Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

William and Catherine Booth University College, a Christian university college rooted in The Salvation Army’s Wesleyan theological tradition, brings together Christian faith, rigorous scholarship and a passion for service. The University College educates students to understand the complexities of our world, to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be active contributors to society, and to know how Christian faith compels them to bring hope, social justice and mercy into our world.

We intend to make our mission statement more than mere words; we want to make it reality. To accomplish this, Booth University College has identified six strategic initiatives -as detailed in its Vision 2020: The Road to Booth University strategic plan – which it will pursue in the coming years (click to expand):


Sir Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

Casting a vision for Booth University College requires that we look beyond what is right in front us to imagine what might be. We have to take time to climb above the whirlwind of day-to-day operations to think more broadly and more deeply about what God is doing at and through Booth University College. We must achieve clarity about where we are going. We have to have a goal in front of us.

To accomplish this we have stood on the shoulders of the giants who have gone before us, those who laid the foundations of Booth University College. We have stood on the shoulders of the faculty, staff, students, alumni and donors—past and present—who have given so much to Booth.

Now, having done this, we are able to see more clearly where God is leading us next. We envision Booth as a Christian university that is deeply grounded in The Salvation Army’s Wesleyan theological tradition. We imagine Booth as an institution in which scholarship, Christian faith and service are united. We dream of Booth as one of the means through which God brings us into a better world.

We are excited to share it with you and to chart the course that will take us there. We cannot make this vision a reality in our own strength. Already we are experiencing God’s blessing upon our endeavours and we need your support to help us move forward.

For this reason, we invite you to read our Vision 2020 strategic plan carefully and to partner with us with your prayers and in practical ways as we seek to bring the future of Booth to reality.