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Sparking a Vibrant Future

Sparking a Vibrant Future

This strategic plan, developed from 2021-2022, reflects the collective goals of a community devoted to the work of developing servant-leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love, grace, and truth to a world in need. Every constituent group of Taylor University was invited to prayerful discernment, careful analysis, and hopeful expectation of what God has done, is doing, and will do through Taylor. We are encouraged by progress to date toward completion and funding of the plan. We invite you to learn more about the goals and priorities described in the plan and see the progress in funding these areas. We also invite you to review the Campus Master Plan, developed as part of year one of the strategic plan, which outlines the investments needed in our facilities to help the University thrive in the years ahead. Most importantly, we hope you join us in carrying out the work we believe God has called us to do.

Strategic Plan Executive Summary

It was with much thoughtful prayer, careful thinking, and creative dreaming that thousands of faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and friends spoke into the creation of Taylor’s strategic plan. View more information about the context, the need, and the process behind the plan.

Vision and Mission

The Need

The Process



Our campus will thrive as we widen the circle of learners we serve—from high school, to undergraduate, to graduate and professional students—and as we tell the Taylor story more effectively and in more places. Taylor’s experiential learning and compelling campus culture spark joy and enthusiasm among our students and alumni. As our campus thrives, we will be inspired to live, as John 10 describes, life to the full!


Our community will thrive as we develop and invest in our people and work to make Taylor and the surrounding community an even better place to live, work, and study. Taylor is a highly relational place where people selflessly support and encourage one another. As our community thrives, we will uplift one another and nurture the Christian ethos that makes our community so distinctive.


Our mission will thrive as we work hard to ensure the excellence of a Taylor education while making it more affordable, as well as seek to move from excellence to eminence in developing servant-leaders to minister to a world in need. We will remain unwavering in our Christ-centered mission; as it thrives, our graduates will be even better empowered to make a difference wherever God leads them.