The Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity equips leaders to minister effectively within multi-ethnic, cross-cultural, and mono-ethnic contexts by fostering an appreciation for the histories and cultures of people groups that are outside of the dominant culture. The Center promotes theological education and reflection on these topics and how they inform and impact local and global ministry in the 21st century.

The CSBE will seek to accomplish its mission by offering special classes throughout the academic year and by organizing certain co-curricular events (like conferences, formal discussion groups, etc.) that will complement those classes. It is also expected that informal discussions between professors and students and between the students themselves will be fostered by the CSBE and will play an important role in the culture it creates on campus.