Graduating seniors

Mission Statement

Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide.

Our Mission: Timeless—and Timely
As a Christian institution, we retain a commitment to integrating faith and learning, a heritage once embraced by many institutions, such as our neighbor in Boston, Harvard University—the first institution of higher learning in the United States. Gordon also remains committed to the power of a liberal arts education to hone qualities most sought by employers—the ability to think holistically, reason analytically, communicate persuasively and—even more importantly—to act morally.

Our primary responsibility is to prepare students for the long haul, to make them spiritually, intellectually, relationally and professionally ready for a lifetime of growth—from the first job out of college and beyond, into fields not yet existing. In a time when individuals are likely to switch occupations (not just employers) over the course of a career, a strong liberal arts education offers flexibility and agility.

Our mission is the foundation of all we do as we inspire the next generation toward faithful leadership for the common good.


At Gordon, we recognize God as the source of transformation, made most evident in the atoning work of Christ, and continuing in the way Christian discipleship transforms the minds, habits, and hearts of each new generation. At the same time, the Christian tradition—which has been sidelined on many college campuses—affirms the transformative power of knowledge and learning.”

D. Michael Lindsay
President of Gordon College
Professor of Sociology