About Us

Mission Statement
The mission of the United Methodist Student Center at Radford University is to promote and support spiritual development, theological reflection, religious tolerance and social awareness among students, faculty and staff within the university community. At its heart, Campus Ministry is a prophetic and pastoral presence which seeks to enhance the spiritual and ethical educational experience of the whole person, mind, body and soul. This is to be done through outreach, counseling, programming and access to a physical location.
The Center holds the church before students to remind them of the presence and availability of a caring community and a loving God. The Center also seeks out and responds to the needs of individuals by ministering to them wherever they are (both physically and spiritually) and in whatever ways meet their needs. United Methodist Student Center's ministry seeks to show the love of Christ in action and by so doing to plant the seeds of love in individual lives, praying that the seeds fall on fertile soil.

Vision Statement
The vision for the Wesley Foundation at Radford is that we would be an authentic fellowship of young Christian adults who are growing in the knowledge of God's life-altering love and grace. These young adults will do nothing less than share God's love and grace through ministry and programs with Radford University and the greater community.


What is Methodism?

The United Methodist churches in your area are part of a world-wide church that holds to the basic teachings of Christianity, and we consider ourselves part of the whole church of Jesus Christ made up of many denominations.
Our more than 41,000 congregations around the world welcome everyone who seeks to respond to God's love, to grow in spiritual strength, and to participate in congregations providing support and opportunities for service. All persons are welcome to attend services and receive Holy Communion.
We are followers of Jesus Christ and give special emphasis to certain Christian truths:
• Everyone can know God's love through Christ and be changed. This is God's "amazing grace."
• This Grace fills us with an assurance that we are God's beloved children, and gives us courage to live our lives with strength, integrity, love and compassion.
• God wants us, both as individuals and as communities to be better than we are. So we are active in applying God's truth to our own lives, and to the larger communities of which we are a part.
• While we are bound together by these truths, we celebrate a wide diversity of opinions about many matters. John Wesley, found of the Methodist movement, said that Methodists are not defined by their opinions but by how much they love God and "shed God's love abroad in the world."
United Methodism is an "amazing connection" of persons called by God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and walking in the footsteps of the risen Christ. We invite you to journey with us.