Lifestyle Expectations

Lifestyle Expectations

Jesus answered, “The most important command is this: ‘Listen, people of Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second command is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There are no commands more important than these” (Mark 12: 29-31). 

We stand for Truth.

At the core of Warner University is the belief that the Bible has the final say in all matters of faith and practice. We must allow God’s Word to shape us so that as a faculty, staff, administration and student body we are prepared to lead this institution in a way that helps all of us, honors God and makes His name known.

Though today’s culture is moving away from God, WU is staying the course. We’re keeping the Bible as our reference point and continuing to remain under its authority, as it is “a lamp to our feet and a light to our path” (Psalm 119:105).

We follow biblical principles.

Because we are made in God’s image, it is our privilege to allow His glory to shine through us. We want to enhance His image in us, not mar it. We hide behind His image, so people will not see us, they will see Christ (2 Corinthians 4:7).

  • We respect our bodies as temples and refrain from any negative activities or habits that will cause concern or problems for others or harm to ourselves.
  • We are modest in dress and deportment, not drawing attention to ourselves with extreme styles or indiscreet fashion.
  • We maintain control of our desires, avoiding pornography and abstaining from pre-marital sex; we agree with what the Bible teaches about homosexuality.
  • We maintain control of our speech, keeping our language appropriate, avoiding swearing, and refraining from taking God’s name in vain.

We show respect to others.

Respect toward one another is demonstrated in all areas of our speech and conduct, on our campus and beyond, including the online environment.

We keep our words positive, encouraging and to the use of edifying.  We refrain from slander, lying, gossip, bullying and the use of vulgar or offensive language (Ephesians 4:29).

We respect each person’s personal belongings, their privacy (within the context of accountability) and their personal preferences. We ask permission before touching another person’s property. 

As a member of this community, we respect Warner’s stand on modern-day issues and strive for unity rather than promoting personal opinions or beliefs not explicitly revealed in Scripture (Ephesians 4:2-3).

We respect those in authority over us.

We demonstrate this by being teachable, responsive and courteous (Hebrews 13:17).

We respect those who live around us; those who work with us; those we know and those we don’t. Each of us is equal in God’s eyes; no one person is better than another (James 2:8-9).

With God’s help, knowing I will struggle and fail at times, I will strive to love the Lord with all my heart, soul, mind and strength while I am at WU. I will strive to love and respect the people God places in my life, and I will uphold this Biblical Lifestyle Agreement to the best of my ability.