Celebrate Biblical, Theological and Moral Bases for Cooperation

The College of Theology Covenant outlines the principles a student at the college is expected to embody and embrace. It describes a lifestyle that is consistent with the university's doctrinal commitments. The Covenant underscores the vital connection between Christian faith and Christian life.

Together with the Doctrinal Statement, the Covenant highlights and celebrates biblical, theological and moral bases for cooperation, under the clear biblical mandate to live life worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:27).

All of our students and faculty in the College of Theology are asked to sign the Covenant in addition to the university's Doctrinal Statement.

Read Our Covenant

I understand and embrace Grand Canyon University's commitment to be a distinctively Christian institution characterized by devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, in agreement with the university and its College of Theology, I commit to love the Lord with my whole being, to love my neighbors as myself and to obey Christ and His Word in accord with the following principles:

Spiritual Principles

I will seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness before all things. I will labor to embody the qualifications for ministry outlined in Holy Scripture (1 Tim. 3:1-13, 4:6-16; 2 Tim. 2:14-26; Titus 1:5-16) so that I am qualified to minister within the church of the Lord Jesus and so that my example will glorify Christ and commend Him to others.

Academic Principles

I will commit to growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ through the study and application of Holy Scripture and sound theology.

Social Principles

I will maintain consistent involvement in a local church by regularly worshiping, serving and studying God's Word with a body of believers and will cultivate unity with fellow Christians, seeking reconciliation and resolution when conflicts arise (Matthew 18). I will seek to demonstrate the love of Christ, with gentleness and respect, to those who do not yet know Him as Lord and Savior.

Moral and Ethical Principles

I will conduct myself as a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ by treating people with love, grace and respect. I will strive to keep my mind and body pure and will seek to be above reproach, undefiled and virtuous in every way and will avoid all activities that violate the university's conduct policies.