Theme Two



Living and Learning Our Adventist Heritage: A Mission-Driven Environment

The Southern community identified the following strategic imperatives related to this theme:

  • We will encourage a steadfast commitment to the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • We will inspire a passion for missions and service.
  • We will emphasize healthy living and wellness.
  • We will focus on the biblical account of creation.


Missions and Service

Goal 1: Build extracurricular and curricular programs to increase student and employee mission opportunities,

service opportunities, and civic engagement.

Missions and Evangelism Committee: Greg King, chair

Key objectives:

  • Every student a missionary (servant leader)
  • Increase number of short-term mission trips, for employees, students, and alumni
  • Increase number of service-learning opportunities

Health and Wellness

Goal 2: Use health and wellness curricular and physical assets to bring wellness to the campus and the community.

Wellness Committee

Key objectives:

    • New: Regional wellness summit held on campus annually
    • Quality Enhancement Plan: initiative to increase student physical activity and wellness


Goal 3: Strengthen our focus on the biblical account of creation.

Creation Committee: Keith Snyder, Chair

Key objectives:

  • Origins Exhibit in Hickman Hall
  • Creation curricular support for elementary and secondary schools
  • Implement vision for Origins Institute and Origins website with resources for public