It is the vision for 坚实可靠的大学 to be a diverse community that equips students to love Christ and serve their neighbors through their lives and work.
We affirm that the inspired Word of God informs every aspect of the university’s academic programs, 课余活动, and institutional operations and that biblical studies are foundational for all its programs.
We provide a learning community that promotes personal and spiritual development through a growing love for Christ and one another that is integrated with academic study and effective service.
We are committed to institutional integrity in all aspects of the university including organizational communication, 金融管理, 以及公平对待所有人.
We foster educational excellence in a context of academic freedom by promoting scholarly inquiry, 通过接受圣经的世界观, and by integrating faith and learning across the academic and professional disciplines.
我们寻求发展反思, 有效的仆人式领导, practical experiences to discover and use their abilities to serve Christ.
We promote spiritual formation by cultivating a respectful and collegial community of maturing Christian believers.
我们为教会提供圣经, 神学, and professional training; and we partner with local churches in promoting biblical spiritual renewal and justice across Christian traditions.
We promote a missional perspective of God’s work in the world by encouraging persuasive communication of the gospel and commitment to global ministry.
We seek to engage culture by understanding our world broadly and biblically, 适当地整合人类多样性的丰富性, 通过表达我们对道成肉身之光的信仰.
1936年，Rev. 约翰G. Mitchell was convinced that the Pacific Northwest needed a school that would faithfully instruct men and women in the truths of God’s Word. 1936年2月14日，牧师. Mitchell called a meeting of Portland-area ministers and Christian businessmen to discuss his vision. 在一起, 这些人努力使这一愿景成为现实, 摩特诺玛圣经学派就此诞生.
Classes began in October 1937 in a former mortuary with 49 students and a half-dozen faculty. 在1939年春天, Multnomah granted diplomas to thirty-one students in its first graduating class.
The original campus was located adjacent to the site of the present Lloyd Center Shopping Mall in northeast Portland. 在50年代早期, the administration and Board of Trustees realized Multnomah’s growing student body would require expanded facilities. 1952年，经过多次祈祷, the board decided to purchase the 17-acre campus of the former Oregon State School for the Blind, 摩特诺玛大学和神学院的所在地.
反映了其不断发展的教育项目, in 1993 Multnomah School of the Bible became Multnomah Bible College and Seminary. Because of our commitment to offering its graduates a regionally accredited biblical education, Multnomah became a member of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in 2005. This additional accreditation allowed even more flexibility for graduates to transfer their Multnomah credits to more institutions.
In 2008, 摩特诺玛成为了摩特诺玛大学, 哪个更准确, umbrella title that encompasses all the structural elements that make up the institution. With the addition of adult degree completion and non-seminary master’s degree programs to the existing college and Biblical Seminary divisions, 有必要用新的术语来描述摩特诺玛. 现在, Multnomah alumni and former students enjoy the benefits of a university education that is properly represented when they go overseas to serve or simply apply for jobs here at home.
Multnomah has fostered many ministries and businesses in its history. In 1989, 摩特诺玛成立国际复兴部(IRM), a ministry that serves as a catalyst for racial reconciliation and denominational unity in the body of Christ. Multnomah has contributed to the betterment of the Northwest by creating multiple ministries such as Christian Supply, 坚实可靠的新闻, 和波特兰传教会网络, 所有这些, 包括IRM, 现在独立于摩特诺玛运作.
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