Regent's Center for Christian Thought & Action (CCTA) seeks to foster an atmosphere and culture that promotes the training of kingdom leaders who are like the sons of Issachar, "...men who understood the times (thought), with knowledge of what Israel should do (action) ..." 1 Chronicles 12:32.
CCTA exists to preserve the founding principles and advance the vision of Regent University by fostering a culture marked by a deep personal love for Jesus Christ that promotes spiritual vitality among our faculty and staff and strengthens the holistic integration of faith and learning in our teaching, scholarship and service.
CCTA seeks to foster an atmosphere and culture at Regent University that promotes the training of kingdom leaders who are people of both thought and action. The Biblical foundations for Christian thinking and acting are abundant, but the following serve as a cornerstone for our mission:
- The first Great Commandment is to love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:34-40).
- Personal transformation begins with the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1-2) and taking every thought captive (II Corinthians 10:5), which leads to transforming culture and the world.
- Effective leaders use their renewed minds and spirits to discern the seasons and times we live in (I Chronicles 12:32).
- Christian thinking extends from a belief that our minds matter (Colossians 3:1-2).
- Leadership involves skillful action established on the bedrock of godly character (Psalms 78:72).
- Adding Christian practice and diligent obedience to mere hearing is admonished in Scripture (James 1:22).
- Genuine faith includes action (James 2:14).
- Living holy lives involves consistent and proactive obedience (I Peter 1:13-16).
As Christian leaders who desire to change the world, both thought and action are crucial for us. We must be knowledgeable of God's Word, willing to seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit and motivated to demonstrate our faith through actions that will tangibly spread His love around the world.