Purpose

Mission Statement

The mission of the Association for Christians in Student Development is to equip and challenge members to infuse their Christian faith into student development practice and scholarship.

Vision Statement

By 2016 ACSD will be valued for producing and delivering relevant resources that significantly impact our diverse membership.

Values

Faith-fullness

We embrace the dynamic interplay of Biblical truth, wisdom and Christian faith as the foundation for professional and spiritual growth in Student Affairs.

Learning

We aspire to be a culture of reflection and curiosity that informs scholarship and practice.

Excellence

We strive to create a quality and distinction in what we say and do within the field of Student Affairs.

Innovation

We seek to be analytical, quantitative, creative, and collaborative in discovering new and alternate ways of knowing and practice.

Inclusivity

We desire to be a Christ-centered and unified community that engages effectively in difficult dialogue and fosters respect for cultural differences.

Relationships

We value participating and investing in a supportive, challenging, and purposeful community.

Doctrinal Statement

We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious death and atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal, visible return in power and glory.

We believe man and woman created in the image of God, that they were tempted by Satan and fell, and that, because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary for salvation.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the church is empowered to carry out Christ’s great commission.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

Constitution and By-Laws

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