On This We Stand - An Affirmation of Faith

The University of Sioux Falls affirms the historic Christian commitment to Jesus Christ as Prophet, Priest and King. As the Christ, Jesus of Nazareth was God Incarnate, truly human and truly divine. As Prophet, he provided through his life and teachings the definitive revelation of God's nature and the normative model for all human life. As Priest, Jesus overcame through his death and resurrection the separation between humanity and God resulting from sin. As King, he reigns in resurrected glory over the restoration of God's peace and justice to the creation. We affirm the authority of the Bible as God's written Word. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given to God's people by the Holy Spirit through human witnesses. They find their focus in the revelation of Christ. Though they were written long ago, they speak to us and to the world in the present, calling us to peace with God and to reconciliation with one another.

As a Christian university, we are an academic community that seeks greater understanding in the light of our faith. Never content with our current knowledge of God or the creation, we search openly and actively for new insights -- in the humanities, the sciences, the professions --by which to advance human understanding and to serve God more effectively in the world