Statement of Mission
True to the philosophy of education of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the mission of Middle East University is to:
- Provide its learners with a dynamic and integrated educational experience in a Christian context and scholarly environment.
- Present the challenge and opportunity to nurture commitment to and faith in God.
- Promote a healthy lifestyle, ethical standards, and personal values of love, generosity, justice, compassion, peace, mutual respect, and moral integrity.
- Encourage disciplined critical thinking, creative self-expression, and continuing intellectual growth.
- Empower its graduates for service and leadership roles in the local, regional, or global church community and society at large.
The university’s philosophy of education is Christ-centered, aiming to restore human beings into the image of their Maker. We believe that, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, God’s character and purposes can be understood as revealed in the Bible, in Jesus Christ, and in nature.
We believe that God is infinitely loving, wise, and powerful. He relates to human beings on a personal level, presenting His character as the ultimate norm for human conduct and His grace as the means of restoration.
We recognize, however, that human motives, thinking, and behavior have fallen short of God’s ideal. Education in its broadest sense is a means of restoring human beings to their original relationship with God. Working together, homes, schools, and churches cooperate with divine agencies in preparing learners for responsible citizenship in this world and in the world to come.
Our education imparts more than academic knowledge. It fosters a balanced development of the whole person—spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially. It seeks to develop a life of faith in God and respect for the dignity of all human beings; to build character akin to that of the Creator; to promote loving service rather than selfish ambition; and to encourage independent thinking and maximum development of each individual’s potential.
Middle East University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution. As a Christian university, we promote ethical standards and faith in God. We respect people of all faiths and gladly welcome them to our campus. We believe and exercise a holistic approach to life that balances the spiritual, mental, physical, and social powers given to us by God.
Who Are Seventh-day Adventists?
Seventh-day Adventists are Christians who base their faith in Jesus Christ, and upon His Word, the Holy Bible. Above all, we believe in salvation by faith through our Lord and Saviour, Jesus. Humanity’s salvation is possible only because He lived a sinless life while on earth, offered Himself as a supreme sacrifice, and then was resurrected from the grave, returning to heaven. We believe that eternal life begins through faith in Christ. When we accept His life and death in our place, He promises to fulfill His exciting promise of taking us to Heaven when He returns.
Our church traces its history to the Protestant reformation and the great promise of salvation by faith. The Church was officially established in 1863 by a group of people from several different Christian denominations. These people believed in the Second Coming of Jesus, had a strong desire to understand the prophecies found in the Bible, and recognized the seventh day as the biblical Sabbath.
The name “Seventh-day Adventist” is derived from two important biblical teachings. “Seventh-day”—a reference to Saturday, the biblical seventh day of the week, and “Adventist”—a reference to the anticipated Second Advent of Jesus Christ.
As a denomination we are committed to humanitarian service, Christian education, medical care, sharing the gospel freely with all men and women, and extending warm Christian fellowship towards all. To learn more about our denomination, please visit our church website by clicking here.