值 & Guiding Principles

你们务要在圣灵里同心合意、以和平彼此联络.” (Ephesians 4:3 NLT)


  • 寻求团结
    你们务要在圣灵里同心合意、以和平彼此联络.” (Ephesians 4:3 NLT)
  • Pursue Excellence
    “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence.” (II Peter 1:3 ESV)
  • 尊重
    “Show proper 尊重 for everyone; Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the King.” (I Peter 2:17 NIV)
  • 反映了爱
    “Above all, clothe yourselves with 爱, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” (Colossians 3:14 NLT)
  • Demonstrate Integrity
    “He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.” (Proverbs 2:7 ESV)
  • Be Accountable
    “搜索 me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.” (Psalms 139:23 KJV)

Our Guiding Principles

它的目的是提供一个研究课程和学生活动计划,致力于道德品质的发展, the enrichment of spiritual lives, and the perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals.

在上帝的庇佑下成立,坚信这个社区需要一所大学来拓展思想, 发展道德品质,丰富所有可能在其影响范围内的人的精神生活, Palm Beach Atlantic University shall stand as a witness for Jesus Christ, expressed directly through its administration, 教师, 工作人员, 和学生.

To assure the perpetuation of these basic concepts of its founders, 特此决定,所有与拼搏体育有联系的人都将成为受托人, 军官, members of the 教师, or of the 工作人员, must believe in, and affirm in principle and practice, the divine inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments; that man and woman were directly created by God; that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin; that He is the Son of God, our Lord and Savior; that He died for the sins of all and thereafter arose from the grave; that by repentance and the acceptance of and belief in Him, by the grace of God, the individual is saved from eternal damnation and receives eternal life in the presence of God; and it is further resolved that the ultimate teachings in this University shall always be consistent with, and not contrary to, these principles.

这些原则被大学的创始人采纳,并作为PBA章程的序言. Updated by PBA BOT in 2021.

Diversity Statement

PBA is committed to loving and 尊重ing all people, as well as celebrating the divine tapestry of our diverse ethnic, 种族, 文化, 社会应承担的经济, and national backgrounds, because Christ‐exalting diversity celebrates the fact that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made in His image (Psalm 139:14; Acts 17:26). 我们努力模仿上帝的宝座室的模式,每个种族的人都在里面, 语言, and nation gather before their Creator (Matthew 28:19‐20; Revelation 7:9‐10). 因此, no form of racism, 种族 supremacy, 残疾歧视, or ethnic bigotry will be tolerated at Palm Beach Atlantic University. We strive to create a Christian climate on campus in which all are 尊重ed, 人人平等, and all are valued as we 爱 God and others (James 2:1‐5; Matthew 22: 37-40; Romans 15:5-7). We are committed to eliminating barriers so that people of different backgrounds, 经历, and perspectives flourish.

Any PBA community member who becomes aware of activities, 评论, or behavior inconsistent with this Diversity Statement, 鼓励学生立即将事件报告给相应的办公室(学生:学生责任?, Residence Life or Campus 安全; for 教师/工作人员: 尊重ive Dean of School or Human Resources) for investigation. 大学还希望向可能遭受此类侵犯的任何人提供支持. 鼓励这些人通过咨询和健康中心/大学咨询中心或校园牧师寻求保密讨论和帮助的机会.

Statement adopted by the PBA Board of Trustees, April 2021

Kingdom Approach to Culture, Sexuality, Sanctity of Life, and Compassion

Worship, 工作船, and Wordship—A Christ-First Culture

At Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), we believe that all people are made in the imago Dei— the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). 这一现实赋予每个人内在的价值,也迫使我们有尊严地对待每个人, 尊重, 善良, 理解, 爱, and an eagerness to see them know God and fulfill their God‐given purposes. Our motto is “enlightening minds, enriching souls, and extending hands”. 这是通过结合敬拜的实践——用我们是谁和我们所做的一切来荣耀神的实践——美丽地活出来的, 工作-一个独特的社区服务计划,在社区和世界上以基督般的行动回应人类的需要, and Wordship—cultivating the practice of using our words wisely to edify others, including those with whom we may disagree, as a form of worship. The imago Dei also undergirds our view of ethics and morality. 我们是按照神的形象造的,这使我们渴望顺服神,并按照他的命令生活.

Our View of Human Sexuality

Palm Beach Atlantic University affirms the biblical 理解 of personhood, 性, 性别, and Christian marriage. We believe that Christian marriage is between a man and a woman. Sex is a wonderful, 上帝所赐的礼物明确是为了生理上的男性和女性之间的婚姻关系(哥林多前书7:2-5),性别遵循生理. 性在身体和情感上的亲密是精心设计的,专门用来使一对夫妻生活在充满爱的婚姻中, lifelong commitment to each other (Genesis 2:24‐25; Matthew 19:5‐6). 在圣经中, we learn God’s creational design and intent for marriage involves three chief goods: (1) a permanent bond and covenant learned by a lifelong commitment (Genesis 2:24-35; Matthew 19:5-6), (2) procreation and the gift of children (Genesis 1:28; Psalm 127:3), (3) and marriage as a living sign of the gospel – Christ’s 爱 for his bride, the Church (Ephesians 5:22-33; Revelation 19:7-9). 男人和女人之间的婚姻盟约是上帝的祝福,并独特地表达了这些恩赐. Sexual relations outside of marriage are strictly forbidden (Exodus 20:14; Matthew 5:27‐28; 1 Corinthians 7:6-11, 25-35).

同样的, 独身圣召是一种礼物,它以一种独特和互补的方式真正表达了男性和女性的身份. 独身并不仅仅是不活动,而是积极地忠于上帝(哥林多前书7:6-35)。. Marriage and celibacy are both in God’s design.

Sexual immorality, including fornication, 通奸, and homosexual behavior, is prohibited in Scripture (Romans 1:26‐28; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; Matthew 5:28) because our bodies are “a temple of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:13‐20). 除了, all use or involvement with pornographic materials is sinful and forbidden at PBA, as are all forms of sexual abuse, 剥削, and harassment (1 Corinthians 6:9‐10; 1 Thessalonians 4:6; 1 Timothy 1:9‐10). PBA expects that their students, 教师, and 工作人员 will neither engage in nor promote views of 性 or 性别 expression that contradicts biblical standards (Romans 1:21‐27; 1 Corinthians 6:9‐10; Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:31). PBA also expects that our students, 教师, 因为所有的人都犯了罪,亏缺了神的荣耀(罗马书3:23)。. We know that redemption and forgiveness are available for all sins (Ephesians 1:7). We are committed to supporting and learning from one another in grace and truth, 尊重ing each other while also honoring God’s design for 性 and marriage. (1 Timothy 1:9).

Our View of the Sanctity of Life

PBA对人类生命神圣性的奉献是由塑造其所有其他承诺的相同特征所决定的:对上帝的爱, 爱 for each other, the example of Jesus, and 爱 of biblical truth. This leads us to the 理解 that life begins at conception and is precious to God from the moment of conception (Psalm 71:6; 139:13‐15; Luke 1:15) to our last breath on earth. All human beings are fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image (Psalm 139:14). Unborn children, like others of the most vulnerable of our society, deserve our best efforts to protect them from conception to birth. 我们支持那些为了孕育未出生的孩子而做出巨大牺牲的人,并寻求成为他们的鼓励.

Statement adopted by the PBA Board of Trustees, April 2021