Mission Statement & Core Values


The mission of Tennessee Temple University is to provide Christ-centered higher education that transforms lives academically and spiritually for the glory of God.

Through teaching and experiential learning that leads to certificate as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees, resident and distance education students will acquire the knowledge and skills for vocations, service, and leadership.

In the name of Christ, Tennessee Temple University and its constituents will serve the needs of people both locally and globally.



Core Values


Spiritual Transformation

We believe that spiritual transformation and growth are preeminent and foundational to the realization of the full potential of students in all areas of life.


Biblical Authority

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. We believe its inspiration is plenary, verbal, unique, and without parallel. We submit to it as the supreme authority in all matters of doctrine and practice.


Characteristic Excellence

As we desire to glorify God in all things, we strive for excellence in everything that we do.


Kingdom Diversity

We gladly embrace the ethnic and cultural diversity of our urban environment as reflective of the inclusive reach of the Gospel.


Servant Leadership

We are committed to following the example of our Lord Jesus by leading through self-sacrifice and service to others.

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