Our Mission

Ohio Christian University prepares students to serve effectively in the church and society by providing a holistic, Christ-centered, biblically integrated education in the Wesleyan tradition.

Our Vision

Preparing world-impacting Christian servant leaders.

Student Goals

Upon graduation from Ohio Christian University the student should:

  • Influence the culture and community through Christ-like character, Biblical Christian faith, and a transformed heart.
  • Lead by serving and equipping others to leverage their highest God-given potential.
  • Demonstrate discipline-specific competencies and an understanding of the broad fields of knowledge necessary for life-long learning and fulfilling one’s calling.
  • Exhibit love and respect while engaging and communicating with all people groups.

Our Core Values:


Our community of interdependent students, faculty, and staff seeks to honor and obey Jesus Christ, who is present in Spirit and speaks in Scripture, and to advance God’s purposes in the lives of every member.

Biblically Based

Our academic and student development programs cultivate a deep and enduring faith that affirms the authority of Scripture and embraces Christ as the authentic center of life.

Student Oriented

Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum integrates faith and learning in a scholarly environment that fosters critical and creative thinking, academic excellence, and professional competence.

Ministry Motivated

Our emphasis on ministry and missions extends beyond the classroom into real-world experiences that prepare students for a lifetime of service in ministry.

Leadership Focused

Our students experience and engage the world in ways that prepare leaders to serve and transform their professions, churches, and communities.

Academically Excellent

We seek to provide an excellent academic environment for the acquisition of both knowledge and wisdom.