Truett McConnell University is a private Christian liberal arts and sciences university, offering baccalaureate and masters degrees, operated under the auspices of the Baptist Convention of the State of Georgia and controlled by a Board of Trustees elected by the Convention. Our mission is to equip students to fulfill the Great Commission by fostering a Christian worldview through a Biblically-centered education in a friendly environment. Biblical Sufficiency: TMU values Scripture as its centerpiece (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Article 1 of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000). TMU emphasizes a Biblically-centered education because of its affirmation of Biblical Sufficiency, the belief that the Bible is the only inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God necessary to know God and understand His plan for mankind (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Personal Transformation: TMU values discovering and fulfilling Gods call in ones life (Ephesians 4:1; Articles 3 and 4 of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000). TMU believes that God has a unique and specific call for each person (Eph. 4:1). Being made alive because of His great love for us (Eph. 2:4), believers are subsequently commanded to live for Christ and to serve others through talents and gifts God bestows upon us. Authentic Relationships: TMU values relationships based on Christs unconditional love. (Ephesians 4:2; Articles 3 and 14 of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000). TMU recognizes that authentic relationships will flow from living out a Christian worldview (Phil. 2:5). A true Christian worldview will exemplify Pauls admonition to walk with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love (Eph. 4:2). A Missional Community: TMU values equipping believers to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Articles 4, 5, 6 and 11 of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000). TMU acknowledges that salvation is found only in the person and work of Jesus Christ (John 14:6). Knowing that God loves the world (John 3:16) and desires all men to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4), TMU strives to equip students to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Family: TMU values a Biblical model of family (Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:21-6:4; and Article 18 of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000). Family is the foundational institution of society. Ordained by God, family is composed of persons related through marriage, blood, and adoption. Marriage is a covenant relationship between one man and one woman in a lifetime commitment (Gen. 2:24). TMU will maintain a family friendly environment by creating an atmosphere where families are welcome and where biblical families are modeled (Eph. 5:21-6:4). TMU views all staff and students, united through Christ, as family (Eph. 2:19).