Mission and Values

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Missouri Baptist University is an evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution and has as its purpose the offering of programs of study leading to professional certificates, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees in an environment where academic excellence is emphasized and a Biblically based Christian perspective is maintained. The University is committed to enriching its students’ lives spiritually, intellectually, and professionally, and to preparing students to serve in a global and culturally diverse society.

Purposes

The University seeks to prepare students who are motivated by ideals of service for effective performance in careers which are appropriate to the Christian commitment of MBU. The University is open to all qualified students, regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, age, or qualified disability. Faculty and students work together in following purposes:

  1. To develop a personal philosophy of life and an ethical and spiritual commitment which is based upon an awareness of alternatives and which is examined in the light of Biblical revelation.
  2. To grow in an understanding of themselves, as well as others, and to cultivate an ability to employ this knowledge for self-development, for mental and physical health, and for social and family relationships.
  3. To prepare for living in harmony with the physical environment by becoming aware of its basic principles, and of the means for intelligent use and conservation of its resources.
  4. To develop effectiveness in the use and understanding of communications, both spoken and written, employing analytical and logical thinking in the process.
  5. To become contributors to society in a manner consistent with Christian principles, participating responsibly in church, school, community, and world affairs, employing insights derived from a broad range of studies.
  6. To grow in understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of literature and the arts, and to become participants in creative and aesthetic activities in the community.
  7. To prepare for continuing study by becoming acquainted with electronic technology resources and methods of scholarly research.

Core Purpose

  • To teach, empower, and inspire students for service and lifelong learning.

Core Values

  • We are serious and intentional about our Christian faith.
  • We will freely and responsibly search for truth.
  • We strive for excellence.
  • We believe in the importance and cultivation of character.
  • We believe in social change through service and leadership.
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MBU students to spend summer serving abroad

April 4, 2014

After packing up their dorm rooms, some Missouri Baptist University students will soon be repacking their bags as they prepare to spend the summer serving others around the world. The University’s summer missions program is offering two different options for … Learn More

More than 600 senior adults gathered at MBU March 7 for the University's 14th Senior Adult Day.

MBU hosts 600+ senior adults

March 7, 2014

In what has become a cherished Spartan tradition, MBU students treated more than 600 senior adults to a morning of entertainment March 7. This year’s MBU Senior Adult Day marks the 14th consecutive time the University’s has hosted the signature … Learn More

Learning Centers

Missouri Baptist University is proud to offer regional learning centers throughout eastern Missouri and Illinois, empowering our students to succeed in an environment best suited to them. Pursuing your degree regionally is convenient, accessible and tailor-made to your lifestyle. After all, you don’t have to be on our Main Campus to shine on.

About MBU

Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in Saint Louis. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business and religion and its new terminal degree, the Doctor of Education. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout Saint Louis, in Southern Illinois and online.
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