty encourages students to seek fulfillment in their personal, social, and religious lives. We provide the tools for developing integrity, leadership skills, and the desire to search for truth and knowledge throughout life. We promote critical thinking, effective communication, appreciation of cultural diversity, and we encourage the rejection of bigotry and intolerance. At Bethel, we seek to promote in all members of the university community a constructive participation in social change and a commitment to service of others at the university, in the local area, throughout the church and in the wider world. In addition, we encourage all our members to understand and respect our social order, the natural world, our Creator, and ourselves. This caring community reflects the trust, love, patience and forgiveness consistent with the spirit of Jesus Christ as it builds relationships among our students, faculty, and staff. Our Mission The mission of Bethel University is to create opportunities for members of the learning community to develop to their highest potential as whole persons-intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically in a Christian environment. Definitions By the words, create opportunities, the University offers the means for persons to have choices and options
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