Bryan College’s original Board of Trustees was formed “for the purpose of establishing, conducting, and perpetuating college to provide for the higher education of men and women, under auspices distinctly Christian and spiritual, as a testimony to the supreme glory of the Lord Jesus Christ and the divine inspiration and infallibility of the Bible.” Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff sign this statement annually, as provided for by the board.
We believe that God is the author of truth; that He has revealed Himself to humanity through nature, conscience, the Bible, and Jesus Christ; that it is His will for all people to come to a knowledge of the truth; and that an integrated study of the liberal arts and the Bible, with a proper emphasis on the spiritual, mental, social, and physical aspects of life, will lead to the balanced development of the whole person.
The opportunity for such study should be available to all students who meet admission standards, regardless of their sex, race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, or age.
Although students are neither required to subscribe to any statement of belief nor placed under any duress with regard to their religious position, the College leadership desires that its graduates will ultimately find their lives transformed by the living Christ, being filled with the Holy Spirit, and consistently practicing a thoroughly Christian lifestyle which grows from a well-developed biblical worldview. These graduates should be well-integrated persons and mature citizens who accept their responsibility to glorify God and serve others.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
— Ephesians 2:10
An identity as a Christian liberal arts college which is evangelical, nondenominational, and regionally accredited.
A firm biblical emphasis both in curriculum and principles for everyday life, based upon unequivocal acceptance of the inerrancy and authority of the Scriptures.
A close bond of fellowship and a sense of community under the Lordship of Jesus Christ that fosters positive relationship among faculty and students of diverse backgrounds.
A competent faculty committed to a quality academic program.
A balanced position regarding theological beliefs, daily life and conduct, and educational philosophy and practice.
A commitment to a progressive approach in addressing the technological nature of our changing society.
A setting of natural beauty where lake and mountains meet, ideal for serious study and growth.