Taylor is best known for its distinctive campus culture and excellence in developing servant-leaders. It’s one of the hallmarks of the Taylor value proposition that draws students and supporters year after year. Every constituent we surveyed called this out as a key differentiator and institutional strength. Through measurable indicators in student learning, student engagement, and student development, we know that Taylor students are better prepared to serve and lead at the end of their four years on campus than their peers at other institutions. And yet servant-leadership, as informed by our Christian theology, has never been more needed—in the church, across the country, and around the world. For all these reasons, Taylor aspires to move from excellence to eminence in developing servant-leaders, equipping our students to meet the next generation of challenges and opportunities. We believe strongly in the importance of discipling them in the countercultural ways that Jesus called his followers to bless and serve those around them. Through this, our graduates will invariably be given numerous leadership opportunities. While some places may boast primarily about their graduates’ achievements and accomplishments, we will prize the ways Taylor students and alumni bless and serve their communities with a Christ-centered approach. We also aspire to be the leading Christian college for intercultural opportunities—by sending more of our students to study, serve, and work abroad and to bring more global and diverse students and leaders to study, work, and speak at Taylor on a regular basis.
We also endeavor to extend Taylor’s impact on the global church by launching a supporting organization that develops Christ-centered servant-leaders through conferences, symposia, peer networks, continuing education, and other intellectual resources that reach people beyond the traditional student body that form the core of Taylor’s raison d’etre. In so doing, we hope that even more people are prepared to minister Christ’s redemptive grace and truth to a world in need. The following outlines our strategic objectives.