Southeastern University is a Christ-centered institution of higher learning. We are committed to equipping the next generation of leaders so that they can go into the world as influential servants in their careers and their communities.
Equipping students to discover and develop their divine design to serve Christ and the world through Spirit-empowered life, learning and leadership.
Southeastern University is anchored by Spirit-empowered education in a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community. Southeastern’s global impact is marked by a deep commitment to transforming minds and engaging culture through the integration of faith, learning and service. Each student’s divine design is nurtured and unleashed through the investment of faculty and staff, relationships within the community, the rigor of scholarship, diverse learning experiences and the discipline of spiritual formation, which propels students into a lifetime of serving the world in the Spirit of Christ.
In addition to our mission and vision statement, we hold fundamental truths about the Christian faith that include the following:
We are proud of our affiliation with the Assemblies of God and our Pentecostal tradition. We are also proud to be a welcoming community for students from all Christian backgrounds and denominations. Our campus includes many Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, etc., as well as nondenominational students. Everyone shares a strong commitment to knowing Christ and making Him known, and we celebrate our theological similarities while appreciating our differences.
Our understanding of human sexuality is derived from the following biblical principles:
Into this broken world God sent Himself in the form of His only begotten son, Jesus the Christ (John 1:1–3, 14). Through His sacrifice, Jesus became the way to restoration of the divine/human community (John 3:16). Until one has restored his or her relationship with God through His son Jesus, all other relationships, including human sexuality, will remain broken (John 14:6–7).
At Southeastern University, we affirm that human sexuality is a gift from God, designed to serve as a mirror of one’s relationship with God. We believe that God’s intention for human sexuality is between one genetic male and one genetic female within the covenant of marriage (Genesis 2:18, 21–24; Hebrews 13:4).
In addition, Southeastern University supports the dignity of individual persons affirming their biological sex — understanding that any attempts to change one’s God-given sexuality through elective sex-reassignment as well as transvestite, transgender or nonbinary “genderqueer” acts or conduct is at odds with our biblical standards, our denominational affiliation and subsequently our code of conduct.
Therefore, we as a community commit to the following:
Any deviation from a biblical standard of sexual behavior is a result of separation from God and, therefore, is an opportunity for repentance, grace and redemption so that, as a community, we might honor one another and glorify God.