SAU’s Christian Educational Philosophy

Serving God With Purpose

At Spring Arbor University (SAU), we have taken a unique approach to learning—we understand the power that lies in transformative growth and how that journey can help others find clarity and purpose. We are invested in the totality of an educated person, considering more than knowledge or skill acquisition but also personal and spiritual fulfillment. 

Since 1873, SAU has integrated faith into education. We help our students develop a lifelong commitment to the application of liberal arts with Jesus Christ as the perspective for learning and participation in today’s contemporary world. It is our belief that you can fulfill your purpose by helping society in a way that is needed while serving God. 

As a student, you’ll be a part of a caring community that is dedicated to your wellbeing as a person. You’ll also embark on an educational journey that is rooted in a foundation of faith. 

Personal, Professional and Spiritual Fulfillment

SAU offers a wide range of enriching, online programs for students with varying interests and educational backgrounds. 

We offer care, compassion and servant leadership for those seeking comprehensive growth. From the multiple ranks of nursing to business, social work, human services, education and communication—you’ll find your path and unparalleled support as a SAU online student. 

Serving God in Nursing

Many aspire to a life of service and are called by God to the compassionate work that SAU graduates do. SAU nurses often feel strongly called to take their faith and their practice to the next level. 

As a student in SAU’s online nursing programs, you’ll learn how to help meet the spiritual needs of a patient, tend to our aging society and prepare to make a difference in your community.

Learn more about SAU’s online nursing programs for ADN/ASN, BSN, and MSN degree holders.

Read our blog for information on Christianity in nursing.

Serving God in Your Career

If your path lies in business, social work, human services, education or communication, SAU will help you advance while honoring your needs for spiritual fulfillment. Our graduates are always a part of our caring community and act as agents of change as they shape a better tomorrow.

Learn more about SAU’s flexible online programs.

Be Inspired—Change Your Life

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)

We understand continuing your education is a big decision. That’s why we encourage you to watch a few videos from real students about how SAU’s unique approach to faith-based learning has made a difference in their lives. 

Watch a brief video from Kody Holt, MSN-NP Student:

Hear from Tonya Devoz, MSN-NP Student: 

Watch a video from Chrissy Siders, MBA 2010 Graduate: