What We Believe

Statement of Faith


We believe that the Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God, our final authority in matters of doctrine and practice.


We believe that God is one being—infinitely just, wise, good, loving, holy and existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the sovereign creator of the universe and by his providence sustains and rules all that he has made.


We believe that people were created in the image of God, but fell into sin through the disobedience of Adam and Eve. As a result of the fall, all people are born sinful and in need of salvation.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully divine and fully human and that he saves his people from their sin by his life, death and resurrection.


We believe that sinners are justified by grace through faith on the basis of the finished work of Christ (his death and resurrection) and persevere in this life by the power of God.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates sinners, indwells believers and enables them to live godly lives and to use the spiritual gifts he has given them.

The Church

We believe that God is calling people from the whole human race to believe in his son, Jesus Christ. They enjoy the protection of God and fellowship with each other in communities of faith until Jesus returns.

The Future

We believe that Christ is ruling now over the church and the world through his Word and Spirit. He will return to judge the living and the dead and to renew the whole creation.

Kuyper’s Doctrinal Statement

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine’!”


As a community of biblical higher education, Kuyper College forms lifelong learners for purposeful lives of work and service to God and neighbors.

Core Values

We believe that Christ is ruling now over the church and the world through his Word and Spirit. He will return to judge the living and the dead and to renew the whole creation.

  • Primacy of Scripture
    The Bible is the Word of God and must guide our teaching, philosophy, lifestyle and response to our ministry or vocational calling.
  • Biblical Worldview
    History is directed and controlled by God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—toward the accomplishment of God’s purposes for all creation. Education at Kuyper College is conducted within the framework of a biblical worldview from which students can assimilate, synthesize and respond to situations of life and learning.
  • Reformed Doctrine 
    We understand and apply our faith and worldview according to the teachings of the Bible as summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of Dort, the Belgic Confession and the Westminster Standards.
  • Academic Excellence
    We emphasize the importance of cultivating the mind by providing quality, Christian higher education
  • Holistic Development 
    We strive to form world-class citizens who are academically, spiritually, socially and morally discerning, just, and merciful leaders in church and society.
  • Caring Community
    We actively work toward a campus environment, denominationally and ethnically diverse in nature, where mentoring, mutual care, accountability and encouragement are characteristic of students, faculty and staff.

“I feel incredibly blessed to have studied under great professors! God has used this place to mold my heart, and I am so thankful.”

Elisabeth Carrel, Grand Rapids, MI

Majors & Programs

You will graduate with professional and biblical skills to think critically, communicate effectively as a Christ-centered leader.


You will graduate with both an academic and a work transcript detailing your work experience for future employers.


We invite you to explore Kuyper College to see if it could be where God wants to mold and shape you.

Plan A Visit

Our students, faculty, and staff are eager to meet you and help you discover how our community might also become yours.

Financial Aid

Tuition for first-year students will remain the same for four years and transfer students up to four years.


Kuyper College, community foundations, Federal and State Programs award thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants.

Residence Life

You will find comfortable and spacious suites at Schaal and Timmer Halls and Holts Apartments.

Spiritual Development

The Kuyper community will help you grow spiritually as you seek God’s direction for your life.