Mission & Vision

NCU is a University that fosters wisdom, faith and service through excellent academic programs within a Christ-centered community.


NCU is a University that fosters wisdom, faith, and service through excellent academic programs within a Christ-centered community.


NCU aspires to be a University characterized by its commitment to equip students to discover and answer God’s call in their lives.

NCU achieves this vision through academic excellence and faithful stewardship in a Christ-centered community that develops purposeful graduates.


Manifest Excellence in Christian Higher Education

NCU takes seriously its history and calling to deliver excellent academic programs within a distinctively Christian learning environment. Faculty and students engage in research and academic dialogue from a faith-based perspective and with a confessional commitment to the authority of the Bible as Holy Scripture

Exercise Faithful Stewardship

With the conviction that all the resources we have at our disposal (financial, physical plant, faculty, staff, students, community partners, etc.) are gifts from God, we seek to utilize these resources in such a way that demonstrates respect for the resources themselves and that brings honor to the One who has entrusted them to us. Faithful stewardship ensures appropriate resources and capacity for educational and institutional effectiveness.

Foster Life-Transformation in a Christ-Centered Community

NCU is committed to a holistic approach to education and life-long learning that engages not only the mind of the learner, but every aspect of life – body, spirit, and heart. NCU fosters life-transformation through co-curricular learning, campus ministries, student development programs, service activities, and community experiences, including programs designed for non-traditional and adult students as well as traditional undergraduate students.

Develop Purposeful Graduates

Developing purposeful graduates is the culmination of all aspects of an NCU education and experience. Purposeful graduates apply skills and knowledge into practice as productive and contributing members of their respective families, churches, communities, and places of work.


NCU's Faith Integration