About KCU

Our Affiliation

Our Affiliation HeaderKentucky Christian University is a private university with a Board of Trustees from a fellowship of independent congregations known as Churches of Christ and Christian Churches. Because these independent congregations claim no creed or statement of faith except for the Scriptures, and because no denominational headquarters establishes a doctrinal position for the Kentucky Christian University, the Board of Trustees has resolved that the Kentucky Christian University will abide by only a belief and a general statement based on those teachings of Scripture which are clearly taught and universally embraced by these independent congregations.

Our Beliefs

  • GOD – That God is not only the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent Creator of the universe, but also the loving Father, Provider of all life, and righteous Judge.
  • THE BIBLE – The Bible is God’s divinely inspired revelation to man. These Holy Scriptures are not to be added to, nor subtracted from, by anyone.
  • JESUS – Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, who came to earth in the fullness of time, as Savior and as Messiah. This same Jesus is recognized as the only begotten Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, crucified on the cross after a sinless life on earth, raised bodily as Lord from the tomb, ascended into heaven as King of Kings, and is coming again to reclaim those who are His own.
  • THE CHURCH – The Church is the divine institution by which God has provided for the preaching of the Gospel and the salvation of the world. This Church, the Body of Christ, has divinely given ordinances, which are Christian baptism, the immersion of the penitent believer for the remission of sins, and the gift of the Holy Spirit; and the Lord’s Supper, observed weekly in the remembrance of Him.
  • UNITY – The unity of all followers of Christ can be realized on the basis of a return to the primitive pattern for Church doctrine in practice, in polity, and in life as seen in the New Testament. The founders of the Kentucky Christian University, as well as the current Board of Trustees and administrative leadership, were and are keenly aware of the many issues, which have divided and continue to divide Christian Churches. As a Kentucky Christian University, we believe it is ill advised to contribute to division and disunity by aligning ourselves, on the basis of opinion, with any party or sect. Rather, in the spirit of the first century Church and many early Christian reformers, we choose to be non-sectarian. It is required that full-time faculty members adhere to these teachings and principles and seek to inculcate them into the lives of their students. Furthermore, each student is expected to attain the goals of Christian character and conduct which are implied in these teachings. To this end, Kentucky Christian University requires that every candidate for the Baccalaureate degree complete a core of biblical studies classes.

Well Equipped

“I look back at my four years at Kentucky Christian University often and fondly. The classes were relevant, the professors were genuine, and the campus was focused on the schools mission: Christ, Character, Career. I was well equipped to minister to and lead worship in the hundreds of congregations we visit each year as the band “64 to Grayson”. If I went back and was faced with the choice to go to KCU again, I would do it in a heartbeat.”

Zack Shelton, Class of 2013

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