Vision/Mission/Doctrine

Our Mission Statement:
Tidewater Bible College exists to provide affordable theological education that dynamically integrates the classroom experience with Christian spirituality.

Our Vision Statement:
Tidewater Bible College aims to facilitate the growth and transformation of the Church through the power of the Holy Spirit by endowing students with the unique opportunity to encounter Christ through the classroom, research, community, worship, and ministry.

Our Doctrinal Statements:

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, complete in its revelation and final in its content. It is the all-sufficient rule for faith and practice in the life of the Christian believer.

We believe God is One - revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, the God-Man, who was born of a virgin, lived sinlessly in the flesh on this earth, died on the cross for our salvation, rose from the dead, ascended bodily into Heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

We believe all have sinned and are completely and hopelessly lost if not for God's divine intervention. This intervention has as its climax the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who is God's unique and free provision for salvation. No one can be saved outside of this provision, which is received by grace through faith.

We believe that all believers make up the Church, which is the Body of Christ and that the ministry of Christ continues through His people by the person, presence, and power of the Holy Spirit. This power assists His people in both word and deed, and has as its ultimate purpose the glorifying of the Name of Jesus and the drawing of others to that Name.

We believe the supreme purpose of each believer must be to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. This is brought about through knowing God and making Him known. These both are very real, personal, and intimate processes that feed upon each other and serve the world around us in witness.