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Mission Statement

It is the purpose of Lumbee River Christian College (LRCC) to equip Christians, through collegiate education in a Pentecostal environment to be effective in ministry to God, the Church, and the world.  

Location and Campus Housing

Lumbee River Christian College offers a unique setting for study: the College is located in the traditional homeland of the Lumbee Indian tribe, in Shannon, North Carolina, 25 miles south of Fayetteville. It is situated between the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast. Students have the opportunity for multicultural experiences in the classroom as well as in the local churches.


Housing for single students, ages 18-25, is available in the guys and girls dormitories on campus.


Programs of Study

Lumbee River Christian College offers the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Religious Education

  • Associate of Religious Education


The student will choose one of the three dual majors available:

  • Bible and Christian Education

  • Bible and Pastoral Ministry

  • Bible and Missions Ministry


Upon graduation from Lumbee River Christian College the student will:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of and deep appreciation for the Bible as the infallible and inspired Word of God, affirming the Bible as the only infallible guide for Christian faith and practice, possessing habits of devotional Bible reading and private prayer, and be able to share God’s Word to both the saved and unsaved.

  2. Embrace a Christian worldview predicated on a working knowledge of contrasting philosophical and religious views and become a mature, informed, and effective Christian leader in a complex and diverse society, which will provide for an effective ministry.

  3. Identify and understand personal spiritual gifts and use his or her gifts effectively in the ministry, developing ministry skills and determining personal ministry strengths and gifts, and giving evidence of skills for effective spiritual leadership.

  4. Exhibit a commitment to Holy living under-girded by an understanding of Pentecostal theology, producing one who is a committed Christian; growing in Godly character, personal discipline, and spiritual discernment, obedient to the Word of God, and driven by a passionate heart to serve God in life and ministry.

  5. Possess career goals in accord with one’s life calling with special attention given to credentialed and lay ministers, demonstrating a commitment to ministering to the spiritual, physical, and social needs of others, in a way that leads to the betterment of humanity.

  6. Exhibit skills and knowledge necessary for lifelong learning in all fields of thought, both secular and religious, having a foundation in general education, Bible, and theology in order to serve in a diverse religious and ethnic culture.


Philosophy of Education

Lumbee River Christian College holds the concept of education as cultivating growth spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically. Every effort and objective focuses on the Christian philosophy of learning. We believe that all wisdom and knowledge comes from God and that His Spirit is ever-present to reveal this wisdom and knowledge to man.  The Word of God is the final authority in all courses and programs at LRCC.

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