At Southeastern University, we work to provide our students with a quality, faith-based education that immerses them in a student-focused learning community.

Whether our students are enrolled in courses on campus or online, they can discover and develop a Spirit-empowered life that is driven by learning and leadership. Ever since our founding, our mission has been to train servant leaders.

Founded in 1935 by Alabama District Superintendent J.C. Thames and other Southeastern District leaders, SEU was originally a Bible training school called the Alabama Shield of Faith Institute. The school opened its doors on November 4 of that year in a former high school building in New Brockton, Alabama. Since then, SEU has grown substantially. The school has changed locations and names, expanded programs and buildings and graduated dedicated, talented servant leaders who have engaged the culture and made an influence for Jesus Christ.

Mission Statement

Equipping students to discover and develop their divine design to serve Christ and the world through Spirit-empowered life, learning and leadership.

Vision Statement

Southeastern University is anchored by Spirit-empowered education in a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community. Southeastern’s global impact is marked by a deep commitment to transforming minds and engaging culture through the integration of faith, learning and service. Each student’s divine design is nurtured and unleashed through the investment of faculty and staff, relationships within in the community, diverse learning experiences and the discipline of spiritual formation, which propels students into a lifetime of serving the world in the Spirit of Christ.

In addition to our mission and vision statement, we hold fundamental truths about the Christian faith that include:

  • The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind
  • There is only one true God who is revealed in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity)
  • Jesus Christ, as God’s son, was both fully human and divine

We are proud of our affiliation with the Assemblies of God and our Pentecostal tradition. We are also proud to be a welcoming community for students from all Christian backgrounds and denominations. Everyone shares a strong commitment to knowing Christ and making Him known, and we celebrate our theological similarities while appreciating our differences.

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