The Ockenga Institute

A Supporting Ligament to Serve the Centers
of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

The Gordon-Conwell Institute

GCI’s vision is to serve the body of Christ as a supporting ligament (Ephesians 4:16) to:

   1) Safeguard parts of the body to effectively do their work   
   2) Connect members of the body to operate with efficiency and meaningful accountability
so the whole body of Christ can grow to full maturity, building itself up in love.

The purpose of GCI is two-fold: church renewal and evangelization of the world. With this two-fold purpose in mind, GCI will grow more centrifugal in its approach with its centers within GCTS and with valued partners outside GCTS community, both local and global. 

The core values of GCI are Generosity, Creativity, and Integrity. With our partners and beneficiaries, GCI seeks to be generous in its operations; GCI aims to be creative in its service, innovation and programs; and GCI strives to be integrous.

GCI works in partnership with like-minded organizations and collaborative initiatives because we believe that together we are stronger and better equipped to:

   1) serve as ligaments that safeguard, connect, and support one another 

   2) share resources and opportunities beyond ourselves.

The goal of partnership is to best serve God’s missionary people serving in different contexts around the world.