Mission, Vision & Values
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Mission, Vision & Values

Mission, Vision & Values

 

Vision

What we see:

We see Tabor as a Christian university recognised globally for its excellent scholarship and passionate commitment to faith, knowledge and God's mission in the world.

 

 

Mission

What we do:

We sustain high quality, tertiary education through a supportive, multidisciplinary and accessible Christian learning community which nurtures academic excellence, professional competence and dedicated service to local and global communities.

 

 

Values


Our Faith Values

Tabor is a multidenominational College which upholds Christian orthodoxy as expressed in the Nicene Creed. We value and respect the vitality of Pentecostal and Charismatic expressions of faith, the biblical focus of Evangelical Christians and the distilled learning of the wider Church. Our community life is shaped by the following theological emphases:

Christ-centred
: Jesus Christ is the centre of our faith. His life and teaching, death, resurrection and ascension declare him to be Lord and Saviour and most fully reveal to us the nature and purpose of God.


Spiritually empowered
: We look to the empowering presence of God the Holy Spirit to renew, direct and shape our individual lives and the corporate life of the Tabor learning community.


Trinitarian community
: The Christian experience of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit enriches our community with the self-giving love of the Triune God.


Biblically based
: We look to the Bible as the inspired word of God, true and reliable in all that it affirms and authoritative for matters of Christian faith, life and ministry.


Respect and care for the individual
: We affirm that every individual is created in the image of God and therefore has a God-given worth and dignity which demand our respect and care.


Worship as foundational
: We affirm corporate worship as a joy and a service we owe to ourselves and each other as we seek to uphold and nurture the shared faith that underpins our learning community.


The priority of God’s mission
: The love of Christ compels us to be active in both evangelism and social concern; together, these express the power of the gospel to overcome evil with grace.


The reality of hope
: The resurrection of Jesus, the gift of the Spirit, and the community of the Church collectively fill us with the hope of a renewed Creation and an unhindered relationship with God. We live in faith and love now because we are a people of hope.

 

Our Learning Community Values

Tabor involves teaching staff, administrators, students, alumni and members of various Boards all of whom are engaged in the building of a vital learning community which values:

Partnership in learning
: students, academics, support staff, Boards and Committees are viewed as partners in the enterprise of vocational and higher education.


Authentic community
: we learn together as part of a community that is enriching and supportive academically, spiritually and personally.


Excellence
in both academic and vocational education.


Freedom of academic inquiry and expression
.


Learning and research that transforms
– personally, professionally and through its contribution to civil and global society.


Social justice and equity
- including gender equity and access to courses by those who are disadvantaged or disabled.


Service
to the local and global communities.


Exemplary corporate citizenship.


Environmentally responsible practices
.

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