The rush is on for Oakwood University friends and constituents to find a wealth of valuable documents, materials, and pictures. This research site puts the pick-axe in your hands to dig beneath the surface for nuggets of historical, cultural, and enrichment value!OU GoldMine is comprised of 4 main Documents On Command (DOC) sites. This website is published as a complimentary service of Oakwood University, Special Projects Initiative (SPI). While SPI coordinators select OU GoldMine material, naturally the views and positions presented in the documents and materials are those of the writers and researchers.
AffiliationOakwood University is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a world-wide Christian community that operates 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 Sabbath celebration facilitates spending quality time in worship, nurtures relationships with family and friends, and offers generous service to our community.
PhilosophyAs a Christian school, we promote strong moral principles and encourage students to develop a close relationship with God. We celebrate the diversity of cultures represented at Oakwood and respect the differences between people groups. We believe in and teach a comprehensive approach to life that balances mind, body, and spirit in such a way that students are fully prepared to serve the world while attending Oakwood and after they complete their studies.