Mission + Vision
- Mission – Talbot School of Theology is committed to the development of disciples of Jesus Christ whose thought processes, character and lifestyles reflect those of our Lord, and who are dedicated to disciple-making throughout the world.
- Vision – In this age of revolution, you have been called by God to recapture the spiritual and intellectual heritage of our faith. Talbot is looking for students who are committed to becoming the kind of leader who will follow Christ all the way to the foot of the cross. At Talbot, you will be asked to commit to the preparation it takes to effectively carry forward the cause of Christ. This includes gaining a masterful understanding of God and His Word, developing a Christ-like character, and learning how to relate the truths of the Gospel to the world you seek to impact.
Chosen People Ministries
- Mission – Chosen People Ministries exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same.
- The values of Biola University are those essential things that guide how we carry out our mission. We summarize them in three words: Truth, Transformation and Testimony. Each value provides focal point for the lifelong patterns we aim to develop in our students.
- Truth: Patterns of Thought
- We believe truth exists, is found in the person of Jesus Christ, and is revealed in the Bible and in the created order. We also believe that truth must be pursued.Learning the art of pursing truth is, indeed, at the center of a Biola University education. Our faculty teach and model this pursuit in order to develop in our students patterns of thought that are rigorous, intellectually coherent and thoroughly biblical.
- Transformation: Patterns of Heart
- Jesus Christ transforms individuals. As a Christ-serving university, the entire Biola experience is designed for life transformation in Christ. Our goal is that each graduate will have formed a personal value system – one that is firmly rooted in truth and is integrative, globally informed and compassionate – that will influence their lifelong affections, decision and actions. Said differently, we want our students to develop patterns of heart that reflect the heart of God.
- Testimony: Patterns of Action
- Biola University’s mission is to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. This mission is fulfilled when our graduates demonstrate “the obedience of faith” in service to others through words of wisdom, professional and personal competencies, heart of compassion and acts of courage. We equip our students with patterns of action to lead in the face of unscripted problems for the good of a changing world, and to do so in the power of the Spirit, for the glory of God, to bring many to salvation in Christ.
Chosen People Ministries
- We exist to glorify God, proclaim the Gospel to the Jew first and also to the Gentile, and develop resources and programs to accomplish this task.
- We place the worker above the work.
- We are concerned with and promote the welfare of the Jewish community
- We are a board-governed organization whose ministry is planned and implemented by missionaries and supported by the administrative staff.
- We are dependent on God’s provision for the Mission through the prayer and financial support of fellow believers.
The Charles L. Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies celebrated its 15th year of existence in the fall of 2021. God has been faithful to provide faculty, students, administrators, and facilities for over a decade of ministry.
The Board of Trustees is comprised of 25 board members who handle all corporate duties for Biola University and as a result set broad policies that govern the institution. This governing board is accountable for delegating responsibilities to the president to ensure that the university operates within those policies.
- Dr. Mitch Glaser
- Dr. Rich Freeman
- Mitch Forman
- David Sedaca
- Dr. Gregory Hagg
- Dave Lee