What is the motivation behind student life at Boyce?

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January 15, 2020

By Jeff Hunter, Dean of Students

Boyce Student Life seeks to cultivate an authentic biblical community (Romans 12:9-21) that fosters mutual sanctification (Proverbs 27:17) in order to prepare students to be healthy and effective members of the local church (Ephesians 4:15-16), and through the church to reach the world (1 Peter 2:9-12). As we carry out this mission, Boyce Student Life follows four core values:

  • The Heart—We believe that God cares most about our desires and motivations, and that the heart fuels behavior. Therefore, rather than focusing on mere external actions, we seek to cultivate the inner man, including both our heart affections for Christ and our sincere love for one another.
  • Relationships—We believe that holy and loving relationships are both an evidence of spiritual maturity and an instrument of spiritual growth. Therefore, we seek to cultivate relationships characterized by the “one anothers.”
  • Restoration—We believe that God responds to our sin with fatherly discipline and loving restoration rather than mere authoritarian punishment. Therefore, we seek to cultivate an atmosphere of openness, confession, repentance, and restoration.
  • The Church—We believe that the church is the family of God, the body of Christ on earth, and the headquarters for God’s mission in the world. Therefore, we seek to cultivate a community that values the local church, serves the local church, and prepares for life and ministry in the local church.