Introduction to Georgia Christian University

The university’s educational program consists of six major colleges: Theology, Christian Education, Mission Studies/World Christianity, Music, Business Management, and ESOL.

School of Theology (ST)

The School of Theology (ST), educates qualified students for the ordained ministry and for other forms of ministry, to assist their personal as well as professional growth and development through multiple theological studies. The Divinity School (DS) is, as a professional school of theology, seeking in particular to serve the Korean/Korean-American Churches and the world community. Its guiding principle is to affirm the sovereignty of God, the gospel of Jesus Christ as God’s saving Word, and the renewing power of the Spirit. The faculty of DS is diverse, simultaneously maintaining integrity of individual faith and creating a spiritual environment where the faculty and students can grow together in their own faith. DS is committed to its academic excellence and spiritual formation and encourages critical/theological reflection while integrating cross-cultural and ecumenical learning.

School of Christian Education (SCE)

The purpose of the School of Christian Education is to prepare students for leadership in the traditional church school (elderly, adult, young adult, and youth). SCE stresses multi-ethnic education. This is done on the theoretical and practical levels by implementing educational policies and programs that promote the integration of structurally excluded ethnic groups. Thus, SCE’s curriculum reflects the cultures, ethos, and experiences of diverse groups. The program is designed to enable students to strive for excellence through development of their own philosophy of an educational ministry based on their studies and their reflections on multiethnic/multicultural issues.

School of Mission Studies and World Christianity (SMSWC)

SMSWC, while examining the traditional missionary methods, re-focuses on the enculturation and the contextualization of the Gospel. SMSWC attempts to emphasize a comparative approach of missionary methods and the process of contextualization and enculturation. Examined are theological and missionary work in other parts of the globe, and the various environmental, inter-cultural and inter-faith factors (i.e., the exploding metropolis as part of their mission studies and sociological perspectives of the new phenomena of the urban mission).

School of Music (SM)

The purposes of SM are: (1) to train those who are interested in either gaining proficiency in music as a professional/non-professional musician, and (2) to provide those who are interested in church music, both theological and liturgical. SM provides students with practical performance skills as well as training in listening, conducting, teaching, and music composition.

School of Business Management (SBM)

The Business Management courses offered at Georgia Christian University are designed for prospective students in need of gaining a mix of theoretical and practical management knowledge and skills that will enable them to work as professional managers after they complete the given courses during their academic years at GCU.

School of ESOL (ESOL)

The English to Speakers of Other Languages program at Georgia Christian University provides students with the language skills they need to accomplish their goals. These goals include:

  • Studying for a degree in an English-speaking university
  • Improving job skills or job prospects
  • Making life easier in the English speaking world

Consequently, we offer courses in both academic and non-academic English and cover reading, writing, listening, and speaking.