2013-14 Undergraduate Academic Catalog | Introduction Our Foundational Assumptions The mission of Roberts Wesleyan College is anchored in shared assumptions about: Scholarship The world reflects the mind and purpose of the Creator. God desires people to reflect upon the world thoughtfully. Faith precedes and conditions all understanding. Knowing the truth requires people to act upon that truth. Spiritual Formation The study of Scripture – the authoritative guide for faith and life – is the foundation for an informed Christian worldview. We affirm the richness of diverse traditions within historic Christianity. We honor the Creator through nurturing the life of the mind. Each member of the community is shaped and strengthened in faith through shared experiences. Service Christian service derives from the Biblical mandate to love God and to love one’s neighbor as oneself. Christian commitment to servant-leadership should contribute to constructive and restorative acts. Christian service responds to the diverse needs of individuals and communities. Christians learn and grow from serving others.