We promote dialogue, support research, and create resources in the areas of leadership and organisation for religious institutions and faith communities, with an emphasis on enabling participation and building community through transformative change.
Our ultimate aim is to help to combine faith and practice, and to participate in the mission of God in the world.
The work of the Foundation focuses on four overlapping themes:
Learning for ministry, participation and collaboration
Exploring the processes of equipping people, lay and ordained, to enable flourishing, inclusive communities.
Work, life and identity in ministry
Exploring ways in which those called to roles in faith organisations shape their contributions and how this work impacts on identity and well-being.
Diversity and community
Exploring issues around difference, identity, inclusion and participation in churches and faith communities.
Governance, management and organisation in churches
Exploring structures, systems, decision-making and transformative change processes within churches and faith communities.
We encourage conversation and dialogue.
We value interdisciplinary study.
We promote action research.
We understand organisations as complex systems.
We believe in the need for a systemic approach to change.
Our agenda is transformation.
The Susanna Wesley Foundation is proud to support #DefaultVeg. At our meetings and events catering is vegetarian by default and anyone who wants meat can let us know. Limiting consumption of animal products has a wide range of benefits for the planet, for humans, and for animals. For further information, please see DefaultVeg and CreatureKind.