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Strategic Vision

As Lipscomb University celebrates 130 years of Christ-centered education, we have developed a shared vision and strategic plan that will carry this critical work into the future.

Our Vision

Anchored in our Christ-centered mission, Lipscomb University will lead as a top-tier, nationally recognized institution. We will excel in teaching, learning and research; be ambitious in our service to others; and be driven by continuous improvement.

Our Mission

We are a Christ-centered community preparing learners for purposeful lives through rigorous academics and transformative experiences.

Our Core Tenets

We are a community engaged with the life and teachings of Jesus. We are committed to an ongoing search for truth. We provide excellent, whole-person learning experiences to shape lives of character, leadership, service and faith. We equip people to succeed in their vocation and contribute to the common good by living out their faith in action.

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Our Values

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Love God

We love God and actively pursue a deeper relationship with Him.

- Matthew 22:37B-38

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Serve others

We use our talents to serve and help others.

- Galatians 5:13B

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Respect all

We believe everyone is made in the image of God.

- Matthew 22:39B

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Pursue joy

We believe joy is a feeling of good pleasure and happiness that comes from the Holy Spirit, abiding in God's presence and from hope in His word.

- Psalm 68:3

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Seek to learn

We continue to learn and grow in wisdom and knowledge.

- Proverbs 1:5A

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Embrace collaboration

We work together exhibiting the fruits of the Spirit to advance our community.

- Galatians 5:22-23A

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Deliver our best

We hold ourselves accountable to a high bar and work every single day to meet it because our community deserves our best.

- Colossians 3:23A

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Create solutions

We look past what has been and beyond what is right in front of us to find the best solution or path forward for our community.

- Jeremiah 33:3

Our Goals

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Goal 1

Provide a premier, learner-focused Christian education.

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Goal 2

Promote and develop spiritual growth and transformation across our community.

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Goal 3

Recruit, support, retain and graduate students with the tools for a purposeful life.

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Goal 4

Build a culture of diversity, equity and belonging where people thrive as image-bearers of God.

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Goal 5

Expand our engagement, influence and impact by forging deep connections with communities, organizations and alumni.

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Goal 6

Empower and sustain a culture of effectiveness, efficiency, collaboration and financial strength across our community.

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