Mission Statement

The mission of Dallas Baptist University is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings.

Commentary on the Mission Statement of DBU (2002, April) by Dr. David Naugle, noted author, lecturer, and chair and professor of philosophy at DBU.

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Vision Statement

Building a great Christian university that is pleasing to God by producing Christ-centered servant leaders who are transforming the world.

Theme Scripture of DBU

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." - Jeremiah 29:11-13

Core Values

DBU's five core values are the foundation for living out the mission and vision of a Christian university.

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We believe all truth is God's truth, and an informed mind can only be fully developed in light of the Gospel.

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Genuine Community

We believe God designed us for community, so DBU fosters a unique community where we support and challenge one another academically, spiritually, and relationally.

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Transformative Education

We believe a Christ-centered education should be transformative. Through the integration of faith and learning, DBU provides an education that transforms both the mind and spirit.

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Marked by Service

We believe God calls us to serve Him and one another. Therefore, DBU strives to develop leaders with a heart for service.

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Global Impact

We believe God has called us to have a heart for the world, which is shown not only in our love for international students but also in our focus on serving and transforming the world, all for the glory of God.

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