We believe. It’s an easy thing to say, and a critical (and sometimes difficult) thing to know. To integrate. To strive for in every aspect of your life. At Montreat, our students have the opportunity to explore and expand their beliefs—to gain perspective through an education that’s centered in Christ.
Our Faith Statement
The following statements guide everything we do. While students are welcomed regardless of religious affiliation, all of our trustees, faculty, and staff support the following Faith Statement and Foundation.
We believe the Triune God is sovereign in all matters of creation, life, salvation, and eternity.
We believe that Scripture is the inspired, authoritative, and completely truthful Word of God, and should govern the conduct of Christians in every aspect of their lives.
We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son, whom God the Father sent into the world to become a man, to die for sin, and to rise from the dead on the third day for our salvation. Thus, Jesus Christ is the only way to be reconciled to God.
We believe that, after the ascension of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit was sent to believers to enable them to walk in obedience to the Word of God as set forth once and for all in the Scriptures.
We believe humanity is God’s creation in His own image, and therefore persons are thinking, relational, moral, and spiritual beings of dignity and worth.
We seek to serve students in all these dimensions. Our aim is to challenge students to become the complete persons a loving God intends them to be and to live in vital relationship with Him. Therefore, we seek to be a faith community as well as an academic community.
We see our educational mission as an extension of the great ends of the Church and seek to graduate students who are committed to Christian servant-leadership in the world, promoting personal and social righteousness by God’s grace and to His glory.
We are guided in our pursuit of academic excellence by a biblical worldview. We confess the living God as the ultimate foundation of our faith and the source of all truth. We believe God is revealed perfectly in Jesus Christ. We affirm our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the center of history, restoring purpose, order, and value to the whole of life.
We believe Jesus Christ to be the focus and culmination of scripture and that God’s written Word is inspired, authoritative and, rightly interpreted by the Holy Spirit, is our infallible rule for faith, conduct, and worship.
We study and address a world and humanity that were created good, corrupted by the fall, redeemed through faith in Christ, and are moving toward the final consummation of God’s purposes through the work of the Holy Spirit.