Conceptual Framework

Ohio Christian University's Conceptual Framework provides direction for the development of Christian Servant Leaders---desired of all OCU graduates. The four components are explained below, but the beginning point is the Holy Transformed Heart in the center.

OCU Conceptual Framework


  • Holy Transformed Heart is the transformation of a life into a fully devoted follower of Christ, experienced through a spiritual rebirth.
  • Leadership is a developing relationship of influence between leaders and followers. 
  • Character is the moral (behavior) and ethical (beliefs) strength of the person.
  • Servant's Heart is an attitude of service motivated to action.