Ecological Mission Links

We are called to join in the mission of God around us. That includes joining in creation care as God's renews the earth. You may have questions about the programs or departments within the School of Ecological Mission and how that relates to real world careers in faith-based organizations, mission entities, denominational groups, and in secular employment where you may serve as an ambassador for Christ. Our faculty, staff and Academic Dean are eager to talk with you face-to-face at our Welcome Center. Email our Dean, Dr. Mike Price, at to set an appointment today!

The faculty of the School of Ecological Mission are committed to the concept that God is at work not only in the lives and affairs of people across the globe, but he is also at work in environments and how peoples are impacted by their natural, social and built environments. Just as sin has corrupted the image of God within persons (Romans 1:18-32), so too sin corrupts social and environmental relationships. In fact, the Apostle Paul writes that "We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time" (Romans 8:22-24). Thus God is about his mission of reconciling people and the entire earth unto himself. Faculty with expertise in a wide range of disciplines work together to equip missional Christians to participate in the mission of God through global health, environmental mission, humanitarian aid, missional geoscience and sustainable agriculture.

Shared governance is a collegial ethos and inclusive process that allows all constituencies of our community to participate meaningfully in the University’s strategic and operational decisions. The operant assumption of shared governance is that each of these constituencies—faculty, administration, staff, students, trustees and alumni—bring unique and valuable perspectives to the deliberative decision process. Shared governance signals our institutional commitment to create and follow policies and procedures that facilitate inclusive decision-making. Successful shared governance ensures that University constituencies have voice in, and influence on, the decisions that affect them.

Missional University Faculty Handbook