How do we make decisions that link faith with the many other factors involved? Linking what we want, what we know, and what we believe shows us the area where the answers overlap, showing what we can do. These four questions provide a “screen” through which decisions can be made that are built on the foundation of faith and meet the need.
What do we want?
For our students? For ourselves? For others?
What do we know?
About God and His will? About students’ spiritual and academic needs? About students’ interests and characteristics? About the needs of the people of Ohio Valley University and its community? About short-term and long-term goals needed? About resources available? About the teaching/learning process? About the academic disciplines?
What do we believe?
About God and Biblical principles? About the possibilities and opportunities for creating an environment that enables personal and spiritual growth? About evaluating results of our decisions and work?
What do we do?
To implement decisions that fit our goals, knowledge, and beliefs? To prepare for accomplishing future goals? To organize ourselves for excellence and achievement? To integrate faith in the academic disciplines ?