The mission of Olivet University International is to provide widely accessible, quality, Biblical education at a distance to students dedicated to a life of Christian service for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, educating them to be effective leaders of Christian churches and ministries.


Olivet University International (OUI) believes that access to Biblical higher education is a key ingredient in a world “full of the knowledge of the Lord.” It views Biblical higher education as a gift from God and a tool that can be used to transform the lives of individuals and this world for Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. OUI believes that Biblical education plays a fundamental role in advancing the Great Commission, strengthening the Church and Christian community and equipping people for effective ministry service.


Olivet University International ascribes to the educational philosophy known as ‘faith first,’ which is articulated in the following University-wide doctrine:

Human knowledge as a whole exists and can only rightly be understood within the context of biblical truth, necessitating an approach to education and academic learning that values and thoroughly integrates the habits of scriptural study, reflection, and application across all fields and disciplines.



Association for Biblical Higher Education

As a Christ-centered institution, Olivet is committed to emphasizing a biblically sound, integrated, faith-based education that promotes a zeal for spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development in students.