The Center's Mission is to cultivate thinking and practices steeped in the depth of Christian tradition and attentive to the latest developments in the arts and sciences, thus enriching the Church for generations to come.

The Center intends to sponsor individual scholars, conferences, projects and symposia capable of producing Wesleyan perspectives bearing on faith, thought and practice for the 21st century.  Issues thought to be crucial for Christian higher education, the Church and society include questions of doctrinal integrity and relevance, institutional structures and viability, ethical complexities and applications, political philosophies and engagement, personal identity, and community.  In addition, a need exists for ethical or transformational studies of war and peace, of urban decay and violence, of  advancing science and technology, of social pluralism and community.