Southern Wesleyan strives to expand our students’ horizons outward to understand the history and value of other peoples and cultures, preparing them for involvement in a complex and changing global community. We seek to offer opportunities that will challenge students to gain an increased cultural awareness and effectively serve Christ and His Kingdom in a global society.
How do we want to engage the world?
Engage with others to fight against injustice, poverty, and darkness
And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8
"You are the light of the world...let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." - Matthew 5:14,16
Engage with new friends and new cultures in new places
While Jesus was in Samaria he sat down by a well. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus spoke with her. Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony. (John 4:1-42)
Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the Ethiopian reading (from scripture). "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked. "No, I need someone to help me." So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. - Acts 8:30-31
Engage with Christ and Christ’s mission to the nations
Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." - John 20:21
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." - Matthew 28:19-20
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” - Revelation 7:9-10