AffiliationOakwood University is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a world-wide Christian community that runs one of the world's largest Protestant school systems.
Adventist BeliefsAdventists hold most beliefs in common with other Protestants. The Trinity. The divinity of Jesus. Salvation through faith in Jesus. Adventists believe that true spirituality impacts every area of their lives. Physical health, a sound mind and strong relationships with God and other people are all seen as important. Each week Adventists celebrate a 24-hour Sabbath rest from work and school, from Friday sunset through Saturday sunset. The day is about taking a break from the daily grind, spending quality time in worship, and nurturing relationships with family and friends.
PhilosophyAs a Christian school, we encourage strong moral principles and a close relationship with God. We celebrate the diversity of faiths represented at Oakwood and respect the differences of persuasion that are present. We believe in a holistic approach to life that balances mind, body, and spirit in such a way that students are fully prepared to serve the world when they finish their studies.