Our purpose is seen in our motto: Memores acti prudentes potest, meaning: "Mindful of what has been done, aware of what is possible." We encourage our students through the departmental common experience, through electives in their disciplines, by engaging in applied learning, and by participating in a capstone experience to think incarnationally. As apprentice scholars, they are not to rush to judgment, but are to understand other cultures. They are also to be ready to engage in the type of social responsibility befitting a citizen of Christ's Kingdom. In this way, their time in our department is to be a transformational experience that prepares them for a life of service in an engaging profession.