Our focus must be on how LPC influences the world, makes a difference for others, and links our community to global learning outside our four walls.
By: Jim J. Adams, Ed.D., LPC President
Among the many pleasures I get to experience as president, perhaps the most important is the influence our college community has outside the “four walls” of our campus. After all, what good is biblical higher education if students do not make a difference in the world using what they have learned?
"What good is biblical higher education if students do not make a difference in the world using what they have learned?"
Traditional on-campus programs are flourishing at Life Pacific and new degrees are in development to meet the growing interest of additional students as we advance toward becoming a biblical university. This means our campus population will grow with what we anticipate to be record numbers of students joining us in San Dimas.
As we challenge our students to make their mark in the world and serve Jesus in their God-given calling, we must also respond to a practical need for increased capacity on our campus. At LPC, we work diligently to maximize every square inch of space, carefully following local ordinances for safety and occupancy. We know, however, that we will not be able to contain the full measure of students that God wants to bring to us.
We must not only think outside the box for solutions. We must think outside the four walls of our campus.
Non-traditional programs are thriving at LPC with additional programs in the pipeline that will serve the needs of students who study where they live instead of moving to Southern California to attend college.
Degree completion programs encourage adult learners to return to college and achieve their educational goals. Additionally, expanding graduate programs are equipping pastors, leaders, nurses, business people, and other professionals who desire lifelong learning in a non-traditional environment of biblical higher education.
"At Life Pacific (University), our focus will always be on the ways our students, faculty, and staff influence the world, make a difference for others, and link our community to global learning opportunities on our campus and in the world around us."
Global learning opportunities abound as well, placing traditional students in unique off-campus learning environments ranging from a few weeks to multiple semesters. Internationalization continues to be an important value for us as our students spread their influence around the globe and as they think deeply and critically about their place in God’s world.
Our expanding Warrior athletics programs bring an exciting dynamic to our campus but also allow our student athletes to influence people outside our walls for the Kingdom of God. College athletes often travel to places in the world for competition where traditional missionaries would never be permitted, and we believe God will use our student athletes to live out LPC values and share their faith, when opportunities become available.
All of our students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to give of themselves in their local communities, serving others in the Name of Christ. While our sole motivation is Christian service, one cannot ignore the obvious result of goodwill that is built as our LPC community reaches out with the love of God.
At Life Pacific (University), our focus will always be on the ways our students, faculty, and staff influence the world, make a difference for others, and link our community to global learning opportunities on our campus and in the world around us.