A NEW SEASON OF EXCELLENCE AND GROWTH
The following values are what make Crown College truly great for our students, staff, and faculty:
(Psalms 33:3, Proverbs 16:3, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Colossians 3:17, Colossians 3:23-24, James 1:5) – At Crown College, we value employee excellence through empowerment, integrity, stewardship, quality work, time management, development of expertise, meeting deadlines, and following through on commitments. Our employees exude the strongest desire for growth, working in good faith with others, communicating clearly, and biblically resolving conflict (Colossians 3:12-14). At Crown College, we value personal and professional growth by training, equipping, and developing leaders at every level. Our work is for the Lord (Colossians 3:23), and we should strive for the highest level of professionalism and excellence.
(Proverbs 27:17, Romans 12:4-8, Romans 15:5-7, 1 Corinthians 1:10, Ephesians 4:11-12) – Crown College values a collaborative community that partners physically, virtually, intellectually, academically, and cross-departmentally to bring our institution to a new level of excellence. We rely on the different skills and talents each person brings to their roles. Crown values clear communication and willingness to share knowledge and ideas across divisions, departments, and levels of the organization. We need everyone at their best, working creatively and passionately to do the work God has called us to do.
(Matthew 25:35, Matthew 25:40, Matthew 28:18, John 3:16-17, John 13:34, Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:13-14, Revelation 7:9) Crown College values and understands the need for a culture of belonging and global engagement. As we are all formed in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), we must strive toward the true unity in Christ affirmed in the scriptures. Crown seeks to honor our brothers and sisters in Christ worldwide with different backgrounds, perspectives, races, gifts, experiences, ages, denominational theologies, and ethnicities who hold diverse ideas and academic approaches. With cultural voices defining diversity initiatives and perspectives, Crown College values the ability to think about these things biblically. We value the ability to disagree with one another while still maintaining deep relationships. We encourage forming genuine friendships with those different from us, seeking out and understanding diverse perspectives, engaging with each other in their area of interest, and taking time to understand others’ experiences. We desire biblical reconciliation, celebrating with those in times of celebration, mourning with those in times of mourning, and praying consistently for and with everyone. Our deepest desire is to “go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15).
(Genesis 1:1-31, Isaiah 43:19, Romans 12:2, Revelation 21:5) – At Crown College, we value, encourage, and expect employees and students to be innovative in their roles and take ownership of their work. Due to the changing culture and dynamics within higher education, institutions must innovate and learn to do things differently. Employees are encouraged to think differently, try new things, and be creative without fear of failure. Crown values the ability to disrupt the norm, find new ways to improve things, launch new initiatives, and innovate to bring education to a changing world.
(John 13:34, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 4:2-3, Ephesians 4:32, Philippians 2:3, 1 Peter 4:8-11) – Crown College values an others-first approach to hospitality. We are a generous and friendly community in person and online, providing a sense of belonging to all who interact with us. Our employees approach their work with a servant’s heart, desire to instill hospitality in our students, and aim to display the Fruit of the Spirit through their interactions (Galatians 5:22-23). Through attention to detail, timeliness, and preparedness, we will do everything possible to ensure our guests experience a warm welcome each time they visit.
All taken from the English Standard Version
- Psalms 33:3 – Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
- Proverbs 16:3 – Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established
- 1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
- Colossians 3:17 – And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
- Colossians 3:23-24 – Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
- James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him.
- Proverbs 27:17 – Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
- Romans 12:4-8 – For as in one body we may have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we though many, are one body in Christ, as individually members of one another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching, the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
- Romans 15:5-7 – that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
- 1 Corinthians 1:10 – I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
- Ephesians 4:11-12 – And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.
- Matthew 25:35 – For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
- Matthew 25:40 – And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”
- Matthew 28:18 – And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
- John 3:16-17 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
- John 13:34 – A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another.
- Galatians 3:28 – There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
- Colossians 3:13-14 – bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
- Revelation 7:9 – After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
- Genesis 1:1-31
- Isaiah 43:19 – behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs further, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
- Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
- Revelation 21:5 – And he who has seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
- John 13:34 – A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
- Galatians 5:22-23 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
- Ephesians 4:2-3 – with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bound of peace.
- Ephesians 4:32 – Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
- Philippians 2:3 – Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others as more significant than yourselves.
- 1 Peter 4:8-11 – Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies – in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.