President Jim J. Adams | July 6, 2018

The President’s Shared Vision enumerates five comprehensive categories, or running lanes, that represent the key areas of oversight, expansion, and vision for the president’s office during the next five years.

These running lanes describe the president’s work focus, integrated closely with the college-university strategic plan. The running lanes are complimentary, and not in addition to, the mission, vision, and values of the college-university.

MISSION | Life Pacific College is an institution of biblical higher education existing for the transformational development of students into leaders prepared to serve God in the Church, the workplace, and the world.

VISION | Life Pacific College will be recognized worldwide as a premier pentecostal institution, within the Foursquare tradition, characterized by a diverse community of Spirit-empowered students, scholars, and practitioners whose hearts and minds are devoted to Christ and His Kingdom.

VALUES | Scripture, Grace-based Community, Foursquare Heritage, and Global Awareness. These values are supported by scripture and integral to who we are.

THE FIVE RUNNING LANES

Stewarding Resources Effectively

"As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." - 1 Pt 4:10 (NKJV).

The president’s office is committed to biblical stewardship of time, talent, and treasure. As an employer of some 250-300 full and part time employees, we empower faculty, staff, and students to be effective in their work on campus and around the world. This includes organizational effectiveness, workloads, job descriptions, our endowment, income (tuition and federal and state grants), and ensuring that we have the right people in the right places to further the mission of Life Pacific.

Advancing Strategic Enrollment

"Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress." - 1 Ti 4:15 (NIV)

We steward academic programs under the auspices of our mission and carefully manage our infrastructure toward strategic enrollment in traditional and non-traditional programs. We welcome student athletes and provide practical resources so they represent the Lord and the university well. Our newly launched program in Spanish welcomes potential students to study in their native language, a rarity in Pentecostal higher education. We provide oversight to programs in the U.S. and in Singapore that prepare students for transformational influence in the Church, the marketplace, and the world.

Promoting Cultural Competency and Inclusion

"So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory." -  Ro 15:7 (MSG)

God is leading us to understand one another and to value what it means to learn from cultures different from our own. A fractured world requires the ministry of Jesus Christ and His Church to provide inclusion and welcome, so everyone finds a place, regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, culture, socioeconomic status, immigration status, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, or physical abilities. All people who follow Christ, people of color, women, individuals who love hip hop or classical music, and citizens from other nations will all find a home in the Life Pacific University community as God calls them to lead or prepares them for Christian service.

Building Bridges of Relationship

"The Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you." - 1 Th 3:12 (NKJV)

The president’s office will build bridges in every community we serve from San Dimas and the counties of Southern California to Christiansburg, Virginia, Singapore, Latin America, and beyond. We will build relational bridges of trust with pastors, alumni, and others who want to serve students and advance the mission of Life Pacific University. Our relationship with The Foursquare Church will remain strong as we provide students from Foursquare churches with quality biblical higher education.

Leading Christ-Centered Change

"There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth." - Ec 3:1 (MSG)

As conditions in the world, our nation, and Christian higher education change, we too must remain competitive and relevant if we are to engage prospective students and families. The task before us is to ensure that change is always thoughtful and focused on the Savior and the Church. We are committed to balanced Christ-centered change, at a thoughtful pace, and with benefit to the most people. Above all, we are committed to advancing the influence of Life Pacific University as the Holy Spirit directs so that it’s nearing 100- year history will continue as long as God allows us to serve in His harvest.

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