Warner Pacific is an urban Christian liberal arts college. Placed by God in the heart of the city, our daily reality and institutional identity are inextricably linked to our urban location in Portland. The city is who we are, where we experience God’s grace and presence, and Warner Pacific serves as a force for change, a community that demonstrates inclusion and diversity while addressing issues of regional injustice and educational challenges.
We prepare teachers, business executives, social workers, pastors, accountants and effective community members to go forth and lead. But—more importantly—at the center of it all is a unique liberal arts core that weaves faith, ethics and civic responsibility into the fabric of our education. Students are challenged to prepare for the complex issues facing our world today, while developing skills in logic and critical thinking with the intent of preparing them to face a rapidly evolving global marketplace.
To serve the city is to live out our calling with excellence. We will prepare graduates who think well, believe deeply and serve diligently. We will not seek answers to big questions as an academic exercise, but rather take into account how the answers immediately impact our city.