The Corban Difference
Our vision for Corban University is to continue to aspire to be one of the greatest conservative academic institutions on the west coast. This means that we want all our graduates to leave here and be recognized by all as Corban men and women who have a heart and mind that is truly dedicated to God.
This is in keeping with the meaning of our name, Corban, which means “a gift dedicated to God.” As stated in Romans 12:1, Corban graduates should be known as those whose lives are noted as living sacrifices or as a Corban to God:
“I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God.”
You may have heard the term he or she has the persona of a Harvard or Yale graduate because they are different. We also want our graduates to be noted as different because they have the persona of a Corban graduate. What does the persona of a Corban graduate look like?
First, their heart and mind is dedicated to God as stated in Mark 12:30:
“Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
Second, their academic knowledge is thoroughly saturated with the word of God so that they are able to discern every issue in life from a biblical or Christian world view.
Third, they are academically prepared for their professional vocation.
Fourth, they consider their life a ministry in whatever profession they choose.
Fifth, they have a broad general education in all areas of life in order to be competent thinkers, involved citizens and effective communicators on all issues that mankind faces.
These five characteristics are based upon our mission to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.
The college experience will have a major impact on a student’s life. Research indicates that normally students reflect the values of their college professors and tend to reflect these same values 25 years later. Since our faculty and staff live out these five characteristics, our graduates will truly have a different persona as Corban men and women. You will experience the "Corban Difference" when attending our college.
Dedicating Heart and Mind to God,
Reno Hoff, President